For Kids

Bring your little ones to experience the magic of the holidays! Surrey Tree Lighting festival offers fun activities for all ages.

Bring your little ones to experience the magic of the holidays! Surrey Tree Lighting festival offers fun activities for all ages, with a dedicated Kid’s Zone inside The North Pole (located in Surrey City Hall Atrium). 

Kids Activities

  • Free photos with Santa presented by KPU
  • The North Pole Stage
  • Downtown Surrey BIA Kids Crafts
  • Toddler town
  • Letters to Santa sponsored by Qualico
  • Magical light and holiday displays
  • and more!
Toddler delighted by Christmas lights and decorations

Photos with Santa presented by KPU

Take that iconic photo with the man in red! Photos with Santa can be reserved on both days in order to provide a smoother experience and shorter wait times for attendees. Reservations for photos with Santa are now sold out.

There will be an extremely limited number of first come, first served opportunities within each hour timeslot for attendees who were unable to reserve in advance.

Details on the new reservation system:

  • Photos will be available every 40 minutes from 12–7:40pm on both days of the festival, with the exception of a 6–6:40pm timeslot on Saturday due to the tree lighting ceremony. Each 40 minute period will allow for 15-20 families to take photos with Santa. The reservation system is limited to 1 reservation/photo per family.
  • Customers must arrive and line up within the first 15 minutes of their reserved time slot. 
    • For example, if a customer books one ticket for the 3–3:40pm timeslot, they must arrive between 3:00 and 3:15pm to uphold the reservation. 
  • Photos are limited to one per customer/family. 
Jolly Santa Claus waving


Surrey Tree Lighting Festival is offering free rides for attendees. Come to Surrey Civic Plaza and take in the festival from the sky as you ride on the Ferris Wheel, and your littles take a spin on the Berry-Go-Round, Barrel of Monkeys and the Pirate Ship.

Family looks out from strawberry shaped Ferris wheel car

City Centre Library

The City Centre Library will operate with extended hours on Saturday, November 25 from 10am-8pm. Visit the Grand Staircase in the library to experience local live performances, and bring your kids for Storytime and LEGO® activities.

Performer in Library

More to experience


What’s better than free admission? The chance to win prizes! Check out the contest giveaways.

Group of teenaged girls pose together


Surrey Tree Lighting Festival offers something for everyone.

Young woman surrounded by Christmas lights takes photo with phone