Performers

VOC Sweet Soul Gospel Choir

Delivering a high-energy, positive vibe, Checo Tohomaso & the dynamic VOC Sweet Soul Gospel Choir mix together the sounds of Soul, Gospel, R&B, Jazz, Hawaiian, Calypso, and Reggae to celebrate the Christmas season.

Our animated delivery results in an audience that can’t resist joining in by toe tapping, foot stomping, jumping, singing, dancing, and hand clapping!

Krystle Dos Santos is an award-winning singer/songwriter and performer. From singing on stage with Stevie Wonder and Michael Buble to musical theatre performances and original concerts on stages all around North America. With her original theatre productions BLAK, Hey Viola!, and a Motown School show for kids, Dos Santos brings her eclectic style, powerful vocal prowess, and magnetic charm to every performance she delivers.

Mike Henry was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. He has made a name for himself in Vancouver as a dynamic and soulful singer. The influences of Sam Cook, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, and many others live in the heart and voice of Mike Henry

Pat Chessell & Friends Celtic Christmas

In a country that loves its Celtic music, it’s no surprise that Vancouver’s Pat Chessell has become known as one of the most exciting roots artists in Western Canada. Pat’s rootsy vocal style, charismatic stage presence, and expert musicianship (guitar) are making for an ever-growing audience of enthusiastic fans. While his most original music falls solidly under the broad umbrella of ‘Celtic’, Pat’s range is prodigious and eclectic. It’s been variously described as straight-ahead “folk”, “upbeat Celtic influenced Canadian folk/pop”, and “moving mid-and-up-tempo contemporary Celtic”, among other labels. 

Matt Cook-Contois and Erik Severinson are two leading members of The Sheets, a professional cover band with a residency at the legendary Blarney Stone in Gastown. As a duo, Matt and Erik entertain their audiences with high energy foot stomping music which includes fan favorites and blazing fiddle solos.

Cookin' With Brass is a high-octane band that supercharges Top 40 Pop and holiday songs with their universal party groove. This Funky Brass Band turns any event into a family-friendly New Orleans street party.

Cookin' With Brass features diverse, talented musicians that proudly include female and BIPOC horn players. Their mission is to spread joy and a sense of community through Funky brassy music. The signature finale of every concert breaks the barrier between musicians and audience with a boisterous interactive 2nd line parade through the crowd. Every performance of Cookin' With Brass is a shared experience of all people harmoniously celebrating together.

Francis Baptiste is an Indigenous songwriter and music journalist from the Osoyoos Indian Band. His debut LP, Snəqsilxʷ (Family), features songs sung in Nsyilxcən [nah-silk-sen], the endangered language of the Syilx [see-ilks] people. Approximately 50 elders can fluently speak Nsyilxcən. For Baptiste, his journey in learning the language and teaching it to his son begins with this album. Family (Snəqsilxʷ) is his effort to preserve and connect with this vital part of his heritage. Baptiste is also a music journalist who writes for Exclaim, Permanent Rain Press, and Vancouver Weekly. Currently, he lives in Vancouver, BC.

Tabletutors is a local DJ community that provides opportunities for up-and-coming DJs through community placement DJ positions to gain experience and give back to other local communities!

DJ Hollaholly has been with Tabletutors for the last 3 years and is one of Vancouver's fastest up-and-coming DJs playing in some of the biggest and most diverse clubs, communities & festivals.

Salish Secondary Dance

Dance Program students from Ecole Salish Secondary in Surrey, B.C.

Harmoneve is a trio of sweet sounds and vocal powerhouses. Following in the footsteps of musical supergroups like The Supremes, En Vogue and Destiny's Child, this soulful Pop and R&B ensemble will captivate you with their pitch perfect harmonies and cutting edge style!

Royal City Youth Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

The Royal City Youth Ballet Company is a unique society of young people gathered together to do what they love to do – classical ballet.

These youngsters attend weekly company classes at their individual dance schools and meet every weekend to attend company classes and rehearse full-length ballets such. They will be performing The Nutcracker at Surrey Tree Lighting Festival.

North Surrey Breakers

North Surrey Breakers are one of the few break dance teams in the Surrey School District! We have a passion for break dancing and are taught by coaches that are senior students. Not only that, alumni students come back to help keep the dance community strong. We are proud to say break dancing has reached the Olympics and our dream is that one day our breakers will make it there. 

DJ Player Potion is a passionate turntablist who is very versatile in his craft. With over 15 years of experience in the music industry, he has performed all over Canada & even had his original music make it in the series finale of a hit TV show. 

FKA Rayne is an alternative singer and songwriter from Surrey BC. She’s been releasing music since 2019, with more recent songs taking inspiration from several metal and rock sub-genres. While not performing her original music, FKA Rayne does many acoustic cover gigs at local venues. Adding her own unique twists to both old and new popular songs, alongside toned-down versions of her own music.

Expect some upbeat Christmas tunes and fun vibes!

Higher Ground Dance Company

Higher Ground Dance Company is in its 5th year and season and is based out of Vancouver. Founded and created by Natasha Gorrie, Higher Ground’s program is unlike any other street dance company in the lower mainland. Focusing on personal growth to help you level up, build your own voice and identity, and build knowledge of history with a true understanding of the culture of street dances.

Training in fundamentals of various street dances but focusing on Hip Hop styles, Breaking, Popping & locking.

La Trompette de Noël performs seasonal favourites with a beautiful blend of brass harmonies to create a warm and festive atmosphere.

Swinging Dixieland treatments are also given to popular Christmas tunes to add a lot of fun to holiday festivities. This wonderful trio plays beautiful melodies of such seasonal favourites as The First Noël, Silent Night, and O Little Town of Bethlehem.

La Trompette de Noël has performed at numerous shopping malls and retail stores. Their festive music has heralded the arrival of Santa Claus and entertained holiday shoppers. 

The Wild Moccasin Dancers are a dynamic collective that display the beauty and vibrancy of pow-wow culture through dance as a whole for over 20 years. We engage the audience and encourage participation. As well as performances we also hold workshops. Our workshops are a wonderful opportunity for the audience to experience a more in-depth breakdown of the steps. From schools to festivals The Wild Moccasins have performed and taught at many events.

Bring your littles and learn to dance Powwow with The Wild Moccasin Dancers on the North Pole Stage.