The City of Surrey is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Salish Peoples, including the q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), and sǝmyámǝ (Semiahmoo) land-based nations.

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival is the City of Surrey’s premier holiday event. Every year, the City invites residents to watch Mayor and Council “flip the switch” to light the City’s 60ft Christmas Tree. Entering its 14th year in 2024, Surrey Tree Lighting Festival has provided a decade of holiday memories and traditions to attendees. 

Awarded the National Star Award for “Most Outstanding Event” in 2014, Surrey Tree Lighting Festival continues to impress attendees annually as it has grown to offer incredible light installations, a holiday market, a dance stage, DJs, food trucks and activities for all ages.

In addition to performances, Surrey Tree Lighting Festival also supports local businesses within its holiday market. Here, attendees can shop for Christmas gifts or items from local vendors.

If you would like to participate in the festival, or would like to share your thoughts or suggestions, please email specialevents@surrey.ca.