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20,000 Celebrated the Season at Surrey’s 8th Annual Tree Lighting Festival

20,000 Celebrated the Season at Surrey’s 8th Annual Tree Lighting Festival

November 27, 2017

Surrey, BC – The much anticipated lighting of the City of Surrey’s 55-foot Christmas Tree drew crowds of over 20,000 to Surrey City Hall Plaza on Saturday. The lit tree will now festively adorn City Hall Plaza until the New Year.

“The Surrey Tree Lighting Festival is an event that brings the community together year after year in celebration of the holidays,” said Mayor Linda Hepner. “The expanded festival site, top tier talent, and crowds for the Tree Lighting made this year another truly enjoyable event for all in attendance. I would like to thank Coast Capital Savings for their continued support; without it, a festival of this calibre would not be possible.”

This year’s event was more fun than ever with an expanded Holiday Market featuring local artisans and crafters, an intimate performance from Juno award-winning headliner Ruth B. and a Holiday Fun Zone featuring a zip line, amusement rides and road hockey along University Drive. Attendees also took free photos with Santa, decorated cookies, had their faces painted and wrote letters to Santa at QMFM’s letter writing station.

Visit www.surrey.ca/treelighting for more information.

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For Festival Information:
Mary Rukavina
Manager, Special Events and Filming
City of Surrey
604-591-4598
MRukavina@surrey.ca

For Media Inquiries:
Oliver Lum
Communications Manager
Office of the Mayor
City of Surrey
604-591-4519
OWLum@surrey.ca