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Surrey Tree Lighting Festival Celebrates the Holiday Season at 9th Annual Event

mayor lighting the tree on stage

November 25, 2019

Surrey, B.C. –The City of Surrey hosted the ninth annual Surrey Tree Lighting Festival at Civic Plaza this past Saturday, attracting thousands of attendees to watch Mayor Doug McCallum, joined by Council, flip the switch to light the 60-foot Christmas Tree. c

“The Surrey Tree Lighting Festival has become an annual tradition that brings the community together to celebrate Christmas and the holiday season,” says Mayor Doug McCallum. “The City of Surrey is proud to have offered this free seasonal event so everyone can come and help kick off the festive time of year. I was so glad to see so many people out and so many smiling faces on Saturday evening. Thanks to your enthusiastic participation, our Christmas tree lighting ceremony was another memorable success.”

Presented by Coast Capital Savings, the annual event featured over 30 live performances, headlined by Award-winning Canadian pop singer, Begonia. New to the event were the interactive light features including a light tunnel walk, enchanted forest, North Pole Stage, and Candy Cane Dance Tent featuring pop up break dance performances from youth dancers. Additional highlights included amusement rides, an arcade party truck, road hockey, inflatables, cookie decorating, children’s crafts and a holiday market with over 25 local vendors.

For more information and visit www.surrey.ca/treelighting.

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
604-591-4519
Owlum@surrey.ca