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The City of Surrey has released the schedule for the 12th annual Surrey Tree Lighting Festival & Holiday Market.

November 10, 2022
Media Release

Surrey, BC – The City of Surrey has released the schedule for the 12th annual Surrey Tree Lighting Festival & Holiday Market. Presented by Concord Pacific, the free event will be held on Saturday, November 19 at Surrey Civic Plaza from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Tree Lighting Ceremony with Mayor and Council will begin at 6:00 p.m. on the Snowflake Stage, and will be followed by a performance by VOC Sweet Soul Gospel Choir at 7:00 p.m.

“We are thrilled to share the magic of the season at Surrey Tree Lighting Festival on November 19,” said Mary Rukavina, Manager of Special Events and Filming. “We invite attendees to enjoy free live performances and the return of the live Tree Lighting Ceremony. Thank you to our presenting sponsor Concord Pacific and their gracious support to the Surrey Food Bank.”

Performances will begin at 12:00 p.m. on the Snowflake Stage, Candy Cane Dance Tent, North Pole Stage and on the Grand Staircase in the City Centre Library. The Snowflake Stage will feature an Indigenous Welcome from Kwantlen First Nation at 12:50 p.m., a Motown Tribute with Krystle Dos Santos & Mike Henry at 4:00 p.m., and a Pat Chessell & Friends Celtic Christmas performance at 5:00 p.m. The Candy Cane Dance Tent will showcase DJs, dance battles and dance lessons until 8:00 p.m. On the North Pole Stage, North Surrey Breakers and Salish Secondary Dance will perform at 12:00 p.m. and The Royal City Youth Ballet perform their rendition of The Nutcracker at 4:30 p.m.

“Concord Pacific is proud to partner with the Surrey Food Bank this holiday season and for every pledge made to the Giving Trees at our booth area, we will donate $1 to the Surrey Food Bank. Please help us give to those who need it the most this holiday season”, says Peter Webb, Senior Vice President, Development, Concord Pacific.

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival will also feature free photos with Santa, giveaways, and an expanded holiday market showcasing local vendors and artisans. Enchanted Boulevard–located on University Drive–will host over 10 food trucks, a free Ferris wheel, amusement rides, exhibitor booths, and road hockey.

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival will meet health and safety guidelines as set out by the Provincial Health Officer, Worksafe BC, Fraser Health and appropriate industry associations. For more information visit