Tree Lighting Festival

Tree Lighting Festival

The festive season bursts into life in Surrey with the much-anticipated annual Surrey Tree Lighting Festival. It’s two days packed full of joy, laughter, and all things merry, where families come together for a magical experience. From dazzling light displays to a bustling Holiday Market and thrilling amusement rides, there’s something for everyone to enjoy and cherish.

The Tree

Now we’re not saying that the bigger the display, the more holiday spirit, but if that were the case, Surrey might just be the merriest city of all! Behold the wonder of Surrey’s towering 60-foot Christmas tree, adorned with giant holiday ornaments, twinkling lights, and a stunning star tree-topper. Lit up on the festival’s opening night, this majestic tree continues to radiate its festive glow well into early January, spreading joy and cheer for all.

Bright Lights

Prepare to be dazzled as Surrey Civic Plaza transforms into a wonderland of immersive light experiences during the festival. Wander through enchanting light tunnels, pass under archways adorned with twinkling lights, and marvel at giant ornaments that seem to glow from within. Don’t forget to capture delightful moments at the photo spots and explore the Holiday Market, where you’ll discover unique gifts perfect for stuffing stockings. With live music adding to the festive ambiance and cascading waterfall lights creating a magical backdrop, the festival promises to be an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages.

Merry Music

Enjoy a diverse lineup of talented artists on the Snowflake Stage. 2023 highlights included Warren Dean Flandez, the enchanting “Come Fly with Me: Michael Bublé Tribute,” the festive “Merry & Bright,” the lively Pat Chessell and Friends, the musical vibes of Josh Bogert, the soulful Á’a:líya, and the swingin’ sounds of Phat Santa Swing. Over at the North Pole Stage, be captivated by Fraser Valley Ballet’s magical rendition of “The Nutcracker,” join in holiday singalongs with Belle and Cinderella, and savour the harmonious tunes of local choirs. The Candy Cane Dance Tent, courtesy of ML Emporio, promises thrilling dance battles and beats from DJs. And don’t forget to swing by the Grand Staircase at the City Centre library for a dose of local talent.


This festive extravaganza has something for everyone, especially the little ones who are in for a treat at the dedicated Kid’s Zone inside The North Pole at Surrey City Hall Atrium. Get ready for the ultimate Santa experience with free photos, dive into a world of creativity with crafts by Downtown Surrey BIA, explore Toddler Town, and pen heartfelt letters to Santa sponsored by Qualico. And the fun doesn’t stop there—enjoy a whirl on the Ferris Wheel, hop aboard kiddie attractions like the Berry-Go-Round, and Barrel of Monkeys, and set sail on the Pirate Ship at Surrey Civic Plaza, all for free!

Enchanted Eats

What event is complete without delicious treats to keep you warm? Snack on mini-doughnuts, or sip a latte from the Insomniac Coffee Co. truck. Delicious and traditional Mexican cuisine from Taco N Todo, Japanese Hawaiian fusion dishes from Kyu Grill, mouth-watering burgers from B&B Gourmet Burgers and gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches from Moms Grilled Cheese are just a few of the food trucks to choose from, but who says you have to pick just one?

Holiday Market 

Experience the thrill of early holiday shopping as you explore the enchanting Holiday Market. From intricately crafted ornaments to irresistible treats, the market boasts a treasure trove of locally made delights ideal for gifting. Let the festive spirit guide you as you dive into the excitement and begin ticking off those names on your list!

Light up your holiday with the famous Surrey Tree Lighting Festival!

Tree Lighting Festival
November 23 & 24, 2024, 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Surrey Civic Plaza, 13450 104 Avenue
Admission is Free!