Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner turns on the “Mayor’s Switch” to light the tree at the Tree Lighting Festival. (Photo submitted)

Surrey’s eighth annual Tree Lighting Festival draws 20,000

The massive 55-foot tree will remain at City Hall Plaza until the New Year

SURREY – The City of Surrey says its Tree Lighting Festival drew crowds of over 20,000 to City Hall Plaza on Saturday (Nov. 25).

The lit 55-foot tree will now festively adorn the 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 in a release.

“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.”

See also: ‘Lost Boy’ balladeer Ruth B. headlines Surrey Tree Lighting Festival this year

This year’s event featured an expanded Holiday Market featuring local artisans and crafters, a 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 surrey.ca/treelighting for more information.

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Surrey’s 55-foot Christmas tree. (Photo submitted)

Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner sits with Santa at the annual Tree Lighting Festival. (Photo submitted)

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