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UPDATE: Cold weather cancels ‘Creepy Xmas’ horror event in Surrey

Christmas-themed attraction opened Dec. 16 at garden centre in Newton
Photo posted to in December 2021.

** This story was updated Dec. 21 **

A “Creepy Xmas” version of a popular Halloween haunt opened a short run in Surrey last Friday night (Dec. 16), but is now cancelled due to cold weather.

For a second holiday season, the Christmas-themed attraction was built at Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors, a converted garden centre in Newton.

“We are so sorry to say that due to the weather, we are having to cancel the remaining dates for our Xmas event,” event operators posted to Facebook on Wednesday (Dec. 21).

“We have tried everything, but with -12 degrees expected for the next few days we need to consider the safety of our guests and staff. We hope you’re all staying warm, and more information will follow shortly.”

Originally promised for six nights, ending Dec. 23, was “a live horror theatre experience” with actors and animatronics, including “Psycho Snowmen, Evil Elves and Sadistic Santa.”

There’s also an escape room called The Escape From Incineration,” where ticket-holders can “solve puzzles and search for clues as you scramble to escape from our burning building.”

The event is not recommended for kids under the age of 14, notes a post on, where tickets are $29.99 for a general pass, plus $4.80 fee. “Speed” and “VIP” admissions are also available, and group tickets.

The Christmas-themed haunt was launched in 2021 as ‘Xmas of Chaos’ at the garden centre, formerly Potters, at 12530 72 Ave., Surrey. Call 604-572-7706 for details.

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