Line up unveiled for Surrey tree lighting

Victoria Duffield and Good for Grapes will be performing at the Nov. 23 event.

Pop singer Victoria Duffield  and folk band Good For Grapes will be coming to Surrey in a few weeks to headline for this city’s tree-lighting ceremony.

The Coast Capital Savings-sponsored Tree Lighting Festival will be held Saturday, Nov. 23 in Central City.

The free family fun goes from 12 -8 pm complete with ferris wheel, road hockey, food trucks, Letters to Santa, Kids World, Storyville at the Surrey Central Library, plus photos with Santa inside the Central City Mall.  The tree lights up at 6:15pm. Visitors are encouraged to bring a can of food for the Surrey Food Bank or a donation for the Surrey Christmas Bureau.

“As a long-time and committed member of the community of Surrey, Coast Capital always looks forward to celebrating the holidays with the annual Tree Lighting Festival.” said Wendy Lachance, Director, Community Leadership, Coast Capital Savings. “It’s the most magical time of the year and a great time to bring youth, family and community together for an evening of fantastic entertainment, family fun and, of course a grand kick-off to the season.”

Canadian pop singer Duffield was a contestant on YTV’s The Next Star and made it to the top six. She released her debut single “Shut up and Dance” in 2011 and is currently signed with Warrner Music Canada.

Surrey-based indie folk band Good for Grapes has won both the Rogers urMusic Battle of the Bands, and Supernova’s ‘Band on the Run to the UK.

Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts said it’s a perfect way to kick off the holiday season.

“The Tree Lighting Festival has been programmed with every family member in mind, from young children to grandparents,” Watts said. “We kick-off the holiday season with top-notch entertainment, great family activities and of course, the beautiful tree.”

The free family event goes from 12 -8 pm complete with ferris wheel, road hockey, food trucks, Letters to Santa, Kids World, Storyville at the Surrey Central Library, along with photos with Santa inside the Central City Mall.  The tree lights up at 6:15pm. Visitors are encouraged to bring a can of food for the Surrey Food Bank or a donation for the Surrey Christmas Bureau.

For more information, check surrey.ca/treelighting

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