Thank you for keeping Surrey's Christmas tree shining bright!

See you next year at Surrey Civic Plaza.

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Land Acknowledgement

The City of Surrey is situated on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territories of the Salish Peoples, including the q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), and sǝmyámǝ (Semiahmoo) land-based Nations.


Thank you to all who joined us at the 2023 festival. We can’t wait to create more memories with you next year!

Four young women lean-in together to take selfie.
Festival crowd with ferris wheel and city buildings in background
Young couple stand together for photo with large snowman decoration
Singer performs on stage
Customers wait at food truck
Tree and plaza with festival goers in the daytime
Family with mom and four girls all in red Christmas sweaters pose together
Young girl wearing big ear muffs is focused on writing her letter to Santa
Little girl reaches up to put letter to Santa into special Christmas mailbox
Woman makes purchase with Honeybee market vendor
Group of children dancing with aboriginal pow-wow dancer
Woman holding microphone leads a group of children in a dance
Ballet dancers perform scene from Nutcracker
Disney princess performers on stage
Young woman solo singer guitar-player performing
Young women pose for photo in front of two doors, one decorated "naughty" other with "nice"
Stilt walker in costume make entirely of Christmas lights walks among crowd
Five-piece band with Celtic folk musical instruments and lead singer perform on stage
Small girl holding teddy bear with arm around deer decorated in lights
Mayor Locke with Santa and group of children stand by with giant candy-cane tree lighting switch
Large sprawling festival crowd surround tree at moment of tree lighting
Choir performs on stage

Anti-racism commitment

Festival organizers are committed to creating a festival that builds bridges to promote inter-cultural understanding.

Health & Safety

All event activities will meet health and safety guidelines as set out by the Provincial Health Officer, Worksafe BC, Fraser Health and appropriate industry associations.


Surrey Tree Lighting Festival is accessible and inclusive to all, and offers accessible washrooms, parking and a sensory-friendly space.


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Getting Here

Limited free parking is available in the Surrey City Hall parkade. Surrey Civic Plaza is also located beside the Surrey Central SkyTrain station and Surrey Central bus loop.