Christmas Tree Lighting Events in Metro Vancouver {2016}

Christmas Tree Lighting Events in Metro Vancouver {2016}

Christmas Tree Lighting Events in Metro Vancouver {2016}

This is one of my favorite family traditions for the holidays, attending our local Christmas Tree Lighting. It is a great way to come together in your community and start the holiday season off right.

The morning after we attend the tree lighting is a special time in our house. This happens to be the morning that our family’s scout elves make their return from the North Pole, one of my boys most treasured  times in the whole year.

Start a new tradition with your family this year and check out one in your area.

Here are some of the different Christmas Tree Lighting events happening in Metro Vancouver this year:


Abbotsford Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting – Lots of fun crafts and activities for the kids, plus Santa and Mrs. Claus will be handing out candy canes in the Santa Parade at 6pm.
When: November 25, 2016
Where: Downtown Abbotsford (corner of West Railway & Essendene)
Time: 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Highstreet Christmas Tree Lighting  – To get you into the holiday spirit, we have a 40-piece marching band and a 65ft Christmas Tree that might be one of the tallest in all of Canada!
Marching Band, Dancers, Stilt Walkers, Rudolf, Frosty and the most special guest of all (besides you) Santa! And snow will fall, we guarantee it!

Pre-Show starts at 4:30PM, show starts at 5:00PM. Get here early for convenient parking underground.

When: November 19, 2016
Where: Highstreet – 3122 Mt Lehman Road
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Light up the Heights -Enjoy some Valley Bakery cookies and hot chocolate with City dignitaries, festive characters, holiday carols, and Santa Claus himself!
When: December 3, 2016
Where: Burnaby Fire Hall No. 5 (4211 Hastings Street)
Time: 4:30 pm

Edmonds Festival of Lights – Stop by with your family to enjoy the lighting of the Edmonds tree. There will be a visit from Santa and enjoy hot chocolate, hot dogs, entertainment, and activities.
When: November 26, 2016
Where: Edmonds Community Centre – 7433 Edmonds Street
Time: 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm


Light the Hall – This is a family event with activities including crafts, photos with Santa, musical performances, and a giant inflatable snow globe.
When: November 26, 2016
Where: City Hall – 3000 Guildford Way
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Pitt Meadows

Osprey Village Tree Lighting  – Head out to Osprey Village for this annual Christmas celebration and the annual lighting of the Christmas Tree. There will be hot chocolate and activities for the whole family and a visit from Santa. Donations of unwrapped toys and non-perishable foods are being taken
When: December 4, 2016
Where: Osprey Village
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pm


Tree Lighting Festival – Join the Mayor and special guests (including Santa!) in lighting Surrey’s official Christmas tree. There are will be lots to do throughout the day from crafts, live entertainment, and food trucks.  
November 19, 2016
The Plaza at New City Hall and Atrium – 13450 104th Avenue
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm – The mayor & council members light the tree at 6:30 pm


Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting – Back for its 10th year, the Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting takes place at Robson Square. Watch four magnificent holiday trees, one of which is 50 feet tall, come alive with hope and light.
When: December 2, 2016
Where: Robson Square
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

About Michelle Bastien

Originally from Nova Scotia, she is now living in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia with her husband and their three young sons. After working in customer service for over 16 years, she recently took the plunge to live her dream of being a homemaker. Her house is very loud and pretty crazy but she wouldn’t have it any other way.