Holiday Happenings in Abbotsford

November 14, 2023

The festive season in Abbotsford is genuinely enchanting. Picture frosty morning skies, ideal for enjoying a steaming cup of coffee from one of our delightful cafes. The lively streets of Downtown Abbotsford are filled with shoppers hunting for the perfect holiday gifts, and a packed calendar of events ensures everyone can immerse themselves in the festive atmosphere. To assist you and your loved ones in crafting your holiday plans, we’ve compiled a list of Abbotsford’s seasonal events.

Mennonite Christmas Market

Locally crafted and unique items will be sure to cater to everyone on your Christmas list, from works of art to handmade chocolates and so much more!

For full details, visit their website here.

November 14th – 18th, 2023 | Mennonite Heritage Museum, 1818 Clearbrook Road

Winter Jubilee

The celebration kicks off the holiday season in the community and features many festive activities for all ages to enjoy. Start your holiday shopping in the vendor market, grab a warm drink from one of many partner booths, and enjoy the live performances on stage!

For full details, visit their website here.

November 18th, 2023 from 4pm-8pm | Downtown Abbotsford, Montrose Avenue and Essendene Avenue

Miracle at Old Yale Brewing Abbotsford

A Christmas themed pop-up cocktail bar at Old Yale Brewing, located in beautiful and historic Downtown Abbotsford serving holiday cocktails in a VERY festive setting! With kitchsy holiday decor, professionally-developed cocktails and the nostalgic energy of the BEST office party you’ve ever been to, Miracle is sure to get even the grouchiest grinch in the holiday spirit!

For full details, visit their website here.

November 20th – December 31st, 2023 | Old Yale Brewing, 33738 Laurel Street

Santa in the Country

Sit on a haybale and experience a Country Christmas as you visit and take your picture with Santa. Enjoy a steaming cup of hot cocoa and nibble on some freshly popped popcorn, as you enjoy all of the sights and sounds of the farm and some of the newest decorations and decor to be found in our little Christmas Cottage.

For full details, visit their website here.

November 25th, 2023 from 11am-3pm | Glenda’s Christmas Cottage, 4557 Mount Lehman Road

Toys for Tots Christmas Breakfast

This spirited breakfast is presented by the Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre; benefiting the Abbotsford Christmas Bureau. This is a fun and festive event that works around your busy Christmas schedule.

For full details, visit their website here.

November 26th, 2023 from 10am-1pm | Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre, 36035 N Parallel Road

Abbotsford Canucks Teddy Bear Toss

The Teddy Bear Toss is a holiday season tradition in many hockey communities, including ours! Fans will be encouraged to bring new teddy bears to the game to throw onto the ice when the Canucks score their first goal. It’s a celebration unlike any other! All teddy bears collected are donated to the Archway Toy’s for Tots program, benefitting underprivileged children in the Fraser Valley.

For full details, visit their website here.

December 2nd at 7pm | Abbotsford Centre, 33800 King Road

Photo Credit: Jenni Marie Photography via the Mt Lehman Christmas Home Tour

Trethewey House Christmas Open House

Come celebrate the Holiday Season with Heritage Abbotsford Society at the annual Trethewey House Christmas Open House! Join Trethewey House for some good old fashioned Christmas cheer. Light refreshments will be available, as will mistletoe (in case you bring your sweetheart!).

For full details, visit their website here.

December 2nd, 2023 | Trethewey House Heritage Site, 2313 Ware Street

Downtown Abbotsford Sip & Shop

This holiday retail event is a fun way to get some shopping off your list while enjoying a festive cocktail and taking advantage of downtown sales! Often live music fills the streets and once in a while a festive character or two makes a special appearance.

For full details, visit their website here.

December 14th, 2023 | Downtown Abbotsford, Montrose Avenue and Essendene Avenue

Mt Lehman Christmas Home Tour

There’s a charming country neighbourhood in Mt Lehman where they have had over 50 Christmas Hallmark movies filmed. This Christmas they are coming together as neighbours to create a Christmas experience that will be like being inside a Hallmark movie – people can walk through the neighbourhood, see inside beautifully decorated homes, hear live Christmas music, visit Santa in a gazebo, climb up into an attic to discover a 52,000 piece Christmas LEGO train, get treats at a Christmas café and a Candy Cottage and do a QR code scavenger hunt to discover which movies the homes have been featured in.

100% of the proceeds go to International Justice Mission.

For full details and tickets (online only), visit their website here.

December 16th, 17th, 21st and 22nd, 2023 | Tuscan Farm Gardens, 6834 Mount Lehman Road


Continue the festive spirit by getting your pictures taken with Santa at the following locations:

Cabela’s Abbotsford

November 13th – December 24th, 2023

Sevenoaks Shopping Centre

November 18th – December 24th, 2023

Highstreet Shopping Centre

November 24th – December 24th, 2023

If you’re checking out any of these events this holiday season, share it with us on Instagram by tagging @tourismabbotsford and using #ExploreAbbotsford.

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