November 8, 2019
Another exciting holiday season is approaching here in Abbotsford and there is no shortage of ways to celebrate the joyous occasion. Laugh, stroll and play under the twinkle of a million lights at Glow Abbotsford, take in a Holiday Show at Highstreet or shop the local European-style Christmas Markets. We’ll see you in the valley this holiday season!
Tree Lighting and Entertainment
Holiday Shows & Tree Lighting at Highstreet
Join Highstreet for their spectacular holiday shows every Saturday this season! Featuring performances by the MEI Screaming Eagles marching band, Project Dance, Rudolf, Frosty, Spandy Andy, and of course Santa! Don’t forget to book your online appointment for photos with Santa, no waiting required!
Every Saturday from November 16th until December 14th starting at 5pm
Downtown Abbotsford Winter Jubilee & Tree Lighting
The 30th Annual Winter Jubilee returns with festive fun like a synthetic ice rink (bring your skates!), Christmas marketplace, festive eats and treats, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, live music & carolers, food trucks and a fireworks show! Attendees will be able to browse the local shops, eateries and outdoor vendors, while revelling in the many sights, sounds and flavours of the season at this free holiday event.
Saturday November 23rd 5pm-9pm
Laugh, stroll and play under the twinkle of a million lights as you explore the light gardens and illuminated structures. Let their playgrounds entertain the kids for hours, while you kick back at the licensed bar and enjoy some seasonal beverages, delicious food, and live music. Shop the vendor market, showcasing the best local artisans and boutique businesses, alongside delicious food and drink options.
Thursday December 5th to Saturday January 4th, 2019 at Tradex
West Coast Christmas Show and Artisan Market
Held at Tradex, this event is where Christmas shopping begins and ends! The largest Christmas show in the Lower Mainland with over 170 artisans and 300 participants, there is something for everyone on your list. You will discover new gift ideas, original art, crafts, woodwork, ceramics, specialty foods, home decor, clothing, furniture, floral designs, jewellery, candles, soaps, toys, and much more.
November 15th – 17th Friday 1pm-9pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm
Maan Farms Christmas Markets
Some of the best vendors from The Fraser Valley are going to have one of a kind gift items for all of your Christmas shopping needs. There will also be cooking demonstrations from Mama Maan, mulled wine, complimentary samples from the Country Kitchen and much more holiday festivities!
November 16th & 17th and November 23rd & 24th 10am-4pm
Valley Collective Christmas Market at the Rail District
Come shop Abbotsford’s finest artisans at this European-style Christmas Market, focusing on hand-made, local products that have been selected to showcase the best of the Fraser Valley. Enjoy mulled red wine, live entertainment, outdoor fire pits and food trucks while discovering your new favorite products and that perfect Christmas gift!
Friday November 22nd 5pm-9pm
For a Good Cause
12th Annual Santa Shuffle 5k Fun Run and 1k Elf Walk
A fun and unique Christmas event presented by the Salvation Army to help fight poverty in our community. Grab your friends, family and coworkers and dress up in your best Santa gear and head to Rotary Stadium in Exhibition Park to take part in this fun run for people of all ages! Santa and his elves will be there to kick start the event at 10am sharp. Everyone who participates will receive a Santa Shuffle medal.
Saturday December 7th 10am-12pm
Mt. Lehman Christmas Home Tour
This holiday season, the neighbours of Mt Lehman welcome you to a special place. Have you dreamed of a farmhouse dressed in evergreens and steeped in the scent of lavender? Have you imagined climbing a secret staircase to an attic with a miniature Christmas train? Have you longed for the serenity of a minimalist hideaway in the countryside? See inside Heronsbridge, Tuscan Farm Gardens, a modern west-coast estate, a country farmhouse, a European-inspired cottage, and a rustic barn. Savour complimentary Christmas treats and warm beverages served outdoors. All proceeds from ticket sales and retail purchases will be given to the International Justice Mission.
Saturday December 14th & 21st 10am-5pm, Sunday December 15th & 22nd 10am-6pm