Visitor Information


13450 104 Avenue, Surrey BC

About Surrey Tree Lighting Festival & Holiday Market

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival is the City of Surrey’s premier holiday event. Every year, the City invites residents to watch Mayor and Council “flip the switch” to light the City’s 60ft Christmas Tree. Entering its 13th year in 2023, Surrey Tree Lighting Festival has provided over a decade of holiday memories and traditions to attendees.

Event activities include Surrey’s 60ft Christmas Tree, food trucks, light displays, a Holiday Market, and four stages featuring music, dance and children’s entertainment.

The festival runs from 12-8pm on Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26, 2023 at Surrey Civic Plaza.

About the Venue

The festival is held on Surrey Civic Plaza, Surrey City Hall, and University Drive. The venue is located conveniently next to the Surrey Central Skytrain Station and bus loop.

Photos with Santa Sign-In

Upon arrival, proceed to the Photos with Santa area inside Surrey City Hall. You must arrive within the first 15 minutes of your reserved time slot.

For example, if you book 1 ticket for the 3:00-3:40pm timeslot, you must arrive between 3:00-3:15pm.

Have your ticket confirmation ready to show staff.


The festival site is paved and is user-friendly for visitors of all abilities. Ramps are provided on University Drive to access food trucks. There are accessible washrooms within Surrey City Hall.


Flushing toilets are located within Surrey City Hall.


Free, limited event parking is located on P1 and P2 of the Surrey City Hall parkade. The parkade can be accessed from 104 Avenue and University Drive at Central Avenue.