Abbotsford downtown Christmas tree lighting celebrated

Annual event takes place Friday, Nov. 25 along Montrose and Essendene avenues

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived in downtown Abbotsford last year during the annual tree-lighting event. This year's event takes place on Friday

The 27th annual Christmas tree lighting in downtown Abbotsford takes place Friday, Nov. 25.

The Winter Jubilee event runs from 3 to 9 p.m. along Montrose and Essendene avenues in the old downtown core.

It includes live entertainment, craft beer gardens, interactive children’s games and activities, marketplaces, carollers, food trucks, a family photo booth, and Santa and Mrs. Claus.

The tree lighting itself takes place at 6 p.m.

Several of the downtown merchants and restaurants will be open late throughout the event.

Free parking lots are located within walking distance at the Five Corners intersection, Jubilee Park, the Royal Canadian Legion and the MCC Plaza.

Visit downtownabbotsford.com for more information.