Downtown Abbotsford hosts tree-lighting event

Annual event takes place Sunday, Nov. 29 at West Railway and Essendene

The annual tree lighting celebration in downtown Abbotsford takes place Sunday

The annual tree lighting celebration in downtown Abbotsford takes place Sunday

Downtown Abbotsford will light up with Christmas cheer on Sunday, Nov. 29 at the annual Christmas tree lighting.

The lights will go on at around 5 p.m. at the 26th annual event.

But the fun will start much earlier, with events running from 1 to 5 p.m. at the corner of West Railway and Essendene Avenue.

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive between at about 2 p.m. and will hand out candy canes.

There will be free hot chocolate and cookies, crafts and entertainment on the Aldergrove Credit Union community stage.

Visit downtownabbotsford.com for more information.