Santa and Mrs. Claus make a grand entrance in a horse drawn sleigh at Winter Jubilee 2016 in historic downtown Abbotsford Friday evening.

Over 3,500 attend Winter Jubilee event downtown

The Winter Jubilee event attracted more than 3,500 visitors on Friday evening to historic downtown Abbotsford




The 27th annual Christmas tree lighting  in downtown Abbotsford attracted a jubilant crowd on Friday evening.

The Winter Jubilee event spanned  Montrose and Essendene avenues in the old downtown core.

It included 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 took place at 6 p.m. Fireworks followed the tree lighting and delighted those attending.

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

Visit downtownabbotsford.com for more information. For a picture gallery of Friday evenings event go to Abby News Flickr or see a slide show posted in our video bar.