25th annual downtown Christmas tree lighting on Sunday

Santa Claus will attend Sunday, Dec. 7 event

The 25th annual downtown Christmas tree lighting will be held on Sunday.

The 25th annual downtown Christmas tree lighting will be held on Sunday.

Downtown Abbotsford will light up with Christmas cheer on Sunday, Dec. 7 at the annual Christmas tree lighting.

The lights will go on at around 5 p.m. at the 25th 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 at 2 p.m. and will hand out candy canes provided by Sticky’s Candy.

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

There will also be an indoor artisan market and Dickens Christmas village display, hosted by the MSA Museum Society, which will run Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 2617 Montrose Ave.