Santa and Mrs. Claus are again scheduled to visit the Winter Jubilee in Abbotsford. This year’s event takes place Saturday, Dec. 2. Abbotsford News file photo

Winter Jubilee features Christmas tree lighting

Annual event on Saturday in historic downtown Abbotsford

The Downtown Abbotsford Business Association presents the 28th annual Winter Jubilee on Saturday, Dec. 2, including the official Christmas tree lighting.

The free event runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the area of Essendene and Montrose avenues, which will be closed to traffic for the evening.

Activities include live entertainment, a craft beer and wine garden, children’s fun, pictures with Santa, handmade and artisan marketplaces, Christmas carollers, food trucks, pony rides, fireworks, and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Attendees will be able to browse the local shops, eateries and outdoor marketplaces, while reveling in the many sights, sounds and flavours of the season.

Santa will arrive at approximately 5:45 p.m. followed by the official tree lighting at 6 p.m. with Mayor Henry Braun and the Clauses.

The fireworks display is slated to begin at 8:30 p.m.

Free-parking lots are located within walking distance at Montrose and Pine Street, Jubilee Park, the Royal Canadian Legion and MCC Plaza.

Visit downtownabbotsford.ca/winterjubilee/ for more information.

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