Pete Paquette brings Elvis: A Christmas Special to Abbotsford on Friday, Nov. 30.


All-Elvis ‘Christmas Special’ features acclaimed tribute singer

Pete Paquette comes to Abbotsford Arts Centre on Friday, Nov. 30

Pete Paquette comes to Abbotsford on Friday, Nov. 30 with his acclaimed Elvis show in “A Christmas Special” that’s new to B.C. audiences.

The concert takes place at 7 p.m. at the Abbotsford Arts Centre (2329 Crescent Way) with Amberley Beatty as a guest performer, as well as the Rockin’ Royals Band and the Tonettes.

Presley’s most notable Christmas hits will be showcased, including Blue Christmas, Here Comes Santa Claus, Winter Wonderland, The Wonderful World of Christmas and others.

“With the entire Christmas song book at their disposal, Pete and Amberley will take you on a magical journey and sing a variety of some of their personal favourite Christmas songs that are dear to their heart,” says a post on the website, a company Paquette launched in 2010 to bring his portrayal of the King “to a new level.”

“We encourage people of all ages to join us as we celebrate the world of Christmas through music’s most legendary artist, Elvis,” Paquette stated. “We’ll have a ‘Blue Christmas’ without you.”


60 years ago today, Elvis was in the building in Vancouver, from August 2017

Quiz: Remembering Elvis Presley’s legacy

Paquette, who speaks with a French accent, said he first discovered Presley’s music as a 10-year-old boy raised in a town between Montreal and Ottawa.

“I saw a TV commercial of Elvis videos they were selling, and Elvis had passed away already – a few years before I was born, actually,” Paquette told Black Press last fall.

“I just got hooked on the way Elvis performed, the music, and I questioned a lot about who he was, and I just became an instant fan. I’m in my early 30s now and people sometimes wonder how I could be such a huge Elvis fan, but it’s just everything about him and his music, pretty simple. It’s just timeless.”

Tickets for the Abbotsford show are available online at All seats are $49.

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