Tradex transforms into North Pole BC

Event begins on Friday, Dec. 4 and concludes on Dec. 23 at the Abbotsford facility

One of Santa's elves checks the address on a letter sent to the North Pole post office during last year's North Pole BC event at Tradex.

One of Santa's elves checks the address on a letter sent to the North Pole post office during last year's North Pole BC event at Tradex.

Tradex in Abbotsford transforms into the North Pole starting on Friday, Dec. 4.

North Pole BC Festival of Christmas runs at the facility until Dec. 23.

The elves and other Christmas characters can be visited in interactive scenes and activities.

Attractions include: Santa’s toy workshop, the North Pole post office, a gingerbread bakery, Prancer’s Pantomime, a puppet theatre, photos with Santa, the Elven Village and more.

The festival opens Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and continues on 10 other dates, concluding on Dec. 23 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit northpolebc.com for the complete schedule, admission rates and more information.

Advance booking online is recommended, but tickets can be purchased at the door, subject to availability.