Hundreds of people gathered for the annual tree lighting.
The 24th annual Christmas Tree lighting in downtown Abbotsford took place at 5 p.m. tonight. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived to cheering throngs. Hot chocolate and cookies, stage entertainment and activities for children highlight this year’s event. Sponsors for the event included; Aldergrove Credit Union, Fraserway RV and the Abbotsford Downtown Business Association.