Santa and Mrs. Claus make a grand entrance in a horse drawn sleigh at Winter Jubilee 2016 in historic downtown Abbotsford Friday evening.

Over 3,500 attend Winter Jubilee event downtown

The Winter Jubilee event attracted more than 3,500 visitors on Friday evening to historic downtown Abbotsford




The 27th annual Christmas tree lighting  in downtown Abbotsford attracted a jubilant crowd on Friday evening.

The Winter Jubilee event spanned  Montrose and Essendene avenues in the old downtown core.

It included live entertainment, craft beer gardens, interactive children’s games and activities, marketplaces, carollers, food trucks, a family photo booth, and Santa and Mrs. Claus.

The tree lighting itself took place at 6 p.m. Fireworks followed the tree lighting and delighted those attending.

Several of the downtown merchants and restaurants were open late throughout the event.

Visit downtownabbotsford.com for more information. For a picture gallery of Friday evenings event go to Abby News Flickr or see a slide show posted in our video bar.

 

Just Posted

Vehicle of missing Maple Ridge man is found in Abbotsford

Barrie Holt, 63, is also known to frequent Chilliwack area

UPDATE: Vehicle located and driver arrested in relation to fatal hit-and-run

Male pedestrian in his 50s died after being struck by vehicle on Highway 11 in Abbotsford

Incumbents in Abbotsford ridings heavily outspending challengers on Facebook

Liberal Jati Sidhu, the incumbent in Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon, has spent the most, by far

Cascades goal scoring king leading UFV to playoffs

Abbotsford Soccer Association product Gurmaan Jhaj establishes new goal mark

ELECTION HUB: Candidate profiles, voter information and news for Abbotsford’s ridings

We’ve collected our election coverage in one spot to help you decide who to vote for

YouTube video of Revelstoke grizzly bear goes viral

Why did the grizzly bear cross the railway tracks?

Japanese buyer expands wood pellet contract with B.C.’s Pinnacle

Mitsui and Co. increases contract with Interior energy producer

ELECTION 2019: Have Justin Trudeau’s Liberals really cut middle-class taxes?

Conservative Andrew Scheer vows to cut bottom bracket, NDP’s Jagmeet Singh targets wealth tax

B.C. RCMP officer suing the force for malicious prosecution

Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth cleared of wrongdoing after misconduct hearing

Talk to your kids about vaping, B.C.’s top doctor says

B.C. health officials have discovered the first vaping-related illness in the province

Alberta truck convoy plans counter-protest at climate rally with Greta Thunberg

United We Roll organizer says similar protest planned for Swedish teen’s event in Edmonton

Scheer, Trudeau, Singh haggle over potential minority government outcome

If you believe the polls, it appears the Liberals and Conservatives are neck-and-neck

Man charged in South Surrey torched-SUV killing granted bail

Harjot Singh Deo, arrested in May, was released from custody last week

Most Read