With one week until its doors officially open in Abbotsford, Glow – the world’s largest indoor Christmas festival – is getting ready to shine.
The group recently released a video with organizers talking about the steps that the festival has made to prepare for the Abbotsford debut on Dec. 5.
Director of Operations Daryl Driegen states in the video that it takes about five to 10 days to completely set up.
The festival will occur at Tradex and run from Dec. 5 to Jan. 4, 2020.
The festival had run at Langley’s Darvonda Gardens since 2017, but a recent ruling by the Agricultural Land Commission forced them to find a new location. The ALC ruled earlier this year that the event isn’t a permitted farm use.
Last year saw about 120,000 people check out the festivities in Langley.
The 2019 theme for Glow Abbotsford is ‘Santa’s Sleigh Adventure’. Guests will help Santa and his elves find his reindeer as they explore fun new ways to deliver presents using hot air balloons, planes, trains, motorcycles and more. The event will encompass nearly 90,000 square feet, and over one million lights will be part of the many displays.
The festival also includes playgrounds, licensed bars, live music and holiday markets.
For more information on the event, follow the festival on social media @glowabbotsford or visit the event’s website at glowgardens.com/abbotsford-christmas.