2018 kicks off a busy year at the Abbotsford Centre, with 9 different shows happening between March and May! Whether you’re a seasoned concert-goer or are hitting your first show this year, read on for our tips on making the most out of your Abbotsford Centre experience!
Pre Show Dinner
Start your night off right with a great meal. Abbotsford has tons of great local restaurants to choose from, but for pre-concert dinner and cocktails, we recommend Cactus Club and S & L Restaurant. Both restaurants are in close proximity to the arena and can accommodate large groups, in addition to having great food and drinks. Reservations are recommended, these places can get busy on event nights!
If you prefer to eat at the venue there are a number of concession options to choose from or you can check to see if your event has a dining package available for purchase. Executive chef Craig Macleod creates unique dinner menus tailored to the event served in the Premium Lounge before the show. Information and sample menus can be found on the Abbotsford Centre website.
Craft Beer and Whiskey Lounges
Unique to the Abbotsford Centre is the craft beer and whiskey lounge accompanying select shows. Purchase this addition to your show ticket and enjoy a tasting of local craft beer or select whiskeys before the performance as well as access to the lounge during the show. Local craft beer is also available for purchase on the concourse, making your concert experience in the Fraser Valley extra authentic!
After Party at Townhall Public House
Not ready to go home after the show? Take a taxi over to Townhall Public House where the party continues until 1am. Abbotsford’s first choice for a night on the town, this lively venue often has drink specials and DJ’s spinning hits after an Abbotsford Centre show. Grab a table with your group or hit the dance floor and dance the night away!
Spend the Night
Take the stress out of planning a ride and dealing with parking, stay overnight at one of our great Abbotsford hotels! Front desk staff can organize a cab ride for you to and from the venue so that all you have to do is enjoy your night. Whether or not you choose to spend the night, if you are drinking always ensure that you have a safe ride home.