Winter Events and Festivals

Enjoy the best holiday festivities, food, shopping and entertainment the city has to offer all season long with our guide to this year’s winter events and festivals. 

West Coast Christmas Show

Returning to Tradex November 16th - 18th for its 11th year this market features over 2,500 vendors making it the most significant Christmas show in the lower mainland! Browse original art, crafts, woodwork, ceramics, specialty foods, home decor, clothing, furniture, floral designs, jewellery, candles, soaps, toys, and much more.

In addition to lots of great shopping be sure to check out the miniature Christmas dollhouse and model train displays, festival of trees, Santa’s workshop and elf activity area! Visit for more information.


Highstreet Tree Lighting & Holiday Shows

The holidays at Highstreet kick off on Saturday, November 17th with Santa’s arrival, the official tree lighting ceremony and the first of five fun holiday shows. The holiday shows, which will run every Saturday until December 15th, features performances by the MEI Screaming Eagles marching band, Project Dance, Rudolf, Frosty, Spandy Andy, and of course Santa!

Don’t forget to book your online appointment for photos with Santa, no waiting required! Check out for all the details.


Merry & Bright at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre

Join Sevenoaks Shopping Centre for an interactive holiday experience for the whole family! Beginning Saturday November 17th this event will feature a Letters to Santa station, Craft Cabin, Toy Station, Sugar Town Bakery, Trees of Hope, Festive Fun and live entertainment on the Sounds of the Season Stage.

This event will be taking place in the old Sears location and is free although donations benefitting Big Brothers and Big Sisters are greatly appreciated! Additionally, Santa will be at Sevenoaks all season long for your photo needs! Details and times can be found at


Mt. Lehman Sojourn in the Country

The businesses of Mt. Lehman will be hosting their winter Sojourn in the Country event this year on Saturday, November 24th & Saturday, December 8th. An open house style event, you’re invited to experience the slow country living and enjoy all that the area has to offer.

Stop by the local businesses to meet the owners and makers, peruse the goods and take home a gift or two. The scenic drive makes this the perfect afternoon holiday activity. Visit for more information on participating businesses.


Winter Jubilee in Historic Downtown Abbotsford

On December 1st, beginning at 5pm, Downtown Abbotsford will transform into a winter wonderland outdoor marketplace! You can look forward to fresh local eats, on-site craft beer and wine, over 30 local vendors, and many of Abby’s best-known retail shops.

Admission is free and all ages are welcome! Stay for the evening to see Santa, the tree lighting and a festive fireworks show. For all the details check out

Embrace the Season Close to Home

Stay local this holiday season and spend more time relaxing and enjoying what truly matters! Discover three unique areas around Abbotsford offering authentic holiday entertainment and shopping experiences.

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