Best Christmas Lights Displays in Abbotsford
It’s hard to imagine a more magical time than Christmas. From trees to presents, from snow to spending time with your loved ones, practically every aspect of the holiday is conducive to a fun, wholesome environment. It’s the season for giving, as the saying goes, but gifts aren’t the only things you can give when it comes to winter’s most popular celebration. Many of our fondest Christmas memories from when we were children come from the beautiful light displays our parents drove us around to see. It wasn’t just residents, either: fire stations have garnered their own reputation for putting up impressive amounts of multicoloured lights. Fortunately, this proud tradition has persevered, and Abbotsford is leading the charge when it comes to beautiful seasonal lighting displays. These are our favourite Christmas light displays you’ll be able to find around the city this Christmas.
Many of our fondest Christmas memories from when we were children come from the beautiful light displays our parents drove us around to see. It wasn’t just residents, either: fire stations have garnered their own reputation for putting up impressive amounts of multicoloured lights. Fortunately, this proud tradition has persevered, and Abbotsford is leading the charge when it comes to beautiful seasonal lighting displays. These are our favourite Christmas light displays you’ll be able to find around the city this Christmas.
GLOW ABBOTSFORD: SANTA’S SLEIGH ADVENTURE
Boasting seasonal beverages, live music, and delicious cuisine, Santa’s Sleigh Adventure is something to behold. Families can share the awe of a million lights as they explore the illuminated structures and light gardens to be found at the event, and when it’s time to relax with some adult time at the on-site licensed bar, you can count on the child-friendly playgrounds to keep the kids occupied for hours on end.
Strolling through the toasty (and beautiful) lighting display is a sure-fire way to feel the warmth of the season. Whether you’re in it for the party or you’re looking forward to kicking back and watching your kids have the time of their lives, Glow has got you covered with their Santa’s Sleigh Adventure lights display.
THE HOOD FAMILY DISPLAY: 3863 KENSINGTON COURT
Well known in the locale for their reliably exceptional lighting displays, the Hood family has recently changed base, moving to charming Kensington Court. Fortunately, they haven’t forgotten any of the festive cheer which has made them the talk of the town for the last number of years.
Featuring thousands of lights, blow-up figurines, and handcrafted ornaments, the Hood family’s lighting display is a must for any Abbotsford Christmas enthusiast. What’s more, any and all donations the family receives goes towards the Cyrus Centre, which helps homeless youth in the city.
THE MYRHE FAMILY DISPLAY: 33232 KEATS COURT
If you’re into a more traditional Christmas lights display, chances are you might want to pay a visit to Keats Court, where the Myrhe family are bringing the concept back to its roots. Rather than string up thousands of lights, this display focuses on classic images we all associate with the Christmas of our childhood, with reindeer, wreaths, and stars all present and accounted for — not to mention Santa Claus himself in his globetrotting sleigh.
Kids of all ages will delight at the carefully-curated collection of items, but adults beware: you might just start to feel a little nostalgic when you see all of those familiar faces together again.
THE BLAIS FAMILY DISPLAY: 2136 PRIMROSE STREET
Not to be outdone by their neighbours, the Blais family – another local favourite in the Abbotsford area – have continued to add to their display year on year, with the result that every year’s show is even more magical than its predecessor’s.
This year, we can expect thousands of lights (which will be switched on from dusk onwards), as well as more than 35 Christmas inflatables dotted throughout the property, in the yard as well as on the roof. The Blais family is thoroughly committed to embracing the giving side of Christmas, as well, by collecting donations for a local food bank.
THE JOHNSON FAMILY DISPLAY: 3791 BALSAM CRESCENT
Going the opposite direction entirely from the Blais family, the Johnsons have decided to fit as many lights as they possibly can into the area they have available to them — and they’ve pulled the trick off to fantastic effect.
Rumour has it that there are going to be more than 15,000 lights involved in the Johnson family display this year; they’ll be switched on between 4:30 and 11:30 in the evening, so there’s tons of time to stop by and feast your eyes. Penguins rubbing shoulders with reindeer, more lights than you could possibly count: what’s not to love?
THE KEIS FAMILY DISPLAY: 32895 HARWOOD PLACE
What helps to set the Keis family’s display apart from some of its competition is the fact that they’ve decided to focus on a Winter Wonderland theme. This means that in addition to the thirty thousand lights they’ll be stringing up, Brenda and Ken Keis will also be staging a nativity scene, as well as including room for carollers to add some musical accompaniment to the visual extravaganza. Expect rousing tunes, beautiful lights, and a ton of fun — just make sure you turn up before 10 pm because that’s when the lights will be turned off.
Whether you’re stopping by one of the residential displays in Abbotsford on your way home, or whether you’re planning a special trip to Glow to experience Santa’s Sleigh Adventure, one thing’s for sure: the city certainly doesn’t lack for Christmas cheer. With residents known for their friendliness, hospitality, and a strong sense of community, it’s hard to think of many cities where you could better experience the Christmas spirit in all its glory.