Best Family-Friendly Christmas Activities in Abbotsford


Fraser Valley is the place to be when you and your family desire to celebrate the holiday season. Between all of the tree lighting festivals and events for the kiddos, it’s easy to find something fun to do. We’ve picked the best family-friendly Christmas activities in Abbotsford for you to enjoy.

Glow Christmas

Christmas Glow Abbotsford

Christmas Glow Abbotsford is back, but better than ever. This year, Santa crashed his sleigh and now all of his reindeer have gone missing! You and your family can help find the reindeer as you enjoy the Christmas light gardens, festive food and drink as well as take a ride on Glen the Glow-comotive.  Join and be part of Christmas Glow for lots of fun that the entire family can enjoy. You might as well plan to visit several times throughout the season because the kids will be begging for more.

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Kid with Santa

12th Annual West Coast Christmas Show & Artisan Marketplace

This three-day festival showcases a vast selection of handmade and commercial goods to complete your holiday shopping. Enter the Ugly Christmas Sweater contest or buy some seasonal home décor to get into the spirit. You and the family will enjoy live music, savoury culinary offerings and plenty of wine. Don’t miss out on taking the kids to have breakfast with Santa for even more fun.

Fun Christmas Costume

Highstreet Holiday Show and Tree Lighting

Can’t get enough of the Christmas spirit? Join the brightest and biggest holiday show at the Highstreet Shopping Centre. Santa arrives at the same time as when the larger Christmas tree’s lights are switched on. There will also be live shows provided every Saturday night through December 14th. Bring the entire family to meet Rudolf, Spandy Andy the dancing elf and Frosty.

Trees of Hope Brochure

Trees of Hope

Take your family to this community event where companies brand trees to benefit both Big Brothers Big Sisters as well as The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. Vote for your favourite tree for a chance to win a gift card for your holiday shopping. Nothing feels better during this season than teaching your family how to care for others.

Downtown Christmas Abbotsford

Winter Jubilee in Historic Downtown

Everyone loves the Christmas tree lighting that occurs during the Winter Jubilee. Wait for the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Then, enjoy some live entertainment, a wine garden and craft beer. There are plenty of activities for the children, including photos with Santa, pony rides and fireworks displays. Once you are done, you can explore downtown Abbotsford to see all of the Christmas lights displays.

Christmas Cottage

Glenda’s Christmas Cottage

At Glenda’s Christmas Cottage, you can take the kids for cookies with Santa on November 23rd. Throughout the season, this store also provides additional activities such as the acclaimed Fireside Twinkling Lights. Don’t forget to pick up some unique gifts while visiting.

Christmas Feast

Taste of the Market

Enjoy various flavours with the family as you experience the different makers, bakers and holiday demonstrations. You will leave with plenty of inspiration to create that perfect Christmas meal. While you sample products, make sure you also enter to win a shopping cart full of goodies.

Christmas Cookies

Mt Lehman Sojourn in the Country

You can find a variety of family-friendly Christmas events happening in Abbotsford at The Merchants of Mt. Lehman. On Saturday, November 23 from 11:00 am-3:00 pm, children can decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus. You can also enjoy free popcorn and hot chocolate. On December 7 at 10:30 am, kids can even pot and decorate a Grinch tree. Check the entire calendar of events so you don’t miss any of the excitement.

What do you plan to do with the family this Christmas season? Leave us a comment and let us know where we will find you.

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