Top 10 Christmas Events in Abbotsford
Christmas Glow Abbotsford
The Glow Gardens offer a unique holiday experience inside Tradex. You can take a breather from the cold winter weather and bask beneath a million sparkling lights. Christmas Glow Abbotsford features 90,000 ft.² of brilliantly arranged environments, activities, live entertainment, and food trucks so you can snack and stroll with your family and friends. Don’t forget Santa’s Sleigh Adventure where you will need to help Santa, who has crashed his sleigh, find all his reindeer. Bring your family and help him deliver his presents in this interactive adventure. Check out Santa’s Sleigh Adventure at Christmas Glow Abbotsford between December 5 and January 4.
Highstreet’s Holiday Show
This is a perfect opportunity for families to enjoy the holiday spirit while on a budget: the show is totally free! You’ll get to tour a brightly decorated display at the Highstreet Shopping Centre on Saturday, November 16th at 5 PM. The centerpiece is the 65-foot-tall Christmas tree, which is one of the tallest in all of Canada. The Holiday Show frequently has guest appearances from Santa Claus and many of his reindeer. Additionally, any live shows are free on Saturdays at 5 PM until December 15.
Rustic Christmas Sign Painting
Glenda’s Christmas Cottage is quite the activity for the more artistically minded or families that want to spend some quality time doing arts and crafts. You’ll get to choose a design for your custom and classic rustic Christmas sign beforehand by emailing them; Glenda’s team handles all the preparatory work. All you have to do is show up with your friends and family and get to work! It’s a fantastic way to make your own Christmas decorations with a more unique spin. Admission is only $50 per person but order quickly, because it’s only happening on December 6.
CHASING CHRISTMAS – The Untold Story of Christmas
Christmas has evolved along with history, but it can be quite the experience to hear the story of Christmas delivered with a fresh take. Author and speaker Ross Breitbruez offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear the story of Christmas with both an engaging oral style and musical accompaniment. Music is provided by singer-songwriter Shylo Sharity. This event is perfect for anyone who wants to recapture some of the musical spirit of the holidays this season. It’s all going down on November 30, so reserve your seat fast!
Tree Decorating Class
Glenda’s Christmas Cottage is providing an additional special event on Sunday, November 24. Stop by her cottage and learn from a real designer how to create a jaw-dropping Christmas tree that’ll be the envy of everyone in your neighborhood. It’s a perfect way to shore up on your Christmas decorating skills and have a great time along the way. Even better, you get a $10 in-store credit to use at Glenda’s that very day once you complete the decorating class. Sprucing up your Christmas tree has never been easier or more exciting!
Solid Rock Christmas Party
Stop by the Solid Rock Church for a free holiday celebration. On Sunday, December 22 you can stop by and enjoy the ice-skating rink located on church property and check out some of their scrumptious as the streets. Not in the mood for skating? Why not try their hot chocolate bar at the mezzanine. The church wants everyone to come, whether you have lots of family or are alone for the holiday season. Be advised that you must take your own skates and helmet if you decide to go ice-skating during the party. All you have to do is register and you’re set to go!
Christmas Comedy Night
Holidays aren’t a hoot without a lot of laughter! Come check out the Christmas Comedy Night at Northview Community Church starting on Thursday, December 12 at 7:30 PM for a riotous routine delivered from three comedians. Coffee, tea, and some snacks are provided for all who attend, see you can warm up both on the inside and outside while the local comedians provide you with plenty of hilarious material. Tickets are $10 or less depending on the exact day you decide to attend. Pick one day or all four; it’s up to you!
Christmas with Sinatra
On December 18, Renee James Productions International is presenting Christmas with Sinatra, a one-of-a-kind musical event featuring the international singer and actor Dane Warren. He’s accompanied by the 19-piece Bruce James Orchestra, who are renowned for their excellence. What could be better than Christmas with holiday jazz sung in the spirit of the jazz king himself? Warren and the orchestra will perform several classic songs ranging from “The Little Drummer Boy” to “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”. Come enjoy the music and the beautiful, classy venue transformed into a holiday haven that will delight and transport you back to simpler days with Sinatra.
The Grinch Project
Abbotsford Children’s Theatre is hosting a play based on the original Grinch stories by Dr. Seuss. The original play was produced in 2004 but has been reworked just in time for Christmas 2019. It features a dazzling story that offers a continuation of the original Grinch tale, so even fans of the original book will be interested to see how this play progresses. The production includes acting from local kids, several pieces of original music, and the Grinch in a heroic role rather than a mischievous one.
Kickoff to Christmas Makers Market
The Christmas Makers Market is always a delight, but nothing beats when it first opens. Stop by the Agrec Centre this holiday season on November 29 and 30th to preview all of the best handmade goods and gifts from the Makers Market. Most of the excellent products on display go fast, so this is the best time to get your first look (and first purchasing chances!) for the best trinkets or displays. To make things even more exciting, the Market is hosting a raffle for a grand prize. Any purchase you make it to a ticket for the ultimate gift: $1000 in travel credit for TPI travel in Langley.