The 23rd annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Abbotsford is on this Sunday in downtown from 1 - 5 p.m.
Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at 3 p.m. to greet the children and there will be more spectacular surprises added to the feastive lighting event.
Visitors will be able to enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies, while the kids make handprint antler headbands at the free make-and-take craft tent.
Revellers can also browse several vendor booths and downtown boutiques that will remain open for the event.
And of course there will be non-stop entertainment, featuring great local talent on the Community Stage.
The tree will come alive at 5 p.m. and there will be two draws afterwards for great prizes.
The public is invited to open the Christmas season, at West Railway and Essendene in downtown Abbotsford and surrounding blocks.