Surrey Announces line up for 2012 Tree Lighting Festival

The City of Surrey will illuminate Central City Plaza on November 24th and light the City’s official Christmas tree at the annual Tree Lighting Festival presented by Coast Capital Savings. The highlight of this spectacular family event will involve Mayor and Council joining Frosty and Santa as they turn the switch to light the City’s official Christmas tree and kick off the holiday season in Surrey.

We are excited to announce that this years headliner is Dragonette. This electropop group is behind the massive hit “Hello”. After the success of 2008’s album Fixin to Thrill, and wild international popularity of their 2010 single Hello (with French DJ Martin Solveig), Dragonette have graduated to more complex, sophisticated sound, one that has all the trademark hooks of their earlier electropop hits combined with a new depth of feeling.

They will be joined by Dear Rouge. This Pop/Rock duo out of Vancouver was the Peak Performance Project Top 20 Finalist. They created the single “Heads Up! Watch Out!”.

Check out our full line-up scedhule.

The Surrey Tree Lighting Festival is at the Plaza at the foot of Central City Tower (102 Avenue and 135 Street) and includes winter activities such as road hockey and sleigh rides. In addition to live music, families can enjoy plenty of holiday cheer with face painters, kid’s crafts and ice carving demos.

Gates open at 12:00 PM with the Tree Lighting Ceremony slated for 6:15PM and the concert finale at 7 PM. The entire festival is free for the public and the Surrey Food Bank will be onsite to collect donations.

The Tree Lighting Festival is one of the City’s signature special events. Visit to find out more about the event.

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