Tree lighting festival features big-name artists

Fefe Dobson and These Kids Wear Crowns to headline free Surrey event Dec. 3.

Fefe Dobson and These Kids Wear Crowns (below) will headline Surrey's Tree Lighting Festival on Dec. 3.

Fefe Dobson and These Kids Wear Crowns will headline Surrey’s Tree Lighting Festival, kicking off the Christmas season with an all-day celebration for the entire family.

The festival gates open at 2 p.m. on Dec. 3 and the event features games, toys and crafts for kids, a curling zone, road hockey and the MoYO youth bus.

Entertainment is ongoing throughout the day courtesy of the Tainted Lovers, Touch of Brass, Ali Milner and Surrey Celebration Dance Team.

Canadian pop singer Dobson, known for her hits Stuttering and Can’t Breathe, will perform at 6:45 p.m., with These KidsĀ  bringing songs like Break It Up and Jumpstart to the stage beginning at 8 p.m.

The tree lighting, complete with a visit from Frosty and Santa Claus, is at 5 p.m.

The Surrey Tree lighting Festival takes place at the foot of Central City Tower (102 Avenue and 135 Street).

Admission is free, with donations to the Surrey Food Bank collected on site.

For more information, check www.surrey.ca/treelighting.