Christmas Festivities in Abbotsford: Passport to Christmas

For anyone looking for the sweetest holiday treasures, Tourism Abbotsford invites everyone to participate in the Passport to Christmas program. 

From November 1st to December 22nd, Lower Mainland residents are invited to visit 10 local businesses, specializing in the unique and memorable, where everyone can ‘shop, stamp, and win’! 
The Passport to Christmas partner list includes:  

Tanglebank Gardens & Brambles Bistro

Onnink’s Blueberry Farm

Glenda’s Christmas Cottage

Singletree Winery

Maan Farms

Lepp Farm Market

Nature’s Pickins Market

Homestead Nurseryland & Florist

West Coast Christmas Show 

Abbotsford Visitor Centre

To play, participants are asked to pick up a passport at any of the stops, visit as many as possible, answer a trivia question, get the passport stamped, and then to drop it back off at any of the businesses. Plus, a bonus stamp is rewarded if a picture is posted on Instagram (or on Twitter at the West Coast Christmas show),. Official hashtag is #PassporttoChristmas. In order to win, at least six stamps must be earned. 

On December 23rd, two names will be drawn and awarded prizes. Prize #1 is the Ultimate Abbotsford Getaway, which includes chauffeured transportation around town, wine tasting at Singletree Winery, spa treatment, dinner for two at the new S+L Kitchen & Bar, and an overnight stay at Brookside Inn, one of Canada’s Top 10 Small Hotels. Prize #2 is a long-table dinner for 12 at Brambles Bistro.
It’s hard to visit all the stops in one day, which is why Abbotsford hotels are offering a 20% discount off their best available rate. Visitors simply need to quote Passport to Christmas upon booking. Hotels include:

Sandman Suites Hotel

Sandman Abbotsford Airport Hotel

Best Western Bakerview

Best Western Plus

Quality Hotel and Conference Centre

Super 8

Coast Abbotsford Hotel

To add to the merriment, Abbotsford has two Christmas tree lightings and festivals on November 19th at High Street and November 25th in downtown Abbotsford. From 3-9pm, the Historic Downtown’s Winter Jubilee has an artisan night market, talented musicians, street carollers, fun eats, and a few more surprises in store. High Street has Santa Clause, dancing elves, and promises a magical snowfall. 
Passport to Christmas accommodates all budgets and has something for everyone. To learn more, visit

About Tourism Abbotsford

Tourism Abbotsford represents over 300 marketing partners, leads the delivery of Visitor Services, and has operated the Fraser Valley Tradex & Exhibition Centre (Tradex) since 2003. Tourism Abbotsford’s commitment to best practices has resulted in being recognized as a BC Tourism Industry Award recipient in Community Sport Tourism, in addition to earning a BC DMO Professional Excellence Award. To learn more, visit and search #exploreabbotsford on social media channels.

{{Giveaway}} Christmas in the Valley #NorthPoleBC

North Pole BC Festival of Christmas 2014 from Giggle Booth Photos on Vimeo.

The North Pole BC is the Fraser Valleys premier family Christmas attraction. The 2015 season will be the second year that Santa Claus and his Elves have transformed the space at the Tradex in Abbotsford BC into a magical Christmas village loaded with interactive displays, hands on activities and live entertainment to keep the entire family entertained.

North Pole BC

Photo credit: North Pole BC

The North Pole BC Festival of Christmas runs select days from December 4th through to December 23rd, 2015. Tickets are on sale now through the North Pole BC website. (
Visits are to be pre-booked on-line to avoid disappointment as time slots do sell out quickly.

Things to Do:

  • Write a letter to Santa and mail it at the post office
  • Story time with Mrs.Claus
  • Decorate gingerbread cookies
  • Search for Santa who is regularly spotted around the North Pole
  • Make a toy in the workshop ( additional fees)
  • Photos with Santa available for additional fee, times are limited

To book your visit, please click here!

North Pole BC

Photo credit: North Pole BC

{{The GIVEAWAY!!}}

    • Enter to win a family pass to the North Pole BC.
    • Family pass is good for up to 5 people.
    • Valid from December 5th to 23rd for any available time slot.
    • Visit must be pre-booked and is subject to availability.
    • Does not include attractions outside of the North Pole, such as the midway and dining hall.
    • Parking is not included, parking is paid to the Tradex.
    • Fee is $6 of which $2 is donated to the Abbotsford Food Bank.
    • Pass does not include toy workshop or Santa photos.

This giveaway is open to residents of the Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley areas, and ends December 4th, 2015. Please enter via the Rafflecopter link below.

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Photo credit: North Pole BC

Photo credit: North Pole BC