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Cougar Creek’s A Very Creepy Xmas Event

Cougar Creek's A Very Creepy Xmas

Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors in Surrey is one of Metro Vancouver’s top Halloween attractions. In December, for Christmas, it also hosts A Very Creepy Xmas.

A Very Creepy Xmas is like a Halloween haunted house and a Christmas attraction combined into one fun and spooky event. Ghoulish and scary-themed Christmas attractions are popular in the United States. Cougar Creek’s A Very Creepy Xmas, however, is the first of its kind in Canada (at least to our knowledge). If you like haunted houses, Halloween and Christmas, you should check it out!

NOTE: Due to the amount of snow at the venue, the last day of the season in 2022 was December 18th. The December 21st to 23rd dates have been CANCELLED!


For tickets and full details see Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors‘ website.


Cougar Creek Creepy Xmas


A Very Creepy Xmas at Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors

Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors is a popular haunted house in Surrey right down the street from Strawberry Hills movie theatre. During the holiday season the venue transforms into a scary Christmas-themed attraction.

A Very Creepy Xmas features two different haunted experiences full of animatronics and live actors. The haunts are full of hilariously ghoulish takes on the most merry of holiday seasons, as they combine the joys of Christmas with elements of horror.

At this unique Christmas attraction guests encounter creepy snowmen, evil elves and a wicked Santa Claus. There is also a Christmas-themed escape room with clues to discover and puzzles to solve as you frantically try to escape the Christmas party gone wrong. All experiences are recommended for folks ages 14 and up.

Surrey Food BankA Very Creepy Xmas is presented in association with the Surrey Food Bank. The holiday season is an especially important time to donate. Partial proceeds from all ticket sales benefit the Surrey Food Bank, and guests are also encouraged to bring their own donations. Please check www.cougarcreekhouseofhorrors.com for Surrey Food Bank’s list of most requested items.

In 2022 A Very Creepy Xmas ran on December 16th, 17th and 18th. It was also going to happen on December 21st, 22nd and 23rd, but those dates got cancelled due to snow. Hours of operation on all six days are from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors’ address is 12530 72nd Avenue in Surrey.


For tickets and full details see Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors‘ website.


Christmas Haunts in 2022

A Very Creepy Xmas features two Christmas-themed haunted houses and a Christmas-themed escape room in 2022. The first haunted house is The Kaverns of Krampus and the second is Hotel Frozen Terror. Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors also has its own escape room called The Xmas Escape From Incineration.

Details about all three activities are below.


The Kaverns of Krampus

One of the main haunted attractions at Cougar Creek’s Creepy Xmas is The Kaverns of Krampus. Guests walk inside the home of Krampus, an evil-looking being from European folklore who is rumoured to have a serious distaste for those who are naughty. He has terrifying eyes and curled horns. Krampus punishes those who misbehave, so you better not be nasty. Instead be very, very nice!


Krampus at a Very Creepy Xmas


Hotel Frozen Terror

The other main haunt is Hotel Frozen Terror. The set is a road-side motel, nicely decorated for the holiday season. However, there’s a mysterious plot involved. Guests are able to book into the motel at the jolliest and busiest time of the year but they never seem to check out. … Will you make it to the end?!


The Escape From Incineration

The Xmas Escape From Incineration is the escape room at Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors. As its name suggests, guests try to get out of a “burning” building before it’s too late! Everyone has 20 minutes to find clues and solve all the puzzles. And new for 2022, the escape room has an entire new track involving the neighbours and their Christmas party that goes horribly wrong! It’s silly, it’s hilarious and it’s lots of fun!

The escape room is for groups of two to six people, and, please note, there are fog effects and strobe lights involved.


For tickets and full details see Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors‘ website.


Kaverns of Krampus at Cougar Creek


Ticket Prices

Admission to Cougar Creek’s Creepy Xmas is the same for all ages. Tickets are available online for set time slots staggered 30 minutes apart. (NOTE: Tickets are more expensive at the door so Cougar Creek recommends buying tickets online and well ahead of time.)

For folks wanting to check out the two main haunted attractions, there are various types of tickets to choose from. All include access to both haunts.

General admission costs about $30 each (plus ticketing fees). Groups of 8 or more people get a discount of about $3 per person. There are also Xmas Speedpass tickets available for $50 each (plus ticketing fees) that guarantee shorter waiting times than normal. Lastly, VIP Xmas Speedpass tickets allow immediate entry into both haunts and cost about $80 per person (plus ticketing fees) and include a free photo and t-shirt.

Admission to the escape room is separate. Tickets for the escape room cost $15 per person (plus ticketing fees), but must be purchased for at least two people. Additional participants cost $15 each and can be paid for on site. A maximum of six people are permitted inside.

To buy your tickets visit the Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors website.


A Very Creepy Xmas Video

To give you an idea of what the attraction looks like, check out the following video. It shows scenes from A Very Creepy Xmas in 2022.

We got a preview of the venue and did the filming before it started up for the season, so before there were any actors. When the attraction is in full operation there is also music, more sounds and special effects you won’t see in the video. What you’ll see in the video will give you an idea of what to expect, but the real thing is so much better (and scarier)!

If you like haunted houses, you’ll love A Very Creepy Xmas.



Tips and Suggestions

Listed below are things that are good to know before going to Cougar Creek’s Creepy Xmas.

TIP #1: Don’t worry too much about the weather. The attraction is completely indoors and the lineups are inside.

TIP #2: The haunts have a Christmas theme but they’re scary! You have to walk through dark hallways and encounter live actors. However, groups with younger kids are given free glow sticks to warn the live actors to take it easy.

TIP #3: The live actors won’t grab you at all. Note that Cougar Creek sometimes uses professional stage effects such as fake blood, oil and other greasy liquids. Organizers recommend wearing dark clothing just in case something gets stained. Don’t wear your favourite outfit!

TIP #4: Backpacks and costumes are not permitted. You cannot bring your own food or drinks inside. If you get hungry or thirsty, there are warm drinks and special holiday treats on sale at the concession.

TIP #5: Unfortunately, this event is not wheelchair accessible.


Cougar Creek's A Very Creepy Xmas


Other Information

For more information about the attraction visit the Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors website.

To learn more about the attraction at Halloween, see our article about Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors (which years ago was called Potters House of Horrors).