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Harrison Hot Springs Christmas Lights by the Lake

Harrison Village Christmas Lights

Harrison Hot Springs celebrates the Christmas season with its Sasquatch-themed Lights on the Lake event which features pretty illuminations and decorations.

The lights are usually up from late November until mid-January. This past season was no exception. The event happened between November 18th, 2023, and January 7th, 2024.


Harrison Hot Springs at Christmas

Harrison Hot Springs’ Lights by the Lake is a fun event where the resort town decorates its waterfront with Christmas lights.

Except for the opening event in November, Lights by the Lake only consists of beautiful light displays along the waterfront. They are pretty, free to see and a nice addition to the resort at night in winter.


Harrison Park Christmas Lights
Christmas Lights at the Waterfront


Opening Day Event

Opening day for the Lights by the Lake attraction is a community event with extra activities. In 2023, the event ran on Saturday, November 18th, from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

There were Sasquatch dance performances, photo opportunities with Santa Claus and free hot chocolate. The lights turned on at 5:30 pm and a 15-minute fireworks display followed shortly after.


About the Lights

The Lights by the Lake attraction features dozens of light displays all along the waterfront on the grass in front of Esplanade Avenue. Stores and restaurants in the town are decorated too.

The light displays have had a Sasquatch theme every year so far. Some of the illuminations are just traditional Christmas lights, but some of them are shapes and scenes with a Big-Foot theme.


Harrison Resort Christmas Snowman
Snowman at Harrison Hot Springs Resort


Tips & Advice

Below are some tips and suggestions to help you make the most of your visit to Harrison Hot Springs during the Lights on the Lake event.

TIP #1: If you go to Harrison for the hot springs you’ll want to stay at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort. There is a small and fairly simple facility in town that’s open to the public, but the best pools are restricted to patrons of the resort.

TIP #2: If you plan to visit Harrison and stay overnight for the hot springs, late November until late January is a good time to go. The lights at night are beautiful and the water is especially inviting when it’s cold out.

TIP #3: If you aren’t staying overnight in Harrison there isn’t a lot to do in the evening except admire the lights and enjoy dinner at a restaurant. If going just for the lights and only for a few hours, combine your trip with dinner in the town and/or head out early and explore the area before the sun goes down.

TIP #4: Look out for the town’s Sasquatch mascot character! In addition to making an appearance at the inaugural event on the first Saturday, he occasionally shows up on other days too.


Harrison Christmas Sasquatch
Sasquatch at Harrison Hot Springs


Other Information

For more details about the winter attraction, click Lights by the Lake. To learn more about the town and surrounding area, click Harrison Hot Springs or the Fraser Valley.

Other Christmas attractions and light displays worth checking out in the Fraser Valley include both Glow Christmas and Martini Town Merry & Bright in Langley.

There are also pretty Christmas illuminations worth checking out in December in Cultus Lake most years (if you happen to be in the area at night).

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