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Lights and Bites in the Harrison River Valley

Winter evenings spent basking in the glow of holiday lights will warm your heart and put you in a festive mood, but after sightseeing in the chilly winter air, you’ll want to warm up and relax with some hearty food! It’s the perfect time of year for a fun date night that includes taking in holiday lights and enjoying a festive feast! Here are some places to take in lights – and bites – in the Harrison River Valley!


Every winter, the Harrison lakefront is transformed into a wondrous and magical spot to take your loved ones on an enchanting holiday walk during our Lights by the Lake Display! Dazzling light displays include the legendary Sasquatch and our local wildlife portrayed in custom built displays, old fashioned lamps and trees aglow with thousands of shimmering, colourful lights. This display lights up 2 km of the waterfront on Harrison’s promenade and runs until January 8th, 2024.

Other must-see light displays:
CP Holiday Train: Brilliantly lit with a kaleidoscope of colours, the holiday train pulls into Agassiz on Sunday, December 17 at 5:30pm, West of Hwy 9 across from the Agra Centre on Pioneer Avenue. A concert from 5:45-6:15pm with performers Tyler Shaw and Kiesza will entertain and delight!
Winter Night Lights: Pioneer Park in Agassiz dazzles with luminosity; stretching across the park from the Agassiz-Harrison Museum to the Agassiz Harrison Observer Newspaper Office, located directly across from the downtown shopping core! Stroll amongst the large sparkling trees, or take that Insta-worthy shot in the Gazebo, adorned in shimmering lights. Lights are on until December 31.
Rowena’s Inn: If you’re eagle watching at the Sandpiper’s Eagle Viewing Gazebo, make sure to stroll the beautiful grounds to see the resort aglow with lights! Lights are on throughout December.


Looking for area eateries open in the evenings during the winter season? You’ll love these options:

When you’re craving the classic taste of delicious pub grub:

Islands Bar 100 Esplanade Avenue – in the Harrison Hot Springs Resort
Old Settler Pub 222 Cedar Ave. Harrison 
Sossy’s Saloon 7215 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz
Sasquatch Inn & Pub 46001 Lougheed Highway, Harrison Mills

Gather with your BFFs for a hearty meal at these much-loved favourites:

The River’s Edge Clubhouse 14282 Morris Valley Road, Harrison Mills
Basecamp Burger Joint 140 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison
Black Forest Steak & Schnitzelhouse 180 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison 
Broken Whisk 7205 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz 
Morgan’s Bistro 160 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison 
Milos Greek Taverna 234 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison 
Pho Ho Vietnamese Noodle 160 Lillooet Road, Harrison
Sasquatch Inn & Pub 46001 Lougheed Highway, Harrison Mills

To see even more of our many outstanding eateries, click here.

We wish you a magical holiday season full of the most dazzling lights and tasty bites! To inspire your next visit to the Harrison River Valley, follow us on InstagramTikTokPinterest or Facebook, or stop by our Visitor Centre & Sasquatch Museum at #102, 160 Lillooet Road. Click the button below to explore even more!

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