It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
The community is rolling out the welcome mat for Santa Claus this weekend, and in the immortal words of late entertainment guru Ed Sullivan, "It's going to be a really big show. Really big."
Storefronts and interiors have been festively adorned with the trappings of the season - along with some great local deals on gifts for friends and loved ones, so there's no real need to go out-of-country for your shopping needs.
Shopping for Christmas gifts locally helps local businesses that depend for much of their annual revenue on this season. so it's kind of like giving twice. And by assuring a healthy local economy, the whole community benefits [Black day when money leaves, Nov. 22 Opinion, Langley Advance].
But there's more fun than shopping in store for the lead-up to the most joyous holiday of the year.
Don't miss Langley City's Country Christmas and Magic of Christmas Parade on Saturday. Organizers assure that this year's spectacle will enthrall the kiddies expectantly waiting for Santa to arrive.
The parade starts at 6 p.m., finishing at Douglas Park, where the Country Christmas festivities get underway at 6: 30 p.m., with performances and carol singing at the Spirit Square Stage. The tree lights up at 7: 15 p.m. (See page B10 for details.)
Enjoy the view at Williams Park, as Christmas lights enhance the park's natural beauty during most of the lead-up period to Christmas. (See page B5.)
The Aldergrove Christmas Light Up Parade is an annual don't-miss-it event, this year on Dec. 8. (See page B12.)
Don't forget the reason for the season, - the spirit of giving - not just for friends and family, but for everyone, including those who have less than the rest. (See our Spirit of Christmas section, pages B1-16.)
The Spirit of Christmas is indeed settling all around us. Enjoy!