Christmas Fun: Langley’s events to Dec. 25

A regularly updated listing of Langley's holiday events.

* Volunteers needed: two hour shifts, daily to Dec. 24, various locations. Help with the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign as bell ringer. Local kettles raise funds for the Gateway of Hope. Info: kettles@gatewayofhope.ca or gatewayofhope.ca.

* Pet photos with Santa: 5:15 to 6 p.m., Nov. 27 and Dec. 1 and 11, Willowbrook Shopping Centre. Book at www.shopwillowbrook.com. Restrictions apply (see online for rules).

* Christmas in Williams Park: 5:30 to 9 p.m., Dec. 5 to 17, 6595 238th St,. The park is decorated for the holidays and the public can drive through daily. Free. Volunteers needed for set up (Nov. 26 and 27) and take down (Dec. 18) as well as greeters while the display is open. Info: facebook.com/Christmas-in-Williams-Park-Society.

* Photos with Santa: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 3 and 10, Barnes Harley Davidson, 8859 201st St. Get photos taken with Santa and on a motorcycle for a donation to the food bank.

* Annual charity auction: 7 p.m., Nov. 24, Murrayville Town Pub. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley benefits from the auction of collectibles, sports memorabilia, gifts, toys and more. Info: admin.langley@bigbrotherbigsisters.ca or 604-530-5055.

* Peace on Earth, Goodwill Through Song: 3 p.m., Nov. 25, Willoughby Reformed Church, 20515 72nd Ave. The Langley Community Chorus performs an array of seasonal music. Tickets: $10-$18, at Long and McQuade or Brown Paper Tickets online. Info: langleycommunitychorus.org.

* Walnut Grove Christmas Market: 4 to 8 p.m., Nov. 25, West Langley Hall, 9400 208th St. Vendors, food trucks, tastings, family fun, and live entertainment. Info: facebook.com/events/1697577743894069.

* Annual Christmas Sale and Tour: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 25, 26 and 27, Julie Bourne studio, 4300 200th St. The public can see the clay sculptures, tour the studio and see live demonstrations. Lampwork bead demos throughout the day. Info: 604-356-6994.

* Christmas Fair: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, Nov. 26, #100 – 20436 Fraser Hwy. New Directions invites the public to a craft fair with an international flair. Table rentals will go to provide Christmas hampers. Public welcome to bring a non-perishable item for the hampers.

* A Christmas Carol: 7 to 10 p.m., Nov. 26, Sharon United Church, 21562 Old Yale Rd. A dramatic reading in costume of the Dickens’ classic includes the Langley Children’s Choir and benefits the Langley Pos-Abilities Society. Mince pies and mulled cider. Live music. Tickets: $10 per person or $25 for a family. Info: facebook.com/events/334126470291972.

* Winter Craft Fair: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 26, Douglas Park Community School, 5409 206th St. Crafters, artisans, home-based businesses and more. Food bank donations accepted at the door. Tables available. Info: facebook.com/douglasparkpac or douglasparkpac@gmail.com.

* Christmas Market: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 26, James Kennedy Elementary, 9060 212th St. The elementary PAC sale offers decor, jewelry, baking, woodwork, art, sewing, ornaments and more at more than 50 stalls. Free admission.

* Fourth annual fair: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 26, 20965 77A Ave. Richard Bulpitt Elementary’s PAC has organized a sale with 50 vendors, door prizes, a 50/50, lunch, snacks, and more.

* North Otter Elementary: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 26, 5370 28th St. More than 40 crafters and vendors.

* Utopia Marketplace Holiday Bazaar: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 26, Fort Langley Community Hall. More than 40 local vendors. Free parking. Free tote bags for the first 150 people. Info: facebook.com/events/196631320695815.

* Craft fair: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 26, Calvary Baptist Church, 27233 Fraser Hwy. The fair offers homemade local crafts, ornaments, candles, framed paintings, sewing and more.

* Toy Shop After Dark: 7 p.m., Nov. 26, Mysfit Fitness

#8 6263 202nd St.. Students and staff perform various hoop, pole and dance numbers in a holiday show. Tickets: $20. Info: facebook.com/events/1328809677150034.

* Coast Salish Christmas Market: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 27, Fort Langley Lions Hall, 23022 88th Ave. First Nations art, jewelry, treats, and more.

* Photos with Santa for autistic children: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Nov. 27, Willowbrook Shopping Centre. A special quiet session will be held. Book at www.shopwillowbrook.com.

* Speed for Need: 6 to 8 p.m., Dec. 1, Fast Track Karting, 5760 Production Way. A donation of non-perishable food or cash gets a free race. First come, first serve basis. Restrictictions apply. Benefits the Langley Christmas Bureau and Sources Langley Food Bank. Info: fasttrackkarting.ca.

* Brookswood Village Night of Lights: 5:30 to 7 p.m., Dec. 2, Brookswood (40th Avenue and 200th Street). The Brookswood Village Merchants Association invites everyone to enjoy family activities. Ukulele ensembles performs 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. Kids photos with Santa Paw (bring own camera and a donation to the Langley Food Bank). Kids can do pet crafts. Info: brookswoodvillage.com.

* A Christmas Carol radio play: 7:30 p.m., Dec. 2 and 3, and 3 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4, Clova Cinema, 5732 176th St. A 1940s style radio play featuring live music and sound effects. Tickets: $18 to $20. Limited seating. Advance tickets recommended. Info: imaginethatplace.com/tickets-upcoming-shows-2.

* Mrs. Santa: 11 a.m., Dec. 3, 10 and 17,#109 – 20631 Fraser Hwy. The Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation plays host to Santa’s wife for stories, gifts and more. The foundation thrift shop has holiday items and the 2017 Walk to Banff calendars for $20.

* It’s a Wonderful Life: 7 p.m., Dec. 3, Home Church Langley, 20050 53rd Ave. The church is showing the classic movie as a fundraiser with Compassion Canada to help eight-year-old Goerge in Burkina Faso. $5.

* Coghlan Craft Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 3, Coghlan Fundamental School, 4452 256th St. Vendors, baking, silent auction, and activities for kids. Rentals available. Info: jennifercoby@gmail.com.

* Breakfast with Santa: 9 to 11 a.m., Dec. 3, Douglas Recreation Centre, 20550 Douglas Cres. Info: Crafts, painting, breakfast and visits with Santa. $10 per person. Free for children three and younger. Must register in advance. Info: 604-514-2865.

* A Homemade Christmas: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 3, St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 20955 Old Yale Rd. Buy Local Langley and Fraser Valley Artisans present the fair and fundraiser with vetted vendors and draws. Bring a donation to the Langley Christmas Bureau and receive an entry into a gift basket draw.

* Pioneer Christmas: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Dec. 3, Langley Centennial Museum. Sign up in advance (spots fill quickly) for cookie decorating, pioneer and traditional crafts, a colouring contest, ’Twas the Night Before Christmas reading, pioneer toys, Santa visits, a gift, and mailing Santa letters from the historic post office. $10 for family of four. Info: 604-532-3536 or hbennett@tol.ca.

* St. George’s Bazaar: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 3, 9160 Church St. Find jewellry, jams, jellies, baking, crafts, wreaths and a children’s gifshopping experience.

* Magic of Christmas Parade: 6 to 9 p.m., Dec. 3, Fraser Highway one-way section.

* Craft and Recycle Sale: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Dec. 3, Brookswood Seniors’ Centre, 19899 36th Ave. Members are selling home made crafts and recycled goods and collectibles. $2. Info: brookswood.ca.

* Holly luncheon and bazaar: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 3, United Churches of Langley, 21562 Old Yale Rd. Stop by the former Sharon United Church for lunch, home baking, cookies, crafts, used books and jewelry.

* Christmas Classics and more: 3 p.m., Dec. 3, Fort Langley Lions Hall, 23022 88th Ave. The Langley Concert Band invites everyone to an afternoon of music. Admission by donation. All ages.

* Big Rigs for Kids: 4:30 p.m., Dec. 4, Cloverdale. Decorated trucks take part in the Cloverdale Christmas Parade before travelling to Surrey City hall.

* Christmas with the King: 7 p.m., Dec. 8, Cascades Summit Theatre. Elvis Elite’s Steve Elliot  performs. Tickets: $25 at casino guest services. Info: 604-530-2211.

* Murrayville Holiday Market: 4 to 9 p.m., Dec. 9 and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Dec. 10, Murrayville Hall, 21667 48th Ave. Free admission and 40 vendors.

* Aldergrove Elks Celebration: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Dec. 10, Aldergrove legion. The Elks host their annual family celebration with activities, Santa, Queen Elsa, face painting, hot dog, juice, and more. Free.

* Aldergrove Light Up Parade: 6 p.m., Dec. 10, Fraser Highway in downtown Aldergrove. Aldergrove Business Association hosting after party with Santa, Queen Elsa, a tree lighting, carols, entertainment, refreshments, a Canada Post box to drop off letters to Santa, and more. Hot chocolate stations along the route. Info: AldergroveFair.ca.

* Christmas on King Street: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Dec. 10, King Street, Fort Langley. Join the Langley Arts Council, the Langley Centennial Museum, and the BC Farm Museum for vendors, artisan, artists, family and children’s activities (both traditional and modern), carolers, a Christmas tree lot, photos in a carriage or sleigh, and more. Info: langleyarts.ca.

* Pancakes with Santa: 9 to 11 a.m., Dec. 11, Krause Berry Farm, 6179 248th St. Breast cancer fundraiser features breakfast, live music, facepainting, LEGO, elves, Santa and more. No advance tickets. Info: www.krauseberryfarms.com.

* Christmas in the Village: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 16, 17 and 18,  Fort Langley. Festive market with A Christmas Carol theme. Info: facebook.com/events/901911929938515.

* Mark and Colleen Donnelly: 6 to 11 p.m., Dec. 16, Murrayville Hall, 21667 48th Ave. Music, Santa, appies and dessert, a silent auction, and more. Benefitting the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation. Tickets: $45 per person at eventbrite (27960004125). Info: 604-220-6590 or hungexmark@shaw.ca.

* Christmas Skate-Tacular: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Dec. 17, George Preston Recreation Centre. The Langley Skating Club’s annual show includes guests Nikolas Wamsteeker and Haley Sales (members of Canada’s Senior Ice Dance Team). Two shows. Tickets: $10 for adults and $5 for those 12 and younger. Info: skatelangley.com.

* Themes of Christmas: 7:30 p.m., Dec. 18, 20719 48th Ave. (Langley Evangelical Free Church). The Langley Ukulele Ensemble’s annual holiday performance will include a new ensemble. Assigned seating. Tickets: $22.50 adult or $17.50 seniors and under 12.

 

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