Santa and Mrs. Claus capped off the Spirit of Christmas parade.

Rain can’t quench Langley’s Christmas spirit

A Christmas parade kicked off the season in Langley City.

An evening of heavy rain didn’t prevent hundreds of people from turning out for the annual Spirit of Christmas Parade in Langley City on Dec. 5.

“It’s one thing I can say about Langley, they’re super supportive,” said Teri James of the Downtown Langley Business Association.

She estimated 500 to 600 people lined the parade route along Fraser Highway to watch 42 entrants.

The parade was preceded by a number of afternoon and evening events – including choral singing, face painting, a Letters to Santa station, and a magic show by Wes Barker.

The parade had 15 new entrants, 10 more than last year, said James.

One of the new entrants was a local family who dressed up in bright sequined outfits and lights and rode their bikes in the parade.

That kind of family entry is something the organizers are considering encouraging in future parades alongside organizational entries, James said.


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