Shops host 12 Dayz Christmas party

Yorkson merchants are creating a sense of community.

The merchants of Willoughby Town Centre are spreading that warm feeling of Christmas with a community celebration that helps the Gateway of Hope.

As part of the 12 Dayz of Christmas on Dec. 12, the merchants have lined up entertainment, activities, treats and more, and are inviting the public to take part in a coat drive and food drive.

“It’s just a nice community event,” said Nicky Kruger, one of the organizers. “People don’t have to pay to participate. It’s to bring people together.”

The 12 Dayz of Christmas celebration runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the new development at 208th Street and 80th Avenue.

The day features performances by local singer Karen Lee Batten at 1 p.m. as well as local choirs, the Langley International Music School at 2 p.m., a DJ all day, a wreath making workshop and a fashion show by Vanilla Clothing.

As well there’s horse and carriage rides, photos with Santa and a themed petting zoo. Kids can do crafts or have their faces painted.

People are asked to bring new and gently used coats and winterwear for the coat drive. All sizes are welcome.

There’s also a food drive and people can drop off non-perishable food donations.

“It’s a final push to make sure that people can be warm this winter and have food in their tummies,” she said.

The shopping centre hosts two big community events during the year since it was constructed a few years ago. The previous Christmas event attracted about 1,000 people with the summer celebration a few months ago bringing together more than that.

 

Just Posted

VIDEO: G-Men seek revenge Saturday night in rematch at Langley Events Centre

Portland’s Winterhawks downed the Vancouver Giants 5-3 during a road trip down south.

UPDATE: Abbotsford murder victim was brother of slain gang leader

Mandeep Grewal gunned down Thursday, brother Gavin killed in North Van in 2017

LETTER: Retired firefighter defends union’s election involvement

In rebuttal to another letter writer’s stance on firefighter involvement in municipal politics.

Painful Truth: Homelessness is the only issue on Langley ballots

Reporter Matthew Claxton said reducing homelessness should be a focus for those elected.

Langley Advance What’s On: Oct. 18, 2018 edition

Submit Langley events: LangleyAdvance.com/add-event or news@langleyadvance.com (subject: What’s On).

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

3 in serious condition after altercation on Granville strip: police

Patrol officers came upon the fight just after 3 a.m. on Granville Street near Helmcken Street

B.C. passenger caught smoking weed in a car issued $230 fine

Saanich police did a field sobriety test on the driver and deemed it safe for him to drive

Pedestrian rushed to Lower Mainland hospital after being hit by car

Friday night crash is latest in rash of collisions involving pedestrians in Surrey

Payette invites critics to ‘come and spend a few days’ with her

Governor General Julie Payette made her first official to B.C. back in March

More pot stores expected in B.C. in coming ‘weeks and months’: attorney general

Attorney General David Eby and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth visited the new BC Cannabis Store in the province’s Interior

Telus launches charitable foundation to help vulnerable youth

The Telus Friendly Future Foundation complements other social initiatives by the company, including Mobility for Good

Police say suspicious death of B.C. artist ruled a homicide

Patrick Zube Aylward’s body was found in a residence on a rural road outside of Seton Portage, west of Lillooet, B.C.

Temporary roads being built in areas affected by landslide in northern B.C.

Emergency Management BC news release says Disaster Financial Assistance is available to eligible residents of the Peace River Regional District who may have been affected by the landslides

Most Read