Meet a few of the workers participating in Church of the Valley’s holiday musical, The Christmas Toy Factory. It’s on Friday and Saturday at the church.

Langley church offers glimpse into a Christmas toy factory

Church in the Valley presents two showings of a holiday musical.

Langleyites can experience Christmas through the eyes of a Christmas toy factory worker – dare they say elf – named Buddy this weekend.

Church in the Valley is presenting another Christmas musical that shows Friday and Saturday night at the east Langley church.

It’s the The Christmas Toy Factory, a dramatic musical production for the whole family, explained senior pastor David Jamieson.

The musical is written by Phil Spoelstra and directed by Colleen Zapotichy, with a cast of between 50 and 60 people – young and old – taking their turn on stage.

The team has been working on this Christmas production since October to prepare for this weekend’s showing, Jamieson said.

It’s an “entertaining Christmas musical filled with laughter, song, and a colourful cast that puts a unique spin on the story of Christmas,” he elaborated.

This is a brand new production for the Church in the Valley team.

“As Christmas approaches, Buddy shares the true story of Christmas with a host of characters including his coworkers and Paul, the ambitious factory manager.

“Like many people, these hard workers are just trying to survive the busyness of the Christmas season,” Jamieson said.

“In the last days leading up to Christmas, these busy characters become captivated by the miraculous story of Mary and Joseph, and the birth of Baby Jesus in Bethlehem.”

Doors open for both Friday’s and Saturday’s shows at 6:30, with the musical beginning each night at 7:30 p.m.

The Seventh-day Adventist church is located at 23589 Old Yale Rd. While the event is free, people are asked to reserve spaces by calling the church at 604-514-8335 or online.

Just Posted

Cyclist injured in Langley hit-and-run

Rider was taken to hospital

Phasing plans for Brookswood defeated

Council voted against staggering neighbourhood planning in Brookswood-Fernridge.

LETTER: Canada should not be selling weapons abroad

A Langley man is critical of Canada for selling arms that are being used to kill civilians.

Langley author pens tribute to the men and women of Canada’s military for Remembrance Day

‘A soldier, a sailor and an airman … stood before the Pearly Gates’

LETTER: Langley candidate pleasantly surprised by campaign

A local woman who ran for municipal council is grateful for the experience.

VIDEO: B.C. legislature clerk, sergeant at arms suspended for criminal investigation

Clerk of the House Craig James, Sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz on administrative leave

Former NHL player and coach Dan Maloney dies at 68

Maloney coached the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets

Ex-MSU president charged with lying to police about Nassar

Lou Anna Simon was charged Tuesday with lying to police during an investigation

Police aim to prevent retaliation after Hells Angel found dead under B.C. bridge

IHIT confirms Chad Wilson, 43, was the victim of a ‘targeted’ homicide

Otter makes a snack out of koi fish in Vancouver Chinese garden

Staff say the otter has eaten at least five fish

Police looking into two more incidents at private Toronto all-boys’ school

Police and the school have said two of the prior incidents involved an alleged sexual assault

B.C. lumber mills struggle with shortage of logs, price slump

Signs of recovery after U.S. market swings, industry executive says

25% of Canadians still won’t say they use pot, survey says

Statistics Canada poll says Canadians on average were 18.9 years old when they first tried pot.

Canucks’ 50/50 jackpot expected to surpass $1 million

The guaranteed prize for one lucky winner will be $500,000 minimum when Vancouver hosts LA Nov 27

Most Read