Christmas fun around the Langleys

 

• Christmas tea, caroling and crafts: Chartwell Gardens invites the public to tea, a fundraiser for the Langley Christmas Bureau. Caroling led by Shylo Sharity starting at 2:30 p.m. Entertainment by Paws2Dance. Teas and baking by donation. New, unwrapped gifts for kids from birth to 18 accepted. Homemade crafts and gifts for sale. Nov. 29, 1:30 p.m., 8888 202nd St.

• Dickens Christmas Luncheon: St. Andrew’s United Church hosts a $7 lunch. There’s also home baking, cookies by choice, jewelry, fresh antipasto and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 29, 9025 Glover Rd.

• Season of Dreams: The Langley Community Chorus presents its 23rd annual Christmas concert featuring a wide array of musical styles. Nov. 29 at 3 p.m. at the Willoughby Reformed Church, 20525 72nd Ave. and 3 p.m. on Dec. 7 at Sharon United Church, 21562 Old Yale Rd. Tickets: adults $15, students $10, and 12 and younger free. Available at the door.

• A Christmas Carol: Admission is by donation for this dramatic, costumed reading at 7 p.m. on Nov. 29 at Willoughby Elementary School, 20766 80th Ave. Local musicians provide accompaniment. Mince pieces and cider available. Proceeds go to the Langley Pos-Abilities Society. Child care provided.

• Pet photos with Santa: Barnes Harley Davidson is once again hosting pet photos with the jolly ol’ elf with proceeds going to the Langley Animal Protection Society. Nov. 29, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 8859 201st St.

• Pet photos with Santa: The Tisol pet store has photos being taken for donations to Paws of Hope, a Burnaby animal welfare organization. Nov. 29 and Dec. 14, 11 a.m. to 3 pm., 20645 Langley Bypass.

• Kwantlen Craft and Food Market: The Seyem Quantlen Business Group presents the 11th annual market with a mix of First Nations crafts, art and unique items along with treats. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7, in the new Kwantlen Arts and Cultural Centre, 23905 Gabriel Lane.

• Holly Luncheon and Craft Sale: Sharon United Church has a sale of cookies by choice, home baking, crafts and used books. Dec. 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (lunch served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 21562 Old Yale Rd.

• Second annual Craft Fair: Richard Bulpitt Elementary has 50 vendors with unique products as well as door prizes, raffles, kettle corn and a concession. Free admission. Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 20965 77A Ave.

• Pet photos with Santa: Urban Safari Rescue Society invited people to bring in their pets for pictures. All money raised goes to the care and feeding of 350 rescued exotic animals at the society’s Cloverdale facility. Dec. 6 and 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1395 176thSt. Info: www.urbansafari.ca.

• Craft Fair: The Aldergrove Skating Club plays host, offering jewelry, crafts, cosmetics, linens, hair accessories, ornaments, some vendors and more. Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 2882 272 St.

• Caroling: Langley City, Southgate Church, Southridge Church, Brookswood Baptist Church and Christian Life Assembly have organized free singing in McBurney Plaza. 6-7:30 p.m. on Dec. 5, 12, 13, 18 and 19. Info: events@langleycity.ca or call 604-514-2940.

• Images of Adoration by Pepper Choplin: St. Dunstan’s choir presentes the Christmas Story in word and song followed by refreshments in the church hall. Admission by donation. Dec. 14, 7 p.m., 3025 24th St.

• Hospital gift shop: The Langley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary gift shop offers holiday items until Dec. 18. All proceeds go to buy medical equipment. Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays and holidays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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