Santa Claus is coming to Aldergrove on Saturday

Free family Christmas fun in Aldergrove on Dec. 10

On Saturday, Dec. 10 Aldergrove will host family-friendly events to celebrate the holiday season and usher in Aldergrove Christmas Light-Up

On Saturday, Dec. 10, the town of Aldergrove will host several family-friendly events to celebrate the joy of the holiday season and usher in the Aldergrove Christmas Light-Up.

The afternoon begins with the Aldergrove Elks’ 22nd annual Children’s Christmas Celebration, followed by the 23rd annual Aldergrove Christmas Light-Up Parade, and will end with the third annual Christmas Parade After Party that includes the lighting of Aldergrove’s official Town Christmas Tree.

All of these events are free to the community, although organizers also encourage everyone to bring some non-perishable food to donate to the Food Bank.

The 22nd annual Children’s Christmas Celebration takes place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Aldergrove Legion. Sponsored by the Aldergrove Elks, the event features Santa, Queen Elsa, Madam Butterfly, refreshments and more.

The 23rd Annual Christmas Light Up Parade starts at 6 p.m., Dec. 10, with floats rolling down at Fraser Hwy. from Old Yale Road to 273 Street. It is sponsored by the Aldergrove Agricultural Fair and Festival Association. The parade will include all of the usual guests such as Queen Elsa, the Fast Draw champions of the world, regional celebrities and of course Santa will preside from his perch on the final float of the parade where he will guide all merry goers to the parade After Party.

Food Bank Donations will be collected along the parade route so remember to stock up on some extra non-perishable food and bring them to the festivities.

For parade entry forms and volunteer information, visit or contact Karen at 604-418-9507.

The third annual Christmas Parade After Party runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Vineyard Church (formerly Elks Hall), 27309 Fraser Hwy., immediately following the parade. This family-friendly event is sponsored by the Aldergrove Business Association. Come by after the parade and warm up with hot chocolate, popcorn, and hot dogs. Bring your kids’ letters to Santa to drop off in Canada Post’s Red Mailbox. Take in the sounds of the Christmas season with some of Aldergrove’s local choirs.

Light Our Town’s Christmas Tree

The Aldergrove Business Association and The Aldergrove Star are sponsoring a colouring contest, and the winner will light Aldergrove’s official Town Christmas Tree. The winner will also win a Family Christmas Basket from Aldergrove Business Association member businesses. Contest is open to children ages 8 and under – download your colouring sheet and contest entry instructions at

Aldergrove Light Up Contest

The Opening Ceremonies of the Aldergrove Christmas Light Up Season officially kick off three contests:

• Aldergrove Residential Light Up Contest

• Aldergrove Residential Door Light Up Contest (For the Kids!)

• Aldergrove Business Light Up Contest

Watch this paper in coming weeks for details on how you can enter and which prizes are awaiting the proud victors.

For more information, visit or

Make sure to support our sponsors for these events: the Township of Langley, Aldergrove Star, Aldergrove Credit Union, Eze Rent It Centre, Otter Co-op, A&W, Save-On-Foods, Aldergrove Vineyard Church, and All Seasons Garden Centre.

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