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CHRISTMAS FUN: Langley’s holiday activities have begun

Christmas fun is a listing of holiday events in Langley published during the Christmas season.

Contact event organizers with any questions, including costs, age limits, and COVID precautions for in-person events.

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Seventh annual Toy Drive: Infinite Expansion Foundation is hosting a toy drive to benefit the Ishtar Women’s Resource Society. Make a donation of new clothes, gift cards, and non-perishables until Dec. 12. Info: 604-446- 2444 or infiniteexpansionfoundation.ca.

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Celebrity Christmas Food and Toy Drive: Hockey stars Gino Odjick and Kirk McLean will be at a special event 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24 at the Shoppers Drug Mart in Murrayville for the Andy Bhatti Interventions and Survivors Supporting Survivors fundraiser benefitting Sophie’s Place Child & Youth Advocacy Centre, and the Centre for Child Development. Hockey players signing autographs for donations of cash, non-perishable food, or unwrapped toys for children.

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Winter Market: Richard Bulpitt Elementary event is Friday Nov. 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. with local vendors, concessions, and door prizes. Santa visits from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is by donation, and 50 per cent of all proceeds raised go to the Langley Food Bank.

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Suites and carols: Trinity Western University orchestra concert of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony and more starts at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 25 in the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 20097 72nd Ave. Info: music@twu.ca.

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Christmas Craft Fair: Riverside Calvary Chapel, 20178 96th Ave., has a fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26. More than 30 vendors and a concession.

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Magic of Christmas Toy Run: Bring an unwrapped toy for a child to the second annual memorial toy run in honour of Bradley McPherson on Nov. 26. Event runs noon to 4 p.m. at Murray Creek Ranch, 3652 216th St. Enjoy visits with Santa and photos, a hot chocolate station for kids and whisky tasting for adults, hot dogs, and more. Info: burnoutsinthesky.com.

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Holiday Market: Gordon Greenwood Elementary, 9175 206th St., has a market room 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, with more than 30 vendors, food and drink trucks, raffles, and more.

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Pet photos with Santa: Langley Animal Protection Society benefits from Club OpenRoad fundraiser at Mini Langley, 6025 Collection Dr., from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27. Book professional photos in advance at eventbrite.ca (event 465172091247).

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A Very Merry Christmas Market: Admission is a non-perishable donation to the food bank for the market at the Langley Golf Centre, 21550 44th Ave., on Tuesday, Nov. 29, and Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 2 to 8 p.m. each day.

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Holiday Magic: Fort Langley holiday events kick off at 11 a.m. on Dec. 3 with children’s performer Penny Pom Pom in the Fort Langley Community Hall. Tree lighting by Santa starts at 5 p.m. Santa arrives by canoe and leads a procession up to the hall for the lighting and entertainment. Free events but reserve a spot to see Penny at info@fortlangleycommunityhall.com.

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Magic of Christmas Festival: Langley City hosting free public festival noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Timms Community Centre, 20399 Douglas Cres. In lieu of Christmas parade, community has crafts for kids and adults, a letter to Santa booth, live ice carving and snow sculptures, a beer garden, food trucks, visits with Santa, live entertainment, Langley Arts Council artisan market, Downtown Langley Business Association draw for $500 in Downtown Dollars, a holidays lights scavenger hunt, and more. Info. langleycity.ca.

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Christmas Craft Sale: Brookswood Seniors Centre sale is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 3 at 19899 36th Ave.

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Christmas Craft Fair: Public invited to stop by Peterson Road Elementary, 23422 47th Ave., between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Dec. 3 for unique and local handmade items as well as lunch, treats, activities for kids, raffles, prizes, and more.

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114th Annual Christmas Bazaar: St. George Anglican Church, 9160 Church St., hosts an event with a hot soup lunch, bake table, Christmas greenery, crafts, raffles, kids make and take crafts, and more from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. Proceeds support various causes.

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Themes of Christmas: Langley Ukulele Ensemble concert starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 in the Chief Sepass Theatre, 9096 Trattle St. Tickets at eventbrite.ca (event 444690279597)

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Musica Intima: vocal ensemble concert called Winter Patterns is at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 in the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. Tickets: $10 to $40, available at musicaintima.org.

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Animal sponsorships: Critter Care Wildlife Society, a local rehabilitation shelter, offers sponsorship of the animals in care for $25 until Dec. 15. Shelter relies solely on donations. Info: www.crittercarewildlife.org.

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Groups are welcome to submit information about upcoming community events in Langley. Click here. Publication is at the discretion of the newspaper, and host groups are responsible for keeping their information up to date.

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