Santa and Mrs. Claus will be present around the clock for photo ops and whispers of so-desired Christmas gifts. (Aldergrove Star files)

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be present around the clock for photo ops and whispers of so-desired Christmas gifts. (Aldergrove Star files)

Santa comes to town for annual Aldergrove craft fair

St. Joachim & Ann’s parish hosts weekend of facepainting, games, goodies, and vendors

St. Joachim & Ann’s Christmas Craft Fair returns this weekend with a focus is on handmade, quality goods and foods from 40 vendors that will make great Christmas presents.

The Christmas Craft Fair will feature Santa and Mrs. Claus for wish-making and free photos, free face painting with Madame Butterfly, and the Christmas Bake Shop filled with traditional treats.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be present around the clock for photo ops and whispers of so-desired Christmas gifts.

There will also be a fish pond full of prizes for kids and a mix-and-match cookie bar to stock up on treats for holiday dessert trays.

The ladies of the parish will be serving chili and pie on Friday and a lunch of homemade soup, perogies, and sandwiches on Saturday – all the better to keep shoppers going as they check off every name on their Christmas list.

Also, keep an eye out for the Christmas Craft Fair mini-flyers at events throughout Langley because if you bring one to the craft fair, you can exchange it for a free cup of coffee.

Proceeds from a 50/50 draw and raffle will directly towards Christmas hampers for families in need in Aldergrove.

The Christmas Craft Fair opens its doors Friday, Nov. 22 from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is free. St. Joachim & Ann church hall is located at 2827 273rd St., in Aldergrove.