It’s been a busy Christmas season so far for the Williams Park lights displays in Langley, with hundreds of people driving through on some nights.
On Saturday, Dec. 3, a clear, cold evening, Christmas in Williams Park Society volunteers Vicki Asada and Kathy McMahon were on their feet almost the entire time, as driver after driver slowed up at the end of their trip to make donations that will go toward the cost of future light displays.
“We’ve had one sit-down for about a minute,” McMahon estimated, as dozens of cars lined up at the outdoor shelter where the seats, unused, and snacks, unopened, were stashed next to a propane fire pit for heat.
“We’re looking for volunteers,” Asada cheerfully told one driver when they praised the pair for their efforts.
Among the visitors on Saturday was a convoy of about a dozen brightly-lit four-by-fours, members of the Four Wheel Drive Association of B.C.
Travis Ketcheson, in the lead truck, said the hundreds of lights that covered his pickup were all LEDs that didn’t draw much electricity, and could run off his truck’s stock internal power.
“I thought it would be really cool [to visit the light display] because its a volunteer-based thing, put on by people who like to do it, and it’s kind of how we operate with our association, too,” Ketcheson told the Langley Advance Times.
Christmas in Williams Park is open every night until Sunday, Dec. 18 from 5 to 9 p.m., weather permitting.
Visitors are advised to visit the “Christmas in Williams Park Society” Facebook page before they go.
More photos can be seen at the Langley Advance Times Facebook page.
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