Carolling in McBurney Plaza is a Christmas tradition in downtown Langley for the past four years. It continues in 2017, with the first performances Friday. (Special to the Langley Advance)

VIDEO: Carollers bring festive sounds to Langley City most Fridays

Shoppers will once again be entertained by choirs, musicians and bands this month in McBurney Plaza.

UPDATED: Carolling for this Friday, Dec. 15 has been cancelled. But the program is back the following weekend with the Brookswood Baptist Church choir performing from 5 to 6 p.m. and then musician Jessica Barbour is performing from 6 to 7 p.m.

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Carolling has long since been a Christmas tradition, albeit not as popular as it once was.

Well, for the fourth year in a row, the Downtown Langley Business Association (DLBA) is hoping to bring a festive feel to the City core Friday nights in December by hosting carolling in McBurney Plaza, said Teri James, executive director of the DLBA.

It kicks off Friday, Dec. 1, when carollers will be the plaza from 5 to 7 p.m.

“Nothing represents Christmas or welcomes people more than the sound of beautiful voices filling the air,” said James.

“We have a number of community choir groups who enjoy coming out for the simple joy of bringing beautiful music to others.”

The caroling will be based in the north end of the plaza, closer to Fraser Highway.

Each performance will be one hour and will feature either a musician, band, or choir, James explained.

“The music will be festive and fun to sing-a-long to. The idea is to bring a festive atmosphere to the downtown core while people are out shopping during the holiday season,” she elaborated.

On Dec. 1, musician Mike McLeod will be performing from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by musician Ranj Singh from 6 to 7 p.m.

Next week, on Friday, Dec. 8, a choir called the Southridge Carolers will be performing from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by musician Ashley Pater from 6 to 7 p.m.

The specific artists scheduled to perform on Dec. 15 and 23 have yet to be confirmed.

Free hot chocolate and coffee will be available, while supplies last.

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