Christmas

Allard Dental, 21183 88 Ave., is one of the festive local holiday displays for 2022. It is collecting toy and gift card donations for the Infinite Expansion Foundation toy drive. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

MAP: Christmas light displays are lighting up Langley for the holidays

Send details of local displays worth a look and get added to our interactive map

 

Thousands turned out to see Santa at the tree lighting after the parade in 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley City’s annual Christmas festival gets a fresh look

Celebrations will run for two days back-to-back

 

Amelia and Zoey were Santa’s special helpers at the 2019 Brookswood Night of Lights. They helped kids write letters to Santa. (Langley Advance Times files)

Brookswood to kick off holiday season with its annual lights festival

Raffle prizes, free apple cider, snacks, music, and more in the company Rudolph, Santa, and elves

 

Bell ringers from Inclusion Langley were taking donations for the Salvation Army Gateway of Hope last year. The annual Christmas Kettle Campaign is underway now. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

Bell ringing volunteers sought for Langley Christmas Kettle Campaign

Salvation Army’s Gateway of Hope is trying to raise $180,000 this season

Bell ringers from Inclusion Langley were taking donations for the Salvation Army Gateway of Hope last year. The annual Christmas Kettle Campaign is underway now. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Maddy, a one-year-old lab cross from Cloverdale, bought the whole family to Langley for a photo with Santa on Sunday, Nov. 27. Hosted by the OpenRoad Auto Group Mini dealership in Langley City, the event raised funds for the Langley Animal Protection Society. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Dogs pose for pictures with Santa at Langley fundraiser

Event supported Langley Animal Protection Society

Maddy, a one-year-old lab cross from Cloverdale, bought the whole family to Langley for a photo with Santa on Sunday, Nov. 27. Hosted by the OpenRoad Auto Group Mini dealership in Langley City, the event raised funds for the Langley Animal Protection Society. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Oak Bay resident Michael Hardiman reminds others to play it safe while hanging holiday lights after he fell, Saturday, Nov. 12 and returned home from the hospital the next Tuesday with a fractured vertebra. (Courtesy Michael Hardiman)

B.C. man with fractured spine warns of dangers in hanging holiday lights

‘Tis the season for decorations, ladders and the inevitable falls that go with them

Oak Bay resident Michael Hardiman reminds others to play it safe while hanging holiday lights after he fell, Saturday, Nov. 12 and returned home from the hospital the next Tuesday with a fractured vertebra. (Courtesy Michael Hardiman)
The City of Langley is celebrating a two-day Magic of Christmas Festival Dec. 3 and 4.

Langley brings the Magic of Christmas to Timms Community Centre Saturday + Sunday

The Magic of Christmas is coming to Langley this weekend! With the…

  • Nov 28, 2022
The City of Langley is celebrating a two-day Magic of Christmas Festival Dec. 3 and 4.
Hundreds turned out to walk through Glow Gardens in Langley on opening day Nov. 23. The Christmas light festival remains open on three acres of the Darvonda Nurseries in Milner until Dec. 31. The first five nights, at least, were sold out. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Crisis averted – rain threatened to derail Glow opening

Langley’s Christmas light festival at Darvonda Nurseries in Milner is back as a walk-through show

Hundreds turned out to walk through Glow Gardens in Langley on opening day Nov. 23. The Christmas light festival remains open on three acres of the Darvonda Nurseries in Milner until Dec. 31. The first five nights, at least, were sold out. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Allard Dental, 21183 88 Ave., is one of the festive local holiday displays for 2022. It is collecting toy and gift card donations for the Infinite Expansion Foundation toy drive. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s list of festive holiday displays is growing

Seen something cool? Is a neighbour all decked out? Send details of local displays worth a look

Allard Dental, 21183 88 Ave., is one of the festive local holiday displays for 2022. It is collecting toy and gift card donations for the Infinite Expansion Foundation toy drive. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
For the first time since 2019, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will make its annual journey through Canada and the U.S. to bring live music and raise holiday spirits across the regions. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Canadian Pacific/Neil Zeller **MANDATORY CREDIT**

CP Holiday Train returns to the rails for the first time in three years

Popular cross-country run will wrap up in Port Coquitlam on Dec. 18

For the first time since 2019, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will make its annual journey through Canada and the U.S. to bring live music and raise holiday spirits across the regions. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Canadian Pacific/Neil Zeller **MANDATORY CREDIT**
When securely fastened lights couldn’t be pried loose from the Christmas in Williams Park display in Langley — a portion of it seen here in 2021 — they were vandalized beyond repair. Damage was estimated in the hundreds of dollars by Barb Sharp, president of the non-profit group that puts on the annual drive-through event. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vandalism damages Langley Christmas in Williams Park light display

When an attempt to steal some lights apparently failed, power cords were cut into pieces

When securely fastened lights couldn’t be pried loose from the Christmas in Williams Park display in Langley — a portion of it seen here in 2021 — they were vandalized beyond repair. Damage was estimated in the hundreds of dollars by Barb Sharp, president of the non-profit group that puts on the annual drive-through event. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Knights of Columbus annual nativity scene atop Terrace City Hall on Dec. 14, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Nativity scene banned from B.C. town’s city hall after decades-long run

Volunteer group hoping to get Terrace to change its mind after annual tradition rejected

The Knights of Columbus annual nativity scene atop Terrace City Hall on Dec. 14, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
The annual Christmas lights display at 19646 49th Ave. was a sight to behold during Christmas 2021. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley list of Christmas light displays starting for 2022 season

Send in details of local holidays displays worth a look

The annual Christmas lights display at 19646 49th Ave. was a sight to behold during Christmas 2021. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Emma Hazelton, 7 sold holiday decorations at the annual Langley Meadows craft fair, which took place at the Langley Meadows Community School on Saturday, Nov. 5. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley group brings young and adult vendors under one roof

A wide variety of wintry items sold at the craft fair

Emma Hazelton, 7 sold holiday decorations at the annual Langley Meadows craft fair, which took place at the Langley Meadows Community School on Saturday, Nov. 5. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
The West Coast Christmas Show & Artisan Marketplace is at TRADEX Friday, Nov. 18 to Sunday, Nov. 20. Photo contributed

10 reasons you should not miss Western Canada’s leading holiday season show

The West Coast Christmas Show and Artisan Marketplace is at Tradex in Abbotsford Nov. 18 to 20

  • Nov 7, 2022
The West Coast Christmas Show & Artisan Marketplace is at TRADEX Friday, Nov. 18 to Sunday, Nov. 20. Photo contributed
A recent survey finds that Canadians will spend an average of $675 this holiday season. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

Survey shows Christmas bells will be ringing on Canada’s cash registers

One in five Canadians have not paid off last year’s holiday purchases

A recent survey finds that Canadians will spend an average of $675 this holiday season. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)
Jeff Birch, a Maple Ridge resident brought is spinning wheel to the Langley Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild show and sale. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Jeff Birch, a Maple Ridge resident brought is spinning wheel to the Langley Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild show and sale. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
As per WorkSafe BC’s new legislation only trained flag persons can do the traffic control job. Langley City’s Magic of Christmas committee, which relied on volunteers to help with traffic control would have to hire paid staff for the annual parade. Members and council “unanimously” decided to cancel the parade, and hold two-day festival instead. (file photo)

New WorkSafe BC regulation made annual X-mas parade ‘out of budget’

‘We have volunteers but we can’t use them,’ says committee member

As per WorkSafe BC’s new legislation only trained flag persons can do the traffic control job. Langley City’s Magic of Christmas committee, which relied on volunteers to help with traffic control would have to hire paid staff for the annual parade. Members and council “unanimously” decided to cancel the parade, and hold two-day festival instead. (file photo)
Glow Langley, running from Wednesday, Nov. 23 to Saturday, Dec. 31. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Glow returns to in-person format at Langley nursery

Kids scavenger hunt, food trucks, a holiday train ride, pictures with Santa, and more on offer

Glow Langley, running from Wednesday, Nov. 23 to Saturday, Dec. 31. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Van Trieu, customer service and events coordinator at Langley library with the books collected for the Wrap-a-Read program. Many families didn’t redeem their vouchers at this year’s Wrap-a-Read event that delivers new books to Langley children aged newborn to 18 years. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

1,000+ Langley kids receive new books post-Christmas

Langley Literacy Association’s first hosted the annual program in 2000

Van Trieu, customer service and events coordinator at Langley library with the books collected for the Wrap-a-Read program. Many families didn’t redeem their vouchers at this year’s Wrap-a-Read event that delivers new books to Langley children aged newborn to 18 years. (Special to Langley Advance Times)