Christmas

Hallmark holiday movies get filmed in and around Aldergrove. (Aldergrove Star files)

Ryan’s Regards: It’s a Wonderful Pandemic

Cue to onslaught of COVID-19-themed Christmas movies

Hallmark holiday movies get filmed in and around Aldergrove. (Aldergrove Star files)
Brookswood seniors received holiday gifts during a special parade on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 (Bria Communities/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley seniors groups team up to host Christmas parade of gifts

A seniors food program and seniors complex firm deliver goodies to many

Brookswood seniors received holiday gifts during a special parade on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 (Bria Communities/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Clayton Lindberg, RE/MAX realtor in Aldergrove. (Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Aldergrove realtor looking to reward good deeds

Youth between the ages of six and 18 can submit a short story highlighting help they gave in 2020

Clayton Lindberg, RE/MAX realtor in Aldergrove. (Special to the Aldergrove Star)
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200 poinsettias delivered to Langley seniors complex

Local woman and others deliver potted flowers to bring colour to seniors rooms

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Ellexis, Ella, Everett, Tonya, and Chris Wejr went all out for the holiday season. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

CHRISTMAS LIGHT MAP: Aldergrove principal goes all out for the holidays

Shortreed’s Chris Wejr and his family invite the community to come check out their decor

Ellexis, Ella, Everett, Tonya, and Chris Wejr went all out for the holiday season. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
For some people, touring in the evening to see the Christmas lights is a favourite holiday activity. Mike Olynuk has penguins in his Christmas light display this year at 6474 197th St. See our online Christmas light map to find more decorated sites.

Share cherished holiday traditions with Langley

We are inviting readers to share stories and photos for an upcoming Christmas publication

For some people, touring in the evening to see the Christmas lights is a favourite holiday activity. Mike Olynuk has penguins in his Christmas light display this year at 6474 197th St. See our online Christmas light map to find more decorated sites.
A 27-foot Christmas tree was decorated on Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the vacant lot where the Alder Inn used to stand. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: Downtown Aldergrove lit up by 27-foot Christmas tree

Business Association urges residents to decorate fence with red ribbons and family traditions

A 27-foot Christmas tree was decorated on Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the vacant lot where the Alder Inn used to stand. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Kyle “Bob Cratchit” Murray (left) and Wayne “Jacob Marley” Kuyer are cutting back on the in-person visits this year, but still collecting for charities that help kids and families. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

A Christmas Carol comes to life again for Langley fundraiser

Local accountants are again dressing up to help out less fortunate kids and families

Kyle “Bob Cratchit” Murray (left) and Wayne “Jacob Marley” Kuyer are cutting back on the in-person visits this year, but still collecting for charities that help kids and families. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
On Friday, Dec. 4, the Fort Langley Christmas tree lights were turned on, without a crowd. (special to Langley Advance Times)

WEB POLL: Changing holiday plans?

Have you had to change your plans because of the COVID restrictions?

On Friday, Dec. 4, the Fort Langley Christmas tree lights were turned on, without a crowd. (special to Langley Advance Times)
Township employees test and finalize the Christmas light displays at Williams Park. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: Williams Park gets ready for Christmas, opens Friday, Dec. 11

Holiday display will run for two weeks as a drive-thru style event

Township employees test and finalize the Christmas light displays at Williams Park. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Rotarians Charlie Fox, George Bryce, Rob Robinson, and Lara Petrie join the ACSS Hairdressing students modelling the specially-made toques and scarves as they prepare this week’s Starfish backpacks. (Pauline Buck/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Aldergrove Rotary Club’s Starfish backpacks sent home with toques and scarves

More than 10,000 backpacks have been sent home to students and families in the past five years

Rotarians Charlie Fox, George Bryce, Rob Robinson, and Lara Petrie join the ACSS Hairdressing students modelling the specially-made toques and scarves as they prepare this week’s Starfish backpacks. (Pauline Buck/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Sisters Raleyn, 7, (L) and Makenna, 6, star in a home-made Christmas video titled “A Covid Christmas.” (YouTube)

VIDEO: Langley family creates satirical video to celebrate Christmas

‘A Covid Christmas’ makes ironic reference to masks, social distancing and toilet paper hoarding

Sisters Raleyn, 7, (L) and Makenna, 6, star in a home-made Christmas video titled “A Covid Christmas.” (YouTube)
Makenna (left) and her sister Raelyn hit all the high notes in their ‘A Covid Christmas’ video.

VIDEO: Langley family creates Christmas COVID song

Olynyk family share ‘A COVID Christmas’ parody song, inspired by A Christmas For Two

Makenna (left) and her sister Raelyn hit all the high notes in their ‘A Covid Christmas’ video.
A box stuffed with goodies that supports local businesses and also helps charity is being offered by Tourism Langley, which annoumnced the offer on Dec. 3, 2020 (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A good deal and a good deed offered by Tourism Langley

Gift box revenues will support local businesses and the Langley Christmas Bureau

A box stuffed with goodies that supports local businesses and also helps charity is being offered by Tourism Langley, which annoumnced the offer on Dec. 3, 2020 (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Bjorn Wejr’s front yard in Maple Ridge is a favourite for passers by. (Special to The News)

Christmas traditions: Maple Ridge man’s front lawn features more than 180 light-up statues

Bjorn Wejr travels as far as Tacoma, WA to add to his Christmas blow mold collection each year

Bjorn Wejr’s front yard in Maple Ridge is a favourite for passers by. (Special to The News)
Asplundh Tree Services installed candy canes and wreaths on the light poles in downtown Aldergrove. (Doug Hadley/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: Constructing Candy Cane Lane

Asplundh Tree Services installed candy canes and wreaths on the light poles in downtown Aldergrove

Asplundh Tree Services installed candy canes and wreaths on the light poles in downtown Aldergrove. (Doug Hadley/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Glow Gardens opens on Tuesday, Dec. 8, after Dr. Bonnie Henry announces that drive-thru events can go ahead. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: Glow Gardens in Langley opens one month after relocation and COVID postponement

Christmas light display was initially set to open at Greater Vancouver Zoo in November

Glow Gardens opens on Tuesday, Dec. 8, after Dr. Bonnie Henry announces that drive-thru events can go ahead. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Wanting to illuminate his Langley City neighbourhood, 50th Avenue resident Troy Warren, and his wife Debbie, have purchased hundreds of commercial grade Christmas lights for their home and added a number of new features to their front yard holiday exhibit. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Sharing a little extra light and love this season

Tell us about your favourite Langley Christmas displays

Wanting to illuminate his Langley City neighbourhood, 50th Avenue resident Troy Warren, and his wife Debbie, have purchased hundreds of commercial grade Christmas lights for their home and added a number of new features to their front yard holiday exhibit. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Pastor Derrick and Sara Lee keep warm during last years festivities!

Miracle on My Street gives Langley the gift of hope, peace and joy

Local church adapts annual Christmas event with a drive-through presentation

  • Dec 7, 2020
Pastor Derrick and Sara Lee keep warm during last years festivities!
For 17 years, this home at 26887 24A Avenue in Aldergrove has been the site of ever-more elaborate Christmas lights displays. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Family tradition lights up Aldergrove street

Every year, there’s something new at the house in the 26800 block of 24A Avenue

For 17 years, this home at 26887 24A Avenue in Aldergrove has been the site of ever-more elaborate Christmas lights displays. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)