Tomorrow is the first of December and that means we can officially begin singing Christmas carols, lighting up our homes and baking cookies in preparation for family gatherings over the holidays. Okay, if you’re anything like me, you already have your tree up, cookies in the oven and a festive playlist on the stereo. So what I mean is, you can now partake in all of these activities without anyone saying “It’s too early for Christmas!”.
One of the other great things about this time of year is the many amazing community events that bring friends and neighbours together to celebrate the joy of the season. Below we’ve highlighted four of Langley’s most celebrated holiday events that you’ll definitely want to make time in your busy schedules for.
City of Langley’s Magic of Christmas Parade
This is an exciting event that is geared towards bringing the community together to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season. The parade features over 50 entries consisting of festive floats, live music, decorated vehicles, dance troupes, and Santa.
- Date: Saturday, December 3, 2016
- Time: Parade Starts at 6:00pm
- Location: Fraser Highway – Parade starts at 56th Avenue and travels eastbound to 207th Street
Christmas in Williams Park
Mark your calendars for the 2016 Christmas in Williams Park from December 5, 2016 through to December 17. Come celebrate the holidays with your family and friends in the magical setting of Williams Park. The scenic drive through the park takes place from 5:30pm-9:00pm. Enjoy the twinkling lights and beautiful displays in a setting like no other!
- Date: December 5-17, 2016
- Time: 5:30pm-9:00pm
- Location: 6595 238 Street
Christmas on King Street
Jointly sponsored by the Centennial Museum & Exhibit Space, the Langley Arts Council and the BC Farm Museum, the Christmas Market will feature unique British Columbia vendors, artisans and artists, family and children’s activities (both traditional and modern), carolers, a Christmas Tree sales lot, chances to get seasonal photographs of your family in a carriage or sleigh, and the tastes of our unique region — and you can get some final bits of Christmas shopping done at the same time!
- Date: December 10, 2016
- Time: 11:00am-8:00pm
- Location: King Street, Fort Langley
Aldergrove Christmas Light up Parade
First of all, check out the Aldergrove Elks Children’s Christmas Celebration at the Aldergrove Legion from 3:30-5:30 pm where you’ll find Santa, Queen Elsa, Madam Butterfly, refreshments and more! Next up is the Aldergrove Ag. Fair & Festival Association’s Aldergrove Christmas Light Up Parade at 6:00 pm. The parade starts at Fraser Highway and Old Yale Road and finishes at Fraser Highway at 273 Street.
Finally, join the Aldergrove Business Association for a Community Christmas Parade After Party. Santa and Queen Elsa will drop by after the parade. Canada Post will have their Red Mailbox there for your kids to drop off their letters to Santa, a Christmas Tree lighting, carol singing, entertainment and refreshments. Keep an eye out in the Aldergrove Star and the local schools for our colouring contest sheet. This is a contest for a student to win the Family Christmas Basket and also the student who will light the Christmas tree at the Parade After Party.
- Date: December 10, 2016
- Time: 3:30pm-8:00pm
- Location: Fraser Highway and Old Yale Road, Aldergrove