The First of December

December is almost here, and with this holiday month comes a plethora of seasonal activities and events. December 1st itself is packed full of fun things to do for all ages to partake in to celebrate the season. Below is a list of things to do and places to go on the first day of December. What will you take in?

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Magic of Christmas Parade
December 1
The parade takes place on Fraser Highway between 203 and 207 Streets. Country Christmas follows at the Douglas Recreation Centre with Mayor Fassbender kicking off the “tree lighting” ceremony, entertainment and family activities. Contact City of Langley

Magic of Christmas Parade Route

Winter Farmer’s Market
December 1 (8th & 15th)
Thanks to fall sunshine, farm sales are getting a late boost. This is the year to buy field fresh right into winter. Milner Garden Centre on 216 St in Langley will host an indoor farmers’ market every Saturday until December 15. Local growers and food producers will be featured. 10am – 3pm.

Drop ‘n’ Shop
December 1
5-12yrs Saturday, December 1 12:30 – 4:30pm 1/$21 Register today and have some dedicated shopping time, child free! Your child will enjoy festive entertainment with our elves while you get a head start on your holiday shopping.

Wire and Bead Christmas Ornament Making
December 1
Location: Riverside Community Room 9277 Glover Road 16+ yrs Saturday, December 1 1:00 – 4:00pm 1/$46.75 If you enjoy creating unique, handcrafted Christmas ornaments then this class is for you! Using wire working techniques combined with beads and crystals you will create several beautiful ornaments including an angel and a prism. These make wonderful holiday gifts. No experience necessary. Supplies included. Additional supplies will be available for purchase.

Step into Christmas at Red Door Farm
December 1 & 2
We live in a Christmas card!
This year our trees are more lovely than ever. Fresh, green & lush.The Vintage Cottage has an abundant selection of our signature baking, glittering vintage tree ornaments and unique handmade gifts.
We invite you to Step into Christmas at red door farm. 10am-4pm. 22025 26 Avenue, Langley. Facebook Event

Kwantlen Christmas Craft Fair
December 1 (and 8)
The fair is in the newly renovated boardroom of the Kwantlen Band Office, Gabriel Road on McMillan Island, Fort Langley. Fairs run 10am to 4pm on Dec. 1 and Dec. 8. Table rentals are $20 per day. Info: Walter, 604-376-1374.

Santa Arrives in Fort Langley
December 1
At 6 pm a special guest arrives in a decorated dragonboat accompanied by paddling elves. They make their way to the Fort Langley Community Hall. There he will light the Christmas tree and hear the children’s Christmas wishes. Hot chocolate and cookies courtesy of Wendel’s Bookstore and Cafe will be served. Sponsored by the Fort Langley Community Improvement Society. A free family event.

Holiday Festival on Ice
December 1
The world’s best figure skaters are coming to the Langley Events Centre this coming holiday season.  “Holiday Festival on Ice” celebrates the spirit of the holidays with the Nation’s top skaters.  The skaters will perform holiday-themed routines as part of the program.
The confirmed cast is as follows:
Kurt Browning, Elvis Stojko, Joannie Rochette, Jeffrey Buttle, Kimmie Meissner, Sinead & John Kerr, Shawn Sawyer, Nicole Bobek. Langley Events Centre

Fort Langley Elementary Christmas Market
December 1
Come start the season off with are wonderful Christmas market dec1 from 10 to 4pm with over 30 vendors and Santa there to take photos have a hot chocolate and do some Christmas shopping. Facebook Event Page

St George’s Christmas Bazaar
December 1
St. George’s Fort Langley is holding its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 1st, 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. in the hall at 9160 Church St. Ft. Langley. Crafts, books, DVDs, holiday baking and lots more! Come and join us for coffee and muffins, or a soup and sandwich lunch. For info call 604-888-7782.

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Sinterklaas 2012
December 1
– Dutch food: Peasoup, Kroketten, Poffertjes and more! – Crafts & Games for children, adults and the teens, such as sjoelbak (shuffle board) and spijkerpoepen
– A small present for the little ones in the “grabbelton”
– Photo opportunity with Sinterklaas – Sint gives presents to children
– Prizes for the best colouring pictures and poems, judged by Sinterklaas himself
– Small selection of Dutch merchandise available
The address of the venue is: 6690 216 St, Langley. 10am-4pm. Purchase Tickets Here. $5/person over 3 years until Nov. 24, $6/person afterwards.

Bloom – A Handmade Holiday Market in Fort Langley
December 1 – December 2
Join them from 10am to 5pm on Dec 1st & 11am to 5pm on Dec 2nd at the Fort Langley Community Hall. The Market will feature quality, handcrafted goods by 40+ artisans, live holiday music, and festive treats. From art, glass, wood, jewellery, clothing, leather, knit wear, body products, paper goods, and more, you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list! Admission is $3 for adults (children 12 and under are free). Free parking is available on Glover Rd and behind the Hall. 9167 Glover rd.

Christmas Artisan Sale at Kensington Prairie Farm
December 1 – December 2
Come meet the alpacas and browse through a wide selection of luxurious, high quality alpaca fibre produces including sweaters, socks, scarves, vests, blankets, coast and yarn as well as artisanal honey products produced right here on the farm. This year’s sale also features products by visiting artisans including felted garments, knitted products, jewellery, pottery and more! Enter to win a grand prize gift basket filled with $300 worth of products from Kensington Prairie Farm and other members of the 248th St. Merchant Group. 1736 248th St.

(December 2)

Wine Country Christmas at Township 7
December 2
Celebrate the holiday spirit in wine country without leaving the city. Enjoy the festive season at our Langley winery this December. Join us at our annual holiday celebration for a fun afternoon of wine tasting, fireside treats, special wine offerings and live Christmas music. Indulge in a glass of wine and delicious goodies while the kids partake in Christmas cookies decorating. In support of the Langley Christmas Bureau. Please bring a new unwrapped toy for the Christmas Bureau and receive a complimentary tasting in our wine shop. Time: noon to 4:00 pm Cost: free – by donation to charity.

Christmas Open House at Neck of the Woods Winery
December 2
Join us this Sunday December 2nd for our Christmas Open House! Mulled wine, snacks, desserts, and more will be going on from 12-3pm. We will have “make your own gift basket” shopping specials, as well as some other little surprises. Stop by this weekend.

Breakfast With Santa at The Great Escape
December 2
Another Great Holiday Buffet n’ Play Event Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 9am to noon Terrific fun for everyone! Visit with Santa in our North Pole(bring your cameras to take photos) Santa will have a small sweet treat for all the children. Admission to our 3 level Mayan Adventure Playground One round of 3D golf and one round of laser tag per child A chance to win one of 3 great door prizes for the kids. A door prize for adults. Fabulous Breakfast Buffet: Deluxe Buffet: Sausage Ham Scrambled Eggs French Toast Hash browns Pricing: $17.95 – child aged 4years to 16 years $9.95 – child aged 2 & 3 years $15.95 – adults (with golf and laser tag $17.95) Advance Reservations Required. ($25 nonrefundable deposit required to reserve). Come and enjoy another fun filled event at The Great Escape! Fresh Fruit platter Baked goods including croissants and muffins, Assorted deserts Hot Chocolate, Coffee & Tea Juice.

Family Day at Krause Berry Farms
December 2
Face painting, Lego Krause Berry Farms ornament making, gingerbread people decorating and the little ones can write their letter to Santa. 11am-2pm.



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