On Saturday, Dec. 10, the Langley Arts Council will host the very first Christmas on King Street, a family-friendly event with an old-fashioned atmosphere.

On Saturday, Dec. 10, the Langley Arts Council will host the very first Christmas on King Street, a family-friendly event with an old-fashioned atmosphere.

LAC to host first Christmas on King Street

Dec. 10 event features a “Made in Canada” Marketplace with 30 local vendors, children’s activities, live music and more

With the popcorn popping, carollers singing and even sleigh bells ringing this holiday season, Fort Langley’s King Street is about to be transformed into a world of Christmas.

On Saturday, Dec. 10, the Langley Arts Council will host the very first Christmas on King Street, a family-friendly event with an old-fashioned atmosphere.

Held in partnership with the Langley Centennial Museum and the BC Farm Museum, the event will close King Street from noon to 8 p.m. to make room for a “Made in Canada” Marketplace with 30 local vendors, children’s activities, live music and more.

“It was something that we always wanted to do and the Township was very happy to work with us on this,” said Lana Hart, president of the Langley Arts Council.

“The festival itself is giving the artisans a chance to showcase their wares, and Fort Langley is such a charming place.”

There will be a blacksmith creating and selling stocking hangers, old-fashioned Victorian Christmas bulbs for sale, costumed carollers, photos with Santa and family photo opportunities on vintage sleighs and carriages inside the BC Farm Museum.

While the event is meant to help celebrate the season, it is also a way for the Langley Arts Council to promote their campaign for an arts centre in Langley.

“Our main focus is making people aware of the arts council, and of the arts in general, and needing a home for the arts,” Hart said.

For more information, visit http://langleyarts.ca/event/christmas-on-king-street-fort-langley/.