Rocco Langford has spent countless hours decorating his family home. Miranda Fatur Black Press

Rocco Langford has spent countless hours decorating his family home. Miranda Fatur Black Press

Langley teen’s favourite part of the holidays is decorating the house

13-year-old Rocco Langford’s favourite part of Christmas is setting up his yard with inflatables.

Setting up the yard with holiday inflatables and bright lights is one Langley teen’s favourite part of Christmas.

Thirteen-year-old Rocco Langford prefers spending hours in his family’s front yard putting up decorations to make his display called, “Rocco and Cory’s Wacky Wonderland” – the brightest site in his Langley City neighbourhood.

“We literally just finished last weekend,” said Rocco.

“I like this [decorating], because I’m running out of things to ask for for Christmas.”

When he was younger, Rocco helped his dad Cory Langford with the displays, and now as he gets older, he takes on most of the responsibility himself.

“Most of the bigger stuff came when he [Rocco] was a toddler,” said Cory, who has been decorating the house on a smaller scale for years.

“It’s good for the family. They always pitch in. It’s good to see them figuring out what they want.”

Since the beginner of December, Rocco, who attends the Langley Fine Arts school, has been hard at work spending “quite a bit” of time arranging the inflatable Santas, reindeer, “Minions,” dragons, candy canes, and lights.

His favourite part of the display is the Santa that sits atop the roof.

And Rocco has so many ideas for Christmas decor, he’s running out of front yard space.

But fortunately the “whole neighbourhood’s starting to pick up,” according to Cory, who said a few other houses on the block are also decked out.

The display runs every day, all day, until Dec. 31 at 19970 46 Ave.

LANGLEY LIGHTS: All lit up

The following are on display now in Langley:

-Sherwood Light Display at 20656 44A Ave. daily from 4 to 10 p.m.

-Candy Cane Lane at 20388 43 Ave. daily from 5 to 10 p.m.

-Dan Warkentin’s lights at 9211 211B St. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and daily from Dec. 14 onward.

-Ron Farmer’s lights at 23924 68th Ave. daily from 5 to 11 p.m.

-The Ilott Christmas Display at 9451 216B St. daily from 6 to 9 p.m.

-Wish Upon a Star at 19367 62A Ave. in Surrey, daily from 5 p.m. to midnight

-Multiple homes are lit up in the blocks of 66 Ave. along 192A St., and 193 St.

-Christmas in Williams Park on 238th Street and 68th Ave. daily until Dec. 22 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

-The Land of Christmas on 20169 32 Ave. from Dec. 7 to 27 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

-Troy and Debbie Warren’s light display on 20294 50th Ave. daily until New Year’s Day from 4 p.m. until sunrise.

-James Aylen’s Candy Cane Lane daily at 3632 202 St. from 4 to 11 p.m.

-Holiday inflatables and lights daily at 4284 208th St. until the New Year

-Musical Christmas Lights by the Beier family at 2403 Wayburne Cresc., with a musical light show running every half hour from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tune radio to 90.3 FM.

-Glow Christmas returns to Langley’s Milner Village Garden Centre until Jan. 19. Tickets required and available online at www.glowgardens.com

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Cory Langford (left) and his son Rocco Langford spend hours together decorating the yard with inflatables and lights. Miranda Fatur Black press

Cory Langford (left) and his son Rocco Langford spend hours together decorating the yard with inflatables and lights. Miranda Fatur Black press

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