Langley actress and singer Alyssa Neilsen, owner of As You Wish Princess, performs as Snow White.

Langley actress and singer Alyssa Neilsen, owner of As You Wish Princess, performs as Snow White.

Santa, Snow White coming to Aldergrove this Christmas

Celebrations begin in earnest on Dec. 8, with a parade, children's celebration and a party with a Disney princess

The Aldergrove Festival Days “Light Up” Christmas Parade takes place on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. in downtown Aldergrove.

And while the parade route is the same, the assembly area and direction have changed.

The parade will start at 270 Street, next to the Aldergrove Community Policing Office, and disperse at 273 Street.

Parade parking will be available in the back area of Aldergrove Elementary.

After people are invited to gather in the parking lot of the old Elks Hall, 27309 Fraser Hwy., and join in some Christmas carols.

The Otter Grove Girl Guides will collect non-perishable items for the food bank along the parade route.

The Aldergrove Elks will host their 18th annual Children’s Christmas Celebration at the OAP Hall, south of Fraser Hwy. on 273 Street, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This is also a free family event, featuring appearances by Santa Claus and Snow White.

The Aldergrove Business Association is also hosting the Aldergrove “Light Up” competitions. Businesses and residents are invited to participate, or if you know someone who has done an outstanding “light up” job, feel welcome to nominate them. To register see website:

Help put the town on the map for families to enjoy our light displays. Volunteers are also appreciated. Please feel free to contact the organizers if you wish to volunteer or if you have any questions; call Karen Long at 604-418-9507 or email

Snow White Returns

Langley actress and singer Alyssa Neilsen will bring her Snow White character to the Aldergrove Elks Christmas party for children on Dec. 8.

“I will be performing and entertaining the kids and adults at the event, with singing, storytelling, games, and I am also posing for photos with the children if parents bring their own camera,” said Neilsen.

From something as simple as a reminder not to take food from strangers, to the importance of friendship, Snow White brings her gentle voice and sweet nature to every event.  Pass the ‘poison apple’ and win a prize! Do your best to whistle and dance a jig!

Her company name is As You Wish Princess and you can find her website at