During the season
Fort Langley Christmas Hear stories by the fire, taste chestnuts roasted over a fire, and tour the Fort Langley National Historic Site 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Dec. 21 to 23 and Dec. 27 to 30. The fort is closed Dec. 25 and 26 and Jan. 1. Info: www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/bc/langley.
Caroling Langley City invites the public to McBurney Plaza for carol singing 5 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 14, and 3 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 22.
Christmas dinner St. Joseph’s Church, 206756 Fraser Hwy., has its 26th annual community dinner on Dec. 25. Open to all at no cost. Rides available for seniors. Donations accepted (baked goods, frozen turkeys, funds, etc.) Call Dan or Joan, 604-534-5028 for information, to contribute or to book a ride.
Christmas in Williams Park Open 5:30 to 9 p.m. daily to Dec. 22 at Williams Park, 6595 238th St. Drive through to see the light displays. Donations accepted to cover costs.
Christmas department Penny Pincher Thrift Store, 20550 Fraser Hwy., has a large selection of holiday items. Volunteers to help during the busy holiday season needed. Info: 604-530-3232.
Loft Country Christmas From 5 to 9 p.m. daily until Dec. 30, enjoy old fashioned fun such as a real horse carousel, bumper cars, a horse-drawn sleigh, hot drinks, barbecue, carolers, live music, comedy, carnival game, petting zoo, and more. At 2640 248th St. Info: loftcountrychristmas.com or 604-607-1387.
Two from Galilee Theatre in the Country presents a dinner theatre of the story of Mary and Joseph. Runs Dec. 15 (Wednesdays to Saturdays) at 5708 Glover Rd. Dinner theatre tickets range from $54 to $60 for adults and $45 to $50 for children. Show only tickets: $25 to $30 for adults and $15 to 20 for children. Info: email@example.com or 604-259-9737.
Christmas by Candlelight The Fort Langley National Historic Site has an evening of carols, musical performances, and a Dickens’ reading starting at 6 p.m. on Dec. 15. The fort is decorated for the holidays. Costumed interpreters will offer a guided, holiday-themed tour. Catered by Lelem Arts and Cultural Cafe. $18.60 for adults and $17.30 for seniors. Youths 17 and under admitted free during 2018. Info: 604-513-4777.
Christmas is in the Air Canadian Museum of Flight, #3 5333 216th St., offers a craft station, holiday games, and photos with Santa in the hangar. $10 for a family of four. Runs 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 15.
Holiday Family Gathering JRFM’s Basics for Babies fundraiser is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 15 at the Langley Events Centre. Admission is by donation (cash or new products for babies) with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to the cause. Enjoy Leaving Thomas, Sons of Daughters, and Kadooh, a photo booth, facepainting, gymnastics activities, bouncy castles, caricatures, celebrities, crafts, and Santa.
Dec. 15 and 16
Messiah in the Valley The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus has shows at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 15 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 20676 Fraser Hwy., and on Dec. 16 at the Sts. Joachim and Anne Church, 2827 273rd St. Guest soloists, the Chilliwack Children’s Choir and Belle Voci A Capella Ensemble. Tickets start at $15. Available at the door, 604-795-0521 or chilliwacksymphony.com.
Holiday open house Township 7 Winery, 21152 16th Ave., has tastings, treats, mulled wines, local cheeses and live holiday guitar music (1 to 4 p.m.) at its open house 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 15 and 16. Tasting fees waived for a donation to Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon.
There’s No Business like Snow Business The Langley Community Chorus has concerts on Dec. 15 in the Willoughby Christian Reformed Church, 20525 72nd Ave., and on Dec. 16 at the United Churches of Langley, 201562 Old Yale Rd. Tickets: $18 in advance or $20 at the door. $10 for students, and children under 12 get in free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: langleychorus.org or Facebook.com/langleycommunitychorus.
Singalong Join First Capital Chorus for seasonal favourites and carols. All ages from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 19 at the City of Langley Library, 20399 Douglas Cres.
Holiday chaos From 5 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 21, kids can enjoy bouncy castles, slides, an obstacle course, holiday crafts, games, and more at a free event hosted in the Timms Community Centre, 20399 Douglas Cres.
Skate with Santa and hockey game The seventh annual game between Schreder Brothers Real Estate Group and Ingram Mortgage Team is on Dec. 22. Starts with a skate with Santa at 10:30 a.m. and a charity hockey game at 11:45 a.m. in the Surrey Sports and Leisure Centre, 16555 Fraser Hwy. Admission is a cash or non-perishable food donation to the Sources Langley Food Bank.