The Fort Langley Christmas Tree Lighting was Saturday and included a visit by a very special fellow in red. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

The Fort Langley Christmas Tree Lighting was Saturday and included a visit by a very special fellow in red. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

VIDEO: Fort Langley tree lighting shows village is ready for the holidays

Lots of families took part in the annual tree lighting ceremony at the community hall.

Fort Langley lit up the darkness with the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony Saturday evening.

A big crowd escorted Santa Claus from the Fort Langley Canoe Club docks on the Bedford Channel to the community hall.

Drizzle couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the little ones there as they received candy canes from the jolly ol’ elf. There was also hot chocolate and cookies courtesy of local merchants, live entertainment and oodles of festive lights.

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The Fort Langley Christmas Tree Lighting was Saturday, Nov. 25. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

The Fort Langley Christmas Tree Lighting was Saturday, Nov. 25. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

VIDEO: Fort Langley tree lighting shows village is ready for the holidays

The Fort Langley Christmas Tree Lighting was on Nov. 25 and included Santa arriving via canoe at the Fort Langley Canoe Club, live entertainment, hot chocolate and cookies, and of course visits with Santa. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

The Fort Langley Christmas Tree Lighting was on Nov. 25 and included Santa arriving via canoe at the Fort Langley Canoe Club, live entertainment, hot chocolate and cookies, and of course visits with Santa. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

The Fort Langley Christmas Tree Lighting was on Nov. 25 and included Santa arriving via canoe at the Fort Langley Canoe Club, live entertainment, hot chocolate and cookies, and of course visits with Santa. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

The Fort Langley Christmas Tree Lighting was on Nov. 25 and included Santa arriving via canoe at the Fort Langley Canoe Club, live entertainment, hot chocolate and cookies, and of course visits with Santa. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

The Fort Langley Christmas Tree Lighting was on Nov. 25 and included Santa arriving via canoe at the Fort Langley Canoe Club, live entertainment, hot chocolate and cookies, and of course visits with Santa. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

The Fort Langley Christmas Tree Lighting was on Nov. 25 and included Santa arriving via canoe at the Fort Langley Canoe Club, live entertainment, hot chocolate and cookies, and of course visits with Santa. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

The Fort Langley Christmas Tree Lighting was on Nov. 25 and included Santa arriving via canoe at the Fort Langley Canoe Club, live entertainment, hot chocolate and cookies, and of course visits with Santa. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

The Fort Langley Christmas Tree Lighting was on Nov. 25 and included Santa arriving via canoe at the Fort Langley Canoe Club, live entertainment, hot chocolate and cookies, and of course visits with Santa. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

The Fort Langley Christmas Tree Lighting was Saturday and Winston was there, getting to have his photo taken with Santa. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

The Fort Langley Christmas Tree Lighting was Saturday and Winston was there, getting to have his photo taken with Santa. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Sophia Disher, two, is now old enough to be enchanted by Christmas lights and was at the Fort Langley Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday with her family. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Sophia Disher, two, is now old enough to be enchanted by Christmas lights and was at the Fort Langley Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday with her family. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Kenzie Robson, three, was among the many children who got to meet Santa at the Fort Langley Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Kenzie Robson, three, was among the many children who got to meet Santa at the Fort Langley Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

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