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Christmas Fun is a roundup of holiday events in Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Christmas Fun: holiday calendar updated Dec. 10, 2021

Also watch for non-holiday events in our community calendar and our interactive Christmas light map

Christmas Fun is a roundup of holiday events in Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)
Pre-COVID, Langley Ukulele Ensemble performed numerous Christmas shows. Last year, that was all but put on hold. This year, they’re back with limitations. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

’Tis the season for music

Langley Ukulele Society returns, in-person, with its annual Christmas concert Saturday

Pre-COVID, Langley Ukulele Ensemble performed numerous Christmas shows. Last year, that was all but put on hold. This year, they’re back with limitations. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Due to pandemic, there was no Christmas parade in Aldergrove in 2020, but the community event will return again this Saturday – with COVID safety protocols in place and spectators asked to keep a safe social distance. (Black Press Media files)

Light Up Parade returns to Aldergrove Saturday evening

Dozens of floats, thousands of spectators expected to be part of holiday festivities starting at 6

  • Dec 10, 2021
Due to pandemic, there was no Christmas parade in Aldergrove in 2020, but the community event will return again this Saturday – with COVID safety protocols in place and spectators asked to keep a safe social distance. (Black Press Media files)
Tunes for Tots pre-COVID saw a packed house of parents and young children enjoying the music of the Rose Gellert String Quartet. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Morning concert aims to ignite kids’ interest in music

Langley music school’s string quartet perform for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers

Tunes for Tots pre-COVID saw a packed house of parents and young children enjoying the music of the Rose Gellert String Quartet. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Kenzie Robson was among the many children who got to meet Santa at the Fort Langley Christmas Tree Lighting in 2017. (Langley Advance Times files)

Fort Langley goes ahead with tree lighting ceremony Saturday, Dec. 4

Floods elsewhere had organizers contemplating cancellation until 11th hour

Kenzie Robson was among the many children who got to meet Santa at the Fort Langley Christmas Tree Lighting in 2017. (Langley Advance Times files)
Michael Holman gives a tour-de-force performance in Gallery 7 Theatre’s heart-warming production of This Wonderful Life directed by Langley’s Kate Muchmore Woo.(Dianna Lewis Photography/Special to Black Press Media)

Langley director hopes play will lift spirits this holiday season

Gallery 7 celebrates Christmas with theatrical take on classic It’s AWonderful Life

Michael Holman gives a tour-de-force performance in Gallery 7 Theatre’s heart-warming production of This Wonderful Life directed by Langley’s Kate Muchmore Woo.(Dianna Lewis Photography/Special to Black Press Media)
Trace Bundy’s show will also raise money for a charity that strives to alleviate poverty in Africa. (Shinobi/Special to Langley Advance Times)

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Live music events becoming more common again, heading into the holiday season

Trace Bundy’s show will also raise money for a charity that strives to alleviate poverty in Africa. (Shinobi/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Santa Claus Lane features several homes in the area of 84th Avenue and 209A Street. (Kevin Maslanka/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

INTERACTIVE MAP: Langley is lighting up for the holidays

Annual Langley Advance Times listing of holiday light displays and events, updated Friday, Dec. 3

Santa Claus Lane features several homes in the area of 84th Avenue and 209A Street. (Kevin Maslanka/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Trinity Western University’s jazz combo will be performing on Dec. 1. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

TWU presents in-person concerts

Two upcoming shows showcase Langley university students, including one musical event Friday night

Trinity Western University’s jazz combo will be performing on Dec. 1. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez wraps up filming in Smithers

In an Instagram post, the star of The Mother tells her family she is on her way home

Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)
The eight-member cast of AWAKE are theatre majors, Jennifer Mamchur, Valerie Mihelic, Sacha Mugisha, Berke Mutaf, Braedon Grover Sunnes, Madison Willoughby, Tahlia Wine, and Annie Zander. (TWU’s Jef Gibbons/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Emotional alum inspire Langley university play

As the TWU theatre program comes to a close, current and past students come together to pay tribute

The eight-member cast of AWAKE are theatre majors, Jennifer Mamchur, Valerie Mihelic, Sacha Mugisha, Berke Mutaf, Braedon Grover Sunnes, Madison Willoughby, Tahlia Wine, and Annie Zander. (TWU’s Jef Gibbons/Special to Langley Advance Times)
FLAG artists hung their flora and fauna inspired art exhibit in the Walkway Gallery at Timms Community Centre just before Halloween. It remains in place until mid-December. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Flora, fauna fascination flourishes for FLAG artists

Exhibition on display in Walkway Gallery at Timms Community Centre in Langley City

FLAG artists hung their flora and fauna inspired art exhibit in the Walkway Gallery at Timms Community Centre just before Halloween. It remains in place until mid-December. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Sisters Miya and Kaori Otake will be performing at Langley Community Music School on Sunday. The pair, dubbed Duo Harps, are the latest musicians to participate in the school’s Cafe Classico concert series. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Harp playing sisters dedicate concert to their late mother

Otakes siblings performing Sunday afternoon at the Langley Community Music School

Sisters Miya and Kaori Otake will be performing at Langley Community Music School on Sunday. The pair, dubbed Duo Harps, are the latest musicians to participate in the school’s Cafe Classico concert series. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Little Theatre presents a play called Radio Suspense Theatre Dec. 10, 11, and 12. Back row from the left: Rita Price (Langley); Thomas Loan-Johnston (Cloverdale) Barb Coulter (Fort Langley); Veda Maharaj (Langley). Bottom row from the left: Shawn McGrory (Langley); and Virginia Cooke (Fort Langley). (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Curtain goes up soon on annual Christmas radio play

Langley Little Theatre presents Radio Suspense Theatre in mid-December

Langley Little Theatre presents a play called Radio Suspense Theatre Dec. 10, 11, and 12. Back row from the left: Rita Price (Langley); Thomas Loan-Johnston (Cloverdale) Barb Coulter (Fort Langley); Veda Maharaj (Langley). Bottom row from the left: Shawn McGrory (Langley); and Virginia Cooke (Fort Langley). (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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ON COOKING: Chef Dez offers up lessons on braising to make meat more tender

Technique can make tougher cuts of meat worth considering

  • Nov 23, 2021
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Santa's Saxes performed Saturday at McBurney, and will be back again for the next few weekends. (Teri James/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Yuletide tunes eminate from downtown Langley

2 hours each Saturday ‘til Christmas, a trio called Santa’s Saxes will be performing in McBurney Plaza

Santa's Saxes performed Saturday at McBurney, and will be back again for the next few weekends. (Teri James/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ysadora Dias and Igor Gomes will be dancing Spanish along with Brenda Ribeiro Gonçalves and Giovanni Rizzo. (David Cooper/Special to Advance Times)
Ysadora Dias and Igor Gomes will be dancing Spanish along with Brenda Ribeiro Gonçalves and Giovanni Rizzo. (David Cooper/Special to Advance Times)
It was 2009 when Dawnelle Guenther first learned of Hattie McBride, and visited her grave in Coalmont, B.C. (Tony Guenther/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Century-old crime inspires author’s debut novel

Aldergrove couple’s visit to a B.C. ghost town sparks writer’s creative juices

It was 2009 when Dawnelle Guenther first learned of Hattie McBride, and visited her grave in Coalmont, B.C. (Tony Guenther/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Cassie Unger plays May and Curtis Mackiborski plays Raleigh in Gallery 7 Theatre’s current production of Last Train to Nibroc. (Dianna Lewis Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Trio of Langley thespians help bring live play to Abby stage

A local director and two actors are part of Gallery 7 Theatre’s production of Last Train to Nibroc

Cassie Unger plays May and Curtis Mackiborski plays Raleigh in Gallery 7 Theatre’s current production of Last Train to Nibroc. (Dianna Lewis Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Trigger Mafia is headed up by Langley musician Shawn Meehan. The ‘garage’ band just released its first album last week. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: COVID spawns new album

Langley-based band releases 14 ‘pure’ songs

Trigger Mafia is headed up by Langley musician Shawn Meehan. The ‘garage’ band just released its first album last week. (Special to Langley Advance Times)