Fa-la-la in downtown Langley with these four Christmas events

Annual Magic of Christmas event returns Saturday, Dec. 7

Langley’s annual Magic of Christmas even returns Saturday, Dec. 7 for a full day of fun for the whole family, including the Santa Claus Parade.

Langley’s annual Magic of Christmas even returns Saturday, Dec. 7 for a full day of fun for the whole family, including the Santa Claus Parade.

The first Saturday in December is Santa’s day in Langley!

The annual Magic of Christmas event returns Saturday, Dec. 7 for a full day of fun for the whole family.

“What’s magical is the kids and the spirit of the season,” says Councillor Paul Albrecht, co-chair of the Parade Committee.

With a joyful mix of treasured traditions and exciting new events, there’s something for everyone. And almost everything is free.

“We’re a small city in a confined area and we have a lot of young families that are living in condos and apartments. Affordable events like this help build community and bring people together.”

Find out which festivities are right for you, or turn yourself into a Christmas elf and make a day of it!

1. Breakfast with Santa

Register here to reserve a seat at this holiday breakfast that can’t be beat. Fill up on pancakes from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and take part in crafts, face painting and other entertainment!

“The small fee is not so much about recovering costs, but about making a commitment. Once we know what kind of numbers to expect we can make sure we have enough for everyone,” says Albrecht.

Santa and Mrs. Claus were the first to RSVP, and they’re looking forward to taking photos with everyone who’s been naughty and nice.

2. Pre-parade Entertainment and Crafts

From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Langley city staff and other partners are hosting free entertainment at three plazas along the parade route.

Bring the whole family to Innes Plaza, McBurney Plaza and St. Andrews Plaza for Christmas crafts and festive music to catch the spirit of the season. Grab yourself a candy cane and join in the fun.

“Rain or shine,” says Albrecht, “We’re just trying to provide opportunities for our community to gather.”

3. Santa Claus Parade

Find your favourite spot along the Fraser Highway from 204 to 207 Street and take in over 50 festive floats, bands, decorated vehicles, carolers, dance troupes, and community groups.

“We’re always hopeful that the weather’s cooperative but we do it rain or shine. I’ve had some parades where it was just pouring rain but the spirit is so alive,” says Albrecht, “It’s heartwarming to see how the community comes together.”

4. Tree Lighting and Caroling

Once the parade is complete, come gather in McBurney Plaza for singing and hot chocolate. Countdown to the lighting of the Langley City Christmas tree with the Mayor and Council, then sing along with the chorus to some of your favourite carols.

Visit city.langley.bc.ca for more information, or check out the Langley City Facebook page.

 

Langley’s annual Magic of Christmas even returns Saturday, Dec. 7 for a full day of fun for the whole family, including the Santa Claus Parade.

Langley’s annual Magic of Christmas even returns Saturday, Dec. 7 for a full day of fun for the whole family, including the Santa Claus Parade.

Just Posted

Bree Jordan, seen here with her husband Steve and son Levi, is hoping to have cancer treatments in the U.S. The Range in Langley has joined the campaign and will donate all drop-in fees on March 18th. (GoFundMe)
Langley gun range holds fundraiser to help mom battling cancer

Word has gone out to law enforcement agencies in the Lower Mainland

Three metal plaques have been pried off the monument, seen here on Saturday, March 6 in the Neil McLeod Memorial Park on 216th Street (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Theft of plaques from Langley’s McLeod Memorial Park called ‘disgusting’

Former mayor Kurt Alberts says McLeod family members would be ‘broken-hearted’

A local letter writer encourages people to move towards plant-based agriculture. (Black Press Media files)
LETTER: Langley resident says look at the true cost of agriculture

In response to the Painful Truth opinion column, a letter writer explores farming issues

Langley Camera Club member Kathy Burton was out walking along the Fraser River near Fort Langley when a barge passed. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
SHARE: What can be seen strolling along the Fraser River in Langley

Send us your photo showing how you view Langley, and it could be featured in a future edition

Seveya Jepsen is inviting people to stop by her Pet Food Drive on Saturday, March 6, 2021. (Jepsen family/Special to the Langley Advance Time)
Langley girl’s 10th birthday goes to the dogs, and cats, and rabbits

Seveya Jepsen is concerned that animals have enough food so she’s hosting a pet food drive.

Surrey RCMP are investigating a “serious” collision near Cloverdale Saturday evening. (Curtis Kreklau photo)
Man dead after single vehicle collision in Surrey; speed possible factor

Police say vehicle collided with telephone pole at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Vaccine hesitancy decreases in B.C. as mass immunizations set to begin: poll

Two-thirds of British Columbians, and Canadians, would get the vaccine as soon as possible

Software engineer Shaimma Yehia, 40, has been forced to re-skill during the COVID-19 pandemic after more than six years of unsuccessfully applying for jobs in B.C.’s tech industry. (Submitted photo/Shaimma Yehia)
Why skilled immigrant women continue to be shut out of B.C.’s booming tech sector

Experienced software engineer Shaimma Yehia, 40, hasn’t found a job since she migrated to Canada 6 years ago

Ron Sivorot, business director at Kennametal’s Langford site, the Greater Victoria facility that made a component being used on NASA’s Perseverance rover on Mars. (Jake Romphf, Black Press Media)
NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover digging in with B.C.-made part

Kennametal’s Langford plant’s tooth blank is helping the rover’s drill collect rock cores

A woman walks through Toronto’s financial district on Monday, July 30, 2018. A new poll suggests most Canadians believe there’s still a long way to go to achieve gender equality in this country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Canadians, especially women, say gender equality not achieved in Canada: Poll

Poll results themselves underscore the challenge, with more men believing equality had been achieved

This image provided by Harpo Productions shows Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, left, in conversation with Oprah Winfrey. (Joe Pugliese/Harpo Productions via AP)
Race, title and anguish: Meghan and Harry explain royal rift

Meghan said she struggled with concerns within the royal family about her son’s skin colour

Most Read