Christmas holiday

Howard and Diane Oldaker added Gingerbread men to their display this year at 204th Street and 43rd Avenue in Langley. (Jim McGregor/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s Candy Cane Lane 20 years in the making

Neighbours and buses loads of other fans look forward to the Oldaker’s annual Christmas light display

  • Dec 14, 2021

 

This light display, set up in Robin Girouard and Michelle Frenette’s Aldergrove yard, garners much attention from neighbours. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove home brightens for the season

Four years in their Aldergrove neighbourhood, and already their love of lights is proving contagious

  • Dec 13, 2021

 

With more people planning to visit this holiday season, BC Hydro advises being mindful about energy consumption. Pictured here, Christmas lights on Fraser Highway in Langley City. (Black Press file)

With more people planning Christmas gatherings, mind energy use, says BC Hydro

COVID-19 health order saw a drop in energy usage Christmas evening in 2020, Hydro says

 

The Patch owner Christopher Shurety (right) and colleague Morgan (left) display some of their favourites of this year’s “ugly” Christmas sweater collection. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

B.C. shop sources bounty of answers to the ugly holiday sweater dilemma

Despite pandemic challenges, Victoria’s The Patch on Yates continues its annual tradition

The Patch owner Christopher Shurety (right) and colleague Morgan (left) display some of their favourites of this year’s “ugly” Christmas sweater collection. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Langley RCMP have launched their Counterattack road checks again this year. (Langley Advance Times files)

Counterattack already taking impaired drivers off Langley roads

One driver had his car impounded for a month

Langley RCMP have launched their Counterattack road checks again this year. (Langley Advance Times files)
According to a Research Co. survey, 36 per cent of B.C. residents are willing to fly to another province, or territory, this holiday season. (Black Press file)

Are you planning to travel this holiday season? 56% of British Columbians say no

800 B.C. adults surveyed in Research Co. survey

According to a Research Co. survey, 36 per cent of B.C. residents are willing to fly to another province, or territory, this holiday season. (Black Press file)
Dave Ethier and Audrey Sinclair expect their grandkids will soon be part of their Christmas light decorating crew. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Christmas light display connects the neighbourhood

Ethier and Sinclair family’s holiday decorations are attracting the attention of neigbours

  • Dec 5, 2021
Dave Ethier and Audrey Sinclair expect their grandkids will soon be part of their Christmas light decorating crew. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Sparke the Christmas Light’s mysterious backstory has been revealed after the creator Donald Shupe reached out to The News.

Do you remember Sparkle the Christmas Light?

Creator of popular 80s/90s light discusses item’s origin, wants to see it revived

Sparke the Christmas Light’s mysterious backstory has been revealed after the creator Donald Shupe reached out to The News.
TWU students received gift boxes. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Local church comes through with care packages for homesick students

In a heartwarming seasonal story, Fraser Point Church and TWU give gift boxes to campus residents

  • Dec 23, 2020
TWU students received gift boxes. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Joy Ruffeski and her daughter Suzanne (above) were impressed with the lights in downtown Langley City’s McBurney Plaza. “The Christmas lights in downtown Langley City are a safe way to get out and feel some Christmas spirit, even when you can’t be with family or friends. The displays are beautiful and well worth a visit to view the spectacle during the festive season,” Mom said. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

SHARE: City lights ignite that Christmas spirit

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

  • Dec 14, 2020
Joy Ruffeski and her daughter Suzanne (above) were impressed with the lights in downtown Langley City’s McBurney Plaza. “The Christmas lights in downtown Langley City are a safe way to get out and feel some Christmas spirit, even when you can’t be with family or friends. The displays are beautiful and well worth a visit to view the spectacle during the festive season,” Mom said. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Christmas light display, no date. Stock photo

British Columbians urged to prevent fires involving holiday decorations

Office of the Fire Commissioner has reported 113 Christmas-related fires in B.C. in the past decade

Christmas light display, no date. Stock photo
Pastry chef Eric Fernandez stands alongside some of his many creations at Popup Patisserie, a pop-up pastry shop on 176th Street that will be open until the end of December. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Popup Patisserie opens in Cloverdale

Handmade holiday pastries shop located on 176th Street

Pastry chef Eric Fernandez stands alongside some of his many creations at Popup Patisserie, a pop-up pastry shop on 176th Street that will be open until the end of December. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
A Langley fable for Christmas

A Langley fable for Christmas

Part one of Jim McGregor’s tale of the holiday season

  • Dec 20, 2019
A Langley fable for Christmas
Drew Harkness with Mopsy, one of more than 110 adoptable dogs and cats that LAPS is hoping to send home for Christmas this year. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley shelter aims to find homes for every animal by Christmas

The I’ll Be Home For Christmas campaign seeks homes for more than 100 cats and dogs

Drew Harkness with Mopsy, one of more than 110 adoptable dogs and cats that LAPS is hoping to send home for Christmas this year. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Christmas dinner at the Hadden house, 1910, located in Cloverdale on Old McLellan Road. From left: Dave Hadden, Jean Hadden, Patsy Hadden, Emma Hadden, Archie McGregor, Snny McGregor, Doug Hadden, Tini Prophet, Gertie Hadden, Willie Hadden, Laura Hadden, Louie Hadden, James Hadden. (Courtesy City of Surrey Archives / 170H06)

HISTORY: December of 1917 a time of social change in Surrey

Some women allowed to vote for first time, Halifax explosion reverberates through Surrey

  • Dec 24, 2017
Christmas dinner at the Hadden house, 1910, located in Cloverdale on Old McLellan Road. From left: Dave Hadden, Jean Hadden, Patsy Hadden, Emma Hadden, Archie McGregor, Snny McGregor, Doug Hadden, Tini Prophet, Gertie Hadden, Willie Hadden, Laura Hadden, Louie Hadden, James Hadden. (Courtesy City of Surrey Archives / 170H06)
(Aaron Burden / Unsplash)

Ghosts of Cloverdale Christmases Past

The longest Christmas card in the world, jellyfish stings and tree-toppling toddlers

  • Dec 24, 2017
(Aaron Burden / Unsplash)
The trackless train is a realistic version of a real train, on a smaller scale. Because they are trackless, they can motor just about any flat surface, including asphalt, cement, gravel and grass. (Pacific Trackless Trains)

Trackless train to tour Cloverdale cul-de-sac for charity this Friday

All raised funds will go towards the Surrey Memorial neonatal intensive care unit

The trackless train is a realistic version of a real train, on a smaller scale. Because they are trackless, they can motor just about any flat surface, including asphalt, cement, gravel and grass. (Pacific Trackless Trains)
TWU Spartans donate 1,400 hockey tickets to Cloverdale Christmas Hamper

TWU Spartans donate 1,400 hockey tickets to Cloverdale Christmas Hamper

It’s the largest one-time donation that the hockey team has ever made, says TWU Athletic Director

TWU Spartans donate 1,400 hockey tickets to Cloverdale Christmas Hamper
The Winter Ice Palace, pictured here in 2013. (Boaz Joseph / The Surrey Leader)

Winter Ice Palace will return to Cloverdale for 20th year

Annual holiday open skate starts up on Dec. 22

The Winter Ice Palace, pictured here in 2013. (Boaz Joseph / The Surrey Leader)
Langley kids letters to Santa wanted

Langley kids letters to Santa wanted

Families and teachers can send in kids’ letters to be included in our special holiday publication.

Langley kids letters to Santa wanted