Santa Claus

Sean Gallawan visited kids around the community on Dec. 19, 2020. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Operation Restore Faith in Big Red: Santa visits Langley kids in red Jeep

Couple estimates to have stopped at 20 homes

 

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LETTER: Langley grandmother shares child’s Christmas note to Santa

Little girl writes a thank you note to Santa after Christmas

  • Dec 30, 2020

 

Allie, Grade 1, Lynn Fripps Elementary

LETTERS TO SANTA3: How are you and Mrs. Claus, Langley kids ask

Selection of letters from local kids and enjoy two more assortments posted over the holiday season.

 

Roshaneh, Grade 1, Lynn Fripps Elementary

LETTERS TO SANTA2: Langley kids wishes and worries for the Jolly ‘Ol Elf

Watch for two more assortments of local kids letters posted online over the holiday season.

Roshaneh, Grade 1, Lynn Fripps Elementary
MacKenzie, Grade 2, Glenwood Elementary

LETTERS TO SANTA1: Langley kids hope to make the Nice list

A selection of letters from local kids and watch for two more assortments over the holiday season

MacKenzie, Grade 2, Glenwood Elementary
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Where’s Santa? NORAD is tracking the jolly old man around the globe this Christmas

As with all things, the Santa tracker will look a little different this year

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Canada’s chief medical officer Dr. Theresa Tam chats with Santa Claus on Zoom in December 2020. (Twitter)

VIDEO: Santa Claus cleared for arrival in Canada

The jolly old fellow is an essential worker

Canada’s chief medical officer Dr. Theresa Tam chats with Santa Claus on Zoom in December 2020. (Twitter)
Santa flying with BC EHS to visit hospitals around B.C. on Dec. 22, 2020. (BC EHS/Twitter)

Nothing stops Santa from bringing joy to sick children – even with pandemic protocols

Santa sent gifts to Victoria General, Surrey Memorial, Royal Columbian and Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

  • Dec 22, 2020
Santa flying with BC EHS to visit hospitals around B.C. on Dec. 22, 2020. (BC EHS/Twitter)
Victoria filmmaker Michael Korican collaborated with Santa Claus to film a sequel to his short film Sad Santa, Glad Santa. (YouTube)

VIDEO: Santa contemplates a COVID-19 Christmas

B.C. filmmaker’s free film Sad Santa, Mad Santa, a play on Twas The Night Before Christmas

Victoria filmmaker Michael Korican collaborated with Santa Claus to film a sequel to his short film Sad Santa, Glad Santa. (YouTube)
In this photo provided by the California Highway Patrol, a man dressed as Santa Claus who was flying on a powered parachute on his way to deliver candy canes to children is seen stuck on power lines in Rio Linda, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. The man was rescued uninjured. The incident happened shortly after the man took off near a school in Rio Linda and then hit and became suspended in power lines, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman told KCRA-TV. (California Highway Patrol via AP)

Man dressed as Santa rescued from power lines in California

Video from the rescue shows the aircraft dangling overhead as Santa sat fastened to the pilot seat

In this photo provided by the California Highway Patrol, a man dressed as Santa Claus who was flying on a powered parachute on his way to deliver candy canes to children is seen stuck on power lines in Rio Linda, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. The man was rescued uninjured. The incident happened shortly after the man took off near a school in Rio Linda and then hit and became suspended in power lines, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman told KCRA-TV. (California Highway Patrol via AP)
Readers enjoy the letters to Santa from local children. Here’s one from a previous Christmas. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley’s community newspaper wants local kids letters to Santa

Children’s letters to the St. Nick could be featured in our annual special Christmas section

Readers enjoy the letters to Santa from local children. Here’s one from a previous Christmas. (Langley Advance Times files)
Aldergrove resident Jennifer Gamache is helping children’s letters get to Santa Clause, despite COVID-19 restrictions. (Jennifer Gamache/Special to the Star)

Aldergrove resident will make sure Santa responds to letters sent to North Pole

Jennifer Gamache, a lover of all things Christmas, is offering personalized letters from Saint Nick

Aldergrove resident Jennifer Gamache is helping children’s letters get to Santa Clause, despite COVID-19 restrictions. (Jennifer Gamache/Special to the Star)
A Ready-Mix Concrete truck rolls through Cloverdale Dec. 1, 2019 for the 14th annual Surrey Santa Parade of Lights. This year’s parade will not go ahead in its traditional form, but may occur as a drive-through event. (Photo: Olivia Johnson)

BIA floats idea of drive-through Santa Parade

If event goes ahead, ‘parade’ of cars would stream through fairgrounds

A Ready-Mix Concrete truck rolls through Cloverdale Dec. 1, 2019 for the 14th annual Surrey Santa Parade of Lights. This year’s parade will not go ahead in its traditional form, but may occur as a drive-through event. (Photo: Olivia Johnson)
A Ready-Mix Concrete truck rolls through Cloverdale Dec. 1, 2019 in the 14th annual Surrey Santa Parade of Lights. Event organizer Paul Orazietti says the parade may be cancelled in 2020 because of skyrocketing traffic control an security costs. (Photo: Olivia Johnson)

Surrey Santa Parade may be cancelled

Annual parade in Cloverdale has seen security costs skyrocket

A Ready-Mix Concrete truck rolls through Cloverdale Dec. 1, 2019 in the 14th annual Surrey Santa Parade of Lights. Event organizer Paul Orazietti says the parade may be cancelled in 2020 because of skyrocketing traffic control an security costs. (Photo: Olivia Johnson)
Dear Santa: Langley kids letters to the jolly old elf

Dear Santa: Langley kids letters to the jolly old elf

The Dec. 28 edition includes lots of kids’ letters to Santa.

  • Dec 27, 2017
Dear Santa: Langley kids letters to the jolly old elf
Kylie Gardner is one of seven preschoolers who talked Christmas with the Langley Advance. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Just curious: How old is Santa and other timely holiday questions

In our never-ending search for truth, we went to the Christmas experts. Here’s what they had to say.

Kylie Gardner is one of seven preschoolers who talked Christmas with the Langley Advance. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)
Dear Santa: the Langley Advance presents local children’s letters to the jolly old elf

Dear Santa: the Langley Advance presents local children’s letters to the jolly old elf

During the holidays, the Langley Advance will present letters to Santa. Here is the first selection.

  • Dec 15, 2017
Dear Santa: the Langley Advance presents local children’s letters to the jolly old elf
Langley families spend time with the man in red

Langley families spend time with the man in red

Willows Church hosted a Santa Claus Breakfast Saturday morning, attracting lots of folks.

Langley families spend time with the man in red
Odd Thoughts: Santa certainty supercedes science

Odd Thoughts: Santa certainty supercedes science

The alternative facts about Virginia and Santa Claus.

  • Dec 6, 2017
Odd Thoughts: Santa certainty supercedes science
VIDEO: Thousands line the streets of Cloverdale to welcome Surrey Santa Parade

VIDEO: Thousands line the streets of Cloverdale to welcome Surrey Santa Parade

The Surrey Santa Parade kicked off in downtown Cloverdale on Dec. 3.

VIDEO: Thousands line the streets of Cloverdale to welcome Surrey Santa Parade