Christmas

A scene from Bright Nights in Stanley Park promo video.

Bright Nights return to Stanley Park with help of firefighters; tickets now on sale

Vancouver’s VanDusen Festival of Lights will also start Nov. 26

 

Lisa Werring, executive director of Surrey Christmas Bureau. (File photo: Now-Leader)

Online registration now open for Surrey Christmas Bureau

Toy depot moving into former Safeway in Whalley

 

Artist Amy J. Dyck is the guest speaker during a Thursday Artist Talk at Surrey Art Gallery on Nov. 4. (submitted photo)

Artist’s ‘journey through a crisis’ revealed at Surrey Art Gallery’s next talk

Also at the arts centre is ‘A New Normal: Digital Media Arts Symposium’ on Nov. 6, followed by another Heart to Home Holiday Market

 

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‘Festive light extravaganza’ coming to Surrey in December, with COVID vax pass mandatory

Lumagica planned at Cloverdale Fairgrounds, and Glow is a go in Langley as a drive-through event

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A poster for the Christmas movie “Home Alone.”

Christmas concerts coming to Surrey, plus VSO’s ‘Home Alone’ movie/music at Orpheum

Surrey Arts Centre calendar includes the return of Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir in December

A poster for the Christmas movie “Home Alone.”
The band Crescent Sky in a photo posted to thecrescentsky.com.

Backyard concerts in Surrey promise ‘Summer Delight’ nights for Christmas on the Peninsula

Outdoor evening shows planned July 23-24 at home near Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest

The band Crescent Sky in a photo posted to thecrescentsky.com.
Visitors browse the market during a previous Christmas on the Peninsula Festival. This Saturday (July 10, 2021), more than two dozens vendors are to be at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in South Surrey. (Contributed file photo)

South Surrey trunk sale planned

Event to feature many artisans from Christmas Festival Market

Visitors browse the market during a previous Christmas on the Peninsula Festival. This Saturday (July 10, 2021), more than two dozens vendors are to be at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in South Surrey. (Contributed file photo)
Over the years, the home of Bonnie and Ken Fletcher has raised more than $37,000 for the Sources South Surrey and White Rock Food Bank. (File photo)
Over the years, the home of Bonnie and Ken Fletcher has raised more than $37,000 for the Sources South Surrey and White Rock Food Bank. (File photo)
Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau executive director Chris Bayliss was surrounded by toys Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 at the 37th annual Kruise for Kids toy drive and fundraiser held at the Langley Events Centre for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau brings the holidays to 700 families

Despite COVID-19 limitations, 2020’s campaign went smoothly

Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau executive director Chris Bayliss was surrounded by toys Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 at the 37th annual Kruise for Kids toy drive and fundraiser held at the Langley Events Centre for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Sources and Amica volunteers prepared and delivered food to 140 isolated seniors on Christmas Eve. (Contributed photo)

Amica, Sources deliver 140 hot meals to isolated seniors on Christmas Eve

‘It was so worth it. So much so that a lot of us were in tears of happiness,’ volunteer said

Sources and Amica volunteers prepared and delivered food to 140 isolated seniors on Christmas Eve. (Contributed photo)
Surrey RCMP (file photo)

One arrested after alleged road-rage incident on Christmas Day in South Surrey

Arrest made after one driver refuses to provide breath sample: RCMP

Surrey RCMP (file photo)
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Give your Christmas tree back to the wild by leaving it outside: nature conservancy

The trees can be a great benefit to local wildlife

  • Dec 29, 2020
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The Knights of Columbus will host tree-chipping opportunities on Jan. 2-3 at Good Shepherd Church. (Black Press Media photo)

White Rock Knights of Columbus to hold two-day tree-chipping event

Tree chipping to take place at Good Shepherd Church

The Knights of Columbus will host tree-chipping opportunities on Jan. 2-3 at Good Shepherd Church. (Black Press Media photo)
From left, Lesley Hames and Wendy Fulford collected 1,620 pounds of food during the Ocean Park Food Drive. (Contributed photos)

Ocean Park Food Drive collects 1,620 pounds of food

Event also raised $3,400 for the food bank

From left, Lesley Hames and Wendy Fulford collected 1,620 pounds of food during the Ocean Park Food Drive. (Contributed photos)
Exhibit A in Aaron Hinks’ investigation into the jolly man in the red suit. Is Santa Claus the real thing or more of a ‘here-in-spirit’ kind of deal?

COLUMN: The greatest mystery of the season

An eye-witness testimony leads to an ugly truth

Exhibit A in Aaron Hinks’ investigation into the jolly man in the red suit. Is Santa Claus the real thing or more of a ‘here-in-spirit’ kind of deal?
(The Canadian Press)
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Baby, a 10-year-old rescue cat. (Joanna Lemay photo)

PHOTOS: Semiahmoo Peninsula pets get into the holiday spirit

We asked readers show us their pets all decked out for the holidays – and they delivered

  • Dec 24, 2020
Baby, a 10-year-old rescue cat. (Joanna Lemay photo)
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.
White Rock’s waterfront is alight this holiday season after the province gave the go-ahead for a walk-through display. (Aaron Hinks photo)

COLUMN: You’ll be home for Christmas

Chances are this holiday season looks a little different than what you’re used to

White Rock’s waterfront is alight this holiday season after the province gave the go-ahead for a walk-through display. (Aaron Hinks photo)
This week we ask whether changes to people’s Christmas plans brought on by the pandemic have led to the creation of any potential new holiday traditions. (Unsplash photo)

PAN POLL: Has Christmas in a pandemic led to new holiday traditions for your family?

If so, tell us about them in the comments below

  • Dec 24, 2020
This week we ask whether changes to people’s Christmas plans brought on by the pandemic have led to the creation of any potential new holiday traditions. (Unsplash photo)