Plan for holiday fun with the Cloverdale Christmas Calendar

From craft sales to choirs, pantomimes and more, here's what's happening in Cloverdale and beyond in December.

Historic Stewart Farm will be all decked out for a Pioneer Christmas

CRAFT SALES

Christmas Craft Fair

Presented at White Rock Museum and Archives Nov. 22 to Dec. 22. Find wonderful Christmas gifts for every member of the family! We’re located at 14970 Marine Drive, White Rock. 604-541-2221.

 

Great Canadian Craft Christmas Edition

Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at Cloverdale Agriplex. More than 200 artisans, with jewelry to chocolate. Nov. 29, 3-8 p.m., Nov. 30 11 a.m. 5 p.m., & Dec. 1, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Semiahmoo Potters Christmas Sale

Runs Saturday Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ocean Park Community Hall, 1577 128 Street, Surrey.

 

Christmas in Cloverdale

Dec. 6 (5-9 p.m.) and Dec. 7 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). A holiday themed craft fair with 100 vendors, featuring Santa, kids craft table, and a magician providing magical entertainment for the kids. At Shannon Hall and the Alice McKay Building at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. 6050A 176 Street. Free admission. Bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Surrey Food Bank.

 

A Rocha Brooksdale’s Christmas Market

Featuring sustainable, local vendors. Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the A Rocha Brooksdale Environmental Centre, 19353 16 Avenue. $5 lunch, hayrides, and open house from 1-4 p.m. www.arocha.ca.

 

Christmas Concerts

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Presented by Susie Francis and The Versatiles, Sunday, Dec. 1 at Cloverdale Legion Branch 6. Join the best seniors variety show in Canada for songs, laughter and music of a bygone era. Doors open at noon and the show is at 3 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 at the bar. The Cloverdale Legion is located at 17567 57 Avenue, Surrey.

 

Sounds of the Season

The Surrey Youth Orchestra and Surrey Symphony Society presents an evening of music from the theatre, Sunday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m., Chandos Pattison Auditorium, 10238 168 Street. Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, Haydn’s Symphony No. 99, Strauss’ Blue Danube Waltz, highlights from Bernstein’s West Side Story and more. Tickets are $15 adult, $!0 youth/senior. Reserve email gm.surreysymphony@gmail.com, www.surreysymphony.com.

 

Carols in the Country

Hazelmere United Church invites you to share the Christmas Spirit. Come sing with us at Carols in the Country, Sunday, Dec. 8. Matinee 2 p.m., evening 7 p.m. 614 184 Street, Surrey. Tickets: Eleanor at 604-531-2583. Adults $15, children $5.

 

Boughs, Bows and Bells

The Langley Community Chorus invites everyone to their 2013 Christmas Concert, Boughs, Bows and Bells. Sunday Dec 1 at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, 3025 264 Street, Aldergrove. Afternoon Matinee 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at Sharon United Church, 21562 Old Yale Road, Langley. Tickets: Adult $15 Students $10 Under 6 Free. Available at the door 30 minutes before Concert or from Chorus Members For more visit www.langleychorus.org

 

 

FOR THE FAMILY

Surrey’s Santa Parade of Lights

The 8th annual parade is Sunday, Dec. 8 from 5-6:30 p.m., in downtown Cloverdale. Main stage opens at 4 p.m. Visit with Santa after the parade. Presented by the Cloverdale BIA and the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce. Please bring a non-perishable food item or unwrapped new toy for donation to the Surrey Food Bank and Surrey Christmas Bureau. Visit www.cloverdale.bc.ca or cloverdalebia.com for more information, or call 604-574-9802 or 604-576-3155.

 

Winter Ice Palace

The Cloverdale Arena, 6090 176 Street, will be transformed into a Winter Ice Palace over winter break. Grab your skates (or rent) and come join in the fun. Open Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Call 604-502-6410.

 

Surrey Museum

17710 56A Avenue, Surrey

Info: 604-592-6956

www.surrey.ca/heritage

Wind Work, Wind Play: Weathervanes & Whirligigs

This lighthearted exhibit takes a look at over a century of wind powered folk art. Whimsical weathervanes and whirligigs from across Canada are displayed, showing a range of functional weather indicators turned into decorative and in-demand folk art collectibles. From the Canadian Museum of Civilization. On display to Dec. 21.

 

Stocking Stuffers

Parents do their Christmas shopping while kids learn what went into pioneer Christmas stockings. Kids make their own stocking, then fill it throughout the day with crafts and goodies. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 1 session $35 (6-9yrs).

 

International Christmas

Kangaroos instead of reindeer? A cacti instead of a Christmas tree? Parents do their Christmas shopping while kids have fun exploring Christmas traditions and customs from around the world. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Saturday, Dec. 21, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 1 session $35 (6-9yrs)

 

Discovery Saturday: Pioneer Christmas

Families explore Christmas customs from pioneer times. Watch holiday films, explore vintage Christmas cards, make festive take-home crafts and enjoy punch and treats. Saturday, Dec. 21, from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. All ages, admission by donation.

 

Historic Stewart Farm

13723 Crescent Road, Surrey

Info: 604-592-6956 www.surrey.ca/heritage

 

Heritage Christmas at the Farm

Get in the holiday spirit with a visit to the Farm. Sample fresh baking, make a decoration and tour the Victorian farmhouse all decked out for a pioneer Christmas. Saturday, Dec. 7, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., suitable for all ages. Admission by donation.

 

Lantern Making Workshop

Celebrate the season of light by making a lantern with your family. Turn simple materials into beautiful lights to help your winter nights glow. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. 1 session $5 (for ages 5 and up), Saturday, Dec. 7, from 2-3:30 p.m.

 

Christmas Open House

Drop in for a warm holiday visit. Enjoy the 1894 farmhouse decorated for an old-fashioned pioneer Christmas while listening to live music, sampling tasty treats, and getting creative with festive family crafts. Saturday, Dec. 14 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., all ages, admission by donation.

 

Evening Carol Sing

Join us for the highlight of our Christmas season. Enjoy an evening of traditional carols in the Stewart Hall and festive treats in the farmhouse. Space is limited, must pre-register at 604-592-6956. 1 session $5 (all ages), Saturday, Dec. 14, from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

 

VISUAL ARTS

Paints n’ Blooms

Paints n’ Blooms is hosted Friday and Saturday Dec. 6 and 7 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at West Coast Garden Centre, 1420 172 Street, South Surrey, in support of the Alzheimer Society of B.C. Featuring works and a free demo by award-winning artists Wendy Mould and Audrey Bakewell. Add Excitement to Your Journal, a free demo, Friday, Dec. 6 at 1:30 p.m. Alzheimer Society of B.C. volunteer in attendance, Saturday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Christmas Card Art & Verse competition

The Arts Council of Surrey presents Christmas Card Art and Verse Competition, a juried exhibition at the Newton Cultural Centre, 13530 72 Street. Opening reception, Saturday, Dec. 7 from 1-3 p.m. Awards presented at 2 p.m. From Dec. 2 to 15.

 

Performing arts

 

The Frog Princess

An original pantomime by Mike Balser, Norma Rushton an Cathy Wilmot. Presented by the Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society Nov. 27 to Dec. 8 at the Surrey Arts Centre theatre. Wednesdays to Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Saturady and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Adults $26, children, students and seniors $20. Call 604-501-5566.

 

Rumplestiltskin

The White Rock Players Club and pantho-author Dave Baron make no apologies at all to Ian Fleming for Rumplestiltskin, the latest edition in the almost 60-year tradition of the White Rock Pantomime. It runs Nov. 29-Dec. 28 at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Road. Shows run Wednesday to Saturday at 8 p.m., with 2:30 p.m. matinees Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22. Tickets are available through the box office 604-536-7535 or www.whiterockplayers.ca.

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