Pastor Derrick and Sara Lee keep warm during last years festivities!

Pastor Derrick and Sara Lee keep warm during last years festivities!

Miracle on My Street gives Langley the gift of hope, peace and joy

Local church adapts annual Christmas event with a drive-through presentation

Like many other things this year, Christmas will look a little different. And while we might not be able to rejoice with all our friends and family like in previous years, we can still celebrate the Christmas story and its cherished message of hope.

Langley’s Christian Life Assembly is sharing that message with the community, adapting their annual Christmas event to the current safety protocols.

“We really wanted to provide Langley with a Christmas gift, we want to give hope for the season. Miracle On My Street is us presenting to our community a small gift during a very difficult season,” explains Pastor Derrick Hamre.

Miracle on 56 Ave is a self-directed Christmas story experience that allows revellers to celebrate the core message of Christmas from the safety of their vehicles. All participants remain in their car for the entire event, ensuring no uncontrolled group interactions occur. All additional COVID protocols will also be adhered to.

Enjoy the pre-recorded drive-through nativity scene representing that from the village of Bethlehem!

Enjoy the pre-recorded drive-through nativity scene representing that from the village of Bethlehem!

What to expect

Upon arriving, you can follow the path lined with cones to lead you to a brief clip from A Charlie Brown Christmas where Linus explains to Charlie Brown the true meaning of Christmas.

Rising 40 feet above the church, atop a magnificent tree see the star that pointed the wise men to the birth of Jesus Christ. Beneath, you’ll enjoy a pre-recorded drive-through nativity scene representing that from the village of Bethlehem.

The event reenacts, recreates and remembers the first Christmas, a celebration that was launched with the birth of a baby more than 2,000 years ago.

The self-directed event celebrating the Christmas story and its cherished message of hope leaves the residents of Langley with a Christmas gift.

The self-directed event celebrating the Christmas story and its cherished message of hope leaves the residents of Langley with a Christmas gift.

“The message of Christmas, the hope of Christmas, is more important this year than perhaps ever before in my lifetime. There’s been so much hopelessness, despair and darkness in COVID. This light display represents light and hope, and stability in uncertain times. That message is for all mankind,” notes Hamre.

While Christian Life Assembly has about 3,000 congregants, some 150,000 people throughout Langley could use an anchor of hope and positivity, he suggests.

The event reenacts, recreates and remembers the first Christmas, a celebration that was launched with the birth of a baby more than 2,000 years ago.

The event reenacts, recreates and remembers the first Christmas, a celebration that was launched with the birth of a baby more than 2,000 years ago.

Plan your visit:

Miracle on 56 Ave runs from 6 and 8 p.m. through Dec. 10. To access the light display of the Christmas story experience, drive down 213A Street.

Individuals and families alike are invited to participate in the brief but meaningful gift free of charge.

Bring a miracle to your street.

Visit Christian Life Assembly online to learn more.

Christmas

Just Posted

Sports broadcaster and 30-year high school football coach Farhan Lalji. (Image via farhanlalji.com)
Farhan Lalji chats about the new B.C. high school sports governance proposal

Lalji, a 30-year high school football coach, thinks the new proposal will be bad for student athletes

(Photo: MOSAIC/Facebook)
Organization receives $10K from B.C. government to tackle racism in Surrey, White Rock

Funding to go toward forum for International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Delta character - and former White Rock resident - Pansy May Stuttard inspects a loaded revolver in the cover photo for Jim Dwight and Gary Cullen’s fascinating biography, Lord don’t want me Devil won’t take me. Contributed photo
West Coast’s ‘Pistol-packin’ Pansy’ lives on in colourful biography

Infamous Delta character ended her days in White Rock and South Surrey

A science class at L.A. Matheson Secondary. March 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Reports of student attendance ‘dwindling’ at Surrey schools: teachers’ association

STA president said he’s heard from staff that students might not attend in-person for 4th quarter

Vancouver resident Beryl Pye was witness to a “concerning,” spontaneous dance party that spread throughout social groups at Kitsilano Beach on April 16. (Screen grab/Beryl Pye)
VIDEO: Dance party erupts at Vancouver’s Kitsilano Beach to the dismay of onlookers

‘It was a complete disregard for current COVID-19 public health orders,’ says Vancouver resident Beryl Pye

Each spring, the Okanagan Fest-of-Ale is held in Penticton. This year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival will not be held. However, beer is still available. How much do you know about this beverage? (pxfuel.com)
QUIZ: How much do you really know about beer?

Put your knowledge to the test with this short quiz

Pall Bearers carrying the coffin of the Duke of Edinburgh, followed by the Prince of Wales, left and Princess Anne, right, into St George’s Chapel for his funeral, at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England, Saturday April 17, 2021. (Danny Lawson/Pool via AP)
Trudeau announces $200K donation to Duke of Edinburgh award as Prince Philip laid to rest

A tribute to the late prince’s ‘remarkable life and his selfless service,’ the Prime Minister said Saturday

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

B.C. homeowners are being urged to take steps to prepare for the possibility of a flood by moving equipment and other assets to higher ground. (J.R. Rardon)
‘Entire province faces risk’: B.C. citizens urged to prepare for above-average spring flooding

Larger-than-normal melting snowpack poses a threat to the province as warmer weather touches down

Vancouver-based Doubleview Gold Corp. is developing claims in an area north of Telegraph Creek that occupies an important place in Tahltan oral histories, said Chad Norman Day, president of the Tahltan Central Government. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO)
B.C. Indigenous nation opposes mineral exploration in culturally sensitive area

There’s “no way” the Tahltan would ever support a mine there, says Chad Norman Day, president of its central government

Stz’uminus Elder George Harris, Ladysmith Mayor Aaron Stone, and Stz’uminus Chief Roxanne Harris opened the ceremony. (Cole Schisler photo)
Symbolic red dresses rehung along B.C. highway after vandals tore them down

Leaders from Stz’uminus First Nation and the Town of Ladysmith hung new dresses on Sat. April 17

A Western toadlet crosses the centre line of Elk View Road in Chilliwack on Aug. 26, 2010. A tunnel underneath the road has since been installed to help them migrate cross the road. Saturday, April 24 is Save the Frogs Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)
Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of April 18 to 24

Save the Frogs Day, Love Your Thighs Day and Scream Day are all coming up this week

Local carpenter Tyler Bohn embarked on a quest to create the East Sooke Treehouse, after seeing people build similar structures on a Discovery Channel show. (East Sooke Treehouse Facebook photo)
PHOTOS: B.C. carpenter builds fort inspired by TV’s ‘Treehouse Masters’

The whimsical structure features a wooden walking path, a loft, kitchen – and is now listed on Airbnb

Most Read