Christmas

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Girl gets lost in new ‘Alice’ panto in Surrey, a full-circle adventure for creative team

Ellie King ‘handed the baton to the next generation of panto queens,’ Crystal Weltzin and Kerri Norris

 

Surrey RCMP are holding a one-day ‘pack the police car’ blitz on Friday, Dec. 10. (Surrey RCMP photo)

Surrey RCMP plan ‘Pack the police car’ blitz

Events planned in South Surrey, Cloverdale and Newton on Dec. 10

 

Surrey Christmas Bureau executive director Lisa Werring sets toys on the shelves at the bureau’s newest location, the former Safeway in Whalley, on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey Christmas Bureau executive director says it’s going to be a ‘record year’

Group moved into the former Safeway in Whalley in November

 

Four-year-old Miya from Willowbrook posed with Santa at Willowbrook Shopping Centre on Sunday, Dec. 5, part of a sensory-friendly photo session for kids who can get overwhelmed by the sounds and sights of Christmas. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

A quiet photo with Santa at Langley shopping centre

Sensory-friendly sessions for kids who can be overwhelmed by Christmas sights and sounds

Four-year-old Miya from Willowbrook posed with Santa at Willowbrook Shopping Centre on Sunday, Dec. 5, part of a sensory-friendly photo session for kids who can get overwhelmed by the sounds and sights of Christmas. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A view of the Agriplex building during the Lumagica Surrey event, which continues until Dec. 30. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

December-long ‘light park’ event opens in Cloverdale as first in Canada for Surrey company

‘We’ve wanted to do this for quite a long time, so it’s really nice that it’s coming together here’

A view of the Agriplex building during the Lumagica Surrey event, which continues until Dec. 30. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Guided walking tours begin every 12 minutes.Each stop, under the shelter of a large tent, is narrated by your host, and combines video, live actors and storytelling to re-create the timeless tale.

Experience the true joy of the Christmas season

Christmas is in the air. Lights are up, decorations are in place,…

  • Dec 6, 2021
Guided walking tours begin every 12 minutes.Each stop, under the shelter of a large tent, is narrated by your host, and combines video, live actors and storytelling to re-create the timeless tale.
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Surrey RCMP-backed toy drive salutes a six-year-old boy killed by cancer

Donations collected in December during Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive

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The Arts Council of Surrey's 2021 Christmas card features contest-winning art by Carol Seitz (cover) and Amanda Smith-Weston (inside verse). (Photo: artscouncilofsurrey.ca)

‘Christmas choir’ wins Arts Council of Surrey’s annual card contest, exhibited until Dec. 12

Also, another Artist Garage Sale is planned as fundraiser for Youth Arts Council of Surrey on Jan. 15

The Arts Council of Surrey's 2021 Christmas card features contest-winning art by Carol Seitz (cover) and Amanda Smith-Weston (inside verse). (Photo: artscouncilofsurrey.ca)
Surrey RCMP Sgt. Mandeep Atwal at Guildford Town Centre on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 for the launch of “Project Mistletoe.” The initiative aims to deter Grinches. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey RCMP launches ‘Project Mistletoe’ to curb Grinches

Cops explain the dos and don’ts when it comes to Christmas shopping

Surrey RCMP Sgt. Mandeep Atwal at Guildford Town Centre on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 for the launch of “Project Mistletoe.” The initiative aims to deter Grinches. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Marilyn Nigg (left) and her daughter Joanne Hoblak travelled from Abbotsford to visit the Pop-Up Patisserie in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Patisserie pops back up in Cloverdale

Pop-Up Patisserie is in The Henry building on 176th

Marilyn Nigg (left) and her daughter Joanne Hoblak travelled from Abbotsford to visit the Pop-Up Patisserie in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Screenshot of Metro Vancouver’s new Merry Memory Maker app/website, found on creatememoriesnotgarbage.ca.

Region’s new ‘Merry Memory Maker’ app lists 200 low-waste Christmas gift ideas at price points

‘Nothing is better than time spent together,’ urges the chair of Metro Vancouver’s Zero Waste Committee

Screenshot of Metro Vancouver’s new Merry Memory Maker app/website, found on creatememoriesnotgarbage.ca.
Holiday pet photos are the focus of a fundraiser set for Dec. 12 in South Surrey’s Dogwood Park. (Perry Aasman, In-Focus Photography photo)

Pet portrait fundraiser planned at South Surrey dog park

Holiday event to benefit Surrey Animal Resource Centre

Holiday pet photos are the focus of a fundraiser set for Dec. 12 in South Surrey’s Dogwood Park. (Perry Aasman, In-Focus Photography photo)
Writer, musician and mental health advocate Arlen Rundvall.

South Surrey songwriter’s Christmas song revisits memories of the psych ward

Arlen Rundvall provides a ‘a voice for the voiceless’ through his music

Writer, musician and mental health advocate Arlen Rundvall.
Singer Alexis Lynn

VIDEO: Surrey pop singer is ‘December Dreaming’ in lullaby-like new Christmas track

Alexis Leibenzeder embraced ‘Lynn’ as a stage name several years ago

Singer Alexis Lynn
The Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau Fraser Valley Toy Drive – coming up Dec. 11 at 360 Collision Centres in Abbotsford – was organized in response to recent flooding. (Contributed photo)

Toy drive to help flood-ravaged cities in joint effort by Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau

Dec. 11 event aimed at ensuring every kid has something under the tree at Christmas

The Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau Fraser Valley Toy Drive – coming up Dec. 11 at 360 Collision Centres in Abbotsford – was organized in response to recent flooding. (Contributed photo)
The annual Christmas on the Peninsula event was held Saturday, Nov. 27, in uptown White Rock. (Perry Aasman, In-Focus Photography photos)
The annual Christmas on the Peninsula event was held Saturday, Nov. 27, in uptown White Rock. (Perry Aasman, In-Focus Photography photos)
A parade is one of the highlights of the Christmas on the Peninsula event, which is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 27 in uptown White Rock. (File photo)

White Rock’s Christmas on the Peninsula event set for Saturday

Annual holiday event to include parade, tree-lighting

A parade is one of the highlights of the Christmas on the Peninsula event, which is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 27 in uptown White Rock. (File photo)
This house, located at 13167 Inverness Pl., is one of the brightly decorated homes this Chrismas season. (Submitted photo: Brett Barden)

MAP: Where to find some of the best Christmas light displays in Surrey, Delta

Send us pictures of your National Lampoon-style lit-up homes, nativity scenes or North Pole playlands

This house, located at 13167 Inverness Pl., is one of the brightly decorated homes this Chrismas season. (Submitted photo: Brett Barden)
Inside the tent at Surrey Holiday Lights, a new ticketed event held at Surrey Civic Plaza until Jan. 2. (Submitted photo: Brandon Artis)
Inside the tent at Surrey Holiday Lights, a new ticketed event held at Surrey Civic Plaza until Jan. 2. (Submitted photo: Brandon Artis)
Visitors take photos in Toronto’s Distillery District, on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Almost half of Canadians plan to abandon social distancing during holiday gatherings and hug, kiss and shake hands with friends and family, a poll shows. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

45 per cent prepared to ditch social distancing at holiday gatherings: poll

Only 35 per cent said they would invite someone who is not fully vaccinated into their home

Visitors take photos in Toronto’s Distillery District, on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Almost half of Canadians plan to abandon social distancing during holiday gatherings and hug, kiss and shake hands with friends and family, a poll shows. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young