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Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir returns to Surrey Arts Centre with its popular Christmas concert on Tuesday, Dec. 7. (Submitted photo)

Welsh Men’s Choir sings ‘heartfelt carols’ at Surrey theatre after two-year concert hiatus

‘Having the singers more spread apart has resulted in some unexpected benefits,’ music director says

Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir returns to Surrey Arts Centre with its popular Christmas concert on Tuesday, Dec. 7. (Submitted photo)
Surrey’s Tree Lighting Festival returns Saturday, Nov. 20 at Surrey Civic Plaza. The day-long festival runs from noon to 10 p.m., with immersive light displays, live music, a Holiday Market, food trucks, free hot chocolate and family activities. Admission is free, and all the details are posted to surrey.ca/treelighting. (File photo: City of Surrey)
Surrey’s Tree Lighting Festival returns Saturday, Nov. 20 at Surrey Civic Plaza. The day-long festival runs from noon to 10 p.m., with immersive light displays, live music, a Holiday Market, food trucks, free hot chocolate and family activities. Admission is free, and all the details are posted to surrey.ca/treelighting. (File photo: City of Surrey)
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3D Santa coming to Surrey’s Guildford mall in train-themed ‘North Star Experience’

‘Santa and his furry friends will make a virtual appearance’ at the end of 10-minute adventure

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‘Xmas of Chaos’ at Surrey garden centre promises ‘twisted take on Christmas’

December haunts to offer ‘live horror theatre experience’ in Newton

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Surrey-based music producer Intense in a promo photo.
Surrey-based music producer Intense in a promo photo.
A 600-DAY WAIT FOR “JOSEPHINE” ON SURREY STAGE: Florida-based actor, singer and dancer Tymisha “Tush” Harris brought “Josephine” to Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage last Saturday, Oct. 30, for a well-attended matinee and a sold-out evening show. The entertaining “burlesque cabaret dream play,” about Josephine Baker, the 1920s-era star, was the first in-person show on the stage since March 2020 – more than 600 days – due to pandemic gathering restrictions. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
A 600-DAY WAIT FOR “JOSEPHINE” ON SURREY STAGE: Florida-based actor, singer and dancer Tymisha “Tush” Harris brought “Josephine” to Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage last Saturday, Oct. 30, for a well-attended matinee and a sold-out evening show. The entertaining “burlesque cabaret dream play,” about Josephine Baker, the 1920s-era star, was the first in-person show on the stage since March 2020 – more than 600 days – due to pandemic gathering restrictions. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
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‘Snowed In’ comedians plan January show in Surrey on another B.C.-wide tour

Featured this year are Debra DiGiovanni, Pete Zedlacher, Dan Quinn and Paul Myrehaug

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Some of the entries in the 2018 Gingerbread Village competition at Central City Shopping Centre in Surrey. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Some of the entries in the 2018 Gingerbread Village competition at Central City Shopping Centre in Surrey. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
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New ‘Surrey Holiday Lights’ event adds twinkle to city in another ticketed ‘holiday experience’

MRG Group’s ‘Immersive Lights & Music Experience’ starts Nov. 25 at Civic Plaza, followed by Lumagica in Cloverdale

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Surrey’s Bear Creek Park Lights event runs from Nov. 5 to 19, daily from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. (except Nov. 11). Reserve tickets via surrey.ca or 604-501-5100. See listing under Attractions. (photo: surrey.ca)
Surrey’s Bear Creek Park Lights event runs from Nov. 5 to 19, daily from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. (except Nov. 11). Reserve tickets via surrey.ca or 604-501-5100. See listing under Attractions. (photo: surrey.ca)
Steel & Oak, in New Westminster, is one of 11 breweries on the new North of the Fraser Ale Trail. BC Ale Trail photo

New Ale Trail takes craft beer enthusiasts north of the Fraser

The BC Ale Trail team is poised to pour on the local…

Steel & Oak, in New Westminster, is one of 11 breweries on the new North of the Fraser Ale Trail. BC Ale Trail photo
Jean Garnett in her home in Steveston. (Photo: Eseosa Eweka-Valentine)

A talk about TALK: Meet Jean Garnett, a face of Third Age Learning at Kwantlen

‘What I get out of volunteering in terms of learning new things, meeting new people, and the satisfaction of a job well done, more than outweighs the time and effort I put in’

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Jean Garnett in her home in Steveston. (Photo: Eseosa Eweka-Valentine)
Pianist Robert Silverman in a photo posted to robert-silverman.com.

All-Bach ‘treasure trove’ for pianist Silverman, who kicks off VSO’s ‘Surrey Nights’ concerts

The Vancouverite has curated a selection of Bach works, studied and honed through the pandemic

Pianist Robert Silverman in a photo posted to robert-silverman.com.
Alexandra Hall is where the Paranormal Spectrum Investigations event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Alexandra Neighbourhood House in South Surrey. (submitted photo)

‘Spooky’ events at Surrey’s historic ‘Camp Alex’ leading up to Halloween

Paranormal Spectrum Investigations hosts event Oct. 23, followed by Beach House Theatre’s ‘Haunting Tales’

Alexandra Hall is where the Paranormal Spectrum Investigations event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Alexandra Neighbourhood House in South Surrey. (submitted photo)
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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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The Bear Creek Park Lights display in Surrey. (Photo: surrey.ca)

Surrey’s free Bear Creek Park Lights event returns with limited, pre-booked tickets

In November, the light and audio displays ‘will dazzle your senses with illuminated natural landscapes’

The Bear Creek Park Lights display in Surrey. (Photo: surrey.ca)
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VIDEO: ‘House of Horrors’ reopens in Surrey with new name and ownership, after a year off

‘Everybody here has been going 100 per cent, scrambling to make sure we have a good event,’ co-owner says

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Author/performer Ivan Coyote is one of three keynote speakers, along with Liz Hara and Karen Lord, during the 2021 Surrey International Writers’ Conference, an online-only event for a second year in a row, due to the pandemic. (File photo)

3 keynote speakers for Surrey International Writers’ Conference, online for 2nd year

Last October, the online-only SiWC saw more people registered than in previous years

Author/performer Ivan Coyote is one of three keynote speakers, along with Liz Hara and Karen Lord, during the 2021 Surrey International Writers’ Conference, an online-only event for a second year in a row, due to the pandemic. (File photo)
Flavourcel collective’s “I Spy a City” animations return to Surrey Urban Screen this fall, on the west wall of Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, 13458 107A Ave. The digital art can be viewed from 30 minutes after sunset until midnight, from fall to spring. See listing under Art/Galleries. (submitted photo)
Flavourcel collective’s “I Spy a City” animations return to Surrey Urban Screen this fall, on the west wall of Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, 13458 107A Ave. The digital art can be viewed from 30 minutes after sunset until midnight, from fall to spring. See listing under Art/Galleries. (submitted photo)