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Spirit on display
A number of Langley homes are alight, festooned with holiday figurines and (in some cases) serving up hot chocolate in anticipation of hosting throngs of eager young visitors throughout December. Listed below are the locatioins of some of the community’s more elaborate displays.
26316 30A Ave. Aldergrove
The Aldergrove Fire Hall will be alight with lights, decorations, and entertainment, during the third annual Fire and Ice event. Fire and Ice will operate 6 – 9 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays, for the first three weeks of December. From Dec. 21 – 31, it will run 6 – 9 p.m., seven days a week, with the exception of Christmas Day. Donations will be collected for Pacific Riding for the Disabled Association, Langley Special Olympics, and the Aldergrove Food Bank.
26887 24A Ave. Aldergrove
The Mussatos would like to welcome you to “Whoville.”
This Christmas display, right out of the movie, The Grinch, is beaming with more than 35,000 lights, wood cut-outs of the Grinch himself, along with Cindy-Lou Who and Max the dog. This display, located in Aldergrove, runs nightly until Jan. 1, from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. There will be a special visitor, too, as Santa arrives on Saturday, Dec. 15 and 22, from 7 to 9 p.m., weather permitting.
The odd night, you may also catch a glimpse of the Grinch.
Free hot chocolate, candy canes and popcorn will be served throughout the month. All donations will be accepted at donated to the B.C. Cancer Foundation. Happy Wholidays.
238 Street and 68 Avenue
Christmas in Williams Park is running nightly, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.,
Guests can drive through the park and take in the lights and displays from now to Dec. 13. On Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, there will be children’s entertainment, face painting, pony rides, food and hot drinks, horse and carriage rides, and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The nights are free, but donations will be accepted.
23924 68 Ave.
Just a block away from Williams Park, Ron and Gladys Farmer invite you to enjoy their festive Christmas display, which includes music, a decorated barn and garage and 40 lighted trees. In addition, there are more than 100 lighted figures and 30,000-plus lights. The display covers about an acre and includes a Santa and reindeer which appear to be floating on air. Nightly, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. until Jan. 1.
21836 64 Ave., Milner
Enjoy two and a half acres, with approximately 650 feet of frontage on 64 Avenue.
The house, shops and barn are lit, as well as aproximately 40 trees and a little bridge over the Nicomekl River. Between 15,000 and 20,000 lights have been added over the years. Open 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. nightly.
2924 Wiggins Pl.
For many years, this yard has featured a wide variety of blow-up Christmas figures. The home’s owners love to see everyone smile and enjoy it. It has grown to more and more blow-ups, but it just won’t stop, they say. The display will be lit every night, unless it is extremely windy. Look for the Grinch, Santa on a Harley and the carousel which are all new to this year. To get there, turn west off 200 Street onto 66 Ave. (Willoughby Way); right onto Wildwood Dr.; right onto Woodland Dr. and right onto Wiggins Place. This whole area tends to have a number of nicely lit homes, so plan to take a drive around before moving on.
20005 50 A AVE.
Open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily. A delightful display of handmade Christmas decorations based on children’s themes, on a quiet cul de sac. Left off 200 Street onto 50 Avenue and then first left onto 50A Ave.
4086 205B. St. Brookswood
Enjoy handmade candles in the window and the Merry Christmas sign. The manger scene is from the property owner’s late father, John Peterse Sr., and is more than 25 years old. Every year this display gets better and now it is run with electronics and co-ordinated with music. Come off 42 Avenue near the George Preston Recreation (formerly Civic) Centre. Lights are on from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
2683 204 St. Fernridge
Enjoy the Kleibergs’ fourth annual Christmas Light Display.
There are more than 30,000 lights decorating the yard and many handmade and hand-painted attractions. Walk along lighted paths to see a 20-foot-long Christmas train, Santa and his reindeer, polar bears and deer, candlesticks and candy canes, and, of course, a Christmas star.
See Winnie the Pooh and friends skating on an outdoor ice sheet and cartoon heroes enjoying a Ferris wheel ride
Dates: Dec. 1 to Jan. 1
Times: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Donations are gratefully accepted and all proceeds are given to the charitable organizations supported by the Township of Langley Fire Department.
In 2006, the Kleibergs were able to donate $2,817 to the Fire Department on behalf of all those who donated.
18244 57A Ave. Cloverdale
This home has a large Christmas light display, including 24,000-plus lights on the house and in the yard. The display includes a manger scene, a polar bear skiing on the roof, Santa and reindeer and much more. Viewing times are 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily until Dec. 31.
The owners are accepting non-perishable food items for the Surrey Food bank, there is a wooden box decorated like a present located at the end of the walkway in front of the Cloverdale house.
8940 192 St. SUrrey
This Surrey home has an attractive winter garden as well as more than 10,000 Christmas lights on display this year. Lights are turned on Thursday and Friday evenings during December. The Port Kells church on 88 Avenue in the same area of Surrey also has a beautiful display
12755 114A Ave. Surrey
This display it is controlled by computer with 16 channels and about 3,500 lights. It is set up with 12 different songs which play from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. About 80 to 100 hours of work went into the display. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.