11 things to do in the Fraser Valley in December

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Find your holiday spirit in the Fraser Valley this month with festive merriments, Christmas shopping and New Year’s Eve celebrations. Here’s a look into what’s going on in Chilliwack, Langley, Surrey and Abbotsford this December.

Chilliwack

Cultus Lake Christmas

Celebrate the Spirit of Christmas at this fun, family event with entertainment, a German Christmas Market and a lights display along the lake.

Market Madness

Finish up your last minute Christmas shopping and browse the home-based products, local vendors and vintage finds at Market Madness.

Langley

Murrayville Holiday Market

Browse over 50 local vendors at this year’s holiday market and enjoy Christmas crafts, holiday baking and festive cheer.

Gingerbread House/Pixabay

Gingerbread House (Pixabay)

Breakfast with Santa

Spend the morning having breakfast with the man himself along with crafts, face painting and a magic show.

Aldergrove’s Christmas Light Up Parade

Watch the Christmas parade run along the Fraser Highway through downtown Aldergrove with free hot chocolate and festive carols.

  • When: December 12, 6 to 10 p.m.
  • Where: Downtown Aldergrove
  • Website: aldergrovefair.ca
Christmas Parade (Carlos/Flickr)

Christmas Parade (Carlos/Flickr)

Surrey

Newton Community Walk

Join the community in taking ownership of Newton by cleaning up the streets and picking up trash to help drive change in the neighbourhood.

  • When: December 4, 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Where: Newton BIA, 200-7380 King George Blvd
  • Contact: Nasrin Baji, 604-593-2294

Kensington Prairie Holiday Tree Lighting

Get into the holiday spirit at the annual tree lighting ceremony and enjoy a special visit from Santa.

  • When: December 5, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Where: Kensington Prairie Community Centre
  • Contact: Call 604-592-2605 for more details
  • Info: Visitors must pre-register using code TTR# 4415825
Tree Tookapic/Pixabay

Tree (Tookapic/Pixabay)

The Whalley Santa Cause

Get into the community spirit on Christmas day and walk the streets of Whalley to hand out hampers to the homeless.

Abbotsford

North Pole BC

Watch Santa and his Elves work their magic at the enchanting North Pole BC event and enjoy festive activities for children and families alike. 

  • When: Dec 5 to 6, 12 to 13 and 19 to 23
  • Where: TRADEX
  • Website: northpolebc.com 

Christmas Confetti Masquerade Ball

Dress up in your best attire and finest mask and dance the night away to swing music at the Confetti Masquerade Ball.

  • When: December 27, 7 p.m. onwards
  • Where: Abbotsford Centre
  • Cost:  Tickets $36.75 plus fees
  • Website: abbotsfordcentre.ca
Masquerade jaygeorge/Pixabay

Masquerade (jaygeorge/Pixabay)

Fraser Valley First Night 2016

Ring in 2016 at this family-friendly event with fireworks, carnival rides, live entertainment, a balloon drop and of course, a big New Year’s celebration.

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