No Abbotsbored this week, I was sucked into Night Vale and the stark reminder that still have about fifty thousand things to make for my Christmas hampers for this year.
But, looking for free or cheap Christmas events throughout the Fraser Valley in 2013? Here’s a list that is in no way complete, if you know of any other cheap or free Christmas events, please let me know in the comments!
Clearbrook Library is hosting ‘Tis the Season – A Family Christmas Special Dec 11, 7:00-7:45pm, with sparkly Christmas fun, activities and snacks.
Highstreet has a marching band and snow machine amongst of activities Fridays & Saturdays at a variety of times.
ACA Nativity Drive Through Dec 11-13 6:00pm-10:00pm
Crafts with Santa’s Reindeer (not actual reindeer) Dec 10 & 17 11:00am-2:00pm
Free gingerbread cookie kits at Independent Grocers at Sevenoaks 6th, 13th, & 20th
Candlelight Parade Dec 6 7:30-10:00pm It’s the 30th annual Candlelight Christmas parade through downtown Mission.
Santa in the Park Dec 8 2:00-4:00pm Fraser River Heritage Park
Festival of Trees Dec 10-14 times vary donations go to the Mission Christmas Bureau. Come and vote for your favourite Christmas tree as decorated by Missionites.
Krause Berry Farms Mistletoe Story Time Wed-Fri 10:30am, Saturday 10:30am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm, 3:00pm
Pioneer Christmas at Langley Centenial Museum Dec 7, 10:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm. Shopping at the general store, crafts and activities at the Museum.
23rd Annual Christmas at Williams Park: Drive-Through Christmas display up until December 12, from 5:30pm-9:00pm, and on December 13th & 14th is the Willams Park Christmas Light walk-through, complete with entertainment, food and refeshments, pony, horse, and carriage rides, and Santa!
Backyard Vineyards has two events going on this month. On December 8th, from 12:00-5:00pm, is their Christmas Celebration, complete with live music by Jordan Burgess, complimentary tapas and a sampling of their latest releases. Please bring a donation of an unwrapped gift, for the Langley Christmas Bureau. On December 24th, from 12:00-4:00pm, is their Christmas Eve Celebration, complete with complimentary spiced wine, Christmas cookies, and some sweet Christmas specials.
Rotary Christmas Parade Dec 7th 4:00-7:00pm Christmas market, ornament making and a parade!
Minter Garden Centre December Activities including pet photos with Santa, indoor train rides, Christmas photo op area, crafts, movie nights, and whole host of other things
Dec 7: Festival of Trees at Harrison Hot Springs Hotel
Dec 7&8: Christmas Merchants Open Houses in Harrison Village, day long.
Dec 15: CPR Christmas Train 6:30pm Matt Dusk and Melanie Doane perform on the wonderfully lit trains, please bring donations for your local food bank.
Dec 21: Christmas Stable and Farm House Open House at Farm House Cheese Dec 21, 10:00am-5:00pm, Nativity display, apple cider & cookies, a draw, and in-store specials.
Winter Carnival in the Park Dec 14 11:00am-7:00pm Christmas market, snowman building, hockey shootout, toboggan rides and more!