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Illuminating the village this weekend

Christmas treelighting held in centre of Fort Langley late Saturday afternoon
Hundreds are once again expected to take in the spectacle that is the Fort Langley community Christmas treelighting event in front of the hall Saturday afternoon, Dec. 2. (Langley Advance Times files)

Santa arrives in the historic village of Fort Langley this weekend, but he doesn’t come by sleigh or even a horse-drawn carriage.

Ol’ St. Nick will be arriving in true villager fashion, he’s paddling up the Bedford Channel by canoe, arriving just in time for the annual Christmas treelighting festivities Saturday, Dec. 2.

The merriment begins in front of the Fort Langley Community Hall on Glover Road, in the village centre at 5 p.m., with music by Langley Community School Children’s Choir.

Santa should complete his hike up from the docks to the community hall by 5:30 p.m. Many people join him for the walk.

The evening will feature some festive holiday celebration, including hot chocolate from Wendel’s and candy canes from Living Waters.

And, of course, the main act will be Santa “magically” lighting up the community Christmas tree on the front lawn of the hall.

Organizers say this has become quite a popular family tradition in the village, with hundreds expected to turn out.

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