Christmas season kicks off in Langford

Annual light-up and festive market combine to set the tone for holiday

The eighth annual City of Langford official Christmas light-up celebration happens this Saturday (Dec. 6) at Veterans Memorial Park, bringing the community together to gear up for the season.

The Goldstream Station Market, Christmas edition, opens at 5 p.m. with tables full of whimsical ornaments, handmade crafts and delicious baking to make shopping locally a breeze.

Musical accompaniment to help put visitors into the holiday spirit will be provided by the West Shore Community Band, and the Rotary Club of West Shore will serve free hot dogs and hot chocolate while supplies last. West Shore Parks and Recreation will also have crafts to keep the kids busy.

Be sure to keep on the lookout for the man with the bag – Santa arrives at 6:30 p.m. to mix and mingle with the young and not-so-young, before City of Langford officials flip the switch at 7 and light up the big Christmas tree on Goldstream Avenue.

Bask in the glow of the festive lights and if the night doesn’t grow too crisp, make sure to stick around to watch the Island Equipment Owners Association’s lighted truck convoy, which will pass through the area around 7:45 p.m.

Remember to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the food drive. The stalwart fellows from Langford Fire Rescue will be on hand collecting donations in the park, located at the corner of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Goldstream Avenue.

acowan@goldstreamgazette.com

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