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

Just Posted

Victoria feels the pinch at the pump as gas prices jump 18 cents

Gas up to 157.9 cents per litre at some stations

For Central Saanich couple, fight against MS is a matter of family

Altenkirks sell greeting cards and wooden bowls to raise money for MS Society

Rugby Canada helps recovery efforts in Japan after typhoon cancels final match

Canadian players wanted to “give back in whatever small way they could”

Coast Collective ready to Raise the Roof with Langford art auction

The fundraiser is Friday, Oct 18 at the Royal Canadian Legion on Station Road

Saanich residents planning Halloween fireworks displays must plan ahead

Folks are required to attend one of three safety courses, buy a permit

WATCH: Greater Victoria’s top stories of the day

A round-up of the day’s top stories

POLL: Do you think the day of the federal election should be a statutory holiday?

Increasing voter turnout has long been a goal of officials across the… Continue reading

Potent power play paces Canucks to 5-1 win over Detroit

Miller nets a pair as Vancouver wins third straight

UPDATE: British couple vacationing in Vancouver detained in U.S. after crossing border

CBP claims individuals were denied travel authorization, crossing was deliberate

After losing two baby boys, B.C. parents hope to cut through the taboo of infant death

Oct. 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day in B.C.

Cheating husband sues mistress for gifted ring after wife learns about affair

The husband gave his mistress $1,000 to buy herself a ring in December 2017

B.C. boosts legal aid funding in new payment contract

‘Duty counsel’ service restored in some communities, David Eby says

VIDEO: Bear spies on cyclists riding by on Campbell River street

Riders seem unaware the bruin is mere feet away on the side of the road

Two Cowichan Tribes families devastated by duplex fire

Carla Sylvester sat in her vehicle, on Tuesday morning, with tears in… Continue reading

Most Read