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Top 6 Things to Do in the Fraser Valley for Christmas {Dec. 12-14}

When it comes to festive fun for the whole family, there is no shortage of events and activities right here in the Fraser Valley.

From holiday parades and pancake breakfasts with Santa to enchanting train rides, festive, affordable fun is easy to find in every community South of the Fraser River.

This list is sure to keep you busy this weekend, with tons of family friendly fun. In no particular order, here are the top 6 things to do in the Fraser Valley for Christmas {Dec. 12-14}.




1.  Surrey~ Bear Creek Park Christmas Train 

Bundle up your clan in toques and woolly sweaters, grab some hot chocolate climb on board the Bear Creek Park Christmas Train for an adventure through the festive forest. Santa is waiting at the station to meet and greet guests — little ones will receive a candy cane and an activity bag to take home. Toot, toot!

When: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Where: 13750 88th Ave.

Cost: Adults & Children $8.50 each




2.  Aldergrove ~ Christmas Light Up Parade & Elks Children’s Christmas Celebration

Saturday will be a very special day, celebrating Christmas with family and friends in Aldergrove. Starting off from 3:30-5:30 p.m. with the Aldergrove Elks Children’s Christmas Celebration, followed by the annual Christmas Light Up Parade at 6 p.m. in downtown Aldergrove .The Aldergrove Business Association is hosting an after parade event with entertainment and lots of other family fun activities until 8 p.m.

When: Saturday, Dec. 13

Where: Downtown Aldergrove

Cost: Free




3. Abbotsford ~ North Pole BC’s Festival of Christmas

Rediscover the traditional charm and magic of the holidays, all under one roof! This interactive village festival, full of enchanting scenes, elves and jolly characters, comes to life for its 6th year, to welcome the young and young at heart.  Whether your favourite is visiting Mrs. Claus for Story Time, making a stuffed animal in the Toy Workshop, or decorating a gingerbread cookie in the Bakery, there will be something for everyone.  It’s always night time at North Pole BC, so the Elvern Village lights twinkle even brighter!
*check their FACEBOOK page for daily availability*

When: Open weekends and select remaining days:
December 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Where: Abbotsford Tradex

Cost: $12.50 per person. Pre-booking on line recommended at www.NorthPoleBC.com to ensure entry.  



4. Langley ~  Willougby Town Centre Christmas Festival

Head on over to the Willougby Town Centre for loads of  fun for all ages. Activities include:  horse and carriage rides, performances by Cole Armour, local choirs and dance crews, Christmas baking and craft market, stable petting zoo, photos with Santa, prize and more!

When: Dec. 13, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Willoughby Town Centre, 100-20780 Willoughby Town Centre Dr,

Cost: Free





 5. Langley ~ Brunch with Santa!

Reserve your table today so you can enjoy a tasty brunch buffed and a visit with Santa. One seating only. Every child receives a gift from Santa – be sure to bring your camera. Call Donna, Angela or Danielle for info 604-534-4555 ext. 3 *By reservation only

When: Dec. 14, 11 a.m.

Where: Langley Golf & Banquet Centre

Cost:  Adults: $28.95, Seniors: $24.95, Children (4-11) : $18.95, Children (3 and under): Free


6. Surrey ~ The Nutcracker

Experience the magic of The Nutcracker this holiday season with the Royal City Youth Ballet’s full-length ballet, featuring a cast of over 100 dedicated and enthusiastic dancers.  Performing to Peter Ilyich Tchaikowvsky’s beautiful music, this traditional ballet has beautiful sets designed by Jean Claude Olivier and extravagant, colourful costumes by Chris Sinosich.

When: Friday, Dec. 12: 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13: 1 & 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 14: 1 & 4 p.m.

Where: Surrey Arts Centre

Cost: Contact the Box Office at 604-501-5566 or click here.

And there you have it — 6 funtastic festive events and activities to get you into the holiday spirit. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you get there safely!

One of Vancouver’s top Mom Bloggers, Kristyl Clark is a work-at-home mom of two little Valley girls proving there is nothing bland about the burbs. Her adventurous family seems to always be out on some sort of crazy quest, from helicopter rides and wild river rafting, to top-secret paranormal investigations and living the high-life sampling the fine wines and foods of the Fraser Valley region. The ValleyMom.ca blog inspires her loyal fanbase through the trials and tribulations of suburban family living, guiding readers to local hotspots and hidden gems in her Canadian backyard

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