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Dec 2: Langford Light-up tonight at Veterans Memorial Park

Langford's annual Winter Festival kicks off today at Langford Station (3 to 7 pm) | Market, photos with Santa & lightup across the street tonight at Veterans Memorial Park (5 to 8 pm)

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City of Langford - Winter Festival 2023

Saturday December 2, 2023 | LANGFORD, BC [Updated December 3, 2023]

by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends

Tonight is the much anticipated moment of the Christmas season in Langford… the Christmas tree lightup at Veterans Memorial Park!

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Winter Fest at Veterans Memorial Park on Dec 2, 2023. [Mary P Brooke / Island Social Trends]

The City of Langford has launched its 2023 Winter Festival activity program. Whether you enjoy the sparkle of holiday lights throughout the City, partaking in festive activities with friends, or capturing the ultimate family holiday photo, there is something for everyone this season in Langford.

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From 5 to 8 pm will be a holiday market, musical performances by DJ Oz and The Bright Side, cookie decorating, balloon artist, face painting, free hot dogs and hot chocolate (while supplies last), with the tree lightup as a highlight!

Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at 5:15 pm on the Langford Firetruck and be available for photos and visits until 7 pm.

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People mingling at Langford Station for early evening fun, Dec 2, 2023. [Island Social Trends]

The Langford tree lighting will take place at 7:15 pm, and around 7:30 pm the IEOA Truck Parade will pass through Langford with its decorate trucks all festively lit. 

The annual Langford Light Up tonight marks the official beginning of the holiday season in Langford, even though festive lighting has been up on trees and boulevards around town for a few weeks now — something Langford takes great pride in.

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Christmas lighting on Goldstream Avenue in downtown Langford, Dec 2, 2023. [Island Social Trends]

Langford Station – today 3 to 7 pm:

Also on today are Winter Festival activities at The Langford Station Arts and Cultural District (720 Station Avenue).

Beginning at 3 pm at The Langford Station, there will be kids’ crafts, an ice carving demonstration, performances by PACE Musical Theatre, Ablaze Choir, Westshore Community Band and Pacific Edge Chorus, food trucks, a holiday market, local retailers and much more.

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Ice carving at Langford Station on Dec 2 (3:30 to 5 pm), and also Dec 10 & 17 (12 noon to 2:30 pm), as part of Langford’s Winter Fest 2023.

Winter Festival through most of December:

Additional Langford Winter Festival activities include Wreath Making Crafternoons (registration required), the Tinsel Gazebo, free teen winter ice and roller skating for SD62 students, Horse and Carriage tours (registration required), live ice carving demonstrations, and outdoor ice skating.

New for 2023 is the Stuff the Trolley Event in support of the Goldstream Foodbank and other local charitable organizations. Throughout December, the Langford Trolley will be at various locations in Langford, collecting donations of non-perishable food items, toys, cash, warm clothes, or blankets for those in our community who could use a helping hand.

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Canned food purchased in bulk by the Goldstream Food Bank, Oct 14/23. Donate through ‘Stuff the Trolley’. [Island Social Trends]

Winter Festival options are many! Through most of December, enjoy roaming carol singers, carriage rides (Dec 3 to 23), youth roller and ice skating events, live ice carvings (Dec 2, 10 and 17), ice skating at City Centre Park, and wreath-making classes.

For more information on Langford Winter Festival activities and events, visit Langford.ca/Winter

Colouring sheet for kids:

Download a colouring sheet for kids (PDF), as found on the Langford Winter Fest website.

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Lit-up pavilion at Veterans Memorial Park for Winter Fest, Dec 2, 2023. [Island Social Trends]


Major sponsors for Langford Winter Festival December 2023: Seacliff Properties, Langford Heights, Westhills, Beedie, Victoria Contracting, Verity, CORIX West Shore, IWA Architects, Capital City Paving, Paylec Power.

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Winter Fest at Veterans Memorial Park, Dec 2, 2023. [Island Social Trends]
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Island Social Trends is an in-kind sponsor this year, providing additional promotion for the many events and activities.

Donations to the Goldstream Food Bank:

Visit the Goldstream Food Bank website to make a food bank financial donation online.

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Stuff the Trolley Challenge … Langford trolley at the Dec 2, 2023 Winter Fest at Veterans Memorial Park. [Mary P Brooke / Island Social Trends]

===== RELATED:

Goldstream Food Bank to benefit from Starlight Stadium city-suite auction (November 28, 2023)

Langford Winter Festival 2023 (event details)

Community Calendar – Dec 2023 (Island Social Trends)