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Plan your Christmas light tour here

Thyme on 43rd, Evelyn Faulkner
Thyme on 43rd, Evelyn Faulkner's spectacular Japanese garden will be open to visitors from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night in December. It is located at 21004 43 Ave. Donations accepted with proceeds to Ronald McDonald House.
— image credit: Miranda GATHERCOLE/Langley Times

• The Christmas display is up once again at 27708 Signal Court in Aldergrove. There are 24,000 lights, including a 20-foot mega tree and some new display pieces this year.

• Parallel Acres (South Langley) corner of 232 Street and 0 Avenue, will light their Christmas display until Dec. 31, from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Closed Christmas Day. All welcome, but no dogs please.

• Cops for Cancer Christmas Fundraiser at the Cannons, 20102  42 Ave.The lights are on once again until Jan. 1, from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. On Dec. 22 from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. they will host a special event, including a silent auction, face painting and pie eating contest along with an opportunity to meet Tour de Valley members. Langleys' two mayors will participate in a pie eating contest at around 4 p.m.  There will also be hotdogs, hot chocolate and more. Donations may be made online at  www.copsforcancerbc.ca/tourdevalley/christmasaholicslights. Last year the Cannons' efforts raised about $1,700 and they are looking to surpass that this Christmas. A photo which ran in Tuesday's Langley Times Christmas supplement, incorrectly indicated that Langley RCMP Const. Craig Van Herk would be riding a stationary bike outside the Cannon home each Friday and Saturday night in support of Cops for Cancer. That will not be happening this year.

• Langley’s Christmas in Williams Park runs until Dec. 15 at 238 Street and 68 Avenue. From 5:30  p.m. to 9 p.m., each evening drive through the park to see lights and displays. (Mini buses can enter the park, but large tour buses cannot). On Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., walk in for entertainment, face painting, pony rides, food, hot drinks, horse and carriage rides, and visits with Santa and Mr. Claus. Free shuttle service is available from parking areas. The nights are free but donations are gratefully accepted.

• Not far from Williams Park, the front yard of the Farmers' residence, 23924 68 Ave., is once again the site of a festive Christmas display, which includes music, a decorated barn and garage and 40 lighted trees. In addition, there are more than 100 lighted figures and 30,000-plus lights. The display covers about an acre and includes a Santa and reindeer which appear to be floating on air.

• 19934 38 Ave. This display features 12,000 bulbs and will be lit up weeknights from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to midnight on weekends until Dec. 31.

• 19646 49 Ave. in Langley City from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. until Jan. 7.

•  20709 93 Ave Langley (Walnut Grove). The display is lit from 5:15 p.m to 11:15 p.m. nightly

• The Kirlik family welcomes everyone to come and have a look at thier  Christmas light display at 4448  216 St. in Murrayville. Lights will be on from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly until Jan. 1.

• The Land of Christmas at 20169 32 Ave. Features a 60-foot Santa castle.

• Thyme on 43rd a beautiful Japanese Garden at 21004 43 Ave. is decorated with tens of thousands of lights. The Faulkners will welcome visitors each Friday and Saturday evening in December. Donations accepted, with proceeds to Ronald McDonald House.

• The Peterse family traditional display is at 4086 205 B St. Access from 42 Avenue. Turn your radio to 99.7 FM and watch the 26,000 light dance to the music from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly until till Jan. 2. On New Year's Eve the display will be on until 1 a.m.

The family has been doing it up big for Christmas since 1963. Now, with more technology and a lot more lights than ever.

• 206 Street and 91A Avenue in Walnut Grove (across from Gordon Greenwood Elementary). Most of the houses on the street are nicely decorated with Christmas lights.

•  2328 Wakefield Drive features a huge light display and is raising funds for B.C. Children's Hospital. A sign indicates that on Dec. 16 there will be a fundraiser with hot chocolate and desserts and that the Langley fire department will be stopping by with Santa.

• 9241 213 Street. A spectacular Christmas Light Show, synchronized to music. Tune your radio to 107.7 FM as you drive up. The computer controlled show has more than 12,000 lights, four “leaping arches”, a 22-foot tall “mega tree” with a 3D star and more. The lights are almost exclusively low-power LEDs and the entire show runs off of one standard household outlet. The show is controlled by a salvaged desktop computer running Light-o-Rama software controlling five controllers plus four “cosmic color ribbons." 
It runs until Jan. 8, from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. each Sunday to Thursday and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. On Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, it will be on from noon until 11 p.m.

In addition to the displays that have been submitted, The Times' spies have found a few others around town that they say are worth a look:

• 900 block of 200 Street (across from South Carvolth school)

• 20034 and 20013 37A Ave.

• 19989 45A Ave.

• 20175 48 Ave.

What about your display?

Is your yard so decked out with decorations that you can't see the lawn?

Is your house visible from space?

Or maybe you've just made a little extra effort to put up a nice holiday display this year and would like people to come on by and have a look.

Why not drop us a line with your name, address, hours and dates the display will be lit and any other pertinent information.

Email to entertainment@langleytimes.com or drop the information off at our office, 20258 Fraser Hwy. No phone calls please.

Lists will be published throughout December as space permits and will be kept up to date on our website at langleytimes.com.

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