Entertainment

Seven Days in Chilliwack

Belle Vocci performs at St. Thomas Anglican Church on Dec. 21 and 22. For more info, see the listing below. - JENNA HAUCK/ PROGRESS FILE
Belle Vocci performs at St. Thomas Anglican Church on Dec. 21 and 22. For more info, see the listing below.
— image credit: JENNA HAUCK/ PROGRESS FILE

Seven Days is a free A&E listing published in print every Wednesday, and online every Thursday. For more information, or to submit your event, email it to Jenna Hauck at photo@theprogress.com (please include a contact name and number), or call 604-702-5576.

Dec. 18-21 - Theatre Junkies Anonymous presents The Gift of the Magi Dec. 18 to 21 at Canada Education Park Studio Theatre (45190 Caen Ave.). Show times are nightly at 7:30 p.m., plus a matinee on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. Tickets $10 and available at the Cultural Centre's box office, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469), or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Dec. 19 to Jan. 18 - The Chilliwack Visual Artists Association presents its annual winter season art show, Where's Your Winter?, Dec. 19 to Jan. 18 at the Chilliwack Art Gallery in the Cultural Centre. Gallery hours are Wednesdays to Saturdays from 12 noon to 5 p.m., plus some evenings on show nights. The gallery will be closed for the holiday season from Dec. 22 to Jan. 2.

Dec. 21 - The Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra presents A Celebration of Christmas at the Cultural Centre at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Ralph Jones will be narrating the Dylan Thomas poem complete with Welsh carols by soprano Madison Mailey and harp by Miya Otake. The Chilliwack Festival Chorus will also be performing. Tickets $25/adults, and $15/students and available at the Cultural Centre's box office, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469), or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Dec. 21/22 - Have Yourself a Belle Voci Christmas is at St. Thomas Anglican Church at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 21, and 3 p.m. on Dec. 22. Tickets: $20/general, $16/students, $55/family, and available at the Cultural Centre's box office, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469), or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Dec. 24 - Come enjoy a carol sing-along with candles and readings tonight at Cultus Lake Memorial Church (Sunnyside Boulevard and Fir Street) at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Dec. 25 - Head over to Galaxy Cinemas (8249 Eagle Landing Parkway) for a movie with your family on Christmas day. Showtimes begin at 2 p.m. For complete listings, go to www.cineplex.com/Theatre/Galaxy-Cinemas-Chilliwack.

December - Dickens 15th annual Animated Doll Christmas Village is now open at Dickens Sweets & British Museum (45945 Alexander Ave.) for the Christmas season. Walk through scenes of Santa's workshop, a forest, Disney friends, a pet shop, and much more. Admission is free with a donation to the Salvation Army Food Bank or to the Rotary Wheelchair Foundation. Go to www.dickenssweets.com or telephone 604-793-1981 for times of Santa's visits.

Now to Dec. 22 - Cultus Lake Christmas is a free event running Dec. 16 to 22 for families to enjoy the spirit of Christmas at Cultus Lake Park. The event features a home and business decorating contest, Christmas music, carolling, a nativity scene, Santa Claus visits and more. For more info, go to www.cultuslakechristmas.ca.

Now to Dec. 24 - Hop onto the Christmas train at Minter Country Garden and ride through their fairy light paradise open now until Dec. 24 at 10015 Young Rd. Hours are Dec. 18-20 from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Dec. 21-23 from noon to 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 24 from noon to 4 p.m. Train rides are $3 per person. www.mintergardens.com. 604-792-6612.

Now to Jan. 12 - Fantasy Farms (9423 Gibson Rd.) presents a Petey’s Country Christmas now until Jan. 12. It features activities like a 1961 walk-through version of Frosty the Snowman, Christmas-themed bounce houses, a concession stocked with hot chocolate and other goodies, a light maze, and rides on Petey’s Christmas train. Enjoy the thousands of lights and see if you can spot Rudolf. Admission is $10 ($2 off admission with a non-perishable food item). www.peteyscountrychristmas.ca

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