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‘Tis the season for twinkling lights, hot cocoa on cold nights, and those wonderful warm feelings that only Christmas cheer can bring.

The impressive lineup of holiday-themed events happening in the City of Langford this month will leave you with all of that and then some, from ice-skating, to crafting, visits with Santa and so much more!

Check out these 11 holiday events happening in Langford this December – and don’t forget your Santa hat!

1. Langford Outdoor Ice Rink

What’s better than enjoying the fresh air while skating on an outdoor rink? Being able to do so all month long! The ice river connects the outdoor skate pond and the indoor ice rink – you can enjoy both areas without ever taking your skates off! Skate rentals available. 

When: December 1st – January 5th (times vary)

Where: Westhills Arena, 1089 Langford Parkway

2. Horse & Carriage Tours

Cuddle up with your loved ones and enjoy a traditional tour of Langford’s festively decorated downtown! $40 per carriage, seats up to 6 people, reservations required -call 250-857-0118 to book, as the tours are limited.

When: December 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Veterans Memorial Park, Aldwynd Road

3. Live Ice Carving

Indulge in the ultimate show of craftsmanship! Watch an ice carving demonstration by an ice-carving artist – using just a chainsaw.

When: December 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Veterans Memorial Park, Aldwynd Road

4. Rockin’ Christmas Sing-A-Long

Enjoy modern holiday music while taking in the all of the Christmas-themed various activities being held at the Park!

When: December 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Veterans Memorial Park, Aldwynd Road

5. Mini Workshops  – Learn the Basics of Sugar Cookie Decorating

Learn how to decorate sugar cookies with royal icing – all by donation! First come, first served.

When: December 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd – 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Veterans Memorial Park, Aldwynd Road

6. Crafternoons Wreath Making Sessions

Create your own beautiful and festive holiday wreath with expert instruction! Workshops are by donation, first come, first served.

When: December 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd – 2 p.m. & 3:15 p.m.

Where: Veterans Memorial Park, Aldwynd Road

7. Trolley Light Tours

Take in the Christmas lights on the Langford trolley. Tours are by donation, first come, first served.

When: December 20th, 21st and 22nd – 6:15 p.m. & 7:15 p.m.

Where: City Centre Park, Aldwynd Road

8. Photobooth Fun

Have fun in the Langford Christmas photobooth and even take away a free printed photo! Santa will be on location from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. By donation, first come, first served.

When: December 21st & 22nd – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Veterans Memorial Park, Aldwynd Road

9. Santa Run

Want to see Santa on a firetruck on Christmas Eve? Here’s your chance! Langford Fire Rescue is hosting the Santa Run and Food Drive and will be collecting donations along the way for the Goldstream Food Bank!

When: Tuesday, December 24th – 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Visit Langford.ca for route information

10. Langford Lanes New Year’s Eve Bash

Ring in the new year with Langford Lanes’ annual tradition! Featuring bowling, party favours, midnight champagne and the works.

When: Tuesday, December 31st

Where: Langford Lanes, 1097 Langford Parkway

11. New Year’s Eve Gala at Bear Mountain

Bear Mountain invites you to join them for a special celebration in saying goodbye to 2019 and welcoming 2020. The New Years Gala will feature a sumptuous buffet dinner, champagne toast and entertainment by the musical stylings of Shaky Ground.

When: Tuesday, December 31st – 7 p.m.

Where: Bear Mountain Resort, 1999 Country Club Way

Tickets: $149 per person and available online

Don’t forget to check out City of Langford’s full schedule of events, and follow them on Instagram to stay in the loop on all things happening this holiday season!