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The Zaniac Christmas is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Dec. 18. (Submitted)

Magic, juggling, jokes combine for ‘Zaniac’ Christmas show in Chilliwack

Alex Zerbe brings family-friendly show The Zaniac Christmas to Chilliwack Cultural Centre

The Zaniac Christmas is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Dec. 18. (Submitted)
A Celtic Christmas is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Dec. 17. (Submitted)

Lively blend of instruments come together for A Celtic Christmas in Chilliwack

North Shore Celtic Ensemble returns to Chilliwack Cultural Centre for holiday concert

A Celtic Christmas is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Dec. 17. (Submitted)
Rockzilla is coming to Abbotsford in 2023. (Abbotsford Centre photo)

Rockzilla concert featuring Papa Roach, Falling in Reverse coming to Abbotsford

Rockers set to take over Abbotsford Centre on Thursday, March 2, 2023

Rockzilla is coming to Abbotsford in 2023. (Abbotsford Centre photo)
Thousands of people came out to the Rotary Christmas Parade in downtown Chilliwack on Dec. 3, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Estimated 15,000 people came out for Rotary Christmas Parade in Chilliwack

People packed streets of downtown Chilliwack in subzero temperatures to take in 1st parade since 2019

Thousands of people came out to the Rotary Christmas Parade in downtown Chilliwack on Dec. 3, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra presents Messiah in the Valley Dec. 9 to 16. (Submitted)

‘Messiah in the Valley’ by Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra returns with 4 concerts

Series of concerts will wrap up with modern version of Messiah at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra presents Messiah in the Valley Dec. 9 to 16. (Submitted)
Santa waves to kids and adults as the annual Rotary Christmas Parade rolled through downtown Chilliwack on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Rotary Christmas Parade in Chilliwack will once again be livestreamed

Folks who cannot make it out to the parade can watch it online from their own home

Santa waves to kids and adults as the annual Rotary Christmas Parade rolled through downtown Chilliwack on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Trevor McDonald, executive director with the downtown Chilliwack BIA, and Santa are encouraging people to shop and visit downtown Chilliwack throughout December. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Free events in December, chance to win $1,000 and more will make downtown Chilliwack brighter

Santa, live music, kids’ parade, and prize giveaway of $1,000 in gift cards for local merchants

Trevor McDonald, executive director with the downtown Chilliwack BIA, and Santa are encouraging people to shop and visit downtown Chilliwack throughout December. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
People on horseback participate in the last Rotary Christmas Parade on Dec. 7, 2019 in Chilliwack. This year, bins will be placed along the parade route where people can donate non-perishable food items for the food bank. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Donations for food bank being collected at Christmas parade in Chilliwack

Parade organizers have a goal to collect 1,000 items for the Salvation Army food bank in Chilliwack

People on horseback participate in the last Rotary Christmas Parade on Dec. 7, 2019 in Chilliwack. This year, bins will be placed along the parade route where people can donate non-perishable food items for the food bank. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Keighley Vegh (foreground) plays Ponyboy in Sardis Secondary School’s production of The Outsiders which runs from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Violence, poverty, grief: Chilliwack students relate as they bring The Outsiders play to stage

Sardis Secondary presents classic coming-of-age story to high school stage for 5 shows

Keighley Vegh (foreground) plays Ponyboy in Sardis Secondary School’s production of The Outsiders which runs from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Greg Johnson leads the Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra in a previous concert. (Greg Laychak/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Vocalist, rock guitarist part of Christmas concert by Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra

CMO brings annual concert ‘Tis the Season: A Traditional Christmas to Chilliwack audience

Greg Johnson leads the Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra in a previous concert. (Greg Laychak/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Jean-Louis Bleau, seen here on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, is the new executive director of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Artistic vision: New executive director wants to bring arts outside Chilliwack Cultural Centre

‘I love arts and culture being in the community as well as in the concert hall,’ says Jean-Louis Bleau

Jean-Louis Bleau, seen here on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, is the new executive director of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Winter Harp is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Dec. 14. (Submitted)

Medieval and Celtic music return to Chilliwack with Winter Harp

Ensemble that plays ancient, rare instruments is coming to Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Winter Harp is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Dec. 14. (Submitted)
Gord Yakimow, a former Chilliwack school teacher, is having a signing for his new children’s book on Dec. 3. (Submitted)

Former Chilliwack teacher releases debut children’s Christmas book

Gord Yakimow will have book signing for ‘The Grod Family’s Christmas Lights’

Gord Yakimow, a former Chilliwack school teacher, is having a signing for his new children’s book on Dec. 3. (Submitted)
Country music star Lisa Brokop is bringing her Christmas show to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Dec. 10. (Erick Anderson)

Country music icon Lisa Brokop to share favourite holidays songs with folks in Chilliwack

Lisa Brokop’s Classic Country Christmas coming to Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Country music star Lisa Brokop is bringing her Christmas show to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Dec. 10. (Erick Anderson)
The Art from the Heart Student Art Sale is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Dec. 2 to Dec. 4. (Submitted)

Unique items by student artists for sale at ‘Art from the Heart’ in Chilliwack

Students taking classes at Chilliwack Cultural Centre to sell artwork during 3-day event

The Art from the Heart Student Art Sale is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Dec. 2 to Dec. 4. (Submitted)
Santa waves to kids and adults as the annual Rotary Christmas Parade rolled through downtown Chilliwack on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

A list of Christmassy events coming up in Chilliwack

From craft markets to fundraisers to theatre performances, there are many festive events coming up

Santa waves to kids and adults as the annual Rotary Christmas Parade rolled through downtown Chilliwack on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
B.C. dance artist Joshua Beamish brings together a program of contemporary dance pieces showcasing exceptional choreography and performance in Proximity at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Dec. 2. (Submitted)

Explosive energy and technical precision come together with Proximity in Chilliwack

Joshua Beamish presents ‘Proximity: A Collection of Short Works’ at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

B.C. dance artist Joshua Beamish brings together a program of contemporary dance pieces showcasing exceptional choreography and performance in Proximity at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Dec. 2. (Submitted)
The annual Rotary Christmas Parade rolled through downtown Chilliwack on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

New route announced for Rotary Christmas Parade in Chilliwack

People also asked to bring non-perishable food items for Salvation Army food bank in Chilliwack

The annual Rotary Christmas Parade rolled through downtown Chilliwack on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Tom Lavin of the Powder Blues performs at a cancer benefit concert at the Hard Rock Casino Show Theatre on Oct. 1. (Dee Lippingwell Photography)

Tom Lavin and Powder Blues band in Chilliwack for final stop on 44th anniversary tour

6-piece Vancouver-based band to perform at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Tom Lavin of the Powder Blues performs at a cancer benefit concert at the Hard Rock Casino Show Theatre on Oct. 1. (Dee Lippingwell Photography)
Violinist and singer Rosemary Siemens performs three free concerts in the Fraser Valley on Nov. 18, 19 and 20.

Violinist and singer Rosemary Siemens performs at 3 Fraser Valley concerts

Shows in Abbotsford, Langley and Chilliwack from Nov. 18 to 20

Violinist and singer Rosemary Siemens performs three free concerts in the Fraser Valley on Nov. 18, 19 and 20.