Christmas

After Alanna Wadhwani, seen here with son Nathan, was deluged with orders for her ‘dog poo’ 2020 Christmas ornament, she set up what she described as a factory in her West Maple Maple Ridge home (Special to The News)
After Alanna Wadhwani, seen here with son Nathan, was deluged with orders for her ‘dog poo’ 2020 Christmas ornament, she set up what she described as a factory in her West Maple Maple Ridge home (Special to The News)
Southside Church presents The Wonder Christmas Light Drive-Thru Dec. 19 to 23. (Screenshot/ Southside Church)

Church brings free drive-thru Christmas display to Chilliwack

Southside Church offers five days of lights with The Wonder Christmas Light Drive-Thru

Southside Church presents The Wonder Christmas Light Drive-Thru Dec. 19 to 23. (Screenshot/ Southside Church)
Long lines have prompted Christmas at Williams Park organizers to make reservation option online. (Mariana Aramburu/Special to The Star)

Drive-thru Christmas light display at Williams Park completely sold out

Organizers ask people not to come if they don’t already have a reservation this weekend

Long lines have prompted Christmas at Williams Park organizers to make reservation option online. (Mariana Aramburu/Special to The Star)
McCammon elementary vice principal, Jaimee Charlie (right), along with Murray Honda volunteer Laeloni Kronebusch, carry boxes of non-perishable food to an awaiting vehicle at the school on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack elementary school donates twice as many items to food bank as last year

McCammon elementary collected more than 2,000 non-perishable items for the Salvation Army food bank

McCammon elementary vice principal, Jaimee Charlie (right), along with Murray Honda volunteer Laeloni Kronebusch, carry boxes of non-perishable food to an awaiting vehicle at the school on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Drive-Thru Christmas Experience outside the Coliseum on Dec. 16, 2020. (Chilliwack Chiefs)

Drive-Thru Christmas Experience staved off the darkness with holiday cheer

Organizers said that Chilliwack attendees generously donated $5K for the Christmas Hamper Program

Drive-Thru Christmas Experience outside the Coliseum on Dec. 16, 2020. (Chilliwack Chiefs)
Chilliwack Alliance Church has created The Blessings of Five Corners Christmas, a five-week virtual offering that seeks to bless individuals and organizations around the Chilliwack community with acts of service and gifts of love. (Screenshot/ Chilliwack Alliance Church)

Church’s five-week offering brings acts of kindness, gifts to people of Chilliwack

Chilliwack Alliance Church’s videos show them blessing neighbours with acts of service, gifts of love

Chilliwack Alliance Church has created The Blessings of Five Corners Christmas, a five-week virtual offering that seeks to bless individuals and organizations around the Chilliwack community with acts of service and gifts of love. (Screenshot/ Chilliwack Alliance Church)
The Re/Max Nyda Realty Toy House brought in more than 1,500 toys and $10,000 for children in need this Christmas. (Submitted)

‘Most successful’ toy drive ever thanks to generous people of Chilliwack

Re/Max Toy House brought in more than 1,500 toys, $10,000 in cash donations for kids in need

The Re/Max Nyda Realty Toy House brought in more than 1,500 toys and $10,000 for children in need this Christmas. (Submitted)
New Westminster resident is looking to sell hand-made ornaments for the holiday season

B.C. woman creates unique baked bean holiday ornament

Buy local this holiday season - with a baked bean ornament

New Westminster resident is looking to sell hand-made ornaments for the holiday season
Const. Britteny George has made more than 800 Christmas cards to hand out to seniors in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Mountie makes 800 holiday cards for seniors

With police carolling stopped by COVID, constable sent personalized greetings

Const. Britteny George has made more than 800 Christmas cards to hand out to seniors in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
Santa waves to people as they drive by the corner of Kestrel and Thom Creek drives on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Santa spotted on Promontory in Chilliwack, folks can drive by and say ‘hi’

Families welcome to drive up the hill and chat with Santa from their vehicles

Santa waves to people as they drive by the corner of Kestrel and Thom Creek drives on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Realtors at HomeLife Advantage Realty will be filling these boxes with items for people for Christmas. (Submitted)

Real estate agency searching for dozens of people in Chilliwack to give Christmas boxes to

Boxes for seniors, families in need, but also new moms, people who have lost loved ones

The Realtors at HomeLife Advantage Realty will be filling these boxes with items for people for Christmas. (Submitted)
Alejandra Martinez-Hernandez hangs a Christmas ornament on a tree branch as teacher Christine Scott watches near Central elementary on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Central students learn community outreach is giving and receiving

Downtown elementary school pivots on traditional Christmas activities in face of pandemic rules

Alejandra Martinez-Hernandez hangs a Christmas ornament on a tree branch as teacher Christine Scott watches near Central elementary on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Margaret Kostrzewa (left), general manager of Crystal Ridge Manor, and a London Drugs representative with the bags of gifts as part of the Stocking Stuffers for Seniors program. (Submitted)

‘Chilliwack is a truly caring community’

Crystal Ridge care home manager grateful for London Drugs Stocking Stuffers for Seniors program

Margaret Kostrzewa (left), general manager of Crystal Ridge Manor, and a London Drugs representative with the bags of gifts as part of the Stocking Stuffers for Seniors program. (Submitted)
Folks from Select Real Estate (clockwise from front left) Amanda Lescisin, Christine Kasa, Scott Davidson, Rabia Shafi and Lisa Klee with a table full of toys and clothing for Chilliwack Community Services gift hampers. (Submitted)

Chilliwack real estate agency brings Christmas to families in need during COVID

Select Real Estate gave $4,000 worth of gifts, cash to Salvation Army, Chilliwack Community Services

Folks from Select Real Estate (clockwise from front left) Amanda Lescisin, Christine Kasa, Scott Davidson, Rabia Shafi and Lisa Klee with a table full of toys and clothing for Chilliwack Community Services gift hampers. (Submitted)
Drive-Through Christmas Experience is sold out for Dec. 16 at the Coliseum. (Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce)

UPDATE: Drive-Thru Christmas Experience is a go for hundreds in Chilliwack

Twinkling lights, entertainment, and they’ll be accepting cash for Chilliwack Christmas hampers

Drive-Through Christmas Experience is sold out for Dec. 16 at the Coliseum. (Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce)
Makenna (left) and her sister Raelyn hit all the high notes in their ‘A Covid Christmas’ video.

VIDEO: Langley family creates Christmas COVID song

Olynyk family share ‘A COVID Christmas’ parody song, inspired by A Christmas For Two

Makenna (left) and her sister Raelyn hit all the high notes in their ‘A Covid Christmas’ video.
Adopt-A-Senior Chilliwack has seen incredible generosity with more than 550 seniors about to receive customized care packages in Chilliwack. (Adopt-A-Senior/Facebook)

Custom care packages coming to make Christmas brighter for hundreds of Chilliwack seniors

Adopt-A-Senior Chilliwack has matched 550 isolated seniors with generous gift-giving participants

Adopt-A-Senior Chilliwack has seen incredible generosity with more than 550 seniors about to receive customized care packages in Chilliwack. (Adopt-A-Senior/Facebook)
Bjorn Wejr’s front yard in Maple Ridge is a favourite for passers by. (Special to The News)

Christmas traditions: Maple Ridge man’s front lawn features more than 180 light-up statues

Bjorn Wejr travels as far as Tacoma, WA to add to his Christmas blow mold collection each year

Bjorn Wejr’s front yard in Maple Ridge is a favourite for passers by. (Special to The News)
Glow Gardens opens on Tuesday, Dec. 8, after Dr. Bonnie Henry announces that drive-thru events can go ahead. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: Glow Gardens in Langley opens one month after relocation and COVID postponement

Christmas light display was initially set to open at Greater Vancouver Zoo in November

Glow Gardens opens on Tuesday, Dec. 8, after Dr. Bonnie Henry announces that drive-thru events can go ahead. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
One of the houses on the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board (CADREB) Christmas Light Tour 2020. Chilliwack resident Jody Raabe has created a game of bingo for people to play while out looking at Christmas houses this year. (Facebook/ Stephen A Lerigny)

BINGO! Chilliwack resident creates COVID-friendly game for Christmas light tour

While driving around looking at Christmas lights, folks can play a game of bingo in their car

One of the houses on the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board (CADREB) Christmas Light Tour 2020. Chilliwack resident Jody Raabe has created a game of bingo for people to play while out looking at Christmas houses this year. (Facebook/ Stephen A Lerigny)