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Magic of Christmas


The Provincial Health Officer and Minister of Health have directed that all public gatherings larger than 50 people be cancelled or postponed to curb the spread of COVID-19.  Due to this unprecedented situation that is impacting us all, and the health and safety of our community members and employees, Langley City has had to make the tough decision not to host our annual Magic of Christmas Event in 2020.

However, we have decided to host a Countdown to Christmas featuring three Langley City Elves on the Shelf; see below to learn more.

Thank you for your support and understanding as we navigate this constantly evolving event, and work together for the health and safety of our staff, residents, and our community.

Christmas Eve Jingle

The idea started in Scotland and has spread worldwide. The concept hopes to create a wave of bells across the world. After a tough year it would be an amazing memory for the kids and communities. End 2020 with a bit of magic, hope and togetherness!

How to Participate!

On December 24 at 6:00 pm, local time, on Christmas Eve everyone jingle bells for 2 minutes to help spread some holiday cheer!


Colouring Contest

Take part in the Christmas colouring contest and enter to win one of three $25 downtown dollars gift certificates.

How to Participate

How can my child participate?

  1. Download and print the colouring sheet - CLICK HERE
  2. Colour your entry
  3. Take a photo of your entry and email it to


Contest Entry Rules

  • Open to participants ages 12 and under
  • One entry per person will be accepted
  • Deadline to enter is 11:59pm, December 20, 2020
  • By submitting your contest entry you are allowing the image with first name, last initial and age to be posted on Langley City social media accounts and website
  • Winners will be drawn by random selection
  • Prizes will be awarded to three (3) entries; prize awarded is twenty-five ($25) downtown dollars in early January 2021



Elf on the Shelf Countdown to Christmas

Join Ally, Timmy and Doug, our Langley City Elves on the Shelf for their daily adventures as we countdown the days to Christmas. Each day their adventures will be posted on this page, and the Langley City Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. 

December 1

Hi Everyone! We just finished our 14 day quarantine & we are ready to introduce ourselves. We are Ally, Timmy & Doug, your Langley City Elves on the Shelf. Join us each day as we share are experiences in the community with you as we countdown to Christmas. #LCelfontheshelf

December 2

This morning we were just hanging around so we decided to add some additional decorations to the lobby at Timms Community Centre / Langley City Hall. If you visit the weight room or the library, don't forget to look up. #LCelfontheshelf

December 3

Ally hosted a zoom call with a few of our friends from the North Pole, as we have been away from them for just over 2 weeks. It was great to share stories about our adventures in Langley City so far. #LCelfontheshelf #elfontheshelf

December 4

Ally, Timmy and Doug were busy this morning adding just a few more ornaments to the Timms Community Centre / Langley City Hall Christmas tree. They wanted to make sure we look our best when Santa comes to town. #LCelfontheshelf

December 5

Did you know the weight room at Timms Community Centre is open? Join Timmy, Ally and Doug for a 90-minute workout session, and remember you must pre-register at least 2 hours in advance. #LCelfontheshelf #elfontheshelf #langleybc

December 6

Timmy, Doug & Ally are busy moving gifts around as a part of the festive display at Timms Community Centre. At least that is what we hope they are doing. Next time you visit TCC or the library, take a look to see if you can spot the gift. #LCelfontheshelf #elfontheshelf

December 7

Have you visited the Langley City Fraser Valley Regional Library lately? Stop by and borrow one, or maybe a few, of you favourite Christmas or holiday stories to read at home. The library is open 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday. #LCelfontheshelf #elfontheshelf #langleycitylibrary

December 8

After a week of hard work helping get the decorations in order, and having a bit of fun, Doug, Ally & Timmy are taking a break today to enjoy the view from the Christmas Tree. Do you have all of your lights, decorations & Christmas tree up at home? #LCelfontheshelf #elfontheshelf

December 9

The elves were looking for a bit of joy on this rainy morning, so they hopped on Rudolph and were ready to head out on an adventure through the parks and trails of Langley City. Do you have a favourite park or trail they should visit? #LCelfontheshelf #elfontheshelf #langleybc

December 10

What do elves learn at school? The elf-abet! #LCelfontheshelf #elfontheshelf #langleybc

December 11

Can you believe it is only two more weeks until Christmas! Ally & friends went out on the town today to explore the Holiday Lights in our community. If you haven't had a chance to drive or walk by to see them check out our virtual tour #LCelfontheshelf

December 12

Doug was looking for a spot to set up his zip line and found a great location across a creek. Can you name what park this is? Clue: it's a 3.67-acre Botanical Garden full of beautiful & unique plants, shrubs & trees. #LCelfontheshelf #elfontheshelf

December 13

Do your kids love to colour? The elves are holding a Christmas colouring contest for kids ages 12 and under. Deadline to enter is December 20. Enter & you can win $25 downtown dollars. Find out more about how to enter - #LCelfontheshelf #elfontheshelf

December 14

This morning the elves were busy finishing up their holiday baking! Ally & Doug are working hard while Timmy is busy making snow angels in the flour. Do you have a favourite holiday treat you like to make every year? #LCelfontheshelf #elfontheshelf #langleybc

December 15

While out on their morning walk the elves made a quick stop along the Rotary Nicomekl trail to visit with the ducks. Have you ever visited this spot? Do you know of some of the other locations in the city where the ducks gather? #LCelfontheshelf #elfontheshelf #langleybc

December 16

What kind of pictures do elves like taking?
#LCelfontheshelf #elfontheshelf #langleybc

December 17

This morning the elves caught a ride with a friend and are on their way to the new Brydon Off-Leash Dog park. Did you know Langley City also has a dog off-leash park at City Park, Linwood Park and Uplands. Have you visited any of these parks? #LCelfontheshelf #elfontheshelf

December 18

What kind of music do elves like?
Wrap Music! #LCelfontheshelf #elfontheshelf #langleybc

December 19

Did you know you can still play badminton, singles play only, at Timms Community Centre? Today at 2pm is our last session for 2020, but we'll be back in January on Mondays at 7pm and Saturdays at 2pm. Learn more #LCelfontheshelf #elfontheshelf #langleybc

December 20

We're jumping for joy today, as there are only five more sleeps until Christmas! To celebrate Timmy tried bungee jumping for the first time, with the help of Ally, Doug, and the safety team. #LCelfontheshelf #elfontheshelf #langleybc

December 21

The elves are hard at work today helping our Building Service Workers keep our facilities safe for your visit! Have you seen our video about our enhanced safety protocols for Timms Community Centre? #LCelfontheshelf #elfontheshelf #langleybc

December 22

The elves have been busy trying out all of the video games we have available during our youth programs at Timms Community Centre. Starting in January Youth Night is back and open for kids in grades 6-12. Learn more #LCelfontheshelf #elfontheshelf

December 23

With only a few days until Christmas we have settled into the holidays and are taking some time to slow down and enjoy the little things. Today we are reading a Christmas card from our friends, as we stay connected while apart. #LCelfontheshelf #elfontheshelf #langleybc

December 24

Join us tonight at 6:00 pm and jingle bells for 2 minutes to help spread some holiday cheer! The idea has spread with the hopes to create a wave of bells across the world. After a tough year lets end 2020 with a bit of magic, hope and togetherness! #LCelfontheshelf #elfontheshelf

December 25

Merry Christmas! We hope you've enjoyed our countdown to Christmas. Have a safe and happy holiday season, and a Happy New Year. #LCelfontheshelf #elfontheshelf

Holiday Lights Virtual Tour

Enjoy the Holiday Lights in Langley City from the safety and comfort of your home!

Watch the Video