Winter is well on its way and it’s bringing plenty of exciting things to do in Langley and South Surrey worth braving the cold for.
Bundle up and explore the best of the season with our guide below.
Things To Do in Langley & South Surrey
Take in the lights at Morgan Crossing
Add a festive spin to your holiday shopping at one of the best outlet malls in Surrey. The annual Lighting Things Up at the Shops at Morgan brings the community together to watch as they turn on the holiday lights for the first time. To celebrate the occasion, there’s also a whimsical forest of lights, train rides, arts & crafts, festive treats and much more.
Watch Surrey’s Santa Parade
Honourable mention by Scott Moe: Visit the Cloverdale Town Centre on Dec. 1 for Surrey’s annual Santa Parade of Lights. It’s a magical evening inspired by the 1997 Coca Cola lighted truck commercial, which was partially filmed in Cloverdale.
Challenge your friends to indoor go-karting
If the weather outside looks frightful—there’s always indoor go-karting. Fast Track Indoor Racing in Langley is the best way to have some fun and bring out your inner competitive side. Their fastest model reaches speeds of up to 75 kms an hour. Race your friends or co-workers during a holiday work party. It’s the perfect spot to host a get together.
Get high tea at Little White House & Co.
Feel like a Parisian, right in Fort Langley. The adorable cafe offers an afternoon tea service that is perfect during the wintertime. Sip on a wide selection of tea to keep you warm while enjoying an array of mini sandwiches. And of course, they have amazing confections and pastries with devonshire cream, candied almonds and more.
Have lunch at Wendel’s Bookstore & Cafe
The quaint cafe is even more magical during the winter months. A must visit, whenever you’re in Fort Langley—the eatery is brimming with charm. Peruse the book selection, sip on a cup of coffee and dig into a hearty sandwich and bowl of soup while people-watching. It’s a cozy spot to warm up after exploring all the little village has to offer.
Go ice skating
One of the most winter-worthy activities is putting on your skates and hitting the ice. Check out the South Surrey Arena or Twin Rinks in Langley. After you put in a few laps, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate.
Drink up at Fraser Valley Cider Company
Head over to this cider spot in Langley to sit back and relax with a group of friends. They make some of the best ciders the region has to offer and, they have a laid-back atmosphere, where you can unwind and have a few drinks in a cozy space.
Treat yourself to a spa day
On a cold and dreary day—you can get out and about while remaining completely relaxed. Langley’s all new Fluid Spa is an oasis for those looking to spoil themselves to a spa experience for the day or even just for an hour. It’s also a great gift idea to give someone over the holiday season.
Drink up at Langley’s Cask Beer Festival
On Nov. 29, check out the Cask Festival at Dead Frog Brewery. There will be eight one-of-a-kind brews from eight different breweries. You must go, if you enjoy an onslaught of good beer, delicious eats and having a great time.
Celebrate the Magic of Christmas
This popular annual event in Langley City is a must during the holiday season. Join in on the fun on Dec. 7, where there will be Breakfast with Santa, entertainment & crafts, a parade, tree lighting and lots of caroling.
Enjoy Christmas in the Village
This year’s popular Fort Langley event will be taking place Dec. 13 to 15. The festival brings traditional Christmas foods, gifts and festive music to the village. There’s also a zone specifically for kids, with Santa Claus and his elves. Peruse the many vendors and get into the holiday spirit.
Stroll along the beach
Who says you can’t go to the beach during winter? Luckily for Metro Vancouverites—the weather is still mild enough to enjoy a brisk walk by the water (if you bundle up). South Surrey’s Crescent Beach is the perfect place to do just that.
Bring out your creative side at 4 Cats Arts Studio
This is a great idea for kids or just those young at heart. Create your own mug or choose another item to build that you can take home. It’s the perfect rainy-day activity and you don’t need any experience to do it. They have locations across Metro Vancouver, including one in South Surrey at SouthPoint Exchange Mall.
Marvel at the Light Up Parade
On Dec. 14, be sure to check out Aldergrove’s annual Christmas Light Up Parade. Watch the parade go by with a cup of hot chocolate and listen to all the caroling. The parade route runs along Fraser Highway through downtown Aldergrove.
Spend Heritage Holidays at the Fort
The place to be this Christmas season. Listen to stories by the fire with roasted chestnuts. This classic event in Fort Langley is the epitome of all things cozy. The quaint town can’t be beat if you’re looking for a romantic date night idea, between Dec. 21 to the 23.
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