Christmas

In this Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 photo made available by NASA, Saturn, top, and Jupiter, below, are seen after sunset from Shenandoah National Park in Luray, Va. The two planets are drawing closer to each other in the sky as they head towards a “great conjunction” on Monday, Dec. 21, where the two giant planets will appear a tenth of a degree apart. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

Jupiter and Saturn align in our skies tonight, to form the Great Conjunction

Stargazers typically gather in groups at observatories or with backyard telescopes for such events

  • Dec 21, 2020
In this Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 photo made available by NASA, Saturn, top, and Jupiter, below, are seen after sunset from Shenandoah National Park in Luray, Va. The two planets are drawing closer to each other in the sky as they head towards a “great conjunction” on Monday, Dec. 21, where the two giant planets will appear a tenth of a degree apart. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
Jaclyn Mountain says her mother, Cindy Mountain, seen in an undated handout photo, would be thrilled to see her Port Coquitlam, B.C., home decked out in Christmas lights for the first time in15 years. Cindy Mountain, of ‘Namgis First Nation in Alert Bay, B.C., died of COVID-19 in April at age 59. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-The Mountain Family, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

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Jaclyn Mountain says her mother, Cindy Mountain, seen in an undated handout photo, would be thrilled to see her Port Coquitlam, B.C., home decked out in Christmas lights for the first time in15 years. Cindy Mountain, of ‘Namgis First Nation in Alert Bay, B.C., died of COVID-19 in April at age 59. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-The Mountain Family, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Cards created by students at White Rock Elementary will be delivered to members of Kent Street Activity Centre. (Contributed photo)

White Rock students craft Christmas cheer for seniors

Approximately 800 handmade cards mailed out

Cards created by students at White Rock Elementary will be delivered to members of Kent Street Activity Centre. (Contributed photo)
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)
The Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society’s annual adopt-a-family program looked a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The society helped 21 families, and got everything ready on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. (Submitted photo: Dylan Van Rooyen)

Surrey firefighters deliver gifts, food to 21 families

This year looked a little different due to COVID, says organizer

The Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society’s annual adopt-a-family program looked a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The society helped 21 families, and got everything ready on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. (Submitted photo: Dylan Van Rooyen)
The City of Delta will be releasing a pair of videos on its Facebook and YouTube pages Dec. 21 and 22 showcasing musicians and dancers as they perform special renditions of beloved holiday classics. (City of Delta image)

Delta hosting first-ever virtual Christmas concert

The City of Delta will be releasing a pair of videos on its Facebook, YouTube pages Dec. 21 and 22

The City of Delta will be releasing a pair of videos on its Facebook and YouTube pages Dec. 21 and 22 showcasing musicians and dancers as they perform special renditions of beloved holiday classics. (City of Delta image)
Christmas dinners were delivered to 80 in-need seniors Friday. (Contributed photo)

Christmas dinners delivered to 80 in-need seniors

Initiative aims to ‘bring some cheer’ to White Rock/South Surrey seniors

Christmas dinners were delivered to 80 in-need seniors Friday. (Contributed photo)
Volunteers pack Christmas food hampers for needy families Dec. 14 in the Alice McKay Building. Last year the Cloverdale Community Kitchen’s annual hamper program served around 500 families and this year organizers expect that number to climb higher. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale Community Kitchen adopts two low-income seniors’ complexes for Christmas outreach

COVID forces Community Kitchen to call an audible on Christmas dinner

Volunteers pack Christmas food hampers for needy families Dec. 14 in the Alice McKay Building. Last year the Cloverdale Community Kitchen’s annual hamper program served around 500 families and this year organizers expect that number to climb higher. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
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)
White Rock RCMP arrested a 59-year-old woman in connection with the theft this week of packages from front porches. (File photo)

59-year-old White Rock woman arrested in connection with package thefts

Greed, not need, prompted porch piracy, say police

White Rock RCMP arrested a 59-year-old woman in connection with the theft this week of packages from front porches. (File photo)
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)
South Surrey artist Dunia Tozy released her Joy Around the World colouring book this week. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey artist aims to spread joy through multi-language colouring book

Dunia Tozy says she wanted to ‘bridge the gap between cultures’

South Surrey artist Dunia Tozy released her Joy Around the World colouring book this week. (Contributed photo)
Members of the White Rock-South Surrey Titans have donated five tubs of toys for the Surrey Christmas Bureau. (Contributed photo)

Titans collect toys for Surrey Christmas Bureau

White Rock-South Surrey football association to deliver five tubs of donations this week

Members of the White Rock-South Surrey Titans have donated five tubs of toys for the Surrey Christmas Bureau. (Contributed photo)
Santa has started offering virtual one-on-one visits with Children across the globe. (Contributed photo)

Santa offering virtual visits to White Rock kids, and beyond

Children most curious about how Mrs. Claus and Rudolph are doing

Santa has started offering virtual one-on-one visits with Children across the globe. (Contributed photo)
Non-medical face masks made by Rhonda Philips. (submitted photo)

For holiday gift shopping, Surrey’s ‘Heart to Home’ art market moves online

The annual event is usually held at SAGA’s gift shop at Bear Creek Park

Non-medical face masks made by Rhonda Philips. (submitted photo)
Surrey’s mobile light display. (submitted photo)
Surrey’s mobile light display. (submitted photo)
Cat Levan says she loves Christmas — “not just the tinsel, lights and gifts, but the whole idea that there is a time of year when people give a little more, care a little more and open up their hearts to others.” (submitted photos)
Cat Levan says she loves Christmas — “not just the tinsel, lights and gifts, but the whole idea that there is a time of year when people give a little more, care a little more and open up their hearts to others.” (submitted photos)
RCMP stock photo (Black Press)

White Rock, Surrey RCMP offer holiday-safety reminders

Safety campaigns include tips, reminders for shoppers, online consumers

RCMP stock photo (Black Press)
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.