The holiday season is upon us -- a season of joy, happiness and a time to share great music and Christmas traditions with family and friends.
There are a host of Christmas shows and concerts taking place in South Delta, kicking off with the Delta Choral Society’s two festive concerts featuring four amazing choirs.
Celebrate the Season will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 and 7 p.m. at the South Delta Baptist Church (1988-56th St.). Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students/seniors and free for children 10 and under. Tickets can be purchased from any choir members, at LYFE Design Studio, online at www.deltachoral.ca or at the door.
Julie Lymburner with the Delta Choral Society said the choirs have been working hard since September to ensure they put on the best show possible.
“It is a very full program. We love to have the children involved and they are very accomplished,” she said. “Our mix of songs is very eclectic because we like to have the choirs perform a wide variety of music that I think the audience enjoys. Our guest musicians are very accomplished and most are with the Delta Concert Band. We also have a few surprises in store as well. It’s going to be a great show and a great way to kick off the holiday season.”
There are many more local concerts this holiday season. Here are details on many of them:
Dec. 1: Shari’s Saturday Social Christmas Extravaganza, KinVillage Community Centre, 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen. Dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and include prizes and extra special mid-evening goodies. Tickets are $16 for members $18 for non-members. To reserve a table, call Shari at 604-943-8755.
Dec. 2: Langley Ukulele Ensemble present a free Christmas concert from 2 to 3 p.m. at KinVillage Community Centre. Donations gratefully accepted. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
Dec. 8: Delta Music School presents its Holiday Student Recitals at 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Parish (4755 Arthur Dr., Ladner). Admission is by donation.
Dec. 8: Cedar Park Church (5300–44th Ave., Ladner) present a Christmas music and dessert evening with five-time Juno-award nominee Kelita. Concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available by calling 604-946-7410. All net proceeds from the evening will go to the Delta Hospice Society.
Dec. 9: McKee Seniors Recreation Centre is hosting a wine and cheese concert with Delta Music Makers from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is $7 for members and $9 for non-members.
Dec. 9: Trinity Community Choir presents Gloria at the Ladner United Church (4960-48th Ave.). Tickets are $10, available at the door. The concert is part of the popular Sunday@3! concert series.
Dec. 11: The ElderCollege Singers Christmas Concert is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at KinVillage Community Centre. The $3 admission includes coffee and Timbits. Doors open at 1 p.m.
Dec. 11: The City of Delta presents a Christmas show at 7 p.m. at the Ladner Community Centre (4734-51st St.). The show will feature the Delta Music Makers, Delta Concert Band and three of the Delta Idol juniors. Admission is free, but you are asked to bring a donation to the South Delta Food Bank.
Dec. 12: The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presents A Traditional Christmas at 7:30 p.m. at the South Delta Baptist Church (1988-56th St.). The Lower Mainland’s most beloved holiday music tradition, the VSO’s Traditional Christmas concerts feature heartwarming music associated with Christmas, carols and plenty of audience sing-alongs. Secure tickets at: https://www.vancouversymphony.ca/.
Dec. 14: McKee Seniors Recreation Centre is hosting a Christmas variety show from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is by donation.
Dec. 16: Delta Music Makers present a free Christmas Concert at KinVillage Community Centre (5430-10th Ave.) from 2 to 4 p.m. Christmas treats provided. Donations gratefully accepted.
Dec. 16: Trinity Community Choir presents Gloria at St. David’s Anglican Church (1115-51A St., Tsawwassen) at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Dec. 22: Jeffrey Elvis presents Blue Christmas at Genesis Theatre in Ladner. Doors open at 1, show at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25, available at www.elvis.media or by phone at 360-945-1780.
Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve gala dinner/dance with Scott Robertson’s Swing Patrol at KinVillage Community Centre (5430-10th Ave.). Tickets are $55 for members, $60 for non-members. Call 604-943-0225 for more details.