Come for the doors, stay for the stores in Langley

Langley’s Deck the Doors contest is underway, with more than 40 storefront entries festively decorated for the holidays.

A snow and wine theme adorns Ott & Murphy in Langley.

Langley’s Deck the Doors contest is underway, with more than 40 storefront entries festively decorated for the holidays.

Sponsored by the Langley Main Street Association, Deck the Doors has been an annual tradition pairing artists, decorators, property owners and shopkeepers to turn the Village by the Sea into a winter wonderland, sans snow.

Artists who decorated stores’ doors were made eligible for one of three $1,000 prizes. According to a news release from the association, the adorned entryways create an outdoor gallery in town and include themes such as an apple orchard, a fairyland and snow. There is a kissing ball, an orca leaping, Santa delivering gifts from an airplane, wine glasses, pine cones, owls and camels.

The three winning artists will be announced at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19 at Boy and Dog Park on First Street. The Langley Chamber of Commerce shopping spree winner will also be announced then.

Several Christmastime events are planned for Langley this month. The Holly Jolly Parade will meander through Langley starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. Following the parade, many stores in town agreed to stay open later than usual — 7 p.m. — for the Holiday Shop and Stroll and the First Saturday Art Walk.

Candy cane gingerbread house decorating is being hosted 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 13 at Sweet Mona’s on Second Street.

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