The Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir is among the groups performing in concert tonight and tomorrow as part of the Christmas Sweets production.

Songs, Strings and Steps presents Christmas Sweets

Concerts on Friday and Saturday at Gateway Church in Abbotsford

Songs, Strings and Steps is an annual holiday tradition in Abbotsford, and this year’s production is titled Christmas Sweets.

The show takes place Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 16 at 2 and 7 p.m. at Gateway Church (2884 Abbotsford-Mission Hwy.).

It features a variety of local and professional artists in unique combinations, and involves a number of sweets to eat and suites of carols, as well as the famous Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky.

The entire first half of the show features excerpts from the Nutcracker Suite performed by a full orchestra and dancers from Fraser Valley Academy of Dance (choreographed by artistic director John C. Carney).

The plan is to place the orchestra on the floor and give the entire stage at Gateway Church to the dancers.

The second half of the show features the Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir as well as Michael Berg singing Casting Crowns’ version of Sweet Little Jesus Boy and the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra (along with professionals) playing some fresh, new arrangements of familiar carols.

AYO Senior presents a choreographed version of Jingle Bells by Barrage.

Janet Weston adds her creativity to help decorate the stage and foyer.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for students and can be purchased at House of James, King’s Music or online at

Just Posted

Elizabeth’s Wildlife Centre in Abbotsford could use a boost

Non-profit centre launches online campaign to raise money for upgrades

Abbotsford school support staff vote 95 per cent in favour of strike

Teamsters Local 31 and school district negotiators to meet with mediator on Oct. 31

One man in custody after heavily armed Abbotsford police units surround house while serving warrant

Police barricades blocked off roadway on Upper Maclure Road and Firhill Drive

ELECTION HUB: Candidate profiles, voter information and news for Abbotsford’s ridings

We’ve collected our election coverage in one spot to help you decide who to vote for

City errs in posting boil-water advisory for Abbotsford and Mission

‘Draft weblink’ mistakenly goes live on city website Thursday night

ELECTION 2019: It’s so close, it could come down to who turns out to vote

Black Press Media’s polling analyst on the origins of predictive seat modelling in Canada

Kamloops Blazers blank Vancouver Giants

A loss on the road for G-men

Man found dead inside Richmond business, IHIT investigating

Police believe the incident was not random

Judge orders credit union’s bank records for Kelowna social worker facing theft allegations

The man is accused of negligence, breach of contract, fraud and a conspiracy with Interior Savings

Leaders pour it on with rallies, boosts for candidates as campaign reaches peak

The federal election campaign has reached a crescendo

Allegations of racism lead to ministry investigation at Vancouver private school

St. George’s School was contacted over school describes as ‘deeply offensive behaviour online’

Not a political question: Thunberg calls for climate action in Alberta

Edmonton police estimated the size of the crowd at about 4,000

Zantac, the over-the-counter heartburn drug, pulled in Canada, U.S.

Health Canada also investigates possible carcinogen in some ranitidine drugs

$50,000 reward for ‘extremely violent’ South Surrey murder suspect renewed

Offer for information on Brandon Teixeira to remain in effect through April, 2020

Most Read