You won’t always have to come to Downtown Vancouver in order to find holiday activities for the family this season. Leigh Square is hosting 12 Days of Christmas in Port Coquitlam, starting November 28th.
12 Days of Christmas in Port Coquitlam
Leigh Square Community Arts Village (2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam)celebrates the holiday season with a series of holiday inspired art workshops including wreath making, card making, handmade gifts, and holiday crafts for kids. Share in the festivities at Leigh Square with a Christmas concert, bring your family for a unique holiday movie experience and enjoy the holiday spirit in your community with a Lantern Festival. All of these events are free or of low cost.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Christmas at Leigh Square 1:00pm to 5:00pm (Free)
Come celebrate the spirit of community and the start of the holidays with Leigh Square with the Annual Lighting ceremony. Enjoy holiday craft making, music and entertainment, storytelling, artists and artisan vendors, and get photos with Santa provided by PoCo Heritage.
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Winter Artisan Fair 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Leigh Square’s Annual Winter Artisans Fair returns to offer affordable, quality art and fine crafts and edibles.
Monday, November 30, 2015
Holiday Wreath Workshop 6:30pm to 8:30pm ($10, Register in Advance)
Get hands-on this holiday season and learn how to make your own wreath or swag. Bring your creativity, and they’ll provide the tree clippings, holly, pinecones, and decorative materials.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Holiday Pajama Party 6:00pm to 8:00pm (Free)
Play board games with friends and family, and don’t miss out on a photo booth with fun holiday props. Classic Christmas movies will be playing as we snack on popcorn and hot chocolate.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Arm Knitting Workshop (12+ yrs) 6:30pm to 8:30pm (Register in Advance)
Learn to knit a whole scarf with nothing but your arms! Come to this workshop and leave with a beautiful infinity scarf that will keep you warm all winter long for years to come.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Handmade Cards and Gift Tags 6:30pm to 8:30pm ($10, Register in Advance)
Add a personal touch to your holiday givings with unique handmade cards and gift tags. Create texture in your cards with an embosser, and surprise everyone with your pop-up card designs.
Friday, December 4, 2015
Arthur Christmas Movie Night 6:45pm to 8:45pm (Free) + Skating (Regular Admission)
Lace up your skates and celebrate with a movie and skate at the Recreation Centre here in Port Coquitlam.
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Lantern Festival 3:00pm to 4:45pm ($10, Workshop) 5:00pm to 6:00pm (Free, Parade)
Headed by The Carnival Band, there’s bound to be lots of music and fun times for all. Bring your own lantern for the parade or attend the workshop at Michael Wright Art Gallery beforehand.
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Little Elves Workshop (5 year+) 10:00am to 12:30pm ($5, Register in Advance)
Kids can enjoy their Sunday morning as one of Santa’s elves. Little ones will keep busy in this workshop, making Christmas toys and décor like with Olaf sock snowmen, minion ornaments, and decorative Christmas paintings. Parent volunteers are welcome.
Monday, December 7, 2015
DIY Gifts and Décor 6:30pm to 8:30pm ($10, Register in Advance)
In this family workshop, learn the tips and tricks to creating festive decorations for the whole home, with the help of art instructors.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Christmas Concert 6:30pm to 8:30pm ($5 Admission)
Felice Choir led by music director and conductor Mr. Andrea Kim, the swinging classics and fun retro arrangements of The Beauty Shop Dolls, and a sing-along opportunity with The Port Coquitlam Stroke Association.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Snowman Family Portraits and HUMANbeing Theatre Show
5:30 to 7:30pm ($10, Workshop) 7:45pm to 8:10pm ($4, Performance)
Get artistic with your whole family in this collaborative painting workshop. Once complete, head over and enjoy an all ages friendly theatre show that was featured at the 2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival. Join Little Canary Theatre for HUMANbeing, the story of a little spirit that lives in space and decides to come to Earth to experience what it is like to be a human.