It’s the season to be jolly, and Coquitlam knows how to put on a show that’s merry and bright. From festive lights to unique Christmas shopping opportunities, here are 7 ways to get wrapped up in the festive season.
Festive Activities in Coquitlam in December
1. Lights at Lafarge
Explore Metro Vancouver’s largest free outdoor lights display, featuring hundreds of thousands of lights in multiple themed zones. Lights at Lafarge grows bigger each year, attracting viewers from throughout the region. Hop off at Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain station to walk the 1 km path around Lafarge Lake in Town Centre Park. Watch for elfin creatures in the trees, swans illuminating the water and tulip lights lighting up your path. All this, and many surprises!
2. Visit Santa and do some shopping
In town for the lights display? A short walk away is Coquitlam Centre, where Santa is taking wish lists. The mall has nearly 200 stores and is located right at Lincoln SkyTrain station. Other highlights for kids within City Centre include Mastermind Toys and Chapters Indigo in Pinetree Village. Also nearby is Henderson Mall, which has some specialty shops and a food court with offerings from around the globe.
3. The Nutcracker
The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without this much-loved ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker score. Presented by Ballet Victoria, take in this performance at Evergreen Cultural Centre on December 19 or December 20, 2018. Find ticket info here »
4. Go ice skating
Lace up to make some fond memories on the ice. You’ll find public skating at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex, as well as many fun upcoming events including Skate with Santa on Sunday, December 16, 2018. Read Coquitlam’s Recreation Guide for further details.
5. Cosmic Clay Pots
Got crafty kids? Head to Evergreen Cultural Centre’s Art Gallery on Saturday, December 15, 2018 to take part in a free, drop-in art project from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. As part of Westminster Savings Family Day, children can find inspiration in the gallery exhibition before painting their cosmic scenes onto terracotta pots. Paint, splatter and sponge an artistic creation that can be given away as a gift.
6. Great gift ideas
Purchase locally crafted works of art at Place des Arts’ Christmas Boutique. You’ll find everything from handcrafted ornaments and decorations to artful gifts that hold year-round appeal. The boutique runs until December 22, 2018.
7. Catch a hockey game
Get your hockey fix! Why not cheer on the Coquitlam Express at an upcoming game at Coquitlam’s Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex? It will get the pulses racing – at a fraction of the cost of Canucks tickets.
Don’t forget about the Lights at Lafarge photo contest! Tag your photos with #ExploreCoquitlam AND @Miss604 online and you could win a Coquitlam prize pack!.
Miss604 is a proud sponsor of Lights at Lafarge