Shine Bright New West, Win a Prize Package

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Come together in the spirit of the season and Shine Bright in New West from December 1, 2021 – February 1, 2022. Everyone in the community is encouraged to put up holiday lights and engage in a variety of activities to enjoy the winter in the city.

Sponsored by the Downtown New West BIA, City of New Westminster, ReDiscoverNewWest and the New West Record, you can join Shine Bright all season long while you enjoy light displays, at-home and outdoor activities, and on stage productions.

Shine Bright New West

Shine Bright New West

Highlights include the following free events and activities around Downtown New Westminster:

Shine Bright Winter Solstice Party
December 21, 2021
Dance in the new season and gather with loved ones, decorate for the holidays, and enjoy good food together! This family-friendly event features light displays from ACNW Artists-in-Residence Ellie Niakan and Catherine Chan, and a dance mix from Royal City Sound. Brought to you in partnership with New Westminster Family Place and the Arts Council of New Westminster.

Shine Bright Downtown
All season + special late night shopping events
Downtown New Westminster will be illuminated with sparkling lights all season long. Come together for Shop Night where local businesses will be open late on December 9, 16, and 23. Each of those night there will be a photo booth, DJ spinning tunes, and more. Shop Mila + Paige, Found Boutique, The Refill Stop, Good Omen, Steel & Oak, and the River Market.

Shine Bright Light Tour & Contest
Vote on your favourite light displays around town by January 1, 2022. Find a map of all of the participating displays here.

Holiday Food & Craft Market
December 11-12, 2021 10:00am to 4:00pm
It’s the New West Farmers Market’s 2nd Annual Holiday Food and Craft Market returns to New West City Hall.  This market will feature over 80 small local businesses including preserves, alcohol, produce, gifts, food trucks, and more.

Shine Bright On Stage Productions
Enhancing the full roster of activities and light displays throughout the city, the Anvil Centre will have window performances for all to enjoy along with eight separate live performances of music, dance, and magic that will take place on Level 1 and 3. Acts include local musical duo, Ed & Salve Dayo in an all-ages sing-along, Quayside voices will warm you with their pop and seasonal songs, actor Ryan Leslie Fisher will have you laughing with his Dandy show, New West Poet Laureate, Elliott Slinn and storytellers from Culture Chats will bring their poetry and stories to life!

Shine Bright - Front Street (1)
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Ticketed Performances

Enjoy Shine Bright on stage with these ticketed performances starting at $20 for adults, $10 for students in the afternoons at the Anvil Centre, and $35 for adults and $25 for students in the evenings.

Locarno Band
December 16, 2021 7:30 to 9:30pm in the Anvil Theatre

The Kerplunks
December 19, 2021 2:00pm to 3:00pm in the Anvil Ballroom

An Evening of Wonders
December 22, 2021 9:30pm at the Anvil Theatre

RupLoops
December 23, 2021 2:00pm to 3:00pm in the Anvil Theatre

Seasonal Celebration with Kellie Haines with puppets
December 29, 2021 2:00pm to 3:00pm in the Anvil Ballroom

Triology (Miles Black, Bill Coon and Jodi Proznick)
December 29, 2021 7:30pm to 9:30pm in the Anvil Ballroom

Axé Capoeira
December 30, 2021 2:00pm to 3:00pm in the Anvil Ballroom

Blackthorn with Shot of Scotch Vancouver Highland Dancers
December 30, 2021 7:30pm to 9:30pm in the Anvil Ballroom

Win a Prize Package

I have a generous prize package to give away that includes a pair of tickets to a #ShineBrightNewWest stage production of the winner’s choice plus a $100 gift certificate for Angelina’s Dutch Corner! Here’s how you can enter to win:

Click to enter via TwitterClick To Tweet

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. UPDATE The winner is Mich Canon Simpson!

64 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. ShannonWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 9:37am PST

    Would love this package!

  2. MaryWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 10:07am PST

    Commented on fb! Following on ig!

  3. TGWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 10:23am PST

    This would make for a wonderful gift! I am embarrassed to say, Angelina’s is in my neighborhood but I have never tried it. I really should, don’t you think 🙂

  4. JoanneWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 11:36am PST

    What a wonderful promotion….I ❤️ New West

  5. Catherine CWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 12:08pm PST

    Would love to check it out!😊

  6. Catherine CWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 12:11pm PST

    Following both pages on IG

  7. Samantha Y.Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 1:34pm PST

    Following!

  8. JamieWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 1:35pm PST

    What a great informative post can’t wait to try some of these events!

  9. CherylWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 1:35pm PST

    Would be a great birthday gift to me!

  10. AlisonWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 1:42pm PST

    Looking forward to all these events!

  11. JuniorWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 1:43pm PST

    So wonderful the city is putting on these events this year.

  12. HollyWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 1:57pm PST

    Sounds fun! I’m looking forward to checking out this event.

  13. Shawna DeagleWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 1:58pm PST

    Looks like a great invite.

  14. Nina SpreeuwWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 2:17pm PST

    This is awesome, thanks New Westminster for stepping up and offering community activities!

  15. LindaWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 2:27pm PST

    This looks like a great time out.

  16. HeatherWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 3:58pm PST

    I was born in New West and never visit often enough!! This looks fun! ❤️❤️❤️

  17. SueWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 3:59pm PST

    Great giveaway!

  18. Bonnie YWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 4:13pm PST

    Great prize.

  19. FionaWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 5:22pm PST

    New West is so charming! Would love to surprise my husband for Christmas.

  20. JeffWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 5:49pm PST

    Love New West!

  21. AngelaWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 7:25pm PST

    I love New West!

  22. MeredithWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 7:28pm PST

    This would be amazing

  23. Kathleen BWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 7:46pm PST

    My daughter would love this. She loves all things Dutch.

  24. Kathleen BWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 7:46pm PST

    Following both on instagram

  25. Sunshine HWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 8:14pm PST

    Great prize package!

  26. Anna McCaugheyWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 9:00pm PST

    I cant wait for the shine bright nights! New west does a great job! I want to go to angelinas for breakfast for my birthday, and I can invite everyone I want to with a bit of extra money!

  27. CarolWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 9:35pm PST

    So impressed, love the variety! Way to go City of New West!

  28. Sara ChiesaWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 9:37pm PST

    Following on Instagram! Would love to win this! 🙂

  29. KayleeWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 10:12pm PST

    Would love to win !

  30. StephanieWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 11:26pm PST

    The prize would be a much needed date night!

  31. TracyWednesday, December 1st, 2021 — 11:50pm PST

    Great prize!

  32. J MeehanThursday, December 2nd, 2021 — 12:17am PST

    Ok! I’m in! I think this is one of my brother and sister-in-law’s fav places. This could be a nice prize! 😄

  33. Tabby72Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 — 7:10am PST

    It’d be fun to hang out in New West!

  34. Michelle Gay CanonThursday, December 2nd, 2021 — 8:53am PST

    I love New Westminster
    Been living here for 2 years now

  35. jane jamesThursday, December 2nd, 2021 — 9:22am PST

    Liked and following

  36. Michelle WThursday, December 2nd, 2021 — 10:38am PST

    Great giveaway!

  37. TaniaThursday, December 2nd, 2021 — 1:28pm PST

    Sounds Like a fun time!

  38. RinoThursday, December 2nd, 2021 — 1:30pm PST

    That would be amazing!

  39. MpurpleThursday, December 2nd, 2021 — 4:43pm PST

    Love the prize package!

  40. Chad NehringThursday, December 2nd, 2021 — 7:01pm PST

    Sounds like fun!

  41. TracyThursday, December 2nd, 2021 — 9:37pm PST

    Amazing prize!

  42. Jason BThursday, December 2nd, 2021 — 9:44pm PST

    Festive.

  43. PriyaThursday, December 2nd, 2021 — 10:18pm PST

    I could use a dash of fun!:)

  44. JessicaThursday, December 2nd, 2021 — 10:37pm PST

    That would be amazing!

  45. StephanieThursday, December 2nd, 2021 — 11:29pm PST

    YES! Would definitely go with my sister who lives in New Westminster. And a great prize package too

  46. ShelleyFriday, December 3rd, 2021 — 5:34am PST

    It will be hard to pick out what performance to go to if I win. They all sound great!

  47. Zuzana TycFriday, December 3rd, 2021 — 7:32am PST

    great prize package, thank you

  48. Frank LopezFriday, December 3rd, 2021 — 7:36am PST

    Would be pretty cool

  49. KathleenFriday, December 3rd, 2021 — 9:18am PST

    This would be great!

  50. AlexMFriday, December 3rd, 2021 — 9:27am PST

    Let’s go New West!

  51. VickiFriday, December 3rd, 2021 — 9:47am PST

    Great prize package!!

  52. FloraFriday, December 3rd, 2021 — 5:34pm PST

    Great Christmas events and activities!

  53. AnnFriday, December 3rd, 2021 — 6:27pm PST

    Love New West! And followed on Instagram!

  54. SuzanneSaturday, December 4th, 2021 — 8:03am PST

    Such a great event!

  55. Johanna NewmanSaturday, December 4th, 2021 — 3:30pm PST

    This sounds like so much fun. I would love to try Angelina’s Dutch corner 🎅🎄⛄

  56. IsabelSunday, December 5th, 2021 — 1:25am PST

    Would love to win this package! Followed on IG @celestial_angel999 and tweeted through drama_otaku.

  57. MaryanneSunday, December 5th, 2021 — 6:06pm PST

    We love Angelina’s.

  58. KellySunday, December 5th, 2021 — 10:22pm PST

    I would love this prize!

  59. Jeff SMonday, December 6th, 2021 — 10:18am PST

    It would be great to try out Angelina’s Dutch Corner restaurant!

  60. Albert NgoMonday, December 6th, 2021 — 9:51pm PST

    Sounds awesome!

  61. karen chiangMonday, December 6th, 2021 — 10:36pm PST

    Looks like a great event! Can’t wait!

  62. SusanTuesday, December 7th, 2021 — 8:29am PST

    sounds wonderful!

  63. RemyTuesday, December 7th, 2021 — 12:40pm PST

    How festive!

  64. LanceTuesday, December 7th, 2021 — 11:46pm PST

    A wonderful, awful idea..
    I will take the Grinch…

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