2014

Dec 04, 2014 Return to Headlines

The Holiday Season is Bright in Coquitlam

by GS GS |

COQUITLAM, BC, Wednesday, December 3, 2014 – Add Coquitlam’s City Centre to your list of places to take in Christmas lights this holiday season.

This is the fourth year for Coquitlam’s Christmas light display and it is one of the largest free outdoor light displays in the Lower Mainland. The display can be viewed seven days a week from dusk to midnight until January.

City Hall and Spirit Square (3000 Guildford Way) – There are approximately 10,000 individual lights located by the Burlington Street entrance to City Hall and Spirit Square. The Christmas tree alone has over 2,500 lights and is approximately 30 feet tall.

Lafarge Lake (Guildford Way & Pinetree Way) – Take a stroll around the lake to take in the approximately 30,000 individual LED lights in the trees. The tallest feature is the three LED-lit Sequoia trees, which are approximately 45 feet tall. 

There are also several dozen other custom illuminations around the lake including:

  • A round-framed caterpillar that people can walk through;
  • A ‘fantasy forest’ village, which is home to several ‘Halflings’ that work in the ‘mine shafts’;
  • A white garden with seven illuminated reindeer;
  • Star arches at all trail entries;
  • A simulated waterfall; 
  • A lighted boardwalk;
  • A 14-foot tall, animated elf, fishing off the pier; and
  • An illuminated ‘tulip’ garden made by the community from recycled plastic bottles.

For a sample of what you can expect, check out our video at http://bitly.com/coquitlamlights.

In addition to the light display at the lake, there will be caroling events throughout December. All caroling is weather dependent. Please visit www.coquitlam.ca/parkspark for confirmation:

  • December 11 at 7:00 p.m. – Holiday songs performed by the Coquitlam Chorale Society.
  • December 17 at 7:00 p.m. – Target Coquitlam staff and their families will perform holiday songs and offer hot chocolate (by donation).
  • December 22 at 7:00 p.m. – Help us form the largest group singing of Jingle Bells. The first 100 people to show up will receive a free jingle bell!
Free parking is available throughout Town Centre Park, off of Trevor Wingrove Way. Paid parking is available at the Innovation Centre located at 1207 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam.

The display is energy-efficient and sure to delight kids and grown-ups alike. 

For more information, including an instructional video on how to create your own bottle lights, visit www.coquitlam.ca/light. Photos of the display can be tagged with #CoquitlamLights.

For more information on other great activities taking place in Coquitlam this holiday season, go to www.coquitlam.ca/stayandplay.

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Media contact:
Kathleen Reinheimer
Manager, Parks
604-927-3533