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Dec 18, 2018 Return to Headlines

Jingle Bells Night to Fill Lafarge Lake with Holiday Harmony

by Sarah Rossi |

COQUITLAM, B.C., Dec. ​18, 2018 – It will be anything but a silent night at Lafarge Lake on Friday, Dec. 21.

The annual Jingle Bell’s Night is set to return with hundreds of carolers filling up Town Centre Park for a seasonal sing-along from 7-8 p.m., complete with roving mascots, hot chocolate and lots of photo opportunities for that perfect selfie.

Multiple singing groups will be stationed around the lake and volunteers will be handing out song sheets, bells and glow necklaces to light up the night. At 7:30 p.m., all are encouraged to stop where they are and join in for a community rendition of Jingle Bells. Last year, more than 1,000 participants joined in for the holiday tune.

Because of the popularity of this event, we are anticipating large crowds and encourage visitors to take public transit. The event is easily accessed from Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain station. Limited free parking is available throughout Town Centre Park off Trevor Wingrove Way.  Please do not park at Evergreen Cultural Centre.

Jingle Bells Night is organized by Coquitlam’s Park Spark staff and volunteer team. Join them throughout the season on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings for free, pop-up activities to enhance your Lights at Lafarge experience. Most activities take place from 6 – 8 p.m., starting at the Warming Tent at the TD Community Plaza. They host a variety of activities such as scavenger hunts and theme nights. For the upcoming schedule, plus additional information including a site map, visit www.coquitlam.ca/parkspark.

About Lights at Lafarge

This year’s free winter lights display runs until Jan. 20, 2019, featuring hundreds of thousands of lights at Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park. The lights switch on each night at dusk and power off at 11 p.m., with the exception of Dec. 31, when they will stay on until after midnight.

New this year is the Singing Tree—an interactive sound-activated light display controlled by artificial intelligence. The tree’s lights responds to singing, clapping and talking by changing both the colour and intensity of the lights.

There will be a concession stand on-site Thursdays to Sundays, 4 – 10 p.m. until Jan. 13. It will be located in parking lot D, near the maple leaf gazebo, on the north side of the lake.

About Coquitlam’s Park Spark Program

Park Spark is a program connecting community members, schools, organizations and businesses looking for opportunities to enhance Coquitlam’s parks through a variety of activities and experiences. Learn more at www.coquitlam.ca/parkspark.

Thank you to our corporate partners

Financial support for Lights at Lafarge is provided in part by seasonal partner Envision Financial and media partners Miss604.com and Tri-City News. Contact us to learn how your business can partner with Lights at Lafarge next year. www.coquitlam.ca/corporatepartners.

 

Media contact:

Kathleen Reinheimer
Manager of Parks, City of Coquitlam
604-927-3533
kreinheimer@coquitlam.ca