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Nov 26, 2019 Return to Headlines

Get into the Holiday Spirit at the Lights at Lafarge Kick-off

by Ashley Scott |

COQUITLAM, BC, November 26, 2019 – This weekend, on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 6 – 8 p.m., Coquitlam’s scenic Town Centre Park and Lafarge Lake will come alive for the kick-off to the Lights at Lafarge season.

Presented by Coquitlam Centre and produced by the City of Coquitlam, Lights at Lafarge Kick-off Event & Fire Show will feature two entertainment hubs, dazzling light displays that encircle the 1.2 km Lafarge Lake loop, food trucks, buskers, roving performers, family crafts and more!

Lights at Lafarge Kick-off Event & Fire Show

The lights display will turn on at dusk (approx. 4:30 p.m.) so visitors can enjoy the lights before the festivities begin.

Follow the event page on the City’s Facebook page for event information and updates.​

Tips to Have the Best Experience at the Kick-off Event

  • Bundle Up. This year’s event takes place entirely outdoors so dress in warm clothing and waterproof, durable footwear so you can comfortably take in all the festivities.
  • Take Transit. While there is some on-site parking at Town Centre Park, the Lights at Lafarge are popular and can get busy. Event-goers are encouraged to walk, carpool or take transit. Use Translink's TripPlanner or ride the SkyTrain to the Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station for easy access to Town Centre Park.
  • Bring Your Appetite. Starting at 5 p.m., visitors can enjoy light refreshments, warm beverages and comfort food on both sides of the lake from the on-site food trucks. This year, we have lots of great vendors including Big Red's Poutine, Coffee Bike, Dutchlicious Catering Services, Fry Factory, Street Dogs, Taters - The Baked Potato Co., Truckin' BBQ, and more! Come early or stay late and enjoy food service until 9 p.m.

  • Don’t Miss the Main Event. At 7:35 p.m., NZR Productions will wow the crowd with their multimedia fire and light show, The Phoenix Tree, on the TD Community Plaza stage. You won’t want to miss this!

  • Get Creative with the Kids. Stop by the corporate and community partner tents at the West Lake Village for some great holiday fun! You can vote for your favourite Christmas story and enter the draw for a chance to win a special library gift bag, create your own beautiful lantern using the whimsical technique of salad spinner splatter painting, learn how to make your own pom-poms and more!

  • Sing-Along to Holiday Favourites. Get into the holiday spirit with performances by Coastal Sound Music Academy and the Gentlemen of Fortune on the TD Community Plaza stage. Across the lake at the Busker stage, you can enjoy performances from The Crescent Sky and Chatham Roots.

  • Keep the Kids Safe. When you arrive, spend a few moments showing your kids and guests where the Information Booth is as a family meeting place in case you get separated during the event. Ensure your child knows your first and last name and cell phone number, and always know what your child is wearing. Before leaving home, take their picture with a cell phone to help you remember and consider including reflective bands on their clothing.

  • Remember to Have Fun! There are two entertainment hubs at the event – TD Community Plaza and the West Lake Village. Give yourself lots of time to travel around the lake. Use the site map and entertainment schedule to help plan your time. Enjoy your stroll around the lake and appreciate all the roving performers along the way.

About Presenting Partner Coquitlam Centre

Situated in the heart of the Tri-Cities, Coquitlam Centre features over 910,000 square feet of retail on two spacious levels. Coquitlam Centre is the fifth largest shopping centre in British Columbia, offering over 200 retailers including Hudson’s Bay, Walmart, London Drugs, Sport Chek, T&T Supermarket, Best Buy, Golf Town, Apple, UNIQLO, lululemon athletica, Sephora, MAC, Aritzia, Plenty, Urban Barn and H&M all in one convenient location. Coquitlam Centre is a Morguard Managed Property. www.coquitlamcentre.com

On Nov. 30, look for the Coquitlam Centre tent by the Winter Lights Gate on the east side of Lafarge Lake. Visit the Coquitlam Centre tent for some festive cookies and glitter tattoos, and be sure to snap a selfie at their holiday-themed photo wall.

Lights at Lafarge Season Information

Following the kick-off event, the lights display will remain on from dusk until 11 p.m. nightly until Sunday, Jan. 19, and through midnight on New Year’s Eve.

For more information, including details on special pop-up events throughout the season, visit www.coquitlam.ca/lights or call 604-927-6300.

Media Contacts:

For general information, call 604-927-3000.