Coquitlam Current

Dec 05, 2014 Return to Headlines

It's the Season to Stay and Play Local

by GS GS |

COQUITLAM, BC, Friday, December 5, 2014  - Stay local and enjoy everything the season has to offer with Coquitlam’s holiday programs and special events, as well as drop-in recreation activities to keep everyone healthy and on track.

Kids can go for a swim, watch a movie and enjoy some pizza while parents take a well-deserved break or finish some shopping or wrapping. There’s also Christmas crafts, drop-in volleyball, swimming, badminton, skating and more. Maybe you want to add some spice to your Christmas cooking this year and add new traditions like pakoras, chutney and paneer butter masala. The Coquitlam Stay & Play Guide has all these and more to suit every member of your family or visiting guests. Find all the programs and details at or pick up the guide at a recreation facility.

In its fourth year, the City continues with popular light displays at City Hall, Spirit Square, Town Centre Park’s Lafarge Lake and the Inspiration Garden. The free displays are sure to delight with their dazzling, whimsical and beautiful themes. You can also join a fun workshop on December 7 to create your own plastic bottle tulip to add to the light display at Lafarge Lake. To get a sampling of what you can expect, go to 

Want to sing some traditional carols? There are several events in December with a special theme on December 22 to form the largest group singing of Jingle Bells - the first 100 people to show up will receive a free set of jingle bells—interested carolers meet at the patio behind the Coquitlam Innovation Centre, weather dependent. Details on these events are available at

There’s no need for stress this season, stay local and have a safe and happy holiday!