This is the fifth year for Coquitlam’s Christmas light display and it is still one of the largest free outdoor light displays in Metro Vancouver.
Coquitlam City Hall and Spirit Square have approximately 10,000 individual lights located by the Burlington Street entrance! The 30’ tall Christmas tree alone has over 2,500 lights.
After viewing the Coquitlam City Hall light display, you can take a stroll across the street to Lafarge Lake and take in the approximately 50,000 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 including:
- A lit trail section from the fishing pier, south to Guildford Avenue, complete with suspended chandeliers;
- Custom-illuminated gardens at the Inspiration Garden (Guildford and Pipeline) – you can take your picture on the illuminated tractor;
- A round-framed caterpillar that people can walk through (my kids’ favourite part of this light display;
- A ‘fantasy forest’ village, which is home to several ‘Halflings’ who work in the ‘mine shafts’ (there is no word on whether they are being paid a living-wage or not);
- A 14-foot tall, animated elf, fishing off the pier; and
- A white garden with seven illuminated reindeer;
- A simulated waterfall;
- An illuminated ‘tulip’ garden made by the community from recycled plastic bottles.
The display is designed to be appreciated on foot along the south end of Lafarge Lake. There is parking available at the Evergreen Cultural Centre lot or beside the Inspiration Garden (located at Guildford Way and Pipeline Road).
The display can be viewed seven days a week from dusk to midnight until January.
The best part? The display is energy-efficient and sure to delight kids and grown-ups alike.
Finally, if you are like me and love to share your photos of amazing things on Twitter or Instagram, be sure to tag your photos of the display with #CoquitlamLights.