Rather than doing too much driving this holiday season, consider staying local and enjoying everything the season has to offer right in your home community. If Coquitlam is local for you, their holiday programs and special events, as well as drop-in recreation activities will 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.
You can find all the programs and details at www.coquitlam.ca/stayandplay 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 www.coquitlam.ca/light.
Or if you are the singing sort and you 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 www.coquitlam.ca/parkspark.
There’s no need for stress this season, stay local and have a safe and happy holiday!