Coquitlam’s Lights at Lafarge is back again this year with new lighting features and a free kick-off event and fire show on Nov. 30 that’s sure to spark your holiday spirit.
Presented by Coquitlam Centre and produced by the City of Coquitlam, Lights at Lafarge is a free winter lights attraction that is open to the public from Nov. 30, 2019 to Jan. 19, 2020.
Lights at Lafarge Kick-off Event & Fire Show
Date: Saturday, Nov. 30 Time: 6 – 8 p.m. Location: Lafarge Lake, Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way) Cost: Free
Visitors can expect an exciting evening with two entertainment hubs, dazzling light displays that encircle the 1.2 km Lafarge Lake loop, food trucks, buskers, roving entertainers, family crafts and more!
This year’s kick-off event will take place entirely outdoors with live entertainment on two stages. Visitors should dress for the weather as they take in the festivities.
Follow the event page on the City’s Facebook page for event information and updates.
Roving Entertainment & Family Activities
As visitors wander around the magical lake loop and take in the more than 100,000 twinkling lights and displays, they can enjoy the amusing and ethereal playfulness of the roving performers – perfect for those festive pictures. Keep an eye out for Buddy the Elf, a Christmas Mouse, Poinsettia Fairy and Giant White Owls.
Come early or stay late to grab a bite to eat from the on-site food trucks serving from 5 – 9 p.m. Bring your appetites – there will be even more food vendors this year with service on both sides of the lake. Visitors can enjoy light refreshments, warm beverages and comfort food.
Getting Here & Parking
While there is some on-site parking at Town Centre Park, Lights at Lafarge is popular and can get busy. Event-goers are encouraged to walk, carpool or take transit. Use Translink’s Trip Planner or ride the SkyTrain to the Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station for easy access to Town Centre Park. Please note there is no event parking at the Evergreen Cultural Centre.
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
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.