Light up the Square in Maillardville


Place Des Arts Light Up The Square

Bring the whole family to Carré Heritage Square [map] from 4:00-7:00pm on Saturday, December 4 for Light up the Square: A Lantern Affair! This free community event is hosted by Place des Arts, Mackin House Museum and Gare de Fraser Mills Station.

There will be drop in arts and crafts activities, artisan demonstrations, cookie decorating, heritage baking and tours in Mackin House, piano music by Teresa Richert, saxophone music by the Black Coffee Ensemble and yummy French Canadian-inspired meals in the Noël Café. There will also be a wish tree, hot chocolate and colouring contest at the Station Museum. Make your very own lantern and participate in our interactive celebration of light, A Lantern Affair and visit with Père Noël.

The grand finale features a live reading of the Christmas episode of Radio Maillard: a Vaudeville, a radio play based on true stories from Maillardville’s early days.

For free hot chocolate, bring a donation for the SHARE food and toy bank and make a wish ornament to hang on the Station Museum tree!

Event Schedule
4:30pm: Welcoming remarks
5:00pm: Traditional story telling in Mackin House Museum
5:30pm: A Lantern Affair in the Salon at Place des Arts
6:00pm: Performance by Place des Arts’ singing students in the Salon and Christmas Carols at Mackin House Museum
6:30 pm: Live reading of Radio Maillard: A Vaudeville (Christmas episode) in the Salon

Light up the Square embodies the true spirit of the season, bringing the whole community together for fun arts and crafts activities, high-quality entertainment and delicious food. And it’s a great chance to check out all that Carré Heritage Square has to offer, and learn more about Coquitlam’s past, present and future – while eating a cookie and sipping hot chocolate. What better way to celebrate the holidays?

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