What’s Up in the Tri-Cities: Christmas Events Galore

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We’re getting even closer to Christmas and there are lots of events in the Tri-Cities for you and your family to celebrate the holiday season at. A variety of events this week – Santa sailing on a ship (say that three times fast), wine and cheese salon, Bethlehem walk, lantern festival and a few performing arts events. Enjoy!

What:Â National Film Board of Canada Thursday Matinee
When: Thursday, December 15 from 1:30-3:30pm
Where: Coquitlam Library – Poirier [map]
The skinny: Act of Dishonour: Shunning easy answers and challenging preconceptions on both sides of the cultural divide, this eloquent portrait of life in Afghanistan is part lament against injustice, part testament to the spirit of a people who have survived decades of war.
More info: 604.937.4155

What: Veracis Meditationâ„¢ Holiday Open House
When: Thursday, December 15 at 6:00pm
Where:Â Veracis Meditation [map]
The skinny: At Veracis Meditationâ„¢ & Wellness Centre Holiday Open House. Prizes and light refreshments.
More info: 604.461.5511

What: Bethlehem Walk
When: Thursday, December 15 from 6:30-8:30pm
Where:Â Hope Lutheran Christian School [map]
The skinny:  Come and let us take you back 2000 years, where you will enjoy a peaceful evening in Bethlehem. Hope Lutheran Christian School (grades K-10) is participating in this production, which includes authentic costumes, realistic sets, and live animals.  There will be guided “walks” through 10 scenes, with refreshments to follow.
More info: 604.942.5322

What: Holiday Wine & Cheese Salon
When: Thursday, December 15 at 7:00pm
Where: Port Moody Arts Centre [map]
The skinny: Wow your guests over the holidays…by discovering all of the best seasonal and value wines at our annual Holiday Wine & Cheese Salon! 16 wines will be sampled (4 sparkling, 4 white, 4 red, and 4 dessert)
More info: 604.463.1998

What: Littlest Angel/Good Man Charlie Brown
When: Thursday, December 15-17 at 7:00pm, Saturday matinee at 1:00pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: Theatrix Youtheatre presents two musicals to delight the whole family during the holiday season!
A special gift celebrating the joy of children on stage. Come and carol with the Peanuts gang!
More info: 604.927.6555

What: Christmas Pops with the JP Chorus and Orchestra
When: Thursday, December 15-18 at 8:00pm
Where:Â Terry Fox Theatre [map]
The skinny:Â A wonderful way to share the Christmas season with your friends and family. Join our fabulous Chorus and Orchestra for a special two hour Christmas Revue, featuring many popular hit songs.
More info: 604.939.9300

What: Santa’s Christmas Ship
When: Friday, December 16-17 at 6:00pm
Where: Rocky Point Park [map]
The skinny: Once again, local boaters from the Tri-Cities and the Lower Mainland will be lending a warm helping hand to Santa as they cruise their decorated vessels along our neightbouring shores. This year Santa will make two special appearances, once again cruising on the beautiful wooden Christmas ship known as the Kona Kai. 12/16: Cruise into Rocky Point and along north shoreline. 12/17: Cruise along Cates Park, Dollarton shoreline, Deep Cover, Camp Howdy shoreline and Bedwell Bay.
More info: 604.291.6755

What: Swim with Santa
When: Saturday, December 17 from 1:00-3:00pm
Where: Hyde Creek Recreation Centre [map]
The skinny: The big jolly guy with the red suit will be making an appearance at our annual Swim with Santa!
More info: 604.927.7946

What: Collage Button Making
When: Saturday, December 17 from 1:00-4:00pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: Find out how you can easily express yourself. Make 15 professional looking, 1.5 inch pinback buttons or magnets (extra $0.50) using collage, rubber stamping, and fabric. Learn how to use the materials and tools available at your disposal and you will easily find yourself making great compositions using image and text.
More info: 604.927.6555

What: CP Holiday Train
When: Saturday, December 17 at 4:00pm
Where:Â Queens Street Plaza [map]
The skinny: This event is a wonderful way to welcome the holidays. Santa has taken time out of his busy schedule to greet everyone. There will be hot chocolate and chili available by donation to the Food bank, carolers, an enormous bonfire and more.
More info:Â 403. 319.7000

What: Holiday Tea
When: Sunday, December 18 from 12:30-3:30pm
Where: Port Moody Station Museum [map]
The skinny: The popular holiday teas are back! Drop by the 1920s rail car to enjoy some old fashioned holiday music, cookies and a warm drink in a festive holiday atmosphere. Price is $5 per person – tax included.
More info:Â 604.939.1648

What: Skate with Santa
When: Sunday, December 18 from 12:45-4:00pm
Where: Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex [map]
The skinny: Join the Parks and Recreation Arena Attendants for some Christmas fun. Bring your camera and have your picture taken with Santa on the Zamboni, make a Christmas craft and warm up with hot chocolate after skating with family and friends.
More info: 604.927.7970

What: Kovan Photo Club Exhibition Opening Reception
When: Sunday, December 18 from 4:00-6:00pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: Evergreen welcomes the 13th annual KOVAN exhibition featuring eighteen Korean photogaphers. After two years of shows in the Lower Lobby, this year, KOVAN moves to the main gallery with an expanded show of work created by a team of serious photographers who mentor the less experienced members of their group.
More info: 604.927.6555

What: SHARE The Magic
When: Tuesday, December 20 at 6:30pm
Where: Terry Fox Theatre [map]
The skinny: SHARE The Magic is Port Coquitlam’s only public magic show with all proceeds going directly to the SHARE Food Bank. Come on out for a great show and a great cause!
More info: 604.468.9403

What: Celebrate the Season
When: Tuesday, December 20 from 6:30-7:30pm
Where: Inlet Theatre [map]
The skinny: Join your friends and neighbours for a fun night of stories, carols and refreshments. Drop-in. No registration required.
More info: 604.469.4577

What: Solstice Celebration Lantern Festival
When: Wednesday, December 21 at 4:30pm
Where: Rocky Point Park [map]
The skinny: Join us for caroling, crafts, dance and Solstice Sun cookies, soup AND tea- please Bring your own mugs (BYOM).
More info: 778.888.1395

Have a great week!


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