Celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas in Leigh Square

Leigh Square Christmas 2014 Port Coquitlam 12 Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a schedule of events for 12 Days of Christmas in Leigh Square! Leigh Square Community Arts Village in Port Coquitlam is celebrating the festive season with a series of holiday-inspired art workshops including wreath making, card making, scarf knitting, handmade gifts anyone can make, and holiday crafts for kids. Share in the yuletide festivities throughout Port Coquitlam and at Leigh Square with a choir performance, bring your family for a unique holiday movie experience and enjoy the holiday spirit in your community.

Christmas at Leigh Square

Kicking off the season is Christmas at Leigh Square on November 29, 2014 from 3:00-5:30pm, a free outdoor event in the square for the entire community featuring a Holiday Market, arts and crafts for families, live bands, hot cocoa, a visit from Santa and the Official Lighting Ceremony – revamped this year with special effects. Don’t miss it!

From Monday, December 1 to Friday, December 12, 2014, sign up for the following workshops and get in the holiday spirit! All workshops are either low cost ($10 or less) or free. Please call 604.927.8442 to register. And for more information, head to www.portcoquitlam.ca/leighsquare.

Holiday Workshops

Handmade Personal Christmas Cards and Gift Tags Workshop (14 years +)
Monday, December 1, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm
Leigh Square
Join guest instructor Heather Meyerhoff and learn some new and creative card making ideas to create a beautiful addition to your gifts. Add your own personal touch to your holiday giving. $10 per person.

Holiday Wreath Workshop (14 years +)
Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm
Leigh Square
Leigh Square will provide gorgeous pine, holly, cedar boughs, pine cones and decorative materials to create your very own holiday wreaths. Participants are invited to bring garden clippings to share if they wish. $10 per person.

Arm Knitting Workshop (14 years +)
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 5:30-7:00pm
Leigh Square
Have you always wanted to learn to knit, but can never find the time? How about learning to knit a whole scarf in 45 minutes? Come to this workshop and leave with a beautiful infinity scarf that will keep you warm all winter long for years to come! No needles required. $10 per person.

Exhibition Opening – Beyond Real: Overexposed Underexposed (All ages)
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:00-9:00pm
Leigh Square
Enjoy holiday-inspired refreshments at the opening reception of Beyond Real: Overexposed Underexposed, a hyper-realistic portrait exhibition by artist Jeanette Sirois. FREE.

Ornate Origami Ornaments (All ages, parent participation required)
Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm
Leigh Square
We will learn the basics of Origami while creating Christmas sculptures that you can decorate your home with or give to someone special. $10 per person.

Little Elves Workshop (6-12 years)
Saturday, December 6, 2014, 10:00am-12:30pm
Leigh Square
Leigh Square’s Little Elves Workshop is an opportunity for children to use their imagination to create unique, handmade Christmas cards, ornaments, and gifts for friends and family. $10 per person.

Surviving the Holidays (14 years +)
Monday, December 8, 2014, 7:00-8:30pm
Leigh Square
Join Rowena List, a time-management coach/strategist and professional organizer for tips on how to organize your time during the stressful holidays. Learn 6 simple tweaks to help you go from overwhelmed to highly productive. FREE.

DIY Gifts and Décor for the Holidays (All ages)
Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 6:30-9:00pm
Leigh Square
Join the popular trend and learn to create fabulous gifts from repurposed items such as mason jars, clothespins, wine bottles and more, to create a warm and cozy atmosphere in your home this holiday season. $10 per person.

Dragon Boat Tree Ornament (14 years +)
Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:30-9:00pm
Leigh Square
Join textile artist, Terry Villeneuve for a fun evening of ornament making using embroidery thread wrapping techniques. These dragon boats are a Chinese traditional ornament that were thought to help ward away evil spirits and were once filled with sweet-smelling spices. Bring some culture into your home while producing an artful ornament for the holidays. All supplies included. $10 per person.

Felice Choir Holiday Concert (All ages)
Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:30-8:00pm
Leigh Square
Celebrate the season with the magical and talented Felice Choir, a Leigh Square Community Choir led by music director and conductor Mr. Andrea Kim. A traditional, classical and beautiful holiday event for all. Bring your family and friends and join in the holiday spirit! $5 per person.

Christmas Movie: The Grinch
Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:45-8:15pm
Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex
Come celebrate the festive season with a skate and movie at the Recreation Centre here in Port Coquitlam. Come and show off your ice skating moves with your friends and family while enjoying a laugh as you watch Cindy Lou Who save Christmas in the film The Grinch, starring Jim Carrey! The movie is free, and regular admission rates apply for the skating (which ends at 8:00pm).

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