Coquitlam’s Seasonal Lights 2014

City of Coquitlam Christmas Lights 2014

We mentioned Coquitlam’s seasonal lights in an earlier post, but they’re so good they really deserve another, more in-depth mention. This is the fourth year for Coquitlam’s Christmas light display, and it is one of the largest free outdoor light displays in the Lower Mainland. The display can be viewed seven days a week from dusk to midnight until January.

There are approximately 10,000 individual lights located by the Burlington Street entrance to Coquitlam City Hall and Spirit Square. The Christmas tree alone has over 2,500 lights and is approximately 30 feet tall. Then take a short walk to Lafarge Lake where you can enjoy a stroll around the lake to take in the approximately 30,000 individual LED lights in the trees. The tallest feature is the three LED-lit Sequoia trees, which are approximately 45 feet tall.

There are also several dozen other custom illuminations around the lake including a round-framed caterpillar that people can walk through, or run through again and again and again, if you’re my kids. There’s also a ‘fantasy forest’ village, which is home to several ‘Halflings’ that work in the ‘mine shafts’, a white garden with seven illuminated reindeer and star arches at all trail entries. One of the most impressive parts to me is the simulated waterfall. The lighted boardwalk, 14-foot tall animated elf fishing off the pier or the illuminated ‘tulip’ garden made by the community from recycled plastic bottles may be more your cup of tea, though.

In addition to the light display at the lake, there will be caroling events throughout December. All caroling is weather dependent. Please visit for confirmation. Upcoming events include:

  • December 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm – Target Coquitlam staff and their families will perform holiday songs and offer hot chocolate (by donation).
  • December 22, 2014 at 7:00 pm – Help form the largest group singing of Jingle Bells. The first 100 people to show up will receive a free jingle bell!

Free parking is available throughout Town Centre Park, off of Trevor Wingrove Way. Paid parking is available at the Innovation Centre located at 1207 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam.

For more information, including an instructional video on how to create your own bottle lights, visit If you’re into social media, photos of the display can be tagged with #CoquitlamLights. And finally, for more information on other great activities taking place in Coquitlam this holiday season, go to

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