Brighten Up at Place des Arts and Mackin House

Christmas Crafts Place Des Arts Makin House Coquitlam

Each year, Place des Arts in Coquitlam invites you to gather up family and friends and join them to brighten up the dark days of winter. Along with their popular Lantern Affair celebration, they also program a host of exciting events, performances and workshops that together comprise Brighten Up!

Activities take place at Place des Arts and Mackin House, and they also make a few excursions into the local Maillardville community with public lantern-making workshops. Here are a few highlights of what’s in store.

A Souvenir for Christmas concert is happening on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 7:30pm. Place des Arts piano teacher Dina Kholina and guests Olga Kholina and Irina Faletski launch the holiday season with a spirited all-ages concert.

Family Day at PdA: Lantern Making and All Things Small is coming up on on Sunday, November 29, 2015 from 1:30-3:30pm. Families will have an opportunity to meet some of the artists from Positively Petite and participate in several all-ages art activities, including lantern making.

A Lantern Affair Celebration of Light is the signature event of Brighten Up! This year it is taking place on Sunday, December 6, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00pm. There are crafts, activities, cookies and a whole lot more. This family event is an annual favourite for good reason. Plus admission is free and no registration is required.

This is just a very brief sampling of everything that’s happening at Place des Arts and Mackin House this holiday season. For a full listing, or to buy tickets or register, visit or drop by Place des Arts.

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