This Week in the Tri-Cities: Lots of Lanterns

Lantern Affair 2015 Place Des Arts Coquitlam

So this weekend my kids really want to put up the Christmas lights. Will have to do that and check out some local events! More can be found in our events calendar.

What:  Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary Annual Chocolate Sale
When:  Thursday, December 3, 9am – 7pm and Friday, December 4, 9am to 4pm
Where:  Eagle Ridge Hospital
The skinny:  Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary’s annual Chocolate Sale will be held in the main lobby of Eagle Ridge Hospital. Shop for delicious Belgian chocolates and help the Auxiliary raise funds to purchase hospital equipment and patient comfort needs.
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What:  35th Annual Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair
When:  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Where:  Poirier Forum, 618 Poirier St, Coquitlam
The skinny:  One of the biggest craft markets in the Lower Mainland, with over 100 BC vendors. All handmade! Creations in glass, ceramics, textiles, wood, jewellery, skincare, housewares, gourmet foods and much more. And food trucks. Mmmm…food trucks. Check their website for exact times.
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What:  Arthur Christmas Movie Night
When:  Friday, December 4, 6:45pm
Where:  Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex
The skinny:  Lace up your skates and celebrate with a movie and skate at the Recreation Centre here in Port Coquitlam. Come and show off your ice skating moves with friends and family, and check out the movie Arthur Christmas in the lobby! Movie is free, skate is regular admission.
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What:  The Ugly Christmas Sweater Dash
When:  Saturday, December 5, 10am registration, 11am dash
Where:  Rocky Point Park, Port Moody
The skinny:  A Community Event featuring an untimed 5km Run, Holiday Music, Craft Breweries, and Family Entertainment. Your registration includes an authentic Ugly Christmas Sweater® Toque and all the hot chocolate you can drink. Grab your ugly Christmas sweater, your friends, and your runners and we’ll see you at the start line!
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What:  Port Coquitlam Lantern Festival
When:  Saturday, December 5, 3pm
Where:  Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
The skinny:  Bring your family and get into the community spirit as we light up the winter streets. Headed by The Carnival Band, there’s bound to be lots of music and fun times for all! Bring your own lantern for the parade or attend the workshop beforehand. Lantern Workshop at 3pm. Parade at 5pm.
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What:  A Lantern Affair Celebration of Light!
When:  Sunday, December 6, 2pm – 4pm
Where:  Place des Arts, Coquitlam
The skinny:  Join us for our annual all-ages event and celebrate light at this dark time of year at Carré Heritage Square. Create your own lantern and other seasonal crafts; visit with Father Christmas; enjoy live music and song; browse the festive market, and take part in many more fun activities. Admission is FREE!
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What:  Port Coquitlam Christmas Concert
When:  Tuesday, December 8, 6:30pm
Where:  Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
The skinny:  We’ll be rockin’ around the Christmas tree at Leigh Square during this year’s holiday concert. This will be no silent night, with the joyous sounds of Felice Choir led by music director and conductor Mr. Andrea Kim, the swinging classics and fun retro arrangements of The Beauty Shop Dolls, and a sing-along opportunity with The Port Coquitlam Stroke Association. $5, children under 12 free.
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