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Coastal Sound of Christmas
Embrace the holiday spirit and fill your weekend with family-friendly Christmas outings, carols, crafts and, of course, food.
TODAY: Friday, Dec. 7
Get a head start on Christmas eating at Glen Pine Pavilion’s (1200 Glen Pine Crt.) turkey ‘n’ trimmings dinner, from 5:45 to 9:30 p.m., while you enjoy music from the four-piece orchestra Classic Reflections. Happy hour starts at 5:45 p.m. Fee is $26 (pass holders) or $31. Register by calling 604-927-4386.
Saturday, Dec. 8
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Entertainment, crafts, carols and a visit with Santa himself? Count us in, at the Wilson Centre’s (2150 Wilson Ave., PoCo) Breakfast with Santa, from 9 to 11 a.m. Tickets are $8 (kids up to three are free), available at the PoCo recreation centres or at the parks office at Leigh Square. Call 604-927-7970 for more info.
Learn to make Christmas crafts at two Wilson Centre (2150 Wilson Ave., PoCo) events. The boxwood tree class runs 9 a.m. to noon or make candle centrepieces from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Fee for each class (ages 19+) is $16.80/$25.20; register at www.experienceit.ca or 604-927-7529.
Support local crafters and get your gift list checked off at the Port Coquitlam Christian Assembly (1932 Carmeron Ave.) Christmas craft fair, featuring Avon products, gingerbread houses and Pampered Chef goods, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bring your pre-schoolers to this fun afternoon of games, crafts and holiday cheer at Pinetree community centre (1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam), from 2 to 4 p.m. Register at 604-927-4386 or signmeup.coquitlam.ca/signmeup.
Sunday, Dec. 9
Looking to see this holiday classic live? The Royal City Youth Ballet Company will be dancing this beloved ballet at the Massey Theatre (735 Eighth Ave., New West) at 1 and 4:30 p.m. Tickets are available at 604-521-5050 or www.masseytheatre.com. Visit www.royalcityyouthballet.org for more info.
Take part in the Snowflake Walk to End Bullying, starting at the Port Coquitlam recreation complex (2150 Wilson Ave.) at 1 p.m. and ending at Riverside secondary, where there will be activities for kids and items for sale. Funds go to anti-bullying resource centres and education. Visit www.snowflakewalk.com.
Join the Dogwood Songsters in their Christmas carols sing-along concert at 1:30 p.m. Parking and admission are free for the Dogwood Pavilion (624 Poirier St., Coquitlam) show, though food donations for the Christmas hamper are gratefully accepted.
COMFORT & JOY
Coastal Sound Music Academy presents Comfort & Joy at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way) at 3 p.m. The entire family of Coastal Sound choirs will be performing, as well as guest artist Valerie Crocker on saxophone. Steve Maddock performs Vaughn Williams’ Fantasia on Carols at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20/$15/$10 at www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca or 604-927-6555.
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