Enjoy a flurry of holiday spirit in downtown Port Coquitlam this weekend with family activities, entertainment, an artisan market and more.
Christmas in Leigh Square returns to kick off the holidays Nov. 26 and 27 in Port Coquitlam, along with the popular Winter Artisan Market and exciting new features.
Event-goers can support local businesses and artisans, enjoy food trucks, the official lighting of City Hall and Leigh Square, holiday craft making, music and live entertainment.
“Christmas in Leigh Square is a much-loved tradition in Port Coquitlam and I’m thrilled to have it back,” Mayor Brad West said.
“For many PoCo residents, it’s the official start of Christmas. You can expect a safe family-friendly event this year along with some fun new additions that helps support local businesses and vendors. And of course all COVID-19 protocols will be in place to protect visitors and staff.”
The fun begins Friday with the Winter Artisan Market in Leigh Square from 4 to 8 p.m. Gift-seekers will find handmade treasures, quality art, fine crafts, fresh crepes and other refreshments, while enjoying live performances on the bandshell. Admission is free, and more information can be found at pocochristmasfair.com
The activities continue on Saturday, Nov. 27, with a day full of activities from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. including the continuing Winter Artisan Market, food trucks, hands on crafts and story time by the Terry Fox Library.
You can also have your photo taken in an old time winter scene by PoCo Heritage.
Make sure to be at the bandshell at 4:45 p.m. for the lighting ceremony, when city hall and Leigh Square will be lit up for the holidays.
The weekend also kicks off the 9th Annual PoCo Heritage Christmas Tree Festival, which invites the public to vote for their favourite tree. The festival, a fundraiser for PoCo Heritage, runs from Sat. Nov. 26 to Dec. 17. More information is available here.
Here are the health requirements for indoor access:
- Masks are required in all public common indoor areas for all people born in 2016 or earlier (5+).
- Proof of two dose vaccinations and photo ID will be required for age 12+ for indoor events.
- Wristbands will be available for easy in-out access.
Learn more about the Leigh Square event here.