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This Coquitlam shopping district is celebrating the holidays with a street festival

A "very walkable" neighbourhood-friendly event just off Austin Avenue will come alive with music, food, crafts and games the night of Nov. 19.
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Lisa Landry and Tabitha McLaughlin are getting ready for HollyDaze in Coquitlam's Austin Heights neighbourhood.

One of Coquitlam’s oldest and most vibrant business areas is celebrating the holidays with an evening of fun and activities for the whole family.

The Austin Heights Business Improvement Association (BIA) is inviting local residents to take part in their first annual HollyDaze in the Heights next Saturday (Nov. 19) from 5 to 9 p.m.

It's a free family-friendly, outdoor festival, will be held on the 400-block of Lebleu Street — behind the John B Pub — and will allow interested attendees to move freely throughout the event without restrictions. 

You'll also be able to purchase B.C. red and white wine by the glass on site, with liquor sales managed by John B Pub.

Among the frothy beer offerings will be:

  • Neighbourhood Life Long Lager
  • Yellow Dog High Five Hazy IPA

There will also be hot apple cider available for patrons. 

Activities will include: 

  • Christmas tree sales, with proceeds to SHARE Family and Community Services
  • kids crafts and games
  • a holiday photo booth
  • local musicians, carolers and buskers
  • local crafters
  • food vendors
  • roaming holiday characters

"After two years of quieter holiday seasons due to the pandemic, we are very excited to welcome everyone to our festive event and kick off the 2022 holiday season in Austin Heights," said Lisa Landry, Austin Heights BIA executive director. 

"To add a little holiday magic to our event, Austin Safeway with be on hand offering free hot chocolate and cookie decorating for the kids and SHARE Family and Community Services will be selling fresh Christmas trees. Additionally, the John B Pub team will be participating as well, and selling a little holiday cheer.

This fun-filled outdoor festival kicks off the holiday season in Austin Heights while showcasing the area as a vibrant urban neighbourhood to eat, shop and live in. 

"It’s a very walkable neighbourhood,” Landry said.

Austin Heights is a thriving commercial district in Coquitlam filled with unique shops, professional services and a great selection of restaurants. 

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