The Tri-Cities will be party central during the holiday season with lights, tinsel and all sorts of family fun.
And for those already planning their holiday gatherings, here are two to mark on your calendar for Saturday, Nov. 30 — just a few weeks away: Port Moody’s Holiday Cheer at the Pier and Coquitlam’s Lights at Lafarge.
PoMo's third annual Holiday Cheer at the Pier celebration is a free event for all ages and runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rocky Point pier and boat launch, with festive lights switched on at 6:30 p.m.
You can join friends and neighbours at the gazebo at the pier for hot chocolate and a sugar cookie, listen to carol singers, ride the Candy Cane mini train, and have your photo taken with Santa or Frosty the Snowman.
And don’t forget to bring a toy as Port Moody Fire Rescue will be on hand collecting new, unwrapped toys for its 2019 Toy Drive — all toys will go to Share Family and Community Services for families in need.
As parking at Rocky Point will be limited, the city is urging attendees to consider leaving their cars at home and walking or taking public transit instead.
Also on Nov. 30, one of the region’s biggest free light festivals will be lit up for the season when Coquitlam kicks off its Lights at Lafarge holiday light display at Lafarge Lake in Town Centre Park.
Opening night will include the illumination of thousands of lights in trees and along the 1.2-km Lafarge Lake pathway plus other festive activities. Stay tuned for more details.