10 things to do in the Tri-Cities this December

Nov 28 2019, 5:00 pm

Holiday fun is happening in the Tri-Cities! Check out these 10 events happening in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody in December, including craft fairs, Christmas lights, and more.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Christmas Markets at Moody Ales

What: Shop for everyone on your Christmas list while enjoying a pint at Moody Ales. Each week has a different variety of vendors showcasing crafts, jewellery, chocolates, and more.

When: December 5, December 12, December 19, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Moody Ales — 2601 Murray Street, Port Moody
Admission: Free

Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair

What: The annual Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair features over 100 BC-based artisans, turning the Poirier Forum into a winter wonderland, full of artisan crafts, prepared foods, holiday gifts, and decor.

When: December 6 to 8, 2019
Time: 4 to 9 pm (Friday), 10 am to 6 pm (Saturday), 10 am to 4 pm (Sunday)
Where: Poirier Forum – 618 Poirier Forum, Coquitlam
Admission: $4 per adult (kids 12 and under free)

Reflections: A Celebration of Cultural Diversity

What: Place des Arts and Coquitlam Heritage at Mackin House Society host Reflections, an all-ages celebration of diversity. Everyone is welcome to discover how cultural traditions and customs are connected through the holiday season. Activities include lantern making, music, storytelling, and more.

When: December 8, 2019
Time: 2 to 5 pm
Where: Place des Arts – 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

The Double Axe Murders

What: The Double Axe Murders by Berni Stapleton is a psychological thriller, steeped in Newfoundland folklore, that is based on true events. Directed and produced by Tamara McCarthy and presented by Rusticate Theatre.

When: December 10 until December 14, 2019
Time: 8 pm (plus 3 pm on December 14)
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre — 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

CP Holiday Train BC 2019

holiday train

CP Holiday Train/ Facebook

What: The 21st edition of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will travel across Canada this holiday season and will be making its annual stop in Metro Vancouver this December. Bring non-perishable donations to support your local food bank, and enjoy live performances by Terri Clark and Dallas Smith.

When: December 16 and December 17, 2019
Time: Pitt Meadows between 8:55 to 9:35 pm (Monday), Port Moody between 5:20 and 6:15 pm; Port Coquitlam between 7 and 7:45 pm (Tuesday)
Where: Pitt Meadows – Corner of Harris Road and Advent Road, at the railway crossing; Port Moody — ​300 loco Road, behind Arena and Rec Centre; and Port Coquitlam – Port Coquitlam West Coast Express Station
Admission: Free

The Nutcracker

What: Ballet Victoria present Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic from December 17 to 19 at Evergreen Cultural Centre. Follow along on the adventures of Clara and the Nutcracker as they encounter the Mouse King, Sugar Plum Fairy, and more.

When: December 17 to December 19, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre — 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online

Winter Treasures

What: The 5th Annual Winter Treasures features handcrafted gifts, fine crafts, art, and décor by local artisans. The Winter Treasures Artisan Market is held in conjunction with Blackberry Gift Shop’s annual Christmas Marketplace.

When: Now until December 18, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Port Moody Arts Centre – 2425 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
Admission: Free

Christmas Boutique

What: Place des Arts annual Christmas Boutique features a variety of locally sourced, eco-friendly gifts. Shop for ornaments, decorations, crafts, and more for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

When: Now until December 21, 2019
Time: 9 am to 9 pm (Monday to Friday), 9 am to 5 pm (Saturday), 1 to 5 pm (Sunday)
Where: Place des Arts – 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

The Night Tree Celebration

What: PoCo Heritage TREES hosts The Night Tree Celebration at Kinsmen’s Hall, with a story time, nature-based activities, entertainment, and more for the whole family. Hot chocolate and treats will be served.

When: December 23, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Kinsmen’s Hall — 2175 Coquitlam Avenue, Port Coquitlam
Tickets: Online, Free

Lights at Lafarge Lake

Lights at Lafarge

Lights at Lafarge (Ania Jedrzejewska / Instagram)

What: Lights at Lafarge Lake is one of the largest free light displays in Metro Vancouver and features more than 100,000 twinkling lights. The outdoor display wraps its way entirely around the lake, leading visitors on a 1.2-km loop through 10 themed zones. The display is located just steps from SkyTrain’s Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station, and the lights will remain on from dusk each night until 11 pm.

When: Now until January 19, 2019
Time: Dusk to 11 pm daily (until midnight on New Year’s Eve)
Where: Town Centre Park – 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

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