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12 Days of Christmas in Port Coquitlam

November 24th, 2015 @ 8:59am by Rebecca Bollwitt

You won’t always have to come to Downtown Vancouver in order to find holiday activities for the family this season. Leigh Square is hosting 12 Days of Christmas in Port Coquitlam, starting November 28th.

Leigh Square Community Arts Village (2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam)celebrates the holiday season with a series of holiday inspired art workshops including wreath making, card making, handmade gifts, and holiday crafts for kids. Share in the festivities at Leigh Square with a Christmas concert, bring your family for a unique holiday movie experience and enjoy the holiday spirit in your community with a Lantern Festival. All of these events are free or of low cost.

Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park

November 23rd, 2015 @ 10:41am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park is open Thursday, November 26, 2015 to Saturday, January 2, 2016 and is closed on Friday, December 25 for Christmas. Admission to the train plaza is by donation ($4 suggested). Enjoy three million twinkling lights, displays, live performers, and get photos with Santa. Purchase snacks, hot and cold drinks, and light meals at the Railway Café concession stand. Or buy hot buttered popcorn at the Stanley Park Ecology Society’s Cob House in the plaza.

Giving Back at the Surrey Tree Lighting Festival

November 19th, 2015 @ 11:21am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Giving Back at the Surrey Tree Lighting Festival on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Surrey City Hall and Central City. Free family fun for all with activities and live entertainment.

The Original Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and Dash

November 18th, 2015 @ 3:12pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Did you ever think an idea you and some friends hatched at a spirited holiday house party would ever turn into a decade of putting smiles on the faces of thousands of people — and raising tens of thousands of dollars for an amazing cause? The Original Ugly Christmas Sweater Party was founded by Jordan […]

Travel Tips for the Holidays

November 17th, 2015 @ 3:07pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

You haven’t truly lived until you’ve spent the night on the floor of the Denver airport. Circumnavigated by vacuum cleaners, trying to sleep while lights shine at full blast, and with the chatter of a 24-hour news channel hovering on a television above your head. How about pairing that with two cancelled flights, a rental […]