One of our families favourite Christmas activities in Coquitlam is walking around Lafarge Lake and enjoying the lights display. Each year the lights get better and better! I love bundling up with a warm cup of cocoa and walking around after dinner with the family.
Lights at Lafarge is the perfect place to go on a romatic winter stroll, a family stroll, a dog walk, or even a jog!
And don’t forget your camera! I take so many photos my children end up running away from me. LOL
This year we plan to bring our family members who live outside of the city of Coquitlam too.
I want them to enjoy these much-anticipated winter lights as much as we do!
I know my mother- in -law will go crazyyyy with her camera when she sees the brightly lit, gorgeous display of lights. I can’t wait to see the smile on her face. She simply loves stuff like that.
And my parents love it so much too. Last winter they would send us selfies of the two of them taking a romantic stroll together with the lights behind them. How cute is that??
Maybe my hubby and I should do that too. Hehe
All in all, I can’t wait to spend some quality time with loved ones enjoying the display this holiday season.
And it’s freeeeeeeee!
The City of Coquitlam is just as excited and has written five things to know about this year’s display which is set to return at Town Centre Park on November 25th.
“As excitement builds for the big reveal, here are five things to know about this year’s display:
- It’s the largest free winter lights display in the Lower Mainland, with hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights illuminating the lake and forest in a spectacular natural setting.
- Many of the lights have been made by Coquitlam community members as well as staff, often using recycled materials. For example, the tulip lights were hand-crafted out of pop bottles and lotus blossoms (new this year) out of milk jugs. Enhance your winter light experience by taking part in light-making workshops organized by Coquitlam’s Park Spark team. These will take place at the Welcome Tent in front of Town Centre Park Plaza. Watch for schedule information atwww.coquitlam.ca/parkspark.
- This year’s Jingle Bells Night on Friday, Dec. 22, aims to break our previous record of 500 singing voices. Join us at the lake for an evening of carols and lights. Choirs will be stationed around the 1.2-km trail from 7 – 8 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., stop where you are and join in a high-spirited community sing-a-long of Jingle Bells.
- In need of a snack or hot drink to fuel your walk? New this year: A concession stand will be stationed near the trail in front of Town Centre Park Plaza from Wednesdays to Sundays, 4:30 – 9 p.m. Other options closer to Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain station include Caffé Divano (3003 Burlington Dr.) and Papparoti (1196 Pinetree Way), plus plenty of great restaurants along Glen Drive (walk west of Pinetree).
- The lights will be switched on for the first time at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25 and will remain on until Jan. 21, 2018. They will turn on each night at dusk and power off at 11 p.m., with the exception of Dec. 31, when they will stay on until after midnight so people can ring in the New Year.
The lights display is located just steps from Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain station.
Free parking is available in Lot D off Trevor Wingrove Way.”