Winter Festivities Continue In Port Coquitlam With Holiday Train And More

The holiday fun continues this month in Port Coquitlam with a line-up of family friendly festivities for all ages.

Dec. 1 until Dec. 12 – Brighten up the community with lights, shopping local and giving back. The 12 days of Christmas holiday campaign is launching once again in Port Coquitlam on Dec. 1, encouraging residents to help brighten up their community and support local businesses and charities by submitting night-time photos of their brightly-lit homes. Residents can submit their photos from Dec. 1 to 12 and be entered to win a $100 gift card. 12 winners can choose a $50 gift card from any licensed business in Port Coquitlam and to match, the Port Coquitlam Downtown Business Improvement Association (PoCo BIA) will also giveaway 12 $50 gift cards from a local downtown business. Details at,

Dec. 3 and 10 – 2:30 p.m. – Holiday Ornament Making – Port Coquitlam Community Centre
Make your own pottery heirloom ornaments! This workshop will give participants the opportunity to decorate a pottery ornament with their own unique design. All tools, materials and instruction will be provided. When finished, each ornament will be clear glazed and fired in the kiln. Fee: $25. Visit for details.

Dec. 7, 6 – 8 p.m. – Holiday Centerpiece Workshop – The Outlet
Create a beautiful centerpiece for your holiday table! Bring your creativity; we’ll provide a container, tree clippings, pinecones, and decorative materials. Fee: $25. Barcode: #74397. Visit to register.  

Dec. 9, 7 – 9 p.m. and Dec. 10 – 2:00-4:00 p.m.– Wreath Workshop – The Outlet
Create a unique holiday wreath. Bring your creativity; we’ll provide the tree clippings, pinecones, and decorative materials. If you have a wreath form, please bring it to the workshop. Fee: $25. Visit for details. 

Dec 13 and 20, 7-9 p.m. – Calligraphy – The Outlet
Decorate your holiday cards and gift tags with your own unique, beautiful handwriting. Learn the art of lettering using authentic calligraphy dip pens and ink. Tools and paper will be provided. Fee: $30. Barcode: #74399. Visit to register. 

Dec. 16, 6 – 8 p.m. – Drop and Shop! (6-12yrs) – The Outlet

Get your holiday shopping done while our instructors help your child/children create an artistic gift and gift bag for someone special! Or watch a holiday themed movie in our Michael Wright Art Gallery. Children are encouraged to bring snacks and their favorite blanket and pillow. Fee: $20 Visit for details.  

Dec. 18, 6:15 p.m. – The 24th annual Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train rolling into Port Coquitlam on Sun. Dec. 18 (6:15 p.m. arrival, 6:30-6:45 p.m. show). The Port Coquitlam stop at Kingsway Avenue between Mary Hill Road and Wilson Avenue marks the end of the train’s cross-country journey with performances by MacKenzie Porter and Virginia to Vegas. Details at 

Dec. 18, Noon – 2 p.m (public skate) and 2:30 – 4 p.m. – Skate with Santa at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre. Come skate with Santa and his helpers. 

Sat. Dec 24Christmas Eve Day Skate at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre. Drop in with friends and family to enjoy a festive skate.

  • 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. – Family Play and Skate
  • 10 – 11:30 a.m  and 12 – 1:30 p.m. – Ring, Stick and Puck $4
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. – Christmas Eve day skate

Sat. Dec 31 – New Year’s Eve Day Skate at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre. Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family and friends.

  • 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. – Ring, Stick and Puck $4
  • 9:30 – 11:00 a.m  and 12 – 1:30 p.m. – Family Play and Skate
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. – New Year’s Eve day skate

Until Dec 16 – 10th Annual Christmas Tree Festival – In support of PoCo Heritage, the Downtown PoCo BIA invites you to participate in the Christmas Tree Festival Scavenger Hunt. View all of the trees until December 16 and enter each tree number on your scavenger hunt sheet which can be found at

Donations for the SHARE food bank will be accepted at all activities and events.

Learn more about the event at



Ximena Ibacache
Manager of Communications & Administrative Services
City of Port Coquitlam
Tel 604.927.5499