Winter in the City

Start the holiday season off with a days of fun filled Christmas activities.

Come celebrate the spirit of community and the start of the holidays with Leigh Square! Families can take part in art making, listening to holiday tunes, and more all before the Annual Lighting event.

Kick off to the PoCo Heritage Christmas Tree Festival. Families can take part in official lighting ceremony, holiday craft making and storytelling, face painting, music and entertainment, artist and artisan vendors and pictures with Santa.

Christmas in Leigh Square and Winter Artisan Market

November 23

  • 12 – 8 pm – Winter Artisan Market

November 24

  • 10 am-6 pm – Winter Artisan Market continues.
  • 10 am-6 pm – Gingerbread decorating holiday craft
  • 10 am-6 pm – PoCo Heritage Holiday Bake Sale
  • 12-4 pm – Photos with Santa at the Outlet – by cash donation (courtesy of PoCo Heritage).
  • 12-4 pm – Face painting
  • Live seasonal entertainment including :
    • 2 pm – Silver Chord Choir: Get in the holiday spirit with this local choir, which regularly performs throughout the community.
    • 3:00 – 4:45 pm – Beauty Shop Dolls: A vocal harmony group with a charming, colourful take on the swinging classics to fun retro arrangements of today’s best music. These dolls know how to woo any crowd.
  • 1-5 pm – Hot chocolate and treats outdoors by the bandshell (courtesy of the Port Coquitlam Business Improvement Association)
  • 4:45 pm – Lighting ceremony at the bandshell: Come together and light up Leigh Square and City Hall.
  • 10am – 6 pm – Food trucks including Kara’s Crepes (Friday and Saturday)
    • Mike’s Perfect Perogy’s
    • Kampong – Taste of Malaysia

Special Skates at PoCo Rec Complex

Regular admission applies. For more skating and drop-in hockey info click here.

Skate with santa – Sun Dec 16, 1:15-3:45 pm

Christmas Eve Day skate – Mon Dec 24, 11 am-12:30 pm and 12:45-2 pm

New year’s eve day skate – Mon Dec 31, 12:30-2 pm and 2:15-3:45 pm

CP Holiday Train Dec 18

Watch the Canadian Pacific Railway’s Holiday Train roll into town at the West Coast Express station, with performances, caroling, crafts and more. Bring a donation for SHARE’s food bank. Click here for more info.

Fun Holiday Meals at Wilson Centre

Register at or 604-927-7529 for these events:

  • Holiday Turkey Dinner at Hyde Creek – Fri Dec 14, 6-8 pm
    Barcode # 30277 or 604-927-7529. Children and youth $3, Adults $5.
  • Breakfast with santa – Sat Dec 9, 9-11:30 am
    Admission $10 (free under age 3). Activity #23509