Winter in the City

Enjoy a flurry of holiday fun in Port Coquitlam with Winter in the City celebrations. Get into the holiday spirit with the City’s ways to celebrate the season!

Christmas in Leigh Square & Winter Artisan Market

We kicked off the holiday fun in Port Coquitlam on Nov. 25 & 26 with Christmas in Leigh Square and the Winter Artisan Market.

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Brighten Up PoCo

Each year, residents submit photos of their homes lit up to win prizes from Dec. 1 to 12!

Learn more here.

Christmas Artwork

Help spread some cheer this holiday season by submitting holiday-themed artwork! The artwork was shared in the City’s holiday messages throughout the season, displayed on the cover of the annual Mayor and Council holiday cards, and displayed in cards sent to seniors in Port Coquitlam long-term care homes with a personalized message from Mayor and Council.

Learn more here.

Holiday Skates

Grab your skates, get on the ice, and enjoy the holiday spirit with festive skates at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre!

Skate with Santa
Dec. 18, 2022
12:30-2pm and 2:30 – 4pm

Christmas Eve Skates
Dec. 24, 2022
9:30 – 11am – Family Play and Skate
10 – 11:30 am & 12 – 1:30pm – Ring, Stick and Puck $4
11:30am – 1:00pm & 1:30 – 3:00 pm – Christmas Eve day skate

New Year’s Eve Skates
Dec. 31, 2022
7:30 – 9am – Ring, Stick and Puck $4
9:30 – 11:00am  & 12 – 1:30pm – Family Play and Skate
11:30am – 1:00pm and 1:30 – 3:00pm – New Year’s Eve day skate

Learn more about our public skates here. Register at

Holiday Workshops

We are offering several workshops throughout the holiday season. Register at

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.

Friday, December 2 • 6-8pm • MWAG Movie • #74395
Saturday, December 3 • 2-4pm • Outlet Gift Making • #74394
Friday, December 16 • 6-8pm • Outlet Gift Making • #74396


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.

Friday, December 9 • 6-8pm • #74392
Saturday, December 10 • 2-4pm • #74393


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.

Wednesday, December 7 • 6-8pm • #74397


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.

Tuesday, December 13 & 20 • 7-9pm • #74399


Make Your Own Holiday Ceramic Tile – The Outlet
 Decorate your home, or gift someone an ornamental clay tile, made by you! Explore the art of shaping this medium into a unique gift. In the first session, participants will learn basic techniques of working with clay: wedging, slab-making and surface decoration. The second session will focus on painting. The tile will be glazed and fired, ready for pick up one week after.

Tuesday, December 6 & 13 • 3:30-5:30pm • #74401


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.

Saturday, December 3 • 1-2:30pm • #74501
Saturday, December 10 • 1-2:30pm • #74502


Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

The CP Holiday Train rolled into Port Coquitlam on Dec. 18, marking the end of the Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train’s cross-country journey. Every year, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train stops through dozens of communities, raising food and cash donations for North American food banks.

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