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Five Things To Know About This Year’s Lights At Lafarge Winter Display

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Coquitlam’s highly anticipated outdoor winter display, Lights at Lafarge is set to return to Town Centre Park on Saturday, November 25th, 2017.

On display until Sunday January 21st, 2018, walk through a dazzling 1.2 kilometres of festive lights with ten themed zones.

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Excitement is building around the event and we got a few things about this year’s display to share with you.

5 Things To Know About Lights at Lafarge 2017

1. It’s the largest free winter lights display in the Lower Mainland, with hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights illuminating the lake and forest.

2. 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.

3. This year’s Jingle Bells Night on Friday, December 22nd, aims to break their 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 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., join in on a high-spirited community sing-a-long of Jingle Bells.

4. 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 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Other close by options include Caffé Divano (3003 Burlington Dr.) and Papparoti (1196 Pinetree Way).

5.The lights will be switched on for the first time at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 25th and will remain on until January 21st, 2018. They will turn on each night at dusk and power off at 11 p.m, with the exception of Sunday, December 31st, when they will stay on until after midnight so people can ring in the New Year.

This family-friendly event is free to attend and is located near the Lafarge Lake SkyTrain station. Furthermore, free parking is available in Lot D off Trevor Wingrove Way.

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