With the Christmas season right around the corner, there are many Christmas activities to do with the family. Leigh Square is a great local place to go for Christmas activities.

The square will start off the Christmas season with a holiday kickoff event Saturday, December 3. It’s a free event that starts at 1:00 pm. The event will be filled with holiday arts and craft activities, photos with Santa and street hockey, all starting at 1:00 and ending at 4:30. At 3:00, there is also a story and puppet show beside a fireplace in the Outlet. The event ends with a traditional lighting ceremony at 5:00 pm. All of this can be enjoyed with Christmas music, a marketplace and hot chocolate.

On Thursday, December 8 there will be a wreath workshop. The wreath workshop is where you get to make your own wreath out of materials they supply. It will cost ten dollars and will last from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

If you are twelve or older you can attend an event called Arm Knitting Workshop on Wednesday, December 14. For ten dollars you can learn to knit a scarf that can be a gift for family members.

On Saturday, December 17, there will be an event called Clay with Mrs. Clause where you get to create clay ornaments for your tree with Mrs. Clause from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. The cost for this activity is forty-five dollars.

The last Christmas event at Leigh Square will be on Friday, December 23 from 6:00 pm to 7:30pm where you can decorate cookies. The cost is seven dollars.

There are also more Christmas activities in PoCo. Wilson Centre will have a holiday turkey dinner on Wednesday, December 7 with a suggested minimum of two dollars and a non-perishable food donation. There is also a breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 10 for ten dollars. The PoCo Rec Complex will also have some Christmas spirit showing a Christmas movie and hosting skate night Friday, December 16. For regular skate admission you can skate with your family and then watch A Christmas Carol (2009).

With all these Christmas events in Port Coquitlam everyone is sure to find something for the family to do during the Christmas season.

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