Top 5 Festive Events for a Senior-Friendly Christmas in Coquitlam

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December 13, 2023
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Coquitlam has many senior-friendly events just perfect for seniors looking to immerse themselves in the holiday season. From dazzling light displays that illuminate the winter nights to cozy markets offering unique crafts and treats. These events are thoughtfully chosen to ensure accessibility and enjoyment for all.

Whether you’re a local resident or visiting with loved ones, our curated list of senior-friendly events promises to add a special touch to your Christmas celebrations. Let’s explore the best of Coquitlam’s holiday offerings that are both enjoyable and comfortable for seniors.

Gather Around the Radio: A Christmas Carol

Where: Mackin House, 1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam

When: Thursday, December 14 from 6pm-9pm

Admission: Free (donations appreciated)

Families once huddled around radios for fun. Now, in the cozy parlour of Mackin House, they’re bringing that joy back! Gather Around the Radio: A Christmas Carol is a magical evening of listening to Patrick Stewart narrate Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”

There will be some tasty refreshments as the story unfolds over two hours. There’s a little break in the middle . Come together for this heartwarming holiday gathering!

Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan Comes to Coquitlam

Where: Lafarge Lake in Town Centre Park, 1299 Pinetree Wau, Coquitlam

When: Saturday, December 16 from 5pm-10pm

Admission: Free

This holiday, the Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan Comes to Coquitlam. Feel the vintage magic of the Coca-Cola Christmas spirit as it stops by Lafarge Lake.

Imagine a space filled with classic Christmas decorations and music that makes everyone smile. Coca-Cola welcomes visitors to snap a photo with Santa and soak up the festive cheer. Remember to dress warmly for the winter evening, as this is an outdoor event.

Christmas Folk Jazz at the Bennett

Close up of piano keys decorated with Christmas ornamentsWhere: The Bennett Craft & Kitchen PoCo, 2099 Lougheed Highway, Port Coquitlam

When: Saturday, December 23rd at 11pm

Admission: $17.31 on Eventbrite or $20 at the door

Come to the Christmas Folk Jazz at the Bennett for a night of amazing music and holiday joy! They’re jazzing up your favorite Christmas tunes with a folk-rock twist. Classics like “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree” and “Blue Christmas” get a fresh, toe-tapping beat. Plus, enjoy original hits and timeless songs in a new way.

Gather your loved ones for a stylish and unforgettable holiday celebration. Seniors won’t want miss this one-of-a-kind Christmas adventure!

Holiday Market at Henderson Place Mall

Where: Henderson Place Mall, 1163 Pinetree Way, #2000, Coquitlam

When: Every weekend in December from 11am-6pm

Admission: Free

As the year draws to a close, the festive season is just around the corner! Henderson Place Mall in Coquitlam is gearing up to spread holiday cheer with its Holiday Market, located right in the central area of the mall.

It’s a heartfelt effort to support local businesses during this special time of year. Seniors have a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together and enjoy the holiday atmosphere. Embrace the spirit of togetherness by coming with friends and family. Get ready to immerse yourself in the joy and warmth of the holiday season at Henderson Place Mall.

Lights at Lafarge

Trail around Larage Lake decorated with thousands of Christmas lightsWhere: Lafarge Lake in Town Centre Park, 1299 Pinetree Wau, Coquitlam

When: November 24, 2023 to mid-February 2024 from 4pm-10pm

Admission: Free

Seniors adore the annual Lights at Lafarge event produced by the City of Coquitlam This outdoor spectacle transforms Lafarge Lake with a 1.2-kilometre pathway of shimmering holiday lights. Marvel at illuminated archways, charming light reindeer, and various themed displays. Each year brings even more sparkle!

With gentle, accessible paths, it’s perfect for a leisurely stroll. Dress warmly to enjoy this beautiful, winter wonderland in Town Centre Park. Join in the holiday spirit at this enchanting Coquitlam tradition!

Honourable Mentions

There are also some honourable mentions just outside Coquitlam that are world-class attractions. We highly recommended these annual events for their joyous atmosphere, and breathtaking views. Each offers a unique experience full of festive charm.

These events, though a short journey away, promise memorable outings where seniors can soak in the holiday spirit.

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge, 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver

When: November 17, 2023 – January 21, 2024 from 11am-9pm

Admission: $65.05 for seniors

Seniors, step into a twinkling holiday adventure at Canyon Lights in Capilano Suspension Bridge Park! This outdoor event sparkles with millions of lights across the world-famous bridge, offering stunning views of the Capilano River. Dress warmly for this wondrous outdoor adventure.

The bridges are sturdy, but be ready for some walking and stairs. Beyond the bridge, you can marvel at the beautifully lit Treetop Canopy and Cliffwalk, shining radiantly in the night.

Along the way, you can enjoy live entertainment and warm up with delicious hot chocolate. Even in rain, the lit-up treetops create a magical umbrella of lights. It’s a magical experience not to be missed!

VanDusen Festival of Lights

Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5151 Oak Street, Vancouver

When: November 24, 2023 to Januart 7, 2024 from 4pm-10pm

Admission: $18.48 for seniors

Immerse yourselves in a festive botanical wonder at the VanDusen Festival of Lights in Vancouver. Take a gentle stroll through 15 acres of landscaped gardens that’s perfect for all mobility levels. Experience the wonder of millions of starry lights decorating winter gardens in artistic displays. This year’s display is a glowing tribute to BC’s rare Garry oak meadows.

Seniors can watch the famous Dancing Lights show every 20 minutes and explore themed areas throughout the gardens. If you start feeling peckish, there are a variety of delicious treats from local vendors for you to try.

On November 28, the garden offers a sensory-friendly evening, ideal for neurodiverse individuals. With reduced crowds, lower audio, and no flashing lights, it’s a heartwarming, accessible holiday experience for everyone!

Remember to dress warmly for this outdoor event, it can get pretty chilly at night.