Brighten Up!/A Lantern Affair

Brighten Up! A Seasonal Celebration of Arts & Heritage

Each year, we invite you to gather up family and friends and join us to brighten up the dark days of winter. Along with our popular celebration of light, A Lantern Affair: Our Family Day for the Holidays, we also program a host of exciting events, performances and workshops that together comprise Brighten Up!

Brighten Up! 2017 runs November 17 - December 13.

View the 2017 Brighten Up schedule here.

A Lantern Affair: Our Family Day for the Holidays

Sunday, December 3, 1:30-3:30pm | Free Admission

Gather up the clan and join us for our Family Day for the Holidays: A Lantern Affair, an annual all-ages event that shines a spotlight on the power of light as it is reflected in the four main cultural groups of Coquitlam: European, Korean, Chinese and Iranian.

Make your own lanterns inspired by these cultures, and enjoy a performance-based lantern ceremony, live performances themed upon light, a multi-cultural tea salon, heritage activities at Mackin House and more!

Thanks to the Department of Canadian Heritage for supporting Brighten Up!

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