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

Gather up the clan and join us for this free annual holiday 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 live theatre and music performances, a multi-cultural tea salon, heritage activities and more. Check back this fall for more details.

Admission is free!

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

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