Brighten Up!

A Seasonal Celebration of Arts and 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 Lantern Affair celebration, we also program a host of exciting events, performances and workshops that together comprise Brighten Up!

Activities take place at Place des Arts and Mackin House, and we also make a few excursions into the local Maillardville community with public lantern-making workshops.

Many events are free or by donation.

Please check back in October, 2016 for information about our 2016 Brighten Up! events and activities.

2015 Schedule of Events

Gala Opening Reception for Positively Petite & the Christmas Boutique
F • Nov 13 • 7:00 - 9:00 PM at Place des Arts • Free Admission
No registration required

Community Lantern Making Workshop at Light the Hall
SA • Nov 21 • 2:00 - 5:00 PM at Coquitlam City Hall • Free Admission
No registration required

Heritage Cookie Ornament Decorating Workshop
SA • Nov 21 • 1:00-3:30 PM at Mackin House • Free Admission
To register, please call Mackin House at 604.516.6151

Community Lantern Making Workshop
SA • Nov 28 • 1:00 - 3:00 PM at Place Maillardville • Free Admission
To register, please call Place Maillardville at 604.933.6166

Heritage Floral Arranging Workshop
SA • Nov 28 • 1:00 - 3:30 PM at Mackin House • Free Admission
To register, please call Mackin House at 604.516.6151

Souvenir for Christmas Faculty Performance
SA • Nov 28 • 7:30-9:30 PM at Place des Arts • Tickets: $13/$15 (+gst)
To purchase tickets, visit brownpapertickets.com

Family Day at PdA! Lantern Making
SU • Nov 29 • 1:30 - 3:30 PM at Place des Arts • Free Admission
To register for Family Day, please visit brownpapertickets.com

Christmas Clay Magic Workshops
M • Nov 30 & Dec 7 and TU • Dec 1 & 8 at Place des Arts • Class Fee: $29
To register, please call 604.664.1636

Felted Christmas Ornaments Workshop
TH • Dec 3 • 6:00-9:00 PM at Place des Arts • Class Fee: $33.50
To register, please call 604.664.1636

How to Weave a Christmas Table Runner
SA • Dec 5 • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM at Place des Arts • Class Fee: $91.50
To register, please call 604.664.1636

A Lantern Affair Celebration of Light
SU • Dec 6 • 2:00 - 4:00 PM at Place des Arts • Free Admission
No registration required

 

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