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Sunday, December 18, 2022 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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City Hosted and City Supported Events

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Celebrate the arrival of the CP Holiday Train!

Decked out in thousands of lights, the CP Holiday Train travels across Canada during the holiday season to raise food and cash donations for local food banks. Please consider supporting the Tri-City's SHARE Food Bank by bringing a donation to help families this holiday season. Stop by the Port Moody Police cruiser to drop off your cash (credit/debit tap available) or food donations for SHARE Family and Community Services.

The celebration kicks off with live music and a roaring bonfire behind the Port Moody Recreation Complex. Join us for a holiday skate on the ice, play time in the gym, or spin art and cookie decorating in the Rec Complex Wellness Room. Visit the Civic Centre Galleria for crafts and a visit with Santa or meet Pigeon and Port Moody Public Library staff as they Celebrate the Season at the Inlet Theatre.

A signifiant portion of the Recreation Complex parking lot will be closed to accomodate the festivities. Parking will be extremely limited! Please consider leaving your car at home and walking or taking public transit instead.


Schedule of Events and Activities

Special Port Moody Holiday Farmers Market - 10am-5pm, Recreation Complex parking lot
Don’t forget to visit this special Port Moody Holiday Farmers Market for some last-minute shopping. Stop by and pick up unique artisan gifts and local tasty treats to celebrate the holiday season.

Toonie Holiday Skates - 1-2:30pm & 2:45-4pm, Arena 2, Port Moody Recreation Complex
Bring your family and friends down for a skate and a photo with some festive holiday characters. Admission is $2 per person plus rental fees for skates and/or helmets if required. Booking ahead is highly recommended, and skate and helmet rentals must be pre-purchased online at the time of booking. 

Bonfire, music, and food - 2-5pm, Recreation Complex parking lot
Cozy up next to a roaring bonfire, listen to live music with Jada McKenzie-Moore (2-2:45pm), Newport Brass (3-3:45pm) and École Moody Middle School of the Arts Choir (4-4:30pm), and grab a cup of hot chocolate, a bowl of chili, or a hot dog (by donation).

Play time and button making - 2-5pm, Gymnasium, Port Moody Recreation Complex
If you have little ones with energy to burn, bring them to the gym to play with all kinds of toys, balls, and gym equipment. When it’s time for a break, stop and make a holiday button at our button-making station. All activities are free.

Music, spin art, festive tattoos, and cookie decorating - 2-5pm, Wellness Room, Port Moody Recreation Complex
Sing along to your holiday favourites with Tom MacDonald and Elizabeth Irving. There's lots for kids to do, including spin art, festive tattoos, and cookie decorating. All activities are free.

Crafts, cookies, and Santa - 2-5pm, Civic Centre Galleria
Join us for free activities for the little ones – they’ll enjoy getting creative with colouring, crafts, cookie decorating, and more. And don’t miss out on the chance to visit with Santa Claus!

Celebrate the Season performance - 2:30-3pm and 3:30-4pm, Inlet Theatre
Join Pigeon and the Port Moody Public Library for a free, interactive performance full of silliness and songs.

Musical performance - 4:15-4:45pm, Inlet Theatre
Hear Abegail A. perform festive songs to help get you into the holiday spirit.

CP Holiday Train - 4:45-5:30pm, behind the Port Moody Recreation Complex (Trasolini Field)
At 4:45pm, the CP Holiday Train will roll into Port Moody! Watch the big arrival and then get ready to sing along with Mackenzie Porter and Virginia to Vegas from 5 to 5:30pm.


A huge thanks to our community partners and volunteers!


Abigail A Port Moody Fire Rescue
Blue Tree Mortgages West Dominion Lending Port Moody Police Department
Christine Catering Co. Port Moody Public Library
École Moody Middle School of the Arts Choir Port Moody Recreation Volunteers
Elizabeth Irving Port Moody Volunteer Firefighters Association
Flavelle Oceanfront RE/MAX
Hugh Mitchell Rotary Club of Port Moody
Jada McKenzie-Moore Royal LePage West Real Estate Services
Newport Brass SHARE Family & Community Services
Operation Lifesaver Canada TROPICA
Pasta Polo Thrifty Foods
PoMoArts Tom MacDonald
Port Moody Farmers Market  

 

Please dress for the weather, as many of the activities listed here will take place outdoors. A signifiant portion of the Recreation Complex parking lot will be closed to accomodate the festivities. Parking will be extremely limited! Please consider leaving your car at home and walking or taking public transit instead.

Address of event:

Trasolini Field - 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody, B.C.

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