The annual Christmas in Pitt Meadows celebration returns on Friday evening.

Christmas in Pitt Meadows Friday night

New community service awards will be part of event

Friday brings the annual Christmas in Pitt Meadows event, with new activities and a new look for 2019.

After a move indoors last year, it will again be based at the Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre from 5-8 p.m.

Inside and out, it will be transformed into a holiday village with Santa and Mrs. Claus stopping by, explained Jodi Foss, the city’s special events and volunteer coordinator.

As in past years, there will be photos with Santa, the annual tree lighting in Spirit Square (at 6:10 p.m.), entertainment, treats to eat and more.

The new community service awards will be given to recipients at this year’s event for the first time, beginning at 5:45 p.m. on the main stage. They were established this year to honour outstanding contributions and achievements by groups and individuals, and there will be six awards, said Foss.

The main stage entertainment includes the Phat Santa Swing, Peter GG and the 12 Days of Christmas and more.

Indoors, there will be a bouncy castle, stilt walkers and roaming entertainers, cookie decorating, and a life-sized snow globe.

For Christmas shoppers, there will be a pop-up Pitt Meadows Art Gallery display, where people can buy one-of-a-kind gifts from local artisans.

This year, there will be a holiday train that seats 18 children at a time chugging around Spirit Square.

Outdoors will be fire trucks, a snow sculpture and Pitt Meadows Lions concessions.

“It’s a fun, family event, and everything is community-oriented,” said Foss.

The event is free, but attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Friends in Need Food Bank. There is a box in the lobby of the Rec Centre for donations.


 

@NeilCorbett18
ncorbett@mapleridgenews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

LETTER: Kindness alive and well in Maple Ridge

One woman wants to say thanks for a simple but kind gesture

Road closed for police incident in east Maple Ridge

Whonnock elementary briefly locked down

City of Maple Ridge says ‘well done’ to baseball legend

Congratulates Larry Walker on getting into hall of fame

One charged after jumping on car incident

Maple Ridge police ask public to consider impact of posting

It’s going to be a circus on Family Day in Pitt Meadows

Free event takes place in family recreation centre

VIDEO: Canada’s first presumptive case of coronavirus officially confirmed

Both patient and wife arrived on a China Southern Airlines flight after having been to Wuhan

Swapping grape varieties can help winemakers adapt to climate change: UBC study

Report says 56% of wine-grape-growing regions would be lost if global climate warms by 2 C

Alberta premier wants feds to approve Teck mine for benefit of First Nations

Kenney: ‘Surely [reconciliation] means saying yes to economic development for First Nations people’

Police search for man who went missing from Vernon hotel

Jay Rosenberger, 38, was last seen Friday

NDP suggests easing secondary housing rules for B.C. farmland

Lana Popham proposes guest homes not just for relatives

After four sex assaults linked, RCMP ask women not to walk alone in Coquitlam park

Four sexual assaults took place in Glen Park over two months

BC Place lights up in purple and yellow to honour Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash

Whistleblower says Iranian-Americans questioned at Peace Arch crossing were targeted

Immigration lawyer says response from Customs Border Protection is a ‘total cover up’

Surrey bylaws tactics with Uber drivers ‘entrapment’ and ‘completely wrong’

That’s what Councillors Brenda Locke and Linda Annis had to say Monday about city staff hailing Uber drivers then issuing them warnings

Most Read