There are some great events taking place throughout the month of December 2016 – stay tuned for more, but in the meantime hit the road and take in these highlights of New Brunswick.
Heritage Crafting Evenings- New Brunswick Museum, Saint John
Every Thursday evening
Some evenings will feature guest artists working on their own projects. Small fee of $2 per project, or bring your own supplies. Don’t miss these evenings of friendship and fun. Ages 14 to adult. Click here for more.
St Andrews by the Sea Winter Festival
runs until December 31
A month-long festival in St. Andrews by-the-Sea, from the delightful Firemen’s Candlelight Parade to toe-tapping holiday music that will put a twinkle in the eye of the young and young-at-heart. Be sure to visit their website or Facebook Page to learn more
New Brunswick's First Town Christmas- Woodstock
runs until December 25
This 6-week celebration is organized by the Greater Woodstock Chamber of Commerce to promote Christmas shopping locally and keep the Victorian spirit in the Woodstock area. Each week, many activities take place in the town’s streets and businesses, all beautifully decorated for Christmas in a Victorian style. There are many fun events planned, including The Festival of Lights, Fireworks, Teddy Bear Tea, craft sales, and the Midnight Madness. For more info, check out the town website
Uptown Sparkles- Uptown Saint John
December 2 Imagine horse-drawn trolley rides, festive Victorian carolers spreading seasonal glad tidings as they meander the historic uptown streets. Shops, lit and warm, welcome visitors with gingerbread, hot cider, and personal greeting as only specialty boutiques and shops. This evening will be a unique holiday experience and create memories that will last a life time. Bring a date, get some friends together, or treat your family to this charming uptown tradition. Stop by as many businesses uptown as you can after 5pm! Everyone has some uptown holiday joy to share! On Street Parking is FREE after 5pm during Uptown Sparkles, compliments of the Saint John Parking Commission. Click here for more.
Five Festive Fridays- Market Square, Saint John
December 2, 9, 16
Start the Holiday Season off right with a chance to win one of our five weekly $500 shopping sprees. Visit one of Market Square's many fine shops or restaurants for your ballot to enter. Drop your ballot off in the ballot box located in the Market Square Atrium. There will also be live entertainment, free fruit cake and cider. Click here for the list of entertainers and more information.
December 9 - 11 Capitol Theatre, Moncton
December 9 & 10 Imperial Theatre, Saint John's
The holiday classic Nutcracker, based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s cherished holiday story, is a wonderful dreamscape of childhood reveries, fantastic creatures and magical events, brought to life by the Academy dancers in a magical décor and festive ambiance. These brilliant young dancers present a program that will engage you, surprise you as well as entertain you!
Country Christmas Craft & Bake Show - Village of Blackville
There will be a Country Christmas Craft & Bake Sale from 10am to 2pm at Darlene’s Vintage Cottage at 186 Barnettville Road in Blackville. You can pick up your orders for meat pies and fruit cakes at this time. The craft & bake sale will feature: meat pies, assorted cookies, squares and breads, preserves, handmade quilts, knit socks, hats & mitts, Christmas ornaments & decorations and more, all in a down home country atmosphere. Visit the village website for more.
Noel avec Les Muses- Capitol Theatre, Moncton
December 14 - 18
This joyous collective presents songs and rich harmonies, warm and dynamic vocals and a diverse repertoire that keeps the audiences coming back year after year. Further details can be found here
New Year's Eve Celebration- Market Square, Saint John
Ring in the New Year with live entertainment, face painting, ice sculptures, fireworks, and more! Visit the website for details.
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