Take the whole family out of the house and explore what Moncton, Riverview, and Dieppe have to offer this Christmas and Boxing Day. Spend your Christmas checking out these fun things to do in Moncton area.
Light Up Riverview
Riverview’s Waterfront Trail is lit up with tens of thousands of Christmas lights. Take a walk along the trail to see all the lights. There are many amazing photo opportunities. The light display closes on December 25th. So head out and see the magical lights.
Waterfront Trail, Riverview
Outdoor Winter Fun
Centennial Park is a winter wonderland that is home to a lit outdoor skating rink, the longest lit cross-country ski trail and the place to be if you want to zip down a snow-covered hill. Being a popular spot, make sure to be careful because many people may be trying to use the hill at the same time.
Stroll through Tinsel Town
Check out the Tinsel Town Holiday Map and plan a route to see beautifully decorated homes in the city.
Downtown Moncton’s lights are always a treat from the angels to the beautifully decorated trees at City Hall. It is worth going out in the cold to see the amazing light displays that Downtown Moncton has.
See Wild Lights light up the Magnetic Hill Zoo for the Holiday season. The 40-acre park is lit up with thousands of lights celebrating the animals who call the zoo home. Closed on December 25, but open on December 26.
Enjoy skating at the refrigerated skating oval at Place 1604, behind City Hall in Dieppe. Wearing a mask is mandatory and the maximum capacity allowed is 40 people. Skates and helmets will also be available for rent.
Take advantage of public skating opportunities in Moncton. Download the printable skating schedule.
Winter Wonderland Park
Winter Wonderlands are no longer just for walking. Riverview’s Winter Wonderland Park is known for its sliding hill that has a snowboarding area. If it is cold enough, the outdoor rink will be open. There is also a pathway that connects to Dobson Trail for winter walking.
Do a Christmas /Boxing Day Bird Count
Find hidden treasures and discover the many geocaches located throughout the city This family-friendly activity uses a mobile app or a GPS device. This is also a fun way to interact with nature while getting mild exercise and explore new areas.
Watch The Great Conjunction
The Great Conjunction of planets Jupiter and Saturn take place from December 12 to 28. Although the planets will not be at their closest approach on Christmas day, they can still be viewed together.