Home to iconic light displays, including a built to scale Star Trek Enterprise, the holidays in New Brunswick are seriously lit. While every community is home to their own favorite light displays, there are some that are definitely worth travelling to see. If you are travelling to see light displays, please follow provincial guidelines.
St. Mary’s First Nation Festival of Lights
Every year, St. Mary’s First Nations is lit up with thousands of lights. Enjoy the magic of the holidays at St. Mary’s First Nations.
December 1 – 30
St. Mary’s First Nation, Fredericton
Pine Grove Festival of Lights
The Festival of Lights is back for another year, but it is a little different this year because it is a “drive thru”. Add some cheer and smiles to the holidays, as you drive by the beautifully lit up Christmas trees. The lights are on until January 1st, 2021.
Pine Grove Nursing Home, 521 Woodstock Road, Fredericton
Lights in St. Andrews
Made from local Lobster traps and buoys, this Christmas trees at The Red Herring Pub in St. Andrews is a must see. Celebrating the fishing industry, the tree is celebration of the season and community.
While you are there, drive around the community to see homes lit up with thousands of twinkling lights.
Our phones are out of room from taking pictures! The winners for this year’s “Light Up The Town” lights competition…
241 Milltown Blvd, St. Stephen
Julie Dean does Halloween and Christmas to the maximum. Even with Covid-19, she still did a full Halloween display, and has gone all out with her Christmas light display. It is worth the drive to St. Stephen to see the amazing work that she does.
11 Wanda Crescent, Rothesay
For over a decade, this light show has been taking place, and it’s truly a spectacular light show. The lights are set to music, and has attracted thousands of people each year. The music is transmitted by FM radio to the cars as they are passing by.
Hogan Christmas Lights
If you are looking for an amazing light display that is truly over the top, look no father than the Hogan Christmas Lights in Moncton. Set to music and featuring two display screens, this fantastic display keeps growing every year.
114 Pasadena Drive, Moncton
Alexander Avenue, Moncton
Martin Ahern has created a fantastic Christmas lights display that boldly goes where no one has before in 2019, by building 16 feet long scaled Star Trek Enterprise. This display is out of this world and new structures have been added for 2020. Trekkers, Trekkies, and non-nerds alike will love this display.
Wild Lights at Magnetic Hill Zoo
Wild Lights are back at the Magnetic Hill Zoo. This year, the display highlights Amazon species. Gather up the family and learn about these amazing species under the stars. The display will be open until January 2nd, 2021.
125 Magnetic Hill Road, Moncton
Riverfront Park, Riverview
Returning for a fifth year, the Riverfront Trail is illuminated with over 40,000 lights. It has become a popular holiday experience in New Brunswick. Walk, roll, snowshoe or fat bike the length of the trail to see the whole display.
Lincoln Light Show
Returning this year, the Lincoln Light Show is really a spectacular show. The show is set to music that you can play through a car radio. Along with the huge light show, many other homes in the subdivision are also nicely decorated with lights.
Concorde Drive, Lincoln
Main Street, and City Hall, Moncton
It wouldn’t be the holiday season without Main Street being lit up. All along Main Street, Moncton the street posts and trees are lit up. There is a nativity scene in front of city hall and angels close to the Vaughn Harvey end of Main Street.
Corner of Laforge Street and Hildegard Drive, Moncton
Thousands of lights and some inflatables make this home stand out from the rest. Its very easy to find as it is right off of Hildegard Drive. While is home is the highlight, there are other homes on Laforge and surrounding streets that are lit up.
Charterville Road, Dieppe
There are two houses of note on Charterville Road, 371 and 510. Both have lovely displays and are worth seeing on the same drive. There are some other homes with light displays along the road if you are already in the neighbourhood.
Downing Street, Fredericton
The Downie house is the highlight of Downing Street, Fredericton. Decorated with around 2,000 flashing lights and inflatable decorations, it is a local favorite. There are many other houses on the street that are also lit up with wonderful holiday displays.
Gibson Street, Fredericton
Full of holiday magic, look for the large inflatable Christmas dragon on the lawn to find this display. The trees are wrapped in lights and there are lots of lit candy canes and beautiful lights.