Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate the harvest and spend time thinking about what you are thankful for in your life. It is also a long weekend for most people, since many businesses are closed on Thanksgiving Monday. There still a lot of fun activities to do with your family and friends on the Thanksgiving weekend. Here are 16 things to do during Thanksgiving around Saint John.
Shadow Lake Inn Robertson restaurant, Rothesay: Enjoy Thanksgiving Brunch or dinnerat the in Rothesay. (If you are visiting Saint John, Rothesay is about 15 minutes from downtown Saint John).
Or skip all the cooking this Thanksgiving and pick up your Thanksgiving meal from the Shadow Lawn inn. Choose a delicious 3-course meal from their Thanksgiving To-Go menu.
3180 Rothesay Road, Rothesay
Starting at $50.60
Poley Mountain’s Fall Sightseeing
You can ride to the top of Poley Mountain and enjoy fall colours.The chairlift has great views of the forest and the gorgeous sunset-colored leaves.
October 10 & 11, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
69 Poley Mountain Rd, Waterford
Snowed In Comedy Tour
The Snowed In Comedy Tour with Erica Sigurdson, Pete Zedlacher, Dan Quinn and Paul Myrehaug is taking place at the Irving Oil Auditorium – Imperial Theatre. It is now Canada’s biggest comedy tour with 70 cities from coast to coast.
October 11, 2020 from 8 pm to 10 pm
Imperial Theatre, 12 King Square South, Saint John
John Prine Tribute Night
It’s John Prine’s 73rd birthday, so come celebrate with us at the Five and Dime. Local artists Brent Mason, Kylie Fox, Wade Hallihan, and Sandy Mackay will be playing some of their favourite Prine tunes for you.
October 10, 2020 from 6:30pm to 8 pm & from 9 pm to 11 pm
40 Grannan Lane, Saint
$15 to $20
On TAP Live at O’Leary’s Pub
On TAP takes the back room stage for another evening of fantastic original music and twisted covers. From classic to contemporary music they have you covered with Roots, Reggae, R&B, Latin, blues, and rock grooves to keep your toes tappin’ and your fingers snappin’!
October 10, 2020 at 10 pm
O’Leary’s Pub, 46 Princess Street, Saint John
Table Side Magic with Sawyer
Enjoy your dinner with a little magic by Sawyer.
October 9, 2020 at 4:30pm
Pizza Delight Lansdowne, 95 Lansdowne Avenue, Saint John
”SKY” Film Premiere & Screening
Virgo Theatre Co. presents “SKY”, a short film. “SKY” follows an unnamed narrator living in a small, coastal town who is coming to terms with the fact that his one and only friend is missing. Armed with a broken memory and struggling with his inner demons, our narrator maneuvers between fact and fiction to figure out what actually happened to his dear friend.
October 9, 2020 at 8pm
The Call Box, 8 Charlotte Street, Saint John
Science East at the NBM
Practice patterning and sequencing using Code-a-Pillar! These programmable robots are ideal for ages 6 and under. Using a line following robot called an Ozobot, add to the creation of a community complete with roads, codes, and buildings for the Ozobots to travel to!
October 10, 2020 at 10am – 4pm
New Brunswick Museum, 1 Market Square, Saint John
Have a Thanksgiving After-Party at O’Leary’s Pub with Happy Hour pricing all night! The doors open at 7:00 pm, with Sarah Hanrahan starts playing at 9:00 pm until close!
October 11, 2020 at 7pm
O’Leary’s Pub, 46 Princess Street, Saint John
Masterpieces Group Exhibition
See this special group show spanning the entire month of October. Masterpieces Group Exhibition will feature works on a daily basis both in the gallery as well as online. These works will be specially curated to highlight the newest creations of each artist, discussing the techniques and medium used in each piece.
Handworks Gallery, 12 King Street, Saint John
Go Apple Picking
Gather up the family or friends to enjoy an old fashioned wagon ride through Rockwood Park. The driver will explain some of the Park’s history during the ride.
Rockwood Park, Saint John
Uncork Saint John
The original Uncork Saint John is full of fun and will let you explore the unique flavors of the city. There are five stops on the tour, where you can enjoy each businesses’ samples of their most popular food and drinks.
$69 to $109
Saint John City Market
Explore North America’s oldest market and pick up everything you need to make an amazing Thanksgiving meal. The market will be open Thanksgiving from 12 pm to 5 pm if you happen to forget anything.
47 Charlotte Street, Saint John
Pick Up some Pumpkins at the Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkins, apples and much more in-season produce are waiting for you at the Pumpkin Patch. You can also enjoy over 24 flavours of ice cream after you choose your pumpkin.
1770 Manawagonish Road, Saint John
16. Queen Square Farmers Market
Thanksgiving weekend is the last week of the Queen Square Farmers Market. Farmers, artists, crafters, and food vendors gather to showcase their work. The vendors change weekly and some tailor their offerings depending on the time of year.
Sunday | 9 AM to 2 PM
Queen Square S, Saint John
Gather Up the Family for Some Indoor Fun
Fall weather can be unpredictable, so having a backup plan is always a good idea. Check out our list of
Indoor Fun in Saint John.