Even though it may be cold outside, the weather does not have to stop you from having a lot of the winter fun around St. John’s. So, bundle up and enjoy the winter holidays with your friends and family while checking out the list below of 15 things to do during the Christmas and Winter Holidays in St. John’s.
Light Displays in Bowring ParkGo for a winter walk in Bowring Park, and enjoy the magical displays that light up the dark during Christmas season. Lights remain on until Orthodox Christmas. Details
305 Waterford Bridge Rd, St. John’s
Winter Wonder Walk
Take a walk in a winter wonderland at the Lester’s Farm Market. Try some delicious local foods and browse over 30 local vendors’ products for the holidays. Park and ride services will be available. They will be collecting donations for animal shelters.
December 22, 2019 from 2 pm to 7 pm
Lester’s Farm Market, 173 Brookfield Road, St. John’s
Allow your kids to work off all the extra energy they have from all the sweets and being home from school at Cygnus Gymnastics. Kids get to enjoy a day packed with gymnastics, crafts, games, and outdoor fun, weather permitting.
December 23, 27, 30, 2019 & January 2 & 3, 2020 from 8 am to 6 pm
Cygnus Gymnastics, 20 Lake Ave, St. John’s
Tibb’s Eve/Ugly Sweater Party!
Turkey Joe’s is hosting their annual Tibb’s Eve party. Wear your best Ugly Christmas sweater to the party and see if your can win the contest and the $100 gift card. Beers and drinks will be on sale during the party.
December 23, 2019 from 7 pm to 2 am
Turkey Joe’s, 7 George Street, St. John’s
Proxing Day: Big Shiny Xmas5Proxing Day is back for its fifth year. It is going to be a nostalgic night of great 90’s Canadian music. Get ready to move it move it, and dance off Christmas dinner at the Proxing Day: Big Shiny Xmas5.
December 26, 2019 from 9 pm to 2:30 am
The Rockhouse, 8 George Street, St. John’s
Krampus Haunted Christmas
Krampus has taken over the North Pole, are you brave enough to try and survive the journey through the workshop? Be prepared for some scares as Krampus has turned the elves into devious creatures. It is going to be a twisted Christmas event.
December 27 to 29, 2019 from 7 pm to 10 pm
Frontline Acton, 10 Pearl Street, St. John’s
Miracle on George Street, Dinner and Shows
Miracle on George Street is a ‘must-see’ show. Downtown shoppers sing ho-ho-ho while downtown shops go toe-to-toe. Make sure to get your tickets early because they are sure to sell out quickly.
December 27 to 30, 2019 and January 2 to 4 from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Spirit of Newfoundland, 6 Cathedral Street, St. John’s
You do not need to sew to create your own mini mummer, you only need to know how to make a knot. Create your own mini mummer at The Rooms and take it home at the end of the workshop.
December 29, 2019 from 2pm to 4pm
The Rooms, 9 Bonaventure Avenue, St. John’s
Included with Admission
New Years Eve
End 2019 and start 2020 with style and great food, live music, and food at the Granite Bar + Restaurant. The Alex Dinn Trio will take the stage and provide live music and entertainment all night long. Menu includes sea scallops, AAA prime Rib, Halibut, and Chocolate Moose.
December 31, 2019 from 9:30 pm to 1:30 am
Granite Bar + Restaurant
35th Annual Resolution Run
Get a jump start on your New Year’s Resolutions by taking on the annual Resolution Run. The 5km run and walk is great for those looking for a challenge. After the run/walk, enjoy the post-event refreshments and to pick up a Resolution Run Jacket.
January 1, 2020 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Bowring Park Road, St. John’s
$60 – $65
Winter Fun at Piggy ParkPiggy Park is the place to be during the winter. From Nordic skiing, snowshoes, to tobogganing, there is something for the whole family. The trails around the park are well-groomed and are ready to explore. If you need equipment, they offer equipment rentals on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Go Skating at The Loop
Grab your skates and helmet and head to Bannerman Park to go skating on the Loop. The skating trail is open daily as long as the temperatures are low enough to make and maintain the ice surface.
Go to a Newfoundland Growlers Game
Is there is anything more Canadian than Hockey? Well, maybe maple syrup. Over the Christmas and Winter Holidays, the Newfoundland Growlers will be taking the ice for four games. Cheer on the Newfoundland Growlers and enjoy some rink food.
Mile One Centre, 50 New Gower Street, St. John’s
Adult: $16.22 to $31.05, Student: $14.13
Go Sliding At Bowring Park
Grab your slide or a crazy carpet and head to Bowring Park to take them for a slide. Once there is snow on the ground, the hills of Bowring Park become the place to be if you are looking for winter fun.
305 Waterford Bridge Road, St. John’s
See the Frozen Ice Waterfall at Middle Cove Beach
During the winter, the waterfall at Middle Cove Beach can freeze over due to the very low temperatures. Since the falls are just a short hike from the road, it is a popular location for photographers and visitors. Dress warmly if you are planning to visit the falls.
Route 30, Middle Cove
Volunteer at the SPCAIf you love animals, then a great way of spending extra time around the holidays is volunteering at the SPCA. Meet the cats and dogs who are looking for new homes, make new friends and have fun while helping out animals in need. Kick-off the year by doing some good for the world and maybe make some adorable furry friends along the way.
115 R.C.A.F. Road, St. John’s