Enjoy the winter holidays with your friends and family when you explore Moncton. If you are wondering what is going on during the winter holidays in the greater Moncton area, check out the list of 15 activities listed below.
Wild Lights – Year of the WolfThe Magnetic Hill Zoo is covered in lights for the Holiday season. The 40-acre park is lit up with thousands of lights celebrating the animals who call the zoo home. This year, the spotlight is on the wolves. Learn about wolves while seeing the brand new wolf-themed light displays. The lights are turned on at 5:30 pm each night and 8 pm on December 31st, 2019.
December 1, 2019 and January 4, 2020, closed on December 24 & 25, 2019
Magnetic Hill Zoo, 125 Magic Mountain Road, Moncton
$10 (13-59), $5 (4-12), $10 (60+), $28 Family of Four
Grab your skates and helmets and head to the rink for a fun time with the family, Public Skating is held at the Ian Fowler Oval, Superior Propane Centre, Crossman Community Centre, and the Moncton Coliseum. The Ian Fowler Oval is open daily from 10 am to 10 pm. The other skating rinks offer public skates on different days and times, so there is almost always a place to skate.
$2 to $10
Finish your Christmas shopping and see if you can win $1,000 in local gift cards for Riverview shops. Riverview is lit up for the holiday season and many businesses are decorated for the season. Take a self-guided tour to see all the light displays put on by businesses and homeowners.
Until December 24, 2019
Lion King Workshop at Bennic
Kids will love exploring the African Savanna through the eyes of their favorite Lion King characters. They will create their own 3D Lego version of Lion King characters and place their builds in the pride lands. After building, they will explore the value of constellations as waymarkers, dig for bugs and do some meditation on some of Rafiki’s profound ideas. At the end of the workshop, they will receive a Bennic gift card and an opportunity to draw a gift from mastermind toys.
December 28, 2019 from 9 am to 12 pm
Bennic Ice Cream, 114 Mountain Road, Moncton
Hip of Beef Buffet
Take the short drive to Sackville for a great dinner of hip of beef, turkey or ham. The buffet consists of soup, 5 different salads, turnip, potatoes, and all kinds of desserts. Reservations are available.
December 26, 2019 & January 2, 2020 at 4 pm
Patterson Family Restaurant, Sackville
Thursday Open Jam with Tim Melanson
Sit back and relax while enjoying live music at the Wise Guys East. You can also take the stage to sing or play some music. It’s sure to be an enjoyable jam for all who attend.
December 26, 2019 & January 2, 2020 from 10 pm to 2 am
Wise Guys East – Point Park, 500 Hillsborough Road, Riverview
Glow NightOn Friday and Saturday nights, the lights are turned off and the black lights are turned on at Sky Zone Dieppe. Sky Zone is filled with black lights, laser lights, and fog machines that create an amazing Glow in the Dark experience throughout the park. White and Neon clothing are recommended. Face painting and glow sticks are available.
December 27 & 28, 2019 & January 3 & 4, 2020 at 7pm
Sky Zone Dieppe, 40 Champlain Street, Dieppe
Starting at $19.99
Paint Nite: Winter Wolf in Snow
Unleash your inner artist and create a beautiful new piece of art to decorate your home with before the New Year. Learn how to paint a wolf in the snow while having fun and enjoying a few drinks. Everything you need is supplied and no experience is required to take part in this event.
December 30, 2019 at 7 pm to 9 pm
Ingloo Beverage Room, 300 Elmwood Drive, Moncton
New Year’s Eve
35th Annual Resolution Run
Start the new year off on the right foot by maintaining or establishing an active lifestyle. Run or walk the 5k route at the 35th Annual Resolution Run. Make sure to dress warmly because it can be cold out there. After the 5k run and walk is complete, there are post-event refreshments and the Resolution Run jacket pick up.
January 1, 2020 at 9:30 am to 12 pm
Kay Arena, 99 Wynwood Drive, Moncton
$60 to $65
Moncton Lions Sunday Breakfast
The Moncton Lions Sunday Breakfast is returning in 2020. Enjoy freshly cooked eggs of any style, french toast, bacon, pancakes, sausage, baked beans and other breakfast favorites. You can book your table in advance to ensure you have a place at the first Moncton Lions Breakfast of 2020.
January 5, 2020 at 8 am to 12 pm
Moncton Lions Club, 55 Mark Ave, Moncton
$10 for adults and $6.50 for children 10 and under
Riverview Lions Bingo
Get ready to yell Bingo and win great prizes on Wednesday and Friday nights at the Riverview Lions Club. Find out if 2020 is going to be your year at Bingo night on Wednesday, January 1st and Friday, January 4th. How good is your luck?
Wednesday and Friday nights at 6:40 pm
Riverview Lions Club, 701 Coverdale Road, Riverview
Head to Centennial Park for some winter fun
Centennial Park turns into a winter wonderland. During the winter, the park is a popular place to go sliding. Bring your skates with you to the park as there are two outdoor rinks. One for skating and one of hockey.
801 St. George Blvd, Moncton
Winter Wonderland Park
Winter Wonderlands don’t just have to be for walking. Riverview’s Winter Wonderland Park is home to an amazing sliding hill that includes a snowboarding component. There is also an outdoor rink to skate on.
Quinn Count, Riverview
Sky ZoneDon’t let the cold weather get you down. Bounce around Sky Zone Dieppe and work off some extra energy being stuck indoors all day. Sky Zone is across from Champagne Mall so it a great stop after checking out the mall.
40 Champlain Street, Dieppe
Drop into DIY Studio and get those creative juices flowing. There are over 300 pieces of pre-made items to pick from and over 70 colors to pick from. Paint your own items and take them home with you. Great for holiday gifts or to brighten a cold winter day.
824 Mountain Road, Moncton