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 activities listed below.
Wild Lights – Year of the Amazon
December 10, 2020 and January 2, 2021, closed on December 24 & 25, 2020
Magnetic Hill Zoo, 125 Magic Mountain Road, Moncton
$5 – $10; 3 and under Free
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.
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.
November 21 to December 25, 2020
Explore Public Art
Enjoy a self-guided tour of Moncton’s public art installations, murals, and heritage properties. Use the guide to plan your route. Details
Inspired by your art tour? Why not create your own? Unleash your inner artist and create beautiful pieces of art to decorate your home with before the New Year. Details
Pressed in History
Discover a spectrum of pressed glass from the 19th and 20th centuries in North America with an emphasis on the Maritimes! The exhibit features several pieces from the Kings Landing Collection, predominantly highlighting the extensive Pamela Jane Barry Collection from Saint John. Details
September 19, 2020 – January 17, 2021
Closed December 24 – 26, 31, January 1
Moncton Museum, 20 Mountain Road
Broadleaf Ranch is a whole lot of fun to visit during the winter season. Located 45 minutes south of Moncton, they offer many outdoor activities from horseback riding, tobogganing, skating, snowshoeing, sleigh rides. Pick your favourite adventure and get ready to have some fun. Details
Broadleaf Ranch, 5526 Rte. 114, Hopewell Hill
Come on out to our annual 5k Walk/Run and say goodbye to 2020 alongside your running buddies!! Details
December 28, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Wherever you are in Canada
$10 – $35
December 12, 19 & 23, 2020 & January 2, 2021
120 Westmorland Street, Moncton
New Year’s Eve
Snowshoeing is a popular winter activity that can enjoy as an exercise and as a fun activity. Try out The 6.9 km Footpaths at Irishtown Nature Park or head to Mapleton Park or the Centennial Park. Don’t own snowshoes? Rent one! Details
Mill Creek Nature Park
This 500+ acre park is a well-known nature destination for locals to enjoy skiing, fat biking amoung other fun activities. There are over 15 km of cross-country ski trails and 3 km of marked snowshoe and fat bike trails to enjoy. Details
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. Details
Quinn Count, Riverview
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
Watch The Great Conjunction
Get ready to watch an extraordinary event this holiday season. From December 12 to 28, giant planets Jupiter and Saturn will be in close proximity after centuries. On December 21 Jupiter and Saturn will only be 0.1 degrees apart. This year’s event will be the closest since 1623 and the closest observable since 1226! Don’t miss the Great Conjunction of planets Jupiter and Saturn.
Keep your child engaged at home with these fun activities.
Go Bird Watching
Birding is a fun activity to do in winter. What are the popular winter birds that you can spot? Can you notice any winter adaptation changes in them? Grab a pair of binoculars, download a bird ID app, and try to name all the birds that you can spot. Do a Christmas Bird Count. If you don’t want to venture outside do an unofficial count of the birds that visit your bird feeder.
Enjoy online concerts and theatres during winter break.
Explore Canada or the World From Home
Explore Canada’s arctic, Winnipeg, National Parks, and many more places from Home. Travel to international or outer space destinations like the international space station, discover Egypt’s Heritage Sites from tombs to monasteries, or take a trip on scenic trains in Europe virtually.