Gather up your friends and family and explore what Saint John has to offer over the winter holidays. |Here are just 15 things to do during the Christmas – Winter Holidays in Saint John.
Sunday Breakfast BuffetSkip the dishes on Sunday mornings and head to the Buccaneer’s Pub & Eatery for their Sunday Breakfast Buffet. The Breakfast Buffet includes scrambled eggs, the egg of the day, bacon, smoked ham, fish cakes, home fries, and many other breakfast favorites.
December 22 & 29, 2019 from 9 am to 12 pm
Buccaneer’s Pub & Eatery, 24 Main Street West, Saint John
Five & Dime Presents Speakeasy Sundays
Travel back to the 1920’s to 1930’s to enjoy exclusive prohibition cocktails. Five & Dime offers tons of drink specials including craft beers, house wine, and their exclusive prohibition cocktail list.
December 22 at 9pm to December 23 at 2 pm
Speakeasy Sundays, 34 Grannan Street, Saint John
Christmas Day Brunch
On Christmas Day, the hotel’s lower lobby sparkles and is filled with delicious smells of the Hot & Cold buffet being prepared by the culinary staff. The buffet includes sliced traditional roast turkey, lobster, carved AAA beef, and many Christmas favorites.
December 25, 2019 from 12 pm to 3 pm
Saint John Trade & Convention Centre, 1 Market Square, Saint John
Free Boxing Day Skates
Grab your skates and spend Boxing Day skating around the Charles Gorman or Hilton Belyea rinks. Both locations are offering free skates from 1 pm to 3 pm on Boxing Day. Skating is a great way to spend time with your family and friends during the Holidays.
December 26, 2019 from1 pm to 3 pm
Charles Gorman and Hilton Belyea Rinks, Saint John
Little Red Riding Hood: Dufflebag TheatreLittle Red Riding Hood is determined to visit her sick Grandma and deliver her basket of goodies. Find out why it is not polite to wolf down your food at the Dufflebag’s fun-filled version of the famous fairy tale.
December 28, 2019 from 2 pm to 5 pm
Imperial Theatre, 12 King Square South, Saint John
Saturday Morning Cartoons are back at the BunkHaus Hostel. Cuddle up and watch your old favs with the family. Enjoy mimosas and Caesars for just $5.
December 28, 2019 & January 4, 2020 from 10 am to 12 pm
BunkHaus Hostel with Cafe + Tap Room, 36 Water Street, Saint John
The Pavilion Marketplace
Local vendors offering unique handcrafted products, tasty foods, and farm-fresh ingredients come together at The Pavilion Market place. The market is held every Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm. Come shop for the ones you love.
December 29, 2019 and January 5, 2020 from 9 am to 2 pm
Lily Lake Pavilion, 55 Lake Drive, Saint John
Intention Box Workshop
An intention box can also be called a wish box or a manifestation box. It is a tool to help you create the life you want. Bring your own wooden box to decorate during this 2-hour workshop. Spend time sending your intentions to the universe to hopefully draw in your desires.
December 29, 2019 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Oh My Soul and Journey, 25 Main Street West, Saint John
35th Annual Resolution Run
Start 2020 off on the right foot by taking on the challenge of the 35th Annual Resolution Run and Walk. After you complete the run or walk, make sure to stop by for post-event refreshments and pick up your Resolution Run Jacket.
December 31, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Brunswick Square Running Room, 39 King Street, Saint John
$60 to $65
New Years Buffet
On New Years Eve and New Years Day, the hotel at the Saint John Trade & Convention Centre is hosting a special buffet. The menu includes salmon, mussels, baked ham, chicken and much more. A great option to end the year or start the year off.
December 31, 2019 from 6 pm to 8 pm & January 1 2020 from 12 pm to 2 pm
Saint John Trade & Convention Centre, 1 Market Square, Saint John
Rock ‘Till the Drop
Take your sweetheart out to celebrate New Year’s Eve at the ‘Rock ‘Till the Drop’ show at the Kent Theatre. Dance the night away to the music from Hammond River Collective and Saving Sweet Polly. Hammond River Collective play the blues with some added ‘funk’, all nicely wrapped up together in a ‘pure’ rock ‘n’ roll package with a fantastic stage presence portraying what rock and roll used to be. Saving Sweet Polly is a high-intensity Saint John area Rock/Dance band that plays songs from the 70’s up to current hits.
December 31, 2019 at 8 pm
24 Coburg Street, Saint John
Tickets: one for $25, two for $40, eight for $140, At the door: $30
New Year’s Eve Celebration and Fireworks
Enjoy the final hours of 2019 and ring in 2020 at Market Square Boardwalk. There will be live entertainment on the boardwalk and at the Atrium. Restaurants and Cafes will be open, so you can enjoy a snack or meal and warm up. At midnight, the largest firework display on the East Coast will light up the sky.
December 31, 2019 at 5 pm to January 1, 2020 at 1 am
1 Market Square, Market Square Boardwalk, Saint John
Donnie and The Monarchs – New Year Eve 2020
Ring in the new year with classic Rock ‘n Roll at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre. This popular Saint John based band has delivered a constant stream of classic Rock ‘n Roll music across Eastern Canada and into the US for the past 35 years. Dance the night away until the fireworks start.
December 31, 2019 from 8 pm to 1 am
Saint John Trade and Convention Centre, 1 Market Square, Saint John
$28.75 – $260
Coffee & Chat
Relax with a cup of coffee and meet new people at the Saint John Free Public Library. The monthly Coffee & Chat is a place to talk about current events, recreation programs and much more. Start the new year with new friends and maybe a new hobby.
January 2, 2020 at 10 am to 12 pm
Saint John Free Public Library, 1 Market Square, Saint John
Rhoda’s Flea Market
The Rhoda’s Flea Market returns in 2020 for another great year. See what you can pick up, or join the other flea market vendors to sell items that you no longer want or need.
January 5, 2020 at 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
159 McAllister Drive, Exhibition Park, Saint John
Just a short drive from Saint John is a winter wonderland on the slopes of Poley Mountain. Get ready for lots of winter fun in the snow. Be prepared to want to stay at Poley Mountain for a weekend or longer.
69 Poley Mountain Road, Waterford
Cross Country SkiingDuring the winter, the Saint John river system freezes over and attracts cross-country skiers. Head to Rockwood Park and explore the 50km of trails and finish off by crossing Lily Lake to get a mug of delicious hot chocolate. Elmhurst Outdoors in Erbs Cove offers 12kf of groomed trails.
Fit Rocks Climbing Gym
You don’t have to work out in the freezing cold to keep active this winter. Climb the walls and burn off energy at the Fit Rocks Climbing Gym. There are climbing walls for all skill levels, no experience needed.
40 Ashburn Lake Road, Saint John