December 1 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Celebrate the magic of the holidays in Downtown Fredericton Friday on December 1 from 5:30-9:30pm.
Featuring the Legislature and Mayor’s Tree lightings and enchanting downtown activations to get you in
the holiday spirit! Downtown Fredericton shops will be open until 9:30pm.
Downtown holiday activations include:
New Brunswick Provincial Legislature Tree Lighting
Location: Legislative Assembly building
Santa’s Workshop with Enrich Kids
Location: Fredericton Convention Centre
Join Enrich Kids for Santa’s Workshop craft station, glow in the dark buffet and Santa letter writing from
5:30-7:00pm at the Fredericton Convention Centre. Kids can make a tree craft to take home, write their
letter to Santa and get decked out in glow in the dark accessories for the tree lighting events.
City of Fredericton Mayor’s Tree Lighting
Location: Phoenix Square in front of City Hall
Join Mayor Kate Rogers and Santa for the Mayor’s Tree Lighting, featuring Fredericton’s own Tony
LePage and Fire In Hand! A parade will take place from the Legislature to City Hall for the tree lighting. Tony LePage and Fire In Hand will kick-off a spectacular evening downtown immediately following the tree lighting. Bring the whole family to get into the holiday season and enjoy free hot chocolate and hot apple cider, compliments of Ignite, and take your photos with beloved holiday characters.
Free Gingerbread Cookie Decorating
Location: Gallery 78
Visit Gallery 78 for a free gingerbread cookie decorating workshop. Featuring delicious gingerbread
cookies from Chess Piece Café, this is sure to be fun for the whole family!
Free Holiday Ornament Painting
Location: Clay Café
Stop into Clay Café during your downtown stroll to paint a holiday ornament. Let your creative juices
flow while creating an ornament to put on your 2024 Christmas tree!
Downtown Winter Graystone Beer Garden
Location: Barracks Square (close to Queen Street)
Stop in for a pint from Graystone while checking off your holiday gift list in Downtown Fredericton.
Enjoy your beer by a cozy fire while enjoying some holiday-favourite tunes.
Outdoor Music & Fire Pits with The Cap
Location: The Tannery
Enjoy an enchanting evening by the fire with The Cap. Is there a better way to kick-off the holiday
season than with live local music and a beverage by a warm firepit?
|The Nest Yoga||7:00||TBA|
|Wasted Fashion||9:30||With a minimum $25 (pre-tax) purchase, your name will be entered in a draw for 4 tickets to see ELF on Dec. 9|
|Simms Home Hardware||9:30||Ornament Painting|
|The Dandy Paint Lounge||9:30||Free 5×7 canvas board to paint|
|Fresh Vintage Home & Cottage||9:30||TBA|
|Hanson Road Flower Co.||9:30||Bring the whole family! Serving holiday refreshments & snacks for the whole family to warm up! Christmas photo booth, FREE poinsettia planting party with the Grinch all night long! Plus plenty more special holiday surprises in store!|
|Samuel & Co.||9:30||Nov. 30-Dec. 2 – Tax Free Storewide. Some exclusions may apply|
|Guardian Ross Drug||9:30||Spend $50 and get a FREE Powerbank Charger ($15 value). While supplies last|
|The Comic Hunter||9:30||Shoppers will receive Double Points through the five stars reward system! (Five Stars Reward System offers great discounts and free products)|
|Gallery on Queen||9:30||Offering our famous vintage tea serving and holiday cookies throughout the evening|
|Benefit Body Spa||9:30||20% off all retail shopping, including professional grade skincare!|
|Gallery 78||9:30||Christmas exhibition opening from 5-7pm. Gingerbread Cookie decorating from 7-9:30 with cookies from Chess Piece Patisserie & Cafe (while supplies last). Outdoor fire for roasting marshmallows!|
|Clay Cafe||9:30||Free Holiday Ornament Painting (while supplies last)|
|The Artisan District||9:30||Follow and like their social pages for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate|
|Endeavours Art & ThinkPlay Toystore||9:30||Come visit Luke and Tyler as they create Holiday memories together. All Christmas trees and ornaments will be 25% off for the evening to help you bring some magic home!|
|O’Hickey’s Irish Pub||No cover charge – Live Music 8pm|
|Victory Meat and Produce Market||9:30|
|The Ten Spot Fredericton||9:30||Booked guests will be offered a complimentary holiday bevy!!!|
|Food & Beverage|
|Smoke’s Poutinerie||5:30-9:30pm – Get a FREE snack size traditional poutine with the purchase of Side and Drink (excluding beer). Must ask for the special at the cash; will not automatically be added.|
|Luna Pizza||$5 pizza slices until 9:30pm|
|A Bite of Beijing||With minimum $15 pre-tax order, receive 1 spring roll for free until 9:30pm|
|Chess Piece Patisserie and Cafe||9:30||Dive into a lavish evening of satisfying your most extravagant dessert cravings! Delight in an exceptional menu boasting 10 distinct desserts, each a masterpiece meticulously crafted by their world-renowned pastry chefs!|