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Downtown Spectacular!

December 1, 2023 @ 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
Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Santa’s Workshop with Enrich Kids
Location: Fredericton Convention Centre
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
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
Time: 7:30pm
Join Mayor Kate Rogers and Santa for the Mayor’s Tree Lighting, featuring Fredericton’s own Tony
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
Time: 7:30-9:30pm
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
Time: 7:30-9:30pm

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
Time: 7:30-9:30pm
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
Time: 7:30-9:30pm
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?

BusinessOpen UntilPromotion/Activation
The Nest Yoga7:00TBA
Westminster Bookmark8:00
Wasted Fashion9:30With 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 Hardware9:30Ornament Painting
The Dandy Paint Lounge9:30Free 5×7 canvas board to paint
Fresh Vintage Home & Cottage9:30TBA
Hanson Road Flower Co.9:30Bring 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.9:30Nov. 30-Dec. 2 – Tax Free Storewide. Some exclusions may apply
Guardian Ross Drug9:30Spend $50 and get a FREE Powerbank Charger ($15 value). While supplies last
The Comic Hunter9:30Shoppers will receive Double Points through the five stars reward system! (Five Stars Reward System offers great discounts and free products)
Gallery on Queen9:30Offering our famous vintage tea serving and holiday cookies throughout the evening
Benefit Body Spa9:3020% off all retail shopping, including professional grade skincare!
Gallery 789:30Christmas 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 9:30Free Holiday Ornament Painting (while supplies last)
The Artisan District9:30Follow and like their social pages for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate
Endeavours Art & ThinkPlay Toystore9:30Come 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 PubNo cover charge – Live Music 8pm
Victory Meat and Produce Market9:30
The Ten Spot Fredericton9:30Booked guests will be offered a complimentary holiday bevy!!!
Artful Persuasion9:30
Food & Beverage
Smoke’s Poutinerie5:30-9:30pm – 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 BeijingWith minimum $15 pre-tax order, receive 1 spring roll for free until 9:30pm
Cinnamon Cafe TBA
Chess Piece Patisserie and Cafe 9:30Dive 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!