This is a highlight of the year for all. The historic streets are magically lit, as rosy-cheeked, sparkly-eyed children and adults await jolly old St. Nick. The spirit of the holidays is very real during this time, and we would like to encourage everyone to come out and enjoy this marvelous tradition with us. The parade begins at 6pm.
There are many activities happening this day, including:
Mad Hatter Holiday pre-parade party at Market Square
Alice in Libraryland at the Saint John Free Public Library
Pre-parade party at the New Brunswick Museum
Keirsteads Flower Shop Holiday Open House
Hayward & Warwick Holiday Open House
Card Making Workshop at Sudsmuffin
Rhoda's Christmas Festival of Crafts, Antiques, Art, and Food at Harbour Station
'A Christmas Carol' continues performance at Imperial Theatre post-parade
'Urban Glam'a high fashion show takes place at the Saint John Theatre Company post-parade
We realize that this is a fun and full day and everyone will be tuckered out and hungry. The restaurants uptown would like to welcome everyone to just stroll a block or two and find comfort and delicious in their unique settings. Why not continue this special occassion by trying something different…either before or after the parade.
Just a few of our fine, family-friendly spots to eat:
Britt's Pub & Eatery
42 Princess Street
Kid-friendly, and an enjoyable resto/pub for adults, Britt's offers every child a fresh baked chocolate chip cookie with their kids menu choice of gnoochi(pasta), burger or chicken fingers and a beverage included.
Free kids cocktail or Smoothie with the purchase of a meal. Hours: 6am-3pm
Always kid-friendly, Pizza Hut is serving a delicious pre-parade buffet from 4pm-6pm.
33 Canterbury Street
Thandi will be offering hot chocolate and Indian cookies to people passing by will offer a 15% discount to families accompanied by a child after the parade. Come see how Thandi is magically decorated for the holidays.
Thandi will open early on Santa Claus Parade day, 3pm, so feel free take the kids in for this special treat!
Try one of these unique restos, or wander and find your own cozy corner. Enjoy this memorable day in uptown Saint John!
Remember, FREE parking uptown on Saturday
Reservations at Restaurants is recommended