Crosby’s Gingerbread Trail 2018

Crosby’s Gingerbread Trail has become a very special holiday tradition uptown.  Between November 26th and December 24th, view hand-made gingerbread creations at various businesses uptown.  Perhaps try to see every one and pick your favorite!  This is a perfect time to enjoy a relaxing day uptown with all of the seasonal sights and sounds.  Be sure to stop for hot chocolate and a Christmas Cookie!



















Where to see the Gingerbread creations:

Adecco . Market Square, Level 1

Angus Miller Ltd . Market Square, Level 2

Atlantica . Market Square, Level 1

Barred Rock Chicken . Market Square, Level 1

Billy’s Seafood Company . 51 Charlotte Street

Brunswick Square Dental . Brunswick Square, Level 3

Creative Connections . 95 Prince William Street

Enterprise Saint John . 40 King Street

Grannan’s Seafood & Grill . Market Square, Level 1

Harbourview High Culinary Arts Class . Viewable at Imperial Theatre

Heroes’ Beacon . 25 Charlotte Street

Hilton Hotel . One Market Square

Inspire Collections . Market Square, Level 1

Keirsteads Flower Shop . 143 Charlotte Street

Lemongrass Thai Fare . Market Square, Bar Level

Manchester Shoe Salon . Market Square, Level 2

McGill’s . Market Square, Bar Level

New Brunswick Museum . Market Square, Level 1

Partner’s Global Commercial Real Estate . 17 Canterbury Street

Port Saint John . Brunswick Square, Level 2

Printworks . Market Square, Level 1

Rock 88.9 . Market Square, Level 1

Saint John Ale House . Market Square, Level 1

Saint John Free Public Library . Market Square, Level 2

Salesforce . Brunswick Square, Level 2

Samuel & Co . Market Square, Level 1

Telus . Market Square, Level 2

The Baking Stone . Saint John City Market

The Chapman Group . 115-117 Germain Street

Tim Hortons . Market Square, Level 1

Toro Taco . Market Square, Level 1

Uptown Vibes . 80 Prince William Street

Walsh Luggage . Market Square, Level 1

Wild Flours Sweets and Treats . 91 Prince William Street

Welcome Uptown to Pomodori Pizzeria!

At Pomodori Pizzeria, Uptown Saint John’s newest pizza restaurant, the oven literally never turns off. Neapolitan pizzas are cooked for 90 seconds at 800-1000 degrees, in a hardwood-fired oven that is sealed each night to maintain its heat.  Served uncut as per Italian tradition, Pomodori’s individually-sized pizzas are offered in a variety of flavor combinations (think: everything from Thai chicken peanut to meat lover’s con carne), as well as with customizable toppings.

One of the main draws for Uptown restaurant-goers is Pomodori’s incredibly quick service – pizzas are brought to your table piping hot, but there’s no bill to wait for once you’re finished since you order at the counter. If sitting at Picaroons is more your speed, the friendly waitstaff will even deliver your pizza next door. What’s better than pizza and a pint?

Pomodori doesn’t just specialize in pizza, either: their espresso is to die for.  A selection of Italian-style coffee beverages compliments their pizza and gelato menu, while hand-squeezed lemonade, wine and craft beer round out their beverage offerings. The next time you’re in the neighbourhood, start your day off Italian-style with a shot of espresso or try their caffe latte for a caffeinated treat.

What are you waiting for? You can find Pomodori Uptown at:

Check out some photos of the new space below:





Sculpture Saint John – Witness The Sculptures Being Created

Once again, we are so lucky to have these artistic and extremely impressive pieces being created before our very eyes, right in our backyard.

The artists and apprentices began their creations from scratch on August 9th and will continue to work and refine them until September 22nd. It is such a privilege to witness these pieces in the making, as well as interact with the artists on a daily basis. Stop by and receive a free private tour.  Then perhaps, cross the street to Gahan House for a glass of the signature ‘Hoppy Stone Fruit Pale Ale.’ With each drink, $1 is donated to Sculpure SJ – so, bottom’s up!


Meet all of the international artists, including our locals – Jim Boyd and Phil Savage HERE

Jim Boyd at work:


Phil Savage at work:




The site is open 10am-6pm every day and artists are there every day with the exception of Mondays.  The public is welcome to stop in as often as possible to watch the progress.  Entrance is off the Port Saint John parking lot, next to Theodore the Tugboat – it’s super easy to find!  There are also workshops on-site on August 26th, September 8th, and September 9th.  Call 633.4870 for more details or to sign up.


Right now, until September 22nd

Here are some photos of the event at this point in time…

Executive Director of Uptown Saint John Inc., Nancy Tissington chats with Executive Director of Sculpture Saint John, Diana Alexander:


Artist Justin Sappier

Artists Darren Byers and Fred Harrison

Artist Darren Byers

Artist Ralph Simpson


Find out more about Sculpture Saint John:



Twitter:  @sculpturesj

Instagram: @sculpturesaintjohn

Phone:  506.643.8358

Watch this captivating, short video describing the mandate of Sculpture Saint John and information regarding the Capital Campaign.



Weekend Events June 22-24

Friday, June 22

17th Annual Community Fair

2:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Harbour Station

6th Annual Black Box Mixology Contest

5:00 pm @ Market Square

Taste of the Boardwalk Summer Kick-off

5:00 pm @ Market Square Boardwalk

Live Music on the Patio

6:00 pm @ Steamer’s

Saint John Contemporary Dance Festival

6:00 pm @ BMO Theatre

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Live Music

7:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Theresa Malenfant featuring Scott Medford

8:00 pm @ the BMO Theatre

Friday Night Comedy

8:00 pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

Fireworks on the Boardwalk

Dusk @ Market Square

T.G.I.F. Party with Del

10:00 pm @ Callie’s Pub


10:00 pm @ Foundations

Kenny James / Jason Ogden

11:00 pm @ Peppers Pub

Saturday, June 23

Analog MVP Camp – Design your own app

9:00 am – 3:00 pm @ ConnexionWorks

Daffodil Dash

9:30 am – 11:30 am @ HMCS Brunswicker

Hatha Yoga Meet-Up

10:00 am @ Lolë

Exhibit: Indigenous Culture of New Brunswick

10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ the NB Museum

Theodore Tugboat Tours

11:00 am – 1:30 pm @ Pugsley Slip

Needle Felted Whale Workshop

12:00 pm @ Good Fibrations

17th Annual Community Fair

12:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Harbour Station

Hearthstone Fireside Gatherings

5:00 pm @ Heroes’ Beacon

Saint John Contemporary Dance Festival

6:00 pm @ BMO Theatre

Golden Dog Beer Tours

6:00 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Live Music

7:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Songwriters at the Sanctuary

7:30 pm @ Sanctuary Theatre

Mark Lang Live

7:30 pm @ Rogue Coffee

Comedy Night

8:00 pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

Summa’ Extravaganza

9:00 pm @ Foundations

The Forgetfuls

10:00 pm @ Peppers Pub

Dance Party

10:00 pm @ Callie’s Pub

Sunday, June 24

Analog MVP Camp

9:00 am – 3:00 pm @ ConnexionWorks

Theodore Tugboat Tours

11:00 am – 1:30 pm @ Pugsley Slip

6th Annual Poutinerie Challenge

12:00 pm @ Market Square

17th Annual Community Fair

12:00 pm – 05:00 pm @ Harbour Station

Contemporary Dance Workshop

1:00 pm @ the Studio Dance School

Positive Mind Meditation Workshop

1:00 pm @ Soul Centre

Saint John Contemporary Dance Festival

6:00 pm @ BMO Theatre

Uptown Alpha Course

7:00 pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

Sunday Laughter Dark with Ryan Dillon

8:00 pm @ McGill’s

Weekend Events June 15th – 17th

Friday, June 15th

Saint John International Culture Fest

9:00am @ Harbour Passage

50th Anniversary Celebration – South End Daycare

11:00am – 3:00pm @ The Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal

17th Annual Community Fair

2:00pm – 10:00pm @ Harbour Station

Friday Night Live Music on the Patio

6:00pm – 9:00pm @ Steamers Lobster Company

The ‘first ever’ International Fashion Show in Saint John

6:00pm – 9:00pm @ The Kent Theatre

Script Happens 2018

7:30pm – 10:00pm @ The Saint John Theatre Company

Queen: It’s Kinda Magic

8:00pm – 10:30pm @ The Imperial Theatre

Kendra Gale Band at The Loyalist City Ribfest

10:00pm – 12:00am @ The Long Wharf

Saturday, June 16th

Saint John Tool Library & DIY Centre Grand Opening

10:30am – 8:00pm @ The Saint John Tool Library (SJTL)

Theodore Tugboat Tours

11:00am – 11:30am, 12:00pm – 12:30pm, 1:00pm – 1:30pm @ (Pugsley Slip) Port Saint John

17th Annual Community Fair

12:00pm – 10:00pm @ Harbour Station

Script Happens 2018

7:30pm – 10:00pm @ The Saint John Theatre Company

Art Battle Finals

7:30pm – 11:30pm @ The Sanctuary Theatre

Sunday, June 17th

17th Annual Community Fair

12:00pm – 10:00pm @ Harbour Station

Weekend Events June 8th – 10th

Friday, June 8th

Step In Time Dance HAMPTON Year End Showcase

6:00pm @ The Imperial Theatre

Film Fest TIFF Opening Gala

6:30pm – 9:45pm @ New Brunswick Museum in the Mary Oland Theatre

Yuk Yuk’s Saint John Presents Bryan O’Gorman

7:30pm – 10:00pm @ Yuk Yuk’s Saint John

Saturday, June 9th

Indigenous Culture of New Brunswick

10:00am – 4:00pm @ The New Brunswick Museum (NBM)

Film Fest TIFF – Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

10:30am – 12:00pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

Inside Uptown Residential Tour 2018

12:00pm – 4:00pm @ The Market Square Atrium

Film Fest TIFF Presents Modified

1:00pm – 3:30pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

Saturday Social Mix’n’Chat

2:00pm – 4:00pm @ The Saint John Public Library

Film Fest TIFF Presents NB Filmmaker Showcase

3:00pm – 4:30pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

Yuk Yuk’s Saint John Presents Bryan O’Gorman

7:30pm – 10:00pm @ Yuk Yuk’s Saint John

HOT IN HERRRE – the 2000s Party

9:00pm – 2:00am @ The Kent Theatre

Sunday, June 10th

Children’s Literacy Day and Book Launch!

9:00am – 2:00pm @ The Queen Square Farmers’ Market

Weekend Events June 1st – 3rd

Friday, June 1st

Exhibition of Paintings by Octavio Ribeiro

Events takes place all day @ Imperial Theatre

Festival of Architecture

Events taking place all day @ Hilton

Six Year Anniversary – Heartbreak Boutique

10:00am – 7:00pm @ Heartbreak Boutique

Walk & Roll Challenge

12:00pm – 1:00pm @ the Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal

Keith Armstrong LIVE 

7:00pm – 9:00pm @ the Five and Dime

Uptown Jazz Ball

7:00pm – 11:00pm @ The Saint John Arts Centre

Saint John Theatre Company presents “The Blazing World”

7:30pm – 9:30pm @ The Saint John Theatre Company and BMO Theatre Studio

Yuk Yuk’s Saint John presents: Rob Pue

7:30pm – 10:00pm @ Yuk Yuk’s Saint John

T.G.I.F Party with Del

10:00pm – 11:30pm  @ Callie’s Pub – Music with Del

Saturday, June 2nd

Exhibition of Paintings by Octavio Ribeiro

Events takes place all day @ Imperial Theatre

Festival of Architecture

Events taking place all day @ Hilton

Trinity Anglican Church Yard Sale

8:30am – 11:30am @ Trinity Anglican Church – Bennett Room

Women’s Self-Defense Meet-up

10:00am – 11:00am @ Lolë Saint John

Satuday Social Mix’n’Chat

2:00pm – 4:00pm @ The Saint John Public Library

Uptown Jazz Ball

7:00pm – 11:00pm @ The Saint John Arts Centre


10:00pm – 2:00pm @ Pepper’s Pub

Sunday, June 3rd

Exhibition of Paintings by Octavio Ribeiro

Events takes place all day @ Imperial Theatre

Symphony New Brunswick presents: “BASS”ic

2:00pm – 3:30pm @ The Saint John Art Centre

Baubles has a new location!

For over 25 years Baubles has graced Brunswick Square Mall with style and flare and will continue to do so from its new location on the 2nd level. Baubles’ owner, Sandy Teed, has brought in new lines of jewellery and clothing to the new location, while still complementing the existing brands. Baubles has something for everyone!

The open-concept floor plan of the new space features beautiful lighting,  creating a delightful and inviting shopping experience.

If you didn’t already know, Baubles carries products from Spanx to scarves and everything in between. While still carrying classic lines like Tribal and Renvar, their new lines include locally hand-crafted jewellery by “Crazy Sisters” and trendy clothing from Soyaconcept, Esqualo, and Charlie.B.

Also, from now until Thursday, May 31st, with every purchase you make you will be entered into a draw to win a gift card worth $250.

Check out the photos of the new space below!
















































Shop The Block

Shopping Uptown is about experience and we are celebrating our urban retail district with a day of shopping on Saturday, March 24th, ‘Shop The Block.’

Uptown, we are unique.  One can walk our beautiful streets and stop into various boutiques and shops as well as stroll from Market Square to Brunswick Square and all the way through to the historic City Market.  During our inaugural ‘Shop The Block’ event, you will enjoy the natural unique uptown shopping experience, but also be treated to special tastes, demos, sights, sounds, and indulgences along the way.

This is a perfect occasion to get some friends together and make a day of it.  Shop, take some photos, eat and sip, perhaps even take in some nightlife and stay the evening, enjoying a nice Sunday breakfast uptown.  It’s all up to you.

Forget the box, come out and ‘Shop The Block!’

Follow the event on FACEBOOK, and invite your friends!


Below is a listing of participating businesses and what they are treating you to during ‘Shop The Block.’


King Street

The Corn Crib
88 King Street

Enjoy tax free deal on our luxury make-up line, AnneMarie Borlind during Shop The Block!




Handworks Gallery
12 King Street

Light refreshments, and giving away earlier editions of Arabella Magazine with purchases.  Also, chef Lebebidi Syrian Delicacies will be in house for a Sankara Pop-up and some extra treats.




20 King Street


Tax free and we’ll have Marjorie’s on site providing small pastries and coffee.








Pristine Life
56 King Street

During Shop The Block we will have 25% off storewide, a SUPER NINTENDO gaming station, and a professional photographer on site snapping portraits of the happy shoppers!




Second Cup
16 King Street

Pink Berry Yogurt any size buy 1 get 1.






The Urban Shoe Myth
78 King Street

Join us in celebrating ‘Shop the Block’ and our One-Year expansion that day.  So the entire store will be tax free (excludes Blundstones), and we will have treats and beverages.





Vogue Optical
75 King Street

$100 off for ‘Shop The Block,’  along with treats and refreshments.



Coburg Street

Dave Shoots Bookseller
40 Coburg Street

10% off all books (except consignment items), and serving Wendy’s famous brownies all day.  (fruit available as well)



Prince William Street








Java Moose
84 Prince William Street


Stay tuned!










Craftology SJ
177 Prince William Street


Craftology will be offering refreshments and nibbles!  As well as having a basket to give away full of goodies from many of our vendors within the shop!

Ella The Shop

101 Prince William Street

Personal styling session, mini make-over, and photo-shoot!  *Free with purchase.










Piece O’Cake Custom Creations
91 Prince William Street


Stay tuned!






Scheherazade Books & Music
97 Prince William Street


Stop in for complimentary refreshments to boost you shopping stamina, while quantities last.




Water Street









Doyle & Day Design
44 Water Street


Stop in for some Fine Chocolate and a Fine Art Sale.








Fundy Bay Organics
38 Water Street


Stop in for some light refreshments and a free $5 gift with purchases over $50





One Princess
Strong & Free
1 Princess Street

Tax Free for the day!  Open 12pm-5pm



Canterbury Street




Buckland Merrifield Gallery
36 Canterbury Street

Stay tuned!









On and Off Court
49 Canterbury Street

Step inside and upstairs of this historic building to meet Susan and enjoy some finger foods and treats while checking out her smart selection of sporting goods.


Germain Street












88 Germain Street

We will be having instore promotions, door prize draws and gift with purchase.





Creative Collab presents: Volume 1 – Art + Design… quit hiding your magic.
122 Germain Street

Stop into this Creative Collaborative Pop-Up and enjoy a fusion of art from, perhaps unexpected, local artists and enthusiasts.








Dr. Brown & Associates Optometrists
101 Germain Street

Offering discounts that day 20% of 1st pair and 35% off second and a draw for a pair of sunglasses.












The Feel Good Store
89 Germain Street


A complimentary package of ‘Hope Seed’ flower seeds will be given to the first 50 customers!





Good Fibrations
90 Germain Street



10% off all Good Fibrations products (includes hand dyed yarn, finished woven and knitted products). Get a Good Fibrations pin with every purchase!







Heartbreak Boutique
94 Germain Street

Always fun at Heartbreak Boutique!  Stop in today to pop a ballon to reveal discount or prize & enjoy some treats.












The Yoga Co-Op
82 Germain Street

On the hour, beginning at 1pm we will be offering 15-minute demonstrations of the various styles of Yoga we offer at the Co-op. You can take part in any or all of the demonstration, free of charge and have your name put in for a draw immediately after the demo. We’ll be drawing for complimentary class cards, our tank tops and handmade malas.
We are launching a 20 class card for $200, this is the first day it will be on sale!
With any purchase of one of our cards, you will receive 2 complimentary class passes, bring a friend or two to classes with you!
One of our teachers, Allison Thorn will have her hand-made jewellery on sale; inspired by Yoga, handmade with love.
We’ll have some tea on hand if you want to take a tour and talk with our teachers!
Here is our schedule of demo classes:
1pm: Vinyasa Yoga with Allison
2pm: Yin Yoga with Melissa
3pm: Hatha Yoga with Jackie P
4pm: Restorative Yoga with Sarah
All demonstrations are 15 minutes in length.
Please visit our website for detailed description of the Yoga styles:



Sheila Howell Art Studio
146 Germain Street

Artist, Sheila Howell will be serving her famous Mimosas and have tea and coffee available for those not interested in imbibing the sparkling cocktails!
Tour an artist’s studio/gallery and view the work of up and coming artist, Sheila Howell at her studio, 146 Germain Street.



Charlotte Street


The Butcher’s Daughter
The Saint John City Market, 47 Charlotte Street

Tax free all day!  (excludes layaways, gift certificates, and special orders)











Heroes’ Beacon
25 Charlotte Street

Tax free on everything in store for the day.


Grannan Street






Rogue Coffee
36 Grannan Street


Rogue will offer a special drink for the day at a discounted price and we will have lots of treats on hand as always.





Brunswick Square





Brunswick Square
30 King Street

Stay tuned!

Brunswick Square, Level 3


Tax Free all day for the event.



Coldwell’s (Women)
Brunswick Square, Level 2

 Shop at Coldwell’s and be eligible to enter a draw for a $100.00 gift certificate.

As well we will have nibbles in the way of cheese + fruit.





Cricket Cove
Brunswick Square, Level 2


Enter name for draw to win $100 Cricket Cove Gift Certificate.
Also March Madness Sale, Regis Pairfect Sock Yarn,  Buy 2 Get1





Decor8 Finishing Touches
Brunswick Square, Level 1

Tax free for the day!



Lawtons Drugs
Brunswick Square, Level 1


Have your make-up done, complimentary.








Brunswick Square, Level 2

Stop by during Shop The Block – We will have tea and treats, also special in-store promotions.









Paddington Station
Brunswick Square, Level 2

Free Face Painting with ‘Fantasy Faces by Kadi,‘ 11am-3pm
Free Easter Craft for kids, 12pm-3pm
Treats all day!
Special discounts and giveaways all day!










Perfumes Plus
Brunswick Square, Level 1

Stop by our ‘Love Your Lips’ event, featuring new lipsticks and glosses from CHANEL.

W. Smith & Co. Fine Jewellers
Brunswick Square, Level 2

Stay tuned!



Market Square




Market Square
1 Market Square

Shop the Block at Market Square March 24th 10am-5pm!

Spring is in the air as the shoppes and restaurants celebrate the coming season with sales, specials and promotions – TODAY ONLY!

Join us for #free live entertainment, giveaways, live models, light refreshments and a unique shopping experience at Market Square!



1 Market Square

Tax Free all day!










Element5 Spa
1 Market Square, Level 2


We’re going to have live in-store demos of some of our favourite Aveda products and for everyone who purchases something they’ll be getting a sweet treat! With every retail purchase we’re giving away a voucher for 15%off their next aesthetic service or retail purchase on another day. When you spend $50 in retail you get a goodie bag full of Aveda swag, spend $100 in retail and receive a full 125ml limited edition Aveda Candrima Body Cleanser (value $37)!








Grannan’s Seafood & Grill
1 Market Square

Come for a Buck A Shuck during Shop The Block –  $1 oysters from 3-6pm.


Inspire Collections
1 Market Square, Level 1

For ‘Shop The Block,’ Inspire Collections will be giving a FREE gift with purchase!  Also, scarves $5.00, 60% off Winter clothing and save the tax on new Spring clothing!








Manchester Shoe Salon
1 Market Square, Level 2


Steve Madden spring styles 20% off.
Spring collections 10% off!









New Brunswick Museum
1 Market Square

24 March Saturday 10am-5pmIndulge in Special Offers at the New Brunswick Museum Shop! As part of Uptown Saint John’s first ‘Shop The Block, an epic spring shopping event, join the Museum Shop for a day of shopping splendor! Special exclusive offers in store include: tax free on all sale items! Spend $75 or more and receive a free copy of the Great Canadian Masters Cookbook featuring recipes by top Canadian chefs inspired by paintings from across Canada’s museums and galleries including the New Brunswick Museum. These books are specially autographed for you by Top Chef Canada All Stars contestant Chef Jesse Vergen, whose culinary creation is featured in this book, inspired by New Brunswick artist Marion Elizabeth Jack’s painting Birches and Maples at Rothesay Park on display in the NBM’s NB Art Gallery. Fill your Easter baskets with beautiful products that will please everyone!   



Samuel & Company
1 Market Square

Tax free all day!






Walsh Luggage
1 Market Square

Get set for a Saint John Summer with:

Joules rain boots and jackets – selected styles up to 50% off

Check out the Summer Hat Sale – up to 50% off

Selected Guess purses up to 50% off



Sydney Street



Princess Street


Elwood’s Wood Lab
91 Princess Street


30% or more off all items in the store.


Duke Street


NWH Modelling
35 Duke Street

Lorraine Peters of NWH Modelling is offering Complimentary Mini Style and Body shape assessments. These simple assessments help Women shop for clothing and accessories that are flattering for their body shape, and will encourage Women to leave the ill fitting  items on the shelf. Knowing how to shop for your body type will save you money!