FREE Horse-Drawn Trolley Rides – Dec 7, 14, and 21

Add to your holiday experience by a shopping day in our quaint and charming city centre.  There is nothing quite like the seasonal trimmings uptown – the lights, the shop windows and the holiday feel of the city at Christmas.

Uptown Saint John Inc. and the Saint John City Market have partnered to offer FREE Horse Drawn Trolley rides around King’s Square every Saturday in December, leading up to Christmas, between 1-3pm.  The trolley stops on King Square North – so gather the kids, bring your date, or venture out on your own to enjoy a nostalgic ride around the decked out King’s Square.

Weather permitting.

Uptown Weekend Events . December 5-8

Thursday December 5


Uptown Sparkles Festival – Day 1

Enjoy Uptown Sparkles at the Night Time Market (South Market Street).  Celebrate the season with live entertainment, food vendors, hot beverages and special Fire and Ice displays!  5pm-10pm

 

Stop by these businesses for special holiday ‘Sparkles’ celebrations and treats:

Offline Board Game Cafe   98 Prince William Street
Thursday December 5th: 5pm to 10pm – Buy one Get one Free Day Plays

Boutique Zekara   101 Prince William Street
Anyone who makes a purchase during Uptown Sparkles (Thursday, Friday or Saturday) will receive a ballot for a $250 gift card being drawn Saturday evening.

Pomodori Pizzeria   34 Canterbury Street
For Sparkles, we will be featuring our Gelato steamers at half price.

Catapult Coffee and Studio  116 Princess Street
We are open special hours this week for Uptown Sparkles to serve you and your friends & family as best we can! 7am-7pm today.  And as a special treat, we are selling jars of our own in-house Mexican Hot Chocolate mix! Limited quantities.

Big Tide Brewing Co.    47 Princess Street
BigTide Sparkles!  Thursday and Friday, 6pm – 9pm – $10 gift card with every $50 in merchandise purchased.  Complimentary gift wrapping!  Taste testing samples of our signature Irish Red Ale Hot Sauce!

My City Life Furniture & Home Decor – Antiques to Brand New   80 Princess Street
Tax free, count the elves contest, guess correctly and win additional 20% off purchase.  Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday through Sparkles

Manchester Shoe Salon   1 Market Square, Level 2
Our ‘Sparkles Special’ is TAX FREE shopping – Thurs, Fri & Sat

Visitors   145 Union Street
Visitors will be open until 8pm on Thursday evening.

Saint John Tool Library   160 Union Street
Saint John Tool library will have a special sparkles discount with 15% of all membership options and special pricing on class credits which can be given as gift certificates or activated right away! Open till 9 pm on Thursday evening.  The Saint John Tool Library is New Brunswick’s first piece of the sharing economy! 1 membership gives you ownership of over 750 tools that you can borrow for all your DIY Needs! And for less than the price of one tool, how could you go wrong? Stop by for a chance to fill out a ballot and win a 1 year membership before Saturday at 2pm.

Byers Boutique   38 Water Street
Thursday December 5th: open from Noon-10:00 PM 
Tax Free on all regular priced items

Hot drinks and snacks

Jones Gallery   1 Charlotte Street
With any artwork purchase during Uptown Sparkles (Thurs 10-8, Fri 10-10 or Sat 10-5) customers will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a Sarah Jones painting (valued at $2000).   The draw will happen on Saturday at 5 pm.
Gallery hours for Uptown Sparkles are Thursday 10-8, Friday 10-10, and Saturday 10-5.
We will be featuring our Small Works exhibition by gallery artists throughout Uptown Sparkles.

Paddington Station   39 King Street, Brunswick Square, Level 2
Open both nights until 10 -Special Discounts.. Thursday through Saturday. Giveaways Thursday night, Friday night & Saturday Face painting & treats Friday night!

BUT, that’s not everything happening on Thursday night!!…

Crosby’s Gingerbread Trail
Every Day until December 24th

STM Presents Wizard of Oz
7::00 pm at St. Malachy’s Memorial High School

Martini Night
9:00 pm – 2:00 am  Every Thursday is Martini Night at Churchills Bar & Pub

BunkHaus Craft Night: Clay Ornaments
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Bunkhaus Hostel with Cafe + Taproom

NBF/ONF Wall (Bibliocinéma)
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Bibliothèque publique de Saint John Free Public Library

YMCA Trivia Night
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at McGill’s

Sean Lynn on the Front Stage
10:00 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

 


Friday December 6


 

Uptown Sparkles Festival – Day 2

5-9pm:  CentreBeam Holiday Craft Market

5-9pm Horse Drawn Trolley Rides Around King Square

5:30-8:30pm:  East Coast Carollers sharing Holiday Harmonies on the streets of uptown

6pm:  Mayor’s Tree Lighting, Loyalist Plaza

6-7pm:  Harbour View Choral Ensemble in King’s Square

6-7pm: The Wave and Country 94, along with McDonalds will be passing out FREE cookies and coffee in King’s Square

6-8pm:  Holiday Sax Music, Various Streets Uptown

7-9 pm:  City Market is closed in the evening for special viewing of a magical transformation

Watch for the Uptown Sparkles Snow Princess as she spreads glad tidings all evening

Parking is free from 5pm onward

Stop by Trinity Anglican Church on Charlotte Street or Germain Street to enjoy this community event with music, hot chocolate, and cookies.

Harbourview Children’s/Youth Choir Kings Square

5-9pm:  E Fry will be sharing Sparkles treats and holiday cheer on Germain Street, in front of Trinity Church

 

Stop by these businesses for special holiday celebrations and treats:


Instincts salon
   149 Union Street
Instincts Salon will be open this year for Saint John sparkles. We will be offering refreshments throughout the evening , 15% discount on our products, carrying the Redken line with a few favourites from some other brands as well.  We will also have Saint John native, Boyd Maillet, popping up his artwork around the salon for all of you art enthusiasts.  Come join us for a drink, a snack or just come say hello.

L Models  162 Union Street
L Models would like to extend an invitation to the public to visit our new Modelling studio and multi purpose “Vogue” room on December 6th from 5-10 p.m. We will be providing tours of the newly restored 19th century property located at 162 Union St, as well as have Models on hand giving out treats and spreading Holiday cheer!

Visitors   145 Union Street
Visitors will be open until 10 pm on Friday evening when we will be offering hot apple cider and holiday cookies. For entertainment, there will be a DJ spinning records in the shop.

Saint John Tool Library   160 Union Street
Saint John Tool Library open until 9 pm, discounts still available and everyone who stops by will fill out a ballot for a chance to win a one year membership.  Saturday: Open till 4pm. Draw for the free membership will be at 2pm. Chance to fill out a ballot until then.  The Saint John Tool Library is New Brunswick’s first piece of the sharing economy! 1 membership gives you ownership of over 750 tools that you can borrow for all your DIY Needs! And for less than the price of one tool, how could you go wrong? Stop by for a chance to fill out a ballot and win a 1 year membership before Saturday at 2pm.

Jones Gallery   1 Charlotte Street
With any artwork purchase during Uptown Sparkles (Thurs 10-8, Fri 10-10 or Sat 10-5) customers will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a Sarah Jones painting (valued at $2000).   The draw will happen on Saturday at 5 pm.
Gallery hours for Uptown Sparkles are Thursday 10-8, Friday 10-10, and Saturday 10-5.
We will be featuring our Small Works exhibition by gallery artists throughout Uptown Sparkles.
Small Works Party – Friday, December 6, 5-10 PM .  Featuring new small works by gallery artists, including Mike Gough, Heather Millar, Jared Peters, Kristina Søbstad, Lorne Power, Sarah Jones, Dan Xu, and Emilie Grace Lavoie. Refreshments provided.

The Butcher’s Daughter   47 Charlotte Street (in the City Market)
On this evening I will be donating 10% of all sales to Harbour Lights.  Market is open from 7-9pm.

East Coast Bistro   60 Prince William Street
Stay tuned for a very special holiday menu!

Java Moose   84 Prince William Street
Come see our Sidewalk Christmas Tree Lot (all proceeds to the SPCA).  Also, Roasted marshmallows, McPhee’s Cookies and Cookie Packages!

Wild Flours Sweets and Treats   91 Prince William Street
We will be offering mini snowflake cookies during sparkles. $5 per package.  We will be staying open late on the Friday night untill 9pm and the Saturday 9-4 pm

L’Arche   95 Prince William Street
L’Arche Creative Connections “Come warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and chocolate gingerbread men at Creative Connections! Join us for our family friendly Christmas art activity and take a peek at our beautiful art and Christmas cards done by adults with intellectual disabilities. open Friday, December 6th, 5-10 pm!

Offline Board Game Cafe    98 Prince William Street
5PM-10PM – Stay tuned for a special Sparkles celebration!  Free Popcorn Outside.

Boutique Zekara   101 Prince William Street
Join us for 20% off your purchase along with snacks and light drinks. Open until 8 PM.  Anyone who makes a purchase during Uptown Sparkles (Thursday, Friday or Saturday) will receive a ballot for a $250 gift card being drawn Saturday evening.

TUCK Studio    122 Prince William Street
Join us at Tuck to view (and shop!) our holiday market of curated gifts for your loved ones. The first 25 purchases will receive a free Umbra Anigram Reindeer ($9 value), and all visitors are welcome to fill out a ballot for a chance to win a $50 Tuck gift card. Open until 8pm

The Art Warehouse SJ    120 Prince William Street
The Art Warehouse will offer a sneak peek of the new cafe and art studio on Friday night!  Grand opening will take place later in December.  A pop-up exhibition will be held in the space organized by The Creative Collab (‘Quit Hiding Your Magic’).  Light refreshments and wine will be served!  Open from 5pm-9pm.

Craftology   177 Prince William Street
Craftology is offering our famous hot toffee apple cider and goodies to eat, door prizes and this year we are having a big winter sale, and we are doing Sparkles Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday!

Pomodori Pizzeria   34 Canterbury Street
For Sparkles, we will be featuring our Gelato steamers at half price.

Buckland Merrifield Gallery   36 Canterbury Street
BMG is pleased to have our annual trunk show with Art Jewel Designs. Come on in during Uptown Sparkles and see Sandra and Trudy. They will be introducing beautiful new designs made specifically for Sparkles . Lots of gorgeous jewellery will be ready for BMG shoppers to enjoy during the Christmas Season.  5-9pm

Catapult Coffee and Studio  116 Princess Street
We are open special hours this week for Uptown Sparkles to serve you and your friends & family as best we can! Open noon-10pm! **Note: we will be closed on Friday until noon..  And as a special treat, we are selling jars of our own in-house Mexican Hot Chocolate mix! Limited quantities.

Refresh Wellness    91 Princess Street
We are offering 15% off all of our retail on Friday and Saturday. We are also offering refreshments and live acoustic guitar on Friday evening.

My City Life Furniture & Home Decor – Antiques to Brand New   80 Princess Street
Tax free, count the elves contest, guess correctly and win additional 20% off purchase.  Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday through Sparkles

Big Tide Brewing Co.    47 Princess Street
BigTide Sparkles!  Thursday and Friday, 6pm – 9pm – $10 gift card with every $50 in merchandise purchased.  Complimentary gift wrapping!  Taste testing samples of our signature Irish Red Ale Hot Sauce!

Byers Boutique   38 Water Street
December 6th: open from 11:00 AM- 9:00 PM

Build your own gift set with special discounts
Hot drinks and snack

The Feel Good Store  89 Germain Street
Join the fun and usual tomfoolery until 8pm!

Good Fibrations    90 Germain Street
Good Fibrations will offer freshly baked cookies, mulled cider and 10% off select hand dyed yarn.

Italian By Night      97 Germain Street
IbN is open as a regular night and we will have feature cocktails that we will build especially for Uptown Sparkles!

Dr. Brown and Associates   101 Germain Street
Open 8am-8pm.  Stop in for discounts of 20% on the first pair of glasses and 35% on the second.  Also, the full collection of Rayban’s will be available.  Cider and cookies too!

Rogue Coffee     36 Grannan Street
Rogue will stay open until 11pm and we will be having the fire pit out with Holiday drinks and our Christmas techno music keeping the Alley pumping!

Friday night we will stay open late until 11pm.

In Pursuit Mobile Boutique Pop-Up   38 Grannan Street
Open 5-9pm for your shopping pleasure!

Irving Oil Building   10 King Square South
This year Irving Oil will be setting up outside our new home office building on Dec 6 from 6pm – 8pm and giving away hot chocolate and cake from our Big Stop.

Imperial Theatre   12 King Square South
Treble Clef will be performing for Uptown Sparkles in the upper Lobby,  5:30 to 6:30 – we will also have snacks available from 5-6:30.

Corn Crib    88 King Street
For Sparkles we will be having a buy one get one half price sale.  50% discount will be applied to item of equal or lesser value.  We will also have some snacks and hot drinks available for customers while they shop.- Friday night. We will be having a sale on select items on Saturday but the Buy 1 Get 1 50% is for Friday. (sale doesn’t include bulk items)

The Urban Shoe Myth   78 King Street
We will be open until 10pm.  Stop in for a festive time, serving champagne and treats!

Taste of Egypt  87 King Street
Stop by Taste of Egypt during Uptown Sparkles and enjoy music by Mary Beth Marks from 6pm-8pm, as well as Artist Dan Leek showing his work from 5:30pm – 8:30pm.  Reservations are recommended.

Lordon    20 King Street
Join us for drinks and festive treats. The first 25 purchases will receive a coupon for $25 off their next purchase! We’ll be open until 10pm.

Handworks Gallery  12 King Street
Fabiola Martinez will be showcasing a new collection of works that feature the lights (and darks!) of Uptown Saint John. She will be at the gallery from 5-8pm on Friday night.

Brunswick Square

Brunswick Square Centre Court . Friday Dec 6
12:15-1:15- SJHS Choir Ensemble
6 to 9 -Santa Claus – Centre Court – Bring your own Camera
5pm – 6pm Uptown Sparkles  Sarah Hebert accompanied by Zandy Allan
6pm – 7pm Men of Fundy -Chorus
7:00 – 8:00 pm Sea Belles Chorus
8:00 – 9:00 pm Urban Dance

Samuel-de-Champlain’s Grade 8 entrepreneurship programme, les Entreprises PEVOM, makes its Uptown Sparkles debut, with a selection of hand-crafted holiday treats and decorations, on the second floor of Brunswick Square (in the former Source storefront). Come support this worthwhile project, Friday evening only!

Paddington Station    39 King Street, 2nd level of Brunswick Square
Open until 10pm.   Special Discounts.. Thursday through SaturdayGiveaways Thursday night, Friday night & Saturday Face painting & treats Friday night.

Decor8 Finishing Touches   39 King Street, 1st level of Brunswick Square
Tax free night and will also have a gift with purchase for the first 100 customers.  A Gourmet Dip  and Cider tasting will also be available at the entrance to Decor8.  We will continue the tax free event on Saturday.

Big Brothers Big Sisters   39 King Street, 3rd level of Brunswick Square
We will be doing a children Christmas craft and treats at our office

Baubles   39 King Street, 2nd Level of Brunswick Square
For Uptown Sparkles Baubles will be Tax Free and we will also be handing out our famous Baubles Cookies (an Uptown Christmas tradition for 26 years).

Market Square

Market Square Atrium
Join us at Market Square for holiday cheer, entertainment, treats and gift certificate giveaways.

Bring a date, get some friends together, or treat your family to this charming uptown tradition.  All activities are FREE.
Market Square’s unique boutiques and restaurants welcome shoppers with festive specials for all.
Special performance by Mike Biggar!

Manchester Shoe Salon   1 Market Square, Level 2
Our ‘Sparkles Special’ is TAX FREE shopping – Thurs, Fri & Sat

Element5 Spa & Salon    1 Market Square, Level 2
Uptown Sparkles on Dec 6th E5 will have sweets and cider for shoppers, as well as mini spa services and discounts on retail purchases (anywhere from 5%off – 50%off!!).

The New Brunswick Museum Boutique    1 Market Square, Atrium Level
Join the NBM in celebrating Uptown Sparkles 2019. Friday the Boutique will be open until 9pm and Saturday 10am- 5pm. Enjoy TAX FREE savings all weekend! Friday warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and cookie. Shop new, locally made products that will please everyone on your holiday list! Enter for your chance to win our NBM Holiday Gift Basket featuring beautiful New Brunswick made products and an NBM Family Members

Chipman Hill Suites    71 Sydney Street
5-9pm  Celebrate the Christmas Season with a tour of a Victoria Mansion 71 Sydney Street.  Hot Cider & Christmas cookies will be served.

Third Space Galleries   89 Canterbury Street, Suite 300
Join us in celebrating the holidays and our new office and exhibition space! We will be hosting a show and sale of artwork by Third Space Gallery members—a great opportunity to see what they’re working on or pick up a one of a kind gift.
Cash and credit cards accepted for the sale of artwork. All proceeds go toward the artists and future Third Space programming.
Refreshments will be served! Beer and wine available with suggested cash donation.    5-9Pm

BUT, there is STILL more!!…

Crosby’s Gingerbread Trail
Every Day until December 24th

Hemmings House Cheer & Chat
11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Hemmings House Pictures (133 Prince William Street)

A Kylie Fox Christmas
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm at the Saint John Arts Centre

STM Presents Wizard of Oz
7::00 pm at St. Malachy’s Memorial High School

The Nutcracker by Gala Ballet Productions
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Imperial Theatre

Adam Baldwin, featuring The Backstays
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm at The Public House

Jimmy Flynn’s Musical Comedy Show
8:00 pm at Punch Lines Comedy Club

Christmas Small Works Show
10:30 pm – 7:00 pm at Trinity Galleries

Five Festive Fridays
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Market Square

Front Stage Sessions
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

Radio Factory, Live on the Main Stage
10:30 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

Front Stage Sessions
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

Live Friday Night Entertainment
7:00 pm at Grannan’s Seafood & Grill

Friday Night Live with DJ Travdad
11:00 pm – 2:00 am at McGill’s

Friday Night Dance Party
10:00 pm – 2:00 am at Callie’s Pub


Saturday December 7


Uptown Sparkles Festival – Day 3

Saturday, Dec 7th new this year – Retailers to promote a 500.00 Uptown Dollar Holiday Giveaway 

 Uptown Saint John will be giving away swag at our office (17 Canterbury Street) at 11am similar to our Shop the Block event; however, Uptown Saint John is providing  the goodies, while quantities last.  Saturday (Dec 7th) we will be providing some free swag very much like our springtime Shop the Block. We will be handing out fun swag and our advantage cards beginning at 11am, while quantities last.

Also – with purchases at uptown retail businesses on this day, you will receive a ballot for a chance to win $500 in Uptown Dollars!  This is for Saturday only.  Get as many ballots as you can and deposit in the ballot bins in either Market Square or Brunswick Square.  This is sponsored by Uptown Saint John, 97.3 The Wave and Country 94.  Winner will be announced on December 9th on 97.3 The Wave at 10am.

Free Horse-Drawn Trolley Rides, 1-3pm

Stop by these businesses for special holiday celebrations and treats:

Wild Flours Sweets and Treats   91 Prince William Street
We will be offering mini snowflake cookies during sparkles. $5 per package.  We will be staying open late on the Friday night until 9pm and the Saturday 9-4 pm

Offline Board Game Cafe    98 Prince William Street
Saturday December 7th: Ballot Raffle for $500 Uptown Dollars.  Also Sat: Craft Vendors inside the cafe.

Pomodori Pizzeria   34 Canterbury Street
For Sparkles, we will be featuring our Gelato steamers at half price.

Catapult Coffee and Studio  116 Princess Street
We are open special hours this week for Uptown Sparkles to serve you and your friends & family as best we can! Open 9am-5pm today.  And as a special treat, we are selling jars of our own in-house Mexican Hot Chocolate mix! Limited quantities.

Refresh Wellness    91 Princess Street
We are offering 15% off all of our retail.

Big Tide Brewing Co.    47 Princess Street
Get your shopping fuel here!  Complimentary 6oz craft beer with every brunch purchase of $10 or more!  11am – 2pm.

My City Life Furniture & Home Decor – Antiques to Brand New   80 Princess Street
Tax free, count the elves contest, guess correctly and win additional 20% off purchase.  Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday through Sparkles

Byers Boutique   38 Water Street
7th: open from Noon- 5:00 PM
Buy 1 get one 50% on all regular priced items of equal or lesser value.

Brunswick Square Centre Court  .  Saturday 7th
1pm-2pm  Kevin Langford
2pm-3pm  Jennifer Power Scott & Scott Brownlee
1:00 – 3:00  Santa Claus – Centre Court – Bring your own Camera

Sunday, December 8th
1pm-2pm Shawn White
12pm-3pm Santa Claus – Centre Court – Bring your own Camera

Paddington Station   39 King Street, Brunswick Square, Level 2
Open both nights until 10 -Special Discounts.. Thursday through Saturday. Giveaways Thursday night, Friday night & Saturday Face painting & treats Friday night

Decor8 Finishing Touches   39 King Street, 1st level of Brunswick Square
We will continue with our tax free event on Saturday.

Manchester Shoe Salon   1 Market Square, Level 2
Our ‘Sparkles Special’ is TAX FREE shopping – Thurs, Fri & Sat

The New Brunswick Museum Boutique    1 Market Square, Atrium Level
Drop by and sample the newest addition to the Boutique – Wabanaki Maple from Tobique First Nation. Try maple syrup that has been aged in Bourbon, Whiskey or Oak barrels – smooth and delicious! A fantastic gift idea.

Corn Crib    88 King Street
For Sparkles we will be having a buy one get one half price sale.  50% discount will be applied to item of equal or lesser value.  We will also have some snacks and hot drinks available for customers while they shop.- Friday night. We will be having a sale on select items on Saturday but the Buy 1 Get 1 50% is for Friday. (sale doesn’t include bulk items)

Taste of Egypt  87 King Street
Stop by Taste of Egypt during Uptown Sparkles and enjoy music by Frank James, as well as Artist Dan Leek showing his work from 5:30pm – 8:30pm.  Reservations are recommended.

Jones Gallery   1 Charlotte Street
With any artwork purchase during Uptown Sparkles (Thurs 10-8, Fri 10-10 or Sat 10-5) customers will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a Sarah Jones painting (valued at $2000).   The draw will happen on Saturday at 5 pm.
Gallery hours for Uptown Sparkles are Thursday 10-8, Friday 10-10, and Saturday 10-5.
We will be featuring our Small Works exhibition by gallery artists throughout Uptown Sparkles.

Dave Shoots, Bookseller  40 Coburg Street
Come and have a “Serene Saturday” with us!  Meet Ginger the Gingerbread Cat!  Enjoy brownies/fruit in a relaxed environment while you browse our thousands of old books!  “Book Bucks” available for those folks on your list who would rather choose their own gifts.

Boutique Zekara   101 Prince William Street
First 10 people through the door get a $50 gift card and the next 10 people get a $30 gift card. Gift cards are valid for the next day and expire February 1st.  Anyone who makes a purchase during Uptown Sparkles (Thursday, Friday or Saturday) will receive a ballot for a $250 gift card being drawn Saturday evening.

Craftology   177 Prince William Street
Craftology is offering our famous hot toffee apple cider and goodies to eat, door prizes and this year we are having a big winter sale, and we are doing Sparkles Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday!

Saint John High School    200 Prince William Street
22nd Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday from 9 to 1

BUT – even more, folks!!..

WW2 Radio Christmas, presented by InterAction School of Performing Arts
1:00 PM – 3:00 pm at the Sanctuary Theatre

WW2 Radio Christmas, presented by InterAction School of Performing Arts
7:30 PM – 9:30 pm at the Sanctuary Theatre

STM Presents Wizard of Oz
7::00 pm at St. Malachy’s Memorial High School

Grand Theft Bus LIVE Album Release
10:00 pm – 1:00 am at Peppers Pub

Ian MacDonald
8:30 pm – 10:30 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

Miami House Vibes with DJ Host, Mike RedBlue
10:00 pm at Taco Pica

The Nutcracker by Gala Ballet Productions
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Imperial Theatre

Wes Harris B-Day, Annual Christmas Pot Luck and Open Mic Jam
8:00 pm – 3:00 am at The Panic Room

Radio Factory, Live on the Main Stage
10:30 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

Saturday Morning Retro Cartoons
10:00 am – 12:00 pm at BunkHaus Hostel with Cafe + Taproom

Radio Factory, Live on the Main Stage
10:30 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

Christmas Small Works Show
10:30 pm – 4:00 pm at Trinity Galleries

Live at the Matinee
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

Crosby’s Gingerbread Trail
Every Day until December 24th

Saturdays with DJ Del & Friends
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Callie’s Pub


Sunday December 8


The Best of Holiday Cheer
4:00 pm at Hopscotch Whisky Bar

The Best of Holiday Cheer
6:00 pm at Hopscotch Whisky Bar

Speakeasy Sundays
9:00 pm – 2:00 am at Five and Dime

Crosby’s Gingerbread Trail
Every Day until December 24th

Love Actually (Bibloicinéma)
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Bibliothèque publique de Saint John Free Public Library

Jane Austen Book Club – Sense and Sensibility
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Bibliothèque publique de Saint John Free Public Library

XXX Tony Lee x R-Rated Hypnotist
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm at The Public House

Uptown Weekend Events, November 29 – December 1

Friday November 29


Black Friday – One Hour FREE Parking uptown today, compliments of Uptown Saint John Inc.
when using your HotSpot App.

Crosby’s Gingerbread Trail
Every Day until December 24th

Art Battle Saint John
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm at the Sanctuary Theatre

Craft NB Christmas Festival
3:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Marco Polo Cruise Terminal

Retro Ski Party
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Bunkhaus Hostel with Cafe + Tap Room

Jersey Boys
8:00 pm at TD Station

Black Friday Wish List Event
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Heartbreak Boutique

Reprobate Road: A Hard Times Movie WORLD Premiere
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the BMO Studio Theatre

Christmas Small Works Show
10:30 pm – 7:00 pm at Trinity Galleries

Five Festive Fridays
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Market Square

Front Stage Sessions
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

Twenty Fingers, Live on the Main Stage
10:30 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

Live Friday Night Entertainment, featuring Bill Brayley
7:00 pm at Grannan’s Seafood & Grill

John Wing Live Comedy
8:00 pm at Punch Lines Comedy Club

Friday Night Live with DJ Travdad
11:00 pm – 2:00 am at McGill’s

Friday Night Dance Party
10:00 pm – 2:00 am at Callie’s Pub

 

Saturday November 30, 2019


Craft NB Christmas Festival
10:00 am – 6:00 pm at Marco Polo Cruise Terminal

Uptown Jazz Ball
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at The Public House

Saturday Morning Retro Cartoons
10:00 am – 12:00 pm at BunkHaus Hostel with Cafe + Taproom

Retro Ski Party
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Bunkhaus Hostel with Cafe + Tap Room

Saint John Sea Dogs vs Shawinigan
7:00 pm at TD Station

Twenty Fingers, Live on the Main Stage
10:30 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

Christmas Small Works Show
10:30 pm – 4:00 pm at Trinity Galleries

Live at the Matinee
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

Jason Ogden – Live at the BMO Music Series
8:00 pm at the BMO Studio Theatre

Crosby’s Gingerbread Trail
Every Day until December 24th

Community Skate
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm at TD Station

John Wing Live Comedy
8:00 pm at Punch Lines Comedy Club

Saturdays with DJ Del & Friends
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Callie’s Pub

 

Sunday December 1, 2019


Discovering New Worlds with the Saint John String Quartet
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm at the Saint John Arts Centre

Craft NB Christmas Festival
11:00 am – 4:00 pm at Marco Polo Cruise Terminal

Saint John Sea Dogs vs Blainville-Boisbriand
3:00 pm at TD Station (Harbour Station)

Saint John String Quartet
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the Five and Dime

Houses in the Fog Book Launch
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Kent Theatre

Speakeasy Sundays
9:00 pm – 2:00 am at Five and Dime

Crosby’s Gingerbread Trail
Every Day until December 24th

 

Saint John Energy and Uptown Saint John Inc. – A Partnership to Create Uptown Holiday Lighting

Press Release
November 25, 2019

 

 

Saint John Energy and Uptown Saint John Inc. a partnership to create Uptown Holiday Lighting

“City sidewalks, busy sidewalks…. dressed in holiday style in the air there’s a feeling of Christmas”

 

Uptown is certainly dressed in holiday style and one might say the magic happens overnight.  Actually, it does. The beautiful, sparkling holiday lighting is due to the very appreciated efforts of Saint John Energy.  “The blue and white snowflakes are a joint project with some investment coming from both organizations,” says Nancy Tissington, Executive Director of Uptown Saint John Inc.

 

SJ Energy provides all of the installation for the uptown seasonal lighting and have been housing and managing the holiday lights infrastructure for the past number of years. “The excitement is in the air and we are thrilled to provide this to the community every year,” says Jessica DeLong, SJ Energy – Manager, Stakeholder Relations.

 

This year, USJI has started investing in Phase I of a new ‘tree wrapping’ initiative.  These brilliantly lit trees will remain shining throughout the year. The future phases will see expansion to other trees on King Street and Prince William Street.  Also, new this year – a glowing family of carollers installed on the 2nd level of the historic bandstand in King’s Square.  It truly is the most magical time of the year in Uptown Saint John, with all of the sparkling lights lending a memorable ambiance to this most festive and joyous season.

 

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Contact Jessica Delong – jessica.delong@sjenergy.com


Contact Nancy Tissington – nancy@uptownsj.com

 

 

Chop Chop Restaurants present cheque to Lunch Connection

On Friday, November 22, the restaurants who participated in Chop Chop Fall 2019 presented a cheque for $5,532 to Lunch Connection.

$1 from EVERY Chop Chop dish sold during Chop Chop Restaurant Week is accounted for and given directly to this cause.  The Lunch Connection provides free hot lunch programs that serve deserving children and youth of Saint John.

THANK YOU to all how ate out during Chop Chop Fall and to the restaurants for their generosity towards this wonderful community cause.

Pictured in photo:
Amy Barrett-Kay, Event Sponsor, Picaroon’s
Erin Hodge, Representing Lunch Connection
Brian Earle, Representing Lunch Connection
Mark Slader, Representing Lundh Connection
Scott Crowell, President of Uptown Saint John Inc.

Weekend Events, November 22-24

Friday November 22


 

A Christmas Carol, presented by the Saint John Theatre Company
7:30 pm at the Imperial Theatre

Saint John Sea Dogs vs Chicoutimi
7:00 pm at TD Station (Harbour Station)

Holiday Craft Sale
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm at Rogue Coffee

Soirée – (E) SPACE at the NBM / au MNB
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the New Brunswick Museum

Christmas Small Works Show
10:30 pm – 7:00 pm at Trinity Galleries

Five Festive Fridays
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Market Square

Front Stage Sessions
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

Shameless, Live on the Main Stage
10:30 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

Live Friday Night Entertainment, featuring Austin Eatman
7:00 pm at Grannan’s Seafood & Grill

Intro Lesson and Social Dance, hosted by Saint John Swing Dance
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at InterAction School of Performing Arts

Friday Night Live with DJ Travdad
11:00 pm – 2:00 am at McGill’s

Friday Night Dance Party
10:00 pm – 2:00 am at Callie’s Pub

 

Saturday November 23, 2019


 

A Christmas Carol, presented by the Saint John Theatre Company
2:00 pm at the Imperial Theatre

A Christmas Carol, presented by the Saint John Theatre Company
7:30 pm at the Imperial Theatre

Stars and the Moon – An Evening of Music
7:30 pm – 9pm at Stone Church (87 Carleton Street)

Salsa and Merengue Night
8:30pm – 12:00am at Taco Pica

Christmas Small Works Show
10:30 pm – 4:00 pm at Trinity Galleries

Live at the Matinee
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

Saturday Morning Retro Cartoons
10:00 am – 12:00 pm at BunkHaus Hostel with Cafe + Taproom

Story + Party, True Dating Stories
7:00 pm at Kent Theatre

Saturdays with DJ Del & Friends
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Callie’s Pub

No Jokes Barred
8:00 pm – 10:30 pm at McGill’s

The Hunting Ground 2019
10:00 pm – 1:00 am at The Panic Room, 96 Germain Street

 

Sunday November 24, 2019


 

Saint John Sea Dogs vs Acadie-Bathurst
3:00 pm at TD Station (Harbour Station)

Speakeasy Sundays
9:00 pm – 2:00 am at Five and Dime

 

 

 

Crosby’s Gingerbread Trail 2019

Crosby’s Gingerbread Trail has become a very special holiday tradition uptown.  From November 25 to December 24, 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.

See the 2019 Gingerbread Creations here:

Pomodori Pizza .  34 Canterbury Street
Peace of Mind Management .  107 Charlotte Street
Heroes’ Beacon Comics .  25 Charlotte Street
Bubbles & Balms – Saint John City Market
Corn Crib Natural Foods . 88 King Street
Vogue Optical . 75 King Street
Partners Global .  70-72 Prince William Street
InteliSys . 75 Prince William Street
Wild Flours Sweets & Treats .  91 Prince William Street
Scheherazade Books & Music .  97 Prince William Street
Creative Connections .  95 Prince William Street
Hope Grant Ltd .  127 Prince William Street
Cobalt Art Gallery .  111 Prince William Street
Lawtons .  39 King Street, Brunswick Square, Level 1
Saint John Art Club .  Brunswick Square, 2nd Level
Big Brothers, Big Sisters .  Brunswick Square Level 3 (across from Print 3)
Brunswick Square Dental .  Brunswick Square Level 3
Church Street Steakhouse .  10 Grannan Street, 2nd Floor
Chapman Group .  117 Germain Street
Mahogany Manor B&B .  220 Germain Street
Byers Boutique . 38 Water Street
Fundy Engineering .  71 Wellington Row
Angus Miller .  Market Square
Barred Rock Chicken .  Market Square
Crosby’s Molasses .  Market Square Atrium
Grannan’s Seafood & Grill .  Market Square
Hilton Hotel
Inspire Collections .  Market Square
Lemongrass Thai Fare .  Market Square
Manchester Shoe Salon .  Market Square, Level 2
McGill’s .  Market Square
NB Museum .  Market Square
Saint John Ale House .  Market Square
Saint John Free Public Library . Market Square
Samuel & Co.   Market Square, Atrium Level
Tim Horton’s .  Market Square
Taco Toro .  Market Square
Walsh Luggage .  Market Square

Uptown Weekend Events, November 15 – 17

Friday November 15, 2019

 

Garret Mason, Live
9:00 pm – 12:00 am at The Public House

Rhoda’s Christmas Festival
12:00 pm – 9:00 pm at TD Station (Harbour Station)

Christmas Small Works Show
10:30 pm – 7:00 pm at Trinity Galleries

Five Festive Fridays
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Market Square

HWY XING Exhibit Opening – New Work By Jack Bishop
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Buckland Merrifield Gallery

Front Stage Sessions
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

Twenty Fingers, Live on the Main Stage
10:30 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

Live Friday Night Entertainment, featuring Don’t Tell Roy
7:00 pm at Grannan’s Seafood & Grill

Internal Night, Kill Chicago, and Kylie Fox 
10:00pm – 2:00am at Callie’s Pub

 

 

Saturday November 16, 2019

Pre-Parade Party at Market Square
1:00 pm at Market Square

Saint John Santa Claus Parade
6:00 pm – aprox 8:00 pm, general uptown area.  Please follow the link above for route details.

The Fabulously Rich – Tragically Hip Tribute
7:00 pm at The Public House

Jeremy Dutcher with Symphony New Brunswick
7:30 pm at the Imperial Theatre

Rhoda’s Christmas Festival
10:00 am – 6:00 pm at TD Station (Harbour Station)

Christmas Small Works Show
10:30 pm – 4:00 pm at Trinity Galleries

Live at the Matinee
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at O’Leary’s Pub

Saturday Morning Retro Cartoons
10:00 am – 12:00 pm at BunkHaus Hostel with Cafe + Taproom

DJW – Live DJ
10:00 pm – 1:00 am at the Five and Dime

Saturdays with DJ Del & Friends
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Callie’s Pub

Dinner Music by Pegasus
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Taco Pica

 

 

Sunday November 17, 2019

Rhoda’s Christmas Festival
10:00 am – 4:00 pm at TD Station (Harbour Station)

Book Reading – The Ghost Keeper
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at The Saint John Jewish Historical Museum

Sunday Laughter Dark November Edition
8:30 pm – 10:30 pm at McGill’s

3rd Annual Fashion Feeds (The Cure)
11:00 am – 9:00 pm at L Models Personal Development Academy

 

 

Seeking Vendors during Uptown Sparkles!

Uptown Saint John is currently still accepting applications to book a table for the Uptown Sparkles Market at Night and the CentreBeam Craft Market (Dec 5,6).  Join us by adding your own special touch to this wonderful uptown holiday event!

If you are interested and have some holiday goods to share, please return this Sparkles Market Application Form to the USJI office at 17 Canterbury Street or contact admin@uptownsj.com.

thank you!