Whats Happening & Where







2018 Uptown Sparkles

5-9pm:  Horse Drawn Trolley Rides around King’s Square (Trolley Stop on King’s Square North)

5-9pm:  CenterBeam Holiday Craft Market

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

6pm:  Mayor’s Tree Lighting, Loyalist Plaza

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

6-7pm 97.3 The Wave & Country 94, along with McDonalds – giving away FREE Coffee & Cookies in King’s Square

6-8pm: Instrumental Guitar by McKinley Leonard-Scott in CenterBeam Lobby

6-8pm:  SJHS/St. Malachy’s combined String Ensemble Performing in the Shops of City Hall

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

6-8pm:  St. Malachy’s Choral Ensemble Carolling Throughout the Streets

7-9pm:  The City Market at Night

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


The Saint John Parking Commission  will not issue tickets between 5pm on Friday until 12:01am on Sunday at meters.  See a map of all parking options HERE.

Enjoy Uptown Sparkles!


Big Thank You To Our Fine Sponsors 97.3 The Wave And Country 94




King Street



97.3 The WaveCountry 94.1
58 King Street

Country 94 and 97.3 The Wave will be handing out coffee and cookies during Uptown Sparkles in King’s Square.




The Corn Crib
88 King Street

Stop into the Corn Crib and spin the wheel! Up to 50% off with chances to win lots of great prizes including an essential oil diffuser. Sample some hot chocolate and festive treats throughout the evening.







Freak Lunchbox
18 King Street

Stop into Freak Lunchbox and enjoy your sweet treats Tax Free!

Handworks Gallery
12 King Street


We will be having festive refreshments. Open until 8pm.


20 King Street











Pristine Life
56 King Street




Taste of Egypt
87 King Street

Stop into Taste of Egypt for an art show by Ada Onuora and Gayle Capson starting at 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm, as well live music played by Adrian Thornton starting at 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm




The Urban Shoe Myth
78 King Street

Stop in to the Urban Shoe Myth for champagne and holiday treats!



Vogue Optical
75 King Street

Vogue Optical will be having a designer showcase with $100 off designer eyewear, as well there will be giveaways: cleaner/cloths and coffee and treats will be available.



King Square South

Imperial Theatre
12 King Square S

Imperial Theatre will be have refreshments and Treble Clef singing in the upper lobby from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm




Prince William Street







Java Moose
84 Prince William Street

Stop by for some Roasted Marshmallows and lots of fun pop-ups.  Guests include the SPCA selling Christmas Trees, including small ‘charlie brown’ ones – McPhee’s Bakery selling lots of goodies – and Port City Candy selling their unique treats.


L’Arche Creative Connections
95 Prince William Street

 Be sure to stop into Creative Connections ‘Winter Wonderland’, they will be making Christmas ornaments and giving out hot chocolate and gingerbread men cookies!








Craftology SJ
177 Prince William Street


Scheherazade Books & Music
97 Prince William Street



TUCK Studio
122 Prince William Street

Visit Tuck to see our holiday market of curated gifts for your loved ones. The first 25 purchases will receive a free Umbra Anigram Reindeer ($8 value), and all visitors are welcome to pick up a complimentary candy cane and an entry ballot to win a $100 Umbra gift card!

Uptown Vibes
80 Prince William Street

Uptown Vibes will be having great in store specials, refreshments and customers will receive a ballot for draw with purchase



Wild Flours Sweets and Treats
91 Prince William Street

Stop in for some special “sparkles” mini cupcakes, while supplies last.



Water Street


BunkHaus Hostel
36 Water Street

BunkHaus Grand Opening! BunkHaus has some exciting news and they can’t wait to share it with you! Come celebrate with and enjoy live music, Loyalist City beer on tap, festive drinks, snacks, and hot beverages!







Doyle & Day Design
44 Water Street

Come and enjoy fine chocolates and refreshments and enter our draw for a $75 gift certificate. Peruse local fine art and bags and examine judiciously our hats, scarves and aprons.







Fundy Bay Organics
38 Water Street

Tax free off all regular priced items
50% off select brands
LVX Vegan nail polish, buy one, get one half price (excludes nail polish remover)
All customers receive a ballot to be entered for a $25 gift certificate.


Princess Street



One Princess
1 Princess Street

One Princess home of all things Strong and Free will be offering a Made in Canada gift with purchase, yummy cider and treats until 8:00 pm.










O’Leary’s Pub
46 Princess St

Enjoy some Rum & Eggnog while listening to local musicians, Don LeBlanc & Bill Toner, play Traditional Irish & Folk Music on the Main Bar Stage from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Must be 19+


Catapult Coffee & Studio
116 Princess Street

Stop by for coffee, tea, handmade crafts, and of course, free cookies and Christmas cheer!



Canterbury Street





Buckland Merrifield Gallery
36 Canterbury Street

Creative Collab
Pop-Up Art Exhibit, located at 47 Canterbury Street

From photographers to artists, to craftsmen of custom designed wood furnishings, this is a creatively diverse group! “We have always wanted to get involved and give back to the community ” says Tony Klipin, event organizer, and during their Uptown Sparkles event, 10% of each piece of art sold will be donated to MindCare NB at the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation.

You can also support mental health in your community by purchasing a t-shirt that will showcase their famous slogan “Quit Hiding Your Magic”. $10 of each t-shirt sale will go directly to MindCare at the Saint John Regional Hospital!



Germain Street










Dr. Brown & Associates Optometrists
101 Germain Street

20% off your first pair of glasses and 35% off your second pair!











The Chapman Group
117 Germain Street

Guests can expect cider and munchies, a tour of our a gallery-like office–  good food, music, and a draw for a leadership development profile.









The Feel Good Store
89 Germain Street

Stop in for Christmas treats and holiday tomfoolery! Open until 8pm.



Good Fibrations
90 Germain Street

10% off all Good Fibrations branded merchandise, cookies and hot apple cider will be available.




Heartbreak Boutique
94 Germain Street


Be sure to stop by and view the interactive window display in collaboration with Interaction School of Preforming Arts!












Trinity Anglican Church
Germain Street Entrance










The Yoga Co-Op
82 Germain Street

The Yoga C0-0p will be having their annual T-shirt launch, vendors including Gear Head Art and Maritime Tribal, as well as some treats and drinks, draws, prizes and deals.


Charlotte Street








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

(Inside the City Market)

The Butcher’s Daughter will be open from 7-9 pm for Uptown Sparkles as part of the Market’s “Market by Night”.
I will again be giving 15% of all purchases that evening as a donation to CBC Harbour Lights Campaign, in memory of my brother, Ryan.


Jones Gallery
1 Charlotte Street

Jones Gallery Grand Opening
6 pm till late


Sweet! Boutique
King Square South



Keirsteads Flower Shop
143 Charlotte Street

Stop in to enjoy the magical decor, gift ideas and giveaways!





Union Street



Saint John Tool Library

Third Space

160 Union Street

Third Space Gallery is partnering with the Saint John Tool Library & DIY centre to host an exhibition of small and affordable artworks by our gallery members, just in time for the holidays!

Stop by the Saint John Tool Library the night of Uptown Sparkles, December 7th, from 7pm until 11pm for refreshments courtesy of Enso Beverage Company Inc.!





Grannan Street







Rogue Coffee
36 Grannan Street





Brunswick Square






Brunswick Square
30 King Street


5pm-6pm Sarah Hebert, Zandy Allan, Larissa King, entertainment

6pm-9pm in Centre Court – Visit Santa Claus (bring your own camera)

6pm-7pm  Men of Fundy Chorus

7:30pm-8:30pm  Sea Belles Chorus

Brunswick Square is open until 9pm.  During Uptown Sparkles there will be a ‘Shop Til You Sparkle’ draw for $500  (spend $10 or more to receive a ballot from November 23 – December 7).

Watch for Elves handing out 200 x $10 coupons for Brunswick Square.



Brunswick Square, Level 3

Save the tax and try their free famous cookies!








Big Brothers Big Sisters
Brunswick Square, Level 3

Stop into Big Brothers Big Sisters and play with “snow-dough”!! There will be hot chocolate served as well.




Cricket Cove
Brunswick Square, Level 2



Brunswick Square, Level 2

For Uptown Sparkles, Löle will have:
-Live yoga in the window from 5:30-7:30
-Cookies & coupons
-With purchase, chance to win a $250 gift certificate to Löle Saint John


Paddington Station
Brunswick Square, Level 2

Join Paddington Station in celebrating Uptown Sparkles with Fantasy Faces face-painting by Kadi (5:00 pm – 9:00 pm), treats and special in-store discounts!


Running Room
Brunswick Square, Level 1

Special VIP day, 25% off regular prices footwear, apparel and accessories, and 10% off regular priced electronics, nutrition and previously marked down items.



Saint John Art Club
Brunswick Square, Level 3

Drop in and check out the store while enjoying some warm mulled cider. There is be a 10% discount off any painting that is sold during Uptown Sparkles.


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




Market Square




Market Square
1 Market Square

In-Store specials & giveaways

Live Models


Live entertainment by the St. Mary’s Band

$5 parking between 4:30pm and 6pm courtesy of the Saint John Parking Commission

(Entertainment is free of charge.  Refreshments, specials and giveaways are while quantities last)







Barred Rock Chicken
1 Market Square, Level 1



Element5 Spa
1 Market Square, Level 2

1 Market Square, Level 1

Come in and try 3 different kinds of “Sparkle Special” mini cupcakes



Inspire Collections
1 Market Square, Level 1

Amazing free gift with the purchase of $25 or more, also 20% off on clothing plus many other deals!








Manchester Shoe Salon
1 Market Square, Level 2


Check out their in-store special and be entered for an Uptown Dollars giveaway!







New Brunswick Museum
1 Market Square

As part of Uptown Sparkles, An Old Fashioned Holiday Uptown Open House, join the Museum Shop for an evening of holiday splendor! Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and cookie, and shop new products that will please everyone on your holiday list! Enter to win NBM Holiday Gift Basket featuring beautiful New Brunswick made products and NBM Membership for a year.  5-9pm

Dans le cadre de l’événement Uptown Sparkles, une activité portes ouvertes pour des Fêtes à l’ancienne au centre-ville, la boutique du musée vous accueillera pour une soirée étincelante. Un chocolat chaud et un biscuit pour vous réchauffer. De nouveaux produits plairont à toutes les personnes que vous voulez gâter! Tout achat vous donne une chance de gagner le « Panier-cadeau festif » du MNB qui comprend de beaux produits faits au Nouveau-Brunswick en plus d’un abonnement d’un an au MNB.  17 h à 21 h



Saint John Ale House
1 Market Square

Saint John Ale House will be featuring a candy cane cheesecake and will have Stephen Lewis Live in the pub at 10:00 pm. Admission is free.


Social Bar Steakhouse
1 Market Square

Dine at the Social Bar Steakhouse and enjoy a 3 course dinner for only $35 per person


Toro Taco
1 Market Square




Duke Street


NWH Modelling
35 Duke Street

NWH will have models set up in the store windows of Walsh Luggage and Samuel and Co. in Market Square as live mannequins. As well you can stop in NWH Modelling at 35 Duke St for some hot chocolate and treats.



Carleton Street (the top of Germain)

Stone Church
87 Carleton St

St. John’s (Stone) Church is our city’s oldest continuously used worship space. We welcome visitors at Uptown Sparkles to come and hear original songs by Saint John singer/songwriter Doug Keliher, who will be playing from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. We welcome guests to our Drop-In, have a cup of coffee and chat with other visitors, or just come and hear a short (10 min) presentation on the history and special features of the church, offered every half hour. All welcome!



WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND RESERVATIONS AT OUR UPTOWN RESTAURANTS DURING SPARKLES.  However, if you can’t get in one of the locations you choose, please see our handy Resto/Bar map below… and try another!