Celebrate the beginning of winter Uptown! We activate the Uptown Saint John BIA on the first Friday of December with ice sculptures, music, outdoor firepits, and winter-friendly outdoor activities!
Many Uptown boutiques, shops, restaurants, cafés, businesses, and galleries offer special activities and stay open late.
2022 Uptown Sparkles happens Friday, December 2nd.
Discover all the fantastic things happening at Uptown Businesses during Uptown Sparkles by clicking the button below!
Uptown Sparkles Activities
City Hall Sparkles Kick off 6 pm to 6:20 pm
- Mayor’s Tree Lighting (A City of Saint John event with special guests Saint John Energy celebrating 100 years and counting)
- East Coast Caroling
- Ms Sparkles (Naomi Leslie)
- Twinkle the elf (Magical Memories Princess Parties)
Kings Square powered by Saint John Energy 5 pm to 9 pm
Princess Street 6:30pm to 8pm
- First Nations Story Tellers interpreter (Germain Street corner)
- Ice sculpture – Richard Chiasson (Germain Street corner)
- Stonehammer UNESCO Global Geopark interpreter (Prince Willaim Street Corner)
- Ice sculpture – Richard Chiasson (Prince Willaim Street Corner)
CenterBeam Place (Inside) 5pm to 9pm
- 5pm to 7pm, Live music by Jennifer Power & Richard Kidd
- 7pm to 9pm, Sparkles Swing Dancing with Saint John Swing Dance
Saint John Night Market (a Saint John City Market event) 5pm to 9pm
- Regular Vendors
- Pop-Up Vendors
- Hot Chocolate / Coffee
- Festive music & lighting
City Market 5pm to 9pm
All Around Uptown 6pm to 9pm
- Ice Sculptures – Richard Chiasson
- Ice Sculptures -Swamp Bear Art Joel Palmer
- East Coast Caroling
- Ms Sparkles (Naomi Leslie) (finishes at 8pm)
- Twinkle the elf – Magical Memories Princess Parties (finishes at 8pm)
- Jolly Trolley rides 6pm to 9pm – In front of Service New Brunswick, King Square North
- Sea Belles of Harmony, Inc – 7pm to 8pm Brunswick Square
- Jardine Alley – Festivally lit up all night long!
On-Street parking is FREE after 5 pm, compliments of the Saint John Parking Commission.
Uptown Saint John Inc reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any Uptown Sparkles without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. Uptown Saint John Inc may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by Uptown Saint John Inc, including but not limited to: brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, websites, etc.