Uptown Sparkles

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

Kings Square powered by Saint John Energy 5 pm to 9 pm

Princess Street 6:30pm to 8pm

CenterBeam Place (Inside) 5pm to 9pm

Saint John Night Market (a Saint John City Market event) 5pm to 9pm

  • Regular Vendors
  • Pop-Up Vendors
  • Hot Chocolate / Coffee
  • Festive music & lighting
  • 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!

Parking Details

On-Street parking is FREE after 5 pm, compliments of the Saint John Parking Commission.

Uptown Saint John Sparkles 2022

 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.