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 happened Friday, December 2nd; the schedule below is for 2022.
(Uptown Sparkles is returning on December 1st, 2023 )

Discover all the fantastic things happening at Uptown Businesses during Uptown Sparkles by clicking the button below!

Uptown Sparkles 2022 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.