Celebrate the Season in Saint John & the Towns by the Bay

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and there is plenty to explore to fill your spirit with holiday cheer.

From tree lightings to craft markets, theatre performances to choral sing-alongs and all the festivities in between, let our region charm you this festive season. There really is 'snow' place like Saint John & the Towns by the Bay for the holidays! ❄🎄

'Sleigh' Your Holiday Shopping List

This holiday season, embrace the spirit of giving by shopping throughout Saint John & the Towns by the Bay. With unique offerings and seasonal promotions, you'll discover the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. And by shopping locally, you're not only finding thoughtful presents but also supporting the vibrant heart of our communities. Find a full list of our retailers here.


Looking for a special shopping experience? Take in the festive charm of the holiday markets throughout Saint John & the Towns by the Bay! Our local artisans, bakers, and crafters come together to offer a diverse selection of seasonal treasures. These markets exude cozy, welcoming vibes - indulge in freshly baked goods, browse beautifully hand-crafted gifts, and enjoy the company of your loved ones along the way. From traditional holiday markets to community fundraisers or ones with a cultural twist, join us in celebrating the spirit of the season.


Click Here for a List of Upcoming Markets

'Tree'- mendous Entertainment

From joyful productions to entertaining musical performances that fill your heart with the sweet sounds of the season, the holiday festivities in Saint John & the Towns by the Bay are truly enchanting. Kick back and relax, and let our festive entertainment usher you in to the holiday spirit. The fun continues all November and December long to make sure your season is merry and bright.


Holiday Entertainment

Locals 'Snow' Best

Discover the heartwarming traditions and beloved local holiday activities that make Saint John & the Towns by the Bay a winter wonderland like no other. Our communities knows best when it comes to celebrating the season, and we invite you to join us in embracing the magic of our cherished traditions. From enchanting tree lightings that illuminate the night with a warm, magical glow to delightful gatherings that bring together people of all ages, our locals hold the key to festive joy. Let our residents be your 'yuletide guides' to an unforgettable holiday experience, and join us for some of our favourite festivities.


Local Favourites

Land acknowledgement

The Saint John Region is situated on the traditional and unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’Kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati Nations. This territory is covered by Peace and Friendship Treaties signed with the British Crown in the 1700s. The treaties did not surrender the territory and resources, but recognized Wolastoqiyik, Mi’Kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati title, and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

Envision Saint John: The Regional Growth Agency pays respect to the elders, past and present, and descendants of this land, and is committed to moving forward in the spirit of truth, collaboration, and reconciliation.