Tree-mendous Holiday Entertainment 🎄

November 06, 2023

There's a special kind of magic that descends upon Saint John & the Towns by the Bay during the holiday season. From joyful productions to entertaining musical performances, our region comes alive, making your days merry and bright! Get ready to unwrap the holiday magic with enchanting holiday entertainment that promises to make this the happiest season of all. ✨

November 9th | Experience winter wonderland fun at the Cirque Musica Holiday Wonderland! This all-new musical journey will transport you to a magical land far away for a fun-filled, unforgettable holiday-themed show experience. Be dazzled by the acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks, and holiday cheer. Be sure to get your tickets in advance!


November 17th | The Crash Test Dummies bring their never-before-toured holiday release to Saint John this November! Join them for their Jingle All the Way Tour for delightful holiday fun. Get your tickets in advance!


November 22nd - 26th | Don't be a cotton-headed ninny muggins - get your tickets now for Elf the Musical, presented by the Saint John Theatre Company! Follow Buddy, a young orphan who is mistakenly taken to the North Pole and embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Enjoy the heartfelt songs vibrant costumes, and non-stop laughter as Buddy learns the true meaning of Christmas.


November 26th | All is calm, all is bright at Silent Night: A Candlelight Concert, featuring new age arrangements of traditional carols. Enjoy an afternoon of relaxing music and entertainment.

December 2nd, 9th, 14th, 16th | You'll be laughing all the way at Once Upon A Silent Night, a dinner and show at The Phoenix. A team of thieves have staked out the perfect Christmas robbery. However, it becomes apparent that their well-devised plan has taken on a life of its own when these 'bumbling wanna-be robbers' host a delightful Christmas gathering for anyone needing a little Christmas cheer. Get your tickets now!


December 3rd | All is calm; all is bright at Silent Night: A Candlelight Concert, featuring new-age arrangements of traditional carols. Enjoy an afternoon of relaxing music and entertainment.


December 3rd, 17th, 22nd | Learn about giving help to others at The Sole of Christmas, a play based on The Elves and the Shoemaker tale. Fun for the whole family to take part in this holiday season!


December 4th | Have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas at the Imperial Theatre's retro film showing of National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (1989).


December 5th - 9th | Experience A Christmas Carol like never before with this spine-tingling one-man adaptation! Join Ebenezer Scrooge and other characters on a supernatural journey through the past, present, and future! Presented by The Book of Darkness & Light (London, UK). Don't miss out - get your tickets now!


December 8th - 10th | Galla Ballet presents The Nutcracker, the classic holiday story by E.T.A. Hoffman, set to music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Once again, The Nutcracker will deliver the magic of the season in this annual holiday tradition for the whole family. Local dancers share the stage with guest principal artists from some of Canada's most renowned professional ballet companies.


December 8th | Vive le vent, vive le vent, vive le vent d'hiver! 🎶 If you're looking for an Acadian Christmas experience, check out Noël Country with Laurie LeBlanc. This show will take you on a journey through the musical and festive world of Acadia, with original songs and revisited classics.


December 9th | A Child is Born, presented by Cantores Celestes Maritimes and the Saint John Men's Chorus, will introduce you to new seasonal favourites! Whether you love Medieval and Renaissance music or more contemporary masterpieces, there is something on the programme for everyone. Tickets are available in advance and at the door.


December 9th | Get into the holiday spirit with dinner and a show! Starlight Divas Entertainment presents Nutcracker Bash II


December 9th | Dust off your dancing shoes, and enjoy a night at Haven Music Hall for a Bachate Class and Salsa Christmas Soiree Dance Party!


December 12th | Enjoy the songs of the season at the Carleton Choristers' Christmas Concert!


December 14th | Head to the BMO Studio Theatre to enjoy Lisa Brokops' Classic Country Christmas


December 15th | Uplifting, heartwarming, hilarious, and inspiring, with enough Christmas fun to fill Santa's sleigh - Songs of the Season with Mike Biggar & Terra Spencer takes to the Imperial Theatre stage this holiday season! This show features many of Mike Biggar's acclaimed, original holiday songs, inspiring melodies, and season standards, all playfully arranged in his noted soulful, bluesy roots styling.


December 16th | Come celebrate the holidays in a non-denominational celebration of cold weather, presents, familial obligation, and of course, drag! Holi-SLAY Spectacular takes to the Haven Music Hall stage.


December 17th | Join Saint John Swing Dance for a festive evening of live jazz and swing dancing at the Uptown Snow Ball!


December 18th | With a mixture of popular favourites, traditional music, and plenty of sing-a-longs, A Flicker of Light on a Winter's Night, presented by SNB and Platypus Theatre, is sure to lift one and all into the holiday spirit!


December 20th | The Barra MacNeils: An East Coast Christmas is a musical potpourri of traditional MacNeil family favourites gleaned from Christmas ceilidhs, midnight masses, and the festive frolic accompanying each holiday season. With their captivating vocals, distinctive harmonies, and extraordinary musicianship, The Barra MacNeils inject new life and energy into the sights and sounds of Christmas!


December 22nd | Sing all the classics at the Imperial Theatre Holiday Sing Along! If you're shy, come along and listen in. It's a hometown party with Janet and Richard Kidd and many great local singers. It is a free show with general admission for all to enjoy!

Looking for more holiday fun? Celebrate the Season in Saint John & the Towns by the Bay


From charming seasonal markets, to tree-mendous holiday entertainment, and local favourite activities, there really is 'snow' other place to be this festive season. ✨❄

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.