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Holiday Event At Market Square 2012!
Join us at Market Square, New Brunswick’s Festival Place, for everything you need this holiday season! We’re decking the halls and getting into the holiday spirit! Here are some of our upcoming holiday events:
Canadian Folk Music Awards Showcase November 16th starting at 5pm
The mission of the Canadian Folk Music Awards is to celebrate and promote Canadian folk music in all its forms. Until their creation in 2005, there existed no awards to celebrate the breadth and depth of folk music in Canada. We are pleased to be hosting the 2012 awards show in Saint John, and what better way to kick it off than a showcase here in Market Square! Featuring performances by Mike Biggar, Jimmy Lingley, Clinton Charlton, and Caroline Savoie.
North Pole Jam Pre-Parade Party November 17th starting at noon
Join us in the Market Square Atrium for our FREE Annual Pre-Parade Party! Live entertainment, face painting, balloons, giveaways, treat bags, decorate a cookie, milk, crafts and more! Santa’s loading the North Pole into his sleigh and we’re bringing music from across Canada to throw Mr. C a big bash! A group of especially good boys and girls will also get to meet the Big Guy in Red – yes, we’re hosting a private Jam with Santa! Featuring performances by CFMA Nominee Shelley Bean & The Duckety Muds, Cassie & Maggie MacDonald, Rose Cousins, Chambers McLean and Arsenault.
The New Brunswick Museum will also have free admission from 10am – 5pm and will be offering you “Glee! Galleries”. The galleries will be alive with the sound of music and sing along sheets will be provided!
At the Saint John Free Public Library starting at 3pm enjoy a free bilingual concert with Kathy Reid-Naiman and Hannah Naiman. Their album "Here We Go Zodeo" has been nominated for the Children's Album of the Year award at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. CDs will be available for purchase.
Five Festive Fridays starting November 23rd
Shop at one of Market Square’s many fine shops or restaurants for your chance to win one of five weekly $500 shopping sprees! Every Friday leading up to Christmas enjoy live music, free fruit cake and apple cider starting at noon. Find the perfect gifts for your loved ones and get the chance to treat yourself - at Market Square, where Santa shops for Mrs. Claus!
Mayor’s Tree Lighting November 23rd starting at 5:30pm
Gather at Loyalist Plaza and help us celebrate the beginning of the holiday season! Caroling begins at 5:30pm, with refreshments served and giveaways for the kids! Visit with Santa in the Market Square Atrium after the tree lighting. City staff will be collecting non-perishable food items for charity. (rain location, Atrium)
Empty Stocking Fund Live Feed November 24th starting at 12pm
Stop by the Market Square Atrium and share in the magic of The Empty Stocking Fund, as they celebrate their 100th anniversary! This year we are excited to be showing a simultaneous screening of The Empty Stocking Fund broadcast at the Market Square Atrium. Gather the family and enjoy apple cider and fruit cake while you delight in the sounds of the holiday season from some of Saint John’s finest talents!
New Year’s Eve Party December 31st starting at 5pm
Join us for this much anticipated FREE event at Market Square! Hosted by Ross Neilson, performances by Bernard the Magician, Big John T Bone Little, The Divorcees, and many more! Enjoy face painting, noisemakers, big sparklers, ice bars, fire pits on the patios, and the Sea Dogs will be giving away hats after their game! Don’t miss the magnificent fireworks display at midnight!
You can find out more information about any of these events on our website at www.marketsquaresj.com
Phone (506) 658-3600
We hope you have a happy holiday season and we’ll see you at Market Square!