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June 2018

Thursday Nights on the Boardwalk

June 14 @ 4:00 pm - September 6 @ 4:00 pm

Don't Forget that it is #thirtsday - come down to any of the Boardwalk restaurants for great food and drinks deals. Tapps + Apps at Grannan's Seafood & Grill from 4pm until 10pm - 1/2 price Apps and $5 Domestic…

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National Indigenous People’s Day

June 21 @ 5:00 pm

Each year our festivities are welcomed with a celebration that ushers in the summer season. We will celebrate Canada's first city with it's first peoples; with interpretations from a variety of indigenous arts + culture, including modern versions of traditional…

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6th Annual Black Box Mixology Contest

June 22 @ 5:00 pm

Join us on the Boardwalk for the 6th Annual Black Box Mixology Competition at 5pm! All Market Square restaurants will compete to see who will create the signature Boardwalk beverage to be sold at all Market Square Boardwalk restaurants. The…

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Taste of the Boardwalk

June 22 @ 5:00 pm

The first Friday of the Summer season is already sure to go down in history! Mayor Don Darling & Council will be pulling the official 5pm work whistle announcing to those near and far that the weekend is here! The…

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Taste of the Boardwalk

June 23 @ 8:00 pm

The first Saturday of the Summer season is FINALLY here! Enjoy live entertainment and get ready to rock the Boardwalk! Featured Performer:  Pretty in Pink step out of their Delorean with feathered hair and perfect pitch, blinding you with science.  They…

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St. Jean Baptiste Day

June 24 @ 12:00 pm

The soul food of the Great White North - poutine! - is the symbol for our 2018 theme's 'la prochaine 150'. FREE SAMPLES - come enjoy the unique creations by your favourite uptown restaurants!! Our bilingual status as a province…

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Sunday Jazz Kick-Off

June 24 @ 8:00 pm

The francophone spirit will be expressed in brass - saxophonist Greg Marks will share his incredible talents and interpret his ideas of the silver wave of the future of brass in Canada with this unique installation.

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ECMA Monday Kick-Off

June 25 @ 8:00 pm

East Coast Music Monday kicks off on this day! New Brunswick’s Festival Place, Market Square proudly showcasing East Coast talent all summer! Featured performer: Stay Tuned!    

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New Brunswick Talent Tuesdays Kick-Off

June 26 @ 8:00 pm

The incredible talents of our province are something we are proud to boast. The Boardwalk Stage ignites with the skills and flair from the best New Brunswick has to offer!!

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National Multiculturalism Day

June 27 @ 12:00 pm

The Saint John Multicultural Newcomers Resource Centre is our region's champion for reaching into the past, bringing it into the present and moving it into the future, with an array of cultural icons from first generation to First Nation Canadians. …

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Saint John Idol XVI Kick-Off

June 27 @ 8:00 pm

Auditions will be held on the Boardwalk stage this week, each contestant will have 60 seconds to sing A Capella. In the spirit of tradition, we are tickled to celebrate our sixteenth season!  Saint John Idol is a much anticipated…

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Country Star Kick-Off

June 28 @ 8:00 pm

Dig out your country boots because Country Star is back for the summer!! Contestant will be performing a 60 second A Capella this week. All applicants must perform on opening night.  Each is given maximum 60 seconds to perform A…

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Canada Day Long Weekend

June 29 @ 5:00 pm

The Canada Day Long weekend begins with a celebration of immense proportion!! Three nights of non-stop music from the best Canadian artists will take over the Market Square Boardwalk stage. Wayne Long will be pulling the official 5pm work whistle…

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14th Annual Canada Day Countdown

June 30 @ 12:00 pm

COUNTDOWN TO CANADA DAY 2018 - FREE - Rain or Shine!! Undoubtedly one of the most anticipated aspects of our annual festivities, the 14th annual Canada Day Countdown is a delightful fit with this year's theme.  The voices of over…

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July 2018

Happy Canada Day

July 1 @ 11:30 am

JULY 1st - FREE ALL DAY LONG for all ages - Rain or Shine!! Following the people parade, join us for the opening ceremonies in the Market Square Atrium. Opening ceremonies will begin at 11:30am with remarks by local dignitaries.…

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Sunday Jazz – Silver & Brass

July 1 @ 8:00 pm

The francophone spirit will be expressed in brass – saxophonist Greg Marks will share his incredible talents and interpret his ideas of the silver wave of the future of brass in Canada with this unique installation.

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ECMA Monday

July 2 @ 8:00 pm

New Brunswick’s Festival Place, Market Square proudly showcasing East Coast talent all summer! Featured performer: Ryan Cook has won many Country music awards in Atlantic Canada and toured with artists like Dwight Yoakam, Travis Tritt, and Roseanne Cash.    …

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New Brunswick Talent Tuesdays

July 3 @ 8:00 pm

The incredible talents of our province are something we are proud to boast. The Boardwalk Stage ignites with the skills and flair from the best New Brunswick has to offer!!

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Saint John Idol XVI

July 4 @ 8:00 pm

Come to the Boardwalk and get to know your Contestants! Saint John Idol is a much anticipated part of our summertime Wednesdays! Contestants have the opportunity to compete in challenges to win a weekly prize of $250.  Also, a grand…

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Country Star

July 5 @ 8:00 pm

Come out to enjoy our local talent as they will be performing hits from Canadian Country Stars! All chosen contestants from last week will come back tonight to perform 2 Canadian songs of their choice, and then the judges will…

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Live Entertainment featuring Art of the Possible

July 7 @ 8:00 pm

You will not want to miss out this Saturday night!! Our featured performer will be rockin' the Boardwalk Stage starting at 8PM. Art of the Possible - Preferring grit over glitter, Art of the Possible puts an alternative twist on folk…

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Sunday Jazz

July 8 @ 8:00 pm

The francophone spirit will be expressed in brass – saxophonist Greg Marks will share his incredible talents and interpret his ideas of the silver wave of the future of brass in Canada with this unique installation.

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ECMA Monday

July 9 @ 8:00 pm

New Brunswick’s Festival Place, Market Square proudly showcasing East Coast talent all summer! Featured performer: Racoon Bandit show a knack for warm folk-rock arrangements that hide an anthemic bite.  Equal parts roots, pysch-rock, and indie, the quartet turned heads across…

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New Brunswick Talent Tuesdays

July 10 @ 8:00 pm

The incredible talents of our province are something we are proud to boast. The Boardwalk Stage ignites with the skills and flair from the best New Brunswick has to offer!!  

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Saint John Idol XVI

July 11 @ 8:00 pm

$250 Up For Grabs!! Who will win this Battle?  Your contestants will be singing a song from the year they were born and one other song of their choice! Saint John Idol is a much anticipated part of our summertime…

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Country Star

July 12 @ 8:00 pm

Come out to enjoy our local talent as they perform hits from Canadian Country Stars! Top Contestants from Round 1 will return to perform 3 Canadian songs this week! Who will be in the lead???  Find out when announced tomorrow! …

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Sunday Jazz

July 15 @ 8:00 pm

The francophone spirit will be expressed in brass – saxophonist Greg Marks will share his incredible talents and interpret his ideas of the silver wave of the future of brass in Canada with this unique installation.

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ECMA Monday

July 16 @ 8:00 pm

New Brunswick’s Festival Place, Market Square proudly showcasing East Coast talent all summer! Featured performer: Stay Tuned!

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New Brunswick Talent Tuesdays

July 17 @ 8:00 pm

The incredible talents of our province are something we are proud to boast. The Boardwalk Stage ignites with the skills and flair from the best New Brunswick has to offer!!

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Buskers on the Bay Festival

July 18 @ 10:00 am - July 22 @ 8:00 pm

New Brunswick’s Festival Place welcomes the 28th annual Buskers on the Bay Festival July 18th-22nd, 2018. One of the oldest festivals in Canada and unique to the province, Buskers on the Bay Festival is a signature event of our region. …

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Saint John Idol XVI

July 18 @ 8:00 pm

The Quest to Crown your next Saint John Idol continues! The Top contestants will perform one song each and their challenge is to Lip Sync their Hearts out! Saint John Idol is a much anticipated part of our summertime Wednesdays!…

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Buskers on the Bay Festival

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

New Brunswick’s Festival Place welcomes the 28th annual Buskers on the Bay Festival July 18th-22nd, 2018. One of the oldest festivals in Canada and unique to the province, Buskers on the Bay Festival is a signature event of our region.…

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Country Star

July 19 @ 8:00 pm

Come out to enjoy our local talent as they perform hits from Canadian Country Stars! Top Contestants from last week will return to perform 3 more Canadian songs! Who will be the ones to advance this week???  Find out when…

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Buskers on the Bay Festival

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

New Brunswick’s Festival Place welcomes the 28th annual Buskers on the Bay Festival! Come enjoy the special event "Just KIDdin' Around" on Friday, July 20th at 11am.  It is our annual tradition of offering a special event for the local…

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Buskers on the Bay Festival

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

New Brunswick’s Festival Place welcomes the 28th annual Buskers on the Bay Festival July 18th-22nd, 2018. One of the oldest festivals in Canada and unique to the province, Buskers on the Bay Festival is a signature event of our region.…

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Buskers on the Bay Festival

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

New Brunswick’s Festival Place welcomes the 28th annual Buskers on the Bay Festival July 18th-22nd, 2018. One of the oldest festivals in Canada and unique to the province, Buskers on the Bay Festival is a signature event of our region.…

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Sunday Jazz

July 22 @ 8:00 pm

The francophone spirit will be expressed in brass – saxophonist Greg Marks will share his incredible talents and interpret his ideas of the silver wave of the future of brass in Canada with this unique installation.

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ECMA Monday

July 23 @ 8:00 pm

New Brunswick’s Festival Place, Market Square proudly showcasing East Coast talent all summer! Featured performer: Stay Tuned!

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New Brunswick Talent Tuesdays

July 24 @ 8:00 pm

The incredible talents of our province are something we are proud to boast. The Boardwalk Stage ignites with the skills and flair from the best New Brunswick has to offer!!

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Saint John Idol XVI

July 25 @ 8:00 pm

The top contestants will be going COUNTRY!!! Performing country music as well as showing off the look and style! Who will  win the weekly prize of $250??? Saint John Idol is a much anticipated part of our summertime Wednesdays! Also,…

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Country Star

July 26 @ 8:00 pm

Come out to enjoy our local talent as they perform hits from Canadian Country Stars! Don't miss The Hypochondriacs as they will be our special guest judges for the week,  performing classic country vibes with a strange and modern twist. Top…

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Sunday Jazz

July 29 @ 8:00 pm

The francophone spirit will be expressed in brass – saxophonist Greg Marks will share his incredible talents and interpret his ideas of the silver wave of the future of brass in Canada with this unique installation.

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ECMA Monday

July 30 @ 8:00 pm

New Brunswick’s Festival Place, Market Square proudly showcasing East Coast talent all summer! Featured performer: Ivan Daigle has emerged as one of Eastern Canada's stellar country artists.  A songwriter since the age of 10, he has a strong work ethic…

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New Brunswick Talent Tuesdays

July 31 @ 8:00 pm

The incredible talents of our province are something we are proud to boast. The Boardwalk Stage ignites with the skills and flair from the best New Brunswick has to offer!!

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August 2018

HUMANORIUM – A Strange Carnival

August 1 @ 1:00 pm - August 6 @ 10:00 pm

HUMANORIUM – A Strange Carnival HUMANORIUM is a one-of-a-kind contemporary art extravaganza, a carnival like no other that gives professional artists and audiences a novel contemporary art experience in a unique setting. Inspired by the tradition of the 19th and…

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Saint John Idol XVI

August 1 @ 8:00 pm

The top contestants will be singing their favourite New Brunswick artists' song this week! Saint John Idol is a much anticipated part of our summertime Wednesdays! Weekly prize of $250. Also, a grand prize of $5,000 is presented to the…

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Country Star

August 2 @ 8:00 pm

Come out to enjoy our local talent as they perform hits from Canadian Country Stars! Top contestants from round two will begin by performing 3 Canadian songs tonight!! Find out who will be advancing tomorrow when the announcement is made. …

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Sunday Jazz

August 5 @ 8:00 pm

The francophone spirit will be expressed in brass – saxophonist Greg Marks will share his incredible talents and interpret his ideas of the silver wave of the future of brass in Canada with this unique installation.

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ECMA Monday

August 6 @ 8:00 pm

New Brunswick’s Festival Place, Market Square proudly showcasing East Coast talent all summer! Featured performer: FM Berlin is a four-piece Alternative Rock band from Moncton, New Brunswick that sounds like The Police and The Strokes made a baby... in space.…

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New Brunswick Talent Tuesdays

August 7 @ 8:00 pm

The incredible talents of our province are something we are proud to boast. The Boardwalk Stage ignites with the skills and flair from the best New Brunswick has to offer!! Our regions finest entertainment perform right here on the Boardwalk…

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Saint John Idol XVI

August 8 @ 8:00 pm

Who will win the weekly prize of $250?? The contestants will perform a song of their choice while showing off their signature look!! Saint John Idol is a much anticipated part of our summertime Wednesdays!  Also, a grand prize of…

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Country Star

August 9 @ 8:00 pm

Come out to enjoy our local talent as they perform hits from Canadian Country Stars! Top Contestants from Round 1 will return to perform 3 Canadian songs this week! Who will be in the lead???  Find out when announced tomorrow! …

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New Brunswick PRIDE: Open Mic Night

August 11 @ 8:00 pm

Let that Flag Fly! The 7th annual PRIDE week Celebrations are back, come check out the world’s LARGEST PRIDE flag being painted on the Market Square Boardwalk. We proudly unite to celebrate the diversity of all walks of life with…

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Sunday Jazz

August 12 @ 8:00 pm

Saxophonist Greg Marks will share his incredible talents and interpret his ideas of the silver wave of the future of brass in Canada with this unique installation. Don’t forget to come celebrate Saint John’s Annual Pride week, here on the…

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ECMA Monday

August 13 @ 8:00 pm

  New Brunswick’s Festival Place, Market Square proudly showcasing East Coast talent all summer! Featured performer: Stay Tuned!

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New Brunswick Talent Tuesdays

August 14 @ 8:00 pm

The incredible talents of our province are something we are proud to boast. The Boardwalk Stage ignites with the skills and flair from the best New Brunswick has to offer!!

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Saint John Idol XVI

August 15 @ 8:00 pm

The quest to find the next Saint John Idol continues!! The top contestants will be performing a song by their favourite Artist this week on the Boardwalk! Saint John Idol is a much anticipated part of our summertime Wednesdays! Weekly…

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Country Star

August 16 @ 8:00 pm

Come out to enjoy our local talent as they perform hits from Canadian Country Stars! Top Contestants from last week will return to perform their last 3 Canadian songs from Round 2! Contestants to advance from Round 2 will be…

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Sunday Jazz

August 19 @ 8:00 pm

The francophone spirit will be expressed in brass – saxophonist Greg Marks will share his incredible talents and interpret his ideas of the silver wave of the future of brass in Canada with this unique installation.

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ECMA Monday

August 20 @ 8:00 pm

New Brunswick’s Festival Place, Market Square proudly showcasing East Coast talent all summer! Featured performer: Meaghan Blanchard is an ECMA award winning songwriter from PEI; she’s a gifted guitarist, who pairs a crystal pure voice with charming character driven songs.…

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New Brunswick Talent Tuesdays

August 21 @ 8:00 pm

The incredible talents of our province are something we are proud to boast. The Boardwalk Stage ignites with the skills and flair from the best New Brunswick has to offer!!

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Saint John Idol XVI

August 22 @ 8:00 pm

Saint John Idol is almost over!! Contestants will be put to the test by performing live with the band Sidekick!!   Weekly prize of $250. Also, a grand prize of $5,000 is presented to the finale winner on August 29th.

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Country Star

August 23 @ 8:00 pm

Come out to enjoy our local talent as they perform hits from Canadian Country Stars! Top Contestants from Round 1 and Round 2 will perform their last 3 Canadian songs!! First and Second place winners from Round 1 and Round…

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Sunday Jazz FINALE

August 26 @ 8:00 pm

The Finale is finally here! The francophone spirit will be expressed in brass – saxophonist Greg Marks will share his incredible talents and interpret his ideas of the silver wave of the future of brass in Canada with this unique…

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ECMA Monday FINALE

August 27 @ 8:00 pm

The Finale is finally here! New Brunswick’s Festival Place, Market Square proudly showcasing East Coast talent all summer! Featured performer: Ladd & Lasses are three accomplished musicians: a stunning singer, soulful cellist and stirring violinist.  The result is a fusion…

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New Brunswick Talent Tuesdays FINALE

August 28 @ 8:00 pm

The New Brunswick Talent Tuesdays Finale is finally here! The incredible talents of our province are something we are proud to boast. The Boardwalk Stage ignites with the skills and flair from the best New Brunswick has to offer!!  …

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Saint John Idol XVI FINALE

August 29 @ 8:00 pm

The Saint John Idol XVI Finale is finally here! In the final showdown, the top contestants will perform in groups and individually live with Sidekick!! Who will walk away with the praise, the accolades and the FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR grand…

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Country Star FINALE

August 30 @ 8:00 pm

Come enjoy the finale and see who will be crowned the next Country Star this season! The top Contestants will return to perform live with the band Sidekick!! Don't miss the announcement of the Second Place Winner of the one thousand…

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September 2018

Happy Labour Day from Market Square

September 3 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The shops in Market Square are open from 12pm until 5pm today. Please contact restaurants directly for their hours of operation.  

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October 2018

Celebrate UNB Oktoberfest Style At Market Square

October 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

What better way to ‘Celebrate UNB’ this fall than in Oktoberfest Style at Market Square, New Brunswick’s Festival Place! Join fellow UNB grads at the Market Square Atrium on Friday, October 12th for an after-work social and to enjoy the…

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November 2018

Remembrance Day

November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Crosby’s Gingerbread Trail at Market Square

November 25 @ 9:00 am - December 24 @ 5:00 pm

Take a sweet stroll through this holiday tradition throughout Market Square! One can find outstanding, creative, sweet pieces throughout the trail, all unique and magical in their own ways. Come and Vote for your favourite Gingerbread creation, ballot box can…

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December 2018

Happy Holidays from Market Square

December 24 @ 9:00 am - December 26 @ 5:00 pm

The shops in Market Square are open the following hours: December 24th, until 5pm December 25th, shops are closed December 26th, shops are closed Please contact restaurants directly for their hours of operation.

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December 2019

2019 New Year’s Eve at Market Square – FREE Celebration

December 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - January 1, 2020 @ 1:00 am

New Year’s Eve at Market Square - FREE Family Celebration The largest party on the east coast happens right here at Market Square! Come enjoy the final hours of 2018 as we ring in 2019! Fantastic food and drink from…

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