The holiday season has finally arrived. New Brunswick has so much to offer during this time of the year. Make the most out of Christmas in NB, with the activities listed below. 

1) Get Outside 🎿

Winter hiking In New Brunswick

Last year’s green Christmas has us dreaming of a white Christmas. When the temperature dips and once fresh snowfalls, New Brunswickers know that it’s time to get out and make the most of the season. New Brunswick is an oasis for winter outdoor enthusiasts.

Popular outdoor activities in NB include:

  🔴   Skiing- New Brunswick is home to 2 ski hills, Poley Mountain and Crabbe Mountain. 
  🔴   Snowshoeing 
  🔴   Skating 
  🔴  Skidooing 
  🔴  Sledding

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Travel Tip: Our Sussex location has partnered with Poley Mountain to offer our guests a Ski & Stay Package, including 2 full-day adult lift tickets, 10% off Poley Mountains Bar & Grill and 1-night accommodation for 2 at Amsterdam Inn & Suites. 

2) Enjoy the Lights 🎄


There are so many gorgeous light displays in New Brunswick this holiday season. Some of our favourite light displays include:

🔴  Wild Lights-Year of the Wolf at Magnetic Hill Zoo, features hundred of holiday lights, including animal-themed displays. 
🔴  Uptown Saint John transforms into a beautiful display of lights during the holiday season. Experience uptown shopping and eating this holiday season while enjoying vibrantly colored lights.
🔴  The Quispamsis Arts & Culture Park is transformed into a gorgeous display of Christmas lights, which also features an outdoor skating rink. This is a magical experience that the entire family is sure to enjoy.

3) Holiday Shopping 🏬

Hotels Near the mall

Christmas is just around the corner, which means searching for the perfect gifts. New Brunswick is a great place to do your holiday shopping. 

  🔴  Markets- Markets are a great place to pick up local and unique gifts, as well as delicious treats. New   Brunswick is home to many markets, including Saint John City Market, Boyce Market in Fredericton, Dairytown   Market in Sussex, and Marché Moncton Market

  🔴  Malls/Box Stores- New Brunswick also features a number of malls perfect for those looking to get all their   holiday shopping done under one roof.

  🔴   Unique Shops- The downtown (or uptown in Saint John) cores of New Brunswick’s cities and towns are   known for their unique shopping experiences, featuring charming shops unique to the area.

Travel Tip: Our hotels are located near some of the area’s best shopping. 

4) Holiday Festivities 🎅


Join in on the holiday festivities. Throughout the holiday season, there are many festive activities going on in NB, including tree lighting, parades, Christmas Concerts, and festivals that are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit.     

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year


Make the most out of the Holiday Season in New Brunswick. Looking for somewhere to stay while enjoying the holiday festivities? Amsterdam Inn & Suites has 4 locations conveniently located across the province. Book your winter getaway today at Stay tuned for our next blog post and remember to check out our packages, including our Ski & Stay and Airport Package. 

Wishing you a joyful holiday season! 

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