Brad Ackerson
Brad Ackerson
Brad is a third-year student from Fredericton who is majoring in film production and history. This is his second year with The Bruns and first as Features Editor. He is passionate about storytelling in all its forms and hopes to use his new position to share a wide variety of the most compelling stories from campus and around the city. In his spare time you can often find him hanging out at The Cellar, checking out local bands downtown or binge-watching Black Mirror for the millionth time.
November 29, 2019

Things to do in December

Roast Beef & Rails will take place on Crabbe Mountain | Photo by Matt Miller Commercial Videography

Fredericton Santa Claus Parade

When: November 30 from 5-8pm

Where: Kin Club of Nashwaaksis

It’s that time of the year! Santa Claus is coming to Fredericton on the annual Santa Claus Parade. This year’s theme is "Unwrap the Magic of Christmas." The parade will form up on Devonshire Drive in the Northside. Santa and his followers will leave Devonshire Drive by turning left onto Union Street at the corner of Cliff Street and Union Street travelling west along Union Street heading towards Main Street and continuing along Main Street until they reach Johnston Avenue where the parade will disembark. Free admission but registration required.

Capital $100 or Less Art Sale

When: December 4-8

Where: 412 Queen St, Second Floor

Whether you are a burgeoning art collector, holiday shopping for an art fan in your life, or even if you just want to look, the Capital $100 or Less Art Sale is likely your best chance to find quality art at relatively low prices while supporting Fredericton’s excellent art community. The art available will include paintings, photography, illustrations, pottery, jewelry and more—all of which will be presented gallery style. 

Said The Whale Concert

When: December 5, 8pm

Where: The Capital Complex

Juno Award-winning indie rock trio Said The Whale are set to bring their West Coast sound to the cozy confines of The Capital Complex in the leadup to the February release of their latest album Cascadia. In over a decade of performing together, the Vancouver-based group has proven to be one of the staples of Canada’s indie scene having released five studio albums and being the subject of the 2011 CBC documentary Winning America.

Tickets for the show are on sale now and can be purchased online or at Graystone Brewing and Grimross Brewing.

Roast Beef & Rails

When: December 7, 12-4pm

Where: Crabbe Mountain

Kick off the ski and snowboard season at Crabbe Mountain’s 13th annual Roast Beef & Rails event. Join fellow skiers and snowboarders for a four hour rail jam session in Dave’s Jib Park, complete with music and prizes. This will be followed by a roast beef dinner at 4:30pm in the lodge.

Tickets are $25 each with dinner and all fees and taxes included in the price of admission. Individuals under 18 years of age can participate but must have a waiver signed by a guardian.

Christmas Brewery Tour 2019

When: December 14, 11:30am

Where: Various locations

Escape the drudgery of the holiday season for a few hours while exploring three of Fredericton’s popular craft breweries, culminating in a final stop at Picaroons Roundhouse where participants will be treated to enjoy a specially selected beer. At each stop you will receive four 4oz samples of that brewery’s offerings, get a behind the scenes look at the facilities and the brewing process, and meet the staff. Passes are $60 per person and can be purchased online.

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