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.
December 10, 2018

Things to do in Fredericton (December)

Photo from the Brunswickan Arquives

Note: Here you will find our recommendations for things you can do over the upcoming month to experience the best Fredericton has to offer. While this is far from a complete list, we try to provide a well-rounded mix of everything from events to attend, places to go and things to try. Something you’d like to see included in an upcoming edition of Things to Do? Send your suggestions to editor@thebruns.ca!

Art Kitchen

When: Nov. 28, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Where: Charlotte Street Arts Centre

Art Kitchen is a unique and innovative approach to funding local art projects in a fair, transparent and unbureaucratic manner. Attendees of the event will enjoy a bountiful meal prepared by a guest chef using locally sourced ingredients while listening to local artists present their work. Attendees will then be given a ballot to vote on one of four potential art projects in the city, with the winning artist being granted the night’s profits to fund their project.

The event is being put on by Connexion ARC, a non-profit, artist-run organization based in Fredericton. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased through Connexion ARC’s website.

The Purrfect Cup Cat Cafe

When: Open daily, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. (10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sundays)

Where: 580 Two Nations Crossing

The arrival of winter is as good an excuse as any to check out the recently opened Purrfect Cup Cat Cafe. Warm up with a hot drink while adoptable cats from the Fredericton SPCA warm your heart! In addition to locally roasted coffee, The Purrfect Cup also offers homemade baked goods and wraps in case you work up an appetite while playing with your new feline friends.

Not a cat lover? No worries! The cats are kept in a lounge separate from the rest of the cafe so you can still enjoy a coffee or dessert and support a company that is helping animals in need of a permanent home.

Yuk Yuks Tumour Humour

When: Dec. 12 - 13, 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Where: The Delta Hotel, 225 Woodstock Road

The Delta Fredericton is partnering with Yuk Yuks International Stand-Up Comedy to host two nights of stand-up comedy in support of the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. The two shows will be headlined by Fredericton-born comedian (and, according to Google, pro-wrestler) Travis Watters.

Tickets cost $50 each. A festive three-course turkey dinner is included in the price of admission.

Christmas Beer Garden at the Market

When: Sunday Dec. 16, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Where: Boyce Farmers’ Market

Another month in Fredericton, another drinking event featuring a selection of local craft breweries! The Boyce Farmers’ Market’s annual beer garden is set up within their Christmas market, offering shoppers a variety of beer, cider and mead to kickstart their Sunday in the most Fredericton way possible.

The $30 price of admission includes four drink tickets and a take-home glass, while additional refills will cost $7. It should be noted that this is beer garden will be standing-room only.

New Year’s Eve Ball

When: Dec. 31, 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Where: Crowne Plaza Fredericton

The Crowne Plaza Beaverbrook Hotel is hosting a semi-formal New Year’s Eve Ball for the second year in a row, with proceeds from the event going to the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by Fredericton-based DJ Hawkshaw.

Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased through Crowne Plaza, Second to None Barbershop, Mary Jane Vapes or EXIT Realty. Alcohol will be served at the event, meaning entry will be limited to those aged 19 years or older.

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