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Riverfront Trail at night illuminated by multi-colour holiday lights.

Experience Light Up Riverview November 23 – January 7

It's the most wonderful time of the year - bundle up for festive fun along the twinkling riverfront as we Light Up Riverview once again! Over 40,000 lights illuminate Riverview's riverfront for all to experience the magic of the holiday season.

Mayor Andrew J. Leblanc and Riverview Town Council invite you to join them on the Riverfront Trail on Thursday, November 23 at 7 p.m. for a festive evening filled with tunes, treats and tremendous fun!  Special thanks to our sponsors, RBC, Jean Coutu, Green LED Lighting Solutions, SE Mutual and Nuttall Restoration for making this year’s event possible with their generous donations. 

  • Music will be in the air as Flea Market Underground rocks the night away at the riverfront gazebo. Stroll farther along the trail, past the covered bridge to discover our popular Youth Village! Here, you can grab a hot chocolate from the RHS Royal Reign Dragon Boat team, pre-order a holiday wreath, complete the scavenger hunt, snap a selfie and take home a colouring page thanks to the Riverview Youth Collective!
  • Bring your letter for Santa and drop it in our mailbox for special direct delivery to the North Pole. After the event, the mailbox will be relocated by the elves to Riverview Town Hall, 30 Honour Court until Thursday, December 7. 
  • If you're feeling thirsty, stop by the Fundy Chocolate River Station for spirited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages created especially for the evening by Holy Whale. While you’re there, take in the musical stylings of Felix Belliveau from 6-8 p.m.
  • Don’t miss the Light Up Riverview Market by wandering both levels of the building and shop local this holiday season from fantastic Riverview businesses.  Season's greetings and special thanks to our friends at Thrive Properties and Luxe Salon for hosting.
  • Light Up Riverview’s Gold sponsor, RBC, will be hosting a community food drive during the Mayor’s Light Launch on November 23. An RBC truck will be onsite behind Greco so trail users can easily drop off non-perishable food items. 
  • Aitken's Pewter ornaments featuring Riverview landmark gazebo will be available for purchase at the Mayor's Light Launch for $30, with proceeds supporting Riverview P.R.O. Kids. Purchase online anytime or stop into the Parks & Recreation office at 55 Biggs Drive.
  • Warm up with the Christmas Barn's delightful gourmet hot chocolate with all the fixings! The friendly staff will be serving from its event trailer on the Fundy Chocolate River Station boardwalk. 

Residents and local businesses can also participate in the holiday cheer by taking part in the Merry and Bright Challenge. Register by November 21.

Walking, rolling, snowshoeing, and fat biking along the trail are all encouraged. However you choose to move along the riverfront, Light Up Riverview is a must-see holiday experience in New Brunswick. The lights will remain on until January 7, 2024. 

Visitors are reminded of trail etiquette – please be courteous to fellow trail-goers so that all can enjoy this dazzling holiday tradition. 

Share your pictures with us on social media using the hashtag #LightUpRiverview 

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