We aim to make the downtown a more attractive place to live, shop, work, and visit while preserving and enhancing it as the dominant commercial centre of St. John’s.
The Christmas Parade attracts over tens of thousands of spectators, approximately 100 entries, 5000 participants, and more than 4500 volunteers.
Food, music, art, and so much more are yours to experience downtown. We have something for everyone, so you can find what you're looking for all right here
Downtown St. John's is perceived as a special place. Many residents see Downtown St. John's as a special place within the community. It is a place fro special events and activities such as:
Shopping in Unique stores
Celebrating special occasions
Walking and viewing sites
Have it all right outside your door. Work, shopping, nature, and so much more are all downtown, and you can enjoy it right on your front step.
Over 250 pole-mounted decorations adorn the downtown area every holiday season to help light up the area and prepare for the annual Christmas Parade.
A place where new industry and old tradition meet by the ocean, and industry leading international companies meet independent local businesses, this is more than your typical workplace.
Downtown St. John's organized events such as the Christmas Parade, the Busker Festival and Reel Downtown bring tens of thousands of people to the area each year.
Downtown St. John's has been organizing the Downtown Christmas Parade since 1989 and it has grown to be one of the largest events in the province.
Average annual attendance is now approximately 50,000.
Since 1989 the parade has supported the Community Food Sahring Association by collecting over $250,000 in cash and in excess of 322,000 pounds of non-perishable food with an approximate dollar value of $805,000 over $1 million in cash and non-perishable food to benefit the less fortunate amongst us throughout the province.
Unique gifts and world-class food. Downtown can satisfy both your wallet and your stomach like nowhere else
Downtown St. John's has completed over $2.45 million worth of streetscape improvement and green space development projects since 1994
Whether planned or spontaneous, the key to a great adventure is downtown
Since 2012 over 30 businesses and property owners have been assisted by the Downtown St. John's Facade Improvement Program.
$80,000 in funding grants have been awarded in the last four years.
Downtown never stops, and neither should you. Plan your own experience and find out just how much downtown St. John’s has to offer when you get involved.
Downtown St. John's began organizing The Annual Downtown Busker Festival in 2004. Three days each August this premier summer event brings 20,000 - 25,000 people to the Downtown core.
Each person attending the festival spends on average $18.
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Effective June 1, 2015 until Christmas, all Gold Star Retailers will be open for at least the following hours: Monday to Wednesday 10 am to 6 pm; Thursday and Friday 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday 10 am to 6 pm.
Sunday 12 noon to 5 pm
Please contact us for more information.
Contact: Lorne Loder, Owner
Location: New Gower Street (between Barters Hill and Queen Street)
Start Date: Sunday, March 16, 2014 – 7:00 am to Friday, March 21, 2014 – 11:45 pm
Motorists and pedestrians are advised that New Gower Street eastbound (both lanes) will be closed between Barters Hill and Queen Street beginning 7 am, Sunday, March 16 until Friday, March 21 to facilitate work on the St. John’s Convention Centre. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes and expect significant delays.
For more information please contact Access St. John’s at 311 or 754-CITY (2489)