5 Awesome Family-Friendly Events in Halifax this Weekend (November 23-24)

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We’ve got a great selection of holiday events this weekend! Whether you like parades, tree lightings, theatre or music, there’s a bit of everything on the go to help with your festive fun! The Stadacona Band will be performing their ‘Beary Merry Christmas Show’ on Monday evening and will lead off the Holiday Concerts and Shows! If you would like to be in the know with all the best shows of the season, check out our complete listing of Family-Friendly Concerts and Shows in Halifax this Christmas. And just so you don’t miss a thing, check out our listings of  Tree Lightings in HRM and Best Places to See Santa in HRM.

To fun nights and holiday lights,

Speaking of holiday lights, Halifax’s newest holiday festival – Christmas Glow Halifax, will be opening next weekend at the Halifax Exhibition Centre. Scroll down for your chance to win a family pass!

Here are 5 Family Friendly Events in Halifax and beyond to check out this weekend:

1. Victorian Christmas

The Halifax Citadel is home to the annual Victorian Christmas this weekend. Learn about Christmas celebrations in the Victorian era with Victorian carols, crafts, games and even a visit from Father Christmas himself!

2. Halifax Tree Lighting

Kick-off the holiday season at the Grand Parade with music, entertainment, and fireworks! The Jolly Ol’ Elf will help to light the beautiful tree in Halifax’s Historic Parade Square – guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit!

3. Frozen 2 Meet and Greet

If you are planning to head to the Dartmouth Crossing Theatres on Saturday for the opening weekend of the biggest show of the holidays, make sure to go a bit early for a meet and greet with the snow sisters – Anna and Elsa!

4. Spryfield Santa Claus Parade

The 46th Annual Spryfield Santa Claus Parade is the longest-running Santa Claus Parade east of Montreal! Head to Spry-town on Sunday for a fun afternoon of holiday festivities.

5. Beary Merry Christmas with the Stadacona Band

Enjoy some big band fun! A Beary Merry Christmas with The Stadacona Band for The Salvation Army will be performing their annual holiday show on Monday evening. Head down to the Rebecca Cohn for an evening of music and merriment  – bring a toy for donation for their ‘beary’ collection of toys, if you can.

But wait… there’s more!

Curious about other events happening throughout the month of November? Take a look at our ‘What’s Happening in November’ Event Guide.

Christmas Glow Halifax

Enter to Win!

Family Fun Halifax and Christmas Glow Halifax are giving away a Family Pass to Halifax’s newest holiday festival, Christmas Glow Halifax. Enter here for your chance to win this fabulous family prize! The contest closes on November 29th, 2019. Good luck!


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