Christmassy Events

Christmas is a special time of year and there are so many different types of events and activities in and around the city to celebrate. Whether you’re into concerts and plays, cutting your own tree, visits with Santa, or sleigh rides, there is something to suit your taste and your families budget!

Hop! Skip! Jump! Halifax
Hop! Skip! Jump! Countdown to Christmas

Celebrate the holiday season with friends or family while the kids Hop! Skip! and Jump! at Halifax’s largest indoor play space! It’s the perfect spot to visit as you take a break from the hustle and bustle of the season to make memories that will last long after the gifts
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Citadel Candlelight Tour
Candlelight Holiday Tour at the Halifax Citadel

The Citadel by Candlelight Holiday Tour will share a rare glimpse of the Citadel at night. Learn more about the 78th Highlanders’ holiday traditions from their time stationed at the Citadel and in the field. Candlelight Holiday Tour at the Halifax Citadel When: Friday, December 3rd, 10th, and 17th, 2021
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Stadacona
‘Celebrate the Season’ with The Stadacona Band

The Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy is performing a diversified program that celebrates festive traditions including Kwanza, Hanukkah, New Year’s, and of course, Christmas. With an East Coast flair, the concert features the vocal stylings of CTV Atlantic’s Liz Rigney and Petty Officer 2nd Class Brad Davidge along
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Breakfast with Santa
Breakfast with Santa

Join a very special guest, Santa Claus, for a yummy breakfast at the BBKCC! The $5 breakfast includes pancakes, sausages, hash browns, juice, coffee, or tea! Bring your letter for Santa and donations for the Volunteer Fire Department’s Food Drive will be greatly appreciated. All ages welcome. Please call 902-865-5114
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Mahone Bay Christmas
Mahone Bay Father Christmas Festival

Mahone Bay is ready to welcome you to their annual Father Christmas Festival! Visit restaurants and cafes for yuletide flavours, check out the unique shops, and enter for your chance to win your wish list! Find the complete schedule here. Father Christmas Festival When: November 26th – December 24th, 2021
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Christmas Tree U-Cut
Timber! U-Cut Christmas Tree Lots in and Around HRM

Have you ever cut down your own Christmas tree? Selecting your own special tree, measuring it, sawing it down, and lugging it back to the car makes for a great family tradition that the kids will always remember. Here is our list of the best places to pick your own
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Spryfield Tree Lighting
Spryfield Tree Lighting

Everyone is welcome to help ring in the holidays at the Spryfield Business Commission Annual Carolling and Tree Lighting Ceremony. The jolly ol’ fella will be helping to light the Christmas Tree and the celebrations will continue with music, treats, and hot chocolate. Come by for a holly, jolly good
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FR Tree Lighting
Fall River Christmas Tree Lighting

Join the Fall River and Area Business Association for their annual Christmas Tree Lighting. There will be lots going on to get you in the holiday spirit – live music, prizes, Santa, and even a Special Guest! Fall River Christmas Tree Lighting When: Saturday, November 27th, 2021 Time: 6:00 pm
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Lighting of the Vessels
Fisheries Museum Lighting of the Vessels

There’s nothing more holiday festive than Christmas lights and there’s nothing more ‘East Coast Festive’ than the Lighting of the Vessels in beautiful Lunenburg! The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic will be lighting up the waterfront, as part of the ‘Lighting up Lunenburg’ Festival. Join them to see the waterfront
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Woody
Woody the Talking Tree

Our beloved Woody is back! The iconic talking tree, the most “Hali-famous” of all has made an epic return to the Mic Mac Mall after his departure 15 years ago. Now is your chance to introduce the next generation to this special guy who captured the imagination of us all!
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