Presented by Glow Gardens Halifax

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and holiday events are in full swing! With dazzling light displays throughout the city, Santa sightings, Christmas markets and opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors, there are plenty of holiday events in HRM for everyone to enjoy.

We’ve highlighted some of our favourite events in our Christmas Event Guide below. Looking for more? Keep an eye on our calendar and be sure to check back often as we update it daily.

Glow Gardens

Glow Gardens Halifax

Glow Gardens is returning to Halifax for another fantastic season of magic and entertainment for the whole family. Step inside this extravagant, multi-room installation and be transported into a world where your family’s imagination can run wild.

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Halifax Jazz Fest

Halifax Jazz Festival

If you find yourself counting down the days until the return of the JazzFest every year, then you are in luck. Sound the trumpets and ring the bells, because the Halifax Jazz Festival Evergreen Stage Series is returning to the Halifax Waterfront this holiday season.

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Halifax Shopping Centre

Halifax Shopping Centre Holiday Events

The 2022 Holiday Shopping season has arrived and it is time to start crossing off things on your family’s wish list. Halifax Shopping Centre is where you will find the perfect gifts. They have the latest trends, the best stocking stuffers and magical holiday experiences that your family will remember forever.

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 Downtown Halifax Holiday Events

Come celebrate the Holidays in Downtown Halifax, where you will find everything you need to make the 2022 holiday season the best one yet! From high-end shopping to local handmade goods, engaging musical theatre to festive live music, there is something for everyone  this holiday season.

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Party on PeoplePOP!’s Annual Christmas Tree Wonderland A Small Biz & Makers Market

Are you ready to start a new holiday tradition? Party on People (Pop!) is Nova Scotia’s largest indoor play arena. This Christmas, you’re invited to join them for their 1st Annual Christmas Tree Wonderland, a great opportunity to shop local.

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Halifax Shopping Centre

Halifax Shopping Centre’s Holiday Terrace

The Halifax Shopping Centre may be the best place in the city to find the latest trends and hottest deals, but they offer so much more than shopping. It’s a place for friends and families to gather and have fun.  This season, you’re invited to spend some time inside and out, with a list of free, family-friendly, special events hosted on their Holiday Terrace.

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 Concerts HRMChristmas Concerts and Shows

Kids love the sounds of Christmas, and in Halifax, we are blessed with a huge variety of concerts and shows to get your family in the Christmas spirit. Here’s our list of when and where you can enjoy all your favourite family-friendly concerts and shows.

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Christmas Trees U-Cut

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.

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Christmas Tree Lighting in HRM

Nothing says the holidays quite like the majestically lit Christmas Tree! Santa is going to be busy helping to light all the trees in HRM but if anyone can do it, it’s Santa! Join in the festive fun at these Tree Lighting Ceremonies – FREE family fun for the whole family! Click on each heading for more details.

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Christmas Markets and Craft Fairs

Whether you are searching for the perfect gift for someone special or simply enjoy keeping up with holiday traditions, there will be lots of amazing finds at each Christmas Craft Fair and Holiday Market in HRM this season.

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Halifax Parade of Lights: Kick-off the holiday season with some great family fun… a parade and a visit from the Jolly ol’ Fella. Don’t forget your mittens!

Evergreen Festival: Bundle up and get ready to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Halifax’s most incredible holiday experience – the Evergreen Festival. Enjoy 4 weeks of outdoor family-friendly festive fun.

Lights of Dartmouth Christmas: Celebrate the holiday with a stroll through Downtown Dartmouth to view the spectacular lights displays. Then enjoy the annual tree lighting and fireworks over Sullivans Pond.

Glow gardens halifaxGlow Garden Halifax is back! Celebrate the warmth of the season by laughing, and playing under the twinkle of a million lights as you explore light gardens and illuminated structures. The 2022 theme for Glow Halifax is “Santa’s Lost Presents”, which means guests can explore lighted trails as they celebrate the magic of Christmas and help Santa’s elves find the lost presents among the lights.

With a fun zone for kids, a licensed bar for adults, delicious food and a vendor market, there truly is something for everyone at Glow Gardens Halifax. Santa will be visiting daily so be sure to bring your Christmas wish list, and don’t forget your camera! This dreamy backdrop will make you want to capture the perfect family photo under their glittering hanging lights. After you get “the shot” kick off your boots and dance to live entertainment, or pause and just take it all in.

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