It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and the holidays 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.

downtown halifaxFEATURED: Celebrate the Holiday Season in Downtown Halifax

As we flip the calendar to the festive months of 2023, Downtown Halifax is gearing up to once again become the heart of holiday cheer and family-friendly fun. Decked out with glittering lights and seasonal decor, the city invites locals and visitors to enjoy events that deliver the spirit of the holiday season.

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Halifax shopping centre FEATURED: Kick off the Holiday Shopping Season at Halifax Shopping Centre

With the latest trends, the finest stocking stuffers, and enchanting holiday experiences, it’s a place where memories are made and perfect gifts are found. Plus, with an exciting lineup of events planned throughout the season, every visit promises to be filled with joy, surprises, and that special holiday sparkle.

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 FPier 21 EATURED: Celebrate Winter at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Families looking for a fun and inclusive way to celebrate the holiday season can head to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 for a special event that blends learning with holiday festivities.

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 Christmas 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 tree 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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Tree lightingsChristmas 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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Holiday markets

Christmas Craft Fairs & Markets

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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Santa sighting The Best Places to Visit Santa in HRM

Want to know where to see Santa this holiday season? He is an extremely busy fella this time of year but luckily we have found a few places in HRM where you can catch up with him.

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If you would like to be included on our Christmas Events Guide, email for more information.