It’s the most wonderful time of the year! December is here and it’s time to eat, drink, be merry and check out all the festive events that are happening around HRM. We are getting into high gear with the Family-Friendly Holiday Concerts and Shows, Christmas Craft Markets, Santa Sightings and our Holiday Event Guide. As you take time this season to make memories with your family, check out our Holiday Light Display Guide which is being updated daily as new destinations are added.

Here is our month-at-a-glance which highlights some of the family-friendly events in December and if you are looking for upcoming events, the Family Fun Halifax calendar is continually being updated with the latest news.

Tree Lightings in HRM (November 12-December 4): 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 and you can join in the festive fun at these FREE Tree Lighting Ceremonies!

Halifax Glow Gardens (November 22– January 1): Celebrate the winter season under the twinkle of a million lights with Glow Halifax.

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (November 30 – December 30): Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is back on stage in Halifax, at Neptune for its 19th year! Take a break from the holiday rush and settle in for this dramatic telling of this holiday classic.

Santa’s Reindeer Forest at Halifax Shopping Centre (November 25 – December 23): Experience the magic and wonder of the season with Santa visits at Santa’s Reindeer Forest at the Halifax Shopping Centre.

Evergreen Festival (November 24 – December 17): Enjoy 4 weeks of outdoor family-friendly festive fun with Halifax’s newest holiday experience – the Evergreen Festival! Take in the lights, markets, and special events to get you in the holiday spirit.

Christmas at Alderney Landing (December 2-4): Get in the holiday spirit with the Traditional German Market, Food, Drinks, Carousel Rides, and lots of festive fun at The Alderney Landing!

Musquodoboit Harbour Christmas Parade of Lights (December 2): The  Annual Musquodoboit Harbour Christmas Parade of Lights is a great community event with hot apple cider at the library before the parade! Non-perishable food items and toys for the local food bank will be collected along the parade route.

Ross Farm Christmas in the Country (December 2-3): Enjoy a traditional old-time Christmas at Ross Farm’s Christmas in the Country. Sample delicious traditional holiday dishes, enjoy some of your favourite Christmas carols and weather permitting, there will be horse-drawn rides.

Joyful Jingles (December 16th): Get ready to jingle and mingle at Joyful Jingles, the ultimate Christmas bash for kids and teens, filled with festive fun and holiday cheer.

Don’t forget, in addition to the events above, there are lots of ongoing activities at these great Halifax attractions:
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Discovery Centre, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Museum of Natural HistoryAfricville Museum, Halifax LibrariesArt Gallery of Nova ScotiaShearwater Aviation Museum, Ross Farm Museum and Shubenacadie Wildlife Park.

Be sure to visit our calendar for current events happening in your community. Have a fantastic December everyone!