DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN is the Downtown Halifax Business Commission’s series of vivid light shows and installations around Downtown Halifax. It includes colourful light projection shows that help light up our dark winter nights.

Each light show is projected onto the former Halifax Memorial Library at Grafton Park (corner of Spring Garden Road and Grafton Street) and features different seasonal and cultural themes. The series will run until March 2023, and any shows with overlapping dates will run back-to-back with each other with a short break in between.

Upcoming shows:

  • African Heritage Month Light Show (February 1 – 28)
  • Valentine’s Day Light Show  (February 10 – 14)
  • Heritage Day Light Show (February 17 – 20)
  • ‘Spring is Coming’ Light show  (March 1 – 31)
  • International Women’s Day Light Show (March 7 – 11)
  • March Break Light Show  (March 13 – 20)
  • Patrick’s Day Light Show  (March 17 – 20)

DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN also includes the winter-themed lights in Peace and Friendship Park, and trees wrapped with twinkly lights in Granville Mall, Raymond Taavel Park and along Bedford Row.

Delightful Downtown

Don’t let the cold weather stop you from exploring Downtown Halifax. Be sure to take advantage of all the fun things to do, including dining out, attending exhibitions, and cheering on one of our city’s sports teams.

Both the Halifax Mooseheads and the Halifax Thunderbirds are back in action at the Scotiabank Centre. With multiple home games this season, there are plenty of opportunities to take in the action and cheer for the home team. Go Halifax Go!

Tickle your taste buds and enjoy Dine Around happening from February 1st – 28th. This is your chance to savour special menus from your favourite Halifax restaurants, which will be featuring special fixed price menus priced from $10 to $50.

There are also exciting new exhibitions opening this season at each of our world-class attractions including the Discovery Centre, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Check out their respective websites for more details.

It never hurts to plan ahead, so be sure to visit DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN for a full the schedule of showtimes, and if you are worried about parking, visit  Downtown Halifax to make your parking plan before heading out.

Enjoy DELIGHTFUL Downtown Halifax this winter season!


Where: Downtown Halifax
When: Until March 2023