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 to enjoy in Downtown Halifax this holiday season.
The days may be getting shorter, but that doesn’t mean that there is less to do. The hustle and bustle of the season combined with your family’s growing wish list, means you need to find a way to do it all. Luckily, Downtown Halifax is your one-stop shop for holiday entertainment, deliciously festive food, and the perfect place to shop till you drop.
Nothing says Christmas like handmade crafts and locally sourced goods, and we all know Nova Scotia has the best food producers and most talented artisans. See the best of what Nova Scotia has to offer at one of the many fantastic Christmas markets and craft fairs held in the heart of Halifax this holiday season. Craft Nova Scotia will be holding its annual Designer Craft Show November 18th-20th, The Curio Collective is back November 26th-27th with their one-of-a-kind Vintage Christmas Show, and The Halifax Club will be hosting a Pop-up Holiday Market with live music and local small businesses on December 11th.Halifax is also home to the famous Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market and the Halifax Brewery Farmers’ Market. This season, The Brewery Farmers Market will host a holiday kick-off event, Holiday Hygge, on December 3rd, and you can expect to see all following Saturday markets filled to the brim with crafters, artisans and holiday cheer.
If you enjoy reflecting on Christmas history and traditions, you will love the Victorian Christmas event held at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site on November 26th-27th. There will be Victorian carols, stories from the past, an opportunity to wander through the soldier encampment and more. You can also tour the Citadel by candlelight at the Citadel by Candlelight Holiday Tour from November 18th-December 17th. The fort is a perfect backdrop for friends and families to capture the magic of the holidays.When you are ready to take a break from the holiday ruckus, grab a seat and take in a musical theatre show at Neptune Theatre. This year they are offering the ultimate classic, Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and the modern-day holiday classic, Elf The Musical. Singing along to these lively events are sure to help everyone embrace the season. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is by singing loud for all to hear.
Speaking of classics, you can catch the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cats, at the Scotiabank Centre on November 25th – 27th. And a classic staple of any holiday season is dancing along to Boney M’s “Holiday Favourites and Classic Hits”. On November 22nd, you can see them live! Don’t forget your dancing shoes.
With an abundance of magical events to please the senses, there is no better way to get into the holiday spirit than the 27th Annual SaltWire Holiday Parade of Lights. If twinkling holiday light displays are your thing, be sure to make some time to explore the installations along the Halifax waterfront, throughout downtown Halifax, and beyond. The Evergreen Festival is back with lights and live music on the waterfront, a Hot Cocoa Trail, and a variety of local food, drink, apparel, gifts, and more.
Some of the best attractions our city has to offer are located downtown and they are ready to welcome you this holiday season.