Christmas has passed and your are now in holiday limbo. You’re trying your best to make memories with your family that will last a life time, but you’re also exhausted, full of cheese and tired of cleaning. That is why we have put together a list of things to get your kids out of the house and keep everyone busy before starting the new year.


Get active

Best Places to Bowl in HRM

It is time to teach your kids about the fun we use to have perfecting our bowling stride back in the day. Ordering fries, drinking sodas, and playing arcade games, the bowling ally has always been a great place for families to have inexpensive fun no matter ability or group size.


Public Skates and Family Skates

There are plenty of Public Skates and Family Skates in Halifax this winter.This list includes all the kids and family skates we could find, plus some adult skates, so you can get some healthy ‘me-time’.


roller skateRoller Skating at Upshaw’s Roller Dome
Upshaw’s Roller Dome is a roller skating rink inspired by the “old-school” roller rinks of the 1980s. With open skates, special events and even holiday hours for Winter2022/2023, this is an activity the whole family will love.


Where to Go Swimming in HRM

Here are the best places to swim in HRM – enjoy a splash with your tot, tween, teen or family.


Go for a walk

Sometimes setting the reset button is as simple as getting outside for some fresh air. take a stroll around the neighbourhood, head to your local trail or better yet, go for a winter walk on a beach.

Attend an event

Concerts and shows

There are still a few incredible shows for you to catch before the new year! Check out this list and see what is still on.


Glow Gardens

There is still time to frolic under the glow of thousands of twinkling lights. This season’s festival will run until January 2nd, 2023. There will even be a special New Years Eve event. Let’s get GLOWing Halifax!


Family Fest

Family Fest is back for its 2nd annual event with tons of fun for everyone! With interactive games, bouncy castles, VR pods and more, this is sure to be a unique holiday experience.


Take in the last of the Christmas lights

Lighting Up HRM! The Best Christmas Lights in Halifax, Dartmouth and Beyond!

Hundreds of staples, thousands of tie wraps and millions of ooh’s and aah’s later, we are ‘Lighting up Halifax, Dartmouth and Beyond’. Check out this list and keep an eye on which programs are still running through until the new year! Best sure to check out the projection show at Parade Square.


Neighbourhood Christmas Lights Throughout HRM and Beyond

Most homes continue to keep their Christmas lights up until the new year, so there is still time to drive around and take it all in.


Catch a game

The World Juniors are n Halifax!

Who is ready for some world class hockey? The 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship is taking in place Dec. 26, 2022, to Jan. 5, 2023 in our very own Scotiabank Centre.