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

Get active

bowling HalifaxThe Best Places to Bowl in HRM

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

Indoor pools

The Best Indoor Pools

Here are the best places to swim in HRM – enjoy a splash with your tot, tween, teen or family. Be sure to double check each website to make sure the pool is open during the holidays.

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!

Get out and about

Concerts and showsConcerts 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.


Discovery Centre– The Discovery Centre is open December 28th-31st. Go explore this hands-on science centre with family and friends.

Take in the last of the Christmas lights

Christmas Lights HalifaxLighting 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.