concertsKids love the sounds of Christmas, and in Halifax we are blessed with a huge variety of concerts and shows to get your family in the Christmas spirit. Here’s our list of when and where you can enjoy all your favourite family friendly concerts and shows. Click on each of the headings for more details.

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TAG Theatre presents ‘The Wizard of Oz?’

Follow some favourite panto characters on their journey along a brick road. The annual holiday Pantomime is an adaptation of a familiar tale that has all your favourite characters, lots of silliness and fun for the whole family!

When: Thursday, November 21st – Saturday, December 7th, 2019
Time: Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00 pm/ Saturday, Sunday at 2:00 pm
Where: The Pond Playhouse, 6 Parkhill Road, Jollimore, Halifax
Website: Theatre Arts Guild

A Beary Merry Christmas Featuring the Stadacona Band

Featuring The Stadacona Band, this concert is a family favourite. Tickets are $10 and if you are able, please bring along a toy for donation and help make a child’s Christmas a little brighter.

When: Monday, November 25th, 2019
Time: 7:30pm
Where: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie Arts Centre, Halifax
Tickets:  Dal Arts Centre

Neptune Theatre presents Peter Pan

Get lost in a land of pirates, mischief and adventure when Wendy, Michael and John find themselves whisked away to Never-you-mind-land by a mysterious flying boy – all with the latest pop songs, belly-laughs and fun for the whole family!

When: November 26th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020
Time: Tuesday – Friday 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 2:00pm/7:30pm
Where: Neptune Theatre, 1593 Argyle St, Halifax (Fountain Hall)

Neptune Theatre presents A Christmas Carol

“Every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through his heart,” says Scrooge. A must-see!

When: November 27th – December 28th, 2019
Time: 2:00pm/7:30pm (check schedule for daily times)
Where: Neptune Scotiabank Stage

Coastal Dance Theatre presents The Nutcracker

See this classic Christmas tale performed by local Coastal Dance Theatre at the beautiful Alderney Landing.

When: Friday, November 29th –  Sunday, December 1st, 2019
Time: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm/ Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm
Where: Alderney Theatre, 2 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth
Website: Alderney Landing

Symphony Nova Scotia presents Christmas with Heather Rankin and Friends

Symphony Nova Scotia celebrates the season with East Coast music icon, Heather Rankin! 

When: Friday, November 29th – Sunday, December 1st, 2019
Time: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 2:00 pm
Where: Dalhousie Arts Centre, Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax
Website: Symphony Nova Scotia
Tickets: Dal Arts Centre

‘A Cringle Christmas’, presented by Central Zone Players

When: Thursday, December 5th – Saturday, December 8th, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm (also an additional show at 2:00 pm on Saturday)
Where: Alderney Theatre, 2 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth
Website: Alderney Landing

The Nutcracker, presented by Symphony Nova Scotia

Presented by Symphony Nova Scotia, with puppets from Mermaid Theatre, this has been a Halifax holiday tradition for 25 years!

When: Friday, December 6th – Sunday, December 15th, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm/5:30 pm/7:30 pm (check schedule for performance times)
Where: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie Arts Centre
Website: Symphony Nova Scotia

Charlie Brown’s Christmas Featuring Jerry Granelli’s Trio

Halifax Jazz Festival presents Tales of a Charlie Brown Christmas, featuring The Jerry Granelli Trio and The Sacred Heart Children’s Choir at the Spatz Theatre. 

When: Sunday, December 15th, 2019
Time: 2:00pm/7:00 pm
Where: Spatz Theatre, Halifax

The Celtic Christmas Show

When: Saturday, December 14th, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Alderney Landing Theatre, Dartmouth

A King’s Christmas

The University of King’s College Chapel Choir performs a beautiful blend of carols from the medieval to the modern. Suitable for older kids and teens who love music. 

When: Sunday, December 14th, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm
Where: At. John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg

The Barra MacNeils – An East Coast Christmas

Join the Barra MacNeils for their 20th Anniversay Christmas Tour!

When: Sunday, December 22nd, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm/7:30 pm
Where: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie Arts Centre

Symphony Nova Scotia presents Handel’s Messiah

Presented by Symphony Nova Scotia, Handel’s Messiah is a masterpiece of beauty and joy that has become a highlight of the Christmas season for millions around the world every year.

When: Friday, December 20th and Saturday, December 21st, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie Arts Centre
Website: Symphony Nova Scotia

Chebucto Symphony Orchestra presents: Messiah From Scratch

The event where YOU can practice and perform Handel’s Messiah! Click here for more details. 

When: Friday, December 27th, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm rehearsal, 3:15pm performance
Where: Faith Tabernacle Church, 6225 Summit Street, Halifax