Family Friendly Concerts and Shows in Halifax this Christmas

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 seasonal concerts and shows. Click on each of the headings for more details.

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Cirque Musica Holiday presents ‘Wonderland’

Spectacular circus performers meet full symphony orchestra

When: Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th, 2018
Time: Saturday at 8:00 pm/Sunday at 2:00 pm
Where: Scotiabank Centre

TAG Theatre presents Sleeping Beauty

Follow the good fairies as TAG Theatre takes you on a magical, musical journey to save Rose and help her find ‘true love’s first kiss’. 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 22nd – Saturday, December 8th, 2018
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
Tickets: Tickets Atlantic 

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 26th, 2018
Time: 7:30pm
Where: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie Arts Centre, Halifax
Tickets:  Dal Arts Centre

Neptune Theatre presents Cinderella

Get into the Christmas spirit with the ultimate family show for the holidays. This age-old tale tells of cinderella, her fairy godmother and her Prince Charming – all with the latest pop songs, belly-laughs and fun for the whole family!.

When: November 27th, 2018 – January 5th, 2019
Time: Tuesday – Friday 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 2:00pm/7:30pm
Where: Neptune Theatre, 1593 Argyle St, Halifax (Fountain Hall)

A Christmas Carol, presented by Eastern Front Theatre

“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. Actor Bevan-John plays all twenty roles in Christmas classic. A must-see!

When: November 28th – December 27th, 2018
Time: 10:00am/2:00pm/7:30pm (check schedule for daily times)
Where: Neptune Scotiabank Stage
Tickets: (info and links to box office)

Coastal Dance Theatre presents Alice in Winterland

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

When: Friday, November 30th –  Sunday, December 2nd, 2018
Time: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm/ Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm
Where: Alderney Theatre, 2 Ochterloney Street
Website: Alderney Landing

Symphony Nova Scotia presents A Celtic Tenors Christmas

When: Friday, November 30th – Sunday, December 2nd, 2018
Time: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 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

Swing Into Christmas with John Gracie

When: Saturday, December 1st, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Bella Rose Arts Centre
Address: 283 Thomas Raddall Drive, Halifax
Website: Bella Rose Arts Centre

Dress for Success Holiday Magic

When: Saturday, December 1st, 2018
Time: 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Where: Spatz Theatre
Address: 1855 Trollope St, Halifax

‘It’s a Central Cryogenic Christmas’

When: Wednesday, December 5th – Saturday, December 8th, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm (also an additional show at 2:30 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 7th – Sunday, December 16th, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm/4:00 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 9th, 2018
Time: 2:00pm
Where: Spatz Theatre, Halifax
Tickets: Halifax Jazz Festival

Swing into the Holidays

Halifax Jazz Festival presents ‘Swing into the Holidays’,featuring the Tuesday Night Band, Kitty & the Katz, George Hebert & Standard Time, and the Back Alley Big Band, ft. Doris Mason and produced by acclaimed jazz percussionist, Artie Irwin. 

When: Sunday, December 9th, 2018
Time: 7:00pm
Where: Spatz Theatre, Halifax
Tickets: Halifax Jazz Festival

The Celtic Christmas Show

When: Friday, December 14th, 2018
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 16th, 2018
Time: 4:00pm/7:30pm
Where: Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax

The Barra MacNeils – An East Coast Christmas

Join the Barra MacNeils as they head home to Cape Breton after a Nationwide tour. 

When: Monday, December 17th and Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
Time: 7:30pm
Where: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie Arts Centre

Chebucto Symphony Orchestra presents: Messiah From Scratch

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

When: Thursday, December 27th, 2018
Time: 2:00pm rehearsal, 3:15pm performance
Where: Faith Tabernacle Church, 6225 Summit Street, Halifax

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