What’s happening around our beautiful city? Enjoy our month-at-a-glance listing of ongoing events in November happening in Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Sackville, and beyond!

November is here – one of the finest months on the East Coast! Nature’s colours welcome us outside and the snow usually is polite enough to hold off so we can enjoy the last of the Fall hikes, bike rides and outdoor activities! With the holidays just around the corner, there are also a huge amount of family-friendly events for everyone to enjoy. We have a full month ahead packed with parades, holiday festivities and fun!

Here is our month-at-a-glance which highlights some of the family friendly events in November and if you are looking for upcoming events, the Family Fun Halifax calendar is continually being updated with the latest news. Also, each Wednesday, we publish our ‘Weekend Roundup’ – family friendly Halifax events for the upcoming weekend. Happy November, everyone!

Nova Scotia Music Week (November 4-7): A short jaunt from the city down the 102 will lead you to Truro where you can enjoy Nova Scotia Music Week 2021. Celebrate the province’s diverse and vibrant music scene with tons of local talent performing in venues throughout downtown Truro.

Christmas at the Forum (November 5-7): Halifax’s largest holiday craft fair takes over the Forum for their 43rd annual Christmas Craft, Antiques, and Food Market. A visit to the Halifax Forum this weekend will definitely get you in the holiday spirit! There will also be four smaller shows on the four consecutive weekends following the ‘big’ show.

Stadacona Band presents ‘When Duty Called’ (November 7): The Stadacona Band and guest Indigenous artist DeeDee Austin are proud to present their Veterans’ Week Concert – ‘When Duty Called’. Admission is FREE, pre-registration is required.

Remembrance Day at the Halifax Citadel (November 11): Commemorate Remembrance Day at The Halifax Citadel National Site with FREE admission to both the site and the Army Museum. The 1st Field Artillery Regiment will fire a 21-gun salute at 11:00 am, followed by the noon gun.

Seaside Christmas (November 19-21): Head to Nova Scotia’s beautiful Eastern Shore for the 31st Annual Seaside Christmas. Follow the coastline and you will find the perfect gems for all the special people on your list when you visit the dozens of crafters, carvers, bakers, and makers!

Halifax Parade of Lights (November 20): Don your mittens, hats, and glow-sticks… the 26th annual Saltwire Halifax Parade of Lights is back! Enjoy the parade and a visit from the Jolly ol’ Fella!

Light Up Bedford Parade (November 21): It’s the annual Light Up Bedford Parade! Don’t forget to look out for the Parade ‘Hot Spots’ – businesses or organizations along the parade route offering free drinks, snacks, parking, and/or washrooms!

Alice in Pantoland at Neptune Theatre (November 23-January 9): When the evil Queen of Hearts threatens the magical land of Pantoland, Alice and her friends will need to save the day! Get ready to sing along with punchy pop songs, and zany antics as we take a trip down the rabbit hole this holiday season!

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (November 23-December 26): Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is back on stage in Halifax, at Neptune for its 18th year! Take a break from the holiday rush and settle in for this dramatic telling of this holiday classic.

Halifax Glow Gardens (November 24-January 2): Celebrate the winter season under the twinkle of a million lights with Glow Halifax – A Fairytale Christmas!

Coastal Dance Theatre presents The Nutcracker (November 26-29): Join the Coastal Dance Theatre for their performance of ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Alderney Theatre. It’s the classic tale we all know and love!

North by Night Holiday Market (November 27): Get in the festive spirit at Halifax’s hip North by Night Holiday Market. Enjoy live music, food trucks, local artisans, and family activities…an all-around good time!

Halifax Tree Lighting (November 27): Kick off the holiday season at the Grand Parade with music, entertainment, and fireworks! The Jolly ol’ Elf will help to light the beautiful tree in Halifax’s Historic Parade Square – guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit!

Christmas by the Sea (November 27): It’s truly a seaside Christmas market at Christmas by the Sea – an outdoor Christmas market in the beautiful seaside town of Lunenburg! Go for the day and join in the annual Christmas Parade in the afternoon and the tree lighting at the Bandstand in the evening!

Spryfield Santa Claus Parade (November 28): The 47th Annual Spryfield Santa Claus Parade is the longest-running Santa Claus Parade east of Montreal! Head to Spry-town for a fun afternoon of holiday festivities.

Don’t forget, in addition to the events above, there are lots of ongoing activities at these great Halifax attractions:
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Discovery Centre, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Museum of Natural HistoryAfricville Museum, Halifax LibrariesArt Gallery of Nova ScotiaShearwater Aviation Museum, Ross Farm Museum and Shubenacadie Wildlife Park.

Be sure to visit our calendar for current events happening in your community. Have a fantastic November everyone!