The 2023 Holiday Shopping season is in full swing, and it’s the perfect time to start checking items off your family’s wish list. Luckily, the Halifax Shopping Centre is your one-stop destination for all your festive needs. With the latest trends, the finest stocking stuffers, and enchanting holiday experiences, it’s a place where memories are made and perfect gifts are found. Plus, with an exciting lineup of events planned throughout the season, every visit promises to be filled with joy, surprises, and that special holiday sparkle. Whether you’re shopping, participating in fun activities, or just soaking up the festive atmosphere, Halifax Shopping Centre is set to make your holiday season unforgettable.

Kick things off with the Halifax Shopping Centre’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting on November 17th. Warm up with some hot chocolate and say hello to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, then get ready for a toe-tapping show from The Mellotones. This local band is set to deliver a performance packed with soulful vocals, vibrant horns, and beats that will make you glad you remembered those dancing shoes. As the rhythm winds down, gather your loved ones for the grand illumination of the towering 20+ foot Christmas tree. And keep your eyes peeled – you might just spot the cheerful twinkle of Santa’s eye!

Halifax Shopping Centre’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

Date: November 17, 2023
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Halifax Shopping Centre – Under the Skylight, Level 3


Santa breakfast


Santa Claus is returning to the Shopping Centre for the holiday festivities and he’s inviting you to join him for a pancake breakfast on November 25th. Enjoy face painting and the company of some special cuddly guests who are fans of warm hugs. With seating times available for seating at both 9:00 am to 10:00 am, make sure to register early to claim your preferred time. Tickets are just $5 each, which gets you a serving of pancakes, complimentary coffee, and your choice of orange or apple juice. And the cherry on top? All proceeds from the breakfast will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, making this meal a gift that keeps on giving.

Santa Breakfast

Date: November 25, 2023
Seating Times: 9am-10am & 10am-11am
Location: Halifax Shopping Centre Terrace
Cost: $5/person, all proceeds supporting Make-A-Wish

santa visits

Santa’s Reindeer Forest

Get ready to jingle all the way to the Reindeer Forest, where Santa himself will be waiting to meet you and your little ones this holiday season. Mark your calendars for a magical experience every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from November 25th to December 23rd. Capture the moment with a free photo on your phone, or choose to cherish the memory with a professional 4×6 print for just $10 — with payment options aplenty (cash, debit, Visa, and Mastercard, all welcome). Best of all, you’ll be spreading the joy even further, as $5 from each print goes to the local Make-A-Wish foundation, making dreams come true for children in need. Come, celebrate the season of giving and make a wish while you’re at it!

Date: November 25 to December 23, 2023
Location: Inside Entrance 4
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Remember, Halifax Shopping Centre isn’t just about finding the perfect gifts; it’s about enjoying the festive spirit that makes this season special.