January

Family Literacy Day
Family Literacy Day

  Read, play a game, tell a joke, follow a recipe… What are you going to do to encourage literacy on this year’s Family Literacy Day? Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative held annually on January 27 to teach families the importance of reading and engaging in other
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Best Places to go Sledding in Halifax
The Best Places to go Sledding in Halifax

Are you looking for the best places to go sledding in HRM? Look no further! Here’s our list of the top 10 best hills, plus a fabulous map that can show you all of the recommended sledding and tobogganing hills in the greater Halifax region. If we are missing your
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Robbie Burns Kilted Ski Day at Wentworth
Robbie Burns Kilted Ski Day at Wentworth: Wear a Kilt and Ski for FREE!

Wear a kilt to Ski Wentworth on Saturday, January 25th, and receive a FREE lift ticket!  Can’t find any tartan in your closet? Nay bother! There are a limited number of kilts for rent in the lodge, with proceeds going to Children’s Wish Foundation. There will be races in three
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NS Mass Choir 2020
Nova Scotia Mass Choir presents “The Dream Continues” Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Nova Scotia Mass Choir presents, “The Dream Continues”- a tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. featuring special guests: Canadian R & B Singer JRDN, EBC Dancers and Gospel Songstress Lenora Simmonds Tickets are $28.00 and can be purchased at www.artscentre.dal.ca or by phone at 902-494-3820. The show
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Mills Brothers Christmas Window Display
Revisit The Classic Mills Brothers Christmas Window Display at Holiday Village – The Museum of Natural History

Do you remember the Christmas window at Mills Brothers – the one with mechanical Snow White and the seven dwarfs? So intricate, so magical, and such a special part of Halifax history! If like us, you have been mourning the loss of the old Mills Brothers Christmas window display on
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New-Years-2020
Family Friendly New Years Eve and New Years Day Events in Halifax 2020

Happy New Year, Halifax! Check out our list of Family Friendly New Years Eve and New Years Day Events in Halifax including family-friendly concerts, fireworks, polar bear swims and levees. For adult events, check-in with our friends at Destination Halifax, or to learn more about levees, read this interesting article about The Maritime Levee
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Halifax City Hall
2020 New Years Day Levees in Halifax

The New Years Day Levee is a wholly Canadian event! Read more about the tradition here. In Halifax, there are several Levees, which are simply meet-and-greets for Governors and dignitaries or elected officials to say “Happy New Year!” to the public.  Although most kids over the age of 10 are likely
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New Year's at Noon
Mayor’s New Years Day Levee

All are welcome to attend the annual Mayor’s New Years Day Levee at City Hall. The levee is a special opportunity for Nova Scotians to exchange New Year’s greetings with the Mayor, Mike Savage, and Regional Council. Light refreshments will be provided. Mayor’s New Years Day Levee When:  Tuesday, January
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Lieutenant Governor's New Year's Day Levee
Lieutenant Governor’s New Years Day Levee

All are welcome to attend the annual Lieutenant Governor’s New Year’s Day Levee at Government House. The levee is a special opportunity for Nova Scotian’s to exchange New Year’s greetings with the Lieutenant Governor and to visit the oldest vice-regal residence in North America. Lieutenant Governor’s New Years Day Levee
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Herring Cove Polar Bear Dip
Herring Cove Polar Bear Dip

  Start 2020 off with a splash – join in the 25th annual Herring Cove Polar Bear Dip! They welcome both first-time jumpers and annual jumpers and hope to make this year the biggest yet! There is no cost to take the dip, however, they encourage all jumpers to take
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