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January

McDonald’s Family Night in Celebration of Literacy Day

Join in the fun at a literacy themed McDonald’s Family Night event to celebrate Family Literacy Day and inspire your child’s love of reading! This special event will feature live readings of ‘The Secret Life of Squirrels’ by local Canadian author, Nancy Rose. Children in attendance will also receive a copy
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Rays Wildlife
Little Ray’s Wildlife Festival

Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo is combining forces with Nashwaak Valley Farm and returning to Halifax with the Little Ray’s Wildlife Festival – an enormous wildlife extravaganza that your kids will LOVE! The 15,000 square foot exhibit will feature over 30 live animal exhibits, 2 highly interactive educational programs that will rotate
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Literacy Day
Family Literacy Day Celebration – Creative Pathways to Literacy

  You are invited to bring the whole family to the Family Literacy Day event at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Halifax. The Dartmouth Learning Network and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Halifax (Dartmouth North Site) have teamed up to bring you a hands-on event to
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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 literacy-related
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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
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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
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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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