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skating HRM
Where to Skate in HRM: Public Skates and Family Skates, Winter 2023/2024

Fun Fact: Did you know that Halifax was home to British North America’s very first indoor skating rink, way back in 1863? It was in the Public Gardens! Click here to read that story from CBC Nova Scotia. Continuing with this tradition, there are plenty of Public Skates and Family
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Christmas tree
Timber! U-Cut Christmas Tree Lots in and Around HRM

Have you ever cut down your own Christmas tree? Selecting your own special tree, measuring it, sawing it down, and lugging it back to the car makes for a great family tradition that the kids will always remember. Here is our list of the best places to pick your own
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Where to visit santa
The Best Places in HRM to Visit Santa Claus

Want to know where to see Santa this holiday season? He is an extremely busy fella this time of year but luckily we have found a few places in HRM where you can catch up with him. Here’s our list of where to see Santa in HRM this Christmas. Click
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Christmas Light Displays
Lighting Up HRM! The Best Christmas Lights in Halifax, Dartmouth and Beyond!

Sponsored By Downtown Halifax It’s that time of year again… we are ‘Lighting Up HRM’! From Halifax to Bedford, Fall River to Dartmouth and everywhere in between, these are the best Christmas lights in HRM. Hundreds of staples, thousands of tie wraps and millions of ooh’s and aah’s later, we
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Holiday events
Tis the Season! 2023 Holiday Events in HRM

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and the holidays are in full swing! With dazzling light displays throughout the city, Santa sightings, Christmas markets and opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors, there are plenty of holiday events in HRM for everyone to enjoy. We’ve highlighted some of our
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Family Fun halifax
Glow Gardens Halifax

Towering exhibits, interactive activities, and glowing playgrounds will delight the whole family at Glow Gardens. Kick back and enjoy food, and festive music by local performers then shop the winter market. They will also have a big NYE celebration for the whole family. Glow Gardens Halifax When: November 22, 2023
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The Halifax Holiday Celebration

The Halifax Christmas celebrations will look a little bit different this year! In fact, these events are now called the Halifax Holiday Celebration! Look for the following events taking place the weekend of November 24-26: Christmas Tree Lighting Date: November 25, 2023 Time: 4:30-5:30 pm Location: Peace and Friendship Park
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Halifax Parade of Lights

Kick off the holiday season with some great family fun… a parade and a visit from the Jolly ol’ Fella! The Parade begins at 6 pm as usual, but there will be a slightly different route this year. Find the new route here. Don’t forget your mittens! Halifax Parade of
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Tree lightings
Tree Lightings in HRM

Nothing says the holidays quite like the majestically lit Christmas Tree. Santa is going to be busy helping to light all the trees in HRM but if anyone can do it, it’s Santa! Join in the festive fun at these Tree Lighting Ceremonies – FREE family fun for the whole
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Mad Science
Unbox a World of Mad Science This Holiday Season

Mad Science of the Maritimes offers a unique holiday gift for kids: engaging and educational experiences that stand out from typical presents. Their programs mix fun with learning, making science accessible and exciting. Central to their offerings are the Lunch and After-School Programs, which are designed to combine learning with
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