This is a big weekend for gallery and museum openings, large celebrations, and sports. Walk with dinosaurs, see ice sculpture take shape before your eyes, or learn how the human body works from the inside out. You and your family will play, learn and explore the weekend away.

If you are interested in scheduling some organized winter fun, we’ve put together the Ultimate Guide to Nova Scotia Ski Hills, and Where to Skate in HRM: Public Skates and Family Skates. Be sure to keep checking our calendar to stay up to date with all of the events happening in your area.

1. Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival

Head to downtown Dartmouth to experience the annual Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival – a heartwarming celebration of local talent. This all-ages fun day will include free activities, live music, ice sculpture carvings and more.

2. Chinese New Year Crafts at Alderney Landing

Continue the Chinese New Year celebration with crafts at Alderney Landing. The Alderney Landing Sunday Market will be doing demonstrations in traditional calligraphy writing and you are invited to join in the fun!

3. Check out a Exhibition Opening

This is a big weekend for gallery and museum exhibition openings! Take in some affordable, original art, march with the dinosaurs, or see how the human body works from both inside out. This is a great weekend for learning and exploring.

4. Hatfield Farm Family Roundup

Looking for some outdoor family fun? Head to Hatfield Farm for a wagon or sleigh ride adventure into the woods, with 2 departures daily at 11 am and 1 pm.

5. Cineplex Family Favourites

Cineplex Family Favourites is back! Cineplex knows how expensive it can be to take the whole family out to the movies. That’s why they created Cineplex Family Favourites: your favourite seasonal movies, for only $2.99, every Saturday at 11:00 am, at the following Cineplex Theatres: Bayers Lake, and Lower Sackville.

6. Halifax Mooseheads and Halifax Thunderbirds

He shoots- he scores! This Friday, Saturday & Sunday, watch the Halifax Mooseheads take on the vistors at Scotiabank Centre. The Halifax Thunderbirds will also be playing a home game at the Scotiabank Centre on Friday night. What a weekend for sports!

But wait… there’s more!

Curious about other events happening this month?  Check out our “Family Friendly Events in Halifax – January” and our Lesson for Kids Guide to stay in the loop. Stay tuned for our March Break Camp Guide – it is coming soon!

Did you know you can submit your family-friendly event to us? Fill out this form with your event details and a photo, and we’ll do our best to get your event added to our busy events calendar.

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