This holiday season make memories or start a new family tradition by joining your community for some festive fun at one of the many Christmas Tree Lightings happening all over HRM! There are no shortage of celebrations so we've made a list so you can find one, or a few, near you!

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Bishop’s Landing

Where: 1475 Lower Water St, Halifax

When: November 22 at 6pm

The Halifax waterfront tree will light up at 6pm with special guests, The Big Sing, who will lead the crowd in a holiday sing-along!

 

Grand Parade

Where: 1770 Barrington St, Halifax

When: November 23 at 6pm

If you decide to venture downtown for the tree lighting at the Grand Parade you will not be disappointed! There’s something for everyone, including:…

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We must remember.

For many of us, war is something that we see in history books, newspapers, or on a television screen. Many of us now were born during a time of peace and only see war happening in distant parts of the world. We can often take for granted the freedom that we are afforded each and every day. Remembrance Day is a time to remember the courage and sacrifices our military forces made for us. Not only the men and women who fought in the wars, but their families who lost their loved ones because they willingly chose to fight to preserve our peace and make the world a better place.

This Remembrance Day, we gather to honour our Veterans and pay tribute to the brave men and women, who over many years, have answered the call to serve.  

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It's ALMOST the most wonderful time of the year!

With the holidays quickly approaching, we want to encourage supporting and shopping local this year. Whether it's for decor, gifts, or yummy treats, HRM Holiday Markets have you covered! With a market happening almost every weekend until the first week of December you're sure to find tons of items from your list while supporting members of your community. 

We've put together a list of our favourite winter craft shows to help you stay on top of your shopping list and support local!

Kicking off the season is a classic, Christmas at the Forum

Christmas at the Forum is the longest running craft show in Atlantic Canada with over 325 exhibitors from across the country it's no wonder it's the largest…

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5 Family Friendly & Not So Family Friendly Haunted Round Up!

 

Hallowe’en is fast approaching, so it’s time for a round up some places to get your scare on.

 

Halifax Citadel Ghost Walks

Did you even know that the Citadel was haunted?!? I was today years old when I found this out.

I wouldn’t categorize this Ghost Walk as child friendly, but I’ll leave that up to your discretion! Some people enjoy scaring the daylights out of their kids….. I am one of those people. I see it as preparing them for life! It is pretty scary after all.

Ghost Tour: Dare to be scared – “The Citadel gate swings open to reveal a tour guide in full period uniform standing on the drawbridge holding a glowing lantern aloft in the deepening twilight. He silently…

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“Sweata Weatha” has finally arrived and I. Am. Here. For it. How pumped are you that Fall is here? Not only do we get to wear snazzy boots, cozy sweaters and scarves, but it’s also one of my favourite times to decorate. The colours, the textures, the crafty things you can do inside and out! Fall is LIFE. My hair likes it too. It’s not partial to humidity! Can I get an AMEN from my curly haired peeps?

As we make way for PSL Season, we start to think about Fall home décor.  There is no shortage of ideas for decorating for this season but, I’ve highlighted some of the very best fall decorating ideas I have come up with!

 

So, in my home, I’m stuck somewhere between a modern/refined look and rustic/farm inspired look. I equate this to a midlife…

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Halloween is finally coming! 31 Days!!! Are you as excited as I am?

If you’re anything like me and my family, you LOVE Halloween and everything that comes along with it. The scary, the cute, the funny, and the gory; it’s our favourite time of the year.

With all the Blockbuster Movies that came out in late 2018 and 2019, there is sure to be a lot of our little ones wanting to sport the newest Superhero, Villain or character costumes!

Here are a few of the favourite picks I’ve come up with for 2019:

First up is the most adorable costume for babies.

As I’m sure you know, the live action release of Dumbo came out earlier this year and this costume has got to be one of the cutest baby costumes I have seen to date! I may be partial to…

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Okay, let’s take a breath and talk about this. Or maybe it’s just me that needs to take a breath…. I can’t be the only one that’s starting to freak out? It’s happening!! School is coming!

The start of the school year isn’t just a major shift for our kids. It’s a major shift for us parents too! The lazy days of summer are almost over and it is a sad time indeed. But have no fear, I’ve come up with the few tips to help make the transition back into school life as smooth as possible.

First and foremost, remember to enlist some help. You don’t have to do it all by yourself.  By doing it all by yourself, you will end up being exhausted and “aint nobody got time for that“ - maybe for a cold pop though? (Please tell me someone gets that…

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Natal Day festivities begin in HRM this Friday, August 2, 2019 and continue all weekend! So if you're looking to have some fun this weekend, you won't have to go very far!

We've put together a few of the highlights going on this weekend. Check it out! 

 Saturday August 3, 2019

11th Annual Mother Goose Festival

Gather the kiddos and meet Little Bo Peep and her real sheep at the Dartmouth Ferry Terminal Park for this free event! You will also find Mother Goose along with your favourite nursery rhyme animals. There will be dancing, treasure finding, singing and much more.  From 10:00am-1:00pm Presented by the Dartmouth Kiwanis Club

The Mayor & Council Garden Party 

Come see the Halifax Public Gardens like you've never seen it…

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Canada Day 2019

Canada is turning 152 this year and we want to help you celebrate from where ever you are in HRM!

Here you will find a list of all things Canada to do this Canada Day long weekend! If we missed anything, please let us know in the comments.

 

Where to go for the breakfast EATS!

 Who doesn’t love pancakes?!? And even better, everywhere listed below has free pancakes!! 

  •        July 1st | Lakeside Legion – Lakeside - 8:30am-10:30am 
  •        July 1st | Dewolf Park – Bedford – 9:00am-11:00am 
  •        July 1st | Grand Parade Square – Halifax – 8:00am-10:00am
  •        July 1st | Alderney Landing – Dartmouth – 8:00am-10:00am

 

Where to go to CELEBRATE!

 So, you’re full now and you need to…

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Looking for some family fun this weekend? The sun will be shinning (for at least one day... might change though) and it should be around a balmy 16 degrees! Warmer temps are coming right? Riiiiight?!?!? 

There is this awesome website we use quite often to find out about kid friendly events going on in the HRM and it is called Family Fun Halifax. If you click on that hyperlink it will take you to this weekend's events. A quick summary about two cool events going on this weekend is below:

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - A FREE Fishing Derby being held at White Point Beach! This is their 5th Annual Derby and it's sure to be a fun one! All you have to do is register by emailing greatday@whitepoint.com . You have to be able to get there pretty early but,…

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