Even though the holidays have come to an end , there's still lots of exciting festivals and events happening in and around Halifax. From live music to delicious local eats to intricate ice sculptures, there's always something fun to do this season! Keep reading for the top events happening in Halifax Regional Municipality this in winter.

Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival

Open Waters Festival

January 8-14, 2024 | Multiple Venues in Halifax

Open Waters Festival is a celebration of new music here in Halifax. The festival is comprised of 21 events showcasing music from Symphony Nova Scotia, Orbit Duo, Dr. Jordan Institute, the Halifax Regional Arts Orchestra and more! View the festival schedule here.

Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival

January 26-28, 2024 | Downtown…

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! From Christmas parades to charming markets to stunning holiday light displays, there's tons of festive fun to be had all over Halifax Regional Municipality. We've rounded up Halifax's most exciting holiday events so you don't miss a second of seasonal cheer!

Use the following links to skip to the holiday activity you're looking for:

  • Christmas Tree Lightings
  • Holiday Parades
  • Holiday Light Displays
  • Festive Events
  • Holiday Markets
  • Santa Visits

Christmas Tree Lightings

Gathering around your community's Christmas tree for its first lighting of the season makes such a magical night. There's often cheerful music, warm hot chocolate and maybe even a visit from Santa himself. It's a a…

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Holiday Market and Craft Show season is well underway here in Halifax Regional Municipality! There's nothing like finding that perfect, unique gift made with love by a local artisan. With everything from homewares to baked goods to clothing to bath and beauty products, craft markets are such a great opportunity to enjoy some warm holiday cheer while supporting small businesses. Keep reading to see where you can find a market near you!

Two women shopping at holiday craft market

Christmas At the Forum

November 10-12 & 17-19 | Halifax Forum

Don't worry if you missed out on Christmas at the Forum's "The Big Show", there's two "Boutique Shows" also happening this month! The Boutique Shows are described as a more intimate shopping experience, with less crowds and smaller selection of…

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The spookiest night of the year is fast approaching but there's still plenty of time for thrills and chills. From haunted houses to ghost encounters to scary movie screenings, there's tons of spine-tingling events happening in and around Halifax Regional Municipality this October.

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Bluenose Ghosts Festival

october 11th-15th & 18th-31st | Alderney landing

Alderney Landing's Bluenose Ghosts Festival is famously home to the scariest haunted house in Halifax Regional Municipality, and this year, it's gotten even scarier! Parental discretion is advised.  The festival has plenty more scares in store, including a family-friendly escape room, a simulated casket ride and more! Tickets can be purchased on site from October 11th-15th & 18th-31st,…

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Dartmouth Home Coming Soon to MLS®!

This stunning home in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia is coming soon to the market! With three spacious bedrooms and four bathrooms, 52 Lexington Avenue offers plenty of space for family or houseguests.

Dartmouth Home for Sale 52 Lexington

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This Halifax Condo is Coming Soon to MLS®

40 Chelton Woods Lane is a quiet building in Clayton Park West, Halifax, near tons of great options for shopping, dining and entertainment.

Halifax Home for Sale 40 Chelton Woods Lane Living Room

Unit 203 is over 1,200 sqft with two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The sun soaked living room overlooks the rear green space and walks out to a covered deck. This condo is move-in ready and looking for new owners! Find more information and view photos here.

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There's so many fun things to do this September in Halifax! From exciting new events like Halifax's first International Fleet Week to long awaited traditions like the Halifax Urban Folk Festival, there's tons of events happening this month that you won't want to miss.

Halifax International Fleet Week

International Halifax Fleet Week

September 7th-10th | Halifax

Ready Aye Ready, Halifax is hosting its first International Fleet Week this month! Join the Royal Canadian Navy and more than 1,200 sailors from the U.S, U.K., France and Germany in this exciting celebration of service at sea. There’s lots of exciting events happening, including public ship tours, live musical performances from the Stadacona Band, CAF booths, a rugby match and a Fleet Week Ceilidh. Topping it all…

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You know when your neighbour puts their house up for sale, you see the sign hanging for weeks, people are going in and out of the house every day for viewings, and then one day the REALTOR® changes that For Sale sign to SOLD. Now you’re left speculating with all the other neighbours what the house actually ended up selling for.

Instead of settling for your and your neighbours' best guesses, find the facts. You can now view the sold price of ANY home that was listed on MLS®, and sold in Nova Scotia in the past 3 years, right here on ThinkHalifax.com. Just click the button below, or the button on our home page, and you'll be able to see the latest sold homes in Nova Scotia, what they sold for, what they were originally listed for, and more valuable…

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Natal Day weekend is almost here which means it's just about time for a long weekend of relaxing in the sun, enjoying live music, going to the parade, and of course, fireworks! There tons of events happening in Halifax and Dartmouth this Natal Day weekend. Some are time-honoured traditions, like BuskerFest and the Bridgewalk, and other are brand new, like Crescendo Fest, Halifax's first music festival featuring all Black musicians! Keep reading for what to do and where to go to celebrate the birth of Halifax-Dartmouth.

Halifax Dartmouth Natal Day Fireworks

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On July 6, 2023 the Halifax Commons Pool finally opened and it’s been packed with swimmers ever since! The pool is open every day with specific swim times for lane swimming and open swims, completely free of charge.

Halifax Commons Pool

Before heading to the pool, you'll need to check the swim times online. There are multiple Open Swim/Lane swimming times throughout each day. At the end of each swim time, swimmers are asked to exit the pool so that the next lineup of swimmers can enter. I think this is a great system to allow for everyone to get a turn in the pool!

Plan to arrive 15-25 minutes before the swim begins to secure a spot in line. There were two times that I’d arrived too late (5 minutes until the swim time) and they'd already reached max capacity, so I…

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