Found 18 blog entries tagged as Dartmouth.

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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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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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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Easter's right around the corner and the Bunny will be hopping into Halifax in no time! There's plenty of fun activities for the whole family happening all over Halifax Regional Municipality this year, so keep reading to find out where to hunt for eggs, where get a photo with the bunny and where to find the sweetest Easter treats!

Children decorating easter eggs

Photos with the Bunny at Mic Mac Mall

Until April 8 | mic Mac mall

Capture Easter memories with a photo with the Bunny at Bunnyland in Mic Mac Mall! All proceeds will support Easter Seals Nova Scotia's programming for Nova Scotians living with disabilities. Printed photos are $7 for 1 copy, $20 for 3, and $30 for 5 copies. Debit, Credit and cash payments will be accepted. Find Bunnyland on Level 1 next to the…

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To most kids growing up during Halifax’s snowy winters, absolutely nothing's better than speeding down a slippery hill for hours on their favourite toboggan, sledding tube or crazy carpet. Even if you've outgrown your old pair of snow boots and ski pants, you're never too old to to get out and enjoy a snowy day!

Whether you're looking for a nostalgic day out in the snow or looking for a new hill to take the kids, keep reading for our top picks of sledding hills in HRM.

Family sledding

Citadel Hill

5425 Sackville Street, downtown halifax

Citadel Hill is a must-visit for any avid sledder! The massive hill overlooking Downtown offers tons of space and many different inclines to choose from. The view of Halifax from the top of the hill is an added bonus!

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Looking for some fun things to do this winter in the Halifax area? There's lots of exciting festivals and events happening all over Halifax Regional Municipality in the coming few weeks, so bundle up and get out there to make some winter memories!

Family outside enjoying Winter

1. Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival

January 27th-29th | Downtown dartmouth

The 2023 Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival is back again this year for another exciting three days of ice sculptures, live music and Winter fun!

It all starts on Friday, January 27th with an Ice Carving Workshop at 9am. Celebrated ice carver Richard Chaisson will be holding the workshop right outside of Alderney Landing. If you're interested in attending the workshop, the festival asks that you let them know through this…

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Do you have a cat lover in your life? Someone that loves their cat(s), the cats of the world, and any and all homewares or clothing items that feature the precious creatures. If you're like me, you know a few cat lovers and are one yourself! These cat-themed gifts can all be found at locally-owned businesses around HRM and are all absolutely adorable!

Halifax and area gifts for the Cat Lover

Cat Mom & Dad Keychains

I found both of these sweet keychains while browsing the Fisherman's Cove Shops last year and they've been proudly hanging from our keys ever since!

The Nova Scotia Licence Plate "Cat Dad" keychain is locally made by Blue Crab Creative Design. They have tons of designs, including local areas like Waverley, Timberlea, and Cow Bay! Purchase one online here or find them…

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You know the person that enjoys the comfort of their own home much more than being out and about and in a crowd of people (maybe you are that person, I am!)? Today's Local Experts Gift Guide is for them, for the person in your life that loves to spend their free time relaxing at home, taking care of their space, their family and themselves. Everything in The Local Experts Gift Guide are things we own, use and personally love, we hope you love them too!

Halifax local gifts for the homebody

HaliFolks: The Faces and Stories of Halifax

The concept is pretty simple, a spur of the moment portrait of a street passerby along with an excerpt of an interview taken at the same time. What you get is a collection of faces and stories of the people that make up Halifax. Stories of happiness,…

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After a couple year's hiatus it's finally time to properly celebrate the birth of the Halifax-Dartmouth area. August 1st is also the second year the Province of Nova Scotia officially recognizes Emancipation Day, where we celebrate the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the British Empire. There's plenty of things to do, see and listen to in Halifax and Dartmouth in celebration of both Natal Day and Emancipation Day over the long weekend, keep reading so you don't miss a thing!

Halifax Harbour fireworks

Grand Oasis

A host of fantastic performers will take the Grand Oasis Stage over the long Weekend.

First up is Ria Mae, who has represented Atlantic Canada across the globe. This year Ria will return home for a Natal Day performance on Friday, July 29th from 7pm…

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