Halifax holiday events Glow GardensGlow Gardens: Santa's Lost Presents

November 23-January 2 | Halifax Exhibition Centre, 200 Prospect road

Glow Gardens is returning to Halifax for another season of magical light displays, interactive activities, and festive entertainment. While you're there, shop Glow's Winter Market, where you'll find local vendors and crafters along with the Glow Shop. Tickets must be purchased in advance, learn more here.

Evergreen Festival

November 25-December 18 | Downtown Halifax

It's the 3rd Annual Evergreen Festival is this year, which means another 4 weeks of enjoying the lights of Evergreen Bright, shopping local at Evergreen Market, cozying up on the waterfront for an Evergreen Stage performance, and sipping on hot drinks along the Evergreen Cocoa Trail.

Halifax Holiday Events Shopping Under the StarsShopping Under the Stars

November 25 & december 2, 4pm-9pm | Spring Garden Road & Area

Shopping Under the Stars has been a Spring Garden Road tradition for years. Shop for everyone on your "Nice" list and enjoy in-store promos, entertainment, contests and more! See the list of holiday promotions, free parking opportunities, and holiday activities here.

Halifax Holiday Events Halifax Tree LightingHalifax Christmas Tree Lighting

November 26, 6pm | Grand parade

The Annual Halifax Christmas Tree Lighting at Grand Parade is one of my favourite holiday events! Live entertainment, a massive tree, a visit from Santa and fireworks!? What more could you ask for? A new holiday projection show will also be premiering at the event!

Halifax Holiday events Spryfield Santa Claus ParadeSpryfield Santa Claus Parade

November 27, 2pm | punch bowl drive to Spryfield Mall

This year marks the 49th Annual Spryfield Santa Claus Parade! This daytime parade is always a Spryfield family favourite, with lots of fun community floats and of course, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Halifax Hydrostone Tree LightingHydrostone Tree Lighting

December 2, 6:30-7:30pm | hydrostone park

Veith House's Annual Tree Lighting in Hydrostone Park is an evening of carol singing and Christmas cheer, all in support of the North End community. Get into the holiday spirit, enter to win prizes provided by local businesses, and learn more about Veith House's programs.

Holiday MovieThe Polar Express Movie Screening on the Halifax Waterfront

December 3, 5:30-7:30pm | salt Yard

All aboard! Bundle up and remember to bring your own chair for a harbourside screening of holiday classic The Polar Express! Popcorn and movie concessions will be available for purchase from NS Pop Up Cinema, or grab a snack from one of the many vendors on the waterfront.

Holiday movie conceptThe Grinch (2018) Movie Screening on the Halifax Waterfront

December 10, 5:30-7:30pm | Salt Yard

See Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) on NS Pop Up Cinema's giant blow up screen. Remember to bring your own chair and blankets to keep cozy! Popcorn and movie concessions will be available for purchase from NS Pop Up Cinema, or grab a snack from one of the many vendors on the waterfront.

Evergreen Stage on the Halifax WaterfrontHalifax LocalFest for Feed NS

December 15, 4-9pm Evergreen Stage, Halifax Waterfront

Halifax LocalFest, a charity music festival showcasing local artists is taking over the Evergreen Stage in support of Feed Nova Scotia! The concert is free for all with free will donations being collected.

Halifax Emera OvalEmera Oval Ice Skating

Opens December 19-23 | Halifax commons

The Emera Oval will open for the winter season between December 19th-24th! Skates & helmets will available to borrow with a government issued photo ID. See Halifax.ca for skate times and make sure to check again before you go to ensure there's not a weather closure in effect!

Holiday movie conceptHome Alone Movie Screening on the Halifax Waterfront

December 17, 5:30-7:30pm | Queen's Marque Courtyard

Watch Home Alone under the stars with NS Pop Up Cinema! Bundle up, bring blankets to get cozy and your own chair. Popcorn and movie concessions will be available for purchase from NS Pop Up Cinema, or grab a snack from one of the many vendors on the waterfront.

Halifax MenorahHalifax Menorah Lighting

December 19, 6pm | Halifax Grand Parade

The Lighting of the Halifax Menorah will take place on the first evening of Hanukkah in Grand Parade. The lighting will be followed by a reception inside Halifax City Hall.

Upshaw Roller DomeHolly Jolly No More Fally

December 23, 7pm | Upshaw's roller dome, 16 dentith road

Upshaw's Roller Dome is hosting a goodbye Autumn roller night to celebrate the Solstice and kick off the Christmas weekend. Grab your ugliest holiday sweater and head out for a night of skating, dancing and holiday cheer.