Located on Canada’s Atlantic seashore, Halifax is the perfect combination of old world and new world sleepy seaside charm.
With friendly locals, amazing seafood, and plenty of historic sites, a visit to Halifax is sure to be relaxing and invigorating.
Halifax lights up at Christmas in celebration of the city’s historic evergreen trade and the local Christmas spirit. Here are the best Christmas things to do Halifax for 2020.
Glow Gardens Halifax
Glow Gardens Halifax is the largest indoor holiday light festival in the city, offering interactive activities and playgrounds to provide fun for the whole family.
There is delicious food, drinks and shopping at the vendor market, showcasing the best local artisans and boutique businesses. Activities include interactive lightshows and live music!
Date: Nov 26, 2020 – Jan 2, 2021
Admission: Adults starting at $25.99
Location: Halifax Exhibition Centre, 200 Prospect Road, Goodwood, NS
Good Tidings at Bishop’s Landing
The local shops and restaurants are decked out with holiday cheer this year at Good Tidings at Bishop’s Landing.
Enjoy local holiday gift shopping or a festive beverage with views of picturesque Halifax harbor in the background. You can also enter to win a shopping spree at the market.
Date: Nov 25 – Dec 24, 2020
Location: Bishop’s Landing, 1475 Lower Water Street, Halifax, NS
Halifax Christmas Tree Lighting and Projection Show
The Halifax Christmas Tree Lighting is a highlight of Christmas every year, and while the big event might be canceled, there are still lights and projections to be seen.
This year, organizers are offering “The Story of the Grand Parade Christmas Tree Video” to show how the space gets ready for Christmas each year.
Christmas Brunch, Turkey-to-Go, Dinner in Halifax 2020
Check out my post on restaurants and businesses in Calgary that have special Christmas Halifax 2020 offerings this year including brunch, turkey-to-go, dinner and more.
*CANCELLED* Christmas at the Forum
The most popular and longest running Christmas craft show in Eastern Canada, Christmas at the Forum features handmade and unique gifts from local artists.
Date: Weekends Nov 6 – Dec 20, 2020
Admission: Free to browse
Location: 2901 Windsor Street, Halifax, NS
Còig – A Celtic Christmas
Enjoy a Celtic Christmas with one of Atlantic Canada’s most exciting Celtic traditional groups, Còig.
With the fiery Celtic high-energy style as its musical core, Còig easily shifts between century-old tunes of past generations to original and upbeat compositions, featuring the band’s range of over a dozen instruments (vocals, fiddles, piano, guitars, banjo, mandolin, viola, bouzouki, whistles, and more).