• Welcome to Downtown Halifax

    Downtown Halifax is the urban core and hub of the Halifax (Kjipuktuk) region. With world-class attractions, hundreds of restaurants, pubs, shops, festivals and events, Downtown Halifax is where people and businesses want to be. 

    Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) is a not-for-profit organization that represents the 1600+ businesses located in the Downtown core. We run programs, events, and marketing initiatives to help make Downtown Halifax a better place to live, work, and play.

    About Us

    The holidays are DELIGHTFUL in Downtown Halifax!

    Brought to you by DHBC, DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN is a series of vivid light shows and installations around Downtown Halifax to help brighten your holiday season. 

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  • 2022 Downtown Halifax Holiday Gift Guide

    Shop local this holiday with the help of the 2022 Downtown Halifax Holiday Gift Guide! Showcasing over 100 shops, restaurants, attractions, and more from the Downtown Halifax and Spring Garden Road area, you'll get all the inspiration you need to get you going on your holiday shopping. 

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  • The Holidays in Downtown Halifax

    Looking for unique, local gifts? Festive feasts and yummy eats? Bright and cheery lights? Holiday shows and live music events? You can find all that and more in Downtown Halifax!

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  • What's Happening Downtown

    It's the holidays in Downtown Halifax! From small pop-up markets to large festivals and more, there is something for everyone to enjoy this season in Downtown Halifax.

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  • Buy Local Again

    As we head into the holiday season, think local first when checking off your shopping list. There are so many wonderful, small businesses to support in our downtowns and on our main streets. 


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  • Parking in Downtown Halifax

    Before you head Downtown, make your parking plan! Visit our 'Getting Around' page for everything you need to know about parking in Downtown Halifax including helpful tips and a list of parking lots and garages. 

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DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN is a series of vivid light shows and installations around Downtown Halifax


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