DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN

DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN

DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN, brought to you by Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC), is a series of vivid light shows and installations around Downtown Halifax, and includes the beautiful light projection shows on the former Halifax Memorial Library Building at Grafton Park (corner of Spring Garden Road and Grafton Street). These light projection shows feature different seasonal and cultural themes and run until March 2024. Show times start at dusk each night and run until 11 p.m. (except NYE.)

DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN also includes the winter-themed lights in Peace and Friendship Park, and the trees wrapped with lights in Granville Mall, Raymond Taavel Park, and on Bedford Row. 

 

DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN at Grafton Park 

LIGHT SHOWS CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY AT GRAFTON PARK:

  • African Heritage Month Show - until February 29 

5:30-11:00 pm nightly

 

Shows will run back-to-back with a 2-minute intermission between showings. 

SCHEDULE:

  • African Heritage Month Show - February 1 – February 29
  • ‘Spring is Coming’ Show - March 1 – March 31
  • International Women’s Day Show - March 6 – March 10
  • March Break Show - March 11 – March 15
  • St. Patrick’s Day Show - March 15 – March 17
  • DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN Recap - March 25 – March 31

Finished shows:

  • Mi’kmaw History Month Show - September 30 – October 31
  • Halloween Show - October 27 – October 31
  • Fall Show - November 1 – November 17
  • Remembrance Day Projection - November 7 – November 12
  • Halifax Explosion Show - December 6 – 10 
  • Holiday Show - November 19 – December 26
  • New Year's Show - December 30 – January 2
  • Winter Show - December 27 – January 31
  • Valentine’s Day Show - February 14 – February 18
  • Heritage Day Show - February 16 – February 19

 

Light & projection shows with overlapping dates will run back-to-back with each other, with a 2-minute intermission between showings. 

Shows run from dusk until 11 p.m. each night, except New Years' Eve when the show will end at 1:00 a.m.

Dates are subject to change without notice. 

 

Visit our YouTube channel to watch the shows from last year.  

 

Just a reminder to drivers and pedestrians around the Spring Garden Road and Grafton Street area to be extra careful while the DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN light projection shows are playing.

DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN at Grafton Park came together with the partnership of:

Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) acknowledges the history of Grafton Park as both the Poor House burial ground, as well as a park that saw the removal of homeless encampments in August 2021. We also recognize that our city is experiencing an unprecedented number of people living without a roof over their head, and that the need for deeply affordable housing has never been greater.  

Downtown Halifax's Navigator Outreach Program offers direct support to the unhoused and precariously housed population in the urban core. This includes, but is not limited to, support finding employment, accessing medication, obtaining identification, providing referrals to appropriate community programs, providing gift cards for specific needs like groceries and proper camping gear, and when we can, finding suitable/affordable housing.

To learn more about how to assist us with these initiatives, please visit downtownhalifax.ca/downtown-halifaxs-navigator-outreach-program.

Additional Winter Light Installations

Peace and Friendship Park 

The winter themed light installation, including the snowflake decorations, the dazzling 26-foot-tall tree, and the twinkly tree-wrapped lighting, is up in Peace and Friendship Park at the corner of Barrington and South streets for winter.

Tree Wrap Lights

 

Check out our sparkling tree wrap lights at the following locations:

Raymond Taavel Park, 1004 Barrington Street

Granville Mall, 1895 Granville Street

Bedford Row, between Prince and Sackville Streets

Grafton Park, corner of Grafton Street and Spring Garden Road

Peace and Friendship Park, corner of Barrington Street and South Street

Please be mindful of others and practice safe physical distancing and wear a mask if and when needed. 

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Land Acknowledgement

Downtown Halifax Business Commission acknowledges that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.