DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN is a series of vivid light shows and installations taking place at various locations in Downtown Halifax between October 2021 and March 2022

As part of DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN, a new light projection series will be displayed onto the former Halifax Memorial Library building at Grafton Park, (at the corner of Spring Garden Road and Grafton Street), starting Saturday, October 16 and running every evening until the end of March 2022. The series will feature different light shows that will change to reflect relevant seasonal and cultural themes.


DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN est une série de spectacles et d’installations de lumières vives qui se dérouleront à divers endroits du centre-ville d’Halifax entre octobre 2021 et mars 2022

Dans le cadre de DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN, cette nouvelle série de projections lumineuses sera présentée sur l’ancien bâtiment de la Halifax Memorial Library tous les soirs jusqu’à la fin mars 2022. La série présentera différents spectacles de lumière qui changeront pour refléter des thèmes saisonniers et culturels pertinents.



  • Saturday, October 16 - Fall show plays for Nocturne: Art at Night, from 7:00 - 12:00 am.
  • Sunday, October 17 to November 28 - Fall Show plays from 7:00 - 10:00 pm with the start time adjusting as the evenings get darker over the fall months. 
  • Friday, October 29 to 31 - Halloween Show plays with the Fall show from 7:00 - 10:00 pm 


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 show is playing.


Nous rappelons aux conducteurs et aux piétons qui se trouvent dans le secteur du chemin Spring Garden et de la rue Grafton qu’ils doivent être très prudents pendant le spectacle lumineux DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN.


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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. Despite having no authority over the utilization and management of the park, DHBC has a role to advocate for the development of Downtown Halifax as an inviting and inclusive place for all residents and visitors. We recognize that, due in part to the impacts of the COVID-19 situation, many individuals have found it more difficult to access essentials that support their livelihood and general well-being.

DHBC's Navigator Street Outreach Program provides homeless and street-involved individuals with support to address barriers in securing and maintaining employment, housing, and access to physical and mental health services. Through partnerships with community agencies, the Navigator Program helps to ensure individuals receive the support required to make adequate and meaningful transitions.

To learn more about how to assist these initiatives, visit or contact the following partner agencies:



Peace and Friendship Park
Barrington and South streets

  • To early November - Pumpkin lights as part of the seasonal light display
  • Mid-November to early March 2022 - Winter themed lights including a 26-foot LED lit tree and snowflake decorations


Other locations to be announced soon. 


Please remember to follow current public health protocols regarding physical distancing and wearing masks when needed. 
We acknowledge that the DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN light shows and installations are on Mi’kma’ki, the unceded ancestral land of the Mi’kmaq people.


N’oubliez pas de suivre les protocoles de santé publique en vigueur concernant la distance physique et le port du masque au besoin.
Nous reconnaissons que les spectacles et installations lumineuses de DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN se trouvent en Mi’kma’ki, la terre ancestrale non cédée du peuple Mi’kmaq.


Photo Credit: Stoo Metz Photography