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.
HALIFAX MEMORIAL LIBRARY BUILDING AT GRAFTON PARK
- Sunday, October 17 to Friday, December 3 - Fall Show plays from 5:00 - 10:45 pm.
- Saturday, December 4 - Winter and Holiday Shows debut at 5:00 pm
- Saturday, December 4 to Monday, January 31 - Winter Show plays from 5:00 - 10:45 pm
- Saturday, December 4 to Thursday, December 30 - Holiday Show plays from 5:00 - 10:45 pm (in between the Winter Show)
- Friday, December 31 to Sunday, January 2 - New Year's Eve Show plays from 5:00 - 1:00 am on December 31 / 5:00 - 10:45 pm on January 1 & 2.
Coming in 2022:
- Tuesday, February 1 to Monday, February 28 - Black Heritage Month Show
- Friday, February 11 to Monday, February 14 - Valentine's Day show
- Friday, February 18 to Monday, February 21 - Heritage Day Show
- Tuesday, March 1 to Thursday, March 31 - Spring is Coming Show
- Thursday, March 17 to Sunday, March 20 - St. Patrick's Day
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 navigatorstreetoutreach.ca or contact the following partner agencies:
- Adsum for Women and Children
- Out of The Cold
- Shelter Nova Scotia
- The North End Community Health Centre
Peace and Friendship Park
Starting in late November, enjoy the winter-themed lights in Peace and Frienship Park at Barrington & South streets by the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel including snowflake decorations on the light poles and the return of the 26’ tall, illuminated tree.
Other light show 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.
See what else is happening this holiday season in Downtown Halifax here.
Photo Credits: Stoo Metz Photography