The Halifax Lights Festival

The Halifax Lights Festival

WHERE THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT SHINES BRIGHT

  Come to Downtown Halifax for The Halifax Lights Festival from November 30 - December 7, 2019.

Bright lights, holiday shopping, family fun, warm drinks, delicious food and festive entertainment await. Join us!

THE HALIFAX LIGHTS FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. 

Event locations and times subject to change depending on weather.  
Follow @DowntownHalifax and #HalifaxLights for updates. 

 DATE        TIME EVENT LOCATION
To Jan 2  
  • Interactive Holiday Music and Light Display 
Cornwallis Park 
Sat, Nov 30 1:00 - 2:30  PM
  • Ice skating at Scotiabank Centre with special guests ​Snow Queen & Princess, plus Spider Boy and American Captain
  • Hot chocolate & cookies

*BRING YOUR OWN SKATES & HELMETS. CHILDREN UNDER 14 MUST HAVE A HELMET TO SKATE.

Scotiabank Centre - enter through door on Carmichael Street
Sat, Nov 30 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Cornwallis Park (Hollis Street)

Sun, Dec 1 12:00 - 2:00 PM
  • Chilli Warm-Up (chilli cook-off)
  • Photos with Santa (Pets welcome)
  • Carollers
  • Popcorn

Argyle Street (between Sackville and Blowers Streets)

Tues, Dec 3 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Argyle Street under the canopy lights (between Sackville and Prince streets)

Wed, Dec 4 12:00-1:00 PM Downtown Halifax Business Commission - 1546 Barrington Street, Unit 104
Fri, Dec 6 7:00 - 9:00 PM Argyle Street under the canopy lights (between Sackville and Prince streets)
Sat, Dec 7 12:00 - 3:00 PM

Cornwallis Park (Hollis Street)

Dec 2, 4, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20

4:00-6:00 pm  

DHBC will be accepting monetary donations during The Halifax Lights Festival for the Navigator Street Outreach Program, which will go towards supporting and helping street-involved individuals in Downtown Halifax.  

SPLENDOUR IN THE PARK 

Cornwallis Park, 1181 Hollis Street 

Visit Cornwallis Park to see the interactive holiday music and light display from mid-November 2019 to January 2, 2020. 

THE HOLIDAY LIGHT TRAIL

Keep an eye out for The Holiday Light Trail

All the vendors featured in The Downtown Halifax Holiday Gift Guide 2019 will have a special light for their windows so you can easily find the holiday specials and promotions featured in this Guide. 

PARK FOR FREE DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Develop Nova Scotia is offering FREE parking on Saturdays & Sundays starting December 6/7 to December 28/29 at their Lower Water Street Pay & Display lots.  For more information, click here

Foundation Place (1549 Lower Water Street)
Salter (1521 Lower Water Street)
Bishop’s Landing (1475 Lower Water Street)
Cunard (1325 Lower Water Street)

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic lot is a metered lot, so parking is free on evenings after 6:00 pm and weekends.

The Halifax Seaport offers free parking in their parking lots (in front of the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market and the Cunard Centre) on weekends and holidays. 

VISIT PARKSMART FOR OTHER PARKING IDEAS