The Halifax Lights Festival

The Halifax Lights Festival

WHERE THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT SHINES BRIGHT

  Come to Downtown Halifax for The Halifax Lights Festival from December 1 to 8, 2018.

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.)

 DATE        TIME EVENT LOCATION
Dec 1 12:00-3:00 pm
  • Santa Photo Booth 
  • Carollers
  • Popcorn 
  • Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Highland Dance Team with Piper Heather MacDonald
Argyle Street (between Blowers and Sackville Streets)
Dec 1 12:00-3:00 pm
  • Petting Zoo with Rudolph & Frosty

Cornwallis Park (Hollis Street)

Dec 1 7:00-9:00 pm

Argyle Street (between Sackville and Prince Streets, under the light canopy)

Dec 2 12:00-3:00 pm

Argyle Street (between Sackville and Prince Streets)

Dec 2 12:00-3:00 pm Cornwallis Park
Dec 4 12:00-1:00 pm
  • Free ice-skating at Scotiabank Centre* (bring your own skates & helment)
  • Hot chocolate & cookies
  • Carollers
Scotiabank Centre (enter through side door on Carmichael Street)
Dec 4 7:-8:30 pm

Argyle Street (between Sackville and Prince Streets, under the light canopy)

Dec 5

12:00-1:00 pm

Downtown Halifax Business Commission - 1546 Barrington Street, Unit 104

Dec 6
 

12:00-1:00 pm
  • Free ice-skating at Scotiabank Centre* (bring your own skates & helmet)
  • Hot chocolate & cookies
  • Carollers
Scotiabank Centre (enter through side door on Carmichael Street)

Dec 8

12:00-3:00 pm Argyle Street (between Blowers and Sackville Streets)
Dec 8
 
12:00-3:00 pm Cornwallis Park

Dec 8

7:00-9:00 pm Argyle Street (between Sackville and Prince Streets)

Dec 3, 5, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20  & 21

4:00-6:00 pm Route goes between Ferry Boat Lane (Lower Water Street) and Atlantic Superstore (1075 Barrington Street) 

*Bring your own skates and helmets. Children under 14 MUST have helmets to skate.

A special thank-you to Wilsons Home Heating, who are supplying propane heaters for the Halifax Lights Festival events on Argyle Street. 

SPLENDOUR IN THE PARK 

Cornwallis Park, 1181 Hollis Street 

Visit Cornwallis Park to see the interactive holiday music and light display from mid-November 2018 to January 2, 2019. 

THE HOLIDAY LIGHT TRAIL

Keep an eye out for The Holiday Light Trail

All the vendors featured in The Downtown Halifax Holiday Gift Guide 2018 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 and Sundays starting December 1/2 to December 29/30 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 free on weekends and evenings after 6 p.m.