The Halifax Lights Festival

The Halifax Lights Festival

WHERE THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT SHINES BRIGHT

  Come down to Downtown Halifax for some holiday magic.

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

 

SPLENDOUR IN THE PARK 

Cornwallis Park, 1181 Hollis Street 

 Splendour in the Park is an enchanting light show set to classic holiday music in Cornwallis Park. Perfect for the young and young at heart. 

Join us on Friday, November 17 at 6 PM for our lights on celebration with carollers and warm drinks. 

Splendour in the Park will take place daily from Saturday, November 18 from 4 PM to MIDNIGHT (music ends at 11 PM), until January 14, 2018. 

 

DECEMBER 2, 3, 10 & 16: NOON - MIDNIGHT (MUSIC ENDS AT 11 PM)​

CHRISTMAS DAY & NEW YEAR'S DAY: NOON - MIDNIGHT (MUSIC ENDS AT 11 PM)

NEW YEAR'S EVE: NOON - 1 AM (MUSIC ENDS AT 11 PM)

 

 

THE HALIFAX LIGHTS FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

(EVENT LOCATIONS AND TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE DEPENDING ON WEATHER.)

 DATE        TIME EVENT LOCATION
Nov 17 6:00-8:00 pm Splendour in the Park Lights-On Celebration - with carollers, warm drinks, and dazzling light show Cornwallis Park
Nov 28 11:30 am-1:30 pm Quadrangle Carollers

Seaport Market, Nova Scotia Power/Discovery Centre area, Hollis Street, Bishops Landing

Nov 30 11:30 am-1:30 pm Quadrangle Carollers

Historic Properties to Scotia Square through the pedways.

Dec 1 6:00-8:00 pm East Coast Carolling

Historic Properties, Ferry Terminal, Bedford Row, Bishops Landing

Dec 2 1:00-5:00 pm Petting Zoo Cornwallis Park
Dec 3 1:00-4:00 pm Pet Portraits with Santa (humans welcome, too!) Cornwallis Park
Dec 8 6:00-8:00 pm East Coast Carolling

Grafton St. Duke St. Argyle St. Blowers St. Barrington St. Duke St.

Dec 9 11:00 am-3:00 pm Chili Warm-Up and Family Fun Day - with chili contest and family games Argyle Street (between Sackville and Blowers)
Dec 10 11:00 am-5:00 pm Rides on the miniature Holiday Train Cornwallis Park
Dec 10 1:00-5:00 pm Visit from Santa Cornwallis Park
Dec 15 6:00-8:00 pm Quadrangle Carollers

Historic Properties, Ferry Terminal, Bedford Row, Bishops Landing

Dec 16 1:00-4:00 pm Ice Sculpture Demonstration Cornwallis Park
Dec 16 7:00-9:00 pm Silent Disco Party with Rudolph and Snowman Cornwallis Park
Dec 21 6:00-8:00 pm Quadrangle Carollers Grafton St. Duke St. Argyle St. Blowers St. Barrington St. Duke St.

 

CORNWALLIS PARK LIGHT SCHEDULE

 

Splendour in the Park Lights & Music - November 18 to January 14, from 4 PM to Midnight (music ends at 11 PM)*

*LIGHTS & MUSIC START DAILY AT 4 PM. MUSIC ENDS AT 11 PM. LIGHT SHOW ENDS AT MIDNIGHT. 

DECEMBER 2, 3, 10 & 16: NOON - MIDNIGHT (MUSIC ENDS AT 11 PM)

CHRISTMAS DAY & NEW YEAR'S DAY: NOON - MIDNIGHT (MUSIC ENDS AT 11 PM)

NEW YEAR'S EVE: NOON - 1 AM (MUSIC ENDS AT 11 PM)

 

 

PARK FOR FREE DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Waterfront Development will be offering free parking on Saturdays and Sundays starting Dec 2/3 to Dec 30/31 at their Lower Water Street Pay & Display lots.  

Foundation Place (1549 Lower Water Street)

Salter (1521 Lower Water Street)

Bishop’s Landing (1475 Lower Water Street)

Cunard (1325 Lower Water Street)

For more information, visit http://my-waterfront.ca/getting-here/parking/

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic lot is a metered lot, so free on weekends and evenings after 6 p.m.