The Halifax Lights Festival Showcases the Best of the Holidays in Downtown Halifax

November 16/19
The Halifax Lights Festival Showcases the Best of the Holidays in Downtown Halifax

DHBC is pleased to launch the 3rd Annual Halifax Lights Festival, an eight-day celebration of the holiday season in Downtown Halifax, taking place November 30 to December 7. This year’s festivities include family-friendly events and activities that are free and open to the public, throughout the Downtown.

Argyle Street, Cornwallis Park, Scotiabank Centre, and DHBC’s storefront will host a full program of family-friendly activities and events during the day and evening, including: photos with Santa, visits from princesses and superheroes, The Big Sing, live ice-sculpting, science demonstrations, holiday concert with Keith Mullins, Silent Dance Party, Chilli Warm-Up, and a petting zoo – to name a few. Other activities and events taking place throughout the Downtown area include roaming carollers, holiday promotions, and specials at the local businesses, plus a few surprises throughout the Festival.

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

Schedule (subject to change):

ARGYLE STREET (note: street will be closed to vehicles during events on Argyle)

Dec. 1, 12:00-2:00 pm – Chilli Warm-Up and Photos with Santa (pets welcome)
Dec. 3, 7:00-9:00 pm – The Big Sing on Argyle
Dec. 6, 7:00-9:00 pm – Silent Dance Party with Evolution Sounds Entertainment


Nov. to January 2 – “Splendour in the Park” Interactive Holiday Music and Light Display
Nov. 30, 4:00-6:00 pm – Light Science with Discovery Centre and Hot Chocolate from Rousseau Chocolatier
Nov. 30, 4:30-5:30 pm – Holiday Concert with Keith Mullins
Nov. 30, 5:30-6:00 pm – Fire Performance by Kyle Scott of Incendia Motus
Dec. 7, 12:00-3:00 pm – Live Ice-Sculpting, Hatfield Farm Petting Zoo and Snowy Science with Discovery Centre


Nov. 30, 1:00-2:30 pm – Free Ice-Skating with special guests Snow Queen and Princess, plus Spider Boy and American Captain. Free hot chocolate and cookies.


Dec. 4, 12:00-1:00 pm – Holiday Treats from Around the World at DHBC (1546 Barrington Street)


Look for festive holiday carollers brightening the streets of Downtown Halifax, 4:00-6:00 pm: Dec. 2, 4, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, and 20.

For updates and full schedule, visit, like the Downtown Halifax Facebook page, or follow @DowntownHalifax on Twitter and Instagram, with the hashtag #HalifaxLights.