October 27/21

Public Service Announcement
Halloween Light Show on Halifax Memorial Library

October 27, 2021 – Halifax, NS – A Halloween-themed light show will be displayed on the former Halifax Memorial Library building at Grafton Park, (at the corner of Spring Garden Road and Grafton Street) from Friday, October 29 – Sunday, October 31, from 6:00-10:00 pm. The light show is a part of Downtown Halifax Business Commission’s (DHBC) DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN lighting program.  

On Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30, the Halloween projection will alternate with the current Fall projection with a three-minute countdown in-between shows. On Sunday, October 31, only the Halloween projection will run with a two-minute countdown before repeating. The Halloween projection will be shorter, but just as captivating as the Fall projection.

Launched by DHBC, 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.

The light projection series on the former Halifax Memorial Library premiered on Saturday, October 16 with the Fall projection, which will run until November 28. The series will feature different light shows that continue to change to reflect relevant seasonal and cultural themes.

For more information and a full schedule of shows and displays, visit https://downtownhalifax.ca/delightful.

DHBC acknowledges the history of Grafton Park and the site of the former Halifax Memorial Library as both the Poor House burial ground, as well as a park that saw the removal of homeless encampments. Read DHBC’s full statement on this matter here: https://downtownhalifax.ca/delightful.

Land Acknowledgement:
Downtown Halifax Business Commission acknowledges that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

About Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC):
Downtown Halifax Business Commission represents over 1,600 businesses located in the central business district of Halifax, Nova Scotia. DHBC’s mission is to passionately pursue a more prosperous and vibrant Downtown Halifax, through: good development, Downtown mobility, membership services, DHBC leadership, and Downtown placemaking. For more information, visit downtownhalifax.ca.


For more information, contact:

Gabrielle Malone
Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Downtown Halifax Business Commission

Jonathan Goldson
Placemaking Manager
Downtown Halifax Business Commission
902- 423-5668