New Year's Eve in Downtown Halifax

2023 is right around the corner! Looking for ways to welcome in the New Year in Downtown Halifax?

Check out our list of things to do for New Year’s Eve!


Halifax Regional Municipality’s New Years Eve Countdown to 2023

The annual live New Year’s Eve celebrations will be taking place on Saturday, December 31 from 9:45 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. at Grand Parade (1770 Barrington Street).

The annual Atlantic Countdown will return, with the largest fireworks finale in the province at midnight. Jam and celebrate with their concert performers, DJ Okay TK and DJ Meg B., emerging star Devon Cole, and headlining the event is Juno Award Winner JJ Wilde.

Learn more about the event here.  


DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN is a series of vivid light shows and installations around Downtown Halifax. Check out our New Year’s Eve light projection show at Grafton Park, which will run between December 30 – January 2. The NYE Show will run until 1 a.m. on the night of December 31.


See more of our DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN light projection shows at Grafton Park at

      Photo credit: Stoo Metz Photography

      NYE Events

      Event venues and pubs Downtown will be filled with music and cheer with their NYE events:


      NYE Dinners

      Looking for a place to grab a bite to on the 31st? Some Downtown Halifax restaurants are open for NYE dinners, with some offering special menus:


      2023 IIHF World Junior Championships

      Two 2023 IIHF World Junior games will take place on New Year's Eve at the Scotiabank Centre, and you can buy your tickets now: