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 New Year’s Eve Show
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 www.downtownhalifax.ca/delightful.
Photo credit: Stoo Metz Photography
Event venues and pubs Downtown will be filled with music and cheer with their NYE events:
- 5 Fishermen and
- Bearly’s House of Blues – Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound NYE
- Buck Ugly's - New Year's Eve at Buck Ugly's
- Cable Wharf Kitchen & Patio – New Year’s Eve Dinner & DJ Party
- Casino Nova Scotia - The Trews
- Grafton Street Dinner Theatre - 2023 New Year's Eve Gala
- Hide + Seek - New Year's Eve 2023
- Level 8 Nightclub - New Year's Eve w/ djWHOOkid
- Lot Six Bar & Restaurant - Nights Like This New Years Eve Party
- Pacifico - New Year's Eve 2023 Dinner and Dance
- The Carleton – New Year’s Eve Celebration with Charlie Acourt
- The Dome - New Year's 2023
- The Lower Deck - Paul Lamb and Signal Hill (at The Pub); DJ Billy G and DJ Mo Bounce
- The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse - Tristan Legg
- Toothy Moose Cabaret - 2023 New Year's Eve Celebration with DJ CODAK
- Yuk Yuk's Halifax - Peter Anthony Show
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:
- 2 Doors Down
- 5 Social
- aFrite Kitchen + Bar
- Barrington Steakhouse
- Black Sheep Halifax
- Bluenose II Restaurant
- Café Chianti
- Café Lunette
- Daryâ Halifax
- Drift Halifax
- Gahan House Nova Centre
- Gio Halifax
- Julep Kitchen & Cocktails
- Lot Six Bar & Restaurant
- Peacock Wine Bar
- Piatto Pizzeria + Enoteca
- Ragazzi Restobar
- Salty’s Restaurant
- The Bicycle Thief
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: