Book your Father Christmas Festival Express Bus Tour Now:

Mahone Bay is ‘dressed in holiday style’ to welcome you to a handmade, yuletide, community-wide family-style celebration of the festive season.


More than 100 beautiful handcrafted Father Christmas figures can be seen throughout the town as you enjoy a walk around.  Sip a hot cider, toast a marshmallow and sing along with strolling carolers.

Go into one of the Three Churches and listen to some of your favourite festive carols or if stories are your thing, have a seat and enjoy listening to local authors reading from their books.


Fill all your stockings in the town of Christmas abundance. Shops are decorated to welcome you with the chance to Win Your Wish List of all the items you desire! 


Festive flavours abound at the Yuletide Gourmet Market, in restaurants, coffee houses, at the craft brewery, the pub and at local church luncheons, bake sales and the cookie walk.


Find inspiration at ‘Homes for the Holiday’, a decorated house tour.


Lace up your running shoes and don your Christmas bling for the Mahone Bay Reindeer Fun Run, with proceeds donated to a local charity.


The community museum hosts fabulous children’s crafts and activities as well as gingerbread decorating with tiny trees to take home and decorate. Your day will include an opportunity to enjoy our yuletide gourmet market, but the tour also includes a home style lunch. 


The Father Christmas Festival Express will not only take you to and from Mahone Bay and the festival, we will entertain you on board our comfortable bus with live tour commentary about the city and sites that we pass on the way. For anyone with mobility challenges, the bus is available to drive around the town and show you the beauty of the displays.

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1751 Lower Water St, Halifax

Nova Scotia, B3J 1S5, Canada 



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