Embrace Winter’s Charm - check out these Halifax Waterfront Activities in 2023

As the winter season embraces Halifax, the waterfront continues to welcome locals and visitors to enjoy seasonal events and activities. From the festive Evergreen Festival to the vibrant Halifax Holiday Market, there’s no shortage of things to do and see. Here's a guide to enjoying the Halifax Waterfront during the last month of 2023.

The Halifax Skyline as seen on a cold, crisp winter's day


Evergreen Festival - November 24 to December 17

Immerse yourself in the Evergreen Festival, a celebration of Nova Scotian culture, food, and art. The festival features an outdoor concert series, The Evergreen Market, and more. Learn More


Evergreen Festival's Lightberg Alley

Shopping at the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market

Explore the oldest continuously operating farmers’ market in NorthAmerica at the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market and discover local crafts, food, beverages, and more. Learn More


and while we're at it…


Shopping at the Halifax Brewery Market

The Halifax Brewery Market Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member-run cooperative that runs a weekly Saturday market onLower Water Street in Halifax. Check them out for small-scale, local food producers, artisans, and more! Learn More


Make Holiday Small Crafts at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic – various days in December

Get creative with holiday crafts at the Maritime Museum of theAtlantic, a perfect activity for families and craft enthusiasts.

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Dining on the Waterfront

Savour the diverse culinary offerings along the waterfront. From fresh seafood to international cuisine, there’s something to satisfy every taste.


Dining on the Halifax Waterfront is a treat for all the senses

Stroll the Picturesque Halifax Waterfront

Enjoy a leisurely walk along one of the world’s longest urban board walks, spanning 4 kilometers along the scenic waterfront. Learn More


Great views of Georges Island

Winter Carnival - December 15

Discovery Centre presents “Winter Carnival”, an evening that blends the magic of a winter carnival with a dash of scientific wonder, perfect for families to enjoy. Learn More


Discovery Centre presents Winter Carnival

Home for the Holidays Party – December 30

Ring in the New Year at the Home for the Holidays Party, a night of music and celebration at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront. Learn More


Halifax Holiday Market – December 8 & 9

Discover the perfect holiday gifts and treats at the HalifaxHoliday Market, a festive shopping experience along the waterfront. Learn More

Home for the Holidays


Embrace the festive spirit and create unforgettable memories on the Halifax Waterfront this winter season!

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