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Evergreen Festival

Nov 24-Dec 17, 2023
Halifax / Kjipuktuk

Evergreen Festival is a 4-week-long outdoor winter celebration of Nova Scotian culture, food, spirits, craft, art, and memorable experiences.

Local retailers, restaurants, hotels, attractions, and public spaces throughout the Halifax region will offer holiday light displays and festive programming to celebrate the season.

Evergreen Market

Shop local on the Halifax waterfront at the open-air Evergreen Market. Discover 22 cozy wooden chalets with vendors from across the province offering a variety of local food, drink, apparel, gifts, and more.

Market hours:
Mon-Tue: Closed
Wed-Fri: 4pm-9pm
Sat: 11am-9pm
Sun: 12pm-7pm

Evergreen Bright

Evergreen Bright is a walkable outdoor trail of twinkling holiday light displays and installations along the Halifax waterfront, throughout downtown Halifax, downtown Dartmouth, and beyond.

Evergreen Stage

Bundle up and get cozy stageside to hear some of your favorite local bands and musicians perform live from the Evergreen Stage, brought to you by Halifax Jazz Festival.

The Evergreen Stage Series is a free, family-friendly, and super festive event that you don’t want to miss. With a diverse range of musicians and performances plus tasty food and beverages provided by The Beer Garden (The BG) there’s something for everyone this holiday season.

You can find the Evergreen Stage right next to The BG on the Halifax waterfront, along with other exciting Evergreen Festival features like the outdoor market, light displays, cocoa trail and more. Bring the whole family downtown this holiday season for a fun and festive outdoor experience!

Mon-Thu closed
Friday 12-9pm
Saturday 12-9pm
Sunday 12-6pm

Evergreen Winter Sports Zone

Experience free winter sports activities, brought to you by Decathlon. Ball hockey, archery, curling pads and more! Cozy up by the fire to enjoy live broadcasting of the Halifax Mooseheads games, brought to you by Eastlink and the Halifax Mooseheads. Special appearances by the Halifax Mooseheads, Evolve Fitness, R Studios, and more!

Join the fun and visit the Evergreen Winter Sports Zone, located in Foundation Lot South on the Halifax Waterfront (1549 Lower Water Street) from Nov. 24 – Dec. 17, 2023 during the times below:

Winter Sports Zone Hours
Fridays 4pm – 9pm
Saturdays 1pm – 9pm
Sundays 12pm – 6pm

Spruce the Gonk

Spruce the holiday gonk is Evergreen’s friendly new mascot! You’ll find him taking in the lights, enjoying hot cocoa and other seasonal treats, hanging out at the market, and greeting visitors to the Halifax Waterfront!

You can find Spruce down on the Halifax waterfront from November 24 – December 17 during the following hours:
Fridays 5-8PM
Saturdays 2-6PM
Sundays 2-6PM