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.
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.
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!
THE BG HOURS
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: