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A weekend of holiday magic at the 30th annual Victorian Christmas at the Halifax Citadel

Downtown Halifax
2 hours
November 23-24, 2019

About This Experience

Make your way to the Halifax Citadel as the historic fort takes on a festive air with Victorian carols, crafts, games and, of course, Father Christmas.

Experience the traditions of Christmas as enjoyed by Queen Victoria’s soldiers and their families at the 30th Annual Victorian Christmas event.

See how the troops celebrated the season in the barracks and in the field, meet Father Christmas, and find out what a 19th century Christmas tree looked like! Children will enjoy Victorian games and a visit to the craft room, where they can create a souvenir of their glimpse of a bygone era.

Sip hot apple cider and have your picture taken at the Parks Canada Victorian photo booth – it’s the perfect way to capture some holiday magic to share with family and friends.

What to Bring

Warm clothing
Holiday spirit!

What is Provided

Hot apple cider
Victorian Photo Booth
Games and crafts
Father Christmas

Things you should know

AccessibilityThe site is wheelchair accessible, including the ramparts, the Army Museum, most ground-level exhibits and the washrooms.
Daily Availability:Sunday, Saturday
Meetup LocationHalifax Citadel National Historic Site
Hours12 PM - 4 PM
AdmissionFREE with a donation to Feed Nova Scotia (non-perishable food item or cash donation)
Downtown Halifax
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