Skip to Main Content Jump to Main Content
Things To Do

10 Things To Do in Halifax This November


Cue the holiday markets, festive lights, and cozy vibes. Make the most of this month with our list of 10 things to do in Halifax this November.

1. Kick off the holiday season at a festive event


November is jam-packed with holiday events. From iconic parades to tree lightings and festive light shows, there's holiday magic happening in every corner of the Halifax region. 

27th Annual Saltwire Holiday Parade of Lights | November 19
Glow Halifax | November 23 - January 2
Sackville Tree Lighting | November 25
Halifax Tree Lighting | November 26
Halifax Public Gardens Light Display | Begins November 26

2. Dine in a cozy winter globe 

Nothing says cozy like dining under a winter globe. Gather your friends, family, or impress a date with an unforgettable dinner under the stars.

Here are some restaurants to check out:
Birch & Anchor | 367 Bedford Hwy
The Bicycle Thief | 1475 Lower Water St
Shuck Seafood + Raw Bar | 5120 Salter St
Agricola Street Brasserie | 2540 Agricola St

3. Step into a winter wonderland at Halifax's most magical holiday festival


Evergreen Festival returns to Halifax to spread festive cheer throughout the city! Grab your friends and family to browse the outdoor holiday market and enjoy live entertainment on the Halifax waterfront. Complete with a hot cocoa trail and vibrant twinkling light displays, this 4-week festival is not to be missed. 

November 25 - December 18 | Downtown Halifax

4. Decompress at a local spa

As the busy holiday season begins, take some time to treat yourself at a local spa. Experience the rejuvenating Nordic circuit at Nature Folk Spa, complete with Finnish saunas and warm and cold pools or discover the powerful benefits of floatation therapy in an ambient tank at The Floatation Centre.

Check out one of these local spas:
Nature Folk Spa | 90 Alderney Dr
The Floatation Centre | 2631 King St

5. Find the perfect gift at a holiday market

With so many craft markets popping up this month, it's the perfect time to get ahead on holiday shopping. Check out a holiday market to browse locally crafted artisan goods of all kinds – with so many vendors to shop from, you're sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. 

Here are some holiday markets to browse:
Christmas at The Forum | November 4-6
Eastern Shore Seaside Christmas | November 18-20
Dartmouth Makers Christmas Market | November 25-26
Vintage Christmas Show | November 26-27

6. Brunch it up


The most important meal of the day deserves to be decadent. From lobster eggs benny to banana french toast, there's something for everyone to enjoy at Halifax's hottest brunch spots.

7. Catch a live holiday show


Get into the holiday spirit with a festive live show at the Neptune Theatre. Gather the kids and giggle all evening with live performances of Elf and Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Elf The Musical | November 22 - December 31
Dickens' A Christmas Carol | November 24 - December 30

8. Celebrate local culture at the North by Night Market

Head to the North End to celebrate all things local at the North by Night Market to browse pop-up shops, sample delicious dishes, and connect with some incredible locals. Grab some toasty mulled wine and cozy up to some live entertainment all evening long at this heartwarming moonlit celebration. 

November 12 | Agricola Street

9. Laugh, dance, and sing at the Scotiabank Centre

From comedic to iconic performances, the Scotiabank Centre is hosting some incredible live shows this month that can't be missed.

Catch one of these live shows:
John Mulaney | November 4
Boney M. Holiday Favourites & Classic Hits | November 22
Cats | November 25-27

10. Venture out for an off-the-grid Eastern Shore getaway


Embrace the cooler weather and bundle up for a day trip along the Eastern Shore. Grab a picnic lunch and set out for a coastal hike at Taylor Head Provincial Park, home to stunning scenic look-offs, secluded beaches, and 16 km of unspoiled coastline.

Not up for lunch al-fresco? Get the Eastern Shore experience in Sheet Harbour: settle into a seat at The Henley House for some cozy pub fare and a pint from Sober Island Brewing.

Note: While we have made every effort to ensure that the information listed here is accurate and up-to-date, dates and times of events are subject to change. Make sure to check the relevant event websites or social media channels before attending.

More monthly updates from Halifax