One of the best months on the East Coast, November, is here. Beautiful subdued tones have taken over the colors of nature, and snow typically behaves itself enough to wait so we may enjoy the remainder of the fall hikes, bike rides, and outdoor sports. With the holidays rapidly approaching, there are also a ton of family-friendly activities and markets wherever you look. A whole month filled of parades, holiday celebrations, and fun lies ahead of us.
Come along as we explore the best family-friendly activities taking place in Halifax this November, whether you’re a local or just passing through. Prepare to create enduring memories with your loved ones as you take in the warmth and allure of this energetic metropolis.
Remembrance Day at the Halifax Citadel
On Remembrance Day, the 1st Field Artillery Regiment will salute with 21 guns at 11:00 am, followed by the noon gun, at The Halifax Citadel National Site. The Halifax Citadel is free to enter on Remembrance Day, and entrance to the Army Museum is also free.
Seaside Christmas Along the Beautiful Eastern Shore
Jingles is getting ready for another fantastic Seaside Christmas, which will be hosted by The Old School Community Gathering Place, on November 17 and 19! To find the ideal presents for every special person on your Christmas list, visit the dozens of crafters, carvers, bakers, and manufacturers along the shoreline and follow the wreaths.
SaltWire Holiday Parade of Lights
Once again, Downtown Halifax will be illuminated and the Christmas season will be helped to get underway by the 28th Annual SaltWire Christmas Parade of Lights, presented by Eastlink.
The parade will start at the Cogswell Street roundabout, which is close to the Emera Oval and Citadel Community Center, on November 18, 2023, at 6 p.m. It will travel south on Ahern Avenue, onto Bell Road, then to South Park Street, east onto Spring Garden Road, turn left onto Barrington Street, and end at George Street.
Bedford Lights Parade
An annual joyful celebration in Bedford is organized by the volunteer group Light Up Bedford celebration. Since its inception in 1998, the parade has grown to be a beloved custom for many families in Bedford and the neighboring areas. The main goal of the Light Up Bedford Parade is to unite the neighborhood for a joyous evening that will kick off the holidays and generate funds for an HRM-based nonprofit organization.
November 19th is the Sunday of this year’s parade. It starts at 5:45 a.m. at DeWolfe Park and proceeds to the last bridge at Bedford Place Mall via the Bedford Highway.
More events and festivals for the whole family at https://www.familyfuncanada.com/halifax/november-events/
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