Winter in the City
Here on the East Coast, winter itself is an event! Let us help you to enjoy the season, both indoors and out!
CAN'T-MISS WINTER EVENTS IN HALIFAX
Holiday Craft Fairs in Halifax
Holiday Events in Halifax
The Halifax Lights Festival
New Year's Eve in Halifax, December 31, 2017
Savour Food & Wine Festival, January-March 2018
photo via Savour Food & Wine Festival
10 WAYS TO ENJOY WINTER IN HALIFAX:
1 - Always be prepared! Find out what to pack for your winter trip to Halifax.
2 - Get out and explore the beautiful Halifax waterfront - without the throngs of people usually found there in warmer months! For inspiration, check out the Halifax waterfront to do list - WINTER EDITION.
3 - Check out the iconic Peggy's Cove during its infintely quieter off-season. Not convinced? Here are the Top 5 reasons to visit Peggy's Cove during winter.
5 - Point Pleasant Park is groomed and maintained year-round. The park is pet-friendly (look for signage for off-leash trails) and makes for a perfect morning or weekend walk.
7 - Enjoy the Nova Scotia's picturesque winter country-side in style with a sleigh ride at Hatfield Farm.
8 - Find out why people rave about Halifax's beaches this winter. Yep, you read that correctly - find out why you should visit a snowy beach in Nova Scotia.
10 - Feeling the chill? Come in from the cold and enjoy one of the indoor activities from our Things To Do In and Around Halifax - Indoor Edition.
Need more cold-weather inspiration? Check out the TOP 4 WAYS to Experience the BEST of Winter in Halifax!
photo via @acorn_art_photography
Visit the Public Gardens this winter for the FIRST TIME EVER with their brand new winter hours!
FEAST OUT EAST!
4 restaurants in 4 neighbourhoods - Satisfy your cold-weather cravings no matter where you're exploring.
1 - DOWNTOWN HALIFAX - Durty Nelly's Authentic Irish Pub
A traditional Irish Pub in the heart of Downtown Halifax, for many people Durty Nelly's is a quintessential Halifax experience. If you're looking for some legendary pub food, a cold pint and an amazing East Coast atmosphere, this local favourite is the right place.
2 - DARTMOUTH - Battery Park Beer Bar & Eatery
3 - NORTH END HALIFAX - Bar Kismet
This warm and inviting eatery is located in Halifax's hip North End. The food is seafood-focused and locally sourced, and the drinks are original and inspired. If you're looking for a unique neighbourhood restaurant, this is the spot to try!
4 - WEST END HALIFAX - Rinaldo's Italian-American Specialties
Home-cooked pizzas, pastas, sandwhiches and more - this is TRUE comfort food. This family-owned and operated Italian-style restaurant serves up traditional Italian fare, prepared with all the freshest ingredients.
BEST HILLS FOR TOBBOGGANING IN HALIFAX:
- Citadel Hill
- The hill at Gorsebrook Park
- Merv Sullivan Memorial Park known as "The Pit"
- Utilize golf course slopes such as Brightwood Golf & Country Club and Ashburn Golf Club
- The hill at Uniacke Estate Museum Park
Check out our TOP 5 TOBOGGANING HILLS IN HALIFAX for more details!
Be safe and be sure to get permission before entering private or provincial property.
Click here for some tips on safe sledding!
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