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10 Christmas Gifts That Are QUINTESSENTIALLY Halifax

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Are you planning on shopping in Halifax for Christmas this year? Are you unsure of what to get for Secret Santa or a special someone on your list? Perhaps you would like to send the perfect local gift to relatives or East Coast-natives who live far away?

If you’re looking for something quintessentially-Halifax to give this Christmas, we have some ideas for you!

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The ULTIMATE Guide To Christmas Shows In Halifax

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Taking in a show with family or friends is a holiday tradition, and what better place than Halifax? With so many fun and festive things to do in the city, why not make it a weekend getaway or a fun staycation!

Whether you’re a fan of the classics or looking for something a little more modern, we’ve collected a list of the seasons’ best shows, PLUS, where to stay, where to eat and where to shop while you enjoy your visit to Halifax.

Now you have everything you’ll need to plan the perfect weekend getaway!

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25 facts you may not know about Halifax Pop Explosion!

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Halifax Pop Explosion (HPX) is hands-down one of my favourite things about this city. There’s something about picking up a schedule (or lately, downloading an app) and comparing your musical must-sees with friends and planning your festival experience.

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When those five days in October finally arrive, you can’t beat getting out on crisp autumn nights, grabbing a few drinks, hearing some great music and maybe forgetting that you’ve got to wake up and be a responsible adult in a few hours.

Whether you’re completely new to the festival, or you’re a reasoned regular, here are 25 FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW about HPX:

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6 FREE Halifax Cultural Activities You Can’t Miss

In Atlantic Canada, Maritime culture is celebrated in plays, movies, music, and art—and Halifax is no exception. And the best part is that you can experience the best of the city’s culture without spending a penny.


1 – Poetry in the Gardens

Calling all poetry lovers! To mark the 150th anniversary of the Public Gardens, visitors can enjoy free monthly poetry readings at sites throughout the gardens. Continue reading