The nights are getting longer, the days chillier, and the shopping malls much busier – all signs point to the holidays fast approaching! For many of us this means that it’s time to start gift shopping for friends, family, and of course the beloved (and occasionally stressful) Secret Santa exchange.
The great thing about holiday shopping is that it can be a great excuse to spend a day or a weekend around the city, enjoying the local retailers and larger shopping centres that make Halifax such a great shopping destination. And lucky for you, we can help you find the perfect gift for ANYONE on your list – including your Secret Santa recipient!
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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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2017 marks the 100th anniversary year of the Halifax Explosion that occurred in the Halifax harbour in 1917. When the explosion struck, killing nearly 2,000 people and leaving hundreds more injured and homeless, Boston sent medical personnel and supplies to relieve the city’s rescue efforts.
For decades Nova Scotians have commemorated Boston’s kindness by sending a Nova Scotian Christmas tree to our southern neighbours each year. Here are a few interesting facts you may not have known about Nova Scotia’s Tree for Boston:
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With beautiful leafy landscapes, delicious seasonal eats and delightful outdoor activities, autumn in Halifax is absolutely amazing. The season brings corn mazes, ghost stories and, most importantly, pumpkin picking!
Every fall, locals flock to their favourite farmers’ market or pumpkin patch in search of the best one around. Whether it’s to carve into a Halloween masterpiece or bake into a tasty treat, here are the top places to pick your perfect pumpkin this year.