From sparkling Buoy trees to homes covered from the lawn to the roof with dazzling lights, Nova Scotia is home to some fantastic magical light displays. While every community is home to its own favourites, there are definitely some that are worth travelling to see. If you are travelling to see light displays, please follow the provincial guidelines in place for each county.
Lobster Trap Christmas Tree, Barrington
Visit the fantastic Lobster Trap Christmas Tree in Barrington and discover the stories it tells. This tree represents the true resilience and strength of the surrounding South Shore communities and is rooted in their history and heritage that has been shaped by the unforgiving sea.
Upland Crescent, Kentville
Viewable from the Cornwallis River Crossing, this absolutely breathtaking light display can be reached from Foxhill Ave in Kentville. Each year this fantastic display grows and this year’s display is the biggest and brightest one so far.
6003 Highway 1, Cambridge
Close to the Valley Drive-In, you can watch classic Christmas scenes projected onto the white house. The show starts between 5 pm and 5:15 pm, depending on the night. Park at the church and walk over to the lawn to watch the shows.
Buoy Tree at Dennis Point Wharf
Nova Scotia is home to Christmas trees made from a variety of items. Like the Lobster Trap Christmas Tree, the Buoy Tree can be found on a wharf. Made from hundreds of buoys and covered in dazzling lights, this is definitely a must-see light display. Details
Route 335, West Pubnico
Freddie Wilson Overpass, Falmouth
Travellers to the Annapolis Valley will know the brightly lit house just past Falmouth in Hantsport. The house is just next to the Freddie Wilson Overpass. You can see the beautifully decorated house from the 101 just after the Mount Denson and Hantsport exit.
Route 209, Parrsboro to Apple River
If you want to see many beautiful light displays this holiday season, you should go for a leisurely drive down Route 209. From Parrsboro to Apple River, you will see some houses that have fantastic decorations and gorgeous light displays.
317 South Branch Road, New Salem
There are many houses with pretty lights on South Branch Road in New Salem, but number 317 has an extravagant light display that outshines every other house on the road. This spectacularly decorated house is located on South Branch Road, which is a little road that is located just off Route 209.
Holiday Projection Show
Watch as City Hall in Halifax is turned into a gingerbread house from 4:30 pm to 9:45 pm every day of the week. Each evening the show will take place on the hour, quarter past, half past, and a quarter to the hour. The show ends with a fireworks display.
City Hall, 1841 Argyle St, Halifax
Melrose Avenue, Fairview, Halifax
A local favourite, Melrose Avenue is home to many homeowners who go all out with their light displays. Take a drive down the avenue to take in the beautiful lights.
Connaught Avenue, Halifax
One of the best light displays in Halifax, Christmas wouldn’t be the same without the Giacamantonio brothers going all out. Made up of thousands of lights, inflatables, and even a screen showing classic holiday movies, there is something for everyone.
Holiday Light Projection Show on the Old Post Office, Dartmouth
The old post office will come alive with lights between 5 pm – 8 pm daily, from Dec 5th to Dec 31st, except on Dec 6th due to the Halifax Explosion anniversary. This fantastic light projection show, which was created by Wasko AV, is 3 minutes long and plays every 8 minutes during the 3 hour time period.
Corner of Queen and Wentworth Street, Dartmouth
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55 Appian Way, Dartmouth
Have you ever wondered how many lights you can light up at once with blowing a breaker? Well, we may have an answer to that question. There must be thousands, if not millions of dazzling lights, lit up on Appian Way.
Alderney Landing, Dartmouth
See the lights of Alderney Landing from the warmth of your own vehicle. The display can be viewed from December 4th to 27th. Details
Delayed opening until December 9th, Glow Gardens are back in Halifax this year. Explore this spectacular light garden to see millions of lights under one roof. It is the perfect setting for amazing holiday photos of your family.
Halifax Exhibition Centre, 200 Prospect Road, Goodwood
The Bicycle Thief Bike Tree
It may not be the largest light display in Halifax, but one of the coolest displays in Halifax is near The Bicycle Thief. Created from old bikes and wreaths, this tree is truly a work of art.
1475 Lower Water St, Halifax
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TD Lights in the Park, Dartmouth
Follow the bridge is adorned with lights, see Dartmouth Christmas Tree, and a canopy of twinkly spheres and lighted trees are installed near the bandshell. Details
Sullivan’s Pond, Dartmouth
Two Rivers Wildlife Park Winter Light Up
Take the family to the Two Rivers Wildlife Park’s annual Light Up to see their beautiful light display. They will be selling tickets by the hour at 5, 6, and 7 pm. There will be tractor Wagon rides, hot dogs, cookies, and hot chocolate included, but these activities may change due to provincial Covid rules.
December 18 – 23 & 28 – 30, 2020 from 5 pm – 8 pm
4581 Grand Mira North Road Mira