Things to Do on Christmas Day in Halifax

Things to Do on Christmas Day in Halifax

Credit: Discover Halifax

Christmas is an extra special day to spend with family and friends. Take a walk with your loved ones through a sparkling winter wonderland and explore what Halifax has to offer on Christmas. Have a festive holiday when you check out the things to do on Christmas in Halifax listed below.

Go Skating at the Emera Oval

Grab your skates and helmets, and head out for an afternoon of family fun at The Oval. The snow fun does not have to stop when the rink closes for the day. If there is snow Christmas, spend some time having a snowball fight with the family or even build a snowman.

December 25, 2019 at 2 pm to 4 pm

5775 Cogswell Street, Halifax

Christmas Day Buffets

Christmas Day Grand Buffet: Skip cooking this Christmas, and enjoy a fantastic meal overlooking the Halifax Harbour. Treat your friends and family to an all they can eat festive feast including roasted turkey, Atlantic mussels, Atlantic salmon, a build your own pasta bar, and delectable desserts.

December 25 at 12 pm to 5 pm

Hotel Halifax, 1990 Barrington Street, Halifax

$30 to $60

Christmas Day Buffet: Enjoy brunch or supper with your friends and family without having to cook it or clean up afterward. Whether you go to the Westin Nova Scotian for a festive brunch or supper, a classic roast turkey is the centerpiece of the spectacular buffet.

The Westin Nova Scotian, 1181 Hollis Street, Halifax


Hemlock Ravine Park

Hemlock Ravine Park is a beautiful place to go for a walk any time of the year but it is especially gorgeous during winter. The park starts at the heart-shaped pond and has three looped trails that visitors can hike. The park offers amazing views of the Bedford Basin.

40 Kent Avenue, Halifax

See Christmas Lights

It wouldn’t be the holiday season without people covering their houses in lights. Check out the detailed map to see where you should head on Christmas.

Around HRM

Go Tobogganing

The Pit is not for the faint of heart. This famous hill is located in the Merv Sullivan Park. Its steep incline will have you flying down the hill at breakneck speeds. So, you will definitely need a helmet to go sledding safely on this hill.

3791 Novalea Drive, Halifax

Go Sledding on Citadel Hill: Halifax’s most known sledding hill has lots of places to sled down. The Wanderer’s Grounds on the west end of Citadel Hill is popular for is steep slide and long landing area. Pick your routes carefully, because you could end up sledding into the road.

5425 Sackville Street

Halifax Free Weekly Workout

Winter does not stop the weekly workouts at The Wave. These weekly group workouts make it fun to exercise. No matter your skill level or athletic ability, this 30-minute workout will get your blood flowing. Get a jump start on your health related New Year’s resolutions at The Wave.

December 25, 2019 at 6:30 am

The Wave, Halifax Waterfront

Karaoke with Mimi

Sing your heart out this Christmas at Bearly’s Karaoke. Mimi hosts Karaoke every Wednesday night. Sing some Christmas songs with your friends and family, Mimi has new Hits or old favorites that everyone will love.

December 25, 2019 at 10 pm to 1:30 am

Bearly’s House of Blues and Ribs, 1269 Barrington Street

See a movie at the theatres

Movies releasing include:

  • Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker — Release Date: December 19, 2019
  • Cats — Release Date: December 20, 2019
  • Spies In Disguise — Release Date: December 25, 2019
  • Little Women — Release Date: December 25, 2019

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