Saturday, July 31, 2021

Pop-up in to the pop-up, head to New Ross, be amazed at Glow and spend some family time with the Symphony—there’s so much fun happening everything this weekend is themed (you guessed it) with red and green and has a little wreath on it!

1. Symphony Nova Scotia’s The Nutcracker has been Halifax’s favourite holiday tradition for more than 25 years! It just wouldn’t feel like the holidays if we missed this performance! It’s the story of a little girl whose toy comes to life, and she’s whisked away to an enchanted world where she must overcome the ferocious Mouse Queen! Featuring innovative giant puppets, spirited dancing, and Tchaikovsky’s hauntingly beautiful music, this tale of magic and wonder is a seasonal treat for all ages. You can purchase tickets for your family at the Rebecca Cohn, or get them online here. Students and children start at $15, adults start at $35, and there are several dates to choose from.

2. Trust us when we tell you this is a Holidays 2019 must see and do with the kiddos—Glow Gardens, with its 85,000 square feet of lights will dazzle the eyes, ears, and spirit. Enter over a magical bridge into a land of sparkling wonder, a lit-up introduction of what glows ahead. This is a family-friendly indoor wonderland experience so enchanted if your socks aren’t knocked off by the time you’re through, your socks are obviously a size too small. Check out our Halifax Glow Garden blog and get the full scoop!

3. Head to New Ross Christmas Festival for a weekend-long event! This Christmas celebration begins with hundreds of people gathering at the heart of New Ross to countdown the lighting of the tree while sipping hot chocolate after having a full belly from the earlier potluck supper. This is followed by a weekend of craft fairs, home cooked meals, carolers, Christmas tree U-picks, children’s fun and visits to local artisans, topped off with magical entertainment, wonderful singers, and dancing the night away. It’s a time to gather with family and friends and spend a down-home Christmas in the country.

4. This holiday season, buy local, buy handmade, buy student-made. Drop by NSCAD University’s historic downtown campus at 5163 Duke Street for their Annual Holiday Pop-Up. More than 40 NSCAD students are selling all kinds of original art, craft and design. Gifts to be found at the Fountain Campus Friday evening till 9, Saturday 10-4 include but are not limited to, ceramics, paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, letterpress cards, books, jewellery, fashion, textiles, and sculpture!


PS. Head over to Urban Parent’s Facebook page for a chance to WIN a family pass to Halifax Glow Gardens!

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