Halifax’s downtown and waterfront are going to be a very festive place from November 28 through December 20. Develop Nova Scotia and Downtown Halifax are hosting the first ever Evergreen Festival.
The four week European-style festival, is for Haligonians and visitors alike to enjoy a safe, walkable collection of outdoor experiences supporting local business and good causes, while celebrating the holiday season.
“As a first-of-its-kind event for Halifax, the Evergreen Festival is launching at a time when our community needs it most.” said Ross Jefferson, president and CEO of Discover Halifax.
You may have noticed some huts set up along the Halifax waterfront. These are part of the Evergreen Village. It will offer an outdoor market with lights, animations, experiences and programming every Wednesday through Sunday throughout the festival.
The Evergreen Market will feature more than 35 Nova Scotia makers, creators and artists in temporary kiosks, as well as existing waterfront businesses and producers.
The Evergreen Stage will feature over 60 performances to enjoy while you watch from beside a firepit or picnic pod that you can book in advance.
Evergreen Bright will set Spring Garden Road, Grand Parade, and surrounding areas aglow each night. There will be a Tunnel Of Hope, a light installment collecting donations for the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.
There will be much more going on in the downtown core with local businesses, restaurants and hotels participating.
“This year, more than ever, it’s imperative to celebrate our diverse culture and help small, local business to reach customers,” said Gordon Stevens, Chief Operating Officer and VP Finance for Develop Nova Scotia.