November 2017

November 25-26
28th Annual Victorian Christmas
Kick off the season by sharing some holiday cheer with the 78th Highlanders! Make your way to the Halifax Citadel as the historic fort takes on a festive air with Victorian carols, crafts, games and, of course, Father Christmas. Enjoy some hot cider and don’t miss the Parks Canada Victorian photo booth - it’s the perfect way to capture some holiday magic to share with family and friends. Event runs 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. both days and admission is free with a donation to FEED NOVA SCOTIA (non-perishable food item or cash donation). The Army Museum will also be open to visitors both days. Presented with support from the Halifax Citadel Regimental Association, Atlantic Fabrics, Mix 96-5, Newfoundland Chocolate Company and Parks Canada. 

12:00 Stadacona Brass Band Quintet
12:30 Amethyst Dancers of Nova Scotia
1:00 Children’s Parade with Father Christmas
1:30 Fine Tuners
2:00 36th Canadian Brigade Group Band
3:00 Thistle Scottish Country Dancers
3:00 Children’s Parade with Father Christmas

12:30 Amethyst Dancers of Nova Scotia
1:00 Children’s Parade with Father Christmas
2:00 36th Canadian Brigade Group Band
2:30 East Coast Carollers
3:00 Children’s Parade with Father Christmas

Throughout the day Sunday – A Touch of Brass Quintet

December 2017
Tuesday, December 5
Project Bookmark plaque unveiling and readings

Project Bookmark Canada is building a Canadian literary trail from sea to sea to sea by putting pieces of stories and poems in the exact, physical locations where literary scenes are set. Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, Halifax’s first Bookmark is for Hugh MacLennan’s Barometer Rising, a tale of a wartime disaster that changed Halifax forever. All are welcome to attend the plaque unveiling and readings at the Main Entrance at 2 p.m. For more information on Project Bookmark Canada:
Wednesday, December 6
Halifax Explosion 100th Anniversary Commemorations

100 years ago, the Halifax Explosion devastated the north end of Halifax, killing 2000 people and wounding 9000 more, while destroying the city’s industrial centre. Parks Canada and the Halifax Citadel will mark the exact moment of the explosion by firing a cannon from the ramparts at exactly 9:04:35 am. The Army Museum Halifax Citadel will also be open from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. More details to follow. 
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