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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada

Special Events 2014



Upcoming Events

November 22-23 - Victorian Christmas: A Family Tradition for 25 years

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 forget to smile for the camera - it’s the perfect backdrop for your family holiday pictures. There’s fun for all ages! Admission is free with a donation to FEED NOVA SCOTIA (non-perishable food item or cash donation). Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23 - 12 noon to 4 p.m.

Activities

  1. GUARD ROOM
    • 12:00 to 4:00: Xplorer Activity – Pick up a booklet and ‘Xplore’ the Halifax Citadel!
    • 1:15, 2:15, 3:15: Guided Tours of the Citadel in English or French

  2. ORDERLY ROOM
    • 12:00 to 4:00: Create your own Victorian Christmas card, draw a Christmas scene and write a letter to Father Christmas!

  3. TAILOR SHOP
    • 12:00 to 4:00: Try on a uniform and take your Victorian Christmas photo!

  4. VICTORIAN THEATRE
    • 12:20, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30: Soldier’s Play – “A Vision of Christmas”

  5. SCHOOL ROOM
    • 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00: “A Christmas Fête”
    • 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30: Christmas Magic Lantern Show

  6. SOLDIERS’ CAMP
    • 12:00 to 4:00: Interactive Exhibit – “Christmas in the Field”

  7. TIDES OF HISTORY THEATRE
    • FEED NS Food Collection Site
    Saturday Performers:
    • 12:30: Stadacona Band Brass Quintet
    • 1:30: Amethyst Dancers of Nova Scotia
    • 3:00: Thistle Scottish Country Dancers
    Sunday Performers:
    • 1:30: Amethyst Dancers of Nova Scotia

  8. IN FRONT OF CAVALIER BUILDING
    Saturday Performers/Parade:
    • 1:00, 3:00: Children’s Parade with Father Christmas
    • 2:00: Andrew Touesnard
    Sunday Performers/Parade:
    • 1:00, 3:00: Children’s Parade with Father Christmas
    • 12:00, 12:30: Sleepytime Shufflers
    • 3:00: Soundtrax – Halifax All City Music
    • 3:30: Halifax Youth Honour Choir

  9. CAVALIER BUILDING
    • Information Centre, Gift Shop, Coffee Shop, and “Radio 96.5 Raffle”.
    • VICTORIAN PHOTO BOOTH – Grab some props, choose your background and create your own personalised postcard to share at our new Victorian-themed photo booth.
    • 12:00 to 4:00: Xplorer Activity – Pick up a booklet and ‘Xplore’ the Halifax Citadel! Receive your free Xplorer souvenir when you complete five activities.
    • 12:00 to 4:00: 15-minute film on the Halifax Citadel (starting every 20 minutes) “A Harbour Worth Defending”.
    • 12:00 to 4:00: Army Museum – Come check out the new exhibit “The Road to Vimy and Beyond”.

  10. BARRACKS
    • 12:15 to 3:45: Running every 15 minutes Stories and Music – “A Christmas Toast”

  11. VICTORIAN STREET SCENE

  12. CASEMATES 26, 27, & 28
    • 12:00 to 4:00: Victorian Christmas crafts and activities with “Atlantic Fabrics Crafts & More”

  13. CASEMATE 29
    • 12:00 to 4:00: Visit with Father Christmas!

  14. FORTRESS OF HALIFAX – WARDEN OF THE NORTH EXHIBIT
    • 12:00 to 4:00: Exhibit open

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