Skip to content. Accessibility info.

2016 Halifax Christmas Tree Lighting

Halifax Christmas Tree Lighting Fireworks in front of City Hall

Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 from 6 - 7 p.m.
Grand Parade, Downtown Halifax

OCTONAUTS™ Meomi © 2016 VSP Ltd

  • Entertainment: Tyler Key Band

  • Octonauts: Live on Stage

  • Fireworks

  • A visit from Santa Claus

  • Feed Nova Scotia

Christmas Tree Decorations

2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. To commemorate and celebrate this historic milestone the Halifax Regional Municipality will be enhancing a number of its annual municipal events beginning with the Halifax Christmas Tree Lighting. The Grand Parade Christmas Tree will be decorated in red and white, Canada’s official colours. The tree will be wrapped with more than 6,000 red and white LED Christmas lights. The tree topper is a spectacular mixture of white LED light bars featuring dynamic lights and static mini lights. Large red and clear snowflake ornaments will shimmer and shine in the sunlight. Over 100 clear icicles will be hung in the tree branches. Finally, 150 Canadian flags will be fastened to the tree branches to complete the red and white Canadian tree look.


Boy on mom shoulder enjoying Halifax Tree Lighting


Check out our Halifax Tree Lighting video ...

Halifax Christmas Tree Lighting


Halifax Tree Lighting Fireworks in front of City Hall


Event Schedule

Don't have time to take in the entire event? Here is the schedule so you can plan accordingly.

  • 6 to 6:30 p.m. - Enjoy the Octonauts: Live on Stage.
  • 6:30 to 7 p.m. - Sing along to your favourite Christmas tunes!
  • 7 p.m. - The event finishes with a bang as Santa comes on stage to help light the Halifax Christmas tree and ignite an amazing fireworks show!

Halifax Tree Lighting fireworks in front of City Hall

Thanks to our 2016 sponsors!

Major Sponsor

Archway Insurance Logo


Delta logo Goodlife Fitness Logo




Media Sponsors

C100The Chronicle Herald



Feed Nova Scotia

Feed Nova Scotia logoWill be accepting non-perishable food or cash donations at the event.