Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – Mayor Mike Savage and members of Regional Council are inviting residents to join them at the annual lighting of the Dartmouth Christmas Tree and other family-friendly events, this Saturday, Dec. 5, at Sullivan’s Pond.
Between 4:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m., residents of all ages can enjoy a number of holiday-themed activities including: the Kiwanis Santa Claus Express Train and a visit from Santa Claus himself; carol singing with the Crichton Park Elementary School Choir; a Christmas Stage Show; the lighting of the tree; fireworks; and, free hot chocolate and cookies (while supplies last). A municipal fire truck and local mascots HRP Blue and Holiday Penguin will also be onsite at Sullivan’s Pond throughout the event.
Take advantage of Efficiency Nova Scotia’s LED light exchange program. Bring two sets of traditional glass holiday lights to the tree lighting ceremony and exchange them for one set of energy efficient LED holiday lights. Quantities are limited, and available on a first come, first served basis.
At 6:15 p.m., residents are invited to join carollers in a procession down Ochterloney Street to the Chirstkindlmarket Festival at Alderney Landing. Motorists should be aware that there will be a rolling closure of Ochterloney Street from Sullivan’s Pond to Alderney Landing between 6:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Additionally, Crichton Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between Ochterloney Street and Dahlia Street from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, to accommodate this event.
The municipality would like to extend warm holiday wishes to all residents and their families. For a complete schedule of tree lighting events, a list of sponsors and other event details, visit Halifax.ca.