TD Dartmouth Christmas Tree Lighting

a green tree lightbulb with the words "Dartmouth Christmas Tree Lighting" in white text on a red ribbon

The 2023 TD Dartmouth Christmas Tree Lighting will be held on Saturday, December 2 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Sullivan's Pond. The event organizers would like to advise the public that Saturday's festivities 'IS A GO', despite the damp weather forecasted. We may get some east coast Christmas showers so remember to wear your rain boots and jacket.

three white geese wearing winter hats walking on snow

Schedule of Events

5 to 6:15 p.m. | Sullivan’s Pond 

  • On the Dartmouth Kiwanis Club Stage The African Nova Scotian Music Association presents to you "A Celebration of Christmas" featuring talented artists from the community
  • Visit with Santa at A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections tent & receive a free candy cane (while quantities last)
  • Free hot chocolate & treats at the TD festive service tent (while quantities last)      

 5 to 6:15 p.m. | Findlay Community Centre

  • Receive a free 'Holiday Treat' (while quantities last) 
  • Take part in a holiday activity with our Recreation staff 

6:15 – 6:30 p.m. | Sullivan’s Pond      

  • Holiday greetings from the main stage

6:30 p.m. | Sullivan’s Pond    

  • TD Dartmouth Christmas Tree Lighting
  • The Sullivan’s Pond Holiday Fireworks presented by BOYNECLARKE LLP

Join us in a carolling walk to Alderney Landing to visit the Christkindlmarket following the fireworks.

Two colourful, animated present boxes - smiling in a snowy scene

Enjoy More Festive Fun in Downtown Dartmouth

Christkindlmarket | Alderney Landing
Dec. 1 from 4 to 9 p.m. | Dec. 2 from 2 to 9 p.m. | Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join in Alderney Landing’s authentic traditional German Christkindlmarket for hot cider, live music, and the magic of children singing in the Live Christmas Tree. Enjoy complimentary Merry-go-round rides, Maritime Marionette’s and the Serpentine Studio performances. / 

Holiday Shopping in Downtown Dartmouth
Downtown Dartmouth is the perfect spot to celebrate the festive season and find that unique gift for someone special! /

Kiwanis Christmas Tree Lot
Buy your Christmas tree this December from the Kiwanis Graham’s Grove Park Tree Lot and support children’s programs in your community. 

Thank you to all of our Sponsors!

2023 Sponsors list with logos for each organization

Special thanks to Souper Duper Soup for providing our backstage catering.