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Bundle up as Evergreen Festival kicks off once again in Halifax

For immediate release
November 16, 2022

HALIFAX, NS – Bundle up and head outside to take part in the Evergreen Festival, a free, four-week outdoor winter-themed showcase of Nova Scotian culture, food, spirits, art, and celebration of the holiday season, as it returns in 2022.

With live music, local shopping, and light displays, the Evergreen Festival rings in the holiday season while highlighting features that make Nova Scotia special all year round.

Kicking off for the first weekend of events on Friday, November 25, the Evergreen Festival will run until Sunday, December 18, and includes a few showcase experiences:

  • Evergreen Bright features light installations throughout downtown Halifax that people of all ages can enjoy and explore; and
  • At the Village on the Halifax waterfront, you’ll find Evergreen Market filled with local vendors and makers, as well as Evergreen Stage Series, arranged by the team that brings you Halifax Jazz Festival which will feature over 40 live performances.

If you’re looking for family-friendly activities at the Village, there’s more of that too:

  • Grab a hot chocolate from the Cocoa Trail to keep your hands warm while you watch your kids find their way through the maze of lights;
  • Check out some of your favourite holiday classics that will be showing Saturday evenings; and
  • On Sunday afternoons, come by to see and interact with some furry friends, courtesy of Hope for Wildlife.

If you’re travelling to the Halifax region to take in Evergreen Festival, participating hotels will be offering festive packages that encourage visitors, and locals, to stay for the night or the entire weekend. For details, visit

The Evergreen Festival receives private-sector support for charitable installations and activations. A collaborative effort between organizations in the region, the primary partners behind Evergreen Festival are Develop Nova Scotia, Discover Halifax, Jazz East Rising, and Halifax Regional Municipality.


“Evergreen Festival is a unique opportunity to bring our community together over the holiday season. It’s wonderful to see people continue to enjoy the outdoors and celebrate the season, from local markets and specials to free music and bright lights. With the participation of many partners to make the event happen, you can choose your own experience along the waterfront and throughout the city, and also enjoy the spirit of the festival as it continues to grow in communities across the province.”

- Gordon Stevens, COO and Vice-President Finance, Develop Nova Scotia

“The Evergreen Festival is a great example of what can be achieved when organizations and communities come together to share in the fun that is the holiday season. I’m proud to continue to support this wonderful initiative that gives residents and tourists alike a reason to get out and enjoy some of our beautiful region.”

- Ross Jefferson, President and CEO, Discover Halifax

Additional resources:

Visit for full festival details.

For more information on how your business or organization can be involved with Evergreen Festival, visit

Media contacts:

Develop Nova Scotia
Kelly Rose,, 902-222-6297

Discover Halifax
Sarah Reeves,, 902-717-1343

Halifax Jazz Festival
Sarah Atkinson,, 519-709-1327