Holiday experiences!

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Enjoy the return of Victorian Christmas and new holiday experiences like Raise Your Holiday Spirits and the Citadel by Candlelight Holiday Tour with friends and family! 

Victorian Christmas
Victorian Christmas

Saturday, November 26 and Sunday, November 27, from noon to 4 pm

Make your way to the Halifax Citadel as the historic fort takes on a festive air with Victorian carols, and of course, Father Christmas. Enjoy watching the Soldier's Play, "A Vision of Christmas", wander through the soldiers’ encampment, and hear stories from the past. The fort is a perfect backdrop for friends and families to capture some holiday magic.

 
Feed Nova Scotia
Victorian Christmas fundraiser for Feed Nova Scotia at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.
Feed Nova Scotia fundraising team members!

For over 30 years, thousands of families have celebrated Victorian Christmas at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site and generously supported Feed Nova Scotia.

Parks Canada and the Halifax Citadel Society encourage everyone to continue the tradition of supporting Feed Nova Scotia at this time of year.

Admission is free with a donation to Feed Nova Scotia (non-perishable food item or cash).

Victorian crafts and recipes
Citadel by Candlelight Holiday Tour
Citadel by Candlelight Holiday Tour!

Fridays and select Saturdays at 7:30 pm, from November 18 to December 17, 2022.

Join the Citadel by Candlelight Holiday Tour and learn more about the British army's holiday traditions from their time stationed at the Citadel and in the field.

The 75-minute candlelight tour will share a rare glimpse of the Citadel at night.

$29.99 plus HST per person.

Private group tours are also available.

For more information or to book a private tour, call 902-426-1990 or email bookings@halifaxcitadel.ca.

Raise Your Holiday Spirits
Raise Your Holiday Spirits!

Fridays and select Saturdays at 7 pm from November 18 to December 17, 2022.

For those 19+, Raise Your Holiday Spirits puts a special holiday twist on the popular Halifax Citadel spirit tastings!

Celebrate the holidays in the tradition of the British Military with a special 75-min tour and tasting with a kilted 78th Highlander.

Savour three Halifax Citadel-aged spirits, crafted by Compass Distillers, plus Compass’ Spiced Rum, along with artisanal cheeses and treats.

$60 plus HST per person

Private group tastings are also available.

For more information or to book a private tour, call 902-426-1990 or email bookings@halifaxcitadel.ca.

Evergreen Festival
Lit signal mast at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.
Historic signal mast lit for the holidays!

In support of the Evergreen Festival, Parks Canada will once again light the historic signal mast from November 25, 2022 to January 1, 2023.

Historically, the Citadel’s signal mast communicated messages to citizens and visitors alike, with flags by day, and lanterns by night.

Let these lights serve as a reminder of the love and warmth of the holiday season.

Regimental Shop – Souvenirs, gifts, and more!
Regimental Shop, Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

The Halifax Citadel Society runs the Regimental Shop, and proceeds from all sales support the living history program at the Halifax Citadel. 

Contact: 902-423-0907

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