celebrate the season

Celebrate the SEAson

Make the merriest of memories this holiday season with a visit to Nova Scotia’s South Shore.

You can check off your shopping list with something special for everyone. If it’s handcrafted items you’re after be sure to take in the incredible collection of community craft sales beginning the first week of November and into December too. Our farmer’s markets celebrate the season as well with special vendors and a merry mix of locally crafted and curated merchandise. You’ll find all the details on those in our event listings.

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Of course, our stellar shops and galleries are chock-a-block full of fantastic finds – from gorgeous jewellery and giftware to wonderful works of art and the latest looks for the season – you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list… and one or two for you while you’re at it. You’ll find details on all the perfect places here.

Discover the oh-so-special South Shore spirit amidst our awesome array of holiday festivals. With everything from gingerbread fun runs and ugly sweater contests to magical museum displays and breakfasts with Santa – we invite you to join our communities in the holly jolly of it all. Click here for the full lineup of festivals.

If it’s a Christmas Tree you’re after – you’ve come to the right place! We’re the Balsam Fir Christmas tree capital of the world – with plenty of u-pick places so that you can make a day out of finding your favourite. Once you’ve made your choice take a tour of the South Shore and take in the stellar selection of our community trees – from the oh-so-tall and traditional 26-foot balsam fir tree in New Ross to the lovely lobster pot & buoy trees you’ll find in Lunenburg and in the Lobster Capital of Canada along Barrington’s boardwalk.

Rest assured our restaurants, diners, cafes and pubs have been busy making their menus as merry as possible for the holidays. With everything from beautiful brunches and Sunday Night Supper Clubs to signature brews and bodacious blends – you’re in for all kinds of yummy this season. Click here for our directory.

Sure sounds like a ton to take in, doesn’t it?! Fortuitously festive news on that front as we’ve got a ton of terrific places to stay so you can extend those day trips into a weekend’s worth of wonderful – or better yet a full week away. Here on Nova Scotia’s South Shore, we put the ho-ho-ho in hospitality. From resorts, hotels, motels and inns to quaint cottages and cozy cabins – you’re sure to find just your kind of special spot to stay. Discover our complete list of accommodations here and be sure to check out winter stay-and-play packages here.

We can’t wait to celebrate the SEAson with you! We’ll see you when you get here.

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