For many Haligonian families winter brings to mind sledding, ice skating and building snowmen — or perhaps cozy blankets, books and hot chocolate. Those are all excellent winter fun ideas, but if you’re looking for something a little different this year, we’ve rounded up 10 outings in the Halifax Regional Municipality (OK, nine in the HRM plus one bonus day trip) to fit into your family’s winter plans for 2020.
1. Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival (February 7-9)
This all-ages event kicked off last winter and is coming back for February 2020 and celebrates all things winter.
On Saturday and Sunday from noon. until 4 p.m. you can see people carving sculptures out of blocks of ice live on Portland and Ochterloney street. There is also a free indoor Wonderland Bounce Zone for the kids in Alderney Landing Theatre on Saturday and Sunday, with a special visit from some Ice Princesses on Saturday. They’ll also offer …