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5 ways to avoid hibernation 

Get up, get out of the house and treat your winter sads with the a prescription for funtimes.

Video Games Live lures you off the couch this March.
  • Video Games Live lures you off the couch this March.

1 Robbie Burns Day and Kilted Ski, January 24
Celebrate Scotland's favourite son by racing down a snowy mountain in traditional highland dress! Head to Ski Wentworth for a day of Scottish pride. Wear a kilt and ski for free–bring your own pair or rent one from the main lodge for a $25 donation to the Children's Wish Foundation. Ski Wentworth, 14595 Highway 4, Wentworth


2 Savour Food & Wine Festival, January 29 to March 27
Relish delectable food and drink during a series of special events at the World Trade and Convention Centre and Casino Nova Scotia. Can't get to the scheduled events? Participating Halifax restaurants (and a few beyond our urban borders) will offer prix-fixe menus for $25, $35 or $45 per dinner. various locations, savourfoodandwine.com


3 Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada, February 11 to 14
"The tension grows, the whistle blows, and the puck goes down the ice..." Hockey Day in Canada comes to Halifax for the 15th anniversary of the annual hockey broadcast. Chill with Don, Ron and Stanley during community events, workshops and good old hockey games! various locations, halifax.ca/hockeyday


4 Hal-Con's First-Ever Red Heart Ball, February 14
Get your geek on this Valentine's Day with the good folks from Hal-Con! Go cosplay-style or don your finest evening wear. Buy a ticket for $15 and head to Murphy's to celebrate love with your fellow Bronnies, Whovians and Browncoats! Murphy's on the Water, 1751 Lower Water Street


5 Symphony Nova Scotia, Video Games Live, March 10 to 12
A concert that combines a laser light show and symphony orchestra? Heck yes! This homage to video games will level up the Rebecca Cohn for three nights only. Tickets start at $30 apiece. Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, 6101 University Avenue

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