Home (delivery) for the holidays

Home (delivery) for the holidays

All the traditional treats, to go.

By VICTORIA WALTON, Dec 3/20


How to have the best virtual cocktail party of the year

How to have the best virtual cocktail party of the year

5 tips, plus Zoom backgrounds for sharing, a local playlist, food ideas and more.

by VICTORIA WALTON, Dec 3/20


Here for the holidays

Here for the holidays

How to cope with this atypical time, with tips from a professional.

By MORGAN MULLIN, Dec 3/20


How to get a handle on the booze blues this holiday

How to get a handle on the booze blues this holiday

Sober City's Lee-Anne Richardson on alcoholism, shame and sobriety.

By CAORA MCKENNA, Dec 3/20


Keep Halifax weird

Keep Halifax weird

Shopping local is a great way to encourage the things that make our city unique, and it’s more about the mindset than the money.

By KYLE SHAW, Dec 3/20


Over 20 events to help you make merry this season

Over 20 events to help you make merry this season

Things might be frightful, but these online and IRL events are just delightful.

By MORGAN MULLIN, Dec 3/20


What the pandemic means for a soup kitchen’s holiday meal

What the pandemic means for a soup kitchen’s holiday meal

Soul’s Harbour will give out at least 400 meals and 800 stockings this season.

By VICTORIA WALTON, Dec 3/20


The anti-Amazon in Dartmouth

The anti-Amazon in Dartmouth

Black Bow Gift Co. lets you choose from over 400 products, many of them made in Nova Scotia.

By VICTORIA WALTON, Dec 3/20


Shop the city

Shop the city

Our 2020 local gift guide

By VICTORIA WALTON, Dec 3/20


Six local gifts for $60 or less

Six local gifts for $60 or less

You better not pout, we’ve got your local-made, handcrafted, stocking stuffers covered.

by JADE NAUSS, Dec 12/19


The generous spirit of Winnie Bowden

The generous spirit of Winnie Bowden

The life-long northender carries on her best friend’s legacy by bringing her neighbours together for songs, snacks and camaraderie.

by VICTORIA WALTON, Dec 5/19


Eldon Turner serves turkey dinner, and good company

Eldon Turner serves turkey dinner, and good company

The Sackville cook ensures no one dines alone with his free Christmas dinner aimed at curbing holiday isolation.

by HAL ATWOOD, Dec 5/19


With a voice as big as the sea

With a voice as big as the sea

How singing for the sake of singing became a holiday tradition that’s kept Maria Bartholomew’s family carolling for neighbours and strangers for 35 years.

by ALLISON SAUNDERS, Dec 5/19


The big heart behind Santas for Seniors

The big heart behind Santas for Seniors

How loss inspired Robyn Carruthers start-up initiative that’s grown to bring holiday gifts to 400 seniors.

by TRAVIS DEVONPORT, Dec 5/19


Nancy Frank’s quiet acts of kindness

Nancy Frank’s quiet acts of kindness

Itty bitty tokens of appreciation are her silent way of saying—I see you.

by ALLISON SAUNDERS, Dec 5/19


DeRico Symonds takes responsibility

DeRico Symonds takes responsibility

The founder of The Give BACK fundraiser has been buying and delivering holiday groceries for folks and families who need them for the last three years.

by ISABEL BUCKMASTER, Dec 5/19


Feel the spirit with the Holiday Planner

Feel the spirit with the Holiday Planner

Warm your heart with the stories of six humble holiday heroes and fill your schedule with all of the season's parties, craft shows and concerts.

Dec 5/19


50+ holiday evenings to unwrap

50+ holiday evenings to unwrap

Put your advent calendar aside for a sec and zone in on your social calendar.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Dec 5/19


Get holly jolly with The Holiday Planner

Get holly jolly with The Holiday Planner

Ringing in the snowy season with gift ideas, festive booze, events galore, Christmas bangers and a partridge in a pear tree.

by ALLISON SAUNDERS, Dec 6/18


Say, what’s in this drink?: 7 seasonal local sips

Say, what’s in this drink?: 7 seasonal local sips

It’s cold outside, baby, pass the booze.

by REBECCA DINGWELL, Dec 6/18


Christmas carol showdown

Christmas carol showdown

Our annual editors’ roundtable hashes out the good, the bad and the embarrassing tracks from the season’s traditional soundtrack.

by JACOB BOON, STEPHANIE JOHNS, ALLISON SAUNDERS AND TARA THORNE, Dec 6/18


That’s a wrap: 6 merry and bright local gift ideas

That’s a wrap: 6 merry and bright local gift ideas

Tis the season to consider homegrown makers and designers on your shopping sprees.

by ALLISON SAUNDERS, Dec 6/18


How to be a good holiday shopper

How to be a good holiday shopper

Tips on retail etiquette from a reluctant mall veteran.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Dec 6/18


10 ways to re-allocate your secret Santa funds

10 ways to re-allocate your secret Santa funds

Feeling generous? Here’s how to direct your donations.

by ASHLEY CORBETT, Dec 6/18


Rejected Cineplex holiday trailers

Rejected Cineplex holiday trailers

Lily and the Snowman and A Balloon for Ben were the best of the lot. Here are some pitches that didn’t make the cut for this year’s heartwarming festive ad.

by TARA THORNE AND JACOB BOON, Dec 7/17


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