Holiday spirit was in the air on Saturday evening when hundreds attended the Kickoff Concert in Halifax, beginning a night of festivities.
The concert took place at the Peace and Friendship Park on Hollis Street. Those in attendance danced and sang along to carols from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
The concert preceded the annual Parade of Lights.
HRM events co-ordinator Mike Gillett says the motivation behind organizing this concert for the first time was “celebrating the holiday season starting.”
Performers included local artists such as Donair Supply band and Rebecca Guilderson.
The crowd consisted of groups of family and friends of all ages. Most in attendance were children.
Beloved children’s icons such as Paw Patrol and members of the Wiggles were also on stage, putting smiles on faces and excitement in the hearts of their small fans.
Gillett says in a few days he will be starting to plan for next year’s concert.
This event was part of what the regional municipality called the Halifax Holiday Celebration, which was capped by the lighting of the Christmas tree in the Grand Parade.
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