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NEPTUNE THEATRE
As always, Neptune has a busy holiday schedule. Artistic director Jeremy Webb adapts the classic fairytale Cinderella as a musical comedy for the main stage, starring Samantha Walkes as the title hero. Concurrently, Neptune’s studio stage hosts another holiday mainstay: Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, a one-man show starring Rhys Bevan-John. neptunetheatre.com

DECEMBER 6
HALIFAX EXPLOSION MEMORIAL SERVICE
Some 101 years ago, two ships (one laden with ammunition) collided in Halifax Harbour, sparking an explosion that devastated the city, levelled the North End, and killed some 2,000 people. The Halifax Explosion Memorial ceremony at Fort Needham Memorial Bell Tower marks the tragedy from 8:50 to 9:20 a.m. halifax.ca/recreation/events

DECEMBER 7, 8
LIVE ART DANCE

Photo: E.S. Cheah

Two of the nation’s most exciting hip-hop companies collide, as Live Art Dance presents Halifax dance rebels The Woods. Unleashing the world premiere of ______Interrupted, paired with Klorofyl (billed as a “multi-sensorial roller coaster”) by Toronto’s Gadfly, featuring original music by world-renowned violinist Dr. Draw. liveartdance.ca

DECEMBER 15
HALIFAX MOOSEHEADS
In their final home game before the Christmas break, Halifax’s major-junior hockey heroes host Maritime rivals Charlottetown. The Mooseheads don’t return to home ice until Dec. 31. halifaxmooseheads.ca

DECEMBER 31
NEW YEAR’S EVE

Join thousands of revellers at Grand Parade square in front of Halifax City Hall for the East Coast’s largest New Year’s Eve party. The family-friendly celebration begins at 10:30pm, with headliners Neon Dreams and A Tribe Called Red offering live musical performances, followed by a giant fireworks show at midnight. halifax.ca/recreation/events/new-years-eve

DECEMBER 31
BRETT KISSEL
NEW YEAR’S EVE

The Canadian country star rings in the new year with two performances (7 p.m. and 11 p.m.) in the Schooner Showroom at Casino Nova Scotia. The later show will be standing-room only. casinonovascotia.com

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