Once Thanksgiving and Halloween come and go, it’s easy to fall into a slump while we wait for the holiday season to roll around. But at datenight, we love November! It’s the perfect balance between autumn and winter. You get to break out your cozy sweaters, plan out your holiday wish list, and indulge in some comforting culinary classics (everything with butter please!) As the temperature drops, the desire to cuddle up under a mountain of blankets and binge-watch Netflix all night is tempting but we’re here to remind you to seize the season!
Here’s our list of 5 great November dates to make the most of this month:
Hours: Tues-Sun 8:00am – 4:00pm
Location: 1451 South Park St, Halifax
BLISS Caffeine Bar is the newest restaurant and café on South Park St and has become an absolute hit since they opened their doors back in May. With their Parisian feel, and tastefully aesthetic and cozy interior, it’s definitely going to be your go-to coffee shop. They’re also so much more than your classic café, offering brunch and signature cocktails as well as pastries and a variety of espresso drinks.
Date: November 26th
Location: Salt Yard
(edit: The festival has been rescheduled to December 3-5 and will be fully virtual this year)
Grab your date for a celebration of diverse filmmaking and storytelling from around the world. Film festivals are always an incredible experience for a date night – it’s a fun spin on the classic movie date! The festival will be held at Salt Yard so you can even grab food and drinks right on the Halifax waterfront to make the most out of your evening.
Dates: November 26th 11:30am – December 19th 12:30pm
Location: Dispersed along the Halifax Waterfront and Downtown Halifax
Want to get into the holiday spirit? Head to Evergreen Festival! This multi-week outdoor experience celebrates Nova Scotia’s culture, food, spirits, craft, art, music, and performance. You will find a walkable, safe collection of outdoor experiences linked together through a series of illuminated installations and activations encompassing both businesses and public spaces. Be sure to bundle up (or get cozy with your date) and enjoy the sights and sounds of the festive season.
Wednesday Hours: 11:30am – Midnight
Location: 1645 Argyle St, Halifax
This date night deal at Durty Nelly’s is one of our favourites in the city and is so perfect for when the cooler weather rolls around. For only $20, you and your date can enjoy a bottle of Jackson-Triggs wine! We highly recommend ordering some Blarney Chips to share as well. If you know, you know.
Date: November 6th, 6:00pm
Location: 1146 Purcells Cove Rd, Halifax
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with food, drinks, a DJ dance party, and more! Tickets include snacks, a dinner, a complimentary drink of your choice (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), Tambola/Bingo card, access to the dance party, and live performances. This is the perfect November date idea to enjoy with a group of friends for a fun and exciting fall evening.