Let’s Celebrate! Great Ways to Mark a Special Occasion in Downtown Halifax

Birthdays, anniversaries, promotions, special announcements—there really is no shortage of things to commemorate throughout the year. There’s also no shortage of ways to make your big moments memorable. In fact, after seeing all the ways you can mark a special occasion, you may just start looking for new reasons to celebrate (and we wouldn’t blame you!). Whether you’re gathering with a group or picking out a gift for a special friend or family member, here are four of the best ways we can help make your next special occasion one to remember.

1. Celebrate a Milestone Birthday With a Meal You’ll Never Forget

Photo: Restaurant A Mano

There’s no better way to ring in your birthday (or any occasion, really) than with a delicious meal surrounded by loved ones—and we have a restaurant for every taste:

If your heart is set on traditional, handmade Italian food, why not try a pizza or pasta dish from Ristorante A Mano? Authenticity is essential for the chefs here—they even go so far as to import flour from Italy to ensure meals taste exactly like they would coming out of an Italian mother’s kitchen! If you’ve really worked up an appetite, we recommend going all in with one of their legendary four-course feasts.

If you’d prefer lighter fare, why not try Little Oak? New to downtown Halifax, this intimate dining spot features an ever-changing menu of local dishes, as well as a wide assortment of new and old world wines and spirits. If you’re not sure which delicious meal to choose, they even have an option that allows you to sample the entire menu (and who doesn’t love to indulge a little bit on their birthday!?).

Maybe you’re more of a steak person? Well, you won’t find a better cut of beef than at the Hamachi Steakhouse. Not only does Hamachi offer incredible steak and Japanese fusion delicacies, their chefs also put on a show for guests! When you sit at the communal Teppan tables, you’ll get the full teppanyaki dining experience of watching master chefs prepare your meal right in front of your eyes.

Finally, if you’re looking for old-school recipes with modern twists, you’ll definitely want to make a reservation at The Bicycle Thief. Specializing in North American food with Italian soul, The Bicycle Thief offers something for everyone—from picky eaters to the foodies in your family. As a fun fact, we’d like to point out that The Bicycle Thief is doing a little celebrating of its own this week; they’ve been part of the Bishop’s Landing family for six years now! Be sure to stop by and raise a glass to many more.

2. Toast Your Special Occasion

Photo: Bishop’s Cellar

Speaking of raising a glass, nothing says special occasion more than a sip of your favourite  drink. Luckily, Bishop’s Cellar has you covered! With an amazing assortment of local and international beer, wine, and spirits, you’ll have no trouble finding your go-to beverage to toast with old friends, or a new selection to start the latest chapter in your life off on the right foot. And don’t forget to sign up for Wine Wednesday, where you can save money on your favourite wines when you buy online (because the only thing better than a celebration is a deal!).

3. Give Them a Gift They’ll Never Forget

Photo: Frida Custom Fine Jewellery

Sometimes the best part of a special celebration (such as an anniversary or engagement) is presenting your loved one with a gift they never expected. The shops at Bishop’s Landing offer a beautiful collection of accessories that are perfect for these magical occasion.

If you’re celebrating a milestone anniversary, you’ll definitely want to visit our jewelry shops for the perfect piece to mark the occasion.

Specializing in stunning statement pieces,  Frida Fine Jewellery’s collection of exclusive jewellery will make your special day one neither of you will ever forget. Frida also offers an amazing bridal collection—including a selection of engagement rings—in case your cause for celebration includes popping the question. Perhaps most importantly, if you don’t see the exact piece you want, Frida’s master designers can create it for you, completely bespoke—ensuring your loved one will have the exact piece of jewellery they’ve always dreamed of.

For a breathtaking collection of hand-strung pearl necklaces and bracelets, stop by Pearl City. You can also choose from precious and semi-precious stones, as well as metals to design your own custom pieces. From there, you can even watch your new creation being hand-strung on-site before you wrap it up for the big occasion.

4. No Celebration is Complete Without a Piece of Cake

Photo: Piece of Cake

After the meal, the gifts and the reminiscing, you’re probably going to want to cap things off with a sweet treat, and Bishop’s Landing is home to one of the best spots to satisfy your sweet tooth in downtown Halifax: Piece of Cake Fine Bakery & Cafe. At Piece of Cake, you can enjoy cake by the slice or have a custom creation baked just for the occasion. Whether it’s a birthday, holiday, wedding, or another celebration, Piece of Cake truly lives up to its name—making it easy for everyone to enjoy the sweets they love.

Celebrate Good Times, Come On (Down to Bishop’s Landing)!

Every special occasion deserves a celebration. From major events to minor moments that deserve calling out, Bishop’s Landing has a way to make every important event in your calendar one to remember. Stop by today and check out all the amazing things we have in store for you and your special milestone.

What are your favourite events to celebrate? Let us know in the comments below!