Christmas in Halifax, A Town Wide Celebration

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Christmas traditions will be rekindled during Christmas in Halifax! Decorated homes and churches, living history, along with a lively Christmas parade will fuel a festive atmosphere for all Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Enjoy tours of several of the site’s historic buildings, festively decorated with natural materials 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other buildings and churches not regularly open to the public can be toured also, including the 1890 Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception and the 1852 Glen Ivey House, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by the visitor center for a complete schedule and map.

Historic Halifax will host at 10:30 a.m. the Halifax launch of the “Discover North Carolina History Worth Repeating – A Passport Program.” This collaborative marketing effort is a program of the historic towns of Warrenton, Halifax and Edenton. Visitors can obtain a “passport” and have it stamped at various sites and businesses in each participating town.

The town will buzz with appeal and activity throughout the day. Businesses along King Street will open for shopping and discovery of unique holiday gifts. The Halifax County Library will show short holiday films from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The attention of the town at 2 p.m. will turn to the annual Halifax Christmas Parade which will proceed along King Street. Children and the young at heart will want to have their wish lists ready so they can visit Santa Claus in the Historic Halifax Visitor Center following the parade. A hearty soup and sandwich luncheon will be served at the Halifax United Methodist Church, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for a fee.

About Historic Halifax

The first 85 years of history of the town of Halifax are recalled in the site’s preservation, whose time period ranges from 1760 to 1840. Historic Halifax is located at 25 St. David Street, Halifax, NC 27839. 

For more information call (252) 583-7191 or visit www.halifax.nchistoricsites.org. Historic Halifax is within the Division of State Historic Sites in the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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