Halifax Village Association

The Halifax Village Association’s annual Christmas season open house will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday featuring vendors, shopping, refreshments, Christmas photos, children’s crafts and the Children’s Gift Giving Bazaar at the farmers market.

The Halifax Village Association’s annual Christmas season open house will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday featuring vendors, shopping, refreshments, Christmas photos, children’s crafts and the Children’s Gift Giving Bazaar at the farmers market.

Children ages 12 and under can shop the at Gingerbread House where they can find gifts for their family and friends. No items are priced over $3

In addition to Sunday, the Gift Giving Bazaar also will be open on Saturdays, Nov. 23 and 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24, from 1 to 5 p.m., Sundays, Dec. 1, 8 and 15, from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays, Dec. 7, 14 and 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Santa and Mrs. Claus also will be at the Cozy Cottage from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at 176 South Main St. in Halifax. Individuals are asked to bring their cameras.

Participating merchants also will have holiday specials, refreshments and more.

The public also is invited to the historic Halifax United Methodist Church build in 1829, and now the second oldest building in the town. At 2 and 3 p.m. participants also may hear the history of how it became “St. Marks Church” for the “Protestant Episcopal Church,” then the “Halifax Court House Presbyterian Church” and finally the “Methodist Episcopal Church, South at Halifax Court House,” as well as the story of its old bronze Buckley bell.

Visitors also may stop in and see the “Chaffin House,” the new home of the Halifax County Historical Society, see the research collections, meet members and learn of the programs, events and projects.

Some local history publications and other items will be on sale at discounted prices.

Parking for both is available behind and beside the church.

Also visitors may tour the Chastain Home for Gentlewoman at 2 p.m. with light refreshments being served from 1 to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 434-476-2343 or email townoffice@townofhalifax.com.