The 23rd Annual Holidays in Halifax weekend will take place on Saturday, Dec. 10, with entertaining events from 3:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. through many town buildings.
The weather promises to cooperate with the ice sculptors who would like to see their creations finished before the melting begins. Last year brought warm, comfortable temperatures for holiday revelers, but turned ice sculptures to puddles. This year, Bob and Tim Botto and Phil Lambert will turn blocks of ice into art outside the Halifax Town Hall, Route 106. Put on your mittens, scarf and hat, and cheer them on!
The second floor Great Room of the Halifax Town Hall has been magically transformed into a “Victorian Christmas” scene, with a train set running throughout. Be sure to see it! Refreshments will be served.
• Events begin in the Halifax Elementary School gymnasium, when the Halifax Elementary Chorus will perform.
• A Dancer’s World will perform in the HES gym.
• Be entertained by Magician Dennis Blanchard, again in the HES gym.
• Bring your favorite chili recipe all cooked in your crock pot to see how it to other entries. Votes will be cast for the favorite, and bragging rights will be awarded at 7:30 p.m.
Worship Band at the Well Church, Rte. 106.
• Silver Lake Choir performs at the Holmes Public Library, Rte. 106.
• Worship Band at the Well Church, Rte. 106.
Reading of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Dick Steele at the Holmes Public Library, Rte. 106.
Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at the Holmes Public Library.
Firehouse Chili Cookoff winner announced at the Halifax Fire Dept.
Ongoing events and open houses include
The Well Church, in the Rockland Trust Plaza, Rte. 106, will offer refreshments and the Worship Band will perform.
Also in the HES gym, you’ll find face painting, jumpers, balloon animals and magic tricks by Dennis Blanchard – all provided by Halifax Youth and Recreation. Refreshments provided by Dunkin’ Donuts.
At the Holmes Public Library, 470 Plymouth St., Rte. 106, bid in the Friends of the Holmes Library Silent Auction.
At the Water Department, there will be Campside Christmas and Flag Retirement, and refreshments served by the Boy Scouts.
Council on Aging at Pope’s Tavern will serve refreshments. There you will find a coat drive sponsored by the Cub Scouts and new hat and mittens drive by the Girl Scouts.
John “Doghouse Dog” Shea will have his fried dough stand in the food area near the library.
Stop in and see The Museum of Halifax Open House. While they aren’t serving refreshments, they do have many items from Old Halifax on display.
Also see The Brockton Store, where there will be refreshments and letters to Santa, the Old Schoolhouse where there will be refreshments and Halifax Historical Society, where you can find Halifax pottery items for sale – great for holiday gifting!
At the Blacksmith Shop there will be a demonstration by Dean Rantz.
John McDonough’s Clydesdales will be at Vaughn Field behind the elementary school.
The Bible Baptist Church will have a living Nativity and choir.
The Holidays in Halifax Committee would like to give special thanks to the Halifax Water Department, Gerry Elliot, Area 58 Community Access Media, Girl Scouts, Halifax Highway Dept., Halifax Fire Dept., Halifax Police Dept. Bu Scouts, Ken and Betty Corti, Holmes Library, Cub Scouts, Mutual Bank, Bob and Tim Botto, Halifax Post Office, Mike Fagan, Dean Rantz, Dunkin; Donuts, Cumberland Farms, Highway Safety Systems, Halifax Town Hall, Halifax Historical Society, all of our participants, contributors, and ALL of our wonderful volunteers.