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Christmas is Coming to Halifax

Updated: Nov 29, 2023

By: Dylan Bowman, HAHS Board Member

November 28, 2023

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

This past Sunday, the Christmas Spirit hit the Halifax Area Historical Society, drawing crowds to the lovely displays curated by HAHS special event curator, Danean Walker, and museum curator, Bob Warfel.

As albums of Bing Crosby's greatest Christmas Hits resounded in the museum, visitors walked through the displays, admiring the uniquely decorated Christmas trees. Further exhibits inducing holiday nostalgia existed downstairs where a vintage kitchen and small living-room area were set up, popcorn being strung for the tinsel-strewn tree.

As the crowning jewel to all of this beauty and festiveness, a plate of delicious, homemade cookies sat in the vintage kitchen for visitors to enjoy.

People enjoy the Christmas festivities at the HAHS, 2023. Photos by Dylan Bowman.

A Festive Turnout

Around 27 people came out to see the Christmas festivities, despite the freezing weather. We take the bitter winds and frosty air as a sign of the impending return of none other than the Belsnickel, making his way through Central Appalachia. He is said to arrive this Saturday around 10 AM, and it is seldom said that he is late.

For more information on the Belsnickel Parade and Festival or other upcoming events of the HAHS, feel free to reach out to us anytime!

The Christmas festivities continue at the HAHS, 2023. Photos by Dylan Bowman.

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