Preservation Group’s “Christmas in Enfield” Offers A Weekend of Activities

Christmas in Enfield 2019. Source: DERP
Christmas in Enfield 2019. Source: DERP

Downtown Enfield Restoration and Preservation weekend of Christmas happenings returns with a tree lighting, vendor fair, dramatic readings, oyster roast, and many more holiday activities in Enfield, North Carolina.

While many Christmas in Enfield activities are free, some require purchase. To purchase a box lunch Saturday ($10), tickets for the Christmas Homes Tour ($30), or Oyster Roast tickets ($40), go to or stop by The Collective Center, 131 Whitfield Street, Enfield, NC the day of the event.

Located in Halifax County, the Town of Enfield is 30 minutes NNE of Rocky Mount and six miles from Whitakers, NC.

DERP, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, works with the Town of Enfield to “advance tourism opportunities and beautification efforts for Enfield and provide events for our town to show its many assets to visitors and residents.”

To see holiday weekend events and updates or learn more about DERP, Follow Downtown Enfield Restoration & Preservation on Facebook at

Visit for future events, including the town’s New Year’s Eve celebration.


Christmas in Enfield

Friday, December 6, 2019 (6pm-)

Join the fun at Town Square, Enfield, NC with the Tree Lightning beginning at 6pm. Santa Claus will be there, of course.

Listen to Dramatic Christmas Readings and seasonal music while enjoying cookies and hot chocolate.

DERP will also offer “Stew in the Street.”


Saturday, December 7, 2019 (9am-7pm-ish)


Come and shop at the artisan fair with local vendors at the Collective Center offering gifts and more starting at 9am.

Check out the “Festival of Trees” by Enfield businesses. Take the kids to participate in a special craft time.

Purchase a raffle ticket, or buy a box lunch which will be on sale by DERP at The Collective Center.


The Colonial Christmas Homes Tour invites ticket-holders into Strawberry Hill, The Cellar, and other homes around town. Tickets may be purchased at The Collective Center. Tour map included.


Stop into the Episcopal Church of the Advent for a prayer service.


Head to The Cellar (404 Whitfield Street, Enfield, NC) for the Oyster Roast, a new addition to the Christmas in Enfield activities. This is a ticketed event and tickets may be purchased at The Collective Center prior to attending this feast at The Cellar. There will be seafood and non-seafood options, all-you-can-eat.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 (3pm)

All are invited to a Christmas Service at Whitaker’s Chapel, 5356 Thirteen Bridges Road, Enfield, NC.


Christmas in Enfield flyer provided by Downtown Enfield Restoration and Preservation
Christmas in Enfield flyer provided by Downtown Enfield Restoration and Preservation (CLICK TO ENLARGE)



Ed. Note: Originally published November 25, 2019. Updated December 3.


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