Holiday Season Events!


Holiday Season Events

The holiday season is upon us! And with it, we have an array of events that will surely bring you all the good cheer you need. From crafts to cream tea, from campfires to carols, we have something for everyone. Nora Gross will have her Art works at this event.

Christmas Craft and Bake Sale

Come and experience our beautiful heritage houses in a whole new way! Both the Harris and Giles House will be filled with gifts and crafts: wood, textile, steel, glass, wool and paper plus delicious edibles including cupcakes and fudge. This sale features only handmade items, made by the vendors themselves; craftspeople, artisans and bakers from your own neighbourhood.

Speaking of baking! The Farm’s food table will feature scrumptious treats from CHRHS volunteers as well as the Rose and Kettle kitchen. Pies, fruit cake, loaves, cookies, jams, chutneys and pickles, everything you need for holiday entertaining. Scones, fresh from the oven, available all day!

The Blacksmith Shop will be open and forge running.

Free Admission, hot spiced cider available.

Please be aware that limited vendors are able to process debit/credit cards, so do bring along cash.

Call for Bakers!

Always the highlight of the Christmas Craft and Bake Sale is the Farm’s own bake table. It needs your help! Can you contribute some of your favourite seasonal baking? A fruit loaf, mince pies, a batch of cookies? Customers flock to the the CHRHS bake table!

You can drop your baking donations into the tearoom on Saturday, November 23rd between 10am and 4pm or Sunday morning after 9am. Or give us a call at 902-434-0222 and we will pick them up! All bake sale proceeds go back into the Farm Museum and its winter projects!

Wool Felting Workshop: Santa’s Back Up Crew

Join fibre artisan Jackie Wile of Wile’s Woolies for this fun, holiday-themed felting workshop. Learn basic felting techniques while creating your very own 8″ x 10″ picture of Santa flying over the tree-tops with his own ewe-nique little flock!

All materials will be provided; no experience necessary. Workshop is limited to 15 participants. Cost: $80.00 + tax.

To register, email:

Jackie has her own flock of sheep on her farm in Waterloo, Nova Scotia. Once sheared, she processes all the wool herself by hand, including washing, dyeing and spinning.

Wile’s Woolies specializes in wool fibre, batts and roving, natural and dyed.

Watch for additional Crafting Workshops coming up in December!

Enjoy our famous English Cream Tea at our 5th Annual Giving Tuesday Fundraiser!

Giving Tuesday Cream Tea

“GivingTuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. The opening day of the giving season, it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes.”

Join us on Tuesday, December 3rd for our 5th Annual Giving Tuesday Cream Tea! This end of year fundraiser is now the cornerstone of our Annual Campaign, helping to provide the revenue which will see us through the winter months. And every donor gets rewarded in return! Drop in to the Rose and Kettle Tearoom between 10am and 4pm where, for your donation of $20 or more, you will enjoy a serving of our scrumptious English Cream Tea (fresh baked scone with real cream and homemade strawberry jam with your choice of tea or coffee). And, for the first 10 donations of $100 or more, receive a fresh baked apple pie to take home.

Prefer to give online? Visit our Canada Helps Online Platform to make your donation any time, then bring along a copy of your receipt on December 3rd in exchange for your Cream Tea.

Tax receipts issued for all donations of $20 or more.

The Cole Harbour Meeting House. Rosemary Eaton Fonds, 1979.

Christmas Service at the Meeting House

You are invited to attend the Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Society’s annual Christmas Service at The Meeting House! The service will be lead by Rev. Peter Young, with accompaniment provided by Judith Tulloch. Please join us for cookies and hot cider following the service.

The service will be held at the Meeting House, 1436 Cole Harbour Road (the top of Long Hill), on Sunday, December 15th, beginning at 2pm. Extra parking has generously been made available by the Evangel Pentecostal Church (1412 Cole Harbour Road).

Our mailing address is:

The Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Society

471 Poplar Drive

Halifax, Ns B2W 4L2