Enfield Colonial Christmas Home Tour December 1st!  

On Saturday Morning, Dec. 1st, from 9 AM to 12 noon, DERP will host the annual Christmas Craft Fair as part of the Colonial Christmas Weekend of events.  There will be pierced tin ornament classes, colonial Christmas decoration ideas, as well as wonderful crafters who will share their talents with you.  This event is free and the vendors will be selling their wares.  We will be playing the Mattie Bishop Memorial Piano and this year we will have a sax player outside playing Christmas music!  This will all take place under one roof at the The Collective Center, 131 Whitfield Street in Downtown Enfield.  There will be stew tastings and hot coffee too. Come see the Festival of Trees created by each business in Enfield.  You can vote for the Christmas Tree you like best!  Tickets for the Homes Tour will be available at the Collective Center for $30.  They are also available in advance at Aunt Ruby's Peanuts and at Southern Secrets  and at Bellamy Manor & Gardens the day of the event.

The homes tour willbegin at noonand end at 5:00 PM this year.  We have 6 federal style architectural gems for you to visit this year. The tour fee is $30 per person, $25 for seniors (aged 65 plus).  There will be light refreshments in each house. Promptly at 5:30 PM we will have Prayer and communion service at the historic Episcopal Church of the Advent on Bachelor Street in Downtown Enfield. 

The DERP committee has added a Friday evening Christmas tree lighting for the first time.  Join us on Friday, November 30th, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM for singing carols, meeting Santa Claus, and a surprise guest entertaining us with a reading from A Christmas Carol.  Enfield Lions Club has graciously donated the tree and will be helping to decorate it along with the Town of Enfield.  Enfield Civic Club will be serving hot chocolate and hot cider making this event a wonderful time for everyone. The Enfield Fire Department is bringing Santa on a special fire truck.  This event is free and all are invited.  

Rounding out the weekend, on Sunday, December 2nd, the historic Whitakers Chapel on Thirteen Bridges Road in Enfield will host its Annual Christmas Church service at 3:00 PM.  A reception will immediately follow on the church grounds.

Tickets are available online here for the 2018 Colonial Christmas Homes Tour.




June 1, 2019

Enfield Fishing Creek Paddle


The Downtown Enfield Restoration and Preservation Association (DERP) is a

501(c)3  non-profit membership organization comprised of business owners and citizens to strengthen and support downtown revitalization.  The organization’s primary focus is stabilization of existing infrastructure, revitalization of abandoned properties through redevelopment, promote Enfield’s natural eco-agri-cultural tourism opportunities, and to develop and publish resources and economic incentives to attract and retain business in Downtown Enfield. 

DERP would like to thank the following sponsors of the Enfield Fishing Creek Paddle!

Halifax Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Town of Enfield

Andrus Construction

Aunt Ruby's Peanuts

BB&T Bank

Bellamy Manor & Gardens

Halifax Electric Membership Corp.

​Halifax Mutual Insurance

​ACA (American Canoe Association)

Enfield Fire Department

​Halifax County Emergency Services

1st December 2018

Colonial Christmas

New Years Eve Dance

December 31st, 2018 

8:00 PM - ?

RIng in the New Year at the Collective Center Downtown Enfield!

Featuring the Steve Owens Summertime Band

Tickets are only $30


Light Refreshments Served

Reserve a table for 8 for $25

​Call 252-904-8447

Our Mission

Enfield, NC - Downtown Enfield Restoration & Preservation

What we Do

DERP works to provide positive publicity for Downtown Enfield. Through an intensive publicity campaign to raise awareness of Enfield's assets and positive attributes DERP has changed the conversation about Enfield. 

DERP creates events to attract visitors to Enfield and raise the necessary funding that is needed to revitalize Downtown. 

We have planted 23 trees, replaced building awnings, painted facades of buildings, repaired roofs, hired artists to create murals, designed and created a pocket park Town Square, published historic homes brochures, and so much more. 

We are currently designing a powerpoint on building reuse for marketing  and economic development purposes. 

Promoting our agri-eco-cultural tourism trilogy and pursuing economic development opportunities is our focus. 

We encourage you to volunteer with us!