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Dates:Only on 12/4, 12/5, 12/11, 12/12, 12/18, 12/19 between 12/4/21 - 12/19/21
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Cost:$$ see below
Category:Seasonal Fun
An outdoor-only experience to be held in rain, snow, or starlight. Tickets are limited. Masks required and COVID-19 protocols followed.

Every year since 1979, Candlelight Stroll at Strawbery Banke has captured 350 years of seasonal and holiday traditions against the backdrop of the museum’s historic houses. For the second year, Strawbery Banke presents “Candlelight Stroll Under the Stars,” focusing on the lights, wreaths, roleplayers, and magic on the exteriors of the museum’s historic buildings.

The museum grounds glow with hundreds of lighted candle lanterns, and house doors and railings are adorned with handmade decorations crafted from live greens and dried flowers and herbs collected from the museum gardens. Visitors stroll along candlelit pathways and are greeted along the way by costumed roleplayers and performers who recreate the traditions of times past.

Be sure to catch Ice Dance International's Vintage Skaters as they perform at various times in the evening at Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond! Additionally, enjoy an old-fashioned holiday shopping experience at Pickwick's at the Banke, the Museum store.

Strawbery Banke’s Candlelight Stroll is an anchor for the Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth holiday celebration, along with The Music Hall, Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth, and the City of Portsmouth. Come to Candlelight Stroll and see why Travel + Leisure magazine calls Portsmouth “the Christmas capital of North America.”

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Saturdays, 5:00-9:00 pm.
Sundays, 4:00-8:00 pm.

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This year's event is expected to sell out in advance. Avoid missing out and purchase tickets online in advance. Check back for more information. Museum Members*: free or discounted admission based on membership level Adults: $20 Children (ages 5-17): $10 Children (under 5): free, ticket required Active Duty Military Families. Veterans**: free, ticket required



14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, NH, 03801 map
Phone: 603-433-1100

I-95 to exit 3. Market Street to Deer St to Middle. Left on State St. Right on Pleasant St. Left on Hancock St.


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