The Music Hall + Strawbery Banke Museum Announce
Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth
New England’s Most Authentic Holiday Tradition
Returns for The Entire Month of December 2017
Now in its 13th year, Vintage Christmas transforms what National Geographic/Travel has cited as possibly “the greatest small town in the USA,” into a picture-postcard winter wonderland. Described by Travel + Leisure as “the Christmas Capital of America,” Portsmouth’s authentically local vibe envelops visitors with a quintessentially New England experience as they shop, ice-skate, dine, step back into colonial history, and enjoy one of the most beloved holiday musicals of all time in our celebrated 1878 theater.
Among the diverse calendar of activities now being planned for the 2017 Vintage Christmas season:
The Music Hall and the Ogunquit Playhouse are once again partnering to bring a magical holiday show to the historic theater on Chestnut Street, presenting the Irving Berlin’s beloved holiday classic White Christmas from November 29 to December 17.
Strawbery Banke Museum will welcome visitors to the 38th Annual Candlelight Stroll December 2, 3, 9, 10, and 16, showcasing 300+ years of daily life and hosting holiday festivities in the historic waterfront neighborhood and living history museum of Puddle Dock.
Discover Portsmouth, the visitor center and art gallery on Middle Street, will display the 27th Annual Gingerbread House exhibit—featuring intricate creations by local residents and businesses—in the first-floor gallery from.
Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond, Strawbery Banke’s seasonal outdoor ice skating rink, will once again host a Currier & Ives-type show during each of the December weekends of Candlelight Stroll.
Vintage Christmas Trolley. This free trolley, courtesy of the City of Portsmouth, shuttles visitors around town in holiday style.
Juston McKinney’s Year in Review 2017 at The Music Hall Historic Theater on Dec. 29 & 30, looks back at the year that was with one of New England’s most popular stand-up comics.
Vintage Christmas is
The Music Hall
Strawbery Banke Museum
Greater Portsmouth Chamber Collaborative
The City of Portsmouth