Events

Vintage Christmas 2015 Schedule – a month of shows + strolls

Tuesday, December 1
5:00 Vintage Christmas Kick-off Party and Gingerbread house Display, Discover Portsmouth Center
7:00 Writers in the Loft: Elin Hilderbrand, Music Hall Loft

Friday, December 4
5:00pm Great Bay Academy of Dance: An 1836 Portsmouth Nutcracker (Full Length), The Music Hall Historic Theater
5:00pm-8:00pm Birthday Book Signing with Chef James Haller, Discover Portsmouth Center

Saturday, December 5
10am Great Bay Academy of Dance: An 1836 Portsmouth Nutcracker (Nutshell – abbrev. performance), The Music Hall Historic Theater
9:30am – 8pm Gingerbread Houses on display, Discover Portsmouth Center
1:00pm Great Bay Academy of Dance:An 1836 Portsmouth Nutcracker (Full Length), The Music Hall Historic Theater
1:30-10:30pm Vintage Christmas Trolley 15 min. route
4pm Great Bay Academy of Dance:An 1836 Portsmouth Nutcracker (Nutshell – abbrev. performance), The Music Hall Historic Theater
4pm; 6pm; 8pm Pickwick’s at the Banke Holiday Dinners at Pitt Tavern
5pm Holiday Tree Lighting, Market Square
6pm Illuminated Holiday Parade (note: free trolley out of service during parade!)
5-9pm Candlelight Stroll, Strawbery Banke
7:30pm Great Bay Academy of Dance:An 1836 Portsmouth Nutcracker (Full Length), The Music Hall Historic Theater

Sunday, December 6
9:30am – 5pm Gingerbread Houses on display, Discover Portsmouth Center
1:30-10:30pm Vintage Christmas Trolley 15 min. route
4-8pm Candlelight Stroll, Strawbery Banke
4pm; 6pm; 8pm Pickwick’s at the Banke Holiday Dinners at Pitt Tavern

Wednesday, December 9
7:30pm Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Music Hall Historic Theater

Thursday, December 10
2pm Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Music Hall Historic Theater
7:30pm Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Music Hall Historic Theater

Friday, December 11
7:30pm Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Music Hall Historic Theater

Saturday, December 12
9:30am – 8pm Gingerbread Houses on display, Discover Portsmouth Center
1:30-10:30pm Vintage Christmas Trolley 15 min. route
2pm Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Music Hall Historic Theater
4pm The Music Hall Presents: The Ragpickers’ Dream, Music Hall Loft
4pm; 6pm; 8pm Pickwick’s at the Banke Holiday Dinners at Pitt Tavern
7pm Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Music Hall Historic Theater
5-9pm Candlelight Stroll, Strawbery Banke

Sunday, December 13
9:30am – 5pm Gingerbread Houses on display, Discover Portsmouth Center
12pm Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Music Hall Historic Theater
2pm The Music Hall Presents: The Ragpicker’s Dream, Music Hall Loft
1:30-10:30pm Vintage Christmas Trolley 15 min. route
4-8pm Candlelight Stroll, Strawbery Banke
4pm; 6pm; 8pm Pickwick’s at the Banke Holiday Dinners at Pitt Tavern
4:30pm Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Music Hall Historic Theater

Tuesday, December 15
7:30pm Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Music Hall Historic Theater

Wednesday, December 16
7:30pm Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Music Hall Historic Theater

Thursday, December 17
7:30pm Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Music Hall Historic Theater

Friday December 18
7:30pm Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Music Hall Historic Theater

Saturday, December 19
9:30am – 8pm Gingerbread Houses on display, Discover Portsmouth Center
1:30-10:30pm Vintage Christmas Trolley 15 min. route
2pm Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Music Hall Historic Theater
5-9pm Candlelight Stroll, Strawbery Banke
4pm; 6pm; 8pm Pickwick’s at the Banke Holiday Dinners at Pitt Tavern
7pm Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Music Hall Historic Theater

Sunday, December 20
9:30am – 5pm Gingerbread Houses on display, Discover Portsmouth Center
12pm Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Music Hall Historic Theater
1:30-10:30pm Vintage Christmas Trolley 15 min. route
4pm; 6pm; 8pm Pickwick’s at the Banke Holiday Dinners at Pitt Tavern
4:30pm Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Music Hall Historic Theater
4-8pm Candlelight Stroll, Strawbery Banke

Tuesday, December 22
7:30pm Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra: Family Holiday Pops, Music Hall Historic Theater

Saturday, December 26
5pm & 8pm Juston McKinney’s Last Laugh 2015, The Music Hall Historic Theater

Thursday, December 31
First Night Portsmouth

RESERVATIONS

Shows

Tickets for all Music Hall holiday shows can be purchased at The Music Hall box office at the Historic Theater (28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth), on the phone at 603.436.2400, or online at http://www.themusichall.org

Strolls

Ticket prices for Strawbery Banke Museums’ Candlelight Stroll are $20 for adults, $10 for children, and $50 for families (2 adults and their children ages 17 and under). Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.strawberybanke.org or by phone at 603.433.1107. Tickets may be used any night of the Stroll.

The City of Portsmouth will again provide Vintage Christmas Trolley

The free city trolley is wildly successful. Patrons use it to not only ferry themselves from free parking lots to the center of town, between The Music Hall and Strawbery Banke Museum, but also to give themselves a brief overview of what Portsmouth has to offer. The trolley’s scheduled route – to run the first three weekends of December on Saturday and  Sunday from 1:30-10:30pm – is a quick 15-minute loop with several stops to jump on/off for shopping, and to get a bite to eat and drink. Day visitors will be able to park at various lots around town and jump on the trolley, while overnight visitors in downtown hotels will be able to walk to convenient trolley stops.