Events

Vintage Christmas 2014 Schedule – a month of shows + strolls

Tuesday, December 2
7:30pm
 Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra: Family Holiday Pops, Music Hall Historic Theater

Wednesday, December 3
7:30pm Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra: Family Holiday Pops, Music Hall Historic Theater

Saturday, December 6
12 – 8pm Gingerbread Houses on display, Discover Portsmouth Center
4pm The Music Hall PresentsThe Ragpickers’ Dream, Music Hall Loft
5pm Holiday Tree Lighting, Market Square
6pm Illuminated Holiday Parade (note: free trolley out of service during parade!)
5-9pm Candlelight Stroll, Strawbery Banke

Sunday, December 7
12 – 8pm 
Gingerbread Houses on display, Discover Portsmouth Center
2pm
 The Music Hall PresentsThe Ragpickers’ Dream, Music Hall Loft
1:30-10:30pm Vintage Christmas Trolley 15 min. route
4-8pm Candlelight Stroll, Strawbery Banke

Wednesday, December 10
7:30pm 
Mary PoppinsThe Music Hall Historic Theater

Thursday, December 11
2:00pm 
Mary PoppinsThe Music Hall Historic Theater
7:30pm Mary PoppinsThe Music Hall Historic Theater

Friday, December 12
7:30pm 
Mary PoppinsThe Music Hall Historic Theater

Saturday, December 13
12 – 8pm 
Gingerbread Houses on display, Discover Portsmouth Center
1:30-10:30pm Vintage Christmas Trolley 15 min. route
2:00pm Mary PoppinsThe Music Hall Historic Theater
7:00pm Mary PoppinsThe Music Hall Historic Theater
4-8pm Candlelight Stroll, Strawbery Banke

Sunday, December 14
12 – 8pm Gingerbread Houses on display, Discover Portsmouth Center
12:00pm Mary PoppinsThe Music Hall Historic Theater
1:30-10:30pm Vintage Christmas Trolley 15 min. route
4-8pm Candlelight Stroll, Strawbery Banke
4:30pm Mary PoppinsThe Music Hall Historic Theater

Saturday, December 20
10:00am Great Bay Academy of Dance: An 1836 Portsmouth Nutcracker in a Nutshell (abbreviated and child-friendly)
12 – 8pm Gingerbread Houses on display, Discover Portsmouth Center
1:30-10:30pm
 Vintage Christmas Trolley 15 min. route
2:00pm Great Bay Academy of Dance: An 1836 Portsmouth Nutcracker
4-8pm Candlelight Stroll, Strawbery Banke
7:00pm Great Bay Academy of Dance: An 1836 Portsmouth Nutcracker

Sunday, December 21
11:30am 
Great Bay Academy of Dance: An 1836 Portsmouth Nutcracker in a Nutshell (abbreviated and child-friendly)
12 – 8pm 
Gingerbread Houses on display, Discover Portsmouth Center
1:30-10:30pm
 Vintage Christmas Trolley 15 min. route
2:30pm Great Bay Academy of Dance: An 1836 Portsmouth Nutcracker
4-8pm Candlelight Stroll, Strawbery Banke

Monday, December 22
7:30pm Messiah Sing, The Music Hall Historic Theater

Saturday, December 27
8pm Juston McKinney’s Last Laugh 2014, The Music Hall Historic Theater

Wednesday, 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.