4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CANDLELIGHT STROLL UNDER THE STARS Anchoring "Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth"
Friday, Dec. 11 & 18, 4-8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 12 & 19, 4-8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 13 & 20, 4-8 p.m.
An outdoor-only experience. One-hour, self-guided tours departing every 30 minutes.
The last self-guided tour departs at 7 PM.
Museum members free*;
Adults $15; Children (ages 5-17) $10
Children under 5 free - ticket required.
All tickets must be purchased
in advance (including member tickets). No ticket sales at the door. Tickets sales begin on Monday, November 16, 2020, at 10 AM EST.
Prior to purchasing tickets, please review the museum's COVID-19 precautions, event cancellation policy, as well as important ticket and event information.
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. This year, due to the pandemic, Strawbery Banke presents "Candlelight Stroll Under the Stars," focusing on the lights, wreaths, role players, 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 role players and performers who recreate the traditions of times past.
Even with physical-distancing, exteriors-only safety measures in place, the magic of Candlelight Stroll endures. 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, with this year's theme being "Let the magic shine through!" Come to Candlelight Stroll and see why Travel + Leisure magazine calls Portsmouth the Christmas capital of North America.