Strawbery Banke Museum hosts several unforgettable signature events throughout the year. From the dozen heirloom breeds of baby animals (and their moms) featured at Baby Animals: Heritage Breeds at the Banke to fine wines, savory foods, delectable desserts, and the many one-of-a-kind silent auction items at Vintage & Vine.
Seasonal and holiday signature events are time-honored traditions that help make Portsmouth the vibrant destination it is including the annual Candlelight Stroll, anchoring Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth.
Special programs, performances, gallery exhibits, and tours accent thematic occasions such as NH Archaeology Month, Preservation Month, and Native American Heritage Month.
For a full list of events, programs, workshops, and more view the museum's Calendar of Events!
New! Online ticketing is available for the 2022-2023 season.
Enjoy classic New England ice skating at Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond, Strawbery Banke's seasonal and professionally maintained outdoor rink.
Session 2 registration begins on Dec. 16 at 10 AM ET
The Learn to Skate program at Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond is held on the outdoor rink located at Strawbery Banke Museum and is offered by Lisa Langley, professional skating instructor. Children and adult programs available.
Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18, 2022 - Limited Dates Available!
Call upon the many families who once lived in the Puddle Dock neighborhood and learn about seasonal and holiday traditions of times past. As visitors travel from decorated house to historic house, the glow of hundreds of lighted candle lanterns lead the way as wandering costumed roleplayers and performers share seasonal greetings.