Experience seasonal & holiday traditions of times past
Saturdays, December 3, 10, 17, 2022, 5-9 PM
Sundays, December 4, 11, 18, 2022, 4-8 PM
Event held in rain, snow, or starlight.
Member ticket sales begin on Monday, October 24, 2022, at 10 AM. Join Now!
Public ticket sales begin on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at 10 AM.
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About Candlelight Stroll:
Strawbery Banke Museum’s furnished historic houses are adorned with thousands of handmade decorations created from greens and dried flowers from the Museum’s heirloom gardens. Visitors call on the many families who once lived in the Puddle Dock neighborhood including the Shapiro family as they prepare for Hanukkah Celebration in 1919, The Goodwin family and servants as they prepare for a Victorian Christmas, as well as the Abbotts who await news of their soldier fighting in Europe in the Second World War.
About Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth:
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. Come to Candlelight Stroll and see why Travel + Leisure magazine calls Portsmouth “the Christmas capital of North America.”
Tickets are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Member ticket sales begin on Monday, October 24, 2022, at 10 AM. Public ticket sales begin on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at 10 AM.
Admission tickets for Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond are NOT included with Candlelight Stroll Under the Stars tickets. For more information about Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond, please click here.
Parking in the Strawbery Banke Museum lot, located at 14 Hancock Street, is extremely limited. With the expected attendance of this event, it is highly unlikely that members and visitors will find a parking spot in the Museum's lot. Event attendees are encouraged to park at nearby offsite parking options including:
- Hanover Street Garage (near Market Square)
- Foundry Place Garage (near Sheraton, Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites).
Due to the limited capacity of this event, there can be no refunds. Additionally, Strawbery Banke is unable to accommodate requests for purchased tickets to be transferred to a different date.
Holiday Dinners at William Pitt Tavern:
Pickwick’s Mercantile & Fezziwig’s Food & Fountain present a ticketed (NOT included with a Candlelight Stroll ticket), costumed holiday dining experience in Strawbery Banke’s William Pitt Tavern during each night of Candlelight Stroll. Seatings are at 4 PM, 6 PM, and 8 PM. Click here to purchase a separate ticket for Pickwick's Holiday Dinners at Pitt Tavern. There is no member discount for holiday dinners.
Candlelight Stroll 2022 is presented by: