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Candlelight Stroll at Strawbery Banke

December 4, 2022 @ 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Visitors call on the many families who once lived in the Puddle Dock neighborhood, including the Shapiro family as they prepare for a Hanukkah celebration in 1919, the Goodwin family and servants as they prepare for a Victorian Christmas, and the Abbotts who await news of their soldier fighting in Europe in the Second World War.

Strawbery Banke Museum’s furnished historic houses are adorned with handmade decorations created from greens and dried flowers from the Museum’s heirloom gardens. As visitors travel from house to historic house, the glow of hundreds of candle lanterns light the way and guests enjoy seasonal greetings from costumed roleplayers and performers who recreate the traditions of times past.

The historic houses are open for touring during Candlelight Stroll 2022. 

Be sure to catch Ice Dance International‘s Currier and Ives Vintage Skaters as they perform at Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond and stroll the Grove of Holiday Trees, which are decorated by members of the community and local businesses and organizations. Additionally, enjoy an old-fashioned holiday shopping experience at Pickwick’s at the Banke, the Museum store.

Candlelight Stroll
December 3, 10, 17, 2022, 5-9 PM
December 4, 11, 18, 2022, 4-8 PM

Tickets are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Advanced ticket purchase is strongly recommended as this year’s event is expected to sell out.

  • Adults*: $25.00
  • Children (ages 5–17)*: $12.50
  • Children (5 and under): Free
    *Members receive 50-100% off the ticket price depending on membership level.

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December 4, 2022
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Strawbery Banke Museum
14 Hancock Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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