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It is the Most Wonderful Time of Year at Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth


Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth

When the snow begins to fall and the holiday come into focus, what comes to mind? Family Christmases, Christmas parades, opening presents, and Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth? You’ll make magical Christmas memories when you stroll the Vintage Christmas activities this holiday season. So, come out to the winter wonderland and see for yourself the holiday celebration that is one of the top 5 Christmas celebrations in North America.

Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth is the Best Way to Kick Off the Holidays

The huge holiday celebration in Portsmouth every winter is famous for its nostalgia, events, performances, and shopping. You may even feel like you don’t have enough time to take it all in! Here are some of the best things you shouldn’t miss from Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at The Music Hall

The Ogunquit Playhouse production of the Broadway musical is bound to be a magical time for all. You don’t want to miss this classic! With memorable characters, beautiful backdrops and costumes, wonderful numbers, and Broadway-quality actors, you’ll think you’re on Broadway in New York!

The Vintage Christmas Kickoff Party

Come help kick off Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth! Then, get the first peek of the annual Gingerbread House Contest exhibit. These amazing gingerbread houses will wow you with their intricacy and detail!

Annual Gingerbread House Contest

The free exhibit is one of the most highly anticipated events of the Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth experience. You’ll wonder at the ornate gingerbread houses created by local businesses, artists, families, and children.

Annual Strawbery Banke Candlelight Stroll

This is perhaps the event that made Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth famous. Travel back in time to 300 years ago to daily life in early Maine. Stroll amidst candlelit dirt paths and enjoy historically appropriate holiday scenes from different eras. Then, celebrate Christmas and Hannukah with the different historic families accompanied by musical performances and theatricals.

Kent Stephens’ The Ragpicker’s Dream

This hilarious holiday play reading is a collection of stories mingled with Kenneth Graham’s “The Wind in the Willows,” the poetry of Robert Frost and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and the comedic work of David Sedaris.

Labrie Family Skate

Make a special memory with the kids or plan a romantic date to the well-maintained outdoor ice-skating rink. It’s the perfect activity to celebrate winter and the holiday season. Don’t have skates? Don’t worry! At the Labrie Family Skate, you’ll find skates for rent as well as sharpening services if you brought your own.

Portsmouth Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Parade

Wonderful twinkling lights illuminate the December sky as the serendipitous parade goes by! You don’t want to miss this exciting time! It is the culmination of Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth.

Your Source for the Best Ideas for Things to Do in Maine This Winter

Though Dockside Guest Quarters in nearby York, ME, is closed for the winter, that doesn’t mean we can’t help you find the best things to do in the area! And, when the weather gets warmer, plan your summer vacation with us!