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Olde Towne Holiday Market & Tree Lighting

November 17, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy a hometown holiday tree lighting complete with decorations, music, the Snow
Queen, Sugar Plum Fairy, Cindy Loo Hoo, the Grinch, Father Christmas, and even a
little snow! Additionally, the Olde Towne shops will be open late and 15 crafters will be
selling their wares. There will also be a free Tidewater Winds Quintet concert, strolling
History Alive carolers, hot cider, prize drawings, and shuttle rides. You can be sure to
get in the holiday spirit right here in Olde Towne!


High Street Corridor 4 – 8 pm
Olde Towne Merchants’ Holiday Open House

Monumental United Methodist Church
Coleman Collection Nativity Scene and hot apple cider 5 – 7 pm

Anderson-Wright Rooms & Gardens
Hot Apple Cider and Ginger Snaps from 5 – 8 pm

Trinity Episcopal Church
Tidewater Winds Woodwind Quintet Free Concert 7:30 pm

Middle Street Mall 4 – 7 pm
Crafters Market with 15 crafters

Children’s Museum Holiday Member Night 5 – 7 pm
Museum Exhibits available. Enjoy a special holiday-themed Make It, Take It art
activity, and a showing of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Reserve your tickets!
Members should reserve tickets under Portsmouth Museum Member. You can reserve
up to the maximum tickets allowed for your membership level

Southside Community Band 5 – 5:45 pm

Holiday Tree Lighting Program 6 – 6:30 pm
The Snow Queen, Sugar Plum Fairy, Father Christmas, the Grinch, Cindy Loo Hoo, the
Olde Towne Arts & Music Children’s Chorus, and even a little snow!
Please bring a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. Located at the corner of 221 High St & Middle St.

Strolling Entertainment 4 – 8 pm
Father Christmas, Rabbi Atschul, and Babu will be sharing songs and stories of
Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. The Snow Queen and Snow Sprite will delight
children with tales of the South Pole and their encounter with the Sugar Plum Fairy. The
History Alive Carolers will fill the business district with songs of the season and holiday
cheer! A strolling violin player will share holiday favorites.
Free rides on the Olde Towne Shuttle so you don’t miss any of the fun!

These Olde Towne shops are open late and decked out for the holidays:

Olde Towne Arts & Music
That Art Store
Children’s Museum Gift Shop
Portsmouth Welcome Center
The Coffee Shoppe
Little Shoppes on High
Market Street & General Store
Sole Right Men’s Fine Footwear
Village Thrift
Made Boutique Portsmouth
Hard Times Skate Shop
Bier Garden Gift Shop
Way Back Yonder Antiques
The Book Club
Anderson-Wright Rooms & Gardens
Love More
Kitchen Koop
Make sure to get a free raffle ticket from each location to be entered in a drawing for one
of our great prizes!


November 17, 2023
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Middle Street Mall
221 High Street
Portsmouth, 23704
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