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Olde Towne Holiday Market & Tree Lighting

Enjoy a hometown holiday tree lighting complete with decorations, music, the Snow Queen, Father Christmas, and even a little snow! Additionally, the Olde Towne shops will be open late and 20 crafters & authors will be selling their wares. There will also be a free Tidewater Winds Quartet concert, strolling colonial 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 4 – 7 pm
Coleman Collection Nativity Scene and hot apple cider

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

Oxford Square Washington & High Street 6:15 – 7:30 pm
Holiday Quintet

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

Middle Street Mall 4 – 7 pm
Crafters Market with 20 crafters and local authors

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
Please bring a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots

Holiday Tree Lighting Program 6:30 – 7 pm
The Snow Queen, Father Christmas, the Grinch, the Colonial Carolers, and even a little snow!

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 Colonial Carolers and the Colonial Kids 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:

  • Scoops!
  • Olde Towne Arts & Music
  • That Art Store
  • MM Rockin
  • 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
  • Blahzay Boutique
  • Bier Garden Gift Shop
  • Way Back Yonder Antiques
  • Studio CK Salon
  • 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!

Olde Towne Antique & Flea Market

Visit the Olde Towne Antique & Flea Market on the first Saturday of each month, rain or shine, and enjoy the eclectic collection of unique and antique wares. With more than 70 vendors, you will discover a great selection of antique and flea market items of all types – priced to sell! Shop for estate furniture, architectural salvage, china, silverware, art, sports gear, musical instruments, books and ephemera, hand-made crafts and toys, as well as decorative accessories and one-of-a-kind items. A favorite of locals and visitors alike, it is a treasure hunter’s dream come true!
Always Free Admission & Free Parking!
Located inside of 441 Middle St Parking Garage.

Olde Towne Market Day

Olde Towne Market Day is actually 7 markets rolled into one!  Spend the day on High Street and enjoy the shops and restaurants as well as all of these wonderful outdoor markets:


Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. High and Court



Get Colorful and Paint Your Hearts Out

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. High and Green



Gently Viewed Art Sale

The Ida Kay Jordan Collection

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. High and Green



Komi Art Market

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. High and Court



First Saturday Presents

Creative Thunder Bantaba

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center



Olde Towne Antique & Flea Market

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Middle Street Garage



Olde Towne Spring Market

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Middle Street Mall



Portsmouth Palooza (all day musical entertainment)

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Middle Street Mall


Free Admission to the gallery at the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center and to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum.  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.