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Olde Towne Holiday Market & Tree Lighting

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!

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.