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2011 Strawbery Banke candlelight stroll

Stroll through life in a simpler time as 350 years of American history, winter traditions, and holiday celebrations unfolds around you in New Hampshire's oldest waterfront neighborhood. Historic houses from four centuries decorated in period regalia are open to visitors from far and wide to explore. Some even have people dressed in period costumes, doing activities that would have been typical of them during that time.

Christmas lights adorn the governors house at the Strawbery Banke Candlelight Stroll
Christmas lights adorn the governors house at the Strawbery Banke Candlelight Stroll
David J. Murray

Hundreds of candles lighting the lanes and landscape. The lights are definitely there, but it may be very dim for people who have trouble seeing in the dark. The pathways are wide enough for strollers, though many of the homes are not. Plan accordingly if bringing small children.

Ome other things to look forward too at this years event:

  • Gingerbread house contest and display. Click here for contest information and registration.
  • Live music and holiday entertainment for all ages
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides
  • Holiday decoration demonstrations
  • Traditional barrel making demonstrations
  • 18th century holiday hearth cooking
  • Tinsmith demonstrations
  • ...and so much more!

Bring the whole family for a wholesome stroll through the sights, sounds, and smells of New England's favorite holiday season. Want to see more? Watch the video clip from NH Chronicle in 2009!

Tickets: Adults $20.00, Children (5-17) $10.00, Families (2 adults and your children ages 17 and under) $50.00. Children 4 and under are FREE. Tickets are non-refundable. Avoid the lines - buy your tickets online by clicking here.

Another great way to save money? Many local library's have passes (call NOW to reserve them!) that are valid for the Candlelight Stroll. These passes will cover a family of 4 - two adults and two children!

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