Keeping the traditional holiday spirit alive, The Music Hall and Strawbery Banke, present Vintage Christmas all-month long with shows, strolls and skating.

Vintage Christmas

Taylor O'Donnell Quartet

Saturday, December 5, 2020

• The Historic Theater

Taylor O’Donnell mixes her unique sound and roots in R&B, folk, jazz, rock, and classical music with beloved winter favorites.

Vintage Christmas

Matt Nakoa

Friday, December 11, 2020

• The Historic Theater

Matt Nakoa is an award-winning songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. A modern troubadour, he appears regularly with folk music icon Tom Rush.

Vintage Christmas

Celia Woodsmith & Jason Anick Trio

Saturday, December 12, 2020

• The Historic Theater

Singer-songwriter Celia Woodsmith and violin virtuoso Jason Anick front this newly minted supergroup with bassist Charles Clements to perform an array of roots-inspired originals, country classics, western swing, and bluegrass music.

Vintage Christmas

Elf (2003)

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

• The Historic Theater

Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father.

Vintage Christmas

Clara's Dream (2004)

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

• The Historic Theater

Presented in partnership with The Dance Hall, Kittery. Locally grown, nationally known, Clara’s Dream: A Jazz Nutcracker thrilled audiences from New York to New Hampshire for almost 10 years. A high-voltage swinging and sophisticated adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s fairytale ballet, Clara’s Dream is a joyous jazz and tap celebration. Filmed at The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH in 2004 by Robert Pierce.

Vintage Christmas

Treason Quartet

Thursday, December 17, 2020

• The Historic Theater

Playing a versatile combo of traditional swing jazz and everything from Irving Berlin, Hank Williams, Louis Armstrong, and Dolly Parton—this trio explores the simplicity and elegance of music.

Vintage Christmas

A Very Ida Christmas

Sunday, December 20, 2020

• The Historic Theater

One of Portland Magazine’s "Ten Most Intriguing People in Maine,” award-winning writer and performer Susan Poulin presents her alter ego, Ida LeClair, and her hilarious holiday show.

Vintage Christmas

[Canceled] The Boston Camerata

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

• The Historic Theater

The Boston Camerata will feature seasonal music from the best of our very own traditions. A much needed lift to the human spirit in these difficult times!

Vintage Christmas

Holiday Shoppe

November 27 December 23, 2020

• The Loft

The Music Hall and Malloy Events are partnering to bring you a cornucopia of holiday cheer, in a socially-distanced holiday shop in our elegant and intimate Loft venue.

Vintage Christmas

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

• The Historic Theater

After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George’s wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there.

Vintage Christmas

Safe Haven Ballet’s The Nutcracker

January 2 January 3, 2021

• The Historic Theater

This holiday season’s best performances continue with Safe Haven Ballet’s The Nutcracker. This full-length performance will showcase a battle-ready Clara with her beloved Nutcracker Prince.