The magic of the holiday season is something that many people enjoy. Felt in the cheery music and decorations, warm smiles and delicious food, the holiday season overflows with that “magical feeling.”
Holidays for many include spending time with family and friends. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that the spirit of the holidays has become more of a commercialized time of year.
Mystic Seaport has just the remedy to warm your hearts and show everyone what Christmas was all about in 1876.
The town of Greenmanvill is bustling with holiday activity.
Lantern Light Tours celebrates its 30th year this year, charming the hearts of all in true New England fashion. The holiday production takes visitors through the town of Greenmanville on Christmas Eve, 1876. Joining your guide becomes an adventure as you travel from scene to scene witnessing a story as it unfolds.
This year’s story focuses on how the shipbuilding industry is not doing as well as it has in the past, and residents of Greenmanville must adjust appropriately. The residents have decided to put on a benefit performance and could not have chosen a better option, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned and a local businessman is forced to face his past.
A horse and carraige ride is included in your adventure through Greenmanville.
A horse-drawn carriage ride fills the air with jingling bells as visitors continue their lantern-lit journey through Greenmanville. To add to the holiday spirit, a fresh baked ginger cookie is given to everyone attending a performance and the true meaning of Christmas rings in the sounds of townspeople’s voices.
A fresh-baked ginger cookie adds to the holiday spirit.
Grab your hats, scarves and sturdy shoes and join the citizens of Greenmanville as they work together to help their community.
Scheduled performance dates are: December 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, and 27-28. Tours start at 5 p.m. and begin every 15 minutes.
More information can be found at www.mysticseaport.org/lanternlighttours.
Tickets can be purchased online at https://tickets.mysticseaport.org/mainstore.asp?vid=1#cat1066 or by phone at 860.572.5331.
In keeping with the “Nothing Without Charity” theme, the Museum is requesting that all patrons attending a performance join in the holiday spirit and donate a non-perishable food item for those in need. All donations will go to the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center to ensure that those who need the most support in our community will receive it. Contributing what you can will make the holidays brighter for someone else.