The holidays mean “tradition” at Mystic Seaport, where the coastal museum is involved in its 34th season of Lantern Light Tours.
Visitors participate in a 70 minute theatrical experience, as they walk through the village of Greenmanville, visiting various historic buildings and ships, as a charming tale plays out. The intertwined love stories take place on Christmas Eve in 1876.
“We are set in a specific moment in history, so it does, to a certain extent, inform visitors about what Christmas would’ve been like during the Victorian Era,” says Denise Kegler of Mystic Seaport, noting that the experience is also about pure entertainment.
Visitors make five stops, participate in a traditional dance and spend time with a wise old man, who might just be good old Saint Nick.
“I know as they leave that they feel Christmas is in their hearts. They’re looking to mend some relationships and have a good time,” he says.
Tours continue this weekend – Friday Dec. 20 through Sunday Dec. 22. There will also be performances on Dec. 27. Click here to visit Mystic Seaport’s website for times and ticket prices.