We don’t want to be dramatic, Boston, but there’s only one right way to celebrate the holiday season: with cozy holiday movies, live music + toasts to the New Year. (Technically, that’s three ways to celebrate, but hey, the more the merrier.)
And we’ve got some good news: The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH (located ~2 hours from Boston) has you covered this month with all the holiday happenings that are perfect for an afternoon trip for the fam or a date night — or date weekend. 👀
Here are four events to add to your holiday calendar:
🎶 “Elf The Musical”
When: Wed., Nov. 30-Sun., Dec. 18; showtimes vary
Tickets: $50+ ($45 for kids)
“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear”...and seeing “Elf The Musical” at The Ogunquit Playhouse, obviously. Straight from Broadway, this is a festive crowd-pleaser that the whole family can enjoy.
🎥 Holiday movie nights
When: Fri., Dec. 23- Sat., Dec. 24; showtimes vary
Classics and rom-coms and new releases, oh my. The Music Hall’s movie night lineup includes the 1947 version of “Miracle on 34th Street,” “Love Actually,” “Arthur Christmas,” and “Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights”.
🎤 Live standup with Juston McKinney
When: Mon., Dec. 26-Thurs., Dec. 29; showtimes vary
Ever think back on the year you’ve had, and all you can do is laugh? Then this show will be right up your alley. Reflect on 2022 (and get excited for 2023) with local comic Juston McKinney.
🎻 Champagne Pops with the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra
When: Sat., Dec. 31
Ring in the New Year at The Music Hall’s annual Champagne Pops event with the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra, featuring favorites from Stephen Sondheim and Cole Porter along with highlights from “Les Miserables,” “Gypsy,” and “Carmen.”
But wait, there’s more — browse The Music Hall’s full calendar of events to plan your perfect holiday visit. See you in Portsmouth, Boston. 🚗
Quiz: What is the highest-grossing holiday movie of all time?
B. “The Grinch”
C. “Home Alone”
D. “Miracle on 34th Street”