Ticket Sales Start for Mystic Lantern Light Tours

The Mystic Seaport’s annual Lantern Light Tours is a 70-minute progressive play that takes the audience back to Christmas past. Visitors tour Mystic Seaport on foot, take a horse-drawn carriage ride, experience a traditional tavern dance and may even catch a glimpse of St. Nicholas.

This year’s performance, “The Carpenter,” transports visitors back to the town of Mystic on Christmas Eve 1876. People from near and far are traveling to the small village and the townspeople are talking of the events that led up to this night: local financier and politician Harold King’s referendum requiring everyone to register to vote; the current political and economic hardships; the arrival of three lawyers from Orient Point; the birth of baby John to Elizabeth; and Joseph and Virginia Sawyer’s travails as they arrive in town just in time for the birth of their son.

Prices: (advance reservations are strongly recommended)

  • Advance ticket prices: $28/adults ($26 for members); $21/youth ages 4-18 ($19 for member youth)
  • Walk-in tickets purchased the day of the performance: $30/adults ($28 for members); $23/youth ages 4-18 ($21 for member youth)
  • Children ages 4 and under will be admitted free, but must be identified when making a reservation. No additional fees will be applied to ticket prices.
  • Online Ticket Sales

Performances Dates & Times:

  • November 27
  • December 3 – 4
  • December 10 – 11
  • December 17 – 19
  • December 26 – 27
  • Tours begin at 5:00 p.m. and leave every 15 minutes.

Tickets can be purchased online, by calling (860-572-5322) Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or at the Museum’s main entrance.

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