The Brick Store Museum’s annual Holiday Candlelight Stroll explores the stories and traditions of Kennebunk’s immigrant families in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The program runs on Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11, featuring vignettes of each family as participants tour through the Museum spaces. Tours conclude in the Museum’s Program Center with holiday treats, activities and live fiddle music by Paul and Sally Wells. The indoor tour departs every 15 minutes and lasts about 45 minutes.
This year, different stories will be told on Saturday and Sunday evenings:
Saturday, December 10 will feature the stories of five families who immigrated in the 19th century from Portugal, Ireland, Syria, Norway, and Russia
Sunday, December 11 will feature the stories of those who immigrated to town in the 20th century from Canada, Italy, Greece, Austro-Hungary, and England
The program concludes in the Museum’s Program Center, where participants can enjoy live fiddle music by local duo Sally and Paul Wells, activities highlighting traditions from the tour; and holiday treats to taste.
Representatives (reenactors) from each family tell visitors about their personal stories and their holiday traditions, many of whom came to Kennebunk to work in the mill industry. The tour is $10 per person; free under the age of 12. Tickets can be purchased for one or both days. Want tickets for both days? Get $5 off by entering CODE: TWODAYS at checkout.