Mystic Seaport Lantern Light Tours Begin November 30

Holiday Tradition Takes Visitors Back to Christmas Eve, 1876

Mystic, Conn. (November 14, 2013) – Mystic Seaport will open the 34th season of its Lantern Light Tours on Saturday, November 30.

A New England holiday tradition, Lantern Light Tours is a 70-minute progressive play that takes its audience back to Christmas Eve, 1876. A cast of almost 70 people, including actors from Connecticut, and neighboring states, tells a heart-warming holiday story.

The Lantern Light Tour plot is changed every year and the writing and production planning begin in February.

Visitors join a group of 16 to tour the Museum’s 19th-century village on foot, stopping at designated points to take in the next chapter in the story. As in years past, this year’s production will include a traditional tavern dance, a sweet treat, a horse-and-carriage ride, and a visit from St. Nicholas.

Performances are November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22 and 27. Tours begin at 5 p.m. and leave every 15 minutes.

Two tours on Saturday, December 14, have been set aside for deaf and hearing impaired visitors. A sign language interpreter will be accompanying both the 7 p.m. and the 8:45 p.m. tour for the duration. To purchase tickets for these tours, please call 860.572.5331 (online ticketing is not available for these tours) and tickets must be purchased in advance.

Advance reservations are strongly recommended for all Lantern Light Tours. Tickets are $30 for adults ($25 for Mystic Seaport members) and $23 for children ages 5-17 ($18 for youth members). Lantern Light Tours are not recommended for children under 4 years old.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.mysticseaport.org/lanternlighttours, or by calling 860.572.5331.

The tour route covers uneven terrain and tour-goers will walk or stand for the entire production and are advised to wear appropriate footwear and dress for the weather. Visitors are asked to indicate the need for a handicap-accessible tour at the time of reservation.

About Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, America’s oldest commercial ship and the last wooden whaleship in the world. The museum is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT. Admission is $24 for adults and $15 for children ages 6-17. Museum members and children 5 and under are admitted free.