Downtown Market Square in Portsmouth, New Hampshire is beginning to look a lot like Vintage Christmas ! The wreaths are beautifully and meticulously displayed on the lampposts and the town tree is standing with all of her Christmas magic ! All ages love and adore downtown Portsmouth this time of year. Full of small bakeries and little locally family owned shops, it is the picture perfect place that makes you feel like you are living in a postcard.
Our Annual Christmas Parade is Saturday, December 1st. The tree lighting begins promptly at 5:30 pm and the parade will begin at 6:00 pm. This tradition is fun for kids of all ages.
Returning for the entire month of December is Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth ! Now, in its 14th year, the Vintage Christmas transforms what National Geographic Travel has cited as possibly ” The Greatest Small town In the USA “. It’s a picture – postcard winter wonderland that boasts of ice-skating, dining, shopping and a trip back in time with colonial history and beloved holiday musicals, orchestra’s and favorites.
From a Gingerbread house contest to Elf the musical. To candlelight strolls to comedy entertainment. Come one, come all for this holiday tradition that you’ll make a family holiday tradition year after year !
Vintage Christmas is presented by : The Music Hall, Strawbery Banke and is in partnership with The Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth, The City of Portsmouth, Discover Portsmouth, Portsmouth Pro Musica, Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra
If you are looking for lodging during your stay in Portsmouth, we are home to relaxing beds and breakfast, luxury hotels, quaint country inns and beautiful resorts. For more information on where to stay, eat, things to do and places to visit during your stay, please visit our visitor resource center by clicking HERE .