New Hampshire November 30, 2016
The One Town In New Hampshire That Turns Into A Winter Wonderland Each Year
New Hampshire is full of winter fun, but one of the best places to celebrate the season is in Portsmouth. The city combines history, art, and recreation to transform itself into a winter wonderland that everyone should visit. Check it out:
Portsmouth is one of New Hampshire's oldest cities, and during the holiday season is draws on that old time charm to give visitors an enchanting experience.
The month-long celebration of the season is called Vintage Christmas.
The historical museum Strawbery Banke is decorated with stunning lights for all of December, and hosts Candlelight strolls each weekend.
Strawbery Banke is also home to Portsmouth's public ice skating rink, The Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond.
Here, you can skate in the romantic setting of Strawbery Banke, one of the oldest settlements in New Hampshire.
Of course, the celebration extends outside Strawbery Banke, with celebrations throughout the city.
The Music Hall is decorated for Christmas and hosts a variety of holiday-inspired shows, ranging from live music to comedy.
Even if you visit when there is not a specific event taking place, Portsmouth, with its unique shops, is the perfect place to get a bit of holiday shopping done.
Or, you can just window shop, and take in the beautiful sites.
In nearby New Castle, The Wentworth By The Sea Hotel hosts Santa brunches throughout December, where the whole family can meet Santa in style.
No matter when you visit, Portsmouth is positively enchanting during the holiday season!
You can view all the events for Vintage Christmas
here. Looking for more Christmas fun in New Hampshire? Be sure to visit them 10 Best New Hampshire Christmas Towns.