The Hallmark Channel Officially Named Portsmouth, Ohio Its 2019 Hometown Christmas Town
Small town Ohio is a magical place to be when the holiday season rolls around.
This year, the riverfront town of Portsmouth, Ohio was deemed the Hallmark Channel’s 2019 Hometown Christmas Town. The sleepy little town has been hard at work transforming its town square into a winter wonderland for the season, thanks to some spirited citizens and a local non-profit. From holiday shopping and pictures with Santa to ice skating and snow tubing, this humble little town is the place to be this Christmas season. Friends of Portsmouth Winterfest at Market Square is downright magical—so magical it could be a Hallmark Christmas movie set.
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Have you ever been to Portsmouth’s Winterfest? If so, we want to know what your experience was like!
April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
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