Portsmouth named Hallmark Hometown Christmas Town


By Kimberly Jenkins - kjenkins@aimmediamidwest.com



A night scene during last year’s Winterfest in Portsmouth, where the decorations were shining on the ice skating rink.

A night scene during last year’s Winterfest in Portsmouth, where the decorations were shining on the ice skating rink.


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A photo taken during last year’s Winterfest at the ice skating rink with the decorated town in the background.


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Have you heard yet, Portsmouth has been officially named 2019 Hallmark Channels’ Hometown Christmas Town? Thanks to all the good folks who are involved with or help the Friends of Portsmouth. Last year was the first year that the Friends of Portsmouth turned the city into a wonderful Winter Wonderland. The work has already begun for this year’s festivities. The Friends of Portsmouth were sent a video announcement, where Pam Slay representing Hallmark made the announcement and congratulated Portsmouth.

Nick Rutman, Friends of Portsmouth, commented on the designation of becoming a Hallmark Channel Hometown Christmas Town, “Friends of Portsmouth’s Winterfest at Market Square has been recognized by Hallmark as “2019 Official Hallmark Channels Hometown Christmas Town”. It is a tremendous honor for our town and is a credit to our citizens that made last year a very special holiday season. Due to the success of last year’s event, Hallmark partnered with Friends of Portsmouth to make this year even more memorable. Work is underway, and the countdown is on for this year’s Winterfest, and we can’t wait to see everyone there!”

This year’s Winterfest 2019 is slated to begin on Friday, November 29, 2019, and run through December 29, 2019. There are so many things available to do during this time like ice skating, snow tubing, Christmas tree lighting, carriage rides and so much more. If you want a list of what Friends of Portsmouth have planned, you can visit their website Friendsofportsmouth.com/Winterfest

What a great honor to be named Hallmark’s Hometown Christmas Town and this is only the second year of turning the city into a Winter Wonderland! Congratulations to all those who made thais possible and are continuing to do so.

A night scene during last year’s Winterfest in Portsmouth, where the decorations were shining on the ice skating rink.
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2019/11/web1_Portsmouth-Hallmark_InPixio.jpgA night scene during last year’s Winterfest in Portsmouth, where the decorations were shining on the ice skating rink. Courtesy Photos

A photo taken during last year’s Winterfest at the ice skating rink with the decorated town in the background.
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2019/11/web1_Portsmouth-Hallmark2.jpgA photo taken during last year’s Winterfest at the ice skating rink with the decorated town in the background. Courtesy Photos

By Kimberly Jenkins

kjenkins@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach Kimberly Jenkins (740) 353-3101 ext. 1928

© 2019 Portsmouth Daily Times, all rights

Reach Kimberly Jenkins (740) 353-3101 ext. 1928

© 2019 Portsmouth Daily Times, all rights