All We’re Missing is Some Snow!

It’s December, we’re halfway through Hanukkah, and Santa’s getting one last surf in before he has to get to work! You can see this fantastic holiday creation and many, many more at the 31st Annual Gingerbread House Competition & Exhibition, on display daily, from 10am to 5pm, through December 22.

Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth Kickoff Party
Friday, December 3 from 5:30 – 7:30

Join us tomorrow night from 5:30 to 7:30 to celebrate the season! We’ll be announcing the community judges’ winners for the Gingerbread House Contest and gearing up for Saturday’s parade and tree lighting!

We will be asking for all adults to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test from the past 48 hours. We will not be holding children under 18 to the same rules, but everyone must be masked. We will have masks for both adults and children. We will not be serving refreshments.

Masks or no, you can tell our community judges from Kennebunk Savings, Bangor Savings Bank, and City Hall all had a great time!

Shop Local

A wonderful opportunity to support local craftspeople and find unique Portsmouth and New Hampshire themed gifts!

Staff pick: It’s not too late to get a copy of the NH Now catalogue!

And, members: Don’t forget to register for the Holiday Sip & Shop on December 8!

New Hampshire Now: Capturing History

Portsmouth Historical Society presents a panel discussion exploring the New Hampshire Now exhibition with Art Historian Inez McDermott and photographers Dan Gingras, Michael Sterling, and Gary Samson. The panel will discuss the role of the documentary photography project throughout American history and its potential to make change as they make connections with the images and themes found in the exhibition.

Thursday, December 9 at 6:00pm
In-person at 10 Middle Street and via Zoom
FREE for members, $15 for non-members

History. Arts. Culture.