Friends of Portsmouth to host Winterfest at Market Square

Published 10:27 am Saturday, November 30, 2019

PORTSMOUTH — Friends of Portsmouth, a local nonprofit organization involved with community growth and prosperity, will host Winterfest at Market Square through Dec. 31, with ice skating through Jan. 31.

Winterfest at Market Square will feature a real ice rink for skating and skating lessons, Santa Claus, Christmas lights and decor, a live Nativity, holiday characters, horse and buggy rides, train rides, snow tube slide, vendor village, children’s museum, live musical performances, Christmas shops, millions of lights and more.

Portsmouth will be given the opportunity to break another Guinness World Record on Dec. 14. This year, the record will be for the most people wrapping presents simultaneously.

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“For this holiday season, Portsmouth’s Market Square in Boneyfiddle will be full of love and laughter as ice skaters glide, lights twinkle, children sing, and families attempt to break another world record,” says event chairperson Sara Mauk. “Once again, Portsmouth, Ohio. becomes a magical backdrop for your family’s holiday memories.”

As Friends of Portsmouth strives for community growth and prosperity, proceeds from this event will be put toward the 2nd St. Arch Program as well as the Friends of Portsmouth headquarters on Second Street, which will house the Town Ambassador Program as well as other recreational activities.

For additional information and full Winterfest schedule, visit or visit Friends of Portsmouth Facebook page.