The streets around Market Square will be dressed with wreaths of greens on each iron lamppost and a majestic tree in Market Square. Distinctive boutiques, artisans’ crafts and selections hand-chosen by their shopkeepers to showcase the best of their Holiday wares fill 19th-century brick storefronts in a streetscape designed for window-shopping.

Watch for festively-displayed inventories of items that will each be the perfect gift for someone, and the holiday grace notes – a plate of cookies here, a cup of warm cider there  – all unique expression of the owners’ wishes for good cheer. Visit for a listing of all the great tax-free shopping possibilities in Portsmouth!

New this year!

Holiday Co-op Shoppe at the Music Hall Loft, in partnership with Malloy Events.

What do you do with an empty storefront on a busy downtown street, in the middle of a pandemic, during the holidays? You host a holiday market with friends! 

In partnership with Malloy Events, The Music Hall’s Holiday Co-op Shoppe at The Loft will offer custom branded merchandise and gifts along with pre-ordered, ready-to-go floral arrangements for your holiday decorating needs. Don’t let your holidays pass by, dull and dreary—add some cheer with decorations and gifts from some local vendors!

Open Wednesday – Sunday; 12:00pm-7:30pm, Nov. 27-Dec. 23