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 expressions of the owners’ wishes for good cheer. Visit for a listing of all the great tax-free shopping possibilities in Portsmouth!