5 Things to Know in Portsmouth This Week (12/10/18)

It’s been downright chilly in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, but there’s plenty of holiday fun to enjoy inside this week. From parties to performances, there’s something for everyone—plus an upcoming holiday gift from the city. Here’s how to make the most of your week in Portsmouth! 

Enjoy a Performance of “A Christmas Carol” at The Players’ Ring

Would it really be Christmas without taking in a version of “A Christmas Carol?” Based on the 1843 novel by Charles Dickens, the Players’ Ring will take it to the stage on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through December 23.

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“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” at West End Studio Theatre

See “It’s a Wonderful Life” in a whole new way. New Hampshire Theatre Project will present it as a live radio play at Portsmouth’s West End Theatre. The show opens on December 14 and runs through the December 30. 

Ed Gerhard’s 36th Annual Christmas Guitar Concert

If you’ve never heard Ed Gerhard’s guitar music, you really must attend Ed Gerhard’s 36th Annual Christmas Guitar Concert. It will be held on both Friday and Saturday evenings, December 14 and 15 at the South Church in Portsmouth.

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WSCA Annual Holiday Party

Support local Portsmouth radio by attending the WSCA Annual Holiday Party on December 14 from 7-9 p.m. Located at the radio station on Islington Street, take part in raffles, enjoy some food and drinks, listen to holiday music and meet both the DJs and the WSCA trustees. 

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Free Parking in Downtown Portsmouth from December 16-25

Who says there’s no such thing as a freebie? The Portsmouth Police Department announced just days ago that the city is giving shoppers, diners and browsers the gift of free parking from December 16-25. This is for on-street parking only, and doesn’t include the parking garages. Time limits on spaces will still be enforced. 

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