Rockport Featured as One of 8 Towns Profiled in New England Christmas Special

Christmas in New England TV Show

November 29, 2023

New Holiday Special Takes Viewers on Tour of New England Christmas Destinations

HAVERHILL, MA: From the coast of Maine to the hills of the Berkshires, explore the classic holiday traditions enjoyed by New Englanders for generations on Christmas in New England, a new television special premiering on public television stations nationwide in December 2023. This program is scheduled to air on over 137 PBS stations and will reach a potential audience of 150 million viewers in 59 million households, with carriage in top-ten DMA markets including New York/New Jersey, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta and San Francisco. Carriage is expected to increase through December 25 as new stations add the program to their schedules each day. Christmas in New England is produced by Lindsay Paris and Matt Belfiore of Elemental Media. The presenting station is New Hampshire PBS and the distributor is NETA.

On the show, host Lindsay Paris visits eight destinations to find out what makes a New England December so special. Join Paris as she hops aboard a lobster boat with Santa in Rockport, MA, makes homemade candy canes using a 100-year-old family recipe in Wilton, NH, and rides the rails in Connecticut on a classic 1920’s art deco holiday train, to name a few of the show’s fun seasonal adventures. “The Christmas season in New England is unlike anywhere else,” Paris said. “On this program, I hope to share with the viewer a sampling of our joyful regional holiday traditions.” Christmas in New England will be broadcast on PBS affiliates in all six New England states. See the attached table for currently scheduled airdates and times (subject to change; additional airdates may be added). Christmas in New England will also be available to stream on-demand on the PBS Passport app, beginning December 3.

Additional information and a media kit are available at


New England Affiliate Airdates as of 11/29 (subject to change; additional airdates may be added)

New Hampshire PBS:Tuesday, Dec 12 at 9:30 pm; Thursday, Dec 14 at 4:30 am; Saturday, Dec 23 at 7:00 pm; Sunday, Dec 24 at 6:30 pm; Monday, Dec 25 at 6:30 pm
Connecticut Public Television:Saturday, Dec 23 at 8:00 pm; Sunday, Dec 24 at 4:30 am
New England Public Media
(formerly WGBY):
Thursday, Dec 7 at 10:30 pm; Saturday, Dec 23 at 7:00 pm; Sunday, Dec 24 at 12:00 pm
Maine PBS:Sunday, Dec 17 at 2:30 pm; Thursday, Dec 21 at 8:30 pm; Saturday, Dec 23 at 8:00 pm; Sunday, Dec 24 at 4:30 pm; Monday, Dec 25 at 12:30 pm
Massachusetts PBSVideo on Demand at WGBH
Rhode Island PBS: Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2:00 am; Monday, Dec. 25 at 4:30 pm
Vermont Public: Monday, Dec 25 at 2:30 pm

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