Bring Your Holiday Cheer to Storybook Holiday for UPtv’s “Small Town Christmas” Production

Allegany County Office of Tourism
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Cumberland, MD 21502

Bring Your Holiday Cheer to Storybook Holiday for UPtv’s “Small Town Christmas” Production

Frostburg, Maryland (November 21, 2022) – Frostburg’s holiday season will shine a little brighter this year as the town’s Christmas celebration and community members will be featured on UPtv’s reality series “Small Town Christmas.” The episode that features Frostburg will air on Sunday, December 18 at 9 p.m. EST. The docuseries pays tribute to small towns that celebrate the holidays in big ways, and visitors and residents are invited to participate in the festivities and potentially become part of TV-making magic when the show is in town filming, from November 30 through December 4.

Hosted and executive produced by Megan Alexander, a national correspondent for “Inside Edition” and best-selling author“Small Town Christmas” is in its second season. It will air on Sunday nights on UPtv throughout the holiday season, and Frostburg will be featured in the final episode of the year. Residents are encouraged to don their most festive holiday attire (or even their ugly sweaters) and join Alexander as she experiences the 19th annual Storybook Holiday celebration on Saturday, December 3. Filming will begin at the Elf Olympics at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Storybook Holiday Parade and additional holiday experiences throughout the day.

Residents can catch Alexander earlier in the week at a special book signing at Main Street Books on Friday, December 2 at 10 a.m. She and her crew will be traveling throughout Allegany County in the early days of December, capturing footage that demonstrates how festive the Mountain Side of Maryland is.

Frostburg businesses are encouraged to join in the merriment for a chance to be featured on the show by decorating their storefronts and offices. The City of Frostburg provided a “Holly Jolly Hometown Mini-Grant” to assist businesses with exterior décor that can be used in preparation for the show’s visit to the town and then in future years as well. Business owners should put out lights, wreaths, garland, and all the trimmings by the time the crew arrives on November 30 so the town will shine extra-bright this holiday season. Main Street residents are also encouraged to deck out their homes.

“Small Town Christmas” decided to film in Frostburg not only because of the town’s “cool” name but also for its over-the-top Christmas celebration and support of literature. With Alexander’s background as an author and her interest in promoting Christmas traditions, Frostburg was a natural fit. Storybook Holiday is hosted by both the Children's Literature Centre at Frostburg State University and the City of Frostburg. Allegany County Tourism is responsible for bringing the show to town and coordinating the shoot.


Allegany County Tourism
Allegany County Tourism is the official tourism office for Allegany County, Maryland. Allegany County Tourism enhances the quality of life in Allegany County, Maryland, and strengthens destination awareness through promotion, development, and services that attract visitors to stay longer and spend more in our community. A comprehensive listing of area attractions, lodging options, and community events can be found at Tourism supports 3,600 jobs in Allegany County, generating $183 million in visitor spending and $47 million in tourism tax revenues annually. Source: Tourism Economics 

About UPtv
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