Frostburg to Be Featured on National Television Show about the Best Small-Town Christmas Celebrations

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Frostburg to Be Featured on National Television Show about the Best Small-Town Christmas Celebrations

Frostburg, Maryland (September 23, 2022) – Though last night (at 9:04 p.m., to be exact) marked the start of autumn, it’s not too soon to talk about Christmas. This year, Santa is bringing a special gift to Frostburg… in the form of a television crew that will capture the town’s Christmas celebration for part of a reality series called “Small Town Christmas,” airing later this year on cable channel UPtv. This is the second season of the docuseries, which pays tribute to small towns that celebrate the holidays in big ways. The show is hosted and executive produced by Megan Alexander, a national correspondent for “Inside Edition” and the author of books that include The Magic of a Small Town Christmas.

Alexander was drawn to Frostburg not only for its “cool” name but also because of its annual Storybook Holiday celebration, which is hosted by both the Children's Literature Centre at Frostburg State University and the City of Frostburg.

She and her production team will visit Ellijay, Georgia; Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; and North Pole, Alaska, before wrapping their season in Frostburg. The crew will be in town in late November and early December to capture all the fun of the city’s annual Storybook Holiday, which this year is set for Saturday, December 3. The episode is scheduled to air on UPtv on Sunday, December 18 at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

Allegany County Tourism is spearheading local plans for this unique opportunity and has assembled a host committee that will ensure that the TV crew is properly dazzled by Frostburg’s fa-la-la-la-la. “Storybook Holiday has captured the hearts of so many for the last 19 years,” said Ashli Workman, director of tourism for the county. “We are thrilled that a national spotlight will be cast on the community and the many people, businesses, and organizations that come together to make the holidays truly special each year.”

Frostburg residents and businesses are encouraged to pull out all the stops as they decorate the exteriors of their homes, offices, and shops for Christmas this year. Frostburg's Mayor and City Council are helping in that effort by offering a special Holly Jolly Hometown Holiday Décor Mini-Grant for business owners in the downtown business district who want to deck their halls a little more than usual this year. Information about the new grant can be found online at Applications are due by October 14, 2022, and exteriors should be ready by Friday, November 25.

Townspeople are invited to attend Storybook Holiday this year in their most festive holiday attire to ensure that viewers across America can see for themselves what a charming and cheerful destination Frostburg is.

More details will follow as the tourism office and host committee communicates with the television crew. Meanwhile, make plans to be a part of Frostburg’s holiday celebration, as this year’s promises to be the most exciting one in the town’s long history.

To get a preview of what “Small Town Christmas” is like or to see last year’s episodes, click here. The 2021 episodes will also be available on the UP Faith & Family app in a few weeks.

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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 $160 million in visitor spending and $47 million in tourism tax revenues annually. Source: Tourism Economics