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Kringleville in Waterville

93 Main Street
Waterville, Maine 04901
Phone: (207) 680-2055

          

Nov 28 thru Dec 21, 2014. Kringleville is one of downtown Waterville's oldest traditions. Parents, bring your children to visit Santa at his Waterville home. Event #2945   Map + Directions   |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Promote Your Event & Business


Country Christmas in Bethel


Bethel, Maine 04217
Phone: (207) 824-2282

          

Nov 29 thru Dec 30, 2014. Experience the Christmas season in the postcard-perfect New England village of Bethel. Shop locally, meet Santa, enjoy the lights, hop on a horse-drawn wagon ride, or take in a performance. Click the Title link above for specific dates and events. Event #13460   Map + Directions   |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Promote Your Event & Business


Annual Gardiner Days of Light Holiday Celebration

177 Water Street
Gardiner, Maine 04579
Phone: (207) 582-3100

          

Nov 29 thru Dec 31, 2014. The annual Gardiner Days of Light holiday celebration will be a little brighter this year; the annual parade featuring St. Nick has been moved to 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 and will be themed "Parade of Lights." Parade entrants are encouraged to walk, dance, or ride floats adorned with festive lights. Following the parade, Gardiner Main Street and area merchants offer a variety of Childrens activities and shopping opportunities throughout Downtown, including sharing Christmas wishes with Santa in Johnson Hall, cookie decorating at Founding Farmers, a Cake Making competition for Johnson Hall's 150th anniversary, nostalgic holiday movies at Bam Jam Candy Shop, and more. Before the parade, the public will have a unique opportunity to ride in the horse drawn carriage that will carry Santa in the parade from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more info on all activities see the Title link above. Event #14503   Map + Directions   |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Promote Your Event & Business


Annual Festival of Trees - Dyer Library/Saco Museum

371 Main Street
Saco, Maine 04072
Phone: (207) 283-3861

          

Nov 29 thru Dec 31, 2014. Annual Festival of Trees at the Dyer Library/Saco Museum. Purchase raffle tickets to win trees, wreaths, gifts certificates and more. Bring the whole family and everyone you know to support the Dyer Library Saco Museum during our biggest fundraiser of the year. Festival of Trees is a free event/exhibit with raffle opportunities and events throughout December. Event #4922   Map + Directions   |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Promote Your Event & Business


Eastport Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop

43 Water Street
Eastport, Maine 04631
Phone: (207) 853-4047

          

Dec 31, 2014. Quirkiest New Year's Celebration Continues! The Tides Institute & Museum of Art will present the Annual Great Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop on New Year's Eve, an international, dual-celebration festivity with the Canadian New Year represented by a giant maple leaf dropped at midnight, Atlantic time, and the U.S. New Year with an 8-foot sardine at midnight, Eastern time. Town-wide events and a fireworks finale complete the event. Full details available at the Title link above. Event #564   Map + Directions   |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Promote Your Event & Business


OOB New Year's Eve Last Blast

Memorial Park
Old Orchard Beach, Maine 04064
Phone: (207) 590-4201

          

Dec 31, 2014. Old Orchard Beach New Year's Eve Last Blast Bonfire Beach Party with a huge fireworks display and more. Events start at about 5 p.m. See Title link above for more details. Event #5584   Map + Directions   |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Promote Your Event & Business


Belfast New Year's By the Bay

Main Street
Belfast, Maine 04915
Phone: (207) 338-9214

          

Dec 31, 2014. The annual Belfast's New Year's By the Bay is a town-wide grass roots celebration that takes place on New Year's Eve. NYBB 2015 is a chem-free, family oriented, affordable, cultural celebration of the New Year that takes place mostly in 9 indoor venues within walking distance, showcasing a wide variety of live performances, as well as several dance bands. Admission is by purchasing a NYBB 2015 Adult or Youth/Student Button to wear. Under 5 years are free. See the Title link above for details. Event is from 2 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. Event #5060   Map + Directions   |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Promote Your Event & Business


Bangor Downtown Countdown to 2015

1 Main Street
Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: (207) 992-4234

          

Dec 31, 2014. Bangor Downtown Countdown to 2015, Maine's largest, free public New Year's Eve event, takes place on Wednesday December 31, 2014 featuring multiple venues and dozens of activities and entertainment options. You choose the places to celebrate with live music, dancing, family fun, street performances and the ball drop! Event #2938   Map + Directions   |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Promote Your Event & Business


L.L.Bean New Year's Celebration

95 Main Street
Freeport, Maine 04032
Phone: (877) 755-2326

          

Dec 31, 2014. Start the New Year's fun early at L.L. Bean in Freeport with a family-friendly event featuring live music, kids' activities and a fireworks display at 6 p.m. Event #5067   Map + Directions   |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Promote Your Event & Business


Rumford Christmas in the Valley Parade

Waldo Street
Rumford, Maine 04276
Phone: (207) 364-3241

          

Dec 07, 2012. The Christmas in the Valley Parade is a colorful parade of lighted floats. Line-up starts at the Mountain Valley High School in Rumford at 5 p.m. and the parade starts at 6 p.m. Event #4952 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Promote Your Event & Business


Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport


Kennebunkport, Maine
Phone: (207) 967-0587

          

Dec 02 thru Dec 14, 2014. Christmas Prelude in Kennbunkport is a magical season of shopping and special events including champagne reception, candlelight caroling, tree lighting, arts and crafts shows, pancake breakfast, lobster bake, the arrival of Santa by lobster boat and much more. For info see the online schedule at the Title link above. Event #345 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Promote Your Event & Business


Camden Christmas by the Sea


Camden, Maine
Phone: (207) 236-4404

          

Dec 04 thru Dec 07, 2014. Camden Christmas by the Sea. A weekend celebration of the holiday season. Parade, community tree lighting, and musical entertainment. Holiday sales and dining specials, photos and children's story hour with Santa, who arrives by boat. Event #527 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Promote Your Event & Business


Biddeford Downtown Holiday Festival


Biddeford, Maine
Phone: (207) 284-8520

          

Dec 05, 2014. Join the community in City Square as Santa arrives by horse-drawn sleigh and we light the tree. Enjoy holiday music, live ice-carving, and community booths. Event is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Event #519 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Promote Your Event & Business


Bar Harbor Village Holidays & Midnight Madness Sale

Mount Desert Street and Main Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
Phone: (207) 288-5103

          

Dec 05, 2014. The evening begins at 4:30 p.m. on the Village Green in downtown Bar Harbor where you are welcome to join in the singing with carolers for your favorite holiday tunes. Stay warm by sipping on hot cocoa while we wait for 5pm when Santa Claus arrives light the Bar Harbor Town Tree! From there, follow Santa and the carolers down to the MDI YMCA where family activities and crafts will be offered. You can visit with Santa, decorate cookies, make your own ornaments and snowflakes,and so much more from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Following the family activities is one of Bar Harbor's favorite retail events, the Midnight Madness Sale starting at 8 p.m. and going all the way until 12 a.m. Make a night of it with dinner at one of Bar Harbor's many restaurants before shopping the generous discounts and sales from participating businesses. And don't forget to bring your receipts down to the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center on the corner of Main and Cottage Streets to enter to win the midnight raffle drawing. Event #3174 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Promote Your Event & Business


Bingham Christmas Tree Lighting

Main Street
Bingham, Maine
Phone: (207) 672-5519

          

Dec 05, 2014. The Town of Bingham will be holding the annual Tree Lighting in front of the Old Free Meeting House at 6 p.m. Event #7642 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Promote Your Event & Business


Annual Boothbay Harbor Festival of Trees & Harbor Lights Festival


Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538
Phone: (207) 633-2353

          

Dec 05 thru Dec 06, 2014. Annual Boothbay Harbor Festival of Trees & Harbor Lights Festival. Festival of Trees is on Dec. 5 at the Opera House. The next day is the Harbor Lights Festival. Santa and Mrs. Clause arrive by boat! Holiday craft show, town tree lighting, caroling, rides during this all day event. Event #631 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Promote Your Event & Business


Annual Freeport Sparkle Weekend

95 Maine Street
Freeport, Maine 04032
Phone: (207) 865-1212

          

Dec 05 thru Dec 07, 2014. Freeport's Sparkle Weekend is fun for the whole famiily. Free horse-drawn carriage rides, a Parade of Lights, free hot cocoa, visits with Santa, and a Talking Christmas Tree. The first weekend in December is the perfect time to shop for the holidays. Bring your list and find something for everyone - all while strolling through our charming Maine village, sampling hot cocoa, and tucking in to playfully decorated shops teaming with great deals. For more info see the Title link above. Event #3914 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Promote Your Event & Business


Saco Spirit Holiday Fest & Parade of Lights

Main Street
Saco, Maine
Phone: (207) 286-3546

          

Dec 06, 2014. Annual Saco Spirit Holiday Festival and Parade of Lights. See the Title link above for more info and a schedule of events. Event #518 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Promote Your Event & Business


Chester Greenwood Day


Farmington, Maine
Phone: (207) 778-4215

          

Dec 06, 2014. Chester Greenwood Day is the annual celebration of the famous inventor of the earmuff, Farmington's own Chester Greenwood! Typically there is a parade at 11 a.m. in downtown Farmington (parade entries line up at Mallet School on Quebec Street at 10 a.m.) with cash prizes for winning floats. Chili contest and Gingerbread House contest following parade at Bangor Savings Bank on Main Street. Chester Greenwood Flag Raising at the Franklin County Courthouse after the parade as well. Farmington Historical Society will display vintage Greenwood items at the Titcomb House, as well as selling holiday wreaths. Free horse and buggy rides from noon to 1 p.m. An earmuff fashion show will be hosted in Meetinghouse Park at 1 p.m. The Polar Bear Club members annual dip into frigid Clearwater Lake will take place at 3 p.m., and is always a crowd pleaser! For current info phone (207) 778-4215. Event #477 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Promote Your Event & Business


Bangor Santa's Workshop, Festival of Lights Parade and City Tree Lighting

33 Central Street
Bangor, Maine
Phone: (207) 992-4234

          

Dec 06, 2014. This December, Santa is making a stop in downtown Bangor! It's not that often that Santa has time to drop by in the middle of making toys for all the boys and girls! On Saturday, December 6, bring your children to Bagel Central for a chance to sit on Santa's lap, take a photo, and tell good ole Kris Kringle what they want for Christmas. The pros from Memorymaker Photography will be on hand to take holiday-card-worthy shots for purchase too. Immediately following Santa's visit, the Festival of Lights Parade will start. The Parade is being hosted by the Rotary Club of Bangor and will feature marching bands, floats, dancers, and other performing groups representing various winter holidays such as Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Years, and more! The City Tree Lighting will take place in West Market Square directly following the parade. For more info email downtown@bangormaine.gov or call (207) 992-4234. Event #516 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Promote Your Event & Business


York Festival of Lights


York, Maine
Phone: (207) 363-1040

          

Dec 06, 2014. The York Festival of Lights is held annually on the first Saturday of December to give thanks to the community for making York the delightful place it is and to celebrate the warmth and tradition of the season. The festival is hosted by a committee of business people and citizens working together for the betterment of the community. We hope that you'll plan to attend and enjoy one of the many events listed in the Event Schedule PDF. Event #529 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Promote Your Event & Business


Annual Christmas in Kennebunk Tree Lighting


Kennebunk, Maine
Phone: (207) 985-7892

          

Dec 06, 2014. Annual Christmas in Kennebunk celebration taking place this year on the first Saturday in December at Kennebunk's Downtown Plaza area. In past years it started at 4:30 p.m. with Santa arriving at 5 p.m. Event #4691 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Promote Your Event & Business


Good-Will Hinckley Festival of Trees

16 Prescott Drive
Hinckley, Maine 04944
Phone: (207) 238-4000

          

Dec 06 thru Dec 13, 2014. The Good-Will Hinckley Festival of Trees is a holiday spectacular not to be missed. Come see Hinckley's historic Prescott Hall decked out in splendid Holiday regalia. Come view our beautifully decorated trees, each sporting its own unique theme and style. Event #11024 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Promote Your Event & Business


Mountain Holly Days


Rangeley, Maine 04970
Phone: (207) 864-5364

          

Dec 11 thru Dec 14, 2014. Mountain Holly Days in Rangeley and Oquossoc features many special events for adults & children. For more info see the Title link above. Event #3043 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Promote Your Event & Business


Harbor House Community Holiday Celebration


Southwest Harbor, Maine
Phone: (207) 244-3713

          

Dec 12, 2014. Santa Claus comes to Town! Join us as we celebrate Christmas with the Town of Southwest Harbor and area businesses. The evening begins with the lighting of the Town's Christmas tree followed by a bonfire and tractor rides starting at the Post Office parking area. There will be refreshments provided and a special visit from Santa! Children will have the opportunity to have their picture taken with Santa upstairs at the Harbor House. Stick around town for special business hours to kick off your holiday shopping. For more info phone (207) 244-3713 or email diana@harborhousemdi.org. Event typically is from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. but please call to double-check. Event #524 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Promote Your Event & Business


Annual Ogunquit Christmas by the Sea Celebration


Ogunquit, Maine
Phone: (207) 646-2939

          

Dec 12 thru Dec 14, 2014. Annual Christmas by the Sea Celebration. In prior years there have been concerts, caroling, tastings, visit with Santa, parades, tree lightings, Santa's Village, ornament making, storytelling, bonfire, hay rides and a craft show. For more info about this year's events see the Title link above. Event #365 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Promote Your Event & Business


Winterfest - Sunday River

15 South Ridge Road
Newry, Maine 04261
Phone: (207) 824-3000

          

Dec 12 thru Dec 14, 2014. Winterfest at Sunday River is an entire weekend dedicated to skiing, snowboarding, food, and fun thanks to special Ski and Stay packages, fireworks, live music, special appearances by Santa Claus and Sunday River's very own Eddy the Yeti. Event #7712 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Promote Your Event & Business


Annual Festival of Trees - Rumford Falls Auditorium

145 Congress Street
Rumford, Maine 04276
Phone: (207) 364-2983

          

Dec 13, 2014. Annual Festival of Trees Celebration at Rumford Falls Auditorium. Special guests are Panda, Frosty and Santa. Hot cocoa, home made cookies and 50/50 raffle. Front stairs or elevator at Police Station entrance on River Street. For more info contact Jim Rinaldo at (207) 364-2983 or rinaldojim@yahoo.com. Doors 5:30 p.m., program 6:30 p.m. Event #14428 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Promote Your Event & Business


Southern Maine Christmas Parade

Route 1 and Wells Plaza Road
Wells, Maine 04090
Phone: (207) 646-2451

          

Dec 14, 2014. Annual Christmas Parade sponsored by the Wells Chamber of Commerce steps off from the Wells Plaza at 2 p.m. Parade travels north to the Wells Jr. High School. Event #3042 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Promote Your Event & Business