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Gardiner Days of Light Tree Lighting - Johnson Park

280 Water Street
Gardiner, Maine 04345
Phone: (207) 582-3100


Dec 01, 2017. Gardiner Days of Light is a month-long celebration. It kicks off on with the annual Tree Lighting at downtown's Johnson Park, next to Johnson Hall. Performance by the Ampersand Academy of Dance, hot cocoa and sweet treats and a visit from Santa. Event is on Friday, Dec. 1 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Event #17036   Map + Directions   |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Saco Main Street Holiday Festival & Light Parade

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


Dec 02, 2017. Annual Saco Main Street Holiday Festival and Light Parade. Event includes visit from Santa and Mrs Clause, cookie walk, caroling and ends with the Parade of Lights. See the Title link above for more info and a schedule of events. Event #518   Map + Directions   |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Gardiner Parade of Lights

Gardiner, Maine 04345
Phone: (207) 582-3100


Dec 02, 2017. The Gardiner Days of Light is a month-long celebration. Join us a festive, family-fun holiday parade along Water Street through downtown. Several events around Downtown Gardiner before and after the parade including a horse-carriage ride before the parade and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus after the parade. The parade starts at 4:30 p.m. Event #17037   Map + Directions   |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Holidays at the Museum - Owls Head Transportation Museum

117 Museum Street
Owls Head, Maine 04854
Phone: (207) 594-4418


Dec 03, 2017. Our annual holiday celebration is a popular one-day affair with free admission for all. Santa's reindeer rest up while he enjoys a different form of air travel in a vintage airplane, flying in for a special appearance at the Museum. The Midcoast Community Band will perform a special holiday concert, and free family activities are offered throughout the morning. Event #14639   Map + Directions   |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Annual Ogunquit Christmas by the Sea Celebration

Ogunquit, Maine
Phone: (207) 646-2939


Dec 08 thru Dec 10, 2017. Annual Christmas by the Sea with activities such as concerts, Taste of the Season, visit with Santa, parades, tree lightings, caroling, ornament making, storytelling, bonfire, and craft shows. All activities subject to change. For more info call the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce at (207) 646-2939. Event #365   Map + Directions   |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Eastport Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop

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


Dec 31, 2017. 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   |   Shop Amazon

Boothbay Festival of Lights

Boothbay, Maine


Nov 18 thru Dec 31, 2016. Shop, dine & sparkle at the Boothbay Festival of Lights. See the Title link above for a schedule of events. Event #18002 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Annual Gardiner Days of Light Holiday Celebration

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


Nov 25 thru Dec 21, 2016. Get in the holiday spirit with Gardiner businesses and community members in our month-long celebration. See the Title link above for a schedule of activities. Event #14503 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Annual Festival of Trees - Dyer Library/Saco Museum

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


Nov 25 thru Dec 31, 2016. 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 begins with a Ribbon Cutting and Tree Lighting ceremony on Friday, Nov. 25 at 5 p.m. and continues through December. Event #4922 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Bath Old Fashioned Christmas

Bath, Maine
Phone: (207) 442-7291


Nov 26 thru Dec 31, 2016. Join Santa Claus for the kick-off to an Old-Fashioned Christmas in Bath. Event starts at 11 a.m. in the Patten Free Library Children's Room with story-time and ornament making. Santa will arrive at 3 p.m. for the Children's Tree Lighting in the Gazebo in Library Park. Children are encouraged to hang their handmade ornaments on the tree. Jingle bells will be distributed father walk with Santa to City Hall for cookies, caroling, refreshments, and a visit with Mr. & Mrs. Claus. Christmas in Bath events continue through the holiday season. See the Title link above for a schedule of events. Event #7398 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport

Kennebunkport, Maine
Phone: (207) 967-0587


Dec 01 thru Dec 11, 2016. 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 and much more. For info see the online schedule at the Title link above. Event #345 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Bar Harbor Village Holidays & Midnight Madness Sale

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


Dec 02, 2016. 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 6:30 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   |   Shop Amazon

Biddeford Downtown Holiday Festival

205 Main Street
Biddeford, Maine
Phone: (207) 284-8520


Dec 02 thru Dec 03, 2016. Biddeford's Downtown Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting. Cookie decorating will be offered in the afternoon from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Reilly's Bakery (if last year's schedule is followed). The main stage in City Square will feature musical performances beginning at 5 p.m. Santa will arrive on horse-drawn sleigh for the tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. Also that evening there will be family photos with Santa at 208 Main Street, and free horse-drawn wagon rides until 7 p.m. Additional events on Saturday. Event #519 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Camden Christmas by the Sea

Camden, Maine
Phone: (207) 236-4404


Dec 02 thru Dec 04, 2016. Christmas by the Sea is a December tradition in Camden that kicks off the holiday season, eagerly anticipated by families both near and far. This year is no exception: plans include a holiday parade, stores open late with ongoing sales, carriage rides, a tree-lighting in Harbor Park, carolers, the "real Santa," and many crafts, fairs and activities throughout the Midcoast communities. Event #527 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Annual Freeport Sparkle Weekend

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


Dec 02 thru Dec 04, 2016. 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   |   Shop Amazon

Chester Greenwood Day

Farmington, Maine 04938
Phone: (207) 778-4215


Dec 03, 2016. Join us on for the 40th celebration of Chester Greenwood Day in Farmington, Maine. This year's theme is "Holiday Celebrations around the World." The Chester Greenwood Day celebration includes an hour long-parade starting at 11 a.m. through Farmington's downtown that occurs rain, snow or shine. It draws floats built by local businesses, service organizations, school groups and clubs and community members decorated with the theme in mind and incorporating earmuffs on each float. Chester Greenwood is best known for his invention of earmuffs designing his first pair of ear protectors when he was fifteen years old. So find a favorite pair of earmuffs and plan to join the day of great community events including the parade, gingerbread contest, chili contest, craft fairs, historical open houses, Polarbear Dip, 5k race, Festival of Trees and much more. New this year is "Taste of Farmington." More info and updates are available at the Title link above or by calling the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce at (207) 778-4215. Event #477 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

York Festival of Lights

York, Maine
Phone: (207) 363-1040


Dec 03, 2016. 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. See York Village come alive with lights & watch the annual Holiday Parade, fairs, caroling, Santa Claus, Church Suppers and more. Event #529 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Annual Harbor Lights Festival - Boothbay Harbor

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


Dec 03, 2016. The Harbor Lights Festival in Boothbay Harbor is a decades old tradition that helps to usher in the holiday season in true Maine style. With a distinctly nautical flavor, this festival is fun for the entire family and will help to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Festival highlights include Santa and Mrs. Claus and a whole cast of characters including elves, moose, lobsters and more arriving in grand style - by boat, of course! There are horse drawn carriage rides, the festival of trees, a craft show, story time, tree lighting, and caroling. The evening concludes with the lighted boat parade, where local captains deck their hulls with twinkling lights for a festive spin around the Harbor. A warm sight on a chilly December night! Event is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Event #631 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Saco Holiday Festival and Light Parade

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


Dec 03, 2016. The Annual Saco Holiday Festival and Light Parade is one of the year's most anticipated events. Fun for all. Hot chocolate, sweet treats, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and followed by the fabulous light parade! For more info see the Title link above. Event #17444 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Shaker Christmas Fair - Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village

707 Shaker Road
New Gloucester, Maine 04260
Phone: (207) 926-4597


Dec 03, 2016. Annual Shaker Christmas Fair. Experience this nostalgic holiday tradition at America's only active Shaker community! Specialties include Shaker baked goods like wheat bread, cinnamon-raisin bread, Sister Frances' famous fruitcakes, fresh-baked herbal biscuits, cookies, and more, in addition to a wide selection of gifts and holiday items such as Shaker culinary herbs and herbal teas, pickles, jellies, old-fashioned candy, Shaker biscuit mix and Shaker pancake mix, maple syrup, pickles, cheese, woodenware, furniture, antiques, baskets, knit goods, toys, ornaments, fresh-cut Maine Christmas trees and decorated balsam wreaths, hot cider and homemade donuts. Proceeds from the White Elephant Room, a second-time around "garage" sale, benefit local food pantries. Lunch plates will be served, too. Event is free from 10 a.m. from 3 p.m. Event #15607 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Good-Will Hinckley Festival of Trees

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


Dec 03 thru Dec 10, 2016. Twenty-six uniquely decorated trees become true works of art for local artists, students and non profits each with a powerful story to tell. During this week-long event schools, daycares, seniors and group home visit free of charge to view trees, enjoy live entertainment, and share their holiday wishes with Santa. Year after year the community comes through for Good Will-Hinckley to ensure the ongoing success of this magical time honored tradition in a little town called Hinckley, Maine. See the Title link above for event hours. Event #11024 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Mountain Holly Days

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


Dec 08 thru Dec 11, 2016. Annual Mountain Holly Days by the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce. This year's event promises to be the most exciting ever. There will be shopping and dining specials, refreshments, horse-drawn wagon rides, special festivities, family activities, tasting events and contests. This event epitomizes the time-honored tradition of families shopping together and enjoying holiday festivities & activities. Shoppers will enjoy many special offers from local businesses, find unique, quality gifts for that special someone and participate in various holiday activities. Visitors will enjoy shopping and dining with personal, friendly service and none of the hassles of big-city shopping. Event #3043 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Harbor House Community Holiday Celebration

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


Dec 09, 2016. Santa Claus comes to Town! Join us as we celebrate Christmas with the Town of Southwest Harbor and area businesses. The evening typically begins with the lighting of the Southwest Harbor 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. 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   |   Shop Amazon

Christmas at Norlands - Washburn Norlands Living History Museum

290 Norlands Road
Livermore, Maine 04253
Phone: (207) 897-4366


Dec 10, 2016. The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore will open for a family-friendly interactive Christmas celebration. Experience Christmas in the 19th century and participate in living history activities around this beautiful and tranquil estate. Activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, caroling, period crafts, storytelling, parlor games, cooking in the farmer's cottage, the one-room schoolhouse and tours of the decorated 1867 Washburn family Italianate mansion. Mulled cider and other refreshments made fresh on the wood stove will be available while supplies last. Event is subject to the weather, so please confirm by calling (207) 897-4366 by 9 a.m. on the morning of the event. Event is on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. Event #18231 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Wells Christmas Parade

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


Dec 11, 2016. 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   |   Shop Amazon

Winterfest - Sunday River

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


Dec 16 thru Dec 18, 2016. 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   |   Shop Amazon

OOB New Year's Eve Last Blast

1 Old Orchard Street
Old Orchard Beach, Maine 04064
Phone: (207) 400-2217


Dec 31, 2016. Last Blast New Year's Eve Party in Old Orchard Beach. Lots of food and DJ music along with a bonfire on the beach starting at 5 p.m. and fireworks at 7 p.m. Event #18250 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon