Maine's Christmas and Holiday Event Guide!

From the Gardens Aglow in Boothbay to A Christmas Carol in Dover Foxcroft, Maine has plenty of festive events taking place from December 7-23! Enjoy holiday makers markets, light trails, pop up shops, train rides, and more.

Gardens Aglow, Boothbay,ME

December 7, 2023 at 4:00pm
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens will be abuzz with activity this December as guests witness 750,000 LED lights twinkling and sparkling across 14 acres. Follow illuminated pathways to discover nature-inspired sculptures, themed areas, and a special friend, Wade the Moose! Delight in this immersive experience at the ninth annual Gardens Aglow.

Holiday Pop Up Market , Belfast,ME

December 8, 2023 at 4:00pm
Come explore Waterfall Arts this December! On Friday evening, stroll the building to find a variety of art, crafts, and holiday goods from artists all over Maine. Enjoy refreshments and a bonfire in the front yard plus a special holiday menu provided by Portable Pie Place. Shop handmade and one-of-a-kind items created by the after school art programs at Waterfall Arts. Don't miss the Holiday Pop Up Market at Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street in Belfast, ME

Holiday Makers Market at Definitive Brewing Company, Portland,ME

December 10, 2023 at 1:00pm
At Definitive Brewing Company in Industrial Way, Portland, ME, spend your Sunday discovering beautiful and unique handmade gifts from local artisans. Explore a variety of wares including textiles, pottery, jewelry, self care and more from Amanchure, Little Poppy Studio, September Lane Soap Company, and more.

Holiday Light Trail, Ellsworth,ME

December 15, 2023 at 5:00pm
Witness the magical transformation of The Black House Museum at Woodlawn as the story trail loop of the trail system is transformed into a walk-thru holiday light trail. Dress for the weather and explore the twinkling lights every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night from 5-7PM from November 30 until December 30. There is a suggested donation of $10 per family.

Victorian Christmas Train and Market, Alna,ME

December 16, 2023 at 10:00am
At the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, step on board the Victorian Christmas Train for a festive and memorable experience. Journey through the wild pine forests and hamlets of the Sheepscot Valley to Alna Center, where Santa Claus and a Christmas Market await. Soak in the family-friendly yuletide joy, and don't forget to bring your list for a visit with St. Nicholas himself!

Boothbay Festival of Lights - Gingerbread Spectacular, Boothbay Harbor,ME

December 16, 2023 at 11:00am
Celebrate the holiday season and all its spectacular traditions at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House, located at 86 Townsend Avenue. Come marvel at the amazing gingerbread houses and castles created by professional and amateur bakers alike. Prizes will be awarded in several categories, including Most Spectacular, Best Representation of a Local Landmark and more. Join in and create your own entry for the Spectacular!

The Polar Express Train Ride, Portland,ME

December 17, 2023 at 1:30pm
Join the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum on December 17 for an unforgettable holiday event! Take a magical train ride from Ocean Gateway Terminal building on Portland's waterfront straight to the North Pole. Enjoy delicious treats and caroling on the journey, and make memories that will last a lifetime!

Concert - Christmas with Kennerley, Portland,ME

December 19, 2023 at 7:00pm
Come join James Kennerley, one of the top organists in the world, at Merrill Auditorium for a magical Christmas experience. Enjoy familiar holiday songs, choirs, gorgeous brass music, and the iconic Kotzschmar Organ. Get ready to be delighted and amazed during Christmas with Kennerley!

Frank Brockman Gallery Holiday Show, Brunswick,ME

December 23, 2023 at 12:00pm
On December 23, 2023, the Frank Brockman Gallery in Brunswick, ME will be celebrating the holiday season with the "Potato Chips and Ginger Ale" Holiday Show. The show will feature an array of artwork in honor of the gallery owner's little sister, with works inspired by her love of potato chips and ginger ale. The show will run through the end of December.

A Christmas Carol, Dover Foxcroft,ME

December 23, 2023 at 7:00pm
The Center Theatre for the Performing Arts in Dover Foxcroft is excited to present an evening of holiday cheer with the Slightly Off-Center Players' production of A Christmas Carol. Adapted by Dani Maupin and directed by Patrick Myers, guests of all ages are invited to join this family-friendly event. Don't miss out on this timeless classic and generous sponsors' performances.

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