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Christmas at Victoria Mansion – 2010

Victoria Mansion

Get into the spirit of the holiday season and  tour  Portland’s Victoria Mansion all dressed in holiday garb. The National Historic Landmark, is a Victorian treasure, opened for self-guided tours through Jan. 8 and don’t forget to visit the Carriage House Museum Shop for unique gifts.

Mansion Bedroom

This is the mansion’s 26th year of offering holiday tours, and the theme The Twelve Days Of Christmas  honors that, right down to the silver anniversary accents. Each year, local designers, decorators, and florists transform the mansion into an over-the-top Victorian holiday showcase.

No reservations are necessary for the self-guided tours, offered daily, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Closed  Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Admission: adults $15; AAA/senior (62 and over) $13.50; $7 for Victoria Mansion members; $5 for children (6-17); free for children younger than 6; or $35 family ticket.

Merry Maddness

After visitng Victoria Mansion  join the festivities of grabbing  last-minute Christmas gifts during Merry Madness Night, held in downtown Portland, Maine on Dec 16 from 5:00 PM to 10 00 PM.  The annual event sees participating stores open until 10pm and includes music, food and live entertainment – all you need to be merry!

Christmas By The Sea – Old Orchard Beach Maine

It doesn’t feel like Christmas in Old Orchard Beach Maine until Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at the Chamber of Commerce by Fire Engine. The parade will make its way down Old Orchard Street on the first Sunday in December. The Parade includes Jameson Singers, The salvation Army Brass Band, OOB Loranger Middle School Band, Pets… Continue Reading

Bed and Breakfast Maine – Maine Christmas Tree Farms

For some families – like ours – visiting a local snow covered Christmas tree farm to choose and cut or select your own fresh cut Christmas tree is a yearly quintessential New England tradition that my wife, daughter and I look forward to with great anticipation each year.   Maine’s fragrant balsam firs and Currier and… Continue Reading

Maine Christmas Holiday Events

Our love for the beach and sand need not be packed away in our trunk or closet for the winter along with the shorts, tee-shirts, bathing suits, sandals, flip- flops and memories of the past summer.  We need only to layer ourselves in comfortable soft layers of wool, fleece and down, with hot chocolate or… Continue Reading