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 mulled cider in hand while we make our way down to the beach just slightly within the smell and reach of the salty ocean spray of the Atlantic Ocean. We can also keep warm by the Bonfire while caroling waiting for the Christmas Tree Lighting and the start of the Christmas Holiday Madness.
The month of November begins slowly, but Thanksgiving weekend is usually the start of Christmas Holiday Madness that is filled with activities that mark the beginning of the Holiday Season here in Maine. Tree lighting ceremonies, Cape Neddick Nubble Light-House lighting, Rockland Lobster Trap Tree Lighting Ceremonies, Ogunquit chowder chocolate fest, holiday craft fairs, and Christmas shopping events, begin to take place in many towns and cities in Maine. When December rolls in more Christmas fairs and bazaars, old fashioned carriage rides, holiday food and craft fair shows, Holiday Mansion tours, frosty and Rudolph figures, Historic Homes, Santa parades, face-painting and holiday plays, musicals, concerts are among the annual December activities and events in Maine.
Capture the spirit and feel of Christmas while attending some of Maine’s wonderful Christmas Holiday Events
Portland Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony – November 26, 5:30PM, Monument Square
Rockland Festival of Lights Celebration – Nov 26 thru Nov 28 2010 Downtown Rockland
Saco Museum Festival of Trees – Nov 26 thru Dec 31, 2010 Saco Museum and Dyer Library Saco
Cape Neddick Lighting of the Nubble Light – Nov 27, 2010 – Dec 31 Cape Neddick
Christmas in Kennebunk Celebration – Nov 27, 2010. Kennebunk’s Downtown Plaza..
Caribou Tree Lighting & Santa Parade – Nov 27, 2010 Downtown Caribou
Gorham Tree Lighting and Light Parade – Nov 28, 2010 Main Street Gorham
Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport Dec 02 thru Dec 12, 2010 Kennebunkport
Freeport Sparkle Weekend – Dec 03 thru Dec 05, 2010 Downtown Freeport
Old Orchard Beach Christmas by the Sea – Dec 05, 2010 Town Square
Ogunquit Christmas by the Sea Celebration – Dec 10 thru Dec 12, 2010 Downtown Ogunquit