Winter Fun – Top Ten Festivals

Ten Maine Holiday Festivals

Maine Winter Celebrations & Holiday Festivals

Winters in Maine can get very cold. Many people have a tendency to “hibernate” until spring. The holidays are back and Maine hosts a myriad of fun activities for the whole family! Here are TEN holiday festivals and fireworks shows this holiday season. Ask us about Maine Weddings or share your Maine wedding comments. To feature your Maine wedding or honeymoon venue, contact us.

Maine Winter Festivals



kennebunk inn
The Kennebunk Inn, 45 Main Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043 | 207-985-3351
If you are searching for an historic inn with affordable class and fabulous food in southern coastal Maine - The Kennebunk Inn is the place. Beautiful beaches, nature preserves, museums, galleries, antique shops, and more. We look forward to sharing our special place in the land of the pointed firs.
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DiMillos Restaurant on the Water
DiMillo's on the Water, 25 Long Wharf, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-772-2216
DiMillo's is where you'll dine on lobster, clams, shrimp, scallops and fish that are absolutely the freshest on the waterfront and prepared with ingredients that enhance rather than disguise their flavors. The perfect place for dinner, weddings, parties and office functions. Simplicity, freshness and quality are the recipe for DiMillo's amazing menu choices since 1954.
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Maine Diner Wells Maine
Maine Diner, 2265 Post Road (US Route 1),Wells, ME 04090 | 207-646-4441
Featured on "The Today Show", Phantom Gourmet, Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" and others. Maine blueberry pancakes, pies, lunch and dinner specials and more. World Famous Food Like Grandma Used To Make. Try Maine Diner's famous Lobster Pie, Seafood Chowder, Codfish Cakes. Breakfast anytime. Remember the Maine Gift Shoppe, Maine Products. Open Daily at 7AM..
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Beachmere Inn Ogunquit Maine
Beachmere Inn, 62 Beachmere Place, Ogunquit, ME 03907 | 207-646-2021
Ocean front accommodations in the heart of Ogunquit on the Marginal Way with breathtaking ocean views. Luxury suites and unique rooms, fireplaces, kitchenettes, private balconies or patios. Enjoy an on-site spa, exercise room and hot tub. Reception rooms for weddings, meetings and events. Beachmere Inn is a leader in guest services, event coordination and hospitality. A stunning location perfect for weddings, elopements, vow renewals, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers and even bachelor - bachelorette weekend getaways. Open year round. Walk to everything in town or enjoy drinks from our ocean view Blue Bistro.
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Stones Throw Hotel York Beach Maine
Stones Throw Hotel, 123 Long Beach Ave, York ME 03909 | 207-361-3116
Stones Throw offers the perfect Maine beach vacation. Located on Long Sands Beach in York Maine. Stones is your one stop Maine coast vacation destination. Oceanfront rooms. Maine Lodging and Casual Dining - with a luxurious view and scrumptious food! Specialty cocktails, Serving Breakfast and Lunch. Open 7 Days a Week - Hours Subject to Change.
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The Burleigh at the Kennebunkport Inn
The Burleigh at Kennebunkport Inn, One Dock Square, Kennebunkport, ME 04046 | 800-248-2621
The Burleigh – Kennebunkport’s hottest new restaurant. The Burleigh Menu features the freshest Maine seafood including signature dishes, blue cheese Maine mussels, garlic shrimp, bourbon roasted half chicken, and bacon-creamed corn. With its lively bar, spacious outdoor deck and cozy fireplace, The Burleigh is one of Kennebunkport’s premier nightspots, drawing in diners seeking creative cocktails, live music, and a social, energetic vibe.
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The Boathouse Kennebunkport
The Boathouse, 21 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport, ME 04046 | 207-967-8223
The Boathouse Restaurant has a “classic Maine” menu that focuses on fresh seafood with a sprinkling of Asian influences. Signature dishes such as Seared Shrimp and Scallops with Lobster Fried Rice and Lobster Spring Rolls are on the menu. The waterfront restaurant, located on the Kennebunk River just steps from Dock Square, features both indoor and outdoor dining areas. Reservations are accepted for indoor dining room seating. Outside seating is on a first come, first serve basis only. Serving Lunch and Dinner daily.
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Ocean Restaurant at The Cape Arundel Inn & Resort
Ocean Restaurant at Cape Arundel Inn & Resort, 208 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport, ME 04046 | 855-346-5700
Aptly named, Ocean is located within the Cape Arundel Inn & Resort, Kennebunkport’s beautiful oceanfront inn, with panoramic windows offering 180 degree views of the Atlantic. Ocean is the ideal venue to enjoy a memorable meal or cocktails and bites at the bar. Ocean’s menu features ocean inspired fine cuisine, beautifully presented and enhanced by the fresh sea air and stunning scenery.
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Earth Restaurant at Hidden Pond Maine
Hidden Pond, 354 Goose Rocks Road, Kennebunkport, ME 04046 | 207-967-6550
The cuisine at Earth takes advantage of the bounty of the property’s 800 square-foot organic farm, where herbs, flowers, and heirloom vegetables are picked daily. Earth’s “farm-to-fork” menu is comprised of house-made pastas, cheeses, breads, charcuterie and desserts with locally sourced meats and seafood.
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The Burleigh at the Kennebunkport Inn
The Burleigh at Kennebunkport Inn, One Dock Square, Kennebunkport, ME 04046 | 800-248-2621
The Burleigh – Kennebunkport’s hottest new restaurant. The Burleigh Menu features the freshest Maine seafood including signature dishes, blue cheese Maine mussels, garlic shrimp, bourbon roasted half chicken, and bacon-creamed corn. With its lively bar, spacious outdoor deck and cozy fireplace, The Burleigh is one of Kennebunkport’s premier nightspots, drawing in diners seeking creative cocktails, live music, and a social, energetic vibe.
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Tides Beach Club Resort
The Tides Beach Club, 254 Kings Highway, Kennebunkport, ME 04046 | 855-632-3224
Just steps away from Goose Rocks Beach, Local seafood is the focal point of the menu at the Tides Beach Club with native Maine classics getting top billing. Stop in to try the pan-seared salmon with red quinoa, Maine crab cakes, and lobster rolls served either hot with lemon butter or chilled with garlic aioli. Or slide up to the bar to partake in specialty cocktails infused with fresh juices, fruits and herbs, New England artisanal beers and an extensive wine list.
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Ocean Restaurant at The Cape Arundel Inn & Resort
Ocean Restaurant at Cape Arundel Inn & Resort, 208 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport, ME 04046 | 855-346-5700
Aptly named, Ocean is located within the Cape Arundel Inn & Resort, Kennebunkport’s beautiful oceanfront inn, with panoramic windows offering 180 degree views of the Atlantic. Ocean is the ideal venue to enjoy a memorable meal or cocktails and bites at the bar. Ocean’s menu features ocean inspired fine cuisine, beautifully presented and enhanced by the fresh sea air and stunning scenery.
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Christmas Prelude
Kennebunkport, ME

Come and join this huge event with tons to do such as shopping, tours, inns, arts and crafts, tree lighting ceremony, food and much more!
Celebrate the Season By the Sea
Old Orchard Beach, ME

Old Orchard will offer a tree lighting event with free horse drawn hay wagon rides, face painting, entertainment, hot chocolate and food. Frosty, Rudolph, and Santa’s head Elf are on hand. There will be a Bonfire with caroling on the beach and a holiday bazaar. Have your picture take with Santa and Mrs. Claus who arrive on a fire engine making this a very special tradition and holiday event. Stay in a quaint Southern Maine inn and experience the magic of the holidays in Old Orchard Beach.
Rockland Festival of Lights
Rockland, ME

Santa arrives by Coast Guard boat at Public Landing in Rockland, Historic Inns – Holiday Open Houses, Lobster Trap Tree Lighting Ceremony, Downtown Parade of Lights, family pancake breakfast with Santa, children’s activities, Santa’s Workshop, Gallery Night, horse-drawn carriage rides, Santa’s mailbox, carolers, special events, extended shopping hours.
Festival of Trees
Farmington, ME

Sponsored by the local Rotary Club, the annual Farmington Festival of Trees is a great chance to both witness Christmas tree lighting and purchase your own Christmas Trees to benefit the Farmington Maine Rotary. This event is held on the first Saturday in December each year.
Southern Maine Christmas Parade
Wells, ME

Join in on the fun at the annual Wells Christmas Parade. Step off at 2 o’clock.
New Year’s Celebration
Bethel, ME

This is a wonderful annual event. Ring in the New Year with music, comedy, magic, food and bell ringing at midnight at historic Bethel Hill Village.
Christmas Celebration
Southwest Harbor, ME

Come and join the folks in Southwest Harbor for this much-anticipated annual holiday event! Participants enjoy the lighting of the tree, a bonfire and tractor rides, as well as tasty refreshments and a visit from Santa himself! This is a great opportunity to get some last minute Christmas shopping done in the downtown area and children can get their photos taken with Santa.
New Years By the Bay
Belfast, ME

Belfast’s New Years By the Bay celebrates by ringing in the New Year as a community each year! Come join the folks in Downtown Belfast for the celebration. NYBB hosts a series of performances by various entertainers at multiple venues throughout the city. Performers include Mimes, Belly Dancers, Musicians, Comedians, Storytellers, Fiddlers and much, much, more!
L.L. Bean Northern Lights
Freeport, Maine

Sponsored by L.L. Bean and held at their Freeport, ME facility, the annual Northern Lights celebration is loaded with great holiday activities for the whole family. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride, enjoy carolers, product demonstrations, live entertainment and hands-on childern’s crafts – all under the twinkling display of Christmas lights and decorations.
Annual Tree Lighting
Portland, Maine

Celebrate the start of the holiday season in Portland’s Monument Square with live entertainment, including Rick Charette, members of the Portland Conservatory of Music and dancers from Maine State Ballet company. Be sure to stop by the Portland Library for their Open House, grab some refreshements and check out the book sale.

 

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