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Christmas Prelude

Location: Kennebunkport
Region: The Maine Beaches
Activities: Holiday celebration, sightseeing, shopping, dining
Family Friendly
Dogs allowed but must be leashed in town

Kennebunkport is one of the best Christmas towns in the world and this year’s Christmas Prelude activities will delight the entire family. Stroll through the weekend outdoor Christmas Market, while admiring the town’s fantastic decorations and enjoy some of the best shopping and eating around.

Stay in one of the cozy hotels, inns and B&Bs–all accommodations will be among the safest in the country, as the Kennebunkport community adheres to the very high safety standards of the Kennebunkport Promise.

For those who can’t make it to town, a new virtual Prelude celebration will kick off festivities on Dec. 3. Bring the magic of Christmas into your home via Zoom including a tree lighting, carol singing, Santa reading to the children, and watch the Prelude Hat Parade and the awards being given to the best hats and best-dressed pooches.

For the full schedule of activities, visit

Driving Distance:

From Ellsworth: 184 Miles
From Bangor: 158 Miles
From Lewiston/Auburn: 60 Miles
From Portland: 30 Miles

Businesses & Organizations

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  • Discover the best food and drink Maine has to offer through exhibits, events, classes and, of course, your sense of taste!

    Phone: 207-558-5772


    Address: 506 Old Bath Rd. , Wiscasset

    Farm Stands and Farmer's Markets Classes and Workshops Fairs and Festivals
  • Snow Pond Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit, located on a 40-acre campus along the shores of Lake Messalonskee in Central Maine. Snow Pond is a community center and home to the New England Music Camp, Snow Pond Music Festival.

    Phone: 844-476-6976


    Address: 8 Goldenrod Lane , Sidney

    Fairs and Festivals Art and Craft Performing Arts
  • Maine Craft Retail Gallery + Resource Center

    Phone: 207-808-8184


    Address: 521 Congress Street , Portland

    Gifts Galleries and Studios Arts, Crafts and Furnishings
  • Hello! We're Robert (Espo) and Wendy Esposito. We own and operate Unity Pond Pottery just north of Unity, Maine.

    Phone: (207) 948-2400


    Address: 222 Bangor Rd. , Unity

    Gifts Galleries and Studios Arts, Crafts and Furnishings
  • Since 1988 Mainely Pottery owners Jamie Oates and Jeannette Faunce continue to showcase handmade pottery from small studio Maine potters which has grown to 30 potters with continuous new deliveries.

    Phone: (207) 338-1108


    Address: 181 Searsport Ave. , Belfast

    Gifts Galleries and Studios Arts, Crafts and Furnishings
  • Hand made Period Reproduction and Custom Furniture.

    Phone: 508-612-8742


    Address: 308 East Main Street , Searsport

    Galleries and Studios Arts, Crafts and Furnishings

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