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Region: The Maine Beaches
Activities: Holiday celebration, sightseeing, shopping, dining
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 christmasprelude.com.
From Ellsworth: 184 Miles
From Bangor: 158 Miles
From Lewiston/Auburn: 60 Miles
From Portland: 30 Miles