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Winter Holidays in Maine

Maine’s natural winter landscape of pine-dense forests and soft, fluffy snow makes for a picture-perfect holiday season and when you add in our festive events and programs, the winter holidays look even brighter in Maine.

Get into the holiday spirit with a visit to Prelude in Kennebunkport with seaside sleigh rides, caroling and craft fairs and many other activities to ring in the season. Christmas By the Sea is not to be missed in Ogunquit! This weekend of holiday fun and cheer starts off with two tree lightings, complete with cookies and drinks, a community holiday party and ends with a holiday bazaar, free kids’ ornament and card making, wine tasting, Christmas Parade and so much more.

Shop for the perfect gift in the charming town of Freeport – with more than 120 shops and boutiques and plenty of delicious restaurants to revive your tired feet and empty bellies. Enjoy Freeport’s Annual Sparkle Celebration with free horse-drawn wagon rides, visits with Santa and many other festive activities.

Bundle up your family to hunt for the perfect Christmas tree on one of the many Choose & Cut tree farms – a favorite holiday activity in Maine.

Several Maine historic houses dress up for the holidays and invite guests over. Stroll through a historic holiday with a visit to Christmas in Olde New England at the Wadsworth-Longfellow House in Portland for a special holiday tour. The Bethel Historical Society’s Christmas at the Mason House reenacts a candlelit Christmas at the Dr. Moses Mason House. Built in 1813, the Mason House is one of the finest Federalist homes in the region. Portland’s stately Victoria Mansion gets all dressed up in Christmas finery for Christmas at Victoria Mansion. This year, the theme is ‘Ghosts of Christmas Past,’ celebrating the unique nostalgia of the season. The Italian Villa-style mansion opened in the 1860s and, despite its grandness, was built for only two people.

Spend your holidays in Maine – where winter is magical!

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