Southern Maine Seacoast December Holiday Fun!

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine NH and Maine Broker

Christmas Tree on a Dock in Maine

Tis the season for all kinds of fun things centering around the holidays here in the Seacoast areas of southern Maine and New Hampshire.  We've got all kinds of fairs and festivals, Christmas and Holiday parades, tree lighting ceremonies, even visits with Santa. 

We have all kinds of fairs and festivals this coming weekend in the towns of Kittery, Eliot, York, South Berwick, Ogunquit, and Wells, so make sure to check out this list for a sampling of fairs.  Stock up handmade crafts, baked goods, jewelry, art and more.....perfect for gift-giving or keeping for yourself.

After this weekend's fairs are over, you'll still have plenty of more fun things to take part in! 

Holiday Candles and Centerpieces

~~ Nov. 29 through Dec. 9 - "Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport Maine", all kinds of entertaining fun events for the whole family taking place throughout the entire village of KennebunkportPlease check out the link for the schedule of events and descriptions, plus this is a gorgeous website with beautiful pictures! 

  • Dec. 1 - "3rd Annual Festival of Gingerbread Houses" at the York Public Library in the center of York.

  • Dec. 1 - "Breakfast with Santa" from 8am to 11am at the Eliot Elementary School in Eliot.  Have pictures taken with Santa, write Christmas wish letters.

  • Dec. 1 - "Tree Lighting Ceremony" in Hammond Park at 6pm in Eliot.  Enjoy a visit from Santa and a sing-a-long with the Marshwood High School Choir.

  • Dec. 1 - "Annual Holiday Parade" starting at 3pm at Post Office Square through downtown Kittery.  This year's theme is "A Tree-Mendous Holiday".

  • Dec. 1 - "Breakfast with Santa & Holiday Stories" from 8am to 10am at the York Public Library in York.

  • Dec. 1 - "Festival of Lights Parade", starting at 4:30pm in the center of York Village.

  • Dec. 1 - "Old York Historical Society's Christmas Tea" at Jefferds Tavern from noon to 3:30pm, York.

  • Dec. 1 - "8th Annual Women's Holiday Art Sale" from 10am to 3pm in the South Berwick Town Hall Auditorium in South Berwick.

  • Dec. 2 - "Nutcracker with Ballet New England", 2pm at the York High School Auditorium in York.

  • Dec. 7 through 9 - "Christmas by the Sea" concerts, hayrides, craft fairs, chowder and chocolate fest, visits with Santa, tree lighting, carols, pancake breakfast and more.  All activities located through the village in Ogunquit.

  • Dec. 9 - "24th Annual Southern Maine Christmas Parade" starting at 2pm at the Wells Plaza in Wells.  This year's theme is "The Night Before Christmas".

    Christmas Lights at Nubble Lighthouse - York Maine

    Don't forget to take time to some time to check out the Nubble Lighthouse all lit up for the holidays - it's absolutely beautiful at night with the lights on!

In addition to all these fun December Holiday events, make sure to check out the list of Holiday Fairs and Festivals in the Maine & NH Seacoast areas.  Most of them are on December 1st - have fun!

 ~~ Photo Courtesy of Jim Walline

          Have fun and enjoy each of these wonderful events! I wish you the happiest of holidays!!

                                                                         Ann Cummings Portsmouth New Hampshire REALTOR


To learn more about the Seacoast areas of Maine and New Hampshire, be sure to check out my Community Tours, and the information links below.  And if you're interested in exploring buying a home here in the beautiful Seacoast area, I'd be more than happy to offer you my services.  I LOVE this area, and I bet you will, too!

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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
So many events much to do...and that lighthouse is just soooo beautiful!
Nov 27, 2007 12:40 PM #4
Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Hi Monika - I've a feeling all you have to do is ask....  ;-)    Did you check out that website?  So many really fun things packed into that.  And the Prelude up in Kennebunkport is just beautiful - check out that website.  The website alone is gorgeous!

Gail - the Christmas holidays up here in NH and Maine really are like things out of storybooks.   And even pictures sometimes just do don't it justice.  But I will certainly try so that those of you who aren't able to be here or live here to experience it all firsthand will be able to see what we are so fortunate to enjoy.

Lisa - when you do come visit, you must make sure we know in advance so we can get a group together, and so we can plan time to show off this fabulous area!  Isn't that lighthouse beautiful?  You really should see it in person - even prettier, and if there's snow out there, it's just so beautiful!

Sally - that lighthouse is pretty all year-round, but it's really special all lit up like that during the holidays.

Many thanks for these wonderful comments!

Nov 27, 2007 01:01 PM #5
Neal Bloom
Brokered by eXp Realty LLC - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate
Nice Job Ann.
Nov 27, 2007 01:04 PM #6
Robert Hammerstein -201-315-8618
Christie's International Real Estate - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

You better believe we will!  Sounds so wonderful!


Thanks Ann.

Nov 27, 2007 01:11 PM #7
Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Hi Neal - thanks!

Hi Lisa - looking forward to that time - hope it's sometime soon!


Nov 27, 2007 02:07 PM #8
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
Ann...I'm exhausted already and it's not even December!
Nov 27, 2007 02:19 PM #9
Linda Scanlan
A Fan of AR - Burleson, TX
Ann, I absolutely LOVE that lighthouse!!! I mean, what else would you do with a lighthouse than light it up? LOL   It's gorgeous! Between you and Monika I can't believe I don't have my bags packed yet!
Nov 27, 2007 03:07 PM #10
Jeff Belonger
Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc - Cherry Hill, NJ
The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans

Ann.... damn, don't you guys in Portsmouth take a break at least once during a full week.  lol   It's great that you have so many wonderful activities. I just so love Christmas time, the snow, and the decorations...oh yea, and the music.  Thanks for sharing this.

jeff belonger
Nov 27, 2007 04:09 PM #11
Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate
Once I got past the leaning Christmas Tree on the peer, good stuff. LOL
Nov 27, 2007 09:27 PM #12
Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Hey Joan - too funny!  Just wait till December actually gets here!  ;-)

Hi Linda - well get a move on and get those bags packed and on your way up here!  To see that lighthouse all lit up in person is just beautiful.  It's a pretty sight all the time, but with the Christmas lights on, it's really very special.

Hi Jeff - no way!  We don't want to waste any time not having fun!!  I love Christmas, too - family times, sharing & caring, all the decorations and festivities, and I really love the music.  Christmas music is so timeless.

Hey Missy - that tree is leaning just a tad isn't it? 

Many thanks for all your comments!

Nov 27, 2007 09:32 PM #13
Boston, MA

Ann - Looks like alot of fun.  I guess you'll be busy all weekend!!  Happy Holidays!

(Thanks for commenting on my "Eastman in Grantham, NH - Great Family Vacation Location" post.)

Nov 27, 2007 09:39 PM #14
Jay McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Exeter, NH
Real Estate Broker
That's the first photo I have seen of Nubble Light all lit up. Pretty cool.
Nov 27, 2007 10:02 PM #15
Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Hi Martin - oh yes, we'll be running all weekend with all this stuff going on!  And you're welcome - that was a very nice post you wrote about that area.

Hey Jay - you and Monika should take a drive up to see it at night.  Of course, with it getting dark so early now, you could see it late afternoon/early evening and then go out to eat.  It's really beautiful, looking at across that little channel of water, all lit up - well worth a drive to see it.

Thanks for the comments!

Nov 27, 2007 10:15 PM #16
Jim Crawford
Maximum One Executive REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
Great page!  This is great material for Localism!
Nov 28, 2007 01:16 AM #17
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
Ann, Your place is certainly full of wonderful things to do and see!  I wish I could find nearly the amount of things out here that you have going on; sure makes me want to come up and see it!
Nov 28, 2007 07:36 AM #18
Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Hi Jim - nice to see you!  And thanks for the comment!

Hi Carole - we do always seem to have a ton of things going on, and quite a variety, too.  Come on up!!


Nov 28, 2007 08:37 AM #19
Lysa Napolitano
Daytona Beach, FL
Ann, I bet you have snow too... sigh...  I really miss up east this time of year! Shop for me too?
Dec 02, 2007 09:44 AM #20
Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Hey Lysa - no snow yet, but we apparently have some on the way tonight and most of tomorrow.  I'd send you some but I suspect by the time it actually got to you, all you'd get is a soggy box.....

Shop for you, you bet!!!   ;-)


Dec 02, 2007 10:33 AM #21
Liz Foley
Keller Williams Realty - The Steven Chicoine Team - Sanford, ME
Cheerfully serving your real estate needs!
Ok, Anne what's going on in Portsmouth for New Years???  :)  And, uh, did you HAVE to say we didn't gave snow yet back on the 2nd?  Bet you're regretting opening THAT door!  Liz
Dec 29, 2007 01:07 PM #22
Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Hey Liz - got a post going up today on Portsmouth's New Year's Eve events!  And yep, I certainly am wishing I hadn't said that!  WAY TOO MUCH already, that's for sure!

Happy New Year!!

Dec 30, 2007 12:32 AM #23
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