Who’s Open For The Holidays

Who’s Open For The Holidays

Businesses open for the holidays in Portland, Maine

Restaurants, Shops, and Stays, oh my!

Greater Portland is a magical place to visit any season, but our snow-dusted cobblestone streets and glittering winter lights come alive over the holidays. From performances of the Nutcracker to symphonic renditions of holiday classics, there is a little something for everyone over the holidays. Visit a decked-up Victoria Mansion if you a history buff or bring the kiddos to the Polar Express for a family friendly getaway.

Stay tuned to find all the shops, restaurants, and attractions open over the holidays.


Tours scheduled almost everyday until Thanksgiving. Then offering private tours only, from Thanksgiving until spring.

Portland by the Foot

Experience unforgettable storytelling—rich with heart, humor, and humanity—on a walking tour with Maine’s top-rated guide!


Served up buffet style with seatings available on Resy. Open from 12pm-6pm.

Salt Yard Café & Bar

Industrial-chic all-day café and restaurant with a menu that evolves as the day unfolds, located at the Canopy Portland Waterfront hotel.


Offering a Thanksgiving buffet ($75 per person) in Winslow Homer, their junior ballroom. There will be two seatings: 11:00AM + 1:30PM. To book call Food & Beverage Manager, Shantia Austin at 207-517-8827 or email at shantia.austin@aimhosp.com. Bar will remain open until 5PM after Thanksgiving Buffet reservations.

Congress Squared

Serving creative, craveable cuisine in a comfortable, casual dining atmosphere, located at Westin Portland Harborview.


View menu here. For reservations, call 207.799.5400 to book. They will be closed on Christmas and open from 11:30 to 9 on Christmas Eve.

Saltwater Grille

Situated directly on the picturesque Casco Bay, Saltwater Grille offers scenic views and showcases the Portland skyline as its backdrop.


Open from 5:00pm – 10:00 pm.

Top of the East at Westin Portland Harborview

Enjoy panoramic city views of Portland from our indoor, rooftop bar at the top of the Westin Portland Harborview.


Inn by the Sea will be open everyday during the holidays. Sea Glass will be operating on Christmas day with breakfast from 7:30 to 10:00 AM, and will serve Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day from 1 to 7 PM. New year’s Eve dinner in Sea Glass will be from 5 PM to 9 PM, Brunch will be served everyday during Christmas week (except Christmas Day) from 7:30AM to 3 PM, with normal dinner hours from 5 PM to 8PM, and brunch will be served on New Year’s Day from 7:30 AM to 3 PM. Reservations and more information for all meal periods at 207.799.3134

Inn by the Sea

Luxury resort on Southern Maine Coast with spectacular ocean views. Full-service Spa & Sea Glass Restaurant.


Thursday-Saturday 12-5 PM

Closed Thanksgiving
Open Black Friday
Closed Christmas Eve and Day
Closing December 23rd for the winter, reopening in March. 
Open all year for Curbside Delivery & Private Parties.

Geary Brewing Company

New England’s 1st Craft Brewery! Taste the brews that started it all. Visit our tasting room and beer garden.


Christmas Celebration: Saturday December 17th 12 noon to 4PM Holiday House Tours with refreshments and music

Tate House Museum

This Georgian house connects people to colonial roots and helps discover the relevance of history to our lives.


Black Friday: 12-8 PM
Christmas Eve: 12-8 PM
New Years Day: 11 AM-6 PM

Urban Farm Fermentory

UFF creates craft kombucha, gruit/beer, mead, cider, and jun and specializes in centering locally foraged and farmed ingredients.


Muse Paintbar will be open in December Tuesdays through Sundays, in the afternoons and evenings. We will be closed on 12/24 and 12/25 for the holidays.

Muse Paintbar

You’ve found the premier paint and sip experience! Follow along with an instructor to turn your blank canvas into a work of art at Muse Paintbar.


Open year-round and every day except holidays with 2 tours offered; their 10:00 historical walk and 10:30 Old Port culinary walking tour, both ideal for hearty Mainers!

Maine Day Ventures

Highly interactive tours that will educate and entertain you all along the way. Foodie tours, history tours, and more!


Special Holiday Classes: 

Goat Yoga: 
-Dec 17th @ 10am 
-Jan 1st @ 12:30am (New Year’s Day class)

Park Yoga: 
– Dec 19th @ 10am (Day Hanukkah Begins)

Ashley Flowers Yoga

Take your yoga journey into the great outdoors with a variety of unique outdoor yoga options, offered all year long.


Open for Christmas Eve Prime Rib Dinner. Reservations required.

Open New Year’s Eve! Ring in the New Year with a special 5-course dinner ($175 per person) featuring truffles, caviar, foie gras and a glass of champagne! Reservations required.


New Portland restaurant with a classic waterfront dining room, housed in a restored historic maritime building.

Stay tuned for more! We will be adding more as the holidays approach. If you have anything to add, please email us at news@visitportland.com to be included.