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Must See Holiday Happenings

5 Things To Do in Greater Portland for the Holiday Season


There’s no place like Portland for the holidays. With it’s dazzling light shows, enchanting city train rides, and winter days full of holiday shopping and tasty treats, no matter how far away you roam you’ll be itching to come back year after year. For more information on upcoming holiday events in Greater Portland, visit our Events Calendar.


Gardens Aglow, Boothbay

Gardens Aglow, Boothbay


Thursday, November 15 - Monday, December 31, 2018

Bundle up and head to Boothbay Harbor for the biggest and brightest light display in the state of Maine. Journey through the brightened pathways of Gardens Aglow - each step unvealing more of the vivid 500,000 LED light display. This annual celebration is located just an hour north of Portland at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

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Monument Square Tree Lighting, Portland

Monument Square Tree Lighting, Portland


Friday, November 23, 2018

Kick-off the holidays in style with the Monument Square Tree Lighting. This immersive festivity takes place in the heart of downtown Portland and gathers both natives and travelers alike to experience local music, horse drawn carriage rides, and plenty of holiday cheer.

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Polar Express, Portland

Polar Express, Portland


Begins Friday, November 23, 2018

All aboard the Polar Express! This fun for the whole family event is returning for it’s 11th season. Ride through Portland on a scenic city train ride while listening to the enchanting story of the Polar Express. Cozy up with your kiddos, a cup of hot chocolate, and some fresh baked cookies as you embark on a  journey to the "North Pole.”

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Christmas Prelude, Kennebunkport

Christmas Prelude, Kennebunkport


Begins Thursday, November 29, 2018

Every year, a holiday spectacular is thrown by the #2 Christmas town in America (Featured on HGTV). The seaside town of Kennebunkport, just 40 minutes south of Portland, is transformed with bright lights, bows, and boughs and keeps the spirit of the holidays alive with two weeks of festive activities from classic caroling to Christmas karaoke.

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Sparkle Celebration, Freeport

Sparkle Celebration, Freeport


Begins Friday, December 7, 2018

If the weather outside is frightful, grab your Bean boots and head to Sparkle Celebration. Freeport is home to outlets, boutiques, and the 24 hour L.L Bean flagship store, but during Sparkle Celebration Freeport lights up with holiday cheer. It kicks off with the Parade of Lights but family fun like Christmas movies and feeding Santa’s reindeer continue all weekend long.

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