Official Tourism Site for the Greater Portland Region of Maine


follow us on Twitter follow us on Facebook Follow us on YouTube Follow us on Instantgram Follow us on Pinterest
Official Tourism Site of Greater Portland Maine
Slide backgroundVisit Portland Fairs & Festivals
Slide backgroundVisit Portland Fairs & Festivals
207-772-5800 |

Sparkle Weekend

Freeport’s Town-Wide Holiday Kick-off

Visitors seeking a town-wide holiday celebration in a Maine seaside village will find it at Freeport’s Sparkle Celebration. Each year, FreeportUSA presents one of Maine’s most popular holiday celebrations, Sparkle Celebration. The event kicks off in Freeport with a Parade of Lights down Main Street to wake up the famous Talking Christmas Tree. The fun continues all weekend with loads of free events and activities including visits with Santa, horse drawn carriage rides, a Holiday Movie Marathon, festive rides aboard the Amtrak Downeaster, a Tuba Christmas Concert and more! Best of all – it’s all free!

Parade down the streets of Freeport with friends, family, and the local community.

Visitors will enjoy great events, activities, and shopping throughout the weekend. Coinciding with Sparkle Weekend is L.L.Bean's Northern Lights Celebration, bigger and better than ever. Once the Talking Tree on Main Street is brought to life, children delight in asking the Tree questions and hearing the unique responses. Jump on to a horse drawn carriage for a tour of the village starting in front of the L.L.Bean Flagship Store on Main Street. The whole family will enjoy taking photos in front of whimsical backdrops at L.L.Bean.

The talking tree will put a smile on your kids' faces.

In addition to ongoing events, the weekend is studded with highlights. Visit for an updated schedule of events. Bring your list and find something for everyone – all while strolling through our charming Maine village, and tucking in to playfully decorated shops teaming with great deals.

Printed from
207-772-5800 |