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Christmas Prelude

Stay with for the famous Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude. Our Christmas Prelude Spree by the Sea Shopping Packages Includes:

Christmas Prelude SignOur Christmas Prelude Package Includes:
  2 Nights Lodging
  2 Continental Breakfasts
  Dinner for Two Valid at area restaurants ($30 Certificate) valid at participating Package Partner Restaurants
  Special 1pm Late Check Out
(Not valid for Friday or Sat Check outs)
 
Easy access to all of nearby Kennebunkport's great events
  Over $500 in Discount Coupons to nearby Kittery Shopping Outlet's

All for only $72 to 85 per person for 2-Nights!

You can stay in Kennebunkport and pay double or triple that or you can stay with us 15 minutes away for these great prices!

Kennebunkport's Christmas Prelude
Nov 29 - Dec 9, 2018

Highlight Events

First Family Exhibit White ColumnsChristmas House Tours of White Columns –
White Columns is the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. The house tour talks of the history of Kennebunkport, the history of the house and the Perkins family. White Columns is elaborately decorated for the Christmas season and a not to be missed look at a Victorian Christmas. Admission $10 for non-members, free for members. Learn More: www.kennebunkporthistoricalsociety.com

Tree Lighting Ceremony in Dock Square –
Tree Lighting Ceremony in Dock Square officially begins the season. Join in Christmas caroling with the Kennebunk High School Chamber Choir, directed by Nathan Menifield. Sponsored by Kennebunk Savings Bank.

Cape Porpoise Lobster Trap Tree Lighting
Cape Porpoise Square – Kennebunkport ‘s most original holiday decoration will be officially lit in Cape Porpoise Square. Join in the caroling with The Church on the Cape Choir. Refreshments served at Cape Porpoise Fire Station. Sponsored by KBA members Cape Porpoise Kitchen and Farm + Table.

Blueberry Pancake Breakfast –
Start the day with a full breakfast of blueberry or chocolate chip pancakes at the Washington Hose Fire Company, Lower Village, Kennebunk. Proceeds help to support scholarships, training and equipment for the volunteer fire company.

Atlantic Hall Prelude Fair –
Featuring a wide variety of crafts, art work, and collectibles by local artists, including photography, jewelry, paintings, quilts, antiques and oriental rugs PLUS our popular Silent Auction and Chowder Luncheon.

Lobster TreeCape Porpoise Christmas Fair –
Church On the Cape – Christmas craft tables, bake shop, cookie sale, knitted items and Christmas gifts!

American Legion Christmas Craft Fair –
American Legion Hall Featuring a wide variety of crafts by Maine artisans, gift baskets, baked goods, raffles, silent auction, and more. Presented by the American Legion Kennebunkport Memorial Post #159, across from the Kennebunkport Police Department.

Annual Holiday Fair at The Center –
Please join us for our annual Holiday Fair featuring wreaths with hand-tied bows and some with extra decorations, sprays with bows and shells, boxwood trees, handmade ornaments, lovely hostess gifts, and more.

Holiday Craft Fair at Consolidated School –
A tradition for 30 years, this fair features a wide variety of crafts by local artisans. Presented by Kennebunkport Parks & Recreation. $1 donation to benefit local children.

“Mainely Unique” Annual Craft Fair – South Church Community House

A Taste of Maine at Christmas –
Cape Porpoise Kitchen. Meet Kelts Gordon, Chef/Founder of Kennebunkport Sauce Company, a purveyor of locally made Wild Maine Blueberry Sauces and Condiments that will spice up your holiday feast. Sample grilled meats and fresh seafood dressed up for the holidays with a taste of wild Maine blueberries. Kennebunkport Sauce Company’s line of BBQ Sauces, Dressings & Glazes are made with wild Maine blueberries and are gluten free and fat free. The locally made sauces make great stocking stuffers for the grill master or cook on your list.

Christmas Fair & Chowder Luncheon –
Lobster roll and chowder luncheon with homemade desserts. Take out or eat in. Cookie walk, bake sale, and greens. Luncheon begins at 11 a.m. Presented by the Ladies Society at First Congregational Church.

IY Santa Hats –
Join the crazy hat brigade by decorating your very own Santa hat at River Tree Arts! We will supply fun and colorful materials for you to create the perfect celebratory holiday hat. Cost: $10 per hat while supplies last!

Prelude Trolley Rides at Seashore Trolley Museum –
Ride in a heated streetcar festooned with holiday greenery through the wintry Maine woods!
No reservations required. Trolley Ride tickets, can be purchased at the door. Admission to the Museum store and Visitor Center is free!

Snowy Christmas TreeChristmas Tree Tour –
Lilybrooke Events Experience the holiday season in the homes of local families and businesses, featuring uniquely decorated trees by homeowners paired with local artists and designers. For Tour & Ticket Information: 207-272-7927 or www.christmastreetour.weebly.com for more information. Day of tickets available at Lilybrooke Events, 127 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport

Christmas House Tours of White Columns –
White Columns is the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. The house tour talks of the history of Kennebunkport, the history of the house and the Perkins family. White Columns is elaborately decorated for the Christmas season and a not to be missed look at a Victorian Christmas. Admission $10 for non-members, free for members. For more information: www.kennebunkporthistoricalsociety.com

Dock SquareMaine Women in the Arts Fine Arts & Crafts Show –
Masonic Lodge Fine arts and crafts by Maine Women in the Arts. Refreshments will be served

The Prelude Holiday Gift Market –
Join us at River Tree Arts for some festive art-filled holiday shopping. Every year, River Tree Arts gallery is transformed in to a holiday wonderland featuring artwork and fine crafts by local artists and artisans. This years featured artists are Marguerite & Eloise Genest. Gift merchandise will include hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, unique hand-woven items, artwork and more. There is something for you and Santaeveryone on your holiday list this season. Each item is specifically selected for this event and priced for gift giving.

Down East Wine Tasting –
Join us at Down East Wine Imports for a Holiday wine tastings with professional wine sales representatives, as well as 2 sommeliers. Commemorative Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude™ tasting glasses available for purchase.

Mrs. Claus’s Children’s Hour – First Family Exhibit White Columns
Join Mrs. Claus at White Columns while she reads to all the children who visit with her. All are welcome!

Annual Hat Parade –
A parade of holiday hats for children and adults led by the Patriot Fife and Drum Duo. Show off your handmade or store bought creations. All hat wearers welcome! Gather at the town parking lot behind Dock Square by 2:45pm. Parade through Dock Square and over the bridge to Best of Everything where prizes will be awarded for various creative categories.

The Sounds of Christmas –
Come hear the songs of the season performed by all the choirs of The Church On the Cape.

The Patriot Fife & Drum Duo –
Pooch ParadeThe Patriot Fife & Drum Duo will stroll through the Dock Square and Lower Village shopping areas for your holiday entertainment.

Firehouse Lobster Supper –
Enjoy your choice of lobsters, steamers, hamburgers or hot dogs with the crew of the Washington Hose Fire Station, Lower Village, Kennebunk. Major credit & debit cards accepted. FMI: 207-967-2347 The Firehouse Lobster Supper has been a Prelude favorite for 36+ years! Proceeds help to support scholarships, training and equipment for the volunteer fire company.

Lower Village Tree Lighting and Christmas Stroll –
Join us at the corner of Christensen Lane and Route 35 for the lighting of the Lower Village Tree with carols by the Kennebunk High School Chamber Choir, directed by Nathan Menifield. Following the lighting, enjoy the traditional stroll to the Franciscan Monastery. Sponsored by KBA member People’s United Bank.

TreeWhite Columns by Candle Light –
Enjoy seeing the house in a new light! White Columns is the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. White Columns is elaborately decorated for the Christmas season and a not to be missed look at a Victorian Christmas. After dark the house is lit by flickering candle light. FMI: 207-967-2751

Christmas Candlelight Caroling at the Franciscan Monastery –
Join the Franciscans at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto on the grounds of St. Anthony’s Monastery for the story of the birth of Jesus interspersed with Christmas songs by candlelight. Presented by St. Anthony’s Monastery and the Secular Franciscan Order. NO parking on property. Sponsored by White Barn Inn.

Christmas Karaoke & DJ –
Sing along to your favorites including Christmas carols at Alisson’s Restaurant, located in the center of Dock Square, Kennebunkport. www.alissons.com.

Breakfast with Mrs. Claus and the Elves -
The Nonantum Resort – A special holiday breakfast buffet hosted by our visitors from the North Pole. Entertainment and souvenir photo provided. Reservations appreciated for parties of 6 or more. 207-967-4050

American Legion Christmas Crafts Fair –
American Legion Hall, 102 Main St., across from the Kennebunkport Police Station. Featuring a wide variety of crafts by Maine artisans, gift baskets, baked goods, raffles, silent auction, and more! Presented by the American Legion Kennebunkport Memorial Post #159

Christmas Prelude KennebunkportCoffee Roasting Demo –
Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks Come experience coffee being roasted in an antique German coffee roaster.

Santa Arrives by Lobster Boat –
After docking at David’s KPT on Ocean Avenue, follow Santa and his Lobster Elves through Dock Square to the Community House on Temple Street for photos. There may be a wait while all children and families have their special time with Santa. Sponsored by KBA member Kennebunkport Resort Collection.

Prelude Family Skate –
Join us at the Waterhouse Center for a night of family fun, free hot cocoa, snacks, live music and more!

SantaHoliday Crafting: Placemats & Holiday Cards –
At River Tree Arts dress up your table with our customized holiday placemats and cards created in this two hour workshop. Examples and ideas will be provided to inspire the artistic process for all students. Bring a friend or bring your kids and enjoy a fun and creative night at River Tree Arts! This is a workshop for adults/young children. Children 10 or younger are welcome to attend with a participating adult.Register Online: www.rivertreearts.org.

Annual Christmas Fireworks Display –
Enjoy our Prelude extravaganza that will take place in the cove and can be viewed from the bridge and surrounding areas. Hats off the Steve Pelkey, Atlas Pyrotechnics of Jaffrey, N.H. and all the KBA members who contributed to make this event possible.

Mrs. Claus’s Children’s Hour –
Join Mrs. Claus at White Columns while she reads to all the children who visit with her. All are welcome!

Fire and IceAnnual Fire + Ice The Nonantum Resort
Blazing Bonfires, Ice Bars & Sculptures, Local Food & Drinks, and Live Music. It’s The Hottest Ticket in Town and the perfect ending to Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude™! Tickets $30 per person – (Adults only, 21+) Purchase tickets online

Mrs ClauseBreakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus – The Nonantum Resort – Bring your child for a special holiday feast hosted by Santa! Enjoy an extensive buffet with specialty treats, plus entertainment and souvenir photo provided. Reservations are appreciated for parties of 6 or more. 207-967-4050

Meet “Dogs of the Kennebunks” Calendar Creator Annie Watts – 8-10amChristmas Prelude Kennebunkport. Digs Divots & Dogs Come meet Annie Watts, creator of the 2017 “Dogs of the Kennebunks” Calendar. All profits from the sale of the calendar will benefit the Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunk.

Pooch ParadePooch Parade - Annual Pooch Parade
Follow the Portland Sea Dog’s Mascot Slugger and your pooches wearing their favorite holiday attire and join in or simply enjoy watching. Parade begins at Consolidated School, School Street/Route 9 east. Strut toward Dock Square to Ocean Avenue & Union Street and finish at the tent at White Columns. Sponsored by KBA member Scalawags Pet Boutique.

Santa Arrives by Fire Engine in Cape Porpoise Square
Meet St Nick at Cape Porpoise Kitchen, Cape Porpoise Square. Photos for children of all ages. Hot chocolate and candy canes aplenty. Sponsored by Cape Porpoise Kitchen.

Most shops remain open for Holiday Shopping through Christmas!

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Kennebunkport's Christmas Prelude is a KBA - Kennebunkport Business Association Event.
All programs and events subject to change without notice.

Christmas Prelude: Nov 29- Dec 9, 2018 - Christmas Prelude Photos

 Most shops remain open for Holiday Shopping through Christmas!

Kennebunkport's Christmas Prelude is a KBA - Kennebunkport Business Association Event. All programs and events subject to change without notice.

Christmas Prelude KennebunkportOur Christmas Prelude Package Includes:
  2 Nights Lodging
  2 Continental Breakfasts
  Dinner for Two Valid at area restaurants ($30 Certificate) valid at participating Package Partner Restaurants
  Special 1pm Late Check Out (Not valid for Friday or Sat Check outs)
  Easy access to all of nearby Kennebunkport's great events
  Over $500 in Discount Coupons to nearby Kittery Shopping Outlet's

All for only $72 to 85 per person for 2-Nights!

You can stay in Kennebunkport and pay double or triple that or you can stay with us 15 minutes away for these great prices! Limited Space still available.

Christmas Prelude

Ogunquit's Christmas by the Sea

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