December 7-9, 2018
Visit Freeport presents one of Maine's most popular holiday celebrations. The weekend kicks off Friday night with a Parade of Lights down Main Street, and the fun continues all weekend with a Holiday Ho Ho Hoedown, free horse drawn wagon rides, visits with Santa, a talking Christmas Tree and much more!
EVENTS ALL WEEKEND – Check back as we update the schedule!
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Freeport's Famous Talking Christmas Tree
FRI 6:30pm – 8pm | SAT 10am – 4pm | SUN 10am – 4pm
On the corner of Main & Bow St.
The joyful spirit of the holidays brings our Christmas Tree to life! See the wonder on children's faces as they chat with our twinkling tree. Our heartfelt thanks to Gene & Barbara Reaves for their beautiful Balsam Fir.
Holiday Decorating Contest
FRI, SAT, SUN | ALL DAY | Town-Wide
Experience the great displays & vote for your favorite at facebook.com/freeportmaine!
Discovery Forest & Warming Hut at L.L.Bean
FRI, SAT, SUN | 9am – 9pm | Discovery Park
Follow the paths through hundreds of fresh-cut evergreens and thousands of twinkling lights, leading to our festive and cozy warming yurt.
Model Train Village at L.L.Bean
FRI, SAT, SUN | 9am – 9pm | Kids' Department
Discover an idyllic model train village, complete with a letter-writing station. Look out for one extra-special train headed straight for Santa in the North Pole. Created by the Boothbay Railway Village.
Free Mulled Cider at SKORDO
FRI, SAT, SUN | 2pm – 4pm | 32 Main St.
Enjoy a free cup of mulled apple cider while you browse! All sales on the 7th-9th qualify you to win a basket of SKORDO goodies, too!
Free Tastings at Casco Bay Cutlery & Kitchenware
SAT & SUN | Hours TBD | 5 Depot St #11
Event details TBD
British Goods Tasting at Bridgham & Cook.
SAT & SUN | 10am – 1pm | 123 Main St.
Serving teas & assorted biscuits, scones & other holiday favorites from the the UK.
Visits with Santa & His Reindeer at L.L.Bean
FRI 4pm -7pm | SAT & SUN | 11am – 4pm | Discovery Park
The perfect time for kids to share what's on their list! Snap a photo with the jolly old elf. Plus, Santa's arrival wouldn't be complete without his reindeer. Look for them just outside the red barn.
Festive Music at L.L.Bean
FRI 5pm, 7pm | SAT & SUN 12pm, 2pm | Discovery Park
Enjoy a variety of live and recorded music as we celebrate the season.
FREE Old-Fashioned Horse Drawn Wagon Rides at L.L.Bean
SAT & SUN | 3pm – 6pm | Main St. in front of the L.L.Bean Flagship Store
Take in the festive lights of Freeport village at a slower pace. Last ride leaves at 6pm
Make Your Own Cozy Cottage at Wilbur's of Maine Chocolate Confections
SAT & SUN | 9:30am, 11am, 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm | 174 Lower Main St.
The popular Cozy Cottage has returned for another season! Bring your family to our factory to assemble & decorate a chocolate house! You must call to reserve your time slot. Seating is EXTREMELY limited this year so call early! Please have the number of people in your party ready when you call. Cost is $27 per house. 207-865-4071
Friday, December 7
Visit Freeport's Parade of Lights
6:00pm | Main St. from Maple Ave. to Grove St.
RAIN OR SHINE! See Main St. come alive with twinkling lights & song. Concludes with Santa bringing Freeport's Talking Christmas Tree to life! Click here to enter your business or group into the parade!
Free Cookies & Hot Cocoa at Freeport Community Services
6:30pm | 53 Depot St.
Stop by after the parade to warm up & enjoy complimentary cookies & hot cocoa!
Holly Jolly Movie Night at L.L.Bean
7pm | Camping Atrium in Flagship Store
Enjoy great family holiday favorites every week throughout Northern Lights!
Saturday, December 8
Night Tree hosted at Wolfe's Neck Center
9am – 2pm | 184 Burnett Rd.
A holiday tradition inspired by Eve Bunting's Night Tree, a story about a family that feeds the forest animals by making decorations for a special tree. Each hour during the day, we'll read the story and decorate pinecones with birdseed, popcorn, & dried fruit. Then we'll all take a short hike on the trails to leave these tasty treats in our woods for the animals.
Tote Bag Painting at L.L.Bean
10am | Camping Atrium in Flagship Store
The class is only $59 which includes a 2 hour paint session and a large L.L.Bean Boat and Tote with your own design to take home! Please call 1-877-755-2326 option 6 to reserve your spot today. Spaces are limited!
Holiday Movie at the Nordica Theatre
10am | Nordica Theatre on Depot St.
Come for a special showing of the Polar Express! For admission to the movie simply bring a food donation with you for the Freeport Community Services Backpack Program.
American Bead Collection Trunk Show at R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers
10am – 6pm | 13 Middle St #1
Fun, specials, sales, new releases, refreshments & more!
Art, Craft & Vintage Market at The Harraseeket Grange
11am – 3pm | 13 Elm St.
Home made Ceramics, Handmade Bags, Gift Cards, Scarfs, dogs stuff, granola, vintage items and more! We hope to see you there!
Kid's Crafts at L.L.Bean
11am – 2pm | Kids' Department
Join us for a fun project.
Cozy Kids Story Time at L.L.Bean
7pm | Fireplace on Hunting Store Mezzanine
Put on your favorite PJs and get cozy in front of the fireplace. After story time meet L.L.Bear and get a family photo.
Maine Makers HOME Event at L.L.Bean
10am-4pm | L.L.Bean Home Store
Join us for a unique holiday shopping experience! The Home Store will be featuring their made-in-Maine products and offering a host of different activities and food. You will be sure to find something special for everyone on your holiday list!
27th Annual Worldwide Tuba Concert
2pm | Freeport Performing Arts Center on Holbrook St. | Free Admission
An annual music concert in cities worldwide celebrating those who play, teach & compose music for instruments in the tuba family.
Holiday Ho Ho Hoedown
6:30pm – 10pm | 13 Elm St., Freeport Harraseeket Grange Hall
Presented by Visit Freeport, enjoy a night of foot-stompin' bluegrass music by The Kevin Midgley Players and Erica Brown & the Bluegrass Connection, as well as rib-stickin' bbq and libations by Gritty McDuff's. $25, 21+ event, ID required. Cash bar. Tickets are available at visitfreeport.com!
Sunday, December 9
Family Yoga at L.L.Bean
10am | Camping Atrium in Flagship Store
This is a time for families to strengthen their bonds while strengthening their bodies. Designed for all levels and ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Fat Bike Demo at L.L.Bean
1pm | Bike, Boat, and Ski Store
Come Meet Santa at Wilbur's of Maine Chocolate Confections
2pm-4pm |174 Lower Main St.
Santa Claus is coming to town! Bring your littles to Wilbur's for a nice QUIET, stress-free visit with Santa! Don't battle the malls, come down to the edge of town for a quick sit on Santa's lap! As always this event is FREE and photos are encouraged!
Friday, 07 December, 2018
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