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Freeport Sparkle Celebation

Various Locations

Freeport, ME 04032

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!

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

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!

Sunday, 09 December, 2018


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