There’s nothing quite as warm, cozy, and Norman Rockwell-esque as Christmas in Maine—and Maine’s rich Christmas traditions are a big reason why! Each year, Mainers strive to make the season “merry and bright” by putting our very own stamp on a very special season. Here are 5 Maine Christmas traditions that will help you do the same!
1. Cut your own Christmas tree at a local tree farm!
If you’re thinking, “Just like Chevy Chase’s family in Christmas Vacation?” Luckily, we have something else in mind! Your family’s search can be a fun-filled, unforgettable outing - free of major mishaps. Some tree farms even offer additional activities, like sleigh rides and visits from Santa!
Here’s a list of “pick your own Christmas tree” farms in Maine.
2. Attend a wonderful Christmas concert!
Maine has a long tradition of live folk, classical, pop, seafaring, and jazz music. Throughout the month of December, you and your loved ones can delight in Christmas concerts across the state, including the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s beloved “The Magic of Christmas” concert. Be enchanted by beloved classics from Handel, Schubert, Vivaldi, John Williams, and more!
For a complete list of 2019 Christmas concerts in Maine, ask our friends at Google.
3. Visit a Maine holiday crafts fair!
Down-home craftspeople and artisans are a HUGE part of our Maine Christmas traditions! This holiday season, you and family can enjoy a wide range of holiday craft fairs, including the highly popular, 27th Annual Last-Minute Christmas Craft Show.
This local crafts far is hosted on December 21 and December 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Augusta Armory.
4. Go on a sleigh ride!
Each year, Santa goes “dashing through the snow” in a sleigh, and now—right here in Maine—you can too! Delight in the joy and wonder of this magical Christmastime experience at Carousel House Farm, Winterberry Farmstand, and a host of other locations!
5. Visit Santa Claus at Kringleville!
Each weekend from Thanksgiving to Christmas, thousands of Maine families delight in going downtown Waterville’s Castonguay Square to meet Ol’ Kris Kringle (AKA Santa Claus), and experience the holiday magic of Kringleville.
Each child who visits will receive a free storybook, courtesy of the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce. Presented by the Children’s Discovery Museum.
For more information, please visit kringleville.org.
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