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Kennebunkports Christmas Prelude

Christmas Prelude Photos  l  Top 10 Christmas Towns in America by HGTV See Video l Cool Yule” as seen in Yankee Magazine

Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude Packages: Nonantum Resort l Rhumb Line Resort l Seaside Inn l Captain Lord Mansion l Breakwater Inn and Spa l The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel

Kennebunkports Christmas PreludeKennebunkport’s “Christmas Prelude” is the ultimate seaside holiday celebration and a great way to kick off the Christmas season. Prelude will remind you of Christmas’ of the past, when the whole town is transformed with bright lights, bows and boughs and everyone comes together to celebrate this festive time.

The Christmas Prelude celebration began in 1982 and has since become one of the most popular annual events in Kennebunkport. Visitors come from all over the world to take part in festive activities for all ages. The celebrations start off with the Dock Square tree lighting, where everyone gathers around as carolers take the stage to sing our favorite Christmas tunes. Other events include historic house tours, sleigh rides, concerts and more. Kids will love watching Santa arrive in town on a real Maine Lobster Boat!

Kennebunkports Christmas PreludeShoppers will delight in the steals and deals around town, with stores offering great seasonal discounts for those looking to get a jump on their Christmas shopping! Many shop owners and art galleries will even serve up cookies and fresh cider to warm up visitors as they browse. There are also several local craft fairs that offer unique and hand made gifts from local artisans.

With so many festive ways to celebrate the holiday season, it is no wonder that Christmas Prelude has gained a large amount of media attention. HGTV recently featured the annual Kennebunkport celebration as the “#2 Christmas Town in America.” Prelude celebrations have even begun spreading to nearby towns Kennebunk and Cape Porpoise, which constructs a Christmas tree made out of lobster traps!

Kennebunkport is the perfect place to kick off the holiday season, with many local lodging properties offering great specials and package deals for an affordable getaway. Read on to view the schedule of events and plan your Christmas Prelude celebration today!

Christmas Prelude Schedule
December 3 - 13, 2015

(a KBA Event - Below is actually the 2014 schedule. Schedule subject to change without notice)
Christmas Prelude Photos

Below is the 2014 Schedule - 2015 should be very similar

Tuesday, December 01
Tuesday, December 02, 2014 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Snowflake Ornament Workshop - DIY Handcrafted Beaded Snowflake Ornaments Jewelry Party, with Emma Alexander. Use wire & dazzling beads to create your own custom ornament. Additional kits will be available for purchase. $30

First Family Exhibit White ColumnsWednesday, December 02
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 - Sunday, December 14, 2014 07:30 am - 09:00 pm
The Nonantum Resort's - 12 Days of Christmas!

Thursday, December 03
Thursday, December 04, 2014 - Monday, December 15, 2014 07:30 am - 09:00 pm
The
Nonantum Resort's - 12 Days of Christmas!

Thursday, December 04, 2014 10:00 am - 08:00 pm
Prelude Presents & Paintings: Under $200 Art Work & Artisan Gallery - River Tree Arts

Thursday, December 04, 2014 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Prelude Kick-Off & Shopping Event - River Tree Arts - Free gift-wrapping with any gift gallery purchase. Beer tasting, light refeshments, RTA tree lighting & cheer.

Thursday, December 04, 2014 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Maine Women in the Arts Pre-Prelude Show Opening - Masonic Lodge - Fine arts and crafts by MWA. Refreshments will be served. Masonic Lodge, corner of Temple and North streets.

Thursday, December 04, 2014 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Bah Humbug Painting Party - Alissons - Join us for our Paint Nite Party in our upstairs dining room overlooking Dock Square. Create a take-home "Grinch" canvas while enjoying a cocktail with friends! Visit www.paintnite.com to get your tickets today! Space is limited.

Christmas Prelude SignFriday, December 04
Friday, December 05, 2014 06:30 am - 05:00 pm
"Chocolate Chaud" French Hot Chocolate Service - Mornings in Paris  - Come sip and savor the season the way Parisians do! Chocolat Chaud will be served up throughout Prelude. Come learn its history and how it gets its signature richness.

Friday, December 05, 2014 - Tuesday, December 16, 2014 07:30 am - 09:00 pm
The
Nonantum Resort's - 12 Days of Christmas!

Friday, December 05, 2014 - Sunday, December 07, 2014 10:00 am - 09:00 pm
Holiday Shopping


Friday, December 05, 2014 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Prelude Presents & Paintings: Under $200 Art Work & Artisan Gallery - River Tree Arts - Featuring pottery, jewelry, house wares,
accessories & artwork created by fine local artisans & priced for gift-giving. Refreshments served.

Friday, December 05, 2014 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Winter Warmers Open House - Cape Porpoise Kitchen - Hot Chocolate, Mulled Cider, Cookies, Gourmet Food tastings, Wine Pairings & Chef Demos.

Friday, December 05, 2014 - Sunday, December 07, 2014 12:00 pm
TreeFestive holiday fare and entertainment throughout the evening at sponsoring inns and restaurants

Friday, December 05, 2014 04:00 pm - 06:30 pm
Fish Chowder Supper - Homemade fish chowder with all the "fixins," American chop suey, biscuits, and hot fudge sundaes at the Wildwood Fire Station, Wildes District Road. Presented by Wildwood Ladies Auxiliary.

Friday, December 05, 2014 05:00 pm
Seashore Trolley Golden Chariot Ride - The Seashore Trolley Museum - After-dark ride in the Museum's most beautiful open car through the wintry Maine woods, followed by a hot toddy or other beverage back at the Visitor Center. Bundle up for a nostalgic and unique experience. This sight-seeing car operated in Montreal from 1906 to 1963. Weather permitting.

Friday, December 05, 2014 05:30 pm
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 KBA member Kennebunk Savings.

Friday, December 05, 2014 06:00 pm
Live Nativity - Right after the tree lighting, join the South Church Youth as they present a Nativity Tableau complete with live animals. Location : South Congregational Church


Friday, December 05, 2014 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
OceanView Properties Open House - Please join us to enjoy the Cape Porpoise Lobster Trap Tree Lighting at the OceanView Properties Annual Open House. Festive beverages and hors d'oeuvres, great company and good cheer!

Friday, December 05, 2014 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm
Cape Porpoise Kitchen - Light Up the Tree in Cape Porpoise - Before, during and after the Lobster Trap Tree lighting in Cape Porpoise, enjoy hot chocolate and mulled cider at KBA member Cape Porpoise Kitchen, Cape Porpoise Square, 207-967-1150.

Friday, December 05, 2014 07:00 pm
Washington Hose Fire Station Bonfire - Warm yourself by the fire while singing Christmas carols and sipping hot chocolate behind Washington Hose Fire Company Station, Route 35, Lower Village. Presented by the Washington Hose Fire Co.
Lobster Tree
Friday, December 05, 2014 07:00 pm
Cape Porpoise Lobster Trap Tree Lighting - 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 compliments of KBA member Bradbury Bros. Market. Sponsored by the Kennebunkport Business Association.

Friday, December 05, 2014 09:00 pm
Christmas Karaoke & DJ - Sing along to your favorites at Alisson's Restaurant, Dock Square

Saturday, December 05
Saturday, December 06, 2014 06:30 am - 05:00 pm
Snowy Christmas Tree"Chocolate Chaud" French Hot Chocolate Service - Mornings in Paris  - Come sip and savor the season the way Parisians do! Chocolat Chaud will be served up throughout Prelude. Come learn its history and how it gets its signature richness.

Saturday, December 06, 2014 07:00 am - 10:00 am
Blueberry Pancake Breakfast - Washington Hose Fire Station - Start the day with a full breakfast of blueberry or chocolate chip pancakes at the Washington Hose Fire Company.

Saturday, December 06, 2014 07:00 am - 02:00 pm
Mothers Club Prelude Fair - Washington Hose Fire Station - Christmas decorations, handmade articles, animal gifts, and more. Washington Hose Fire Station (upstairs), Route 35, Lower Village. Presented by the Kennebunk Lower Village Mothers Club.

Saturday, December 06, 2014 07:45 am - 02:30 pm
Atlantic Hall Prelude Fair - Atlantic Hall Prelude Fair has a wide variety of crafts and collectibles by local artists, including photography, jewelry, quilts, antiques and oriental rugs PLUS a silent auction. Atlantic Hall, in the heart of historic Cape Porpoise Square.

Saturday, December 06, 2014 08:00 am - 03:00 pm
American Legion Christmas Crafts Fair - American Legion Christmas Crafts Fair at the 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 Kennebunkport
Saturday, December 06, 2014 08:30 am - 01:00 pm
Cape Porpoise Christmas Fair - Church on the Cape - You'll want to see these handcrafted holiday items, a full assortment of goods from our Cargo Shop, bake sale, and much more. Church on the Cape, 3 Langsford Road, Cape Porpoise Square.

Saturday, December 06, 2014 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
24th Annual Christmas Fair - Senior Center at Lower Village - featuring balsam wreaths, swags, and sprays with hand-tied bows, boxwood trees, decorative centerpieces, and an array of Christmas items at the Senior Center at Lower Village, 175 Port Road. For more information, call 207-967-8514.

Christmas Prelude KennebunkportSaturday, December 06, 2014 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
"Mainely Unique" Annual Craft Fair - Community House Kennebunkport

Saturday, December 06, 2014 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
Holiday Crafts Fair at the Consolidated School --Holiday Crafts Fair at the Consolidated School, a tradition for almost 30 years. This fair features a wide variety of crafts by local artisans. School Street, Route 9 east. Presented by Kennebunkport Parks and Recreation. $1 donation to benefit area children.

Saturday, December 6th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
4th Annual Prelude Christmas Tree Tour - Visit six stunning homes and participating businesses featuring Christmas trees decorated by area artists and designers. Advance tickets are $20 at area businesses or $25 the day of at the Sugar Shack and tour homes. www.facebook.com/christmastreetour 207-967-9988. Benefitting the Kennebunk High School Class of 2016.

Saturday, December 06, 2014 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Prelude Show of Fine Arts and Crafts - Masonic Lodge

First Family Exhibit White ColumnsSaturday, December 06, 2014 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Lobster Buoy Workshop - River Tree Arts - Decorate your own authentic full-size lobster buoy to keep or give as a Maine-inspired gift.
$20 per buoy, to benefit River Tree Arts nonprofit programs

Saturday, December 06, 2014 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
Holiday Crafts Fair - Village Baptist Church - 6 Maine St. Kennebunkport

Saturday, December 06, 2014 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Seashore Trolley Holiday Rides - Ride the rails on heated streetcars festooned with fresh greenery, through the wintry Maine Woods!

Christmas Prelude KennebunkportSaturday, December 06, 2014 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
5th annual Artisan's Market - Enjoy a Bandaloop-crafted Prelude cocktail while exploring the goods for sale by local artists and artisans.

Saturday, December 06, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Handmade Holiday Cards
- River Tree Arts

Saturday, December 06, 2014 10:00 am - 01:00 pm
Antique Appraisals by Richard Oliver - Hurlbutt Designs - Items appraised by renowned appraiser Richard Oliver for a $10 donation per item. All proceeds to benefit the Hospice of Southern Maine.

Saturday, December 06, 2014 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Christmas Tree Tour - The Sugar Shack - Experience the holiday season in the homes of local families and businesses, featuring uniquely decorated trees by local artists and designers. Kick-off is at 10 a.m. at the Sugar Shack, Lower Village, where maps will be available until 3 p.m. $20 in advance, $25 on day of events. Houses will stay open until 5 p.m. for tours. Benefit for KHS Class of 2016.

Saturday, December 06, 2014 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Free Trolley Shuttle - Sponsored by local businesses and Intown Trolley Company. Enjoy a festive trolley ride through town, with stops at North Street parking lot, Dock Square and sponsoring businesses.

Saturday, December 06, 2014 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
Meet the Artist! Dana Heacock of the Abacus Calendar - Abacaus Gallery

Saturday, December 06, 2014 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
Outdoor Grill & Whoopie Pies - River Tree Arts - All your favorites, grilled outdoors to order: hamburgers, hot dogs, sausages & more. Warm cider & drinks, snacks. Fresh homemade Whoopie Pies too!

Saturday, December 06, 2014 11:00 am - 01:00 pm
Gingerbread House Making - Children and adults alike will love making their own gingerbread houses with plenty of frosting, sprinkles and festive holiday decorations! Sponsored by the York County Coast Star.
$2 per person; ages 2 and under free. Reservations requested. At the Nonantum Resort

Saturday, December 06, 2014 11:00 am - 02:30 pm
Prelude Luncheon- Comfort food lovingly prepared by our own Maine Chef of the Year, plus live holiday entertainment by pianist Matt Fogg. Free trolley service from Dock Square! At the Nonantum Resort

Saturday, December 06, 2014 11:30 am - 01:30 pm
Public Chili Luncheon - Public Chili Luncheon downstairs at South Church Community House, 8 Temple St. Warm up with a warm lunch across from the Post Office. South Congregational Church.

Saturday, December 06, 2014 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Pin the Nose on Rudolph - Every child will get a prize! Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks

Saturday, December 06, 2014 12:00 pm
Festive holiday fare and entertainment throughout the evening at sponsoring inns and restaurants

Saturday, December 06, 2014 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Wooden Sled Ornament Workshop - River Tree Arts - Decorate your own wooden sled ornament as a keepsake of Prelude 2014, or to give as a holiday gift. $3 per ornament, to benefit River Tree Arts nonprofit programming.

Saturday, December 06, 2014 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Prelude Wine Tasting. Down East Wine Imports - $5 for a commemorative Kennebunkport Prelude Wine Glass, and we will have 16 wines to sample at two different stations inside.

Saturday, December 06, 2014 03:00 pm
Ninth 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 2:45. Parade through Dock Square and over the bridge to The Best of Everything where prizes will be awarded for various creative categories. Sponsored by KBA member The Best of Everything.

Saturday, December 06, 2014 04:30 pm - 09:00 pm
Firehouse Lobster Bake - Washington Hose Fire Station - Enjoy your choice of lobsters, steamers, hamburgers or hotdogs with the crew of the Washington Hose Fire Station.

Christmas PreludeSaturday, December 06, 2014 06:30 pm
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. Sponsored by KBA Member The White Barn Inn.

Saturday, December 06, 2014 07:00 pm
Live Music Benefit for Special Surfers - Join us for an evening of live music and dancing at the church of the rising waters! Aquaholics Surf Shop

Saturday, December 06, 2014 09:00 pm
Christmas Karaoke & DJ - Alisson's - Sing along to your favorites at Alisson's Restaurant, Dock Square

Christmas Prelude KennebunkportSunday, December 06
Sunday, December 07, 2014 07:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday morning: religious services at local churches.

Sunday, December 07, 2014 - Thursday, December 18, 2014 07:30 am - 09:00 pm
The
Nonantum Resort's - 12 Days of Christmas!

Sunday, December 07, 2014 08:00 am - 11:00 am
Breakfast with Mrs. Claus and the Elves at the
Nonantum Resort - A special holiday breakfast buffet hosted by our visitors from the North Pole. Entertainment and souvenir photo provided. Adults $20, Children under 12 $10. Reservations appreciated for parties of 6 or more.

Snowy ChristmasSunday, December 07, 2014 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
American Legion Christmas Crafts Fair - at the 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.

Sunday, December 07, 2014 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Seashore Trolley Holiday Rides - The Seashore Trolley Museum - Ride the rails on heated streetcars festooned with fresh greenery, through the wintry Maine Woods!

Sunday, December 07, 2014 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Dock SquarePrelude Presents & Paintings: Under $200 Art Work & Artisan Gallery - River Tree Arts - Featuring pottery, jewelry, housewares, accessories & artwork, created by fine local artisans and proceed for gift-giving.

Sunday, December 07, 2014 11:00 am - 02:00 am
Canine Bliss Calendar Signing with Photographer, Chris Becker - Experience the blissful expressions of dogs as they travel with their head out of the car window as only Chris Becker can capture them. Meet Chris and see his 2015 calendar of canine bliss photographs - Scalawags Pet Boutique

Sunday, December 07, 2014 12:00 pm

Festive holiday fare and entertainment throughout the evening at sponsoring inns and restaurants


Sunday, December 07, 2014 01:30 pmChristmas Prelude Kennebunkport
Kennebunk High School Chamber Choir - Union Square

Sunday, December 07, 2014 02:00 pm
Santa Arrives by Lobster Boat at David's KPT/Boathouse - After docking, follow Santa and his Lobster Elves through Dock Square to the Community House on Temple Street for photo opportunities(There may be a wait while all children and families have their special time with Santa.) Sponsored by KBA members Alano Ltd and Kennebunkport Resort Collection.

Sunday, December 07, 2014 05:30 pm
Progressive Dinner - Join in a festive holiday progressive dinner starting at The Nonantum's 95 Ocean restaurant, then head via Trolley to Striper's, the Edgewater Inn and various area restaurants! Stay tuned for more details... Starting at the Nonantum Resort

Monday, December 07
Monday, December 08, 2014 - Friday, December 19, 2014 07:30 am - 09:00 pm
The
Nonantum Resort's - 12 Days of Christmas!

Monday, December 08, 2014 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
Cookie Crawl - Take a sweet stroll down Ocean Avenue, from The
Nonantum Resort to The Breakwater Inn, The Yachtsman, Capt. Fairfield Inn and beyond to taste various holiday cookies - then vote on your favorite! $10 per person. Half of the proceeds will go to charity. The winning property will choose the local non-profit. Tickets can be purchased at The Nonantum Resort.

Monday, December 08, 2014 -
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Christmas by Candlelight - Maine Stay Inn and Cottages - Take a Candlelight Christmas tour of the four Historic Inns of Kennebunkport from 4-6pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 4-6pm. Refreshments will be served.


Tuesday, December 08
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Prelude Presents & Paintings: Under $200 Art Work & Artisan Gallery - River Tree Arts - Featuring pottery, jewelry, house wares, accessories & artwork, created by fine local artisans and proceed for gift-giving.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
SantaCookie Crawl - The
Nonantum Resort Resort - Take a sweet stroll down Ocean Avenue, from The Nonantum Resort to the Breakwater, the Yachtsman, Capt. Fairfield Inn and beyond. Taste a variety of holiday cookies & vote for your favorite!

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 - Thursday, December 11, 2014 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Christmas by Candlelight - Maine Stay Inn and Cottages - Take a Candlelight Christmas tour of the four Historic Inns of Kennebunkport from 4-6pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 4-6pm. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, December 9
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - Sunday, December 21, 2014 07:30 am - 09:00 pm
The
Nonantum Resort's - 12 Days of Christmas!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Prelude Presents & Paintings: Under $200 Art Work & Artisan Gallery - River Tree Arts - Featuring pottery, jewelry, house wares, accessories & artwork, created by fine local artisans and proceed for gift-giving.

Pooch ParadeWednesday, December 10, 2014 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
Cookie Crawl - Take a sweet stroll down Ocean Avenue, from The Nonantum Resort to The Breakwater Inn, The Yachtsman, Capt. Fairfield Inn and beyond to taste various holiday cookies - then vote on your favorite! $10 per person. Half of the proceeds will go to charity. The winning property will choose the local non-profit. Tickets can be purchased at The Nonantum Resort.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - Friday, December 12, 2014 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Christmas by Candlelight - Maine Stay Inn and Cottages - Take a Candlelight Christmas tour of the four Historic Inns of Kennebunkport from 4-6pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 4-6pm. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
DIY Flared Ring Jewelry Party - River Tree Arts - Learn to hammer & forge as you design & create this one of a kind gift for yourself & a loved one. BYOB if desired. $30 or $50 for 2 people.

Thursday, December 10
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - Monday, December 22, 2014 07:30 am - 09:00 pm
The
Nonantum Resort's - 12 Days of Christmas!

Thursday, December 11, 2014 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Prelude Presents & Paintings: Under $200 Art Work & Artisan Gallery - River Tree Arts - Featuring pottery, jewelry, house wares, accessories & artwork, created by fine local artisans and proceed for gift-giving.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
Cookie Crawl - Take a sweet stroll down Ocean Avenue, from The Nonantum Resort to The Breakwater Inn, The Yachtsman, Capt. Fairfield Inn and beyond to taste various holiday cookies - then vote on your favorite! $10 per person. Half of the proceeds will go to charity. The winning property will choose the local non-profit. Tickets can be purchased at The Nonantum Resort.

White ColumnsFriday, December 11
Friday, December 12, 2014 - Tuesday, December 23, 2014 07:30 am - 09:00 pm
The
Nonantum Resort's - 12 Days of Christmas!

Friday, December 12, 2014 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Prelude Presents & Paintings: Under $200 Art Work & Artisan Gallery - River Tree Arts - Featuring pottery, jewelry, house wares, accessories & artwork, created by fine local artisans and proceed for gift-giving.

Friday, December 12, 2014 12:00 pm
Festive holiday fare and entertainment throughout the evening at sponsoring inns and restaurants

Friday, December 12, 2014 05:00 pm
Seashore Trolley Golden Chariot Ride - After-dark ride in the Museum's most beautiful open car through the wintry Maine woods, followed by a hot toddy or other beverage back at the Visitor Center. Bundle up for a nostalgic and unique experience. This sight-seeing car operated in Montreal from 1906 to 1963. Weather permitting.

Friday, December 12, 2014 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5th Annual Fire + Ice -
Nonantum Resort. Blazing Bonfires, Ice Bars & Sculptures, Local Food, Live Music
The Hottest Ticket in Town! Featuring the Tona Boffa Band. $25 pp (Adults only 21+)

Friday, December 12, 2014 05:30 pm
Tree Lighting Ceremony in Dock Square - Join in Christmas caroling with local talent to begin the finale weekend of festivities as our Christmas Prelude 2014 continues. After the tree lighting, gather in the municipal parking lot behind Alisson's Restaurant, huddle on the causeway, or the surrounding area to view the fourth annual Prelude fireworks display.

Friday, December 12, 2014 06:15 pm
Fourth 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 to Steve Pelkey, Atlas Pyrotechnics of Jaffrey, N.H. and all the KBA members who contributed to make this event possible.

Friday, December 12, 2014 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm
Holiday Concert with MOSAIC Quartet - River Tree Arts - MOSAIC returns to perform an eclectic mix of Christmas pieces featuring voice, mandolin, guitar, $8. Quartet: Karen Stathoplos, Vicki Adams, David O'Brien, Carl Mabee.

Friday, December 12, 2014 09:00 pm
Christmas Karaoke & DJ - Sing along to your favorites at Alisson's Restaurant, Dock Square.

Christmas Prelude KennebunkportSaturday, December 12
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - Wednesday, December 24, 2014 07:30 am - 09:00 pm
The
Nonantum Resort's - 12 Days of Christmas!

Saturday, December 13, 2014 10:00 am
Holiday Shopping all day

Saturday, December 13, 2014 11:00 am - 02:30 pm
Holiday Craft Fair at The Nonantum Resort - Featuring over 30 local crafters, artists and specialty food vendors.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 11:00 am - 02:30 pm
Prelude Luncheon - Nonantum Resort - Our Maine Chef of the Year serves up comfort food to complement the live holiday entertainment provided by pianist Matt Fogg.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 12:00 pm
Festive holiday fare and entertainment throughout the evening at sponsoring inns and restaurants

Saturday, December 13, 2014 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Prelude Wine Tasting - Prelude Wine Tasting. Complimentary wine tasting, with 16 holiday wines to sample at two different stations inside - Down East Wine Imports

Saturday, December 13, 2014 01:30 pm - 03:30 pm
Historic Inns of kennebunkport Open House - Maine Stay Inn and Cottages- Four Historic Inns of Kennebunkport will be splendidly arrayed with holiday decorations. Each will be conducting tours as well as serving seasonal beverages and cookies.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Artist Talk & Demo with Wine Reception - River Tree Arts - Join us in the River Tree Arts Gallery for an interactive artist talk & demo with an RTA exhibiting artist. Wine & refreshments served. Free.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 04:30 pm
The Walk to Bethlehem - River Green - Be part of the candlelight procession that follows Mary and Joseph as they seek shelter at three historic inns only to be turned away and finally shown to a manger; hymns, carols, and scripture readings followed by hot chocolate and Fire and Icecookies. Procession begins at the top of the River Green in front of the Captain Lord Mansion off Ocean Avenue. Sponsored by KBA members The Historic Inns of Kennebunkport.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5th Annual Fire + Ice - Nonantum Resort. Blazing Bonfires, Ice Bars & Sculptures, Local Food, Live Music
The Hottest Ticket in Town! Featuring the Tona Boffa Band. $25 pp (Adults only 21+)

Saturday, December 13, 2014 09:00 pm
Christmas Karaoke & DJ - Sing along to your favorites at Alisson's Restaurant, Dock Square.

Mrs ClauseSunday, December 13
Sunday, December 14, 2014 08:00 am - 11:00 am
Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus -
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. Adults $22, Children under 12 $10. Reservations appreciated for parties of 6 or more.

Sunday, December 14, 2014 11:00 am
Pooch ParadeFourth Annual Pooch Parade - Follow 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 and finish at the tent on Union Street. Sponsored by Scalawags Pet Boutique.

Sunday, December 14, 2014 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Pin the Nose on Rudolph - Every child will win a prize! Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks

Sunday, December 14, 2014 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Pooch Parade After-Pawty at Scalawags Pet BoutiqueSanta

Sunday, December 14, 2014 02:00 pm
Santa Arrives by Fire Engine in Cape Porpoise Square - Meet him at Cape Porpoise Kitchen, Cape Porpoise Square. Photos for children of all ages. Hot chocolate and candy canes aplenty. Sponsored by the Kennebunkport Business Association and KBA member Cape Porpoise Kitchen.

Sunday, December 14, 2014 02:00 pm
Santa Visits Cape Porpoise Kitchen - Cape Porpoise Kitchen - Santa Claus visits with Children of all ages to share hot chocolate & cookies. Chocolate Lollipops for children

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.

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