Kennebunkport and Kennebunk know how to party…. in all seasons. For New Years, the holiday decorations are up, and the beautiful seaside village in snow and lights and bright red bows bustles for the last night of the year – with cheer! New Years Eve is a fun festive time to be out and about in Kport and Lower Village Kennebunk.
Looking for a party in the Port? Here are just a few fun happenings over New Years Eve.
Maine & Vine pours bubbly for a NYE Champagne and Sparkling Wine tasting. We love Maine & Vine, formerly Down East Wine, for their knowledgeable and passionate pours! Stop in for some popping good times and tastes, and stock up on your favorite toasting bottles for New Year’s.
Boathouse Waterfront Hotel and Bar typically hosts a Rock the Boat New Year’s Eve! Full raw bar, food stations, dancing, photo booth, & champagne toast at midnight, tickets $100, Dec 31 8pm- 1am.
Stripers Waterside Restaurant at The Breakwater Inn & Spa has a fantastic New Years Eve menu, serving from 6-10pm, $65 per person for a three-course menu, make reservations and taste their Exec Chef Nick Burgess’ creations while overlooking the glittery moonlight on the Kennebunk River.
Alisson’s has a NYE party traditionally, not fancy but fun! Alisson’s then wraps for a winter break – typically reopen in February.
Kennebunkport Inn’s Burleigh has NYE with live music New Years Eve led by the talented Beau Dalleo, and his NYE collaborative band Lion Heart. Party is 8PM, with music, cocktails, dancing, food and fun until the Ball drops in New York City, Champagne toast at midnight!
Pilot House is the usual stuff, New Years is no different…maybe just a little late. Fun, food, friends, frosty drinks and some music.
Pedro’s has a NYE party with a live band playing 9pm.
Old Vines is closed NYE and New year’s day!
For a family friendly New Year’s Eve, downtown Kennebunk hosts its annual Blueberry Drop (Maine’s version of a Times Square ball drop – Maine humor) at 9 p.m for the kids at Waterhouse Center with music by locals. The Waterhouse ice rink will be open 6-10 pm for skating. The Brick Store Museum often offer tours and a classic movie. The midnight Blueberry Drop is at the United Universalist Church, descending from the church’s bell tower. Cheers Kennebunk
In the New Year, Old Vines Wine Bar has their usual great wine and cocktails specials and tapas style treats, plus a rocking late night DJ dance party certain Mondays after 9pm. Also, save the date for Avalanche at Old Vines Avalanche Party in February- sounds like a chillin’ thrillin’ good time!
For a refreshingly good time, how about a New Year’s dip in the Atlantic? This year’s 19th Annual Atlantic Plunge – Freezin’ For A Reason takes place on January 4, 11am Gooch’s Beach Kennebunk. This chilly Polar Plunge event is typically held New Year’s Day, Register for this refreshing swim, registration fee is $25.
Hotels and inns like Kennebunkports Captains Collection and Seaside Inn located right on Kennebunk Beach, and Breakwater Inn and Spa, have great quiet season rates and romance packages as we head into a new year, so folks from away should come here!
Happy New Year and Cheers Kennebunkport! Soon it will be February is For Lovers when we Paint the Town Red!
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