Christmas Prelude

Join us for Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude! The first two weeks in December are filled with holiday shopping, tree lightings, trolley rides, craft fairs, caroling and nativities, and even Santa coming in on a lobster boat! Discover why Kennebunkport was voted the #2 Christmas Town in America by HGTV. It's a holiday celebration not to be missed! Plenty of cheer and family fun for all ages!

The Nonantum's 12 Days of Christmas!

Festive holiday cheer abounds at The Nonantum! 

  • Holiday workshops with Nonantum staffers: Cookie Decorating (Th 12/4), Wreath Decorating & Bow Making (Mon 12/8), Scarf Tying (Tue 12/9), Learn How to Mix a Holiday Cocktail (Th 12/11). All 2-4pm.
  • Afternoon Tea 3-4pm Mon-Th. Free for resort guests. Open the general public $10. Proceeds will go to a local charity.
  • Special Weekday Overnight Rates 12/3-4 & 7-11 starting at $99! 
  • Breakfast served daily
  • Classic Christmas movies each night with popcorn

Tues, Dec 2 - The Santa Claus
Wed, Dec 3 - The Grinch
Thurs, Dec 4 - A Christmas Carol
Fri, Dec 5 - Charlie Brown's Christmas, Frosty & Rudolph
Sat, Dec 6 - Miracle on 34th Street
Sun, Dec 7 - It's a Wonderful Life
Mon, Dec 8 - Polar Express
Tues, Dec 9 - Home Alone
Wed, Dec 10 - White Christmas
Thurs, Dec 11 - A Christmas Story
Fri, Dec 12 - Elf
Sat, Dec 13 - National Lampoons Christmas Vacation

Tree Lighting Ceremony in Dock Square

Friday, Dec. 5, 5:30pm
 Join in Christmas caroling in the town center as Kennebunkport kicks off the holiday season. Then head to the award-winning 95 Ocean restaurant at The Nonantum for a special dinner menu and live holiday entertainment. Reservations recommended. 207-967-4050

Free InTown Trolley shuttle from Dock Square 
Round trips running 10am-5pm, Saturday, Dec. 6

Gingerbread House Making

Saturday, Dec. 6, 11am-1pm
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 

Prelude Luncheon

Saturday, Dec. 6, 11am-2:30pm
Comfort food lovingly prepared by our own Maine Chef of the Year, plus live holiday entertainment by pianist Matt Fogg. View the menu hereAdults $16, Children 12 and under $8.

Breakfast with Mrs. Claus and the Elves

Sunday, Dec. 7, 8-11am
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. 

Progressive Dinner

Sunday, Dec. 7, 5:30pm
Join in a festive holiday progressive dinner via trolley including Striper's restaurant, the Edgewater Inn, Pier 77 in Cape Porpoise, Abbondante in Kennebunk, and 95 Ocean at The Nonantum. Take in the beautiful tree lightings and decorations along the ride. $65 per person. Tickets should be purchased in advance by calling The Nonantum.

Cookie Crawl 

Monday-Thursday, Dec 8-11 from 11am-4pm at your leisure
Take a sweet stroll down Ocean Avenue, from The Nonantum to The Breakwater, 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.

Frozen Family Fun Night

Wednesday, Dec. 10th,  5-7pm
Join us and River Tree Arts for a family-friendly evening filled with sing-alongs, princesses and snowmen (costumes encouraged!), winter themed arts & crafts, ballet performance, buffet dinner including kids’ favorites, S’mores Under the Stars, fire baton twirlers, and a special preview of our ice sculptures which will be on display during Fire + Ice! $20 Adults / $10 Children 12 and under / Kids 2 and under free. Click here to reserve

5th Annual Fire + Ice

Friday & Saturday, Dec. 12 & 13, 5-10pm
Blazing Bonfires, Ice Bars & Sculptures, Local Food & Drinks, and Live Music by the Tony Boffa Band. It's The Hottest Ticket in Town! and the perfect ending to Kennebunkport's Christmas Prelude.
$25 pp (Adults only 21+)
Click Here to Buy Tickets 

Free InTown Trolley shuttle to/from Dock Square 
Round trips running 10am-5pm, Saturday, Dec. 13

Holiday Craft Fair

Saturday, Dec. 13, 11am-2:30pm
Featuring over 30 local crafters, artists and specialty food vendors. Gift wrapping services also available. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Maine Children's Cancer Program. 

Prelude Luncheon

Saturday, Dec. 13, 11am-2:30pm
Our Maine Chef of the Year serves up comfort food to complement the live holiday entertainment provided by pianist Matt Fogg. View the menu hereAdults $16, Children 12 and under $8.

Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Sunday, Dec. 14, 8-11am 
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.

Frozen Family Fun Night Ice Carving

Happy Holidays from The Nonantum Resort Family!