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! 

  • Special Weekday Overnight Rates starting at $149! 
  • Breakfast served daily
  • Holiday workshops with Nonantum staffers, Mon-Th (TBA) but may include Cookie Decorating with Barbara, Wreath Making with Kim, Bow Making with Michael, Scarf Tying with Paula, Learn How to Mix a Holiday Cocktail with Woz
  • Classic Christmas movies with popcorn, Mon-Th nights for resort guests only

Tree Lighting Ceremony in Dock Square
followed by Holiday Dinner in 95 Ocean

Friday, Dec. 4, 5:30-9pm
 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. 

Trolley holiday

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

Gingerbread House Making

Saturday, Dec. 5, 10:30am-12:30pm
Children and adults alike will love making their own gingerbread houses with plenty of frosting, sprinkles and festive holiday decorations! $2 per person; ages 2 and under free. Reservations requested. A portion of the proceeds go to a local non-profit. 

Prelude Luncheon

Saturday, Dec. 5, 11am-2:30pm
Enjoy lovingly prepared comfort food and live holiday entertainment. Adults $16, Children 12 and under $8.

Breakfast with Mrs. Claus and the Elves

Sunday, Dec. 6, 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 via Trolley

Sunday, Dec. 6, 5:30-9:30pm
Join in a festive holiday progressive dinner via trolley with stops and courses at various Kennebunkport area restaurants. Along the ride, take in the beautiful tree lightings and decorations. 
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Cookie Crawl

Fire + Ice VIP Pre-Night

Thursday, Dec. 10th, 5-10pm
Join us for a new exclusive evening with champagne, dinner and dancing.
Seating is limited. More Details

6th Annual
Fire + Ice 

Friday & Saturday, Dec. 11 & 12, 5-10pm
Blazing Bonfires, Ice Bars & Sculptures, Local Food & Drinks, and Live Music. 
It's The Hottest Ticket in Town and the perfect ending to Kennebunkport's Christmas Prelude!
 (Adults only, 21+)
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Free InTown Trolley shuttle to/from Dock Square 
Round trips running 10am-5pm, Saturday, Dec. 12

Holiday Craft Fair

Saturday, Dec. 12, 11am-2:30pm
Featuring over 30 local crafters, artists and specialty food vendors. Gift wrapping services also available, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Maine Children's Cancer Program. 

Prelude Luncheon

Saturday, Dec. 12, 11am-2:30pm
Enjoy lovingly prepared comfort food and live holiday entertainment. Adults $16, Children 12 and under $8.

Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Sunday, Dec. 13, 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!

Other Local Events

 Check out the full schedule of Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude events at:

Nonantum Staff Prelude Picks 2014:

Holiday Shopping opportunities abound in Dock Square, Lower Village, and beyond!

Shipyard Prelude Ale Release Party | Thursday, Dec. 3, 4-7pm
Federal Jack’s Brew Pub

Deck The Halls Tours of White Columns (Kennebunkport Historical Society house) 
Dec. 4-12th daily 10am-8pm (excluding Sunday) 
& Candle Light Tours 6-8pm Fri’s & Sat’s

Seashore Trolley Museum Holiday Rides | Fridays 1-3:30pm, Saturdays
& Sundays 10am-3:30pm + Golden Chariot evening rides 5pm Fridays

Live Nativity at South Congregational Church
Friday, Dec. 4, 6pm

Christmas Tree Tour | Saturday, Dec. 5, 10am-5pm
Benefit for Kennebunk High School class of 2017

Prelude Wine Tastings | Saturdays, Dec. 5 & 11, 1-5pm
Down East Wine Imports

Hat Parade | Saturday, Dec. 5, 3pm

Christmas Candlelight Caroling at the Franciscan Monastery 
Saturday, Dec. 5, 6:30pm

Santa Arrives by Lobster Boat | Sunday, Dec. 6, 2pm
David’s KPT/The Boathouse

Christmas Fireworks Display! | Friday, Dec. 11, 6:15pm

Seaside Santa Dash | Saturday, Dec. 12, 10am
10K Race, 5K Run/Walk, 1K Elf Dash along the beach in Santa suits!

The Walk to Bethlehem | Saturday, Dec. 12, 4:30pm
Candlelight procession to follow Mary and Joseph as they seek shelter at
three historic inns, starting at Captain Lord Mansion.

Pooch Parade | Sunday, Dec. 13, 11am
From Consolidated School to Scalawags Pet Boutique “After-Pawty”

Santa Arrives by Fire Engine in Cape Porpoise Square 
Sunday, Dec. 13, 2pm