Christmas Prelude

Join us for Kennebunkport’s 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! Visit during the midweeks and enjoy special overnight rates. The Nonantum’s 12 Days of Christmas includes a variety of events:

Dinner Theatre featuring scenes from the Nutcracker
performed by the young actors & actresses from River Tree Arts
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 5:30-7:30pm
A significant portion of the proceeds will be donated to River Tree Arts

Tree Lighting Dinner
Friday, Dec. 4, 5:30-9pm
Watch as Kennebunkport kicks off Christmas Prelude with the tree lighting in Dock Square. Then join us for a special holiday menu and live entertainment. Reservations recommended: 207-967-4050

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. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. A portion of the proceeds go the HB Fuel Fund. 

Prelude Luncheon
Saturday, Dec. 5, 11am-2:30pm
Enjoy a buffet of holiday comfort foods and live entertainment. View the Menu
Adults $16, Children 12 and under $8

Prelude Dinner
Saturday, Dec. 5, 5:30-9pm
Enjoy a special holiday menu and live entertainment.
Reservations recommended: 207-967-4050.

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 *Sold Out*
Sunday, Dec. 6, 5:30-9:30pm
and second smaller group 4:30-8:30pm
A festive holiday tasting tour with stops at various Kennebunkport area restaurants.

Cookie Crawl

Twelfth Night
performed by the kids of MaineStage Shakespeare
Monday, Dec. 7th, 6-7pm
open to the public, donations welcome

*New* Fire + Ice VIP Pre-Night
Thursday, Dec. 10th, 5-10pm
Join us for an exclusive evening of over-the-top holiday foods, flaming desserts, signature cocktails and dancing to the big band in the Ballroom. More Details. View the Menu
Reserve Your Seat!

6th Annual
Fire + Ice

Friday & Saturday, Dec. 11 & 12, 5-10pm *SOLD OUT!*
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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Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday, Dec. 12, 11am-2:30pm
Featuring over 30 local artists and craftsmen, jewelry makers, clothing designers, specialty food shops and more!

Prelude Luncheon
Saturday, Dec. 12, 11am-2:30pm
Enjoy a buffet of holiday comfort foods and live entertainment. View the Menu
Adults $16, Children 12 and under $8

Free InTown Trolley shuttle from Dock Square
Round trips running 10am-5pm, Saturday, Dec. 12

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.