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 Sunday-Thursday nights.

2016 Tentative Schedule of Events:

Tree Lighting Dinner
Friday, Dec. 2, 5:30-9pm
Watch as Kennebunkport kicks off Christmas Prelude with the tree lighting in Dock Square. Then join us in 95 Ocean restaurant for a special holiday menu and live entertainment. Reservations recommended: 207-967-4050

Trolley holiday

Free InTown Trolley shuttle to/from Dock Square
Round trips running 10am-5pm, Saturday, Dec. 3

Prelude Luncheon
Saturday, Dec. 3, 11am-2:30pm
Enjoy a buffet of holiday comfort foods and live entertainment.
Adults $16, Children 12 and under $8

Breakfast with Mrs. Claus and the Elves
Sunday, Dec. 4, 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.  

Cookie Crawl
Monday-Thursday, Dec. 5-8th
at your leisure between 11am-4pm
Take a sweet stroll down Ocean Avenue from The Nonantum to The Breakwater, Dannah, The Yachtsman, Captain Fairfield Inn, Captain Lord Mansion* and Wendy Webster Good Fine Art to taste various holiday cookies – then vote on your favorite! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Good Shepherd Food Bank. Tickets $10pp – purchase at The Nonantum. *(Captain Lord Mansion 1-3pm only)

7th Annual
Fire + Ice

Friday & Saturday, Dec. 9 & 10, 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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Gingerbread House Making
Saturday, Dec. 10, 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 Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce. A portion of the proceeds will benefit a local charity. 

Prelude Luncheon
Saturday, Dec. 10, 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 to/from Dock Square
Round trips running 10am-5pm, Saturday, Dec. 10

Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus
Sunday, Dec. 11, 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.

*For a full listing of events happening in and around Kennebunkport,
visit www.ChristmasPrelude.com