Christmas Prelude

Christmas Prelude Christmas Prelude events in Kennebunkport! Join us for the first two weeks in December for 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 with this year’s list of Christmas Prelude events. Visit midweek (Sunday-Thursday nights) and enjoy special overnight rates starting at just $129.00 per night.

Christmas Prelude Events

Prelude Dinner – Tree Lighting

Friday 12/6 – 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Watch as Kennebunkport kicks off Christmas Prelude with the tree lighting in Dock Square. Then join us for a special ala carte holiday menu and live entertainment.
Reservations required: 207-967-4050

Prelude Luncheon

Saturday 12/7 – 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Enjoy a menu filled with holiday comfort foods and live entertainment.
Reservations required: 207-967-4050

Breakfast with Mrs. Claus and the Elves

Sunday 12/8 – 8:00 to 11:00 AM
A special holiday breakfast buffet hosted by our visitors from the North Pole to help make Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport a favorite family tradition. Tickets are $25 for adults, children 12 and under are just $15
Reservations required, 207-967-4050

Christmas in Kennebunkport

Merry Tuba Christmas

Sunday 12/8 – 2:00 to 3:00 PM
Traditional Christmas carols performed by a tuba choir. This lively and entertaining event is free of charge.

Prelude Cookie Crawl

Monday to Thursday 12/9-12 – 12:00 to 4:00 PM
Visit local shops and Inns to sample a holiday cookie and vote for your favorite. Tickets are $10 per person, to be purchased at The Nonantum. Proceeds will benefit a local food pantry.

Santa Sing A Long

Tuesday 12/10 – 3:00 to 6:00 PM
A visit from Jolly Ole St. Nick & Mrs Claus brings seasonal songs, treat buffet, cookie decorating, and a complimentary photo. Tickets are only $5 per person.

Craft Cocktail Class

Wednesday 12/11 – 5:00 to 6:00 PM
Learn to make seasonal cocktails from our mixologists that are sure to impress. Tickets are $35 per person (Adults Only, 21+)
Reservations required: 207-976-4050

Kids Paint Party

Wednesday 12/11 – 3:00 to 5:00 PM
Children between the ages of 6-16 can enjoy a painting class with snacks presented by Barbara Lisa. Tickets are $30 per child.
Reservations required: 207-976-4050

Paint Night

Wednesday 12/11 – 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Learn the craft of painting with Barbara Lisa, a local artist who will be sure to show you some neat tricks of the trade. Tickets are $30 per person (Ages 17+)
Reservations required: 207-976-4050

Progressive Dinner

Thursday 12/12

Friday 12/13 & Saturday 12/14 – 5:00 to 10:00 PM
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+)
Tickets: Friday 12/13 Limited tickets remaining, Saturday 12/14 SOLD OUT!
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Gingerbread House Making

Saturday 12/14 – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Children and adults alike will love making their own gingerbread houses with plenty of frosting, sprinkles and festive holiday decorations! Tickets are $3 per person; ages 2 and under free. Reservations requested 207-967-4050. Sponsored by the Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce. A portion of the proceeds will benefit a local non-profit.
Reservations required 207-967-4050.

Christmas Prelude Events

Prelude Luncheon

Saturday 12/14 – 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Enjoy a menu filled with holiday comfort foods and live entertainment.
Reservations required: 207-967-4050

Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Sunday 12/15 – 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Bring your child for a special holiday feast hosted by Santa! A favorite Christmas Prelude event every year. Enjoy an extensive buffet with specialty treats. Tickets are $35 for adults, children 12 and under are just $15
Reservations required, 207-967-4050

Kennebunkport Prelude Events

Reservation Restrictions – Credit cards are required for ALL dining reservations.  If you need to cancel, you must cancel 24 hours in advance or there will be a $25 per person charge. Tables will only be held for 15 minutes beyond reservation time.

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