Christmas Prelude

Christmas Prelude 2017Christmas 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 $119.00 per night.

 

2018 Christmas Prelude Events


Prelude Dinner – Tree Lighting

Friday November 30th, 5:30-9:00PM
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 by Lisa Mills and Don Wessels.
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Reservations recommended: 207-967-4050

Christmas Prelude 2017

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.

Prelude Luncheon

Saturday December 1, 11:00AM – 2:30PM
Enjoy a menu filled with holiday comfort foods and live entertainment.
Reservations recommended: 207-967-4050
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Maine Craft Design & Kennebunkport Sauce Co.

Saturday December 1, 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Showcasing their unique made in Maine items for the holiday gift giving season.

Lobster Talks with Dave

Saturday December 1, 10:00AM
Learn all about lobsta and the industry!

Kennebunkport Consolidated Chorus

Saturday December 1, 11:00AM
Performing holiday favorites!

Prelude Dinner

Saturday December 1, 5:30 – 9:00PM
Enjoy a special menu filled with holiday comfort foods. Live entertainment by Jim Ciampi & Seth.
Reservations recommended: 207-967-4050
View the Dinner Menu – Click Here
View the Dessert Menu – Click Here
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.

Breakfast with Mrs. Claus and the Elves

Sunday December 2, 8:00 – 11:00AM
A special holiday breakfast buffet hosted by our visitors from the North Pole to help make Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport a favorite family tradition. $20pp, children 12 and under are just $10pp.
Reservations appreciated for parties of 6 or more, 207-967-4050

Christmas in Kennebunkport

Third Turtle Dove Book Signing

Sunday December 2, 8:00 – 11:00AM
Armed with her suitcase, fluffy pink slippers and her favorite plant, Momma Turtledove seeks a quiet corner of the Peartree after the holidays only to find it’s more chaotic than she could ever image! This frolicking tale of the Twelve Days of Christmas takes a hilarious trip up and down every branch of this Holiday Christmas Tree! Danie Connolly decorates the Holidays with her gift of gleeful color changing the season’s classic story with her whimsical style and comical perspective. It’s a jolly ride from the moment The Third Turtledove perches on the first branch! Poke your head in the Peartree and be prepared for one outrageous moment after the other! Oh what fun it is to ride with Momma Turtledove through this new Holiday tale! It’s a fun way to share the Holiday Season and The Third Turtledove leaves you with a smile on your face and a giggle throughout! It’s crazy and delightful and hilarious – all wrapped up with her version of a bright red bow!

Merry Tuba Christmas

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

Cookie Crawl

Monday-Thursday, Dec. 3rd-6th at your leisure between 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Take a sweet stroll down Ocean Avenue from The Nonantum to a variety of inns, shops and galleries – then vote on your favorite! Proceeds will benefit a local non-profit. Tickets $10pp – purchase at The Nonantum.

9th Annual
Fire + Ice

** SOLD OUT **
Friday & Saturday, December 7 & 8, 5:00 – 10:00PM
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+)

Gingerbread House Making

Saturday December 8, 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Children and adults alike will love making their own gingerbread houses with plenty of frosting, sprinkles and festive holiday decorations! $3 pp; 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.

2017 Christmas Prelude Events

Prelude Luncheon

Saturday December 8, 11:00AM – 2:30PM
Enjoy a menu filled with holiday comfort foods and live entertainment.
Reservations recommended: 207-967-4050
View the Lunch Menu – Click Here
View the Lunch Dessert Menu –
Click Here

Kennebunkport Consolidated Chorus

Saturday December 8, 11:00AM
Performing holiday favorites!

Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Sunday December 9, 8:00AM – 12:00PM
Bring your child for a special holiday feast hosted by Santa (9AM – 12PM)! A favorite Christmas Prelude event every year.
Enjoy an extensive buffet with specialty treats. $22pp, children 12 and under are just $10pp.
Reservations appreciated for parties of 6 or more, 207-967-4050

Kennebunkport Christmas

Boat Rides Aboard the Nor’easter

Experience the magic of Christmas Prelude  in Kennebunkport with a ride on an authentic Kennebunkport, Maine lobster boat!
Saturdays and Sundays-December 1, 2 & 8,9 -2018
Captain Mike Perkins of The F/V Nor’easter, along with Mate Shelley Fleming Wigglesworth offer Christmas Prelude boat rides on Saturdays and Sundays during both Christmas prelude weekends, every half hour from 10am-4pm. A boatload of fun for all ages! Board the boat behind The Pilot House restaurant in Dock Square or behind The Nonantum Resort on Ocean Ave. for a round trip boat ride.
The cost is $10 per person and the pass is good all day! The boat has a covered and heated wheelhouse and bathroom onboard.
Please note: The Christmas Prelude Fireworks Cruise it SOLD OUT

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