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.

 

2017 Christmas Prelude Events


“The Grinch”: with River Tree Arts

Wednesday November 29th, 5-7 PM
Enjoy a night of holiday delight as The River Tree Arts music and dance students perform scenes from The Grinch. Please join us for this wonderful and festive evening! Dinner 5PM – Performance 6-7PM

Tickets for Dinner, Performance and Dessert:
Adults $25, Children under 12 $15, Ages 2 and under free.

Tickets for Performance and Dessert Only:
Adults $10, Children under 12 $5, Ages 2 and under free.

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For tickets please call 207-967-4050.

Prelude Progressive Dinner

Thursday, November 30th 5:30-8:30pm

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Tree Lighting Dinner

Friday, Dec. 1, 5:30-9pm
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 the Ocean Ave Band. Reservations recommended: 207-967-4050

Christmas Prelude 2017

 Prelude Luncheon

Saturday, Dec. 2, 11am-2:30pm
Enjoy a menu filled with holiday comfort foods. Live entertainment by Carmine Terracciano on the piano. Click here to view the menu.
Reservations recommended: 207-967-4050

Prelude Dinner

Saturday, Dec. 2, 5:30-9pm
Enjoy a special menu filled with holiday comfort foods.
Reservations recommended: 207-967-4050

Breakfast with Mrs. Claus and the Elves

Sunday, Dec. 3, 8am-11am
A special holiday breakfast buffet hosted by our visitors from the North Pole to help make Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport a favorite family tradition. Entertainment by Jim Ciampi and souvenir photo provided. $20pp, children $10pp. Reservations appreciated for parties of 6 or more, 207-967-4050

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Merry Tuba Christmas

Sunday, Dec. 3, 2-3pm
Traditional Christmas carols performed by a tuba choir. This lively and entertaining event is free of charge.

Christmas prelude events

Cookie Crawl

Monday-Thursday, Dec. 4-7th at your leisure between 11am-4pm
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 the Fuel Assistance Fund. Tickets $10pp – purchase at The Nonantum.

Prelude Progressive Dinner

Thursday, December 7th 5:30-8:30PM

Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport Maine

 

8th Annual
Fire + Ice

** SOLD OUT **
Friday & Saturday, Dec. 8 & 9, 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. 9, 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. Sponsored by the Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce. A portion of the proceeds will benefit benefit the
Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber Adopt a Family Program

2017 Christmas Prelude Events

Prelude Luncheon

Saturday, Dec. 9, 11am-2:30pm
Enjoy a menu filled with holiday comfort foods. Live entertainment by Carmine Terracciano on the piano. Click here to view the menu.
Reservations recommended: 207-967-4050

Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Sunday, Dec. 10, 8am-12pm
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, plus entertainment by Jim Ciampi and souvenir photo provided. $22pp, children $10pp.
Reservations appreciated for parties of 6 or more, 207-967-4050

Kennebunkport ChristmasChristmas Prelude Boat Rides on the Nor’Easter

Experience the magic of Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport with a ride on an authentic Kennebunkport, Maine lobster boat! USCG Licensed Captain Mike Perkins of The F/V Nor’easter, along with Mate Shelley Wigglesworth will once again be offering Christmas Prelude boat rides on Saturdays and Sundays, December 2, 3 and December 9, 10,  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 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. Christmas characters will be making appearances on the boat throughout the weekend and Santa Claus himself will be onboard in the afternoon on Sunday of the second weekend! A portion of all the proceeds raised from the boat trolley will benefit a Maine Maritime Academy student. FMI or to reserve your seats, please call 207-450-1831 or email tomlis@gwi.net

Watch the Fireworks from the F/V Nor’easter

Friday, December 8th, Board the boat behind The Pilot House at 5:30pm to enjoy a leisure ride on the Kennebunk River before watching the 6:15pm fireworks by boat at the Dock Square Bridge, where the best views of the show can be seen! The cost is  $20-per person. The boat has a covered wheelhouse and heated cabin. Alcohol is permitted onboard for those age 21 years of age and over, BYOB. There is limited seating. Please RSVP in advance for the fireworks cruise by calling 207-450-1831 or email tomlis@gwi.net   A portion of all the proceeds raised from the fireworks cruise will benefit a Maine Maritime Academy student.

*For a full listing of events happening in and around Kennebunkport,
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