Places to Explore

Homey Things to Do in Maine this Holiday Season

Photograph by Benjamin Williamson

Homey Things to Do in Maine This Holiday Season

Places to Explore


Peruse artisan goods and enjoy local food at the Maker’s Market at Thompson’s Point. Nov. 13 & 27 and Dec. 4 & 18, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. 207-747- 5288.


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Walk through the state’s largest light show, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ Gardens Aglow. Then tour the entries in the organization’s Community Lighting Contest. Nov. 19–Dec. 31, Thurs.– Sun. 4:30–8:30 p.m. 207-633-8000.


Sip hot cocoa while crafting your own door décor at Garden Gate at Haley Farm’s Holiday Wreath Workshop. Nov. 20 & 27. 1–4 p.m. 207- 787-5077.


Celebrate the holidays in 19th-century style during Museums of the Bethel Historical Society’s Christmas at the Mason House. Dec. 3. 3–5 p.m. 207-824-2908.


Shop for local crafts, hop on a horse-drawn wagon, sing carols, and meet Santa during the Wayne Holiday Stroll. Dec. 3 & 4. 9 a.m.–3 p.m.


Explore the city’s history, from 1632 to the present, on the Old Port Holiday Walking Tour, featuring stops at more than 50 sites. Dec. 3, 10, 17 & 24. 11 a.m. 646-845-9714.

Boothbay Harbor

Attend the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor’s annual edible architecture celebration, Gingerbread Spectacular! Dec. 16–18. Various times. 207-633-6855.