CHRISTMAS PRELUDE SCHEDULE

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Thursday, Dec. 2

Historic Inns of Kennebunkport Scavenger Hunt
Visit our website at historicinnsofkennebunkport.com or Facebook for more details.

Lobster Buoy Take Home Bags
River Tree Arts. Maine Lobster Buoy Decorating Kits. Materials pickup curbside at River Tree Arts, Lower Village, 35 Western Ave, Kennebunk. Curbside pick-ups.

The Small Works Show
10-5, Maine Art Hill. Masks, social distancing, and frequent sanitation required.

Bavarian Christmas Market
10-5, Maine Art Hill. Social distancing, indoors, and masks are required.

Gingerbread & Cookie Cottage
10-5, The Shops at Morning Walk. Enter into a magical sweet shop filled with award winning hand decorated Gingerbread Houses & Festive Holiday Cookies Talula’s Cottage 6.

Sculpt Your Own Chocolate Confection
12-2, Auntie’s House Bakery & Gift Shop. We will provide a 2.5 oz block of sculpting chocolate that you can make into your own design for Christmas. Then we will put it through our chocolate coating machine so you can bring home your own delicious gourmet chocolate confection. Please RSVP [email protected] $5 each, or $15 for family of 4+

Dueling Pianos
7-10, Old Vines Wine Bar. Seth and Jimmy will be back for two nights of hysterical holiday fun, proving that two guys, two pianos, and two microphones can do a lot of damage! It’s a high-energy show filled with all the great hits of the decades from Elton to Billy and Sinatra to Bruno. And even a few feather boas. Because – why not?

Private Tour of Louis Norton’s Murals
3-5, White Columns. Private viewing of Louis Norton’s Murals depicting the history of Kennebunkport at Luques Tavern (aka General Simon Nowell’s House). The tour will start at White Columns (8 Maine Street in Kennebunkport) and guests will then be guided to the murals when each tour time starts. Kennebunkport Historical Society will contact you about the specifics of this tour. A tour will go out every 15-minutes and will have approximately 6 people per tour to ensure proper social distancing. You will be contacted via email to set up what time you would like to start your tour. $25 per person.

Prelude Ale Release Party
4-6, Federal Jack’s Brew Pub. Come kick off Christmas Prelude™ with Shipyard Prelude Ale!

Maine Women In the Arts Prelude Art & Craft Show
5-7, Masonic Lodge. Opening reception of fine art & craft show with live music. Masks required.

Open House for the “Historic Home Project”
6-7, White Columns. The Kennebunk High School Art Class has been working on a “Historic Home Project”. The Kennebunkport Historical Society will be exhibiting this project at White Columns to kick-off the Christmas Prelude Reception. This open house is free to the public. 

Christmas Prelude Champagne & Hors D’Oeuvres Reception
7-9, White Columns. Enjoy the festively decorated White Columns, the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family, with live piano music. Presented by the Kennebunkport Historical Society. $35 for members, $45 for non-members. A limited number of tickets will be offered. For more information call 207-967-2751.

Friday, Dec. 3

Historic Inns of Kennebunkport Scavenger Hunt
Visit our website at historicinnsofkennebunkport.com or Facebook for more details.

Lobster Buoy Take Home Bags
River Tree Arts. Maine Lobster Buoy Decorating Kits. Materials pickup curbside at River Tree Arts, Lower Village, 35 Western Ave, Kennebunk. Curbside pick-ups.

Prelude Block Party
Old Vines Wine Bar
Food and drink specials, and live music by King Koyote, Hello Newman, Rob Bellamy + Mike Pierce, Lisa Mills, and Pieces of Eight.

Seasonal Open House
9-5, Snug Harbor Farm. Enjoy holiday shopping, seasonal snacks, and a cozy fire.

Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale
10-5, The Shops at Morning Walk. Nova Scotia Balsam fir tree & wreath sale! A portion of the profits will benefit The Center, serving the needs of our local seniors.

Gingerbread & Cookie Cottage
10-5, The Shops at Morning Walk, Talula’s Cottage 6 Enter into a magical sweet shop filled with award winning hand decorated Gingerbread Houses & Festive Holiday Cookies.

Seacraft S’more Station
10-5, The Shops at Morning Walk, Cottage 4 (Seacraft), stop by Seacraft’s patio & roast a s’more over our cozy fire pit! One free s’more kit per person. Great for kids!

The Small Works Show
10-5, Maine Art Hill. Paintings by over 30 Maine Artists in the perfect size for gift giving. Masks, social distancing, and frequent sanitation required.

Bavarian Christmas Market
10-6,  Maine Art Hill. Studios on Maine Art Hill will be transformed into a Bavarian Christmas Market featuring works by local Fine Artists and craftspeople as well as warm beverages, twinkling lights, music, and merriment. Social distancing, indoors, and masks are required.

Meet the Artists
10-6, Seaside Gallery & Gifts. Come meet the artist behind Seaside Gallery and Gifts. Free 12×16 colorful signed map prints raffled off throughout the day! Masks are required.

Prelude Trolley Rides
10-6, Seashore Trolley Museum. Ride in heated trolleys decked out in live holiday greens on our private heritage railroad, shop in the Museum store, and enjoy delicious hot chocolate! Our trolley rides are roughly 25 minutes and journey through our beautiful, wooded campus. $10 for ages 3 and up; free for children age 2 and under (sitting on laps).

Please purchase tickets in advance. Due to COVID-19, we are only selling a limited amount of tickets for each departure time and families will be socially-distanced on the ride. Per a federal TSA mandate for passenger railroads, masks must be worn while on our trolleys by everyone 5 years old and older.

Maine Women In the Arts Prelude Fine Art & Craft Show
10-7, Masonic Lodge. Fine Art & Craft Show and sale, featuring live music from 1-3. Masks required.

Deck the Halls, Tour White Columns
10-8, White Columns. The house tour talks of the history of Kennebunkport, the history of the house and the Perkins family. Tours leave on the hour. Last tour at 7.

Warming Station
10-8, Sea Love. Come get toasty by our outdoor heater and enjoy a cup of warm cider!

Selected Cheese and Mead Pairings
12-6, HoneyMaker Mead Room. Drop in, no reservation required. Cheese pairings will be available for purchase. $25 includes cheeses and a glass of wine. We will be open for regular business as well.

Wine Tasting: Making Spirits Bright
2-5, The Shops at Morning Walk. Join Talula’s sommelier Gary Murfitt (CSW Certified) for a complimentary tasting focused on Old & New World boutique wines to complement your holiday entertaining!

Bissell Brothers Brewery Tasting
3-6, The Shops at Morning Walk – Talula’s Cottage 8.
Stop by Talula’s for complimentary tastings of one of Maine’s favorite local breweries, Bissell Brothers! Come meet one of their head brewers along with production staff to learn and sample some of their favorite brews!

Coffee and Cookies
4-5:30, Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks. Join Sandra Duckett, owner of Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks and Hana Pevny, Owner and Chef of the Waldo Emerson Inn, for a tasty coffee and cookie pairing. $10 per person.

Charcuterie To Go by The Port Box Company
4-7, Maine & Vine. Pop-up food to-go table, selling boxes of charcuterie in a box for 2 and 4 people. Set up outside of Maine & Vine.

Christmas Prelude Block Party & 50% Off Sale!
4-7, Chris Becker Photo. Enjoy music, fire pit, marshmallows and hot drinks. 50% off on all prints in the gallery through Dec. 12.

Frost Fest
4-8, Stripers Waterside Restaurant. Join us for a holiday soiree and enjoy festive canapes and jolly cocktails and mocktails. We will send you off with cocktail recipe cards, and you’ll have the chance to snap a picture in our frosty winter wonderland photo booth! We will encourage distancing – this event will be spread out on our property with opportunities indoors and outdoors. $40 – Includes all food and two beverages.

Patio Hot Chocolate Bar
4-8, Mornings In Paris. Outdoor Patio Hot Chocolate Bar serving our hot chocolate made with premium European ingredients. You will be able to decorate and personalize your drink with a variety of toppings, candy canes, sprinkles, whipped cream, and more. We will also be offering festive snacks and bites for sale on the patio. The cafe will be open as usual.

Spiked Cider & Hot Chocolate Bar
4-10, The Pilot House. Join us at the Pilot House to warm yourself up by creating your own variation of spiked cider or hot chocolate! Food specials & live music will pair perfectly with your winter warmer!

Cape Porpoise Lobster Trap Tree Lighting
4:30, Cape Porpoise Square. Join us in lighting one of the most unique Christmas “trees” in the country – the Lobster Trap Tree in Cape Porpoise. Sponsors: Cape Porpoise Kitchen and farm + table

Festive Crepes
5-8, Mornings In Paris. Specialty French crepes on the patio by Crepe Elizabeth Food Truck.

Hot Chocolate & Coffee Bar
5-8, Dock Square Coffee House. Hot chocolate and coffee bar.

Live Music with Billy Billy
5-9, Kennebunkport Inn. Outside in the bar tent.

Prelude Kickoff Dinner
5-9, Nonantum Resort. Join us for a celebratory dinner to kick off the 40th annual Prelude with a bang. Live entertainment provided by Lisa Mills will round out the event. Reservations are required, and can be made via Open Table by visiting our website. We recommend that attendees wear masks in all indoor public spaces while not seated for their meal.

Prelude Opening Festival
6-8, along Western Ave. from Spring St. to Port Road. Join us for a block-long family-friendly celebration featuring live music, street performers, fire eating shows, fire baton performances and more! There will be delicious snacks available from local vendors, appearances by special characters and selfies with the Dock Square Tree. Also see our Prelude 40 Trees Trail light up at 6:30 p.m. Per Maine Law, carrying open containers of alcohol and drinking alcoholic beverages in public are prohibited. The wearing of masks is recommended when social distancing is not possible. Premiere Sponsor: Kennebunk Savings, Entertainment Sponsor: Kennebunkport Captains Collection.

The 12 Beers of Prelude
6-9, Alisson’s Restaurant. Kick off the first weekend of Christmas Prelude™ with a craft beer 12 tap feature, including rare finds from Bissell Brothers, Barreled Souls, Lawson’s Finest, Allagash, & more! Check Alisson’s Untappd for the final tap lineup. Quantities are limited.

Prelude 40 Trees Trail
6:30 p.m., around town (see map). Grab a map at Mornings In Paris or the Chamber kiosk at 1 Chase Hill Road, Kennebunk, and visit the 40 trees decorated by local businesses in celebration of Prelude’s 40th anniversary. Sponsor: Mornings in Paris

Club Cumming on the Coast, “A Very Judy Holiday”
7-10, Kennebunkport Inn. A cabaret special, inside at the Burleigh Bar. No tickets needed.

Saturday, Dec. 4

Historic Inns of Kennebunkport Scavenger Hunt
Visit our website at historicinnsofkennebunkport.com or Facebook for more details.

Lobster Buoy Take Home Bags
River Tree Arts. Maine Lobster Buoy Decorating Kits. Materials pickup curbside at River Tree Arts, Lower Village, 35 Western Ave, Kennebunk. Curbside pick-ups.

Prelude Block Party
Old Vines Wine Bar. All-day fun inside, outside, and under the tent. We’ll have food and drink specials, and live music by Rob Bellamy + Mike Pierce, Lisa Mills, and Pieces of Eight.

Prelude Fair
7:45-2:30, Atlantic Hall. Masks required.

Craft fair
8-4, American Legion Hall

Christmas Fair
8:30-1, Church On the Cape Complimentary hot cider, fine and collectible items, Christmas ornaments and decor, home baked treats, Christmas cookies and candy, jewelry, hand-knit items, and crafts. The Cargo Shop will be open. Masks will be available if needed.

The Village Baptist 14th Annual Christmas Prelude Craft Fair
8:30-4, Village Baptist Church. The church ladies are making their delicious walkabout soups and chowders. Get some hot cocoa, coffee or tea to keep warm. Don’t miss out on Pastor Joe’s chili!

The Center Holiday Fair
9-2, The Center. Featuring table-top boxwood trees, wreaths and sprays, a drawing for amazing gift baskets, cash calendar tickets and our Artificial Table-top Tree Auction! Following all CDC guidelines.

Craft Fair
9-4, South Church Community House. We will have masks at the door and hand sanitizing stations throughout the venue. We will also adhere to CDC guidelines concerning indoor capacity.

Seasonal Open House
9-5, Snug Harbor Farm. Enjoy holiday shopping, seasonal snacks, and a cozy fire.

Maine Women In the Arts Prelude Fine Art & Crafts Show & Sale
9:30-5, Masonic Lodge. Fine Art & Crafts Show and sale, featuring live music from 1-3. Masks required.

Children’s Book Readings & Signing
10-12, Townhouse School. Children’s book readings and signing by local author, Diane Lent.

Art Display
10-3, Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks.

5th Annual Christmas Prelude Boat Rides
10-4, The Pilot House. On the F/V Nor’easter! Ride up and down the Kennebunk River in an authentic Maine lobster boat! Rides take place every half hour.  Board the boat behind the Pilot House Restaurant or Nonantum Resort. $10 per person, pass is good all day! Call 207-450-1831 for more information.

Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale
10-5, The Shops at Morning Walk. Nova A portion of the profits will benefit The Center.

Gingerbread & Cookie Cottage
10-5, The Shops at Morning Walk. Enter into a magical sweet shop filled with award winning hand decorated Gingerbread Houses & Festive Holiday Cookies. Talula’s Cottage 6

Seacraft S’more Station
10-5, The Shops at Morning Walk, Cottage 4 (Seacraft). Stop by Seacraft’s patio & roast a s’more over our cozy fire pit! One free s’more kit per person.

The Small Works Show
10-5, Maine Art Hill. Masks, social distancing, and frequent sanitation required.

Bavarian Christmas Market
10-6, Maine Art Hill. Social distancing, indoors, and masks are required.

Prelude Trolley Rides
10-6, Seashore Trolley Museum. Ride in heated trolleys decked out in live holiday greens on our private heritage railroad, shop in the Museum store, and enjoy delicious hot chocolate! Our trolley rides are roughly 25 minutes and journey through our beautiful, wooded campus. $10 for ages 3 and up; free for children age 2 and under (sitting on laps).

Please purchase tickets in advance. Mask Policy: Per a federal TSA mandate for passenger railroads, masks must be worn while on our trolleys by everyone 5 years old and older.

Deck the Halls, Tour White Columns
10-8, White Columns. Last tour at 7.

Warming Station
10-8, Sea Love. Come get toasty by our outdoor heater and enjoy a cup of warm cider!

Hand-Tied Wreath Making
11-1, Snug Harbor Farm. $75 per person.

Memories of Christmas with the Bushes & Book Signing
11-1, Hurlbutt Designs. Jean Becker, Chief of Staff for George H.W. Bush for 25 years and author, will speak and sign her book, “The Man I Knew”, atHurlbutt Designs. Mimosas will be served. Masks are required and handicap parking is available.

Prelude Lunch
11-2, Nonantum Resort. Join us for a delicious meal accompanied by live entertainment provided by Seatones. Reservations are requested, and can be made via Open Table by visiting our website. We recommend that attendees wear masks in all indoor public spaces while not seated for their meal.

Selected Cheese and Mead Pairings
12-6, HoneyMaker Mead Room $25 includes cheeses and a glass of wine.

Coffee Roasting Demonstration
1-2, Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks.

Storytime with Mrs. Claus
1-2, White Columns

Intergenerational Crafts
1-3, White Columns. Historic artisan crafts outside. Join local art educator, Ann Thompson, for hands-on historic crafts for children.

S’mores & Smartwool
1-4, Kennebunk Outfitters. Come warm your toes by one of our several campfires, and while there why not also roast a marshmallow and make yourself a s’more! We will be offering Smartwool hats and gloves (including some free giveaways!) to help you stay warm!

Charcuterie To Go by The Port Box Company
1-6, Maine & Vine. Pop-up food to-go table, selling boxes of charcuterie in a box for 2 and 4 people.

Prelude Wine Tasting
2-5, Maine & Vine. $5 gets you a taste of 6 different types of wine and a souvenir Prelude tasting glass. Masks required when you are not tasting.

Wine Tasting: Making Spirits Bright
2-5, The Shops at Morning Walk. Join Talula’s sommelier Gary Murfitt (CSW Certified) for a complimentary tasting focused on Old & New World boutique wines to complement your holiday entertaining! Talula’s Cottage 7.

Live Music with Billy Billy
2-6, Kennebunkport Inn

Santa’s Reindeer
2:30-4:30, Kennebunk Outfitters. Swing by to say hello to Santa’s reindeer all the way from the North Pole! Fireside s’mores and hot chocolate.

Club Cumming on the Coast, “A Very Judy Holiday”
3-5, Kennebunkport Inn. A cabaret special, inside at the Burleigh Bar. No tickets needed.

16th Annual Hat Parade
3,  Lower Village. We invite you to craft your finest holiday hatware and join us for this parade of hats. The parade begins at Washington Hose Company (159 Port Rd., Kennebunk). Masks are required for participants and there will be a prize for best mask as well. Prize winners will be announced on the Prelude Facebook page and prizes will be mailed to winners. Sponsor: Best of Everything.

Christmas Prelude Block Party & 50% Off Sale!
4-7.  Chris Becker Photo. Enjoy music, fire pit, marshmallows and hot drinks. 50% off on all prints in the gallery.

Patio Hot Chocolate Bar
4-7, Mornings In Paris

Spiked Cider & Hot Chocolate Bar
4-10,  The Pilot House. Food specials & live music.

Party & Opening Reception for All That Glitters
5-8, KW Contemporary Art. Join us to celebrate the opening of All That Glitters, a holiday group art exhibition of works that all shimmer and shine. Enjoy holiday treats and seasonal drinks!

2nd Annual Christmas On the Porch
5:30-7, 1802 House. Enjoy our Christmas lights and keep warm at our fire pit and braziers on the drive with hot roasted chestnuts, mince pies and mulled wine served on the front porch. Donations accepted for York County Homeless Shelter.

Lower Village Tree Lighting and Christmas Stroll
5:30, Corner of Christensen Lane and Route 35
Following the lighting, enjoy the traditional stroll to the Franciscan Monastery. The wearing of masks is recommended indoors and when social distancing is not possible. Sponsor: People’s United Bank.

Live Music with Beau Dalleo
6-10, Kennebunkport Inn.

Christmas Candlelight Caroling at the Franciscan Monastery
6:30, join the Franciscans at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto on the grounds of St. Anthony’s Monastery for the story of the birth of Jesus interspersed with Christmas songs by candlelight. Presented by St. Anthony’s Monastery and the Secular Franciscan Order. Participants are asked to wear masks entering and leaving the venue and to socially distance in family/friend pods on the grounds. No parking on property. Enjoy roasted chestnuts at the entry courtesy of the White Barn Inn. Sponsor: White Barn Inn.

Live Music with DJ Haylstorm
7-10, under the tent at the Kennebunkport Inn

Sunday, Dec. 5

Historic Inns of Kennebunkport Scavenger Hunt
Visit our website at historicinnsofkennebunkport.com or Facebook for more details.

Lobster Buoy Take Home Bags
River Tree Arts. Maine Lobster Buoy Decorating Kits. Materials pickup curbside at River Tree Arts, Lower Village, 35 Western Ave, Kennebunk. Curbside pick-ups.

Craft fair
8-4, American Legion Hall

Breakfast with Mrs. Claus and the elves
The Nonantum Resort. Join us for a magical morning having breakfast and visiting with Mrs. Claus and the elves! Guests will have the opportunity to deliver their Christmas list to the North Pole, share their Christmas wishes with Mrs. Claus herself, and even receive a commemorative photo to capture the moment. The fun is boundless, the food is delightful, and the memories are sure to last a lifetime! Adults $25, Children $10. Reservations are requested, and can be made via Open Table by visiting our website. We recommend that attendees wear masks in all indoor public spaces while not seated for their meal.

Seasonal Open House
9-5, Snug Harbor Farm. Enjoy holiday shopping, seasonal snacks, and a cozy fire.

Maine Women In the Arts Prelude Fine Art & Crafts Show & Sale
10-4, Masonic Lodge. Fine Art & Crafts Show and sale, featuring live music from 1-3. Masks required.

Art Display
10-3, Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks.

5th Annual Christmas Prelude Boat Rides
10-4, The Pilot House. On the F/V Nor’easter! Ride up and down the Kennebunk River in an authentic Maine lobster boat! Rides take place every half hour.  Board the boat behind the Pilot House Restaurant or Nonantum Resort. $10 per person, pass is good all day! Call 207-450-1831 for more information.

Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale
10-5, The Shops at Morning Walk. Nova A portion of the profits will benefit The Center.

Gingerbread & Cookie Cottage
10-5, The Shops at Morning Walk. Enter into a magical sweet shop filled with award winning hand decorated Gingerbread Houses & Festive Holiday Cookies. Talula’s Cottage 6

Seacraft S’more Station
10-5, The Shops at Morning Walk, Cottage 4 (Seacraft). Stop by Seacraft’s patio & roast a s’more over our cozy fire pit! One free s’more kit per person.

The Small Works Show
10-5, Maine Art Hill. Masks, social distancing, and frequent sanitation required.

Bavarian Christmas Market
10-5, Maine Art Hill. Social distancing, indoors, and masks are required.

Prelude Trolley Rides
10-6, Seashore Trolley Museum. Ride in heated trolleys decked out in live holiday greens on our private heritage railroad, shop in the Museum store, and enjoy delicious hot chocolate! Our trolley rides are roughly 25 minutes and journey through our beautiful, wooded campus. $10 for ages 3 and up; free for children age 2 and under (sitting on laps).

Please purchase tickets in advance. Mask Policy: Per a federal TSA mandate for passenger railroads, masks must be worn while on our trolleys by everyone 5 years old and older. Santa will be on campus and available for socially-distanced photos from 3-6.

Jingle Bell Brunch
12-4, Stripers Waterside Restaurant. Join us for a delicious feast in preparation for Santa’s arrival! We will have all of your brunch favorites available to fuel up before heading outside to watch Santa sail the river at 2! Outside you will find hot cocoa, warm cider, festive cookies, and lots of good cheer – You can even get a picture in our special North Pole Port! We can’t wait to welcome Santa with you! We will encourage distancing and will hold a large portion of this event outdoors. $30 Adults, $15 Children – Children Free or complimentary Beverage with Toys for Tots Donation.

Warming Station
10-6, Sea Love. Come get toasty by our outdoor heater and enjoy a cup of warm cider!

BYO Mixed Seasonal Greens Container
11-1, Snug Harbor Farm. $75 per person. Bring your own container or purchase one at the farm and arrange seasonal greenery.

Coffee Roasting Demonstration
1-2, Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks.

Wine Tasting: Making Spirits Bright
2-5, The Shops at Morning Walk. Join Talula’s sommelier Gary Murfitt (CSW Certified) for a complimentary tasting focused on Old & New World boutique wines to complement your holiday entertaining! Talula’s Cottage 7.

Santa Arrives By Lobster Boat
2 p.m., Mathew Lanigan Bridge. Join Santa on his annual pilgrimage up the Kennebunk River, traveling up and down the river several times to wave to children. Families can get an inside peek of Santa’s journey via Facebook live on the Christmas Prelude Facebook page. The wearing of masks is recommended indoors and when social distancing is not possible. Sponsor: Alisson’s Restaurant.

Christmas Karaoke
8:30-11:30, The Pilot House. Come take over the mic as DJ Nate finds your favorite Christmas tune to sing to the crowd! Even better when you can get the crowd to join in! Indoor occupancy will be limited.

Monday, Dec. 6

Historic Inns of Kennebunkport Scavenger Hunt
Visit our website at historicinnsofkennebunkport.com or Facebook for more details.

Lobster Buoy Take Home Bags
River Tree Arts. Maine Lobster Buoy Decorating Kits. Materials pickup curbside at River Tree Arts, Lower Village, 35 Western Ave, Kennebunk. Curbside pick-ups.

The Small Works Show
10-5, Maine Art Hill. Masks, social distancing, and frequent sanitation required.

Bavarian Christmas Market
10-5, Maine Art Hill. Social distancing, indoors, and masks are required.

Deck the Halls, Tour White Columns
10-4, White Columns. Last tour at 7.

Warming Station
10-6, Sea Love. Come get toasty by our outdoor heater and enjoy a cup of warm cider!

Holiday STAR Workshop (Adults)
5-8, Nonantum Resort. For those among us who are thrifters and struggle with tossing beautiful things, this upcycled holiday/greeting card star ornament will be a delightful addition to your holiday decor. These three-dimensional star ornaments also make a wonderful hostess gift. You’ll dazzle your friends and family with this minimal-skill needed craft. Cut and paste will make it happen. Masks are recommended.
$30 per person (includes materials fee).

Nöel + Vin
5-8:30, Chez Rosa, 3 course holiday tasting menu + French wine pairings. $85 per person. Call 207-204-0183. Reservations by phone only for this event since tickets will be limited. Guests will be at their own table with their party. Staff wears facemask at all times. All guests are highly encouraged to wear masks to and from their table. Hospital grade air purifiers in both dining rooms.

Tuesday, Dec. 7

Historic Inns of Kennebunkport Scavenger Hunt
Visit our website at historicinnsofkennebunkport.com or Facebook for more details.

Lobster Buoy Take Home Bags
River Tree Arts. Maine Lobster Buoy Decorating Kits. Materials pickup curbside at River Tree Arts, Lower Village, 35 Western Ave, Kennebunk. Curbside pick-ups.

Candles & Cookies
10-12, Sea Love. Bring your little ones (age 2+) to color a pre-made holiday candle tin perfect for gift giving. Enjoy some festive cookies and take a photo with Jovi from Elf!

The Small Works Show
10-5, Maine Art Hill. Masks, social distancing, and frequent sanitation required.

Deck the Halls, Tour White Columns
10-4, White Columns. Last tour at 7.

Warming Station
10-6, Sea Love. Come get toasty by our outdoor heater and enjoy a cup of warm cider!

Cookie Crawl
12-4, starting at Nonantum Resort, you will purchase your ticket and receive your cookie crawl map and first cookie. The map will then direct you to local businesses where at each stop you will receive one individually wrapped cookie. At the end of the crawl we are asking you vote for you favorite cookie and that local business will be crowned the cookie champion! The price for one ticket is $10 with 100% of all proceeds going to KEPTA. We are asking all participants to adhere to the Kennebunkport Prelude Promise and each individual store’s mask policy.

Historic Inns of Kennebunkport Progressive Christmas Tea – SOLD OUT
2-4, The Inn at English Meadows. Enjoy a progressive Christmas Prelude tea hosted by the Historic Inns of Kennebunkport. The 1802 House, Inn at English Meadows and Waldo Emerson inn will take turns offering one of three courses of a proper English tea. Start your tea at any of the inns and enjoy one course and specialty drink at each inn. $30 per person: The 1802 House, 15 Locke St, Kennebunkport; Inn at English Meadows 141 Port Rd, Kennebunk; Waldo Emerson Inn, 108 Summer St, Kennebunk.

Industry Night + Dance Party
7-11, Old Vines Wine Bar. We missed industry night so much that we’re going to do it all over again, with DJ Nate and deep discounts for our service industry friends. Open to the public; all are welcome!

Wednesday, Dec. 8

Historic Inns of Kennebunkport Scavenger Hunt
Visit our website at historicinnsofkennebunkport.com or Facebook for more details.

Lobster Buoy Take Home Bags
River Tree Arts. Maine Lobster Buoy Decorating Kits. Materials pickup curbside at River Tree Arts, Lower Village, 35 Western Ave, Kennebunk. Curbside pick-ups.

Candles & Cookies
10-12, Sea Love. Bring your little ones (age 2+) to color a pre-made holiday candle tin perfect for gift giving. Enjoy some festive cookies and take a photo with Jovi from Elf!

The Small Works Show
10-5, Maine Art Hill. Masks, social distancing, and frequent sanitation required.

Deck the Halls, Tour White Columns
10-4, White Columns. Last tour at 7.

Warming Station
10-6, Sea Love. Come get toasty by our outdoor heater and enjoy a cup of warm cider!

Cookie Crawl
12-4, starting at Nonantum Resort, you will purchase your ticket and receive your cookie crawl map and first cookie. The map will then direct you to local businesses where at each stop you will receive one individually wrapped cookie. At the end of the crawl we are asking you vote for you favorite cookie and that local business will be crowned the cookie champion! The price for one ticket is $10 with 100% of all proceeds going to KEPTA. We are asking all participants to adhere to the Kennebunkport Prelude Promise and each individual store’s mask policy.

Historic Inns of Kennebunkport Progressive Christmas Tea – SOLD OUT
2-4, The Inn at English Meadows. Enjoy a progressive Christmas Prelude tea hosted by the Historic Inns of Kennebunkport. The 1802 House, Inn at English Meadows and Waldo Emerson inn will take turns offering one of three courses of a proper English tea. Start your tea at any of the inns and enjoy one course and specialty drink at each inn. $30 per person, reservations required and tickets available on EventBrite: The 1802 House, 15 Locke St, Kennebunkport; Inn at English Meadows 141 Port Rd, Kennebunk; Waldo Emerson Inn, 108 Summer St, Kennebunk.

Dueling Pianos
6-9, Old Vines Wine Bar. Seth and Jimmy will be back for two nights of hysterical holiday fun, proving that two guys, two pianos, and two microphones can do a lot of damage! It’s a high-energy show filled with all the great hits of the decades from Elton to Billy and Sinatra to Bruno. And even a few feather boas. Because – why not?

A Very Merry Mid-Week Christmas Concert
5, Townhouse School. Dana Pearson and Mark Gunter present “A Very Merry Mid-Week Christmas Concert” at the Townhouse School.

Thursday, Dec. 9

Historic Inns of Kennebunkport Scavenger Hunt
Visit our website at historicinnsofkennebunkport.com or Facebook for more details.

Lobster Buoy Take Home Bags
River Tree Arts. Maine Lobster Buoy Decorating Kits. Materials pickup curbside at River Tree Arts, Lower Village, 35 Western Ave, Kennebunk. Curbside pick-ups.

Candles & Cookies
10-12, Sea Love. Bring your little ones (age 2+) to color a pre-made holiday candle tin perfect for gift giving. Enjoy some festive cookies and take a photo with Jovi from Elf!

The Small Works Show
10-5, Maine Art Hill. Masks, social distancing, and frequent sanitation required.

Bavarian Christmas Market
10-5, Maine Art Hill. Social distancing, indoors, and masks are required.

Deck the Halls, Tour White Columns
10-4, White Columns. Last tour at 7.

Warming Station
10-6, Sea Love. Come get toasty by our outdoor heater and enjoy a cup of warm cider!

Food & Toy Drive
10-6, Happynest.

Gingerbread & Cookie Cottage
10-5, The Shops at Morning Walk. Enter into a magical sweet shop filled with award winning hand decorated Gingerbread Houses & Festive Holiday Cookies. Talula’s Cottage 6

Sculpt Your Own Chocolate Confection
12-2, Auntie’s House Bakery & Gift Shop. We will provide a 2.5 oz block of sculpting chocolate that you can make into your own design for Christmas. Then we will put it through our chocolate coating machine so you can bring home your own delicious gourmet chocolate confection. Please RSVP [email protected] $5 each, or $15 for family of 4+

Historic Inns of Kennebunkport Progressive Christmas Tea – SOLD OUT
2-4, The Inn at English Meadows. Enjoy a progressive Christmas Prelude tea hosted by the Historic Inns of Kennebunkport. The 1802 House, Inn at English Meadows and Waldo Emerson Inn will take turns offering one of three courses of a proper English tea. Start your tea at any of the inns and enjoy one course and specialty drink at each inn. $30 per person.

Holly Jolly Hour
3-5, Stripers Waterside Restaurant. Holiday Happy Hour with carols, specialty cocktails, and festive bites. We will encourage distancing by spreading the event out throughout our inn. We will also have out igloos open with fire pits and heaters out for those who want to enjoy a beverage outside!

Children’s Nutcracker Tea
4, White Columns. Elegant afternoon tea with a Nutcracker theme and story. Fun for all ages!

Holiday Ornament Workshop (Kids)
4:30-5:30, Nonantum Resort. Looking for something creative and fun to do this holiday season? Come join the painting fun and create some holiday ornaments! Each attendee will leave with 2-4 finished ornaments. Masks are recommended. $15 per person (incudes materials fee).

Live Music by Chris Joseph
4-7, Dannah for Men. Enjoy a live performance of holiday tunes being sung by the beautifully talented Chris Joseph while you sip and shop!

Oysters & Bubbles
5:30-7:30, Live Cafe. Three great wines with appropriate food pairings, offered at Live Cafe in collaboration with Maine & Vine. Portion of proceeds to benefit the Animal Welfare Society. $35 per person. To purchase tickets please call Lani at 207-967-9171. A $10 no show fee will be assessed for cancellations within 24 hours of the event.

Holiday Ornament Workshop (Adults)
6-7, Nonantum Resort. Looking for something creative and fun to do this holiday season? Come join the painting fun and create some holiday ornaments! Each attendee will leave with 2-4 finished ornaments. Masks are recommended. $30 per person (includes materials fee).

Dueling Pianos
7-10, Old Vines Wine Bar. Seth and Jimmy will be back for two nights of hysterical holiday fun! It’s a high-energy show filled with all the great hits of the decades from Elton to Billy and Sinatra to Bruno. And even a few feather boas. Because – why not?

Friday, Dec. 10

Lobster Buoy Take Home Bags
River Tree Arts. Maine Lobster Buoy Decorating Kits. Materials pickup curbside at River Tree Arts, Lower Village, 35 Western Ave, Kennebunk. Curbside pick-ups.

Prelude Block Party, Take 2
Old Vines Wine Bar. More fun inside, outside, and under the tent, food and drink specials, and performances by The Dapper Gents, Fog Ave, Bread & Circus, and Rob Bellamy + Mike Pierce.

Historic Inns of Kennebunkport Scavenger Hunt
Visit our website at historicinnsofkennebunkport.com or Facebook for more details.

Gingerbread & Cookie Cottage
10-5, The Shops at Morning Walk, Talula’s Cottage 6 Enter into a magical sweet shop filled with award winning hand decorated Gingerbread Houses & Festive Holiday Cookies.

Seacraft S’more Station
10-5, The Shops at Morning Walk, Cottage 4 (Seacraft), stop by Seacraft’s patio & roast a s’more over our cozy fire pit! One free s’more kit per person. Great for kids!

The Small Works Show
10-5, Maine Art Hill. Paintings by over 30 Maine Artists in the perfect size for gift giving. Masks, social distancing, and frequent sanitation required.

Bavarian Christmas Market
10-6, Maine Art Hill. Studios on Maine Art Hill will be transformed into a Bavarian Christmas Market featuring works by local Fine Artists and craftspeople as well as warm beverages, twinkling lights, music, and merriment. Social distancing, indoors, and masks are required.

Meet the Artists
10-6, Seaside Gallery & Gifts. Come meet the artist behind Seaside Gallery and Gifts. Free 12×16 colorful signed map prints raffled off throughout the day! Masks are required.

Prelude Trolley Rides
10-6, Seashore Trolley Museum. Ride in heated trolleys decked out in live holiday greens on our private heritage railroad, shop in the Museum store, and enjoy delicious hot chocolate! Our trolley rides are roughly 25 minutes and journey through our beautiful, wooded campus. $10 for ages 3 and up; free for children age 2 and under (sitting on laps).

Please purchase tickets in advance. Due to COVID-19, we are only selling a limited amount of tickets for each departure time and families will be socially-distanced on the ride. Per a federal TSA mandate for passenger railroads, masks must be worn while on our trolleys by everyone 5 years old and older.

Art Guild of the Kennebunks Holiday Exhibit
10-5, Masonic Lodge. Fine Art Exhibit. Masks suggested.

Deck the Halls, Tour White Columns
10-8, White Columns. The house tour talks of the history of Kennebunkport, the history of the house and the Perkins family. Tours leave on the hour. Last tour at 7.

Warming Station
10-8, Sea Love. Come get toasty by our outdoor heater and enjoy a cup of warm cider!

Selected Cheese and Mead Pairings
12-6, HoneyMaker Mead Room. Drop in, no reservation required. Cheese pairings will be available for purchase. $25 includes cheeses and a glass of wine. We will be open for regular business as well.

Wine Tasting: Making Spirits Bright
2-5, The Shops at Morning Walk. Join Talula’s sommelier Gary Murfitt (CSW Certified) for a complimentary tasting focused on Old & New World boutique wines to complement your holiday entertaining!

Fire&Ice Twilight
3:30-6:30. Nonantum Resort. This event will be a re-imagined
experience featuring the best elements of years prior in a conscious, safe, and downright fun-filled way. Award-winning food, creative craft cocktails, stunning ice sculptures, and a fire to turn up the heat! $100 per person, Adults only, 21+. ID’s Required. Tickets are required, and can be purchased via Eventbrite by visiting our website.

Coffee and Cookies
4-5:30, Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks. Join Sandra Duckett, owner of Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks and Hana Pevny, Owner and Chef of the Waldo Emerson Inn, for a tasty coffee and cookie pairing. $10 per person.

Charcuterie To Go by The Port Box Company
4-7, Maine & Vine. Pop-up food to-go table, selling boxes of charcuterie in a box for 2 and 4 people. Set up outside of Maine & Vine.

Frost Fest
4-8, Stripers Waterside Restaurant. Join us for a holiday soiree and enjoy festive canapes and jolly cocktails and mocktails. We will send you off with cocktail recipe cards, and you’ll have the chance to snap a picture in our frosty winter wonderland photo booth! We will encourage distancing – this event will be spread out on our property with opportunities indoors and outdoors. $40 – Includes all food and two beverages.

Patio Hot Chocolate Bar
4-8, Mornings In Paris. Outdoor Patio Hot Chocolate Bar serving our hot chocolate made with premium European ingredients. You will be able to decorate and personalize your drink with a variety of toppings, candy canes, sprinkles, whipped cream, and more. We will also be offering festive snacks and bites for sale on the patio. The cafe will be open as usual.

Spiked Cider & Hot Chocolate Bar
4-10, The Pilot House. Join us at the Pilot House to warm yourself up by creating your own variation of spiked cider or hot chocolate! Food specials & live music will pair perfectly with your winter warmer!

Sounds of Christmas Concert
5-6, Village Baptist Church. Come and enjoy this free concert by the musicians of Church on the Cape at Village Baptist Church, full of inspiring Christmas music by Choir; Song Sisters Trio and Quartet; Wendy Hagarty, trumpet; Ted Hagarty, clarinet; Nancy Chamberlin, piano; and director Janice Stover on piano and organ. No tickets needed. Masks will be available if needed.

Festive Crepes
5-8, Mornings In Paris. Specialty French crepes on the patio by Crepe Elizabeth Food Truck.

Hot Chocolate & Coffee Bar
5-8, Dock Square Coffee House. Hot chocolate and coffee bar.

Live Music with Billy Billy
5-9, Kennebunkport Inn. Outside in the bar tent.

Prelude Family Festival
6-8, along Western Ave. from Spring St. to Port Road. Join us for a block-long family-friendly celebration featuring live music, street performers, fire baton performances and more! There will be delicious snacks available from local vendors, appearances by special characters and selfies with the Dock Square Tree. Keep an eye on the skies as there will be surprise fireworks during this event. Also see our Prelude 40 Trees Trail light up at 6:30 p.m. Per Maine Law, carrying open containers of alcohol and drinking alcoholic beverages in public are prohibited. The wearing of masks is recommended when social distancing is not possible. Premiere Sponsor: Kennebunk Savings, Entertainment Sponsor: Kennebunkport Captains Collection.

Prelude 40 Trees Trail
6:30 p.m., around town (see map). Grab a map at Mornings In Paris or the Chamber kiosk at 1 Chase Hill Road, Kennebunk, and visit the 40 trees decorated by local businesses in celebration of Prelude’s 40th anniversary. Sponsor: Mornings in Paris

Club Cumming on the Coast, “A Very Judy Holiday”
7-10, Kennebunkport Inn. A cabaret special, inside at the Burleigh Bar. No tickets needed.

Fire&Ice After Dark
7:30-10:30. Nonantum Resort. This event will be a re-imagined
experience featuring the best elements of years prior in a conscious, safe, and downright fun-filled way. Award-winning food, creative craft cocktails, stunning ice sculptures, and a fire to turn up the heat! $100 per person, Adults only, 21+. ID’s Required. Tickets are required, and can be purchased via Eventbrite by visiting our website.

Saturday, Dec. 11

Lobster Buoy Take Home Bags
River Tree Arts. Maine Lobster Buoy Decorating Kits. Materials pickup curbside at River Tree Arts, Lower Village, 35 Western Ave, Kennebunk. Curbside pick-ups.

Prelude Block Party, Take 2
Old Vines Wine Bar. All-day fun inside, outside, and under the tent. We’ll have food and drink specials, and live music by The Dapper Gents, Fog Ave, Bread & Circus, and Rob Bellamy + Mike Pierce. We’ll close out Prelude 2021 on Saturday night with a special performance by Portland superband Radio Revival!

Historic Inns of Kennebunkport Scavenger Hunt
Visit our website at historicinnsofkennebunkport.com or Facebook for more details.

Children’s Book Readings & Signing
10-12, Townhouse School. Children’s book readings and signing by local author, Jocelyn Lacey.

Art Guild of the Kennebunks Holiday Exhibit
10-5, Masonic Lodge.

Art Display
10-3, Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks.

5th Annual Christmas Prelude Boat Rides
10-4, The Pilot House. On the F/V Nor’easter! Ride up and down the Kennebunk River in an authentic Maine lobster boat! Rides take place every half hour. Board the boat behind the Pilot House Restaurant or Nonantum Resort. $10 per person, pass is good all day! Call 207-450-1831 for more information.

Fire Alarm Chili & Dogs at Port Village Station
10-2:30, K’port Fire Station. Serving 5 Alarm Chili and Hot Dogs available for take-out, presented by the Kennebunkport Fire Department and Fire
Companies. Masks required to enter the building. Tables will be spaced out on the apparatus floor.
Donations accepted. No tickets or reservations required.

Gingerbread & Cookie Cottage
10-5, The Shops at Morning Walk. Enter into a magical sweet shop filled with award winning hand decorated Gingerbread Houses & Festive Holiday Cookies. Talula’s Cottage 6

Seacraft S’more Station
10-5, The Shops at Morning Walk, Cottage 4 (Seacraft). Stop by Seacraft’s patio & roast a s’more over our cozy fire pit! One free s’more kit per person.

The Small Works Show
10-5, Maine Art Hill. Masks, social distancing, and frequent sanitation required.

Bavarian Christmas Market
10-6, Maine Art Hill. Social distancing, indoors, and masks are required.

Prelude Trolley Rides
10-6, Seashore Trolley Museum. Ride in heated trolleys decked out in live holiday greens on our private heritage railroad, shop in the Museum store,
and enjoy delicious hot chocolate! Our trolley rides are roughly 25 minutes and journey through our beautiful, wooded campus. $10 for ages 3 and up; free for children age 2 and under (sitting on laps).
Please purchase tickets in advance. Mask Policy: Per a federal TSA mandate for passenger railroads, masks must be worn while on our trolleys by everyone 5 years old and older.

Deck the Halls, Tour White Columns
10-8, White Columns. Last tour at 7.

Warming Station
10-8, Sea Love. Come get toasty by our outdoor heater and enjoy a cup of warm cider!

Gingerbread House Making
10:30-12:30, Nonantum Resort. A Prelude favorite! Make your very own gingerbread house and have a jolly good time. All materials are provided as a personal kit, keeping this event fun and safe. Enjoy this creative activity with a heaping dose of sugary goodness, and let us take care of the mess! Tickets are $7 per person, with a portion going to benefit our non-profit partner. Tickets/Reservations required via Eventbrite. Sponsored by the Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce.

Prelude Lunch
11-2, Nonantum Resort. Join us for a delicious meal accompanied by live entertainment provided by Seatones. Reservations are requested, and can be made via Open Table by visiting our website. We recommend that attendees wear masks in all indoor public spaces while not seated for their meal.

Cocktails & Shopping
11-7, FatFace. Join FatFace for shopping and cocktails. Do your Christmas shopping for the entire family while enjoying a holiday treat!

Selected Cheese and Mead Pairings
12-6, HoneyMaker Mead Room $25 includes cheeses and a glass of wine.

Coffee Roasting Demonstration
1-2, Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks.

Storytime with Mrs. Claus
1-2, White Columns

Intergenerational Crafts
1-3, White Columns. Historic artisan crafts outside. Join local art educator, Ann Thompson, for hands-on historic crafts for children.

Charcuterie To Go by The Port Box Company
1-6, Maine & Vine. Pop-up food to-go table, selling boxes of charcuterie in a box for 2 and 4 people.

Prelude Wine Tasting
2-5, Maine & Vine. $5 gets you a taste of 6 different types of wine and a souvenir Prelude tasting glass. Masks required when you are not tasting.

Kokedama & Kocktails
2-4, Snug Harbor Farm. Make your own kokedama while enjoying some seasonal “kocktails.” $55 per person.

Wine Tasting: Making Spirits Bright
2-5, The Shops at Morning Walk. Join Talula’s sommelier Gary Murfitt (CSW Certified) for a complimentary tasting focused on Old & New World boutique wines to complement your holiday entertaining! Talula’s Cottage 7.

Live Music with Billy Billy
2-6, Kennebunkport Inn

Santa’s Reindeer
2:30-4:30, Kennebunk Outfitters. Swing by to say hello to Santa’s reindeer all the way from the North Pole! Fireside s’mores and hot chocolate. Sponsor: Kennebunk Outfitters

Sounds of Christmas Concert
2:30-3:30, Church On the Cape. Come and enjoy this free concert by the musicians of Church on the Cape full of inspiring Christmas music by Choir; Song Sisters Trio and Quartet; Wendy Hagarty, trumpet; Ted Hagarty, clarinet; Nancy Chamberlin, piano; and director Janice Stover on piano and organ. No tickets needed. Based on current CDC guidelines, masks are recommended for both vaccinated and unvaccinated. Masks will be available if needed.

Club Cumming on the Coast, “A Very Judy Holiday”
3-5, Kennebunkport Inn. A cabaret special, inside at the Burleigh Bar. No tickets needed.

Fire&Ice Twilight
3:30-6:30. Nonantum Resort. This event will be a re-imagined experience featuring the best elements of years prior in a conscious, safe, and downright fun-filled way. Award-winning food, creative craft cocktails, stunning ice sculptures, and a fire to turn up the heat! $100 per person, Adults only, 21+. ID’s Required. Tickets are required, and can be purchased via Eventbrite by visiting our website.

Christmas Prelude Block Party & 50% Off Sale!
4-7. Chris Becker Photo. Enjoy music, fire pit, marshmallows and hot drinks. 50% off on all prints in the gallery.

Spiked Cider & Hot Chocolate Bar
4-10, The Pilot House. Food specials & live music.

Live Music with Beau Dalleo
6-10, Kennebunkport Inn.

Live Music with DJ Haylstorm
7-10, under the tent at the Kennebunkport Inn

Sunday, Dec. 12

Lobster Buoy Take Home Bags
River Tree Arts. Maine Lobster Buoy Decorating Kits. Materials pickup curbside at River Tree Arts, Lower Village, 35 Western Ave, Kennebunk. Curbside pick-ups.

Historic Inns of Kennebunkport Scavenger Hunt
Visit our website at historicinnsofkennebunkport.com
or Facebook for more details.

Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus
7:30-11, Nonantum Resort. Join us for a magical morning having breakfast and visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Guests will have the opportunity to share their Christmas wishes with the big man himself and even receive a commemorative photo to capture the moment. The fun is boundless, the food is delightful, and the memories are sure to last a lifetime! $30 per adult, $10 per child. Reservations are required and can be made via Open Table by visiting our website.

Live Music with Ocean Ave. Band featuring Lisa Mills
10-12, Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks.

Art Guild of the Kennebunks Holiday Exhibit
10-5, Masonic Lodge.

Art Display
10-3, Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks.

5th Annual Christmas Prelude Boat Rides
10-4, The Pilot House. On the F/V Nor’easter! Ride up and down the Kennebunk River in an authentic Maine lobster boat! Rides take place every half hour. Board the boat behind the Pilot House Restaurant or Nonantum Resort. $10 per person, pass is good all day! Call 207-450-1831 for more information.

Gingerbread & Cookie Cottage
10-5, The Shops at Morning Walk. Enter into a magical sweet shop filled with award winning hand decorated Gingerbread Houses & Festive Holiday Cookies. Talula’s Cottage 6

Seacraft S’more Station
10-5, The Shops at Morning Walk, Cottage 4 (Seacraft). Stop by Seacraft’s patio & roast a s’more over our cozy fire pit! One free s’more kit per person.

The Small Works Show
10-5, Maine Art Hill. Masks, social distancing, and frequent sanitation required.

Bavarian Christmas Market
10-5, Maine Art Hill. Social distancing, indoors, and masks are required.

Prelude Trolley Rides
10-6, Seashore Trolley Museum. Ride in heated trolleys decked out in live holiday greens on our private heritage railroad, shop in the Museum store,
and enjoy delicious hot chocolate! Our trolley rides are roughly 25 minutes and journey through our beautiful, wooded campus. $10 for ages 3 and up; free for children age 2 and under (sitting on laps).
Please purchase tickets in advance. Mask Policy: Per a federal TSA mandate for passenger railroads, masks must be worn while on our trolleys by everyone 5 years old and older.

Warming Station
10-5, Sea Love. Come get toasty by our outdoor heater and enjoy a cup of warm cider!

11th Annual Pooch Parade
11, Dock Square. Bring your pooch wearing their favorite holiday attire! The parade starts at Consolidated School (School Street, Kennebunkport), down Maine Street, through Dock Square, and onto Ocean Avenue. The wearing of masks is recommended indoors and when social distancing is not possible. Sponsor: Seaside Inn.

Coffee Roasting Demonstration
1-2, Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks.

Santa Arrives by Fire Engine
2, Cape Porpoise Square
See Santa and his lobster elves as they arrive by fire truck in Cape Porpoise Square. The wearing of masks is recommended indoors and when social distancing is not possible. Sponsor: JAK Designs.

Wine Tasting: Making Spirits Bright
2-5, The Shops at Morning Walk. Join Talula’s sommelier Gary Murfitt (CSW Certified) for a complimentary tasting focused on Old & New World boutique wines to complement your holiday entertaining! Talula’s Cottage 7.

Christmas Prelude Block Party & 50% Off Sale!
4-7. Chris Becker Photo. Enjoy music, fire pit, marshmallows and hot drinks. 50% off on all prints in the gallery.

Christmas Karaoke
8:30-11:30. The Pilot House. Come take over the mic as DJ Nate finds your favorite Christmas tune to sing to the crowd! Even better when you can get the crowd to join in! Indoor occupancy will be limited.

Thank you to our sponsors