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Dec 06

Christmas by the Sea - Camden, Friday

Friday, December 6, 2019

Event Time: varies

All day until 9:00 pm Holiday Shopping Extravaganza – Downtown Camden

Featured activities and special holiday shopping prices at stores throughout downtown Camden.

12:00-12:45 pm Holiday Music Concert – First Congregational Church
Matt Mainster and friends will present their traditional noon concert, a fun holiday variety show to brighten your lunch break and ignite the Christmas spirit. Free. FMI: (207) 236-4821.

4:30-6:00 pm Christmas by the Sea Opening Ceremonies – Camden Public Library
Holiday selections performed by Camden Hills Regional High School choral and instrumental groups. Bring new or like-new hats, mittens, gloves and scarves to decorate the Camden Community Hat and Mitten Tree. Your items will benefit those who need a bit more warmth this winter.

5:00-5:30pm Santa visits the PenBay YMCA
6:00 pm Christmas by the Sea Parade – Downtown Camden
A festive parade through Downtown Camden. Floats gather on Union Street Camden and travel down Main Street to the tree lighting with Santa Claus at the Harbor Park.


6:00-8:00 pm Holiday Open House - Camden National Bank, downtown branch

Warm up inside with cookies and hot cocoa and holiday music.
6:15-8:15 pm Carriage Rides Through Downtown Camden - pick up at Camden National Bank
See the holiday lights decorating the streets of downtown Camden as you ride aboard a horse-drawn carriage. Carriage rides courtesy of Camden National Bank.

6:30-9:00 pm A Walk Through Bethlehem – Chestnut Street Baptist Church
Experience the First Christmas as you stroll through the city to get a personal view of more than 80 costumed cast members as the recreate the city of Bethlehem as it might have been the night of Jesus' birth.

6:45pm Community Tree Lighting Ceremony – Camden Harbor Park
Experience Christmas as you stroll through town to where Santa Claus presides over the community tree-lighting ceremony at Harbor Park, ushering us officially into the holiday season. With schooner masts lit in the background and the star visible above on Mt. Battie, the full sight can only be witnessed from this vantage point in Camden. Holiday tree co-sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank and Journey's End Marina.
7:30 pm The Nutcracker – Camden Opera House
Atlantic Ballet Company's full length version of this magical holiday production. Tickets are $18/Adults, $16/Children under 12 and Senior Citizens. Tickets can be purchased online or the day of the show at the Camden Opera House.
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