Christmas by the Sea - Camden, Saturday
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Event Time: Various
8:00am-12:00pm Holly Berry Fair – Rockport Opera House
Rockport Garden Club brings you Sparkle and Glitz, featuring appetizers and baked goods, and tables full of costume and vintage jewelry. A craft boutique offers hand-crafted items and hand-painted furniture, the Cook's Corner filled with kitchen items, as well as baked goods, quick, ready-to-defrost, frozen soups and appetizers. Also treasures from Granny's attic and several raffles.
9:00am-12:00pm Beltie Holiday – Aldermere Farm
Join this unique holiday celebration at Aldermere Farm, Maine Coast Heritage Trust's historic saltwater farm preserve, and enjoy handmade treats, craft memorable gifts for your loved ones, and get your photo taken with a belted Galloway calf.
9:00am-1:00pm St. Thomas Episcopal Church Holiday FairSt. Thomas' Episcopal Church will be holding its annual Christmas Fair, a tradition in Camden. Crafts, Vintage Treasures rummage sale, homemade baked goods and preserves, a raffle of three "Made In Maine" product baskets and one "For Kids" basket, and a soup and bread luncheon. Handicap entrance around the corner on Wood Street.
9:00am-2:00pm Christmas Market at Guini Ridge Rockport
9:30am Santa Arrives by Boat – Rockport Harbor & Rockport Marine
Greet Santa as he arrives by boat in Rockport Harbor, followed by photos with Santa and his elf at Rockport Marine, taken by photographer Mark Haskell. Photos with Santa sponsored by Camden Coast Real Estate.
10:30-12:00 noon Holiday Cookie Decorating – 16 Bay View Hotel Curtis-Bok Conference Room
Join Chef Andrea Barbour of the Bay View Collection Hotel Group and decorate homemade cookies with icing and festive decorations!
12:00 noon Santa Arrives by Boat – Camden Public Landing
Santa's reindeer get to take a break as Santa's sleigh turns into a boat and traverses Camden Harbor. Santa will come ashore at the town's Public Landing, courtesy Lyman Morse at Wayfarer.
12:15pm Story Hour with Santa Claus – Camden Public Library
Gather around Santa inside the library as he reads Twas The Night Before Christmas.
1:00pm Free Photos with Santa at Camden Public Library
Children of all ages will enjoy a treasured photo with Santa and his elf, taken by local photographer Mark Haskell. Photos with Santa sponsored by Camden Coast Real Estate. Photos with Santa sponsored by Camden Coast Real Estate.
1:00-4:00pm Holiday Decorated Conway Homestead Tours with The Historical Society
Join This Historical Society on tours of the historic 1780's Conway homestead which will be decorated for the holidays.
3:00pm Ringing In the Season
Features Choral Bells, Joyful Bells, Penobscot Bay Ringers, Pine Tree Academy Ringers, and handbell soloist Debra Hall w/ Steve Weston on piano. A Massed Ring will conclude the program. Doors open at 3:00pm, Pre-show music with Midcoast Harps and Friends begins at 3:30pm. A free-will offering will benefit the Camden Area Christian Food Pantry.
3:00pm 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.
3:30pm Bonfire Lighting – Lincolnville Beach
Come enjoy the sights of the beach and Penobscot Bay beyond.
4:00pm Tree Lighting and Sing Along – Lincolnville Beach
This is a special event to mark the holiday season!
4:00pm "Ringing in the Season" – First Congregational Church
Fourteenth annual holiday concert featuring local handbell choirs. Freewill offering to benefit a local charity.
4:30pm Santa Arrives by Fire Engine – Lincolnville Beach
Santa arrives by fire engine to greet children of all ages on the beach at Lincolnville. Visit Santa by the bonfire, sing carols and stay toasty warm.
5:00-8:00pm Holiday Bubbles and Bites at 16 Bay View Hotel
Join Executive Chef Andrea Barbour for a holiday themed pairing of 3 wines and 3 bites.
$15 per person | Advanced reservations accepted (207) 706-7990
6:00-8:30pm 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 they recreate the city of Bethlehem as it might have been the night of Jesus' birth.