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Christmas Prelude

Stay with for the famous Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude. Our Christmas Prelude Spree by the Sea Shopping Packages Includes:

Our Christmas Prelude Package Includes:
  2 Nights Lodging
  2 Continental Breakfasts
  Dinner for Two Valid at area restaurants ($30 Certificate) valid at participating Package Partner Restaurants
  Special 1pm Late Check Out
(Not valid for Friday or Sat Check outs)
 
Easy access to all of nearby Kennebunkport's great events
  Over $500 in Discount Coupons to nearby Kittery Shopping Outlet's

All for only $72 to 85 per person for 2-Nights!

You can stay in Kennebunkport and pay double or triple that or you can stay with us 15 minutes away for these great prices!

Kennebunkport's Christmas Prelude
Dec 1 - 11, 2016

Christmas Prelude SignThursday, December 01, 2016
Maine Women in the Arts Pre-Prelude Show Openings – 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Masonic Lodge. Fine arts and crafts by Maine Women in the Arts. Refreshments will be served

Prelude Progressive Dinner– 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Join in a festive Progressive Dinner to a variety of Kennebunkport area restaurants, with one course and cocktail at each stop along the scenic route. Just 14 spots available! Tour starts and ends at The Nonantum Resort. Adults Only, 21+ More Info

Ornament Decorating – 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Kick off your Prelude Holiday with a social and creative evening at River Tree Arts! Instruction and fun ornament craft ideas will be provided as you make your own beaded snowflakes and decorate glass ornaments. Grab a friend and join us for this creative holiday
themed craft night! BYOB. $30 non-members, $25 members, Register Online: www.rivertreearts.org

Songs of the Season – 7:00pm – 8:00pm
River Tree Arts Join us in the Performance Hall at River Tree Arts for an evening of holiday songs. Song of the Season will feature faculty and student performers entertaining the audience with traditional songs of the season. Audience members are invited to join in a brief holiday sing-along at the close of the concert! Warm your night with festive music! Suggested donation of $5.00 to benefit the Performing Arts Department at RTA. www.rivertreearts.org

Christmas Reception at White Columns 7:00pm
Enjoy a Christmas Ale from a local brewer or a glass of champagne, and some light hors d’oeuvres at the festively decorated White Columns, the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. Presented by the Kennebunkport Historical Society. $25 for members, $35 for non-members Tickets available starting November 1st – Call 207-967-2751

Friday, December 02, 2016
First Family Exhibit White ColumnsChristmas House Tours of White Columns – 10:00am – 4:00pm
White Columns is the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. The house tour talks of the history of Kennebunkport, the history of the house and the Perkins family. White Columns is elaborately decorated for the Christmas season and a not to be missed look at a Victorian Christmas. Admission $10 for non-members, free for members. Learn More: www.kennebunkporthistoricalsociety.com

Maine Women in the Arts Pre-Prelude Show Openings – 10:00am – 7:00pm
Masonic Lodge. Fine arts and crafts by Maine Women in the Arts. Refreshments will be served

Coffee Roasting Demo – 11:00am – 1:00pm
Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks Come experience coffee being roasted in an antique German coffee roaster.

Prelude Trolley Rides at Seashore Trolley Museum – 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Ride in a heated streetcar festooned with holiday greenery through the wintry Maine woods! No reservations required. Trolley Ride tickets $6.00 per person, can be purchased at the door.
Admission to the Museum store and Visitor Center is free!

Santa’s Workshop – 3:30pm – 5:30pm
River Tree Arts is hosting a fun, craft-filled workshop for kids to get into the festive season and help spread the holiday cheer! We will be making a variety of holiday crafts including snow globes and ornaments. Local students can take the bus directly to River Tree Arts and be picked up just in time for the Tree Lighting Ceremony in Dock Square. $25 non-members, $20 members Register Online: www.rivertreearts.org

The Prelude Holiday Gift Market – 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Join us for some festive art-filled holiday shopping before the Tree Lighting Ceremony in Dock Square. Every year, River Tree Arts gallery is transformed in to a holiday wonderland featuring artwork and fine crafts by local artists and artisans. This years featured artists are Marguerite & Eloise Genest. Gift merchandise will include hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, unique hand-woven items, artwork and more. There is something for you and everyone on your holiday list this season. Each item is specifically selected for this event and priced for gift giving.

Fish Chowder Supper – 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Homemade fish chowder with all the “fixins,” American chop suey, biscuits, and hot fudge sundaes at the Wildwood Fire Station, Wildes District Road. Presented by Wildwood Ladies Auxiliary.

Prelude Open House at Maine Seaside Rentals – 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Maine Seaside Rentals Come join Maine Seaside Rentals and Stem & Vine for festivities including a craft activity for children, a flower bar, local wreaths and greenery, and light refreshments. Hope to see you there!

Golden Chariot Ride & Cocktail Party – 5:00pm
After-dark ride aboard the Seashore Trolley Museum’s most beautiful open car through the wintery Maine woods followed by a cocktail party back at the Visitor Center. Tickets include ride, 2 signature cocktails, wine or beer, and appetizers! $25 per person Reservation information: www.trolleymuseum.org

Tree Lighting Ceremony in Dock Square – 5:30pm
Tree Lighting Ceremony in Dock Square officially begins the season. Join in Christmas caroling with the Kennebunk High School Chamber Choir, directed by Nathan Menifield. Sponsored by KBA member Kennebunk Savings.

Live Nativity – 06:00pm – South Congregational Church
Right after the tree lighting, join the South Church Youth as they present a Nativity Tableau complete with live animals.

White Columns by Candle Light – 06:00pm – 8:00pm
Enjoy seeing the house in a new light! White Columns is the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. White Columns is elaborately decorated for the Christmas season and a not to be missed look at a Victorian Christmas. After dark the house is lit by flickering candle light. $10 for non-members, free for members FMI: 207-967-2751

Lobster TreeLight Up the Tree in Cape Porpoise – 6:30pm – 07:30pm
Enjoy hot chocolate and mulled cider before, during and after the Lobster Trap Tree Lighting at Cape Porpoise Kitchen.

Cape Porpoise Lobster Trap Tree Lighting -7:00pm
Cape Porpoise Square – Kennebunkport ‘s most original holiday decoration will be officially lit in Cape Porpoise Square. Join in the caroling with The Church on the Cape Choir. Refreshments served at Cape Porpoise Fire Station. Sponsored by KBA members Cape Porpoise Kitchen and Farm + Table.

Bonfire – 07:00pm
Warm yourself by the fire while singing Christmas carols and sipping hot chocolate behind Washington Hose Fire Station. Presented by the Washington Hose Fire Company.

Christmas Karaoke & DJ – 10:30pm – Alisson’s Restaurant 967-4841
Sing along to your favorites including Christmas carols at Alisson’s Restaurant, located in the center of Dock Square, Kennebunkport. www.alissons.com

Saturday, December 03, 2016
Snowy ChristmasBlueberry Pancake Breakfast – 7:00am – 10:00am
Start the day with a full breakfast of blueberry or chocolate chip pancakes at the Washington Hose Fire Company, Lower Village, Kennebunk. $6 Adults, $5 Children Major credit & debit cards accepted. Proceeds help to support scholarships, training and equipment for the volunteer fire company.

Atlantic Hall Prelude Fair – 7:45am – 2:30pm
Featuring a wide variety of crafts, art work, and collectibles by local artists, including photography, jewelry, paintings, quilts, antiques and oriental rugs PLUS our popular Silent Auction and Chowder Luncheon. New on the Luncheon Menu this year will be Lobster Rolls.

Cape Porpoise Christmas Fair – 8:00am – 1:00pm
Church On the Cape – Christmas craft tables, bake shop, cookie sale, knitted items and Christmas gifts!

American Legion Christmas Craft Fair – 8:00am – 3:00pm
American Legion Hall Featuring a wide variety of crafts by Maine artisans, gift baskets, baked goods, raffles, silent auction, and more. Presented by the American Legion Kennebunkport Memorial Post #159, across from the Kennebunkport Police Department.

“Chocolate Chaud” French Hot Chocolate Service – 9:00am – 12:00pm
Mornings In Paris Come sip and savor the season the way Parisians do! Chocolate Chaud will be served up throughout Prelude. Come learn it’s history and how it gets it’s signature richness!

26th Annual Holiday Fair at The Center – 9:00am – 2:00pm
Please join us for our annual Holiday Fair featuring wreaths with hand-tied bows and some with extra decorations, sprays with bows and shells, boxwood trees, handmade ornaments, lovely hostess gifts, and more.

Holiday Craft Fair at Consolidated School – 9:00am – 3:00pm
A tradition for almost 30 years, this fair features a wide variety of crafts by local artisans. Presented by Kennebunkport Parks & Recreation. $1 donation to benefit local children.

“Mainely Unique” Annual Craft Fair – 9:00am – 4:00pm – South Church Community House

A Taste of Maine at Christmas – 10:00am – 1:00pm
Cape Porpoise Kitchen. Meet Kelts Gordon, Chef/Founder of Kennebunkport Sauce Company, a purveyor of locally made Wild Maine Blueberry Sauces and Condiments that will spice up your holiday feast. Sample grilled meats and fresh seafood dressed up for the holidays with a taste of wild Maine blueberries. Kennebunkport Sauce Company’s line of BBQ Sauces, Dressings & Glazes are made with wild Maine blueberries and are gluten free and fat free. The locally made sauces make great stocking stuffers for the grill master or cook on your list.

Christmas Fair & Chowder Luncheon – 10:00am – 1:30pm
Lobster roll and chowder luncheon with homemade desserts. Take out or eat in. Cookie walk, bake sale, and greens. Luncheon begins at 11 a.m. Presented by the Ladies Society at First Congregational Church.

Live Caricature Drawing – 10:00am – 2:00pm
Join local artist Steve Hrehovcik, who will be doing live caricature drawings while you watch! Caricature drawings are great keepsakes and a fun way to create long lasting memories. Each drawing takes approximately 10-15 minutes. $15 per person, first come first serve. For more information: www.rivertreearts.org

10th Annual Christmas Craft Fair at The Village Baptist Church – 10:00am – 3:00pm
A variety of offerings for gift giving.

Customized Sign Making Workshop – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Transform an old weathered piece of wood into a unique hand painted piece of art. Hanging hardware and examples will be provided to help you complete, from start to finish, your very own custom wooden sign. Cost: $20 per board while supplies last! For more information: www.rivertreearts.org

Decorate Clay Ornaments – 10:00am – 3:00pm
River Tree Arts is excited to offer their very own hand-crafted clay ornaments for you and yours to purchase and decorate! From snowflakes to holiday lobsters, there will be a variety of ornaments for you to choose from and get creative with. Cost: $5 or $10 while supplies last!

DIY Santa Hats – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Join the crazy hat brigade by decorating your very own Santa hat at River Tree Arts! We will supply fun and colorful materials for you to create the perfect celebratory holiday hat. Cost: $10 per hat while supplies last!

Lobster Buoy Workshop – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Decorate your own authentic full-size lobster buoy as a Christmas decoration or Prelude souvenir at River Tree Arts. Proceeds to benefit RTA’s visual and performing arts programs. Cost: $20 per buoy while supplies last! For more information: www.rivertreearts.org

Pre-School Craft Table – 10:00am – 3:00pm
There’s something for everyone at River Tree Arts! This craft table will feature coloring sheets and a variety of mixed art materials for pre-schoolers to enjoy a hands-on exploration of the arts and crafts. Cost: FREE while supplies last!

Prelude Trolley Rides at Seashore Trolley Museum – 10:00am – 3:30pm
Ride in a heated streetcar festooned with holiday greenery through the wintry Maine woods!
No reservations required. Trolley Ride tickets $6.00 per person, can be purchased at the door. Admission to the Museum store and Visitor Center is free!

6th Annual Christmas Tree Tour – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Lilybrooke Events Experience the holiday season in the homes of local families and businesses, featuring uniquely decorated trees by homeowners paired with local artists and designers. For Tour & Ticket Information: 207-272-7927 or www.christmastreetour.weebly.com for more information. Day of tickets available at Lilybrooke Events, 127 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport

Christmas House Tours of White Columns – 10:00am – 4:00pm
White Columns is the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. The house tour talks of the history of Kennebunkport, the history of the house and the Perkins family. White Columns is elaborately decorated for the Christmas season and a not to be missed look at a Victorian Christmas. Admission $10 for non-members, free for members. For more information: www.kennebunkporthistoricalsociety.com

Maine Women in the Arts Fine Arts & Crafts Show – 10:00am – 5:00pm
Masonic Lodge Fine arts and crafts by Maine Women in the Arts. Refreshments will be served

The Prelude Holiday Gift Market – 10:00am – 5:00pm
Join us at River Tree Arts for some festive art-filled holiday shopping. Every year, River Tree Arts gallery is transformed in to a holiday wonderland featuring artwork and fine crafts by local artists and artisans. This years featured artists are Marguerite & Eloise Genest. Gift merchandise will include hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, unique hand-woven items, artwork and more. There is something for you and everyone on your holiday list this season. Each item is specifically selected for this event and priced for gift giving.

Prelude Boat Rides on the F/V Nor’Easter – 10:00am
Take a cruise on the beautiful Kennebunk River onboard the Nor’Easter, an authentic commercial fishing boat all decked out for the holidays- a great photo op! The boat will provide shuttle services between the Pilot House Restaurant in Lower Village and the The Nonantum Resort on lovely Ocean Avenue. Passengers can board and disembark at either location at their leisure throughout the day or just stay onboard for a round trip ride for fun! A portion of the proceeds raised from the boat trolley will benefit a Maine Maritime Academy student. $10 per person, per trip FMI: 207-450-1831 or tomlis@gwi.net

Holiday Dining Table Setting Techniques – 11:00am – 12:00pm
Louise Hurlbutt, local designer of homes, boutique hotels, and restaurants, will give an informative and inspirational talk on how to decorate your holiday dining table with an eye on design. Enjoy a holiday Mimosa and homemade goodies while listening to Louise inspire you on how to create a holiday table setting that will enhance your holiday decor. 53 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043.

Pugdashians Support Pug Rescue – 11:00am – 1:00pm
Digs Divots & Dogs For the past two years “The Pugdashians”, in their Christmas attire, have been attracting crowds during Prelude for pictures, cuddles, and ohhs and as for their pugginess. 2017 Calendars will be on sale with all proceeds benefitting Pug Rescue of New England.

Meet the Artist – 11:00am – 4:00pm
Nationally known calendar artist Dana Heacock will be signing 2017 Abacus calendars. A selection of his artwork will be displayed in the Abacus Gallery. 2 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046

Prelude Open House at The Galleries at Morning Walk – 11:00am – 5:00pm
Galleries at Morning Walk will be providing holiday refreshments and sweet treats. Make a purchase at one of our 8 galleries and enter for a chance to win a fabulous Prelude gift basket full of handmade and artisan gifts, stocking stuffers, Christmas ornaments, greeting cards, original artwork and more. Raffle drawing on Saturday, December 10th.

Pin the Nose on Rudolph – 1:00am – 3:00pm
Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks Fun for the whole family.

Down East Wine Tasting – 1:0am – 5:0pm
Join us at Down East Wine Imports for a Holiday wine tastings with professional wine sales representatives, as well as 2 sommeliers. Commemorative Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude™ tasting glasses available for purchase.

Mrs. Claus’s Children’s Hour – 2:00pmFirst Family Exhibit White Columns
Join Mrs. Claus at White Columns while she reads to all the children who visit with her. All are welcome!

Christmas Cookies with Caroline Rhea – 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Decorate holiday cookies with Caroline Rhea, actress/comedian and the beloved Witch Hilda from the popular TV show, Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Rhea is also the voice of Linda Flynn-Fletcher on the Disney Channel series Phineas and Ferb. Come get a holiday laugh and bring your kids! At Galleries at Morning Walk. Advance registration required: 207-408-2236

Conversations with the Creator of Meow Meow Tweet – 3:00pm – 5:00pm
At Galleries at Morning Walk meet the co-founder of Meow Meow Tweet, Tara Pelletier, at Salty Girls Boutique! Sample products from the small batch natural vegan apothecary, ask questions and make your own holiday face mask. Outdoor fire pits for roasting marshmallows and food by Atlantic Roasters of Sanford, Maine.

11th Annual Hat Parade – 3:00pm
A parade of holiday hats for children and adults led by the Patriot Fife and Drum Duo. Show off your handmade or store bought creations. All hat wearers welcome! Gather at the town parking lot behind Dock Square by 2:45pm. Parade through Dock Square and over the bridge to Best of Everything where prizes will be awarded for various creative categories.

The Sounds of Christmas – 3:00pm
Come hear the songs of the season performed by all the choirs of The Church On the Cape.

The Patriot Fife & Drum Duo – 3:30pm – 5:00pm
The Patriot Fife & Drum Duo will stroll through the Dock Square and Lower Village shopping areas for your holiday entertainment.

35th Annual Firehouse Lobster Supper – 4:30pm – 9:00pm
Enjoy your choice of lobsters, steamers, hamburgers or hot dogs with the crew of the Washington Hose Fire Station, Lower Village, Kennebunk. Major credit & debit cards accepted. FMI: 207-967-2347 The Firehouse Lobster Supper has been a Prelude favorite for 35 years! Proceeds help to support scholarships, training and equipment for the volunteer fire company.

Lower Village Tree Lighting and Christmas Stroll – 5:30pm
Join us at the corner of Christensen Lane and Route 35 for the lighting of the Lower Village Tree with carols by the Kennebunk High School Chamber Choir, directed by Nathan Menifield. Following the lighting, enjoy the traditional stroll to the Franciscan Monastery. Sponsored by KBA member People’s United Bank.Christmas Prelude

White Columns by Candle Light – 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Enjoy seeing the house in a new light! White Columns is the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. White Columns is elaborately decorated for the Christmas season and a not to be missed look at a Victorian Christmas. After dark the house is lit by flickering candle light. $10 for non-members, free for members FMI: 207-967-2751

TreeA Celtic Christmas with Seaglass Performing Arts – 7:00pm
Join us at South Congregational Church. Under the direction of Jean Strazdes, the Chorale will be joined by Regina Delaney on Irish Harp and Ryan J. Thomson and his son Brennish on fiddle. The concert will include sacred and secular selections as well as a celebration of the Winter Solstice (which was seen as one of the most significant times of the year by the Celts). A Christmas Carol sing-a-long will conclude the concert. Tickets: $15 Adult, $12 Senior & Student Contact 207-985-8747 Tickets are also available at the door.

Passport to Prelude – 10:00am – 8:00pm – Chamber of Commerce Kiosk
Get your “Prelude Passport” hand-stamped at 6 of the 9 participating Village Art Walk galleries for your chance to win prizes of art! Take this self-guided tour during the monthly Village Art Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11th, or on your own time between Dec. 5th-13th. Themselves unique pieces of Prelude and Maine art, passports must be verified at the Chamber of Commerce kiosk in Lower Village (across the street from H.B. Provisions) by 12 p.m. on Dec. 13th to be entered into a drawing for 24 prizes.

Christmas Candlelight Caroling at the Franciscan Monastery – 6:30pm
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. NO parking on property. Sponsored by KBA member White Barn Inn.

Christmas Karaoke & DJ – 10:30pm
Sing along to your favorites including Christmas carols at Alisson’s Restaurant, located in the center of Dock Square, Kennebunkport. www.alissons.com.

Sunday, December 04, 2016
Religious Services at Local Churches
Snowy Christmas Tree
Village Baptist Church 6 Maine Street, Kennebunkport
South Congregational Church Temple Street, Kennebunkport
Church On the Cape 3 Langsford Road, Cape Porpoise
St. Anthony’s Monastery 28 Beach Avenue, Kennebunk
Sea Road Advent Christian Church 140 Sea Road, Kennebunk
First Congregational Church 141 North Street, Kennebunkport
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church 7 Portland Road (Route 1), Kennebunk
St. Martha’s Catholic Church 30 Portland Road (Route 1), Kennebunk

Breakfast with Mrs. Claus and the Elves 8:00am – 11:00am At the The Nonantum Resort – A special holiday breakfast buffet hosted by our visitors from the North Pole. Entertainment and souvenir photo provided. Adults $20, Children under 12 $10 Reservations appreciated for parties of 6 or more. 207-967-4050

American Legion Christmas Crafts Fair – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at the American Legion Hall, 102 Main St., across from the Kennebunkport Police Station. Featuring a wide variety of crafts by Maine artisans, gift baskets, baked goods, raffles, silent auction, and more! Presented by the American Legion Kennebunkport Memorial Post #159

Meet “Dogs of the Kennebunks” Calendar Creator Annie Watts – 10:00am – 1:00pm
At Digs Divots & Dogs come meet Annie Watts, creator of the 2017 “Dogs of the Kennebunks” Calendar. All profits from the sale of the calendar will benefit the Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunk.Snowy Christmas
Pooch Parade
The Prelude Holiday Gift Market – 10:00am – 2:00pm
At River Tree Arts Join us for some festive art-filled holiday shopping. Every year, River Tree Arts gallery is transformed in to a holiday wonderland featuring artwork and fine crafts by local artists and artisans. This years featured artists are Marguerite & Eloise Genest. Gift merchandise will include hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, unique hand-woven items, artwork and more. There is something for you and everyone on your holiday list this season. Each item is specifically selected for this event and priced for gift giving.

Prelude Trolley Rides at Seashore Trolley Museum – 10:00am – 3:30pm
Seashore Trolley Museum
Ride in a heated streetcar festooned with holiday greenery through the wintry Maine woods! No reservations required.
Trolley Ride tickets $6.00 per person, can be purchased at the door. Admission to the Museum store and Visitor Center is free!

Maine Women in the Arts Fine Arts & Crafts Show – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Masonic Lodge. Fine arts and crafts by Maine Women in the Arts. Refreshments will be served

Prelude Boat Rides on the F/V Nor’Easter – 10:00am
Take a cruise on the beautiful Kennebunk River onboard the Nor’Easter, an authentic commercial fishing boat all decked out for the holidays- a great photo op! The boat will provide shuttle services between the Pilot House Restaurant in Lower Village and the The Nonantum Resort on lovely Ocean Avenue. Passengers can board and disembark at either location at their leisure throughout the day or just stay onboard for a round trip ride for fun! A portion of the proceeds raised from the boat trolley will benefit a Maine Maritime Academy student. $10 per person, per trip FMI: 207-450-1831 or tomlis@gwi.netChristmas Prelude Kennebunkport
Dock Square
Coffee Roasting Demo – 11:00am – 1:00pm
Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks Come experience coffee being roasted in an antique German coffee roaster.

Trust In Prelude – 11:00am – 3:00pm
Put on by the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, Join us at the Emmons Preserve and shop with local crafters while enjoying complimentary refreshments. Bring the kiddos to make ornaments and decorate cookies. Be sure to check out our trails and relax by the fire while you are here.

Pin the Nose on Rudolph – 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks Fun for the whole family.

Prelude Open House at The Historic Inns of Kennebunkport – 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Enjoy the splendid holiday decorations of our inns! Refreshments served.
Historic Inns of Kennebunkport:
Captain Lord Mansion -6 Pleasant Street, Kennebunkport
Captain Jefferds Inn – 5 Pearl Street, Kennebunkport
Maine Stay Inn – 34 Maine Street, Kennebunkport
1802 House – 15 Locke Street, Kennebunkport
The Inn at English Meadows – 141 Port Road, Kennebunk
$10 per person. Proceeds benefit the local food pantry. kennebunkporthistoricinns

Local School Choir – 1:30pm – 2:00pm
Union Square Enjoy the songs of the season sung by a local school choir while awaiting the “Big Guy’s” arrival.
Christmas Prelude Kennebunkport
Santa Arrives by Lobster Boat – 2:00pm
After docking at David’s KPT on Ocean Avenue, follow Santa and his Lobster Elves through Dock Square to the Community House on Temple Street for photos. There may be a wait while all children and families have their special time with Santa. Sponsored by KBA member Kennebunkport Resort Collection.

Merry TubaChristmas 2016 – 3:00pm – 4:00pm
The Nonantum Resort Traditional Christmas carols performed by a tuba-euphonium choir. This lively and entertaining event is free of charge. Click here for more information.

Monday, December 05, 2016
Christmas Prelude KennebunkportChristmas House Tours of White Columns – 10:00am – 4:00pm
White Columns is the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. The house tour talks of the history of Kennebunkport, the history of the house and the Perkins family. White Columns is elaborately decorated for the Christmas season and a not to be missed look at a Victorian Christmas. Admission $10 for non-members, free for members. For more information: www.kennebunkporthistoricalsociety.com

Cookie Crawl – 11:00am – 4:00pm
Take a sweet stroll down Ocean Avenue from The Nonantum Resort to various local inns and shops to taste a variety of holiday cookies, then vote for your favorite! Stroll at your leisure Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets $10 per person – purchase at The Nonantum Resort (includes a map of the participating inns and shops) A portion of the proceeds benefit the Good Shepherd Food Bank.

The Polar Express with River Tree Arts – 5:00pm
Enjoy a holiday performance put on by the children of River Tree Arts. Come for dinner and dessert too! Dinner 5:00 p.m at The Nonantum Resort, Performance 6:00 – 7:00 p.m, then dessert. FMI & Tickets: The Nonantum Resort

Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Christmas House Tours of White Columns – 10:00am – 4:00pm
White Columns is the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. The house tour talks of the history of Kennebunkport, the history of the house and the Perkins family. White Columns is elaborately decorated for the Christmas season and a not to be missed look at a Victorian Christmas. Admission $10 for non-members, free for members. For more information: www.kennebunkporthistoricalsociety.com

Cookie Crawl – 11:00am – 4:00pm
Take a sweet stroll down Ocean Avenue from The Nonantum Resort to various local inns and shops to taste a variety of holiday cookies, then vote for your favorite! Stroll at your leisure Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets $10 per person – purchase at The Nonantum Resort (includes a map of the participating inns and shops) A portion of the proceeds benefit the Good Shepherd Food Bank.

Candlelight Tours of The Historic Inns of Kennebunkport – 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Enjoy the splendid holiday decorations of our inns!
Historic Inns of Kennebunkport:
Captain Lord Mansion -6 Pleasant Street, Kennebunkport
Captain Jefferds Inn – 5 Pearl Street, Kennebunkport
Maine Stay Inn – 34 Maine Street, Kennebunkport
1802 House – 15 Locke Street, Kennebunkport
The Inn at English Meadows – 141 Port Road, Kennebunk
$5 per person, with all proceeds going to the local food pantry. kennebunkporthistoricinns.com

Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Christmas House Tours of White Columns – 10:00am – 4:00pm
White Columns is the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. The house tour talks of the history of Kennebunkport, the history of the house and the Perkins family. White Columns is elaborately decorated for the Christmas season and a not to be missed look at a Victorian Christmas. Admission $10 for non-members, free for members. For more information: www.kennebunkporthistoricalsociety.com

Cookie Crawl – 11:00am – 4:00pm
Take a sweet stroll down Ocean Avenue from The Nonantum Resort to various local inns and shops to taste a variety of holiday cookies, then vote for your favorite! Stroll at your leisure Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets $10 per person – purchase at The Nonantum Resort (includes a map of the participating inns and shops) A portion of the proceeds benefit the Good Shepherd Food Bank.

Candlelight Tours of The Historic Inns of Kennebunkport – 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Enjoy the splendid holiday decorations of our inns!
Historic Inns of Kennebunkport:
Captain Lord Mansion -6 Pleasant Street, Kennebunkport
Captain Jefferds Inn – 5 Pearl Street, Kennebunkport
Maine Stay Inn – 34 Maine Street, Kennebunkport
1802 House – 15 Locke Street, Kennebunkport
The Inn at English Meadows – 141 Port Road, Kennebunk
$5 per person, with all proceeds going to the local food pantry. kennebunkporthistoricinns.com

Thursday, December 08 2016
Christmas House Tours of White Columns – 10:00am – 4:00pm
White Columns is the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. The house tour talks of the history of Kennebunkport, the history of the house and the Perkins family. White Columns is elaborately decorated for the Christmas season and a not to be missed look at a Victorian Christmas. Admission $10 for non-members, free for members. For more information: www.kennebunkporthistoricalsociety.com

Candlelight Tours of The Historic Inns of Kennebunkport – 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Enjoy the splendid holiday decorations of our inns!
Historic Inns of Kennebunkport:
Captain Lord Mansion -6 Pleasant Street, Kennebunkport
Captain Jefferds Inn – 5 Pearl Street, Kennebunkport
Maine Stay Inn – 34 Maine Street, Kennebunkport
1802 House – 15 Locke Street, Kennebunkport
The Inn at English Meadows – 141 Port Road, Kennebunkdocksquare-christmas-shops3
$5 per person, with all proceeds going to the local food pantry. kennebunkporthistoricinns.com

Prelude Family Skate – 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Join us at the Waterhouse Center for a night of family fun, free hot cocoa, snacks, live music and more! Sponsored by the Kennebunk Kennebunkport Arundel Chamber of Commerce, Town of Kennebunk & York County Coast Star

Christmas PreludeHoliday Crafting: Placemats & Holiday Cards – 6:00pm – 8:00pm
At River Tree Arts dress up your table with our customized holiday placemats and cards created in this two hour workshop with Judith Keleher. Examples and ideas will be provided to inspire the artistic process for all students. Bring a friend or bring your kids and enjoy a fun and creative night at River Tree Arts! This is a workshop for adults/young children. Children 10 or younger are welcome to attend with a participating adult. Cost: $25/adult, $15/children 10 or younger Register Online: www.rivertreearts.org.

Posh Prelude Pet Party & Book Signing – 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Meet Posh Celebrations authors, Posh & Susan Rogers, and join us for a night of shopping specials, posh giveaways and refreshments at Scalawags Pet Boutique. Pups welcome!

Friday, December 09 2016
Christmas House Tours of White Columns – 10:00am – 4:00pm
White Columns is the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. The house tour talks of the history of Kennebunkport, the history of the house and the Perkins family. White Columns is elaborately decorated for the Christmas season and a not to be missed look at a Victorian Christmas. Admission $10 for non-members, free for members. For more information: www.kennebunkporthistoricalsociety.com

Coffee Roasting Demo – 11:00am – 1:00pm
Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks Come experience coffee being roasted in an antique German coffee roaster.

Prelude Trolley Rides at Seashore Trolley Museum – 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Ride in a heated streetcar festooned with holiday greenery through the wintry Maine woods! No reservations required. Trolley Ride tickets $6.00 per person, can be purchased at the door.
Admission to the Museum store and Visitor Center is free!
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Hot Chocolate & Wassail with Artist Thomas Merriam – 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Join us at Auntie’s House Bakery & Gift Shop where we will be serving hot wassail and our own gourmet hot chocolate, along with some delicious homestyle cookies to our holiday customers. Special guest, local artist Thomas Merriam, will be here to greet and share stories with our guests.

The Prelude Holiday Gift Market – 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Join us at River Tree Arts for some festive art-filled holiday shopping. Every year, River Tree Arts gallery is transformed in to a holiday wonderland featuring artwork and fine crafts by local artists and artisans. This years featured artists are Marguerite & Eloise Genest. Gift merchandise will include hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, unique hand-woven items, artwork and more. There is something for you and everyone on your holiday list this season. Each item is specifically selected for this event and priced for gift giving.

Santa’s Workshop – 3:30pm – 5:30pmSanta
A fun, craft-filled workshop for kids to get into the festive season and help spread the holiday cheer! We will be making a variety of holiday crafts including paint your own ceramic mugs, perfect for hot cocoa! Local students can take the bus directly to River Tree Arts and be picked up just in time for the Tree Lighting Ceremony in Dock Square. Cost: $25 non-members, $20 members Register Online: www.rivertreearts.org

Prelude Cocktails with Caroline Rhea – 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Stop by the Galleries at Morning Walk for a visit and get a laugh from actress/comedian Caroline Rhea and enjoy a festive holiday drink.

Opening Reception to River Tree Arts Newest Exhibit: Sisterly Interpretations – 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Sisters Eloise & Marguerite Genest will showcase their paintings at River Tree Arts during the month of December. While their styles and use of media vary, they both draw inspiration from the changing moods and colors of land and seascapes, as well as the people and “creatures” who they love and who inspire their creativity. Living in different states (Eloise in MA, and Marguerite in ME), they are excited to come together during this festive time of year and look forward to greeting visitors! FMI: Call 207-967-9120 or visit www.rivertreearts.org

Passport to Prelude – 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Stop by and get your “Prelude Passport” stamped at 5 of the 8 participating Village Art Walk galleries for your chance to win prizes of art! Take this self-guided tour during the monthly Village Art Walk from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, December 9th, or on your own time between December 2-11. Pick up you free Passport at participating galleries or the Chamber of Commerce Kiosk, 1 Chase Hill Road, Kennebunk (across from H.B. Provisions). Passports must be returned by 5 p.m. on December 10th to be entered into the drawing for 16 prizes!

7th Annual Fire + Ice – 5:00pm – 10:00pm
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™! Tickets $30 per person – (Adults only, 21+)

Golden Chariot Ride & Cocktail Party – 5:00pmFire and Ice
After-dark ride aboard the Seashore Trolley Museum’s most beautiful open car through the wintery Maine woods followed by a cocktail party back at the Visitor Center. Tickets include ride, 2 signature cocktails, wine or beer, and appetizers! $25 per person Reservation information: www.trolleymuseum.org

Tree Lighting Ceremony in Dock Square – 5:30pm
Join in Christmas caroling with the Middle School of the Kennebunks Choir to begin the finale weekend of festivities as our Christmas Prelude™ continues. Sponsored by KBA member Alisson’s Restaurant. After the tree lighting, gather in the municipal parking lot behind Alisson’s Restaurant, huddle on the causeway, or the surrounding area to view the annual Prelude fireworks display.

White Columns by Candle Light – 6:00pm – 8:00pm
White Columns Enjoy seeing the house in a new light! White Columns is the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. White Columns is elaborately decorated for the Christmas season and a not to be missed look at a Victorian Christmas. After dark the house is lit by flickering candle light. $10 for non-members, free for members FMI: 207-967-2751

6th Annual Christmas Fireworks Display – 6:15pm
Enjoy our Prelude extravaganza that will take place in the cove and can be viewed from the bridge and surrounding areas. Hats off the Steve Pelkey, Atlas Pyrotechnics of Jaffrey, N.H. and all the KBA members who contributed to make this event possible.

2nd Annual Children’s Charlie Brown Christmas Party at The Village Baptist Church – 6:45pm
Walk up to the The Village Baptist Church after the fireworks and enjoy watching “A Charlie Brown Christmas” with your children. Sing Christmas songs, eat homemade goodies and expect other surprises!

Christmas Karaoke & DJ – 10:30pm
Restaurant Sing along to your favorites including Christmas carols at Alisson’s Restaurant, located in the center of Dock Square, Kennebunkport. www.alissons.com

Saturday, December 10 2016
Under the Tent Event: Morning Coffee & Breakfast Goodies 8:00am – 10:00am White Columns – Complimentary morning coffee, hot chocolate and breakfast goodies provided by KBA members Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks & Auntie’s House Bakery. Join Betsy and the gang for famous Congdon’s Donuts as your busy day begins.

Under the Tent Events – 8:00am – 3:00pm
White Columns – Look for our Christmas tent at White Columns for ongoing entertainment, festivities, and refreshments like coffee, chili, and hot dogs. Check for “Under the Tent Events” listed throughout the day! Tent sponsored by KBA member Shorelands Guest Resort.

“Chocolate Chaud” French Hot Chocolate Service – 9:00am – 12:00pm
Mornings In Paris Come sip and savor the season the way Parisians do! Chocolate Chaud will be served up throughout Prelude. Come learn it’s history and how it gets it’s signature richness!
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Holiday Craft Fair at Consolidated School – 9:00am – 3:00pm
Modeled after our wildly successful fair of the first Prelude weekend! Come see what’s new! Presented by Kennebunkport Parks & Recreation. Free admission. Donations accepted.

“Mainely Unique” Annual Craft Fair – 9:00am – 4:00pm – South Church Community House presented by the Women’s Association

Live Caricature Drawing – 10:00am – 2:00pm
Join local artist Steve Hrehovcik, who will be doing live caricature drawings while you watch! Caricature drawings are great keepsakes and a fun way to create long lasting memories. Each drawing takes approximately 10-15 minutes. $15 per person, first come first serve.

Under the Tent Event: Hands-on Tidal Pool – 10:00am – 2:00pm
Join “Coastal Carol” Steingart of Coast Encounters and go tide pooling right under the tent. You’ll roll up your sleeves and learn about the diverse ecosystem complete with sea critters. A great experience for kids of all ages.

Decorate Clay Ornaments – 10:00am – 3:00pm
River Tree Arts is excited to offer their very own hand-crafted clay ornaments for you and yours to purchase and decorate! From snowflakes to holiday lobsters, there will be a variety of ornaments for you to choose from and get creative with. Cost: $5 or $10 while supplies last! For more information: www.rivertreearts.org

Painted Mason Jar Mugs & Wine Glasses – 10:00am – 3:00pm
This workshop is perfect for all levels, ages and experiences. Paint your own functional works of art and create a unique set of glasses; perfect for a gift, or to keep for yourself! Cost: $10 per glass, while supplies last. For more information: www.rivertreearts.org

Prelude Trolley Rides at Seashore Trolley Museum – 10:00am – 3:30pm
Ride in a heated streetcar festooned with holiday greenery through the wintry Maine woods! No reservations required. Trolley Ride tickets $6.00 per person, can be purchased at the door. Admission to the Museum store and Visitor Center is free!Mrs Clause

Christmas House Tours of White Columns – 10:00am – 4:00pm
White Columns is the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. The house tour talks of the history of Kennebunkport, the history of the house and the Perkins family. White Columns is elaborately decorated for the Christmas season and a not to be missed look at a
Victorian Christmas. Admission $10 for non-members, free for members FMI: www.kennebunkporthistoricalsociety.com
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The Prelude Holiday Gift Market – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Join us for some festive art-filled holiday shopping. Every year, River Tree Arts gallery is transformed in to a holiday wonderland featuring artwork and fine crafts by local artists and artisans. This years featured artists are Marguerite & Eloise Genest. Gift merchandise will include hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, unique hand-woven items, artwork and more. There is something for you and everyone on your holiday list this season. Each item is specifically selected for this event and priced for gift giving.

Prelude Boat Rides on the F/V Nor’Easter – 10:00am
Take a cruise on the beautiful Kennebunk River onboard the Nor’Easter, an authentic commercial fishing boat all decked out for the holidays- a great photo op! The boat will provide shuttle services between the Pilot House Restaurant in Lower Village and The Nonantum Resort on lovely Ocean Avenue. Passengers can board and disembark at either location at their leisure throughout the day or just stay onboard for a round trip ride for fun! A portion of the proceeds raised from the boat trolley will benefit a Maine Maritime Academy student. $10 per person, per trip FMI: 207-450-1831 or tomlis@gwi.net

Gingerbread House Making – 10:30am – 12:30pm
Children and adults alike will love making their own gingerbread houses with plenty of frosting, sprinkles and festive holiday decorations! A portion of the proceeds will go to a local charity. Sponsored by the Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Arundel Chamber of Commerce.$2 per person; ages 2 and under free Reservations requested. 207-967-4050 Free Intown Trolley shuttle to/from Dock Square to The Nonantum Resort. Round trips running 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Under the Tent Event: Holiday Photo Booth – 10:30am – 2:30pm
A unique old fashioned picture booth complete with an array of hats and boas to make your photos more interesting. Sponsored by KBA member The Nonantum Resort.

Pugdashians Support Pug Rescue – 11:00am – 1:00pm
Digs Divots & Dogs For the past two years “The Pugdashians”, in their Christmas attire, have been attracting crowds during Prelude for pictures, cuddles, and ohhs and as for their pugginess. 2017 Calendars will be on sale with all proceeds benefitting Pug Rescue of New England.

Under the Tent Event: Five Alarm Chili – 11:00am – 2:00pm
Stop by to taste the Kennebunkport Fire Department’s famous chili and dogs. Vehicles from our local stations will allow close up viewing. Fun for the whole family. Many thanks to the volunteer men and women of the Kennebunkport Fire Department.

Under the Tent Event: Pony Rides – 11:00am – 3:00pm
Our pony will take the youngsters on a short trip up and down Union Street.

Under the Tent Event: Wells Junior High School Select Chorus – 11:00am
Enjoy the songs of the season sung by Wells Junior High School’s Select Chorus.

Kennebunkport Bell Ringers – 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library Kennebunkport Bell Ringers will present a program of handbell music and recorder music.
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Pin the Nose on Rudolph – 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks Fun for the whole family!

The Patriot Fife & Drum Duo – 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Stroll through Dock Square and Lower Village shopping areas for your holiday entertainment.

Down East Wine Tasting – 1:0am – 5:0pm
Join us at Down East Wine Imports for a Holiday wine tastings with professional wine sales representatives, as well as 2 sommeliers. Commemorative Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude™ tasting glasses available for purchase.

Mrs. Claus’s Children’s Hour – 2:00pm
Join Mrs. Claus at White Columns while she reads to all the children who visit with her. All are welcome!

Create Holiday Flower Infused Bath Salts – 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Come make beautiful holiday flower infused Bath Salts with the ladies at Salty Girls Boutique in Gallery 6. The Galleries at Morning Walk Raffle winner will also be announced!
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Hot Chocolate & Wassail with Artist Thomas Merriam – 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Auntie’s House Bakery & Gift Shop We will be serving hot wassail and our own gourmet hot chocolate, along with some delicious homestyle cookies to our holiday customers. Special guest, local artist Thomas Merriam, will be here to greet and share stories with our guests.

The Walk to Bethlehem – 4:30pm
Be part of the candlelight procession that follows Mary and Joseph as they seek shelter at three historic inns only to be turned away and finally shown to a manger; hymns, carols, and scripture readings followed by hot chocolate and cookies. Procession begins at the top of the River Green in front of the Captain Lord Mansion off Ocean Avenue. Sponsored by KBA members The Historic Inns of KennebunkSantaport -1802 House, Captain Jefferds Inn, Captain Lord Mansion, Maine Stay Inn & The Inn at English Meadows.
Fire and Ice
7th Annual Fire + Ice – 5:00pm – 10:00pm
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™! Tickets $30 per person – (Adults only, 21+) Purchase tickets online: CLICK HERE TO ORDER

White Columns by Candle Light – 6:00pm – 8:00pm
White Columns Enjoy seeing the house in a new light! White Columns is the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. White Columns is elaborately decorated for the Christmas season and a not to be missed look at a Victorian Christmas. After dark the house is lit by flickering candle light. $10 for non-members, free for members FMI: 207-967-2751

Christmas Karaoke & DJ – 10:30pm
Restaurant Sing along to your favorites including Christmas carols at Alisson’s Restaurant, located in the center of Dock Square, Kennebunkport. www.alissons.com

Sunday, December 11 2016
Religious Services at Local Churches Snowy Christmas
Village Baptist Church 6 Maine Street, Kennebunkport
South Congregational Church Temple Street, Kennebunkport
Church On the Cape 3 Langsford Road, Cape Porpoise
St. Anthony’s Monastery 28 Beach Avenue, Kennebunk
Sea Road Advent Christian Church 140 Sea Road, Kennebunk
First Congregational Church 141 North Street, Kennebunkport
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church 7 Portland Road (Route 1), Kennebunk
St. Martha’s Catholic Church 30 Portland Road (Route 1), Kennebunk

Mrs ClauseBreakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus 8:00am – 11:00am At The Nonantum Resort – Bring your child for a special holiday feast hosted by Santa! Enjoy an extensive buffet with specialty treats, plus entertainment and souvenir photo provided. Adults $22, Children under 12 $10 Reservations are appreciated for parties of 6 or more. 207-967-4050

Meet “Dogs of the Kennebunks” Calendar Creator Annie Watts – 8-10amChristmas Prelude Kennebunkport. Digs Divots & Dogs Come meet Annie Watts, creator of the 2017 “Dogs of the Kennebunks” Calendar. All profits from the sale of the calendar will benefit the Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunk.

The Prelude Holiday Gift Market – 10:00am – 2:00pm
Join us for some festive art-filled holiday shopping. Every year, River Tree Arts gallery is transformed in to a holiday wonderland featuring artwork and fine crafts by local artists and artisans. This years featured artists are Marguerite & Eloise Genest. Gift merchandise will include hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, unique hand-woven items, artwork and more. There is something for you and everyone on your holiday list this season. Each item is specifically selected for this event and priced for gift giving.

Prelude Trolley Rides at Seashore Trolley Museum – 10:00am – 3:30pm
Ride in a heated streetcar festooned with holiday greenery through the wintry Maine woods! No reservations required. Trolley Ride tickets $6.00 per person, can be purchased at the door. Admission to the Museum store and Visitor Center is free!

Prelude Boat Rides on the F/V Nor’Easter – 10:00am
Take a cruise on the beautiful Kennebunk River onboard the Nor’Easter, an authentic commercial fishing boat all decked out for the holidays- a great photo op! The boat will provide shuttle services between the Pilot House Restaurant in Lower Village and The Nonantum Resort on lovely Ocean Avenue. Passengers can board and disembark at either location at their leisure throughout the day or just stay onboard for a round trip ride for fun! A portion of the proceeds raised from the boat trolley will benefit a Maine Maritime Academy student. $10 per person, per trip FMI: 207-450-1831 or tomlis@gwi.net

Coffee Roasting Demo – 11:00am – 12:00pm
Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks Come experience coffee being roasted in an antique German coffee roaster.

Pooch ParadePooch Parade - 6th Annual Pooch Parade – 11:00 am
Follow the Portland Sea Dog’s Mascot Slugger and your pooches wearing their favorite holiday attire and join in or simply enjoy watching. Parade begins at Consolidated School, School Street/Route 9 east. Strut toward Dock Square to Ocean Avenue & Union Street and finish at the tent at White Columns. Sponsored by KBA member Scalawags Pet Boutique.

Pooch Parade After-Pawty at Scalawags! – 12:00 pm – 2:00pm
Posh Celebrations authors, Posh & Susan Rogers, will share posh party tips for the holidays. Refreshments, raffle and merrymaking. Dogs welcome!

Pin the Nose on Rudolph – 1:00 pm – 3:00pm
Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks Fun for the whole family!

Santa Arrives by Fire Engine in Cape Porpoise Square – 2:00 pm
Meet St Nick at Cape Porpoise Kitchen, Cape Porpoise Square. Photos for children of all ages. Hot chocolate and candy canes aplenty. Sponsored by Cape Porpoise Kitchen.

Most shops remain open for Holiday Shopping through Christmas!

Kennebunkport's Christmas Prelude is a KBA - Kennebunkport Business Association Event.
All programs and events subject to change without notice.

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 Most shops remain open for Holiday Shopping through Christmas!

Kennebunkport's Christmas Prelude is a KBA - Kennebunkport Business Association Event. All programs and events subject to change without notice.

Our Christmas Prelude Package Includes:
  2 Nights Lodging
  2 Continental Breakfasts
  Dinner for Two Valid at area restaurants ($30 Certificate) valid at participating Package Partner Restaurants
  Special 1pm Late Check Out (Not valid for Friday or Sat Check outs)
  Easy access to all of nearby Kennebunkport's great events
  Over $500 in Discount Coupons to nearby Kittery Shopping Outlet's

All for only $72 to 85 per person for 2-Nights!

You can stay in Kennebunkport and pay double or triple that or you can stay with us 15 minutes away for these great prices! Limited Space still available.

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