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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 $69 to 84 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

Below is the 2015 Schedule - 2016 should be very similar

Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Dinner 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Dinner Theatre featuring Scenes from the Nutcracker. Play begins at 6:30 p.m.
Nonantum Resort - 207-967-4050. Dinner, Dessert & Play (reserved seating): $25 Adult, $12 Children
Performed by the young actors and actresses from River Tree Arts. Play & Dessert Only: $10 Adult, $5 Children (Family Maximum $25). Seating is limited. Please reserve your tickets early to avoid disappointment. A significant portion of the proceeds will be donated to River Tree Arts.

First Family Exhibit White ColumnsThursday, December 03, 2015
Christmas Prelude SignHats Off To Prelude - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Debut of festive hand knitted hats for the holidays! Perfect to wear for the tree lighting ceremony and hat parade! Ho Ho Ho. farm + table - 8 Langsford Road, Kennebunkport, Maine 207-604-8029

Maine Foodie Tours 11:30am - 1:30pm 207-233-7485 ext. 2
Taste your way through Prelude in Kennebunkport and Lower Village, Kennebunk with our experienced guide. You will have award winning clam chowder, local craft beer, Maine artisan cheese, the "Official Maine Treat", and much more. Learn about the history of the area and the foods you are sampling, while checking out the beautiful sights on this easy 1/2 mile walk. Tour begins at 2 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport
Cost: $52 per person Reservations: www.mainefoodietours.com or 207-233-7485 ext. 2

Maine Women in the Arts Pre-Prelude Show Opening - 5:00pm - 7:00pm - Masonic Lodge

Beaded Snowflakes & Ornament Decorating - 6:00pm - 8:00pm - River Tree Arts

Songs of the Season 7:00pm - 8:00pm - River Tree Arts

Christmas Champagne & Ales at White Columns 7:00pm - 9:00pm
At the festively decorated White Columns, the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. Presented by the Kennebunkport Historical Society. $25 per person. Reservations limited. 8 Maine Street Kennebunkport. 967-2741

Christmas Prelude SignFriday, December 4, 2015
"Chocolate Chaud" French Hot Chocolate Service - 6:30am - 5:00pm - 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.

Winter Warmers Open House - 10:00am - 4:00pm - Cape Porpoise Square
Cape Porpoise Kitchen will be serving samples of all your winter favorites - mulled cider, cookies and hot chocolate. 967-1150

Hats Off To Prelude - 10:00am - 6:00pm - farm + table
Debut of festive hand knitted hats for the holidays! Perfect to wear for the tree lighting ceremony and hat parade! Ho Ho Ho 604-8029

The Prelude Holiday Gift Show - 10:00am - 6:00pm - River Tree Arts

Prelude Show of Fine Arts & Crafts - 7:00pm - Masonic Lodge

Deck the Halls, Tour White Columns - 10:00am - 8:00pm
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. The First Families Museum will display a Bush Christmas, showing many pictures and items from President Bush and his family. Gift Shop open: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission $10 per person. Tours will leave on the hour.

Maine Art Holiday Show - 10:00am - 8:00pm - Maine Art Paintings & Sculpture 967-2803
A selection of small works by Maine Art's artists will be available for purchase. Celebrate the gift of giving with original artwork this Holiday Season. Artist Reception 5pm-8pm during the Village Art Walk!

Passport to Prelude - 2015 10:00am - 8:00pm - Chamber of Commerce Kiosk 967-0857
Christmas Prelude KennebunkportGet 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.

Maine Foodie Tours - 11:30am - 01:30pm - Dock Square
Taste your way through Prelude in Kennebunkport and Lower Village, Kennebunk with our experienced guide. You will have award winning clam chowder, local craft beer, Maine artisan cheese, the "Official Maine Treat", and much more. Learn about the history of the area and the foods you are sampling, while checking out the beautiful sights on this easy 1/2 mile walk. Tour begins at 2 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport. Cost: $52 per person - Reservations: www.mainefoodietours.com or 207-233-7485 ext. 2

Prelude Trolley Rides - 1:00pm - 3:30pm - Seashore Trolley Museum 967-2800
Ride the rails in a heated streetcar festooned with holiday greenery through the Maine woods!
$6 per person at the door

Lobster TreeHappy Hour at RTA - 4:00pm - 6:00pm - River Tree Arts
Come gather in our beautiful and toasty warm gallery before heading to the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Dock Square. Hot cocoa and cheer will be provided! 967-9120

Fish Chowder Supper - 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Wildwood Fire Station - 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.

Golden Chariot Ride & Cocktail Party - 4:45pm - 6:00pm - Seashore Trolley Museum 967-2800
After dark ride aboard the Seashore Trolley Museum's most beautiful open trolley, followed by a cocktail party in the Visitor's Center.
$25 per person includes ride, 2 drinks & appetizers. TICKETS: 207-967-2800 x101 or 111 trolleymuseum.org

Prelude to Prelude at Snug Harbor Farm - 7:30pm - Snug Harbor Farm 967-2414
Join us at Snug Harbor Farm for a nibble and a sip while shopping our Pop-Up Prelude Barn Boutique, filled with some of our favorite artisans' work. An opening reception will be help Friday, December 4th from 5-7:30 p.m., where you can meet the artists and shop their unique collections compiled exclusively for Snug Harbor Farm. This unique collection of work will be available through December 13th! Shop now while supplies last!

Tree Lighting Dinner -5:30pm - 9:00pm - Nonantum Resort
Join in Christmas caroling in the town center as Kennebunkport kicks off the holiday season. Then head to the award-winning 95 Ocean restaurant at The Nonantum Resort for a special dinner menu and live holiday entertainment.
For reservations, please call 207-967-4050

Tree Lighting Ceremony in Dock Square -5:30pm Dock Square
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.

Prelude Open House at Ocean View Properties - 6:00pm - Ocean View Properties

Light Up the Tree in Cape Porpoise - 6:30pm - 07:30pm - Cape Porpoise Kitchen
Before, during and after the Lobster Trap Tree Lighting, enjoy hot chocolate and mulled cider.

Prelude Earth Pop Up - 06:30pm - TABLE

Bonfire - 07:00pm - Washington Hose Fire Station - 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.

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 member Bradbury Bros. Market.

Christmas Karaoke & DJ - 09:00pm - 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.

Saturday, December 5, 2015
"Chocolate Chaud" French Hot Chocolate Service - 6:30am - 5:00pm - 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.

Blueberry Pancake Breakfast - 7:00am - 10:00am - Washington Hose Fire Station

Atlantic Hall Prelude Fair - 7:45am - 2:30pm - Atlantic Hall

Cape Porpoise Christmas Fair - 8:00am - 12:00pm - Church On the Cape 967-5787
Christmas craft tables, gifts, a full assortment of goods from our Cargo Shop, bake sale, cookie exchange and much more!

American Legion Christmas Craft Fair - 8:00am - 3:00pm - American Legion Hall

25th Annual Christmas Fair - 9:00am - 2:00pm - The Center 967-8514
Featuring balsam wreaths, swags, and sprays with hand-tied bows, boxwood trees, decorative centerpieces, and an array of Christmas items at The Center in Lower Village.

Holiday Craft Fair at Consolidated School - 9:00am - 3:00pm - Consolidated School
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.Christmas Prelude Kennebunkport

"Mainely Unique" Annual Craft Fair - 9:00am - 4:00pm - South Church Community House

Pop-Up Prelude Barn Boutique - 9:00am - 5:00pm - Snug Harbor Farm

The Prelude Holiday Gift Show - 9:00am - 6:00pm - River Tree Arts

Snowy Christmas TreeChristmas Card Workshop - 10:00am - 12:00pm - River Tree Arts

Coffee Roasting Demo - 10:00am - 12:00pm - Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks

Antique Appraisals by Richard Oliver - 10:00am - 1:00pm - Hurlbutt Designs

Christmas Fair & Chowder Luncheon - 10:00am - 1:30pm - First Congregational Church

6th Annual Artisan's Market - 10:00am - 2:00pm - Bandaloop

Holiday Craft Fair at The Village Baptist Church - 10:00am - 3:00pm - Village Baptist Church

Lobster Buoy Workshop - 10:00am - 3:00pm - River Tree Arts

Prelude Trolley Rides - 10:00am - 3:30pm - Seashore Trolley Museum
Ride the rails in a heated streetcar festooned with holiday greenery through the Maine woods!
$6 per person at the door. 967-2800

Winter Warmers Open House - 10:00am - 4:00pm - Cape Porpoise Square
Cape Porpoise Kitchen will be serving samples of all your winter favorites - mulled cider, cookies and hot chocolate. 967-1150

5th Annual Christmas Tree Tour - 10:00am - 5:00pm - Washington Hose
Experience the holiday season in the homes of local families and businesses, featuring uniquely decorated trees by homeowners paired with local artists and designers. Kick-off is at 10:00 a.m. at Washington Hose (159 Port Road) in Lower Village, where maps will be available until 3:00 p.m. Benefitting the Kennebunk High School Class of 2016. Houses will be open until 5:00 p.m. for tours. $20 in advance, $25 on day of event. FMI: Call 207-272-7927. christmastreetour.weebly.com

First Family Exhibit White ColumnsFree Trolley Shuttle - 10:00am - 5:00pm - 30 North Street Parking Lot
Sponsored by local businesses and Intown Trolley, enjoy a festive trolley ride through town, with stops at 30 North Street Parking Lot, Dock Square & sponsoring businesses. 967-3686

Prelude Show of Fine Arts & Crafts - 10:00am - 5:00pm - Masonic Lodge

Mocktails + Cocktails - 10:00am - 6:00pm - farm + table

Deck the Halls, Tour White Columns - 10:00am - 08:00pm - White Columns

Maine Art Holiday Show - 10:00am - 8:00pm - Maine Art Paintings & Sculpture

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.

TreeGingerbread House Making - 10:30am - 12:30pm - Nonantum Resort
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 non-profit.
$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 10am-5pm

The Wandering Christmas Minstrel - 11:00am - 1:00pm - Dock Square

Prelude Luncheon - 11:00am - 2:30pm - Nonantum Resort
Enjoy a special holiday menu of New England comfort food lovingly prepared by Maine Chef of the Year 2014, plus live holiday entertainment by pianist Jim Ciampi. Adults $16, Children 12 and under $8. For reservations, please call 207-967-4050

Meet the Artist - 11:00am - 4:00pm - Abacus Gallery

Prelude Doughnut Shoppe - 11:00am - 4:00pm - TABLE

Public Chili Luncheon - 11:30am - 1:30pm - South Congregational Church
Downstairs at South Church Community House. Warm up with a warm lunch across from the Post Office. Presented by the South Congregational Church.

Pooch ParadeDecorate Hand-Crafted Clay Ornaments - 12:00pm - 3:00pm - River Tree Arts

DIY Santa Hats - 12:00pm - 3:00pm - River Tree Arts

Pin the Nose on Rudolph - 1:00pm - 3:00pm - Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks

Down East Wine Tasting - 1:00pm - 5:00pm - Down East Wine Imports

Mrs. Claus's Children's Hour - 2:00pm - White Columns

10th Annual Hat Parade - 3:00pm - Dock Square
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. Sponsored by KBA member Best of Everything.

The Sounds of Christmas - 3:00pm - Church On the Cape

The Patriot Fife & Drum Duo - 3:30pm - 05:00pm - Dock Square

Lyricora Christmas Concert - 4:00pm - South Congregational Church

33rd Annual Firehouse Lobster Bake - 9:00pm - Washington Hose Fire Station
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 Bake has been a Prelude favorite for 33 years! Proceeds help to support scholarships, training and equipment for the volunteer fire company.

Dock SquareCelebrate the Spirit of the Season - 6:00pm - Seashore Trolley Museum - Family-friendly after dark ride in a heated trolley car starts this celebration of Christmas and Hanukkah - then live music, food, non-alcoholic beverages and games back at the Visitor's Center
$25 per person includes ride and party FOR TICKETS Call: 207-967-2800 x101 or 111 trolleymuseum.org

Lower Village Tree Lighting and Christmas Stroll - 5:30pm - Corner of Christensen Lane and Route 35
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 Candlelight Caroling at the Franciscan Monastery - 6:30pm - Franciscan Monastery
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 The White Barn Inn.

Prelude Earth Pop Up - 6:30pm - TABLE
Prelude Pop-up Earth at Table. Friday December 4 & 5, 2015. Seating for 4-course dinner at 6:30 p.m. $105 per person. Included: snacks, appetizers, entree and dessert. Alcohol/Drinks additional. Reservations are available via OpenTable at http://www.opentable.com/earth-at-hidden-pond

Woodfired pizza and Earth's signature snacks available after 8:30 p.m. on 12/4 & 12/5. No reservations required.

Christmas Karaoke & DJ - 9:00pm - Alisson's Restaurant
Sing along to your favorites including Christmas carols at Alisson's Restaurant, located in the center of Dock Square, Kennebunkport. 967-4841

Sunday, December 6, 2015
Sunday morning: religious services at local churches.

Breakfast with Mrs. Claus and the Elves 8:00 am - 11:00 am At 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.

First Family Exhibit White ColumnsSnowy ChristmasAmerican Legion Christmas Crafts Fair - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at the 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.

Seashore Trolley Holiday Rides 10:00 am - 3:30 pm - The Seashore Trolley Museum - Ride the rails on heated streetcars festooned with fresh greenery, through the wintry Maine Woods!

Prelude Show of Fine Arts & Crafts - 10:00am - 4:00pm - Masonic Lodge

Maine Art Holiday Show - 10:00am - 5:00pm - Maine Art Paintings & Sculpture 967-2803
A selection of small works by Maine Art's artists will be available for purchase. Celebrate the gift of giving with original artwork this Holiday Season.

Mocktails + Cocktails - 10:00am - 6:00pm - farm + table 604-8029
'tis the season! Stock your bar cart and sample small batch cocktail/mocktail syrups! Gingerbread Old Fashioned, anyone???

Christmas Prelude KennebunkportPassport 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.

"The Bushytails" Book Signing with Heather Bruhl - 11:30am - 1:30pm - River Tree Arts
We are excited to host children's book author, Heather Bruhl, and the signing of her new book "The Bushytails - A Political Family of Squirrels" inspired by Kennebunkport's first family.

Trust In Prelude - 12:00pm - 4:00pm - Kennebunkport Conservation Trust
Join the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust for our 2nd Annual Trust In Prelude holiday gathering! Trust In Prelude will feature an intimate craft fair and children's activities at our headquarters on the Emmons Preserve. Guests will enjoy Christmas carols by a roaring fire, complimentary refreshments, shopping with local crafters, a cookie and ornament decorating station for the kiddos, and the chance to explore our trails. The fair is free and open to the public.

Pin the Nose on Rudolph - 1:00pm - 3:00pm Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks

Prelude Open House at The Historic Inns of Kennebunkport - 1:00pm - 3:00pm - Historic Inns of Kennebunkport
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 suggested donation. Proceeds benefit the local food bank.

Christmas Prelude KennebunkportMiddle School of the Kennebunks Choir - 1:30pm - 2:00pm - Union Square

Santa Arrives by Lobster Boat - 2:00pm - David's KPT
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.

Progressive Dinner via Trolley - 5:30pm - 09:30pm - Nonantum Resort 967-4050
Join in a festive holiday progressive dinner via trolley with stops and courses at various Kennebunkport area restaurants. Along the ride, take in the beautiful tree lightings and decorations.

Monday, December 7, 2015
Pop-Up Prelude Barn Boutique - 9:00am - 5:00pm - Snug Harbor Farm 967-2414
Join us at Snug Harbor Farm for a nibble and a sip while shopping our Pop-Up Prelude Barn Boutique, filled with some of our favorite artisans' work. This unique collection of work will be available through December 13th! Shop now while supplies last!

Deck the Halls, Tour White Columns - 10:00am - 04:00pm - White Columns 967-2751
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. The First Families Museum will display a Bush Christmas, showing many pictures and items from President Bush and his family.

Maine Art Holiday Show - 10:00am - 5:00pm - Maine Art Paintings & Sculpture
A selection of small works by Maine Art's artists will be available for purchase. Celebrate the gift of giving with original artwork this Holiday Season.

The Prelude Holiday Gift Show - 10:00am - 5:00pm - River Tree Arts 967-9120
Every year our gallery is transformed into an art-filled holiday wonderland featuring artwork and fine crafts by local artists and artisans! Gift merchandise will include pottery, jewelry, unique handwoven 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.

SantaCookie Crawl - 11:00am - 4:00pm - Nonantum Resort
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 between Monday-Thursday, 11am-4pm. Tickets $10 per person - purchase at The Nonantum Resort. Half the proceeds will benefit a local non-profit

Maine Foodie Tours - 11:30am - 1:30pm - Dock Square
Taste your way through Prelude in Kennebunkport and Lower Village, Kennebunk with our experienced guide. You will have award winning clam chowder, local craft beer, Maine artisan cheese, the "Official Maine Treat", and much more. Learn about the history of the area and the foods you are sampling, while checking out the beautiful sights on this easy 1/2 mile walk. Tour begins at 2 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport Cost: $52 per person. Reservations: www.mainefoodietours.com or 207-233-7485 ext. 2

Jumpstart Your Holiday Season - 3:00pm - 5:00pm - Breakwater Inn and Spa 967-2337
Seasonal refreshments, mini massages and tips on how to stay rejuvenated through the holidays.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Pop-Up Prelude Barn Boutique - 9:00am - 5:00pm - Snug Harbor Farm 967-2414
Join us at Snug Harbor Farm for a nibble and a sip while shopping our Pop-Up Prelude Barn Boutique, filled with some of our favorite artisans' work. This unique collection of work will be available through December 13th! Shop now while supplies last!

Deck the Halls, Tour White Columns - 10:00am - 04:00pm - White Columns 967-2751
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. The First Families Museum will display a Bush Christmas, showing many pictures and items from President Bush and his family.

Maine Art Holiday Show - 10:00am - 5:00pm - Maine Art Paintings & Sculpture
A selection of small works by Maine Art's artists will be available for purchase. Celebrate the gift of giving with original artwork this Holiday Season.

Christmas Prelude KennebunkportThe Prelude Holiday Gift Show - 10:00am - 5:00pm - River Tree Arts 967-9120
Every year our gallery is transformed into an art-filled holiday wonderland featuring artwork and fine crafts by local artists and artisans! Gift merchandise will include pottery, jewelry, unique handwoven 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.

Cookie Crawl - 11:00am - 4:00pm - Nonantum Resort
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 between Monday-Thursday, 11am-4pm. Tickets $10 per person - purchase at The Nonantum Resort. Half the proceeds will benefit a local non-profit

Maine Foodie Tours - 11:30am - 1:30pm - Dock Square
Taste your way through Prelude in Kennebunkport and Lower Village, Kennebunk with our experienced guide. You will have award winning clam chowder, local craft beer, Maine artisan cheese, the "Official Maine Treat", and much more. Learn about the history of the area and the foods you are sampling, while checking out the beautiful sights on this easy 1/2 mile walk.
Tour begins at 2 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport Cost: $52 per person. Reservations: www.mainefoodietours.com or 207-233-7485 ext. 2

Jumpstart Your Holiday Season - 3:00pm - 5:00pm - Breakwater Inn and Spa 967-2337
SeaSeasonal refreshments, mini massages and tips on how to stay rejuvenated through the holidays.

Candlelight Tours of The Historic Inns of Kennebunkport - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Suggested donation $5 with all proceeds going to the local food bank. 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

Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest - 5:00pm - 6:00pm - Stripers Waterside Restaurant 967-3118
Come dressed in your favorite ugly holiday sweater! Think tacky chic... Prizes will be awarded for ugliest, most original and judges choice.

Wednesday, December 9
Pop-Up Prelude Barn Boutique - 9:00am - 5:00pm - Snug Harbor Farm 967-2414
Join us at Snug Harbor Farm for a nibble and a sip while shopping our Pop-Up Prelude Barn Boutique, filled with some of our favorite artisans' work. White ColumnsThis unique collection of work will be available through December 13th! Shop now while supplies last!

Deck the Halls, Tour White Columns - 10:00am - 04:00pm - White Columns 967-2751
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. The First Families Museum will display a Bush Christmas, showing many pictures and items from President Bush and his family.

Maine Art Holiday Show - 10:00am - 5:00pm - Maine Art Paintings & Sculpture
A selection of small works by Maine Art's artists will be available for purchase. Celebrate the gift of giving with original artwork this Holiday Season.

The Prelude Holiday Gift Show - 10:00am - 5:00pm - River Tree Arts 967-9120
Every year our gallery is transformed into an art-filled holiday wonderland featuring artwork and fine crafts by local artists and artisans! Gift merchandise will include pottery, jewelry, unique handwoven 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.

Christmas PreludeCookie Crawl - 11:00am - 4:00pm - Nonantum Resort
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 between Monday-Thursday, 11am-4pm.
Tickets $10 per person - purchase at The Nonantum Resort. Half the proceeds will benefit a local non-profit

Maine Foodie Tours - Pooch Parade11:30am - 1:30pm - Dock Square
Taste your way through Prelude in Kennebunkport and Lower Village, Kennebunk with our experienced guide. You will have award winning clam chowder, local craft beer, Maine artisan cheese, the "Official Maine Treat", and much more. Learn about the history of the area and the foods you are sampling, while checking out the beautiful sights on this easy 1/2 mile walk. Tour begins at 2 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport Cost: $52 per person. Reservations: www.mainefoodietours.com or 207-233-7485 ext. 2

Jumpstart Your Holiday Season - 3:00pm - 5:00pm - Breakwater Inn and Spa 967-2337
Seasonal refreshments, mini massages and tips on how to stay rejuvenated through the holidays.

Candlelight Tours of The Historic Inns of Kennebunkport - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Suggested donation $5 with all proceeds going to the local food bank. 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

Holiday Season Trivia Night - 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Stripers Waterside Restaurant 967-3118
Come in for some seasonal cocktails and food. Warm yourself by the fire while we ask you questions about songs, dates, events and movies of the holiday season. Let's see who is the Master of Holiday Trivia!

Thursday, December 10
Holiday Shopping All Day

Pop Up Prelude Barn Boutique - 9:00am- 5:00pm - Snug Harbor Farm – nibble and sip while you shop at this great farm barn. Join us at Snug Harbor Farm for a nibble and a sip while shopping our Pop-Up Prelude Barn Boutique, filled with some of our favorite artisans' work. Shop while supplies last!

Prelude Holiday Gift Show - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm – River Tree Arts – holiday crafts and art on display as gifts for purchase.

Maine Art Holiday Show - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm – Maine Art Gallery – fine art and sculpture on display and for sale.

Cookie Crawl – 11:00am - 4:00pm – Nonantum Resort – Stroll Ocean Ave starting from the Nonantum, stopping for cookie at local inns and shops, offered Monday – Thursday, $10 tickets

Jump Start Your Holiday Season – 3:00- 5:00pm – Breakwater Inn and Spa - Seasonal refreshments, mini massages and tips on how to stay rejuvenated through the holidays.

Candlelight Tours of The Historic Inns of Kennebunkport - 4:00pm - 6:00pm – Tour Captain Lord Mansion, Captain Jefferds Inn, 1802 House, and The Inn at English Meadows by candlelight. $5 donation.

Fire + Ice VIP Night - Nonantum Resort - 5:00-10:00pm – Exclusive evening with dinner dancing, and a firsthand experience of the outdoor Bonfires, Ice Bars & Sculptures, Live Music and Black Tie suggested with a Suits and LL Bean boots theme. $150 per person for dinner, drinks and dancing. (Adults only 21+) benefits Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital.

Prelude Family Skating Party & Christmas Market - 6:00pm - 9:00pm -Waterhouse Pavilion Downtown Kennebunk (Rt 1) – free skating party and local crafts on display.

Maine Craft Beer Dinner - 7:00pm - Stripers Waterside Restaurant - a four-course dinner of Maine crafted beer and food pairing $60pp. Reservations Breakwater Inn and Spa 207-967-3118

Country Christmas Live – 9:00pm - Alisson's Restaurant

Friday, December 11th 2015
"Chocolate Chaud" French Hot Chocolate Service - 6:30am- 5:00pm - 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.

Holiday Shopping All day

SantaPop Up Prelude Barn Boutique - 9:00am- 5:00pm - Snug Harbor Farm – nibble and sip while you shop at this great farm barn. Join us at Snug Harbor Farm for a nibble and a sip while shopping our Pop-Up Prelude Barn Boutique, filled with some of our favorite artisans' work. This unique collection of work will be available through December 13th! Shop now while supplies last!

Prelude Holiday Gift Show - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm – River Tree Arts – holiday crafts and art on display as gifts for purchase.

Crafting and Holiday Mitten Tree - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm – Graves Memorial Library – donate mittens, hats, scarves to the tree, to benefit York County Family Shelter.

Winter Warmers Open House – 10:00am- 4:00pm – Cape Porpoise Kitchen – holiday snacks and treats available for sale.

Deck The Halls Tour of White Columns - 10:00am – 8:00pm – See this beautiful 1853 Greek revival in its elegant Victorian holiday décor, and the First Family Bush Legacy Museum. $10 Tours hourly by the Kennebunkport Historical Society.

Christmas Prelude KennebunkportPassport to Prelude - 10:00am – 8:00pm – visit 6 of 9 local art galleries and get your Passport stamped to be entered to win prizes. Get your Passport to Prelude at Chris Becker Gallery, Maine Art, River Tree Arts, Wendy Webster Good Fine Art, and get verified by Sunday 12pm at the Kennebunk Chamber Kiosk.

Prelude Trolley Rides – 1:00-3:30pm – Seashore Trolley Museum – Enjoy a festive trolley ride through the Maine woods, $6 per passenger. 207-967-2800

Golden Chariot Ride - 4:45 pm - Seashore Trolley Museum - Ride in the Museum's most beautiful open car through the wintry Maine woods, followed by cocktails back at the Visitor Center. $25 tickets includes 2 drinks and appetizers. . 207-967-2800

Maine Art Reception - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm – Maine Art Gallery – fine art and sculpture om display – part of the Village Art Walk.

6th Annual Fire + Ice - Nonantum Resort - 5:00-10:00pm - Outdoor Bonfires, Ice Bars & Sculptures, Local Food and Live Music with the Tony Boffa Band, $25 pp (Adults only 21+) benefits Make and Education of the Kennebunk’s Foundation.

Christmas Prelude KennebunkportTree Lighting Ceremony in Dock Square - 5:30 pm - Christmas caroling kicks off the finale weekend of festivities at Christmas Prelude. After the tree lighting, view the annual Prelude fireworks display.

5th Annual Christmas Fireworks Display - 6:15 pm - Enjoy this Prelude extravaganza of fireworks over the cove, best viewed from the bridge and surrounding areas. Fireworks display from Atlas Pyrotechnics of Jaffrey, N.H. and all the KBA members.

Christmas Karaoke & DJ – 9:00pm - Alisson's Restaurant Sing along to your favorite Christmas tunes.

Saturday, December 12
Holiday Shopping all day

"Chocolate Chaud" French Hot Chocolate Service - 6:30am- 5:00pm - 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.

Under the Tent Breakfast Event - 8-10am – White Columns Tent
Complimentary coffee, chocolate and breakfast goodies at White Column under the tent. Sponsored by Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks, Auntie’s House Bakery and Congdon’s Doughnuts.

Holiday Craft Fair at Consolidated School - 9:00am - 3:00pm – Local artists and crafts people sell their wares, Maine food and gift items at this holiday market.

Hands On Tidal Pool - 8:00am – 3:00pm – White Columns Prelude Tent
Christmas Tent at White Columns features a touchable tidal pool for kids, entertainment and refreshments, sponsored by Shorelands Guest Resort.

Snowy ChristmasMainely Unique Holiday Craft Fair - 9:00am- 4:00pm - South Church Community House

School Around Us 4th Annual Craft Fair - 9:00am- 4:00pm - Atlantic Hall Cape Porpoise

SantaPop Up Prelude Barn Boutique - 9:00am- 5:00pm - Snug Harbor Farm - – nibble and sip while you shop at this great farm barn. Join us at Snug Harbor Farm for a nibble and a sip while shopping our Pop-Up Prelude Barn Boutique, filled with some of our favorite artisans' work. Shop now while supplies last!

Prelude Trolley Rides – 10:00-3:30pm – Seashore Trolley Museum – Enjoy a festive trolley ride through the Maine woods, $6 per passenger. 207-967-2800

Winter Warmers Open House – 10:00am- 4:o00pm – Cape Porpoise Kitchen – holiday snacks and treats available for sale.

Christmas Prelude KennebunkportMocktails and Cocktails – 10:00am- 6:00pm – Farm + Table, Cape Porpoise – mixology ideas and recipes with Maine libations perfect for holiday gift giving and party hosting.

Maine Art Holiday Show - 10:00 am - 8:00 pm – Maine Art Gallery – fine art and sculpture on display for sale.

Passport to Prelude - 10:00am – 8:00pm – visit 6 of 9 local art galleries and get your Passport stamped to be entered to win prizes. Get your Passport to Prelude at Chris Becker Gallery, Maine Art, River Tree Arts, Wendy Webster Good Fine Art, and get verified by Sunday 12pm at the Kennebunk Chamber Kiosk.

Deck The Halls Tour of White Columns 10:00am – 8:00pm – See this beautiful 1853 Greek revival in its elegant Victorian holiday décor, and the First Family Bush Legacy Museum. $10 Tours hourly by the Kennebunkport Historical Society.

Holiday Craft Fair at The Nonantum Resort - 11:00 am - 2:30 pm - Featuring over 30 local crafters, artists and specialty food vendors

Prelude Luncheon - 11:00 am - 2:30 pm - Nonantum Resort - Maine’s Chef of the Year serves comfort food to complement the live holiday entertainment provided by pianist Matt Fogg.

Under the Tent Event Pony Rides - 11am –3:00pm - White Columns Tent

Under the Tent Event Chair Massages – 11:30am –2:00pm - White Columns Tent

Under the Tent Event Music By Zach Strout – 11:00am –1:00pm - White Columns Tent

Under the Tent Event Holiday Photo Booth – 11:00am –2:30pm - White Columns Tent – Get your holiday photo with props, hats, and fun, sponsored by Nonantum Resort

Prelude Wine Tasting - Prelude Wine Tasting - 1:00-5:00pm Down East Wines - Complimentary wine tasting, with holiday wines to sample at Down East Wine Imports

Under the Tent Event Music By Jessi Noiseux – 1:00pm –2:00pm - White Columns Tent

Prelude Holiday Gift Show - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm – River Tree Arts – holiday crafts and art on display as gifts for purchase.

The Walk to Bethlehem – 4:30pm - River Green - 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 and The Historic Inns of Kennebunkport.

Fire and IceKennebunkport Bell Ringers 1:00 - 2:00pm – Louis T. Grave Memorial Library – a holiday hand bell concert at the Library.

6th Annual Fire + Ice - Nonantum Resort - 5:00-10:00pm - Outdoor Bonfires, Ice Bars & Sculptures, Local Food, Live Music, $25 (Adults only 21+)

Seaglass Performing Arts Carols & Lullabies Concert – 7:00pm – South Congregational Church, Tickets $15, seniors and kids $12

Holiday Concert – 7:30pm – Village Baptist Church, Kennebunk High School choir performs a holiday program.

Christmas Karaoke & DJ – 9:00pm - Alisson's Restaurant, Dock Square. Sing your favorite Christmas tunes. Put a little rock in your stockings.

Mrs ClauseSunday, December 13, 2015
Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus - Nonantum Resort - 8:00 am - 11:00 am
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.

Under the Tent Event 8-10am
Complimentary coffee, chocolate and breakfast goodies at White Column under the tent. Sponsored by Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks, Auntie’s House Bakery and Congdon’s Doughnuts.

SantaPop Up Prelude Barn Boutique - 9:00am- 5:00pm - Snug Harbor Farm - – nibble and sip while you shop at this great farm barn.

Prelude Holiday Gift Show- 10:00 am - 2:00 pm – River Tree Arts – holiday crafts and art on display as gifts for purchase.

Prelude Trolley Rides – 10:00-3:30pm – Seashore Trolley Museum – Enjoy a festive trolley ride through the Maine woods, $6 per passenger. 207-967-2800

Mocktails and Cocktails – 10:00am- 6:00pm – Farm + Table, Cape Porpoise – mixology ideas and recipes with Maine libations perfect for holiday gift giving and party hosting.

Pooch ParadeMaine Art Holiday Show - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm – Maine Art Gallery – fine art and sculpture on display for sale.

5th Annual Pooch Parade - 11:00 am
The LL Beanmobile and Slugger the Sea Dog will lead Kennebunkport’s pooches wearing their favorite holiday attire in a Parade starting at Consolidated School, School Street/Route 9 east. Strut toward Dock Square via Ocean Avenue and finishes at White Columns. Sponsored by Scalawags Pet Boutique.

Pooch Parade After-Pawty 12:00pm- 2:00pm at Scalawags Pet Boutique

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.

Christmas Prelude: December 1 - 11 2016 - Christmas Prelude Photos

 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 $69 to 84 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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