Thursday, November 14, 2019

Recipe for Holiday Cheer in Maine

This is the time of year we pause and reflect on being thankful.  We want to thank all our guests, vendors and new friends for the kindness and best wishes we received since we opened earlier this year. We have enjoyed meeting guests from 46 states and 9 countries. As we transition into winter, we would like to share our favorite Camden Maine holiday winter activities and hope you will plan a visit.

The winter season is a magical time in Mid Coast Maine. The twinkling lights, boutique shops, skiing and fine dining create a fantastic getaway. The winter holiday calendar is full of activities and festivities.

Rockland Festival of Lights 

The Mid Coast Maine Holiday Season is kicked off the day after Thanksgiving, Friday November 29th , in downtown Rockland. The Town hosts the Rockland Festival of Lights. Horse Drawn Carriage, Historic Inn Tours and the infamous lighting of the lobster trap tree are just a few of the fun events planned for the weekend. Just a short drive from the Inn.

Christmas By the Sea 

The weekend of December 7-8, the Town of Camden hosts Christmas By the Sea. The festivities begin with a parade down Main Street welcoming Santa and the holiday season. The Town is decorated with lights and holiday garland. Throughout the weekend, Santa Claus arrives by lobster boat in Camden and Rockport and then travels to Lincolnville on a fire truck to bring Christmas cheer to the locals around a bonfire on the beach. Enjoy our local library as Santa reads the Night Before Christmas to the visiting children. The Camden Public Library also hosts the local acapella group and lights the community holiday tree in harbor park. The community comes out to sing Christmas carols and drink hot chocolate.

Looking for unique presents for your family and friends? The boutique shops of Camden are open late and have lots to chose from. There are craft fairs and holiday bazaars around town, making the selections even more abundant.

On Saturday, December 7, the Inn will host it’s first Christmas By the Sea Wine Tasting. Join us in the dining room for some hors d’ overs, local Cellardoor wine and live music. Only $15.00 additional per person in addition to room rate.

Last but not least, the nearby Town of Rockport hosts their holiday festivity on December 14th . The charming harbor of Rockport is transformed into a winter wonderland. The community gathers in the harbor to light the holiday tree, sing songs and watch a fantastic firework show. The streets are lined with candles and the restaurants are open late. It is a wonderful way to close out the Midcoast Holiday festivities.

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