Winter Fun – Top Ten Festivals

Ten Maine Holiday Festivals

Maine Winter Celebrations & Holiday Festivals

Winters in Maine can get very cold. Many people have a tendency to “hibernate” until spring. The holidays are back and Maine hosts a myriad of fun activities for the whole family! Here are TEN holiday festivals and fireworks shows this holiday season. Ask us about Maine Weddings or share your Maine wedding comments. To feature your Maine wedding or honeymoon venue, contact us.

Maine Winter Festivals

Maine Diner Wells Maine
Maine Diner, 2265 Post Road (US Route 1), Wells, ME 04090 | 207-646-4441
World Famous Food Like Grandma Used To Make. Featured on "The Today Show", Phantom Gourmet, Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" and others. Maine blueberry pancakes, pies, lunch and dinner specials and more. Try Maine Diner's famous Lobster Pie, Seafood Chowder, Codfish Cakes. Breakfast anytime. Remember the Maine Gift Shoppe, Maine Products. Eat-In or Take-Out. View menus online.
Maine Diner - Wells, Maine

Blue Bistro at Beachmere Inn Ogunquit Maine
The Blue Bistro at Beachmere Inn, 62 Beachmere Place, Ogunquit, ME 03907 | 207-646-2021
Blue Bistro offers a relaxed setting for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Enjoy an ocean view with your fresh Maine Lobster Benedict in the morning. After a day at the beach, join us for a delicious Filet Mignon dinner. Please telephone for the latest information about our daily specials from our in house chefs. We're an easy walk from Downtown Ogunquit and welcome advance reservations to enjoy our delectable offerings and beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean. The Blue Bistro is among the Top-Rated Restaurants in Ogunquit.
Visit The Blue Bistro at Beachmere Inn - Ogunquit ME

When Pigs Fly Pizzeria
When Pigs Fly Pizzeria, 460 U.S. Route 1, Kittery, Maine 03904 | Restaurant: 207-438-7036 Bread Store: 207-439-3114
Enjoy our large selection of wood-fired pizzas, appetizer plates, craft beers and draft wines. The pizzas are Neapolitan style, handcrafted from all natural ingredients. Our wood-fired ovens give the crust a chewy, smoky flavor. All ingredients are the freshest including mozzarella, which is made fresh daily. This location is also home to the When Pigs Fly Company Store, which offers all of the classic and artisan breads, and other products available from When Pigs Fly.
Visit When Pigs Fly Pizzeria - Kittery, ME

Warren's Lobster House
Warren's Lobster House, 11 Water Street / U.S. Route 1, Kittery, Maine 03904 | 207-439-1630
Warren's is a "destination restaurant" known far and wide. All entrees on our extensive menu include the "Seacoast’s Finest Salad Bar" featuring over sixty items. Warren's offers the area’s largest selection of lobster entrees along with great seafood, steak and chicken specialties served in a comfortable and casual family atmosphere. Free valet parking service is provided "in season".
Visit Warren's Lobster House - Kittery, ME

Robertos - Ogunquit
Roberto's, 200 Shore Road, Ogunquit, Maine 03907 | 207-646-8130
Roberto's is committed to making every dish memorable and that feeds not only the body, but feeds the spirit as well. Delicious hardy portions that are truly crave worthy. An extensive menu of all your favorite Italian dishes cooked authentically to give you that real taste of Italy.
Visit Roberto's - Ogunquit, ME

Fisherman's Catch Restaurant
Fisherman's Catch Restaurant, 134 Harbor Road, Wells, ME 04090 | 207.646.8780
Fisherman's Catch Restaurant has been serving fresh Maine seafood, off the beaten path, for more than 35 years. We truly appreciate the locals making our little rustic spot in Wells Harbor their destination. Off the Beaten Path, Keeping It Rustic Since 1982. Lunch and Dinner - May to Mid October. Dine Out, Dine In. A Maine Summertime Classic.
Visit Fisherman's Catch Restaurant - Wells, ME

Jonathan's OGT, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit, Maine 03907 | 207-646-4777
Serving upscale New England cuisine, Jonathan's Ogunquit, caters to those diners looking for fresh seafood, classic European dishes, grilled steaks and more. Diners prefer Jonathan's for a romantic date night, to celebrate a special birthday or enjoy an evening of farm to table gastronomy before a show. Jonathan's offers dining, events, and concerts. Featuring local food products wherever possible and focuses on serving fresh, New England products. Jonathan's slogan has always been to #eatwell.
Visit Jonathan's OGT - Ogunquit, ME

Loco Coco's Tacos, 36 Walker Street, Kittery, ME 03904 | 207-438-9322
Creative, unique, and freshly made Mexican food housed in a restored building, a relaxed dining experience that offers something different to patrons and ensures you enjoy a memorable food experience every time. Mexican, Southwestern Cuisine, Special Diets, Vegetarian, Vegan / Gluten free options. Lunch, Dinner, Dine-In or Take-out, Catering.
Visit Loco Coco's Tacos - Kittery, ME

Lord's Clam Box - Sanford, Maine
Lord's Clam Box Restaurant, 1465 Main Street So., Sanford, ME 04073 | 207-324-4700
Serving Only the Finest Seafood Since 1969. Famous Chowders and Legendary Seafood, Fried Clams, Fried Haddock, Maine Steamers, Shrimp, Imported Pasta, One Quarter Pound Hamburgers, Assorted homemade desserts and pastries. Sensational side dishes and appetizers. Eat in or Take Out.
Visit Lord's Clam Box - Sanford, ME

Ogunquit Beach Lobster House
Ogunquit Beach Lobster House, 1111 Beach Street, Ogunquit, ME 03907 | 1-207-360-2286
Enjoy a Maine lobster meal you will will want again and again, with succulent lobster you can taste, not buried in overwhelming seasonings or paired with inappropriate accompaniments. We make it to your taste, even if only seasoned with our healthy Maine salt air! Dine-In, or Take-Out. Seasonally Open 7 days a week from Noon - 8:00pm
Visit Ogunquit Beach Lobster House - Ogunquit, ME

Christmas Prelude
Kennebunkport, ME

Come and join this huge event with tons to do such as shopping, tours, inns, arts and crafts, tree lighting ceremony, food and much more!
Celebrate the Season By the Sea
Old Orchard Beach, ME

Old Orchard will offer a tree lighting event with free horse drawn hay wagon rides, face painting, entertainment, hot chocolate and food. Frosty, Rudolph, and Santa’s head Elf are on hand. There will be a Bonfire with caroling on the beach and a holiday bazaar. Have your picture take with Santa and Mrs. Claus who arrive on a fire engine making this a very special tradition and holiday event. Stay in a quaint Southern Maine inn and experience the magic of the holidays in Old Orchard Beach.
Rockland Festival of Lights
Rockland, ME

Santa arrives by Coast Guard boat at Public Landing in Rockland, Historic Inns – Holiday Open Houses, Lobster Trap Tree Lighting Ceremony, Downtown Parade of Lights, family pancake breakfast with Santa, children’s activities, Santa’s Workshop, Gallery Night, horse-drawn carriage rides, Santa’s mailbox, carolers, special events, extended shopping hours.
Festival of Trees
Farmington, ME

Sponsored by the local Rotary Club, the annual Farmington Festival of Trees is a great chance to both witness Christmas tree lighting and purchase your own Christmas Trees to benefit the Farmington Maine Rotary. This event is held on the first Saturday in December each year.
Southern Maine Christmas Parade
Wells, ME

Join in on the fun at the annual Wells Christmas Parade. Step off at 2 o’clock.
New Year’s Celebration
Bethel, ME

This is a wonderful annual event. Ring in the New Year with music, comedy, magic, food and bell ringing at midnight at historic Bethel Hill Village.
Christmas Celebration
Southwest Harbor, ME

Come and join the folks in Southwest Harbor for this much-anticipated annual holiday event! Participants enjoy the lighting of the tree, a bonfire and tractor rides, as well as tasty refreshments and a visit from Santa himself! This is a great opportunity to get some last minute Christmas shopping done in the downtown area and children can get their photos taken with Santa.
New Years By the Bay
Belfast, ME

Belfast’s New Years By the Bay celebrates by ringing in the New Year as a community each year! Come join the folks in Downtown Belfast for the celebration. NYBB hosts a series of performances by various entertainers at multiple venues throughout the city. Performers include Mimes, Belly Dancers, Musicians, Comedians, Storytellers, Fiddlers and much, much, more!
L.L. Bean Northern Lights
Freeport, Maine

Sponsored by L.L. Bean and held at their Freeport, ME facility, the annual Northern Lights celebration is loaded with great holiday activities for the whole family. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride, enjoy carolers, product demonstrations, live entertainment and hands-on childern’s crafts – all under the twinkling display of Christmas lights and decorations.
Annual Tree Lighting
Portland, Maine

Celebrate the start of the holiday season in Portland’s Monument Square with live entertainment, including Rick Charette, members of the Portland Conservatory of Music and dancers from Maine State Ballet company. Be sure to stop by the Portland Library for their Open House, grab some refreshements and check out the book sale.


Did we miss something?
Add your update or comment.

Dining | Real Estate

Vacation Rentals

Inns | Hotels | Resorts

Products | Attractions

Pet Friendly Lodging | Personals

Maine Weddings | Visit Maine Town Guides

New England Living Magazine

Free World Mall

Country Weddings | Travel Destinations