UPDATE, 10AM, DECEMBER 9: ALL OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ARE STILL HAPPENING AS SCHEDULED - SNOW WILL ADD TO THE AMBIENCE! JOIN IN THE WINTERY FUN!
Thank you to our Christmas by the Sea 2017 Sponsors!
PREMIER: The Weekly Sentinel
ASSOCIATE: Anchorage by the Sea, Hartwell House Inn, InnSeason Resorts The Falls at Ogunquit, Kennebunk Savings Bank, Meadowmere Resort, Ogunquit Baptist Church
SUPPORTING: Aland Realty Group, Gorges Grant Hotel & Raspberri's, Juniper Hill Inn, Ogunquit Rental Properties
IN-KIND: Bourne Bed & Breakfast, Cornerstone Artisanal Pizza, Harbor Candy Shop, Moon Over Maine Bed & Breakfast, Ogunquit Camera Shop, Puffin Inn Ogunquit, Revelations Gift Shop, Village Food Market
LOVE FOUR PAWS at Junebug's Beach House (16 Shore Road). Purchase Any LOVE FOUR PAWS fundraising items and receive a special holiday treat for your pup! Fundraising items include: pet lover hand stamped cuff bracelets, a custom "Dogs to the Rescue" tee, their "LOVE" line of handcrafted sterling silver jewelry or a "Take Me Home" signed lithograph print. 100% of the proceeds are donated to: Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunk, Puppy Love, Inc. in Harpswell, and Chihuahua Rescue in Wells. (while supplies last). We will also be serving yummy treats for dogs and their humans, too!
OPEN HOUSE at The Lazy Daisy (45 Shore Road). Enjoy hot cider and cookies all weekend and a sale of 50% off most clothing.
HOLIDAY DISPLAY / PHOTO OPPORTUNITY at Hartwell House (312 Shore Road) Take your picture with the hand-drawn and painted, life-sized snowmen decorating a Christmas tree. While you're there, stop in to enter to win a gift basket including a $250 gift certificate toward a stay at the Hartwell House!
Friday, December 8, 2017
9am-4pm: FREE GIFT WRAPPING at Bangor Savings Bank (196 Main Street). Enjoy a cookie and coffee while your gifts are wrapped.
7-8pm: CONCERT at Ogunquit Baptist Church (157 Shore Road). Wells High School Select A Cappella group performs. Free admission.
7pm: PERKINS COVE CELEBRATION AND TREE LIGHTING at Rotary Park (located in the center of Perkins Cove). Join us for "Caroling at the Cove" and enjoy some snacks, warm beverages and sweet treats before and during the tree lighting. Food and beverage provided by the Ogunquit Parks and Recreation Committee. Candlelight stroll leads to Veterans Park for another tree lighting and more caroling. Weather permitting.
8-10pm: COMMUNITY HOLIDAY PARTY at MaineStreet (195 Main Street). Free hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, followed by karaoke at 10pm. 21+.
8:15pm: TOWN TREE LIGHTING at Veterans Park (corner of Beach Street and Main Street). Join us in caroling and enjoy some warm drinks and cookies. Drinks provided by Village Food Market. Cookies baked by Moon Over Maine. Weather permitting.
Saturday, December 9, 2017
9-11am: VISIT WITH SANTA upstairs at the Fire Station (School Street). Get there a little early to see Santa arrive by fire engine. Have your photo taken with Santa and pick it up later at Ogunquit Camera Shop. One photo per family. Treats provided by Harbor Candy Shop.
9am-noon: FREE GIFT WRAPPING at Bangor Savings Bank (196 Main Street). Enjoy a cookie and coffee while your gifts are wrapped.
9:30am-2:30pm: BASEMENT BAZAAR downstairs at the Dunaway Center (23 School Street). Can’t figure out what to get for that hard-to-buy-for person? Find a little bit of everything and something for everyone at this bazaar.
10am-1pm: HISTORY GAMES & DIY GIFTS FOR FAMILIES at Meetinghouse Museum at the Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit at 938 Post Road, Wells. Bring your kids and you’ll jump back into time together and make old fashioned games, projects, and crafts to give as gifts, and take a “Family Fun Tour” of the Meetinghouse Museum. FMI: 207-646-4775. Sponsored by Crickets Corner Toys and Kites of Ogunquit, Maine. $3 per family.
10am-3pm: WAGON RIDES at Veteran's Park (corner of Main and Beach Streets). Ride around the downtown on a two-horse open wagon! $5 per person. Weather permitting.
10am-3pm: ANNUAL ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW at the Fire Station (on School Street). Proceeds benefit Ogunquit Fire Rescue.
10am-5pm: OPEN HOUSE at Hutchins Antiques (166 Main Street) Hot mulled cider and refreshments served. Dealers are offering 10%-50% discounts throughout the store.
11am-1:30pm: TASTE THE SEASON upstairs at the Dunaway Center (23 School Street). Taste a variety of foods (including lots of chowder!) from local dining establishments. Beer and wine tastings, too! Bring a donation for our local food pantry or animal shelter. VIP early admission at 11am: $15. Regular admission beginning at 11:45am: $10.
11am-3pm: ANNUAL ART SALE at Gypsy Sweethearts (30 Shore Road). More than fifteen artists and crafters selling their wares! Original art, jewelry, wreaths, knit items, baked goods and more. There will be wine available by the glass for your shopping enjoyment.
11am-3pm: MEET THE ARTIST at Abacus Gallery, (213 Main Street). Nationally known calendar artist Dana Heacock will be signing 2017 Abacus calendars and a selection of his artwork will be displayed in the gallery.
12-3pm: OPEN HOUSE at Ogunquit Heritage Museum (86 Obeds Lane). Parking at Obed's Lot (enter the lot from Cottage Street). Stop by to see our beautiful Christmas decorations. Last chance to see 2017 exhibits! Refreshments served. Free admission, donations gratefully accepted.
1-2pm: HOLIDAY STORY HOUR downstairs at Ogunquit Baptist Church (157 Shore Road). Seasonal stories read to the little ones!
1-3pm: FREE WINE TASTING at Perkins & Perkins Wine & Cheese Shop (478 Main Street). Featuring wines for the Holiday Table. Enter to win a Porta Vino Wine bag perfect for yourself or as a gift for that special someone.
2-3pm: KIDS' ORNAMENT AND CHRISTMAS CARD MAKING downstairs at Ogunquit Baptist Church (157 Shore Road). We’ll bring the supplies; kids bring the creativity! Drop in to make an ornament or card to take home or send to Grandma (or to Santa).
2-5pm: WINE TASTING at Village Food Market (230 Main Street). Featuring great wines for the holidays, with cheese and crackers.
2:30-4pm: COMPLIMENTARY TREATS AND WARM DRINKS at Hartwell House (312 Shore Road). Share some Christmas cheer with Mrs. Claus and a few elves! We're offering complimentary cookies, hot apple cider and cocoa in Hartwell House Inn driveway area. Watch from this location as the parade passes.
3-4pm: CHRISTMAS PARADE Entrance of Perkins Cove to Main Beach. Presented by the Village Spirit Committee. Weather permitting. For more information, contact the Village Spirit Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3-4pm: COMPLIMENTARY COOKIES AND WARM DRINKS at Veteran's Park (Beach Street). Watch the parade from Veteran's Park while enjoying treats provided and served by Aland Realty Group.
4pm: OGUNQUIT OCEAN RESCUE POLAR PLUNGE at the Main Beach. Come support Toys for Tots and cheer on our Ogunquit lifeguards as they brave the wintry elements. Members will plunge into the ocean in Polar Bear fashion with the hopes of ensuring a Merry Christmas for all. Please bring unwrapped toys, donations, and plenty of good cheer!
4:30pm: BONFIRE at Main Beach. Warm up in front of the bonfire while you get ready for the fireworks display. Please note -- due to property safety concerns, parking will not be available in the Main Beach Parking Lot afternoon on Saturday. Parking will be available at the Lower Lot, on River Road. Bonfire built by Bourne B&B, Cornerstone Artisanal Pizza and Puffin Inn. Weather permitting.
5:30pm: FIREWORKS! A magnificent fireworks display will be shot from the Main Beach Parking Lot. Please note -- due to property safety concerns, parking will not be available in the Main Beach Parking Lot afternoon on Saturday. Parking will be available at the Lower Lot, on River Road. Presented by the Village Spirit Committee. For more information, contact the Village Spirit Committee at email@example.com.
6:30pm: LIVING MANGER at Ogunquit Baptist Church (157 Shore Road). Beautifully performed by members of Ogunquit Baptist Church, this living nativity reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas. Weather permitting.
7-8pm: CONCERT at Ogunquit Baptist Church (157 Shore Road). Barbershop back by popular demand. Not just a quartet, but a choir! Seacoast Men of Harmony perform. Free admission.
8pm: LEVI KREIS - HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS TOUR at MaineStreet Nightclub (195 Main Street). Join Levi for a night of piano/vocal perfection delivering your favorite Christmas carols and holiday classics. SOLD OUT!
10pm: LEVI KREIS - HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS TOUR at MaineStreet Nightclub (195 Main Street). Join Levi for a night of piano/vocal perfection delivering your favorite Christmas carols and holiday classics. $25 admission charged.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
8-11am: PROJECT GRADUATION BREAKFAST at Mike's Clam Shack. All proceeds go to Wells High School Project Graduation.
9-11am. PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND PAJAMA PARTY upstairs at the Fire Station (School Street). Enjoy holiday music while playing games and feasting on Santa Pancakes provided by the Ogunquit Parks and Recreation Committee. Guests who come dressed in their cozy Christmas pajamas will entered to win a door prize. $10 donation, $5 for children older than 3.
2pm: FREE FILM at the Dunaway Center (23 School Street). "Shop Around the Corner" featuring Jimmy Stewart will be shown by Ogunquit Performing Arts. Film, popcorn and parking are all free!
2pm: A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A NEW! MUSICAL TALE at Clay Hill Farm. Experience this one man musical performance. Dinner experience is approximately 2.5 hours. Reservations required: 207-361-2272. $22 per person plus the cost of dinner.
2pm: SOUTHERN MAINE CHRISTMAS PARADE in Wells. Wells Plaza to Wells Junior High School.
5pm: UGLY SWEATER PARTY upstairs at the Front Porch (9 Shore Road). Doors open at 5pm. Kim Kuzma performs this season's favorites from a variety of genres from 8pm to 9pm.