Christmastime is truly the most wonderful time of year when you kick it off in Kennebunkport! Decked in red bows, green boughs and bright festive bling, our community is ready for the 40th annual Christmas Prelude set for Dec. 2-12. The weekends are packed with festive events, while midweek nights offer a quiet, more personal experience among the lights and decorations. Either way, we invite you to stay!
This quintessential seaside celebration has grown to a 14-day event with a tree lighting street party, hat parade, candlelight caroling, craft fairs and Santa arriving by lobster boat, the pooch parade and much more. Read on for some of our favorites! Since 1982, Kennebunkport conjures up Christmases of the past and celebrates the magic of the season with all the feels.
Here are our Top 10 Prelude events you don’t want to miss:
- Cape Porpoise Lobster Trap Tree Lighting
- Prelude Opening Festival / Tree Lighting
- Craft Fairs galore
- Prelude Hat Parade
- Christmas Candlelight Caroling at the Franciscan Monastery
- Santa Arrives by Lobster Boat
- Prelude 40 Trees Trail
- Fire & Ice
- Gingerbread House Making Festival
- Prelude Pooch Parade