Enjoy buildings decked out for the season, beautiful handmade gifts, traditional and not-so-traditional plays, and delicious holiday food this weekend in Maine’s MidCoast.
12 Woofs of Christmas
Through Dec 24
Go to our website to donate a gift bag to help animals at the Lincoln County Animal Shelter.
Window & Storefront Decorating Contest
Come see downtown Bath’s historic buildings in holiday dress and vote for your favorite festive storefront or shop window. The voting begins Monday the 3rd and continues through Sunday the 16th. All votes will be entered in a drawing to win a generous Gift Basket from downtown merchants.
Opening Reception for Handmade Art & Craft Sale
Enjoy the opening reception for this annual exhibit showcasing a curated collection of unique, high-quality handmade goods and artwork from more than 40 indie and alternative artists and crafters. After the opening, Handmade will be open Thurs-Sun, 10-6p from Dec 6-23.
Christmas Market at the Gardens
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Over two-dozen new and returning vendors offer their finest wares, all of the highest quality, and all made in Maine! Enjoy holiday music, refreshments, a cheery fire in the fireplace, and decorations as only The Garden can do them.
Annual Holiday Bazaar
Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery
Shop local, eat local at our third annual holiday bazaar. Taste local food from Appleton Creamery, Village Bakery, Half Moon Farm, Barred Owl Creamery, and Maine Marshmallow paired with this year’s vintage wines and spirits.
Last Friday Night Artwalk of 2012
Welcome the holiday season at the last Friday night art walk of the year.
Belfast Maskers Theater: Three Wise Men of Spider Creek
First Baptist Church
Dec 7, 7p
Dec 8, 2p&7p
Subtitled “A Family Christmas Story,” this is a heartwarming tale of a frontier family’s Christmas. Snowbound and iced in, the children are visited by Santa and the true hoys of Christmas are celebrated through song, friendship, love and the simplest of pleasures.
North Pole Express!
Boothbay Railway Village
Saturdays, Dec 8-22
This entertaining train ride will consist of a comfortable seat in a steam-heated train – with free cookies and hot chocolate. The train will carry you through the Village and will depart about every 30 minutes. Story telling and a visit from Santa.
The Swordfish Hunters Book Signing and Talk
Friends of Maine’s Seabird Islands
Bruce Bourqe, Maine State Museum Chief Archaeologist, will sign and talk about his new book “The Swordfish Hunters: The History and Ecology of an Ancient American Sea People.” The mysterious Red Paint People who lived by the sea and hunted swordfish, buried their dead in large orderly cemeteries, and crafted exquisite tools and bone ornaments vanished after 500 years. Learn how they lived and the evolution of archaeological thinking about them. FMI 207-594-0600 ext. 5
This Wonderful Life Dinner Theater
The Inn and Tavern at Brunswick Station
Dec 12, 13, 19 & 20
Professional Maine actor, Jody McColman, inhabits every character in this touching, funny adaptation of the iconic holiday classic. Enjoy the show and a delicious 3-course meal.
Thursday Evening Extended Shopping Events
Shop in our pretty village and enjoy events into the evening.