Full Schedule

November 30th - December 10th, 2017

Full Schedule

    Thursday, November 30, 2017
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:00am - 06:00pm
    HoneyMaker Mead Room

    New to Prelude this year, stop by the HoneyMaker Mead Room for a special Holiday Tasting of two mead varieties, paired with local cheeses. We'll also be serving traditional Wassail, a festive beverage made with honey, apples and spices that's soul-warming and delicious!

  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 03:00pm - 06:00pm
    Federal Jack's Brew Pub

    Come kick off Christmas Prelude™ with live music, appetizers, and of course, Shipyard Prelude Ale!

  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 05:30pm - 08:30pm
    Nonantum Resort

    Join in a unique dining tour via our resort shuttle to a variety of Kennebunkport area fine dining and fine art establishments with one course and beverage at each stop along the scenic route starting and ending at The Nonantum.

    Adults only, 21+
    $95 per person
    Tickets: CLICK HERE

  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 06:00pm - 08:00pm
    River Tree Arts

    Kick off your Prelude holiday with a social and creative evening at River Tree Arts making handmade wrapping paper! In this workshop we will create your own printing blocks and stamp our own wrapping paper and gift bags. All materials included. Grab a friend and join us for this creative holiday-themed craft night! Minimum of 6 attendees. BYOB.

    Fee: $30 non-members, $25 members
    To Register: CLICK HERE

  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 06:00pm - 09:00pm
    Alisson's Restaurant

    Kick-off Prelude in style with a tap takeover featuring Bissell Brothers, one of Maine's premier new craft breweries! Known for their flagship The Substance IPA and top rated Swish Double IPA, Bissell Brothers continues to produce some of the highest rated craft beers in New England. We will have an array of rare and seasonal beers on tap, as well as our full dinner menu available. No cover. No tickets. Space is limited.
    10 Tap Lineup:
    Swish
    Collusion (brand new pilot IPA)
    Sigil 1
    Reciprocal
    Lagerbier
    i-Lucky
    Lux
    The Substance
    Big Small World
    Here's to Feeling Good All the Time

  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 06:00pm - 09:00pm
    Old Vines Wine Bar

    with the Bob Charest Band

  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 07:00pm
    White Columns

    Enjoy the festively decorated White Columns, the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. Presented by the Kennebunkport Historical Society. 

    $25 for members, $35 for non-members
    For tickets call 207-967-2751

    Friday, December 01, 2017
  • Friday, December 01, 2017 10:00am - 04:00pm
    White Columns

    White Columns is the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. The house tours run on the hour and talk of the history of Kennebunkport, the history of the house and the Perkins family. White Columns is elaborately decorated for the Christmas season and a not to be missed look at a Victorian Christmas. 

    $10 for non-members, free for members

  • Friday, December 01, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
    Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks

    Come experience coffee being roasted in an antique German coffee roaster.

  • Friday, December 01, 2017 11:00am - 06:00pm
    HoneyMaker Mead Room

    New to Prelude this year, stop by the HoneyMaker Mead Room for a special Holiday Tasting of two mead varieties, paired with local cheeses. We'll also be serving traditional Wassail, a festive beverage made with honey, apples and spices that's soul-warming and delicious!

  • Friday, December 01, 2017 01:00pm - 03:30pm
    The Seashore Trolley Museum

    Daytime rides in heated trolleys decked out in holiday greens, shopping in the museum store, and hot chocolate chip cookies!

    Purchase tickets at the door.
    $8 per person

  • Friday, December 01, 2017 03:00pm - 05:00pm
    Dock Square

    Enjoy festive cocktails and appetizers for two hours of fun and frolic with Maine Foodie Tours. Local guides will fully narrate this "Just for Prelude" culinary tour visiting four locations for a taste through town! The starting location in Dock Square will be sent to guests upon ticketing.

    Cost: $59 per person
    Tickets: CLICK HERE or call 207-233-7485
    Space is limited to 14 guests to ensure a highly interactive experience by all.
    Tickets must be purchased in advance.

  • Friday, December 01, 2017 03:30pm - 05:30pm
    River Tree Arts

    Join us for some festive art-filled holiday shopping before the tree lighting in Dock Square. Every year, River Tree Arts gallery is transformed into a holiday wonderland featuring artwork and fine crafts by local artists and artisans. Gift merchandise will include hand-crafted jewelry, stocking stuffers, unique hand-woven items, artwork and more. There is something for you and everyone on your holiday list this season. Each item is specifically selected for this event and priced for gift-giving.

    FMI: CLICK HERE

  • Friday, December 01, 2017 03:30pm - 06:30pm
    Snug Harbor Farm

    Snug Harbor Farm invites you to join us for a nibble and a sip while viewing our very special holiday collections. Come be guided through wreath making, trim your own topiary or try some of Snug's favorite recipes at our annual cookbook tasting. Let's celebrate out loud! Extended open house hours through the weekend.

  • Friday, December 01, 2017 04:00pm - 06:00pm
    Auntie's House Bakery & Gift Shop

    We will be serving hot wassail and our own homemade hot chocolate, along with Auntie's own delicious mini cookies, all complimentary to our holiday guests.

  • Friday, December 01, 2017 04:00pm - 06:30pm
    Wildwood Fire Station

    Homemade fish chowder with all the "fixins," American chop suey, biscuits, and hot fudge sundaes at the Wildwood Fire Station, Wildes District Road. Presented by Wildwood Ladies Auxiliary.

  • Friday, December 01, 2017 05:00pm - 06:30pm
    The Seashore Trolley Museum

    Bundle up! The museum's most beautiful open car becomes a wintry chariot whisking you along on a nighttime ride in partial moonlight. Signature cocktails, wine, or beer and appetizers included.

    Seating is limited. Advance reservations are required.
    $25 per person

    To reserve call 207-967-2800 ext 101 or 111 or online: CLICK HERE

  • Friday, December 01, 2017 05:00pm - 07:00pm
    White Columns

    Tours run on the hour, with the last tour at 7pm. Enjoy seeing the house in a new light! White Columns is the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. It is elaborately decorated for the Christmas season and a not to be missed look at a Victorian Christmas. After dark the house is lit by flickering candle light.

    $10 for non-members, free for members

  • Friday, December 01, 2017 05:00pm - 08:00pm
    Maine Seaside Rentals

    Come join Maine Seaside Rentals and Stem & Vine for festivities including a kid's craft, local wreaths and greenery, and light refreshments. Hope to see you there!

  • Friday, December 01, 2017 05:30pm
    Dock Square

    Tree Lighting Ceremony in Dock Square officially begins the season. Join in Christmas caroling with the Kennebunk High School Chamber Choir. Sponsored by KBA member Kennebunk Savings.

  • Friday, December 01, 2017 06:00pm - 07:30pm
    Bradbury Brothers Market

    Please join us at Bradbury's before, during & after the Cape Porpoise Lobster Trap Tree Lighting for a fun night with the children as we craft cards and letters to Santa and mail them in our very own Santa Cape Porpoise Post Office Box! Who knows, maybe the elves will even sneak in to collect his mail!

  • Friday, December 01, 2017 06:00pm
    South Congregational Church

    Right after the tree lighting, join the South Church Youth as they present a Nativity Tableau complete with live animals and a chimes choir.

  • Friday, December 01, 2017 07:00pm
    Washington Hose Fire Station

    Warm yourself by the fire while singing Christmas carols and sipping hot chocolate behind Washington Hose Fire Station. Presented by the Washington Hose Fire Company.

  • Friday, December 01, 2017 07:00pm
    Cape Porpoise Square

    Kennebunkport 's most original holiday decoration will be officially lit in Cape Porpoise Square. Join in the caroling with The Church on the Cape Choir.  Refreshments served at Cape Porpoise Fire Station. Sponsored by KBA members Cape Porpoise Kitchen and Farm + Table.

  • Friday, December 01, 2017 10:00pm
    Alisson's Restaurant

    Sing along to your favorites including Christmas carols!
    No cover, 21+ only.

  • Friday, December 01, 2017 10:30pm
    Federal Jack's Brew Pub
    Saturday, December 02, 2017
  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 07:00am - 10:00am
    Washington Hose Fire Station

    Start the day with a full breakfast of blueberry or chocolate chip pancakes at the Washington Hose Fire Company, Lower Village, Kennebunk.

    $6 Adults, $5 Children
    Major credit & debit cards accepted.
    Proceeds help to support scholarships, training and equipment for the volunteer fire company.

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 07:45am - 02:30pm
    Atlantic Hall

    Featuring a wide variety of crafts, art work, and collectibles by local artists, including photography, jewelry, paintings, quilts, antiques and oriental rugs PLUS our popular Silent Auction and Chowder Luncheon.  New on the Luncheon Menu this year will be Lobster Rolls.

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 08:00am - 03:00pm
    American Legion Hall

    Featuring a wide variety of crafts by Maine artisans, gift baskets, baked goods, raffles, silent auction, and more.  Presented by the American Legion Kennebunkport Memorial Post #159, across from the Kennebunkport Police Department.

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 08:30am - 01:00pm
    Church On the Cape

    Christmas craft tables, bake shop, cookie sale, knitted items and Christmas gifts!

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 09:00am - 02:00pm
    The Center

    Please join us for our annual Holiday Fair featuring wreaths with hand-tied bows and some with extra decorations, sprays with bows and shells, boxwood trees, handmade ornaments, lovely hostess gifts, and more.  

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 09:00am - 03:00pm
    Consolidated School

    A tradition for almost 30 years, this fair features a wide variety of crafts by local artisans.  Presented by Kennebunkport Parks & Recreation.  $1 donation to benefit local children.

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 10:00am - 01:00pm
    Cape Porpoise Kitchen

    Meet Kelts Gordon, chef/founder of Kennebunkport Sauce Company, a purveyor of locally made wild Maine blueberry sauces and condiments that will spice up your holiday feast. Sample grilled meats and fresh seafood dressed up for the holidays. 

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 10:00am - 01:30pm
    First Congregational Church

    Lobster roll and chowder luncheon with homemade desserts.  Take out or eat in.  Cookie walk, bake sale, and greens.  Luncheon begins at 11 a.m.  Presented by the Ladies Society.

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 10:00am - 02:00pm
    Bandaloop

    An eclectic collection of locally crafted goods for gifts or for yourself! Bar is open, snack available.

     

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 10:00am - 02:00pm
    Digs Divots & Dogs

    Come meet Annie Watts, creator of the 2018 "Dogs of the Kennebunks" Calendar. All profits from the sale of the calendar will benefit Maine Buddy Up and the Vieques Humane Society in Puerto Rico. A few of the calendar dogs may be around for a pat and tail wag (weather permitting). 

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 10:00am - 03:00pm
    River Tree Arts

    New this year! Transform an old weathered piece of wood into a unique hand painted piece of art. Hanging hardware and examples will be provided to help you complete, from start to finish, your very own custom wooden sign.

    Cost: $20 per board
    FMI: CLICK HERE

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 10:00am - 03:00pm
    River Tree Arts

    We are excited to offer our very own hand-crafted clay ornaments for you and yours to purchase and decorate! From snowflakes to holiday lobsters, there will be a variety of ornaments for you to choose from and get creative with.

    Cost: $5 to $10
    FMI: CLICK HERE

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 10:00am - 03:00pm
    River Tree Arts

    Join the crazy hat brigade by decorating your very own Santa hat! We will supply the fun and colorful materials for you to create the perfect celebratory holiday hat. 

    Cost: $10 per hat
    FMI: CLICK HERE

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 10:00am - 03:00pm
    River Tree Arts

    Decorate your own authentic full-size lobster buoy as a Christmas decoration or Prelude souvenir. Proceeds benefit River Tree Art's visual and performing arts programs.

    Cost: $20 per buoy
    FMI: CLICK HERE

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 10:00am - 03:00pm
    River Tree Arts

    There's something for everyone at River Tree Arts. This craft table will feature coloring sheets and a variety of mixed art materials for preschoolers to enjoy a hands-on exploration of the arts and crafts. Free

    FMI: CLICK HERE

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 10:00am - 03:30pm
    The Seashore Trolley Museum

    Daytime rides in heated trolleys decked out in holiday greens, shopping in the museum store, and hot chocolate chip cookies!

    Purchase tickets at the door.
    $8 per person

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 10:00am - 04:00pm
    Dock Square

    Tour 6-8 local houses and see trees decorated by homeowners, local artists and designers to provide inspiration that will last throughout your holiday season. This is not a walking tour. You may visit the homes in any order. To benefit the Kennebunk High School Class of 2020 Project Graduation.

    Tickets $25.00 pre-order, $30.00 day of event
    For Tour & Ticket Information: CLICK HERE

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 10:00am - 04:00pm
    White Columns

    White Columns is the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. The house tours run on the hour and talk of the history of Kennebunkport, the history of the house and the Perkins family. White Columns is elaborately decorated for the Christmas season and a not to be missed look at a Victorian Christmas. 

    $10 for non-members, free for members

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 10:00am - 04:00pm
    Nonantum Resort

    Take a cruise on the beautiful Kennebunk River onboard the F/V Nor'Easter, an authentic commercial fishing boat all decked out for the holidays - a great photo op! The boat will provide shuttle services between Performance Marina in Lower Village and the Nonantum Resort on Ocean Avenue. Passengers can board and disembark at either location throughout the day or stay onboard for a round trip ride. Christmas characters will make appearances onboard for some of the trips! A portion of the proceeds will benefit a Maine Maritime Academy Student. 

    $10 per person for a round-trip ride, and the pass is good all day!
    FMI: 207-450-1831 or Email tomlis@gwi.net 

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 10:00am - 04:00pm
    River Tree Arts

    Every year, River Tree Arts gallery is transformed into a holiday wonderland featuring artwork and fine crafts by local artists and artisans. Gift merchandise will include hand-crafted jewelry, stocking stuffers, unique hand-woven items, artwork and more. There is something for you and everyone on your holiday list this season. Each item is specifically selected for this event and priced for gift-giving.

    FMI: CLICK HERE

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Hurlbutt Designs

    Louise Hurlbutt, local designer of homes, boutique hotels and restaurants, will give and informative and inspirational talk on how to decorate your halls, walls and tables with an eye on design. Enjoy a holiday drink and homemade goodies while listening to Louise inspire you on how to create a holiday ambiance that will bring joy, laughter and warmth to any home.

     

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 11:00am - 02:00pm
    Nonantum Resort

    John Burns, author of "The Call to Patriotism: The Words and Legacy of George H.W. Bush", will be doing a book signing for his fans. 

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 11:00am - 03:00pm
    Abacus Gallery

    Come meet nationally known calendar artist Dana Heacock and get your 2018 Abacus calendar signed.  Check out his prints and ask about the story behind your favorite images.

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 11:00am - 06:00pm
    HoneyMaker Mead Room

    New to Prelude this year, stop by the HoneyMaker Mead Room for a special Holiday Tasting of two mead varieties, paired with local cheeses. We'll also be serving traditional Wassail, a festive beverage made with honey, apples and spices that's soul-warming and delicious!

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 11:30am - 01:30pm
    South Church Community House

    Downstairs at South Church Community House.  Warm up with a warm lunch across from the Post Office.  Presented by the South Congregational Church.

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 12:00pm - 03:00pm
    Old Vines Wine Bar

    Blues, Soul & Folk by Bread & Circus

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 01:00pm - 03:00pm
    Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks

    See how close you can get to putting Rudolph's nose back on! Prizes for all who try.

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 01:00pm - 05:00pm
    Down East Wine Imports

    6 wines available from 1-3pm, a different 6 wines available from 3-5pm. Commemorative Prelude tasting glasses available for purchase.

    Cost: $5 per person

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 02:00pm
    White Columns

    Join Mrs. Claus at White Columns while she reads to all the children who visit with her. All are welcome!

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 03:00pm
    Dock Square

    A parade of holiday hats for children and adults led by the Patriot Fife and Drum Duo. Show off your handmade or store bought creations. All hat wearers welcome! Gather at the town parking lot behind Dock Square by 2:45pm. Parade through Dock Square and over the bridge to Best of Everything where prizes will be awarded for various creative categories. Sponsored by KBA member Best of Everything.

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 03:30pm - 05:00pm
    Dock Square

    The Patriot Fife & Drum Duo will stroll through the Dock Square and Lower Village shopping areas for your holiday entertainment.  

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 04:00pm - 06:00pm
    Auntie's House Bakery & Gift Shop

    We will be serving hot wassail and our own homemade hot chocolate, along with Auntie's own delicious mini cookies, all complimentary to our holiday guests.

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 04:30pm - 09:00pm
    Washington Hose Fire Station

    Enjoy your choice of lobsters, steamers, hamburgers or hot dogs with the crew of the Washington Hose Fire Station, Lower Village, Kennebunk.

    Major credit & debit cards accepted.
    FMI: 207-967-2347
    The Firehouse Lobster Supper has been a Prelude favorite for 36 years!
    Proceeds help to support scholarships, training and equipment for the volunteer fire company.

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 05:00pm - 07:00pm
    White Columns

    Tours run on the hour, with the last tour at 7pm. Enjoy seeing the house in a new light! White Columns is the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. It is elaborately decorated for the Christmas season and a not to be missed look at a Victorian Christmas. After dark the house is lit by flickering candle light.

    $10 for non-members, free for members

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 05:30pm
    Corner of Christensen Lane and Route 35

    Join us at the corner of Christensen Lane and Route 35 for the lighting of the Lower Village Tree with carols by the Kennebunk High School Chamber Choir, directed by Nathan Menifield. Following the lighting, enjoy the traditional stroll to the Franciscan Monastery.  Sponsored by KBA member People's United Bank.

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 06:30pm
    Franciscan Monastery

    Join the Franciscans at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto on the grounds of St. Anthony's Monastery for the story of the birth of Jesus interspersed with Christmas songs by candlelight.  Presented by St. Anthony's Monastery and the Secular Franciscan Order.  No parking on property. Sponsored by KBA member The White Barn Inn.

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 07:00pm
    South Congregational Church

    Under the direction of Jean Strazdes, the Chorale will celebrate the musical flavor of Ireland. The chorus will also be joined by dancers from the Stilton School of Irish Dance in Gorham and the performance will include a sing-a-long of familiar holiday songs. 

    Tickets: $15 adult, $12 senior and student.
    To purchase tickets or FMI: 207-985-8747 or Email seaglass@gwi.net 
    Tickets are also available at the door.

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 10:00pm
    Alisson's Restaurant

    Sing along to your favorites including Christmas carols!
    No cover, 21+ only.

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 10:30pm
    Federal Jack's Brew Pub
    Sunday, December 03, 2017
  • Sunday, December 03, 2017 08:00am - 12:00pm
    Nonantum Resort

    A holiday breakfast buffet hosted by our visitors from the North Pole. Entertainment and souvenir photo provided. 

    Reservations appreciated for parties of 6 or more.
    Please call 207-967-4050

  • Sunday, December 03, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm
    Village Baptist Church
    6 Maine Street, Kennebunkport

    South Congregational Church
    Temple Street, Kennebunkport

    Church On the Cape
    3 Langsford Road, Cape Porpoise

    St. Anthony's Monastery
    28 Beach Avenue, Kennebunk

    Sea Road Advent Christian Church
    140 Sea Road, Kennebunk

    First Congregational Church
    141 North Street, Kennebunkport

    St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
    7 Portland Road (Route 1), Kennebunk

    St. Martha's Catholic Church
    30 Portland Road (Route 1), Kennebunk
  • Sunday, December 03, 2017 09:00am - 02:00pm
    American Legion Hall

    Featuring a wide variety of crafts by Maine artisans, gift baskets, baked goods, raffles, silent auction, and more!  Presented by the American Legion Kennebunkport Memorial Post #159

  • Sunday, December 03, 2017 10:00am - 02:00pm
    Ink & Thistle Press

    Create your own holiday cheer! We will have stations set up for you to watercolor a pre-printed holiday card or to press your own cards and gift tags. All materials will be provided. Take home either a set of 4 cards or 8 tags. No reservations necessary. All ages are welcome!

    Cost: $20 per person

  • Sunday, December 03, 2017 10:00am - 02:00pm
    River Tree Arts

    Every year, River Tree Arts gallery is transformed into a holiday wonderland featuring artwork and fine crafts by local artists and artisans. Gift merchandise will include hand-crafted jewelry, stocking stuffers, unique hand-woven items, artwork and more. There is something for you and everyone on your holiday list this season. Each item is specifically selected for this event and priced for gift-giving.

    FMI: CLICK HERE

  • Sunday, December 03, 2017 10:00am - 03:30pm
    The Seashore Trolley Museum

    Daytime rides in heated trolleys decked out in holiday greens, shopping in the museum store, and hot chocolate chip cookies!

    Purchase tickets at the door.
    $8 per person

  • Sunday, December 03, 2017 10:00am - 04:00pm
    Nonantum Resort

    Take a cruise on the beautiful Kennebunk River onboard the F/V Nor'Easter, an authentic commercial fishing boat all decked out for the holidays - a great photo op! The boat will provide shuttle services between Performance Marina in Lower Village and the Nonantum Resort on Ocean Avenue. Passengers can board and disembark at either location throughout the day or stay onboard for a round trip ride. Christmas characters will make appearances onboard for some of the trips! A portion of the proceeds will benefit a Maine Maritime Academy Student. 

    $10 per person for a round-trip ride, and the pass is good all day!
    FMI: 207-450-1831 or Email tomlis@gwi.net 

  • Sunday, December 03, 2017 11:00am - 06:00pm
    HoneyMaker Mead Room

    New to Prelude this year, stop by the HoneyMaker Mead Room for a special Holiday Tasting of two mead varieties, paired with local cheeses. We'll also be serving traditional Wassail, a festive beverage made with honey, apples and spices that's soul-warming and delicious!

  • Sunday, December 03, 2017 01:30pm - 02:00pm
    Union Square

    Enjoy the songs of the season sung by a local school choir while awaiting the "Big Guy's" arrival.

  • Sunday, December 03, 2017 02:00pm - 04:00pm
    H.B. Provisions

    Local author John Burns will be signing his new release "The Call of Patriotism: The Words and Legacy of George H.W. Bush". These will go fast!

  • Sunday, December 03, 2017 02:00pm
    Nonantum Resort

    2017 is the 44th anniversary for Tuba Christmas concert events which are presented throughout the world. Enjoy this traditional holiday music performed by tubas and euphoniums.

    FMI: CLICK HERE or call The Nonantum 207-967-4050

  • Sunday, December 03, 2017 02:00pm
    The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel

    After docking at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel on Ocean Avenue, follow Santa and his Lobster Elves through Dock Square to the Community House on Temple Street for photos.  There may be a wait while all children and families have their special time with Santa.  Sponsored by KBA member Kennebunkport Resort Collection.

    Monday, December 04, 2017
  • Monday, December 04, 2017 10:00am - 04:00pm
    White Columns

    White Columns is the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. The house tours run on the hour and talk of the history of Kennebunkport, the history of the house and the Perkins family. White Columns is elaborately decorated for the Christmas season and a not to be missed look at a Victorian Christmas. 

    $10 for non-members, free for members

  • Monday, December 04, 2017 11:00am - 04:00pm
    Nonantum Resort

    Take a sweet stroll down Ocean Avenue from The Nonantum to a variety of Inns, shops and galleries - then vote on your favorite! Proceeds will benefit a local charity.

    Purchase tickets at The Nonantum Resort, 95 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport
    $10 per person
    FMI: 207-967-4050

  • Monday, December 04, 2017 04:00pm - 08:00pm
    Alisson's Restaurant

    Finally a reason to love Monday! A collection of hard-to-find craft cans and bottles available all in one place for Alisson’s Beer Week! We will post the lineup as the date draws near. Share some brews with friends and keep the celebration going...

    Breweries confirmed so far:
    Barreled Souls
    Hoof Hearted
    Austin Street
    Allagash
    Battery Steele
    Lone Pine
    Many more to come!

    Tuesday, December 05, 2017
  • Tuesday, December 05, 2017 10:00am - 04:00pm
    White Columns

    White Columns is the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. The house tours run on the hour and talk of the history of Kennebunkport, the history of the house and the Perkins family. White Columns is elaborately decorated for the Christmas season and a not to be missed look at a Victorian Christmas. 

    $10 for non-members, free for members

  • Tuesday, December 05, 2017 11:00am - 04:00pm
    Nonantum Resort

    Take a sweet stroll down Ocean Avenue from The Nonantum to a variety of Inns, shops and galleries - then vote on your favorite! Proceeds will benefit a local charity.

    Purchase tickets at The Nonantum Resort, 95 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport
    $10 per person
    FMI: 207-967-4050

  • Tuesday, December 05, 2017 05:00pm - 08:00pm
    Alisson's Restaurant

    Join us for a Christmas Prelude™ Tap Takeover featuring Barreled Souls & Foulmouthed Brewing! Enjoy 12 taps of specially selected rare and seasonal beers (including a collaboration) from two of Maine's most innovative new craft breweries! Meet the brewers and celebrate the season with friends! Check Alisson's Facebook events for the tap lineup as the date draws near. No cover. No tickets. Space is limited.

  • Tuesday, December 05, 2017 06:00pm - 10:00pm
    The Inn at English Meadows

    We will be celebrating Prelude by bringing you a holiday inspired supper club! As always this 4 course meal will feature ingredients that are season and locally sourced. Each course will be enjoyed with wine, which is expertly paired by Andrew Menard of Vacationland Distributors. Come and celebrate the season with this extra special offering, hosted by Kate and David Parisi of the English Meadows, curated by Curate Maine. Featuring Portland chef Cecelia Bye, formerly of Evo Restaurant and Bar, current creative mind and skill behind LB Kitchen's Happiest of Hours. We hope you will join us at our table!

    $83 including tax. 4 courses and 4 wine pairings.
    Cocktails are available for an additional cost.

    Call the Inn or find tickets on Eventbrite.
    207-967-5766

    Wednesday, December 06, 2017
  • Wednesday, December 06, 2017 10:00am - 04:00pm
    White Columns

    White Columns is the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. The house tours run on the hour and talk of the history of Kennebunkport, the history of the house and the Perkins family. White Columns is elaborately decorated for the Christmas season and a not to be missed look at a Victorian Christmas. 

    $10 for non-members, free for members

  • Wednesday, December 06, 2017 11:00am - 04:00pm
    Nonantum Resort

    Take a sweet stroll down Ocean Avenue from The Nonantum to a variety of Inns, shops and galleries - then vote on your favorite! Proceeds will benefit a local charity.

    Purchase tickets at The Nonantum Resort, 95 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport
    $10 per person
    FMI: 207-967-4050

  • Wednesday, December 06, 2017 06:00pm - 09:00pm
    Old Vines Wine Bar

    Blues, Soul & Folk by Bread & Circus

    Thursday, December 07, 2017
  • Thursday, December 07, 2017 10:00am - 04:00pm
    White Columns

    White Columns is the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. The house tours run on the hour and talk of the history of Kennebunkport, the history of the house and the Perkins family. White Columns is elaborately decorated for the Christmas season and a not to be missed look at a Victorian Christmas. 

    $10 for non-members, free for members

  • Thursday, December 07, 2017 11:00am - 04:00pm
    Nonantum Resort

    Take a sweet stroll down Ocean Avenue from The Nonantum to a variety of Inns, shops and galleries - then vote on your favorite! Proceeds will benefit a local charity.

    Purchase tickets at The Nonantum Resort, 95 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport
    $10 per person
    FMI: 207-967-4050

  • Thursday, December 07, 2017 11:00am - 06:00pm
    HoneyMaker Mead Room

    New to Prelude this year, stop by the HoneyMaker Mead Room for a special Holiday Tasting of two mead varieties, paired with local cheeses. We'll also be serving traditional Wassail, a festive beverage made with honey, apples and spices that's soul-warming and delicious!

  • Thursday, December 07, 2017 04:00pm - 06:00pm
    Waterhouse Center

    Ice-skate to holiday tunes at the Waterhouse Center, a covered open-air pavilion in downtown Kennebunk, and enjoy a free hot cocoa bar. Bring your own skates. Free admission, thanks to the KKA Chamber of Commerce and York County Coast Star.

  • Thursday, December 07, 2017 05:00pm - 08:00pm
    Alisson's Restaurant

    Join us for live music including unique holiday carols with former America's Got Talent contestant and nationally known acoustic guitarist Rob Benton! 

  • Thursday, December 07, 2017 05:00pm - 08:00pm
    Alisson's Restaurant

    Help us kick-off the finale weekend of Christmas Prelude with a blowout total tap takeover featuring Vacationland Distributors, Mast Landing, Fore River, Aslin Beer Co, Black Hog, Breakside, Burley Oak, Crux Fermentation, Devil's Purse, Highwater, Lawson's Finest, Lord Hobo, Stowe Cider, Transmitter & TRVE Brewing! Enjoy 20 taps of specialty and seasonal craft beers with the ENTIRE Vacationland crew and brewers. Let's make this a night to remember! Check Alisson's Facebook events for the tap lineup as the date draws near. No cover. No tickets. Space is limited.

  • Thursday, December 07, 2017 05:30pm - 08:30pm
    Nonantum Resort

    Join in a unique dining tour via our resort shuttle to a variety of Kennebunkport area fine dining and fine art establishments with one course and beverage at each stop along the scenic route starting and ending at The Nonantum.

    Adults only, 21+
    $95 per person
    Tickets: CLICK HERE

  • Thursday, December 07, 2017 06:00pm - 08:00pm
    River Tree Arts

    Kick off your Prelude holiday with a social and creative evening at River Tree Arts making handmade wrapping paper! In this workshop we will create your own printing blocks and stamp our own wrapping paper and gift bags. All materials included. Grab a friend and join us for this creative holiday-themed craft night! Minimum of 6 attendees. BYOB.

    Fee: $30 non-members, $25 members
    To Register: CLICK HERE

  • Thursday, December 07, 2017 06:00pm - 09:00pm
    Old Vines Wine Bar

    with Bruce Couillard and the Boys

    Friday, December 08, 2017
  • Friday, December 08, 2017 10:00am - 04:00pm
    White Columns

    White Columns is the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. The house tours run on the hour and talk of the history of Kennebunkport, the history of the house and the Perkins family. White Columns is elaborately decorated for the Christmas season and a not to be missed look at a Victorian Christmas. 

    $10 for non-members, free for members

  • Friday, December 08, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
    Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks

    Come experience coffee being roasted in an antique German coffee roaster.

  • Friday, December 08, 2017 11:00am - 06:00pm
    HoneyMaker Mead Room

    New to Prelude this year, stop by the HoneyMaker Mead Room for a special Holiday Tasting of two mead varieties, paired with local cheeses. We'll also be serving traditional Wassail, a festive beverage made with honey, apples and spices that's soul-warming and delicious!

  • Friday, December 08, 2017 01:00pm - 03:30pm
    The Seashore Trolley Museum

    Daytime rides in heated trolleys decked out in holiday greens, shopping in the museum store, and hot chocolate chip cookies!

    Purchase tickets at the door.
    $8 per person

  • Friday, December 08, 2017 03:00pm - 05:00pm
    Dock Square

    Enjoy festive cocktails and appetizers for two hours of fun and frolic with Maine Foodie Tours. Local guides will fully narrate this "Just for Prelude" culinary tour visiting four locations for a taste through town! The starting location in Dock Square will be sent to guests upon ticketing.

    Cost: $59 per person
    Tickets: CLICK HERE or call 207-233-7485
    Space is limited to 14 guests to ensure a highly interactive experience by all.
    Tickets must be purchased in advance.

  • Friday, December 08, 2017 03:00pm - 07:00pm
    River Tree Arts

    Join us for some festive art-filled holiday shopping before the tree lighting in Dock Square. Every year, River Tree Arts gallery is transformed into a holiday wonderland featuring artwork and fine crafts by local artists and artisans. Gift merchandise will include hand-crafted jewelry, stocking stuffers, unique hand-woven items, artwork and more. There is something for you and everyone on your holiday list this season. Each item is specifically selected for this event and priced for gift-giving.

    FMI: CLICK HERE

  • Friday, December 08, 2017 04:00pm - 06:00pm
    Auntie's House Bakery & Gift Shop

    We will be serving hot wassail and our own homemade hot chocolate, along with Auntie's own delicious mini cookies, all complimentary to our holiday guests.

  • Friday, December 08, 2017 05:00pm - 06:30pm
    The Seashore Trolley Museum

    Bundle up! The museum's most beautiful open car becomes a wintry chariot whisking you along on a nighttime ride in partial moonlight. Signature cocktails, wine, or beer and appetizers included.

    Seating is limited. Advance reservations are required.
    $25 per person

    To reserve call 207-967-2800 ext 101 or 111 or online: CLICK HERE

  • Friday, December 08, 2017 05:00pm - 07:00pm
    Chamber of Commerce Kiosk

    Get your "Prelude Passport" stamped at 5 of the 11 participating Village Art Walk galleries for your chance to win prizes of art! Take this self-guided tour during the monthly Village Art Walk from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, December 8th, or on your own time between December 1-10.  

    Pick up passports at participating galleries or the Chamber of Commerce Kiosk, 1 Chase Hill Road, Kennebunk (in front of The Grand Hotel).
    Passports must be returned by 5 p.m. on December 10th to be entered into a drawing with 11 prizes!

  • Friday, December 08, 2017 05:00pm - 07:00pm
    White Columns

    Tours run on the hour, with the last tour at 7pm. Enjoy seeing the house in a new light! White Columns is the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. It is elaborately decorated for the Christmas season and a not to be missed look at a Victorian Christmas. After dark the house is lit by flickering candle light.

    $10 for non-members, free for members

  • Friday, December 08, 2017 05:00pm - 10:00pm
    Nonantum Resort

    It's the hottest ticket in town and a favorite holiday tradition. Marvel at hand-carved ice bars and sculptures, blazing bonfires and enjoy holiday drinks. Cozy up inside with snacks and chase the chills away dancing to live music! Adults only, 21+
    $35 per person. No tickets will be sold at the door.
    Ticket Info: CLICK HERE

     

     

     

  • Friday, December 08, 2017 05:00pm
    The Seashore Trolley Museum

    Enjoy a short story and sing along with Conductor Nate when you arrive at the Visitor Center. Board the heated trolley with your hot chocolate to sip on during after-dark ride. Surprise! Santa's riding with you! Write him a letter before you leave and everyone gets a goody bag with a bell, small toy and cookie inside!

    Seating is limited. Advance reservations are required.
    First seating: 5:00 p.m.
    Second seating: 6:00 p.m.

    To reserve call 207-967-2800 ext. 101 or 111 or online: CLICK HERE
    $25 per person

  • Friday, December 08, 2017 05:30pm
    Dock Square

    Join in Christmas caroling with the Middle School of the Kennebunks Choir to begin the finale weekend of festivities as our Christmas Prelude™ continues. Sponsored by KBA member Alisson's Restaurant.  After the tree lighting, gather in the municipal parking lot behind Alisson's Restaurant, huddle on the causeway, or the surrounding area to view the annual Prelude fireworks display. 

  • Friday, December 08, 2017 05:30pm
    Nonantum Resort

    Watch the fireworks from the F/V Nor'easter, an authentic Maine fishing boat! Board the boat behind the Pilot House Restaurant in Lower Village at 5:30pm or at the Nonantum Resort at 5:45pm and enjoy a leisurely ride on the Kennebunk River to watch the 6:15 fireworks at the Mathew J. Lanigan Bridge. The boat has a covered wheelhouse and heated cabin. The boat is BYOB for those 21+. Limited seating.

    Cost: $20 per person for a round-trip boat ride and seating onboard for the best views in town!
    Please RSVP in advance by calling 207-450-1831

  • Friday, December 08, 2017 06:30pm
    Old Vines Wine Bar

    Enjoy hot chocolate, mulled wine, and adult beverages in our outdoor chalet (with heaters).

  • Friday, December 08, 2017 10:00pm
    Alisson's Restaurant

    Sing along to your favorites including Christmas carols!
    No cover, 21+ only.

  • Friday, December 08, 2017 10:30pm
    Federal Jack's Brew Pub
    Saturday, December 09, 2017
  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 09:00am - 11:00am
    Consolidated School

    Enjoy your morning coffee with famous Congdon's donuts!

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 09:00am - 03:00pm
    Consolidated School

    A plethora of arts, crafts, music and family fun! Look for "Part of the Plethora" P.O.P. activities throughout the day!

    Activities include:
    Congdon's Donuts
    Vocalists
    Touch Tank
    Photo Booth
    Pony Rides
    Massage Chair
    A Capella Chorus
    and More!

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 09:00am - 03:00pm
    Consolidated School

    Modeled after our wildly successful fair of the first Prelude weekend!  Come see what's new!  Presented by Kennebunkport Parks & Recreation.
    Free admission.  Donations accepted.

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 10:00am - 02:00pm
    Digs Divots & Dogs

    Come meet Annie Watts, creator of the 2018 "Dogs of the Kennebunks" Calendar. All profits from the sale of the calendar will benefit Maine Buddy Up and the Vieques Humane Society in Puerto Rico. A few of the calendar dogs may be around for a pat and tail wag (weather permitting). 

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 10:00am - 02:00pm
    Consolidated School

    A unique old fashioned picture booth complete with an array of hats and boas to make your photos more interesting. Sponsored by KBA member The Nonantum Resort.

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 10:00am - 03:00pm
    River Tree Arts

    We are excited to offer our very own hand-crafted clay ornaments for you and yours to purchase and decorate! From snowflakes to holiday lobsters, there will be a variety of ornaments for you to choose from and get creative with.

    Cost: $5 to $10
    FMI: CLICK HERE

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 10:00am - 03:00pm
    River Tree Arts

    This workshop is perfect for all levels, ages and experiences. Paint your own functional works of art and create a unique set of glasses; perfect for a gift, or to keep for yourself!

    Cost: $10 per glass
    FMI: CLICK HERE

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 10:00am - 03:30pm
    The Seashore Trolley Museum

    Daytime rides in heated trolleys decked out in holiday greens, shopping in the museum store, and hot chocolate chip cookies!

    Purchase tickets at the door.
    $8 per person

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 10:00am - 04:00pm
    White Columns

    White Columns is the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. The house tours run on the hour and talk of the history of Kennebunkport, the history of the house and the Perkins family. White Columns is elaborately decorated for the Christmas season and a not to be missed look at a Victorian Christmas. 

    $10 for non-members, free for members

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 10:00am - 04:00pm
    Nonantum Resort

    Take a cruise on the beautiful Kennebunk River onboard the F/V Nor'Easter, an authentic commercial fishing boat all decked out for the holidays - a great photo op! The boat will provide shuttle services between Performance Marina in Lower Village and the Nonantum Resort on Ocean Avenue. Passengers can board and disembark at either location throughout the day or stay onboard for a round trip ride. Christmas characters will make appearances onboard for some of the trips! A portion of the proceeds will benefit a Maine Maritime Academy Student. 

    $10 per person for a round-trip ride, and the pass is good all day!
    FMI: 207-450-1831 or Email tomlis@gwi.net 

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 10:00am - 04:00pm
    River Tree Arts

    Every year, River Tree Arts gallery is transformed into a holiday wonderland featuring artwork and fine crafts by local artists and artisans. Gift merchandise will include hand-crafted jewelry, stocking stuffers, unique hand-woven items, artwork and more. There is something for you and everyone on your holiday list this season. Each item is specifically selected for this event and priced for gift-giving.

    FMI: CLICK HERE

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 10:00am - 04:00pm
    River Tree Arts

    Every year, River Tree Arts gallery is transformed into a holiday wonderland featuring artwork and fine crafts by local artists and artisans. Gift merchandise will include hand-crafted jewelry, stocking stuffers, unique hand-woven items, artwork and more. There is something for you and everyone on your holiday list this season. Each item is specifically selected for this event and priced for gift-giving.

    FMI: CLICK HERE

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Nonantum Resort

    Children and adults alike will love making their own gingerbread houses with plenty of frosting, sprinkles and festive holiday decorations! A portion of the proceeds will benefit a local charity. Sponsored by the Kennebunk Kennebunkport Arundel Chamber of Commerce.

    Reservations requested. Please call 207-967-4050
    $2 per person, ages 2 and under free

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 10:30am - 02:30pm
    K'port Fire Station

    Serving 5 Alarm Chili and Hot Dogs, presented by the Kennebunkport Fire Department and Fire Companies. Display of active and retired fire equipment. Public restrooms.

    Donations accepted. No tickets or reservations required.

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 11:00am - 02:00pm
    Consolidated School

    Need to relax for a bit? Let our professional get some of the kinks out for a more pleasant afternoon.

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 11:00am - 02:00pm
    Consolidated School

    Our pony will take the youngsters on a short trip around Consolidated School.

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 11:00am - 03:00pm
    Consolidated School

    Join "Coastal Carol" Steingart of Coast Encounters and go tide-pooling. You'll roll up your sleeves and learn about the diverse ecosystem complete with sea critters. A great experience for kids of all ages! 

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 11:00am - 06:00pm
    HoneyMaker Mead Room

    New to Prelude this year, stop by the HoneyMaker Mead Room for a special Holiday Tasting of two mead varieties, paired with local cheeses. We'll also be serving traditional Wassail, a festive beverage made with honey, apples and spices that's soul-warming and delicious!

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 12:00pm - 03:00pm
    Old Vines Wine Bar

    Blues, Soul & Folk by Bread & Circus

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 01:00pm - 02:00pm
    Consolidated School

    An award winning women's a cappella group who have performed throughout Maine.

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 01:00pm - 02:00pm
    Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library

    Kennebunkport Bell Ringers present a garland of holiday music

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 01:00pm - 03:00pm
    Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks

    See how close you can get to putting Rudolph's nose back on! Prizes for all who try.

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 01:00pm - 03:00pm
    Dock Square

    Stroll through Dock Square and Lower Village shopping areas for your holiday entertainment.  

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 01:00pm - 05:00pm
    Down East Wine Imports

    6 wines available from 1-3pm, a different 6 wines available from 3-5pm. Commemorative Prelude tasting glasses available for purchase.

    Cost: $5 per person

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 02:00pm - 03:00pm
    Consolidated School

    We are pleased to have Jessi return to Prelude. A new up-and-coming Nashville recording artist who will perform for our guests.

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 02:00pm
    White Columns

    Join Mrs. Claus at White Columns while she reads to all the children who visit with her. All are welcome!

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 02:30pm - 03:30pm
    Church On the Cape

    Instrumental concert and carol sing! Come hear the songs of the season performed by the Trinity Trio (violin, piano & organ) and the Classical Winds Trio (flute, oboe & clarinet). Free admission.

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 04:00pm - 06:00pm
    Auntie's House Bakery & Gift Shop

    We will be serving hot wassail and our own homemade hot chocolate, along with Auntie's own delicious mini cookies, all complimentary to our holiday guests.

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 04:30pm
    River Green

    Be part of the candlelight  procession that follows Mary and Joseph as they seek shelter at three historic inns only to be turned away and finally shown to a manger; hymns, carols, and scripture readings followed by hot chocolate and cookies. Procession begins at the top of the River Green in front of the Captain Lord Mansion off Ocean Avenue. Sponsored by KBA members The Historic Inns of Kennebunkport - 1802 House, Captain Jefferds Inn, Captain Lord Mansion, Maine Stay Inn & The Inn at English Meadows.

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 05:00pm - 07:00pm
    White Columns

    Tours run on the hour, with the last tour at 7pm. Enjoy seeing the house in a new light! White Columns is the 1853 Greek Revival home of the Perkins family. It is elaborately decorated for the Christmas season and a not to be missed look at a Victorian Christmas. After dark the house is lit by flickering candle light.

    $10 for non-members, free for members

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 05:00pm - 10:00pm
    Nonantum Resort

    It's the hottest ticket in town and a favorite holiday tradition. Marvel at hand-carved ice bars and sculptures, blazing bonfires and enjoy holiday drinks. Cozy up inside with snacks and chase the chills away dancing to live music! Adults only, 21+
    $35 per person. No tickets will be sold at the door.
    Ticket Info: CLICK HERE

     

     

     

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 10:00pm
    Alisson's Restaurant

    Sing along to your favorites including Christmas carols!
    No cover, 21+ only.

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 10:30pm
    Federal Jack's Brew Pub
    Sunday, December 10, 2017
  • Sunday, December 10, 2017 08:00am - 12:00pm
    Nonantum Resort

    Bring your child for a special holiday feast hosted by Santa! Enjoy an extensive buffet with specialty treats, plus entertainment and souvenir photo provided.

    Reservations appreciated for parties of 6 or more.
    Please call 207-967-4050

  • Sunday, December 10, 2017 08:00am - 05:00pm
    Village Baptist Church
    6 Maine Street, Kennebunkport

    South Congregational Church
    Temple Street, Kennebunkport

    Church On the Cape
    3 Langsford Road, Cape Porpoise

    St. Anthony's Monastery
    28 Beach Avenue, Kennebunk

    Sea Road Advent Christian Church
    140 Sea Road, Kennebunk

    First Congregational Church
    141 North Street, Kennebunkport

    St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
    7 Portland Road (Route 1), Kennebunk

    St. Martha's Catholic Church
    30 Portland Road (Route 1), Kennebunk
  • Sunday, December 10, 2017 10:00am - 02:00pm
    Ink & Thistle Press

    Create your own holiday cheer! We will have stations set up for you to watercolor a pre-printed holiday card or to press your own cards and gift tags. All materials will be provided. Take home either a set of 4 cards or 8 tags. No reservations necessary. All ages are welcome!

    Cost: $20 per person

  • Sunday, December 10, 2017 10:00am - 02:00pm
    River Tree Arts

    Every year, River Tree Arts gallery is transformed into a holiday wonderland featuring artwork and fine crafts by local artists and artisans. Gift merchandise will include hand-crafted jewelry, stocking stuffers, unique hand-woven items, artwork and more. There is something for you and everyone on your holiday list this season. Each item is specifically selected for this event and priced for gift-giving.

    FMI: CLICK HERE

  • Sunday, December 10, 2017 10:00am - 03:30pm
    The Seashore Trolley Museum

    Daytime rides in heated trolleys decked out in holiday greens, shopping in the museum store, and hot chocolate chip cookies!

    Purchase tickets at the door.
    $8 per person

  • Sunday, December 10, 2017 10:00am - 04:00pm
    Nonantum Resort

    Take a cruise on the beautiful Kennebunk River onboard the F/V Nor'Easter, an authentic commercial fishing boat all decked out for the holidays - a great photo op! The boat will provide shuttle services between Performance Marina in Lower Village and the Nonantum Resort on Ocean Avenue. Passengers can board and disembark at either location throughout the day or stay onboard for a round trip ride. Christmas characters will make appearances onboard for some of the trips! A portion of the proceeds will benefit a Maine Maritime Academy Student. 

    $10 per person for a round-trip ride, and the pass is good all day!
    FMI: 207-450-1831 or Email tomlis@gwi.net 

  • Sunday, December 10, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
    Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks

    Come experience coffee being roasted in an antique German coffee roaster.

  • Sunday, December 10, 2017 11:00am - 06:00pm
    HoneyMaker Mead Room

    New to Prelude this year, stop by the HoneyMaker Mead Room for a special Holiday Tasting of two mead varieties, paired with local cheeses. We'll also be serving traditional Wassail, a festive beverage made with honey, apples and spices that's soul-warming and delicious!

  • Sunday, December 10, 2017 11:00am
    Dock Square

    Follow the Portland Sea Dog's Mascot Slugger and your pooches wearing their favorite holiday attire and join in or simply enjoy watching. Parade begins at Consolidated School, School Street/Route 9 east. Sponsored by KBA member The Seaside Inn.

  • Sunday, December 10, 2017 01:00pm - 03:00pm
    Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks

    See how close you can get to putting Rudolph's nose back on! Prizes for all who try.

  • Sunday, December 10, 2017 02:00pm
    Cape Porpoise Square

    Meet him at Cape Porpoise Kitchen, Cape Porpoise Square. Photos for children of all ages. Hot chocolate and candy canes aplenty. 


ALL PROGRAMS AND EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
MORE EVENTS ADDED WEEKLY THROUGH NOVEMBER, CHECK BACK OFTEN!

Tourist Information Kiosk in Lower Village will be open:

  • Friday, Dec. 2 - 10AM - 8PM
  • Saturday, Dec. 3 - 9AM - 8PM
  • Sunday, Dec. 4 - 10AM - 4PM
  • Friday, Dec. 9 - 4PM - 8PM
  • Saturday, Dec. 10 - 10AM - 4PM

 

 

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Only KBA Members may ADD/EDIT events.
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Kennebunkport's Christmas Prelude Awards

Kennebunkport's Christmas Prelude was voted the
#2 Christmas Town in America by HGTV!
  Kennebunkport's Christmas Prelude was designated as one of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2015 by ABA!

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