41st Annual

Christmas Prelude

December 1-11, 2022

Kennebunkport, Maine
41st Annual

Christmas Prelude

December 1-11, 2022

Kennebunkport, Maine
41st Annual

Christmas Prelude

December 1-11, 2022

Kennebunkport, Maine
41st Annual

Christmas Prelude

December 1-11, 2022

Kennebunkport, Maine
41st Annual

Christmas Prelude

December 1-11, 2022

Kennebunkport, Maine
41st Annual

Christmas Prelude

December 1-11, 2022

Kennebunkport, Maine
Christmas in Kennbunkport

About Christmas Prelude

Voted the #2 Christmas Town in America by HGTV

In Kennebunkport, you can watch Santa Claus arrive by lobster boat during the annual Christmas Prelude, and there are many other festivities hosted throughout the holiday season. One of the best places to celebrate Christmas in New England, the town is picture-perfect, especially with holiday lights and a dusting of snow, ideal for photo-ops, while seashore holiday trolley rides, wine tasting and lobster bakes are hosted too.

41st Annual Christmas Prelude

December 1st - 11th, 2022

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Kennebunkport’s most original holiday decoration will officially be lit in Cape Porpoise Square. Join in the caroling with The Church on the Cape Choir. Refreshments served at Cape Porpoise Fire Station.

Cape Porpoise Square

The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony officially begins the season! Join in Christmas caroling with the Kennebunk High School Chamber Choir, followed by the lighting of the tree at 6:00 p.m.

Dock Square, Kennebunkport

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 Alisson's Restaurant by 2:45 p.m. Parade through Dock Square and over the bridge to Best of Everything where prizes will be awarded for various creative categories.

Dock Square, Kennebunkport

Join us for the lighting of the Lower Village Tree with carols by the Kennebunk High School Choir. Following the lighting, enjoy the traditional stroll to the Franciscan Monastery.

Corner of Christensen Lane & Route 35, Kennebunk

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.

28 Beach Avenue, Kennebunk
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Join in Christmas caroling with a local school choir to begin the finale weekend of festivities as our Christmas Prelude continues. After the tree lighting, gather in the town parking lot behind Alisson’s Restaurant, huddle on the Mathew Lanigan Bridge, or the surrounding area to view the annual Prelude fireworks display.

Dock Square, Kennebunkport

Enjoy our Prelude extravaganza that will take place in the cove and can be viewed from the Mathew Lanigan Bridge and surrounding areas. Hats off to Steve Pelkey, Atlas Pyrotechnics of Jaffrey, NH.

Lower Village & Dock Square

Bring your pooch wearing their favorite holiday attire! The parade starts at Consolidated School (School Street, Kennebunkport), down Maine Street, through Dock Square, and onto Ocean Avenue. All decorated dogs and their humans are welcome to join in - meet at Consolidated School by 10:45 a.m.

Dock Square, Kennebunkport

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

Cape Porpoise Square

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