Signature Events

December 2nd - 12th, 2021

Signature Events

    Friday, December 03, 2021
  • Friday, December 03, 2021 04:30pm
    Cape Porpoise Square

    Join us in lighting one of the most unique Christmas “trees” in the country – the Lobster Trap Tree in Cape Porpoise. The wearing of masks is recommended indoors and when social distancing is not possibleSponsors: Cape Porpoise Kitchen and farm + table.

  • Friday, December 03, 2021 06:00pm - 08:00pm
    Dock Square

    Along Western Avenue stretching from Beach Avenue in Kennebunk to Spring Street in Kennebunkport. Join us for a block-long family-friendly celebration featuring live music, street performers, fire eating shows, fire baton performances and more! There will be delicious snacks available from local vendors, appearances by special characters and frequent lightings of the Dock Square Tree, counting down from 5. Also see our Prelude 40 Trees Trail light up at 6:30 p.m. Per Maine Law, carrying open containers of alcohol and drinking alcoholic beverages in public are prohibited. The wearing of masks is recommended indoors and when social distancing is not possiblePremiere Sponsor: Kennebunk Savings.

  • Friday, December 03, 2021 06:30pm
    Mornings In Paris

    Grab a map at Mornings In Paris or the Chamber kiosk at 1 Chase Hill Road, Kennebunk, and visit the 40 trees decorated by local businesses in celebration of Prelude's 40th anniversary. The trees will be lit at once at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 and 10 for a special visual treat! The wearing of masks is recommended indoors and when social distancing is not possibleSponsor: Mornings In Paris.

    Saturday, December 04, 2021
  • Saturday, December 04, 2021 03:00pm
    Lower Village
    *NEW LOCATION in Lower Village, Kennebunk* Route TBD. In keeping with longstanding Christmas Prelude tradition, we invite you to craft your finest holiday hatware and join us for this parade of hats. Masks are required for participants and there will be a prize for best mask as well. Prize winners will be announced later that day on the Prelude Facebook page and prizes will be mailed to winners. Sign ups coming soon. Spectators: The wearing of masks is recommended indoors and when social distancing is not possibleSponsor: Best of Everything.
     
     
  • Saturday, December 04, 2021 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. Following the lighting, enjoy the traditional stroll to the Franciscan Monastery. The wearing of masks is recommended indoors and when social distancing is not possibleSponsor: People's United Bank.

  • Saturday, December 04, 2021 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. Participants are asked to wear masks entering and leaving the venue and to socially distance in family/friend pods on the grounds. No parking on property. Enjoy roasted chestnuts at the entry courtesy of the White Barn Inn. Sponsor: White Barn Inn.

    Sunday, December 05, 2021
  • Sunday, December 05, 2021 02:00pm
    Mathew Lanigan Bridge

    Join Santa on his annual pilgrimage up the Kennebunk River, traveling up and down the river several times to wave to children. Families can get an inside peek of Santa's journey via Facebook live on the Christmas Prelude Facebook page. The wearing of masks is recommended indoors and when social distancing is not possible. Sponsor: Alisson's Restaurant.

    Friday, December 10, 2021
  • Friday, December 10, 2021 06:00pm - 08:00pm
    Dock Square

    Along Western Avenue stretching from Beach Avenue in Kennebunk to Spring Street in Kennebunkport. Join us for a block-long family-friendly celebration featuring live music, street performers, fire baton performances and more! There will be delicious snacks available from local vendors, appearances by special characters and frequent lightings of the Dock Square Tree, counting down from 5. Keep an eye on the skies as there will be surprise fireworks during this event. Also see our Prelude 40 Trees Trail light up at 6:30 p.m. Per Maine Law, carrying open containers of alcohol and drinking alcoholic beverages in public are prohibited. The wearing of masks is recommended indoors and when social distancing is not possiblePremiere Sponsor: Kennebunk Savings.

  • Friday, December 10, 2021 06:30pm
    Mornings In Paris

    Grab a map at Mornings In Paris or the Chamber kiosk at 1 Chase Hill Road, Kennebunk, and visit the 40 trees decorated by local businesses in celebration of Prelude's 40th anniversary. The trees will be lit at once at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 and 10 for a special visual treat! The wearing of masks is recommended indoors and when social distancing is not possibleSponsor: Mornings In Paris.

    Sunday, December 12, 2021
  • Sunday, December 12, 2021 11:00am
    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. The wearing of masks is recommended indoors and when social distancing is not possibleSponsor: Seaside Inn.

  • Sunday, December 12, 2021 02:00pm
    Cape Porpoise Square

    See Santa and his lobster elves as they arrive by fire truck in Cape Porpoise Square. The wearing of masks is recommended indoors and when social distancing is not possibleSponsor: JAK Designs.


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

Future Christmas Prelude™ Dates:
December 3rd - 13th, 2020
December 2nd - 12th, 2021
December 1st - 11th, 2022

 

 

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Kennebunkport's Christmas Prelude Awards

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

 

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