This is the time of year we pause and reflect on being thankful.  We want to thank all our guests, vendors and new friends for a great spring/summer/fall season. We have enjoyed meeting guests from our community and from around the world. As we transition into winter, we would like to share our favorite Camden Maine Area holiday winter activities and hope you will plan a visit.

The twinkling lights, boutique shops, and fine dining create a fantastic holiday getaway in MidCoast Maine. The winter holiday calendar is full of activities and festivities. In Camden, we are excited for Thanksgiving night. The star on Mt. Battie is lit to welcome the season!

Rockland Festival of Lights – The Mid Coast Maine Holiday Season is kicked off the day after Thanksgiving, Friday November 29th , in downtown Rockland. The Town hosts the Rockland Festival of Lights. Horse Drawn Carriage, Historic Inn Tours and the infamous lighting of the lobster trap tree are just a few of the fun events planned for the weekend. Just a short drive from the Hotel and Inn.

Christmas By the Sea – The weekend of December 7-8, the Town of Camden hosts Christmas By the Sea. The festivities begin with a parade down Main Street welcoming Santa and the holiday season. The Town is decorated with lights and holiday garland. Throughout the weekend, Santa Claus arrives by lobster boat in Camden and Rockport and then travels to Lincolnville on a fire truck to bring Christmas cheer to the locals around a bonfire on the beach. Enjoy our local library as Santa reads the Night Before Christmas to the visiting children. The Camden Public Library also hosts the local acapella group and lights the community holiday tree in harbor park. The community comes out to sing Christmas carols and drink hot chocolate.

Looking for unique presents for your family and friends? The boutique shops of Camden are open late and have lots to chose from. There are craft fairs and holiday bazaars around town, making the selections even more abundant.

Rockport Holiday on the Harbor – Last but not least, the nearby Town of Rockport hosts their holiday festivity on December 14th . The charming harbor of Rockport is transformed into a winter wonderland. The community gathers in the harbor to light the holiday tree, sing songs and watch a fantastic firework show. The streets are lined with candles and the restaurants are open late. It is a wonderful way to close out the Midcoast Holiday festivities.


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