One of Maine’s most popular holiday celebration kicks off with a parade of lights down Main Street, and the fun continues all weekend with visits with Santa, the famous talking Christmas tree, free hot cocoa stops and horse drawn carriage rides, craft fairs, free gift wrapping, a Tuba Christmas Concert and more!
Friday, December 7
6pm – The Sparkle Parade of Lights (Route starts at Mallet & Main St, proceeds South on Main and ends at Grove St.) Emceed by Sandra & Teddy of 94.9 WHOM. Watch for Santa as he arrives on his holiday yacht and brings the famous talking Christmas tree to life! Enjoy free hot cocoa courtesy of the Applewood Inn and Girl Scout Troop 1976! Sponsored by L.L.Bean and Coffee By Design
Saturday, December 8
Book Signings at L.L.Bean - Our in-store author signings let you personalize books for great one-of-a-kind gifts!
Dahlov Ipcar, 10-12
John Ford, 10 – 1
Lynn Plourde, 11 – 2
Noon to 8:30pm – FREE Holiday Movie Marathon at Freeport Factory Stage – 5 Depot St.
12pm to 1:40pm – The Polar Express
1:55pm to 2:20pm – The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
2:30pm to 3:55pm – The Muppet Christmas Carol
4:05pm to 4:35pm – A Charlie Brown Christmas
4:45pm to 6:20pm – Elf
7pm to 8:30pm – Bad Santa (18+ Event)
Please bring a can of (non expired, non perishable) food or a dollar or two to donate to Freeport Community Services Food Pantry at this event. Be one of the first 200 donors at the Holiday Movie Marathon and receive a free small cone certificate from Ben & Jerry’s! One per family
Sponsored by Freeport Factory Stage, Ben & Jerry’s, Bath Savings Institution, Tommy Hilfiger and Brown Goldsmiths
2pm to 4pm – Polar Express on the Downeaster! 23 Depot St.
All aboard the Downeaster – decked out for the holidays! Enjoy a FREE reading of the Polar Express aboard an actual train! Attendees will enjoy free hot Cocoa and peppermint sticks while enjoying this Christmas classic! Psst. We hear Santa loves to ride the train – keep an eye out and you just may see him there! Readings are scheduled from 2pm and 3pm. 70 people max per event, first come first serve. Please bring a can of (non expired, non perishable) food or a dollar or two to donate to Freeport Community Services Food Pantry at this event. Be one of the first 200 donors at the Polar Express Reading and receive a free small cone certificate from Ben & Jerry’s! One per family
Sponsored by The Amtrak Downeaster, The Hilton Garden Inn and The Hampton Inn
2pm to 3pm – The worldwide Tuba Christmas Concert – Freeport Performing Arts Center on Holbrook St.
Sponsored by the Freeport Performing Arts Center
Friday, December 7 - Sunday, December 9