Full Schedule

November 29th - December 9th, 2018

Full Schedule

    Thursday, November 29, 2018
  • Thursday, November 29, 2018 04:00pm - 11:00pm
    Old Vines Wine Bar

    We kick off Prelude at 4pm at our outdoor bar, outdoor BBQ, and live dueling pianos with Seth & Jimmy from 7pm-10pm.

    FMI: CLICK HERE

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018 05:00pm - 07:00pm
    Masonic Lodge

    Join us for our opening show reception offering a wide selection of original fine art pieces including paintings, photography, pottery, sculptures, books, and unique handmade holiday crafts. We will have live music, as well as many of the artists in attendance. This is a great opportunity to have first selection and to enjoy the show on this festive eve. To support the MWA scholarship fund, artists donate handmade gift items to create a basket full of treasures for this show. Take a chance on a raffle ticket to support this good cause!

    FMI: www.mainewomenarts.com

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018 05:00pm - 09:00pm
    Alisson's Restaurant

    Kick off the first weekend of Christmas Prelude™ with a Tap Takeover featuring Bissell Brothers & Hoof Hearted Brewing! Enjoy 12 taps of specially selected rare and seasonal beers from two of our favorite craft breweries. Raise a pint and celebrate the season with friends! Check Alisson's Facebook events for the final tap lineup as the date draws near. No cover. No tickets. Portion of proceeds will go to, and donations accepted for, Kennebunk Cares Closet.

    Tap 1: Bissell Brothers "Swish" Double IPA
    Tap 2: Hoof Hearted "Don't Microwave It, Don't Boil It" Boysenberry Sour IPA
    Tap 3: Bissell Brothers "The Substance" IPA
    Tap 4: Hoof Hearted "Slo Turbo" Double IPA
    Tap 5: Hoof Hearted "Dancin' In the Ruins" Blonde Ale w/ Vietnamese Cinnamon and Tahitian Vanilla
    Tap 6: Hoof Hearted "Mom Jeans" Imperial Milk Stout
    Tap 7: Bissell Brothers "Lux" Rye Pale Ale
    Tap 8: Bissell Brothers "Industry vs. Inferiority" IPA
    Tap 9: TBA
    Tap 10: TBA
    Tap 11: TBA
    Tap 12: TBA

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018 06:00pm - 08:30pm
    River Tree Arts

    Learn the art of block printing while creating a beautiful hand printed tea towel. In this workshop, you will learn how to design, carve and print your own block onto fabric. You will leave with a custom designed and printed tea towel. They make great gifts for someone special or personal keepsakes! Bring your own wine, water, or whatever you'd like to drink and join us for this fun event to kick start the holiday festivities!

    Fee: $30 per person, all supplies included.
    FMI and to register: CLICK HERE

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018 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. 

    $30 for members, $40 for non-members
    Tickets are limited and sell out fast.
    For tickets call 207-967-2751

    Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Friday, November 30, 2018 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, November 30, 2018 10:00am - 07:00pm
    Masonic Lodge

    This show offers a wide selection of original fine art pieces including paintings, photography, pottery, sculptures, books, and unique handmade holiday crafts. It is the perfect opportunity to begin celebrating the season and selecting original gifts for your friends and family. To support the MWA scholarship fund, artists donate handmade gift items to create a basket full of treasures for this show. Take a chance on a raffle ticket to support this good cause!

    Admission is free.
    FMI: www.mainewomenarts.com

  • Friday, November 30, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks

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

  • Friday, November 30, 2018 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.
    $10 per person

  • Friday, November 30, 2018 03:00pm - 05:00pm
    Snug Harbor Farm

    Join us at Snug Harbor Farm! Cookbook author and special guest, Vanessa Seder, will be sampling some of her favorite recipes and signing copies of her book, Secret Sauces. Our staff will be making wonderful food out of some of the other great cookbooks we carry.

  • Friday, November 30, 2018 03:30pm - 08:00pm
    Grist Mill

    To commence an exciting permanent labyrinth project at Kennebunkport Conservation Trust headquarters, you are invited to come for a quiet, magical moment of contemplation amidst the hustle, celebration and anticipation of Christmas. Walk the labyrinth of lights to the center and out again. Be inspired, feel grounded or just enjoy the magic of the lights. All visitors will be offered a memento of their walk, hot mulled cider and cookies!

    Free to walk. Donations towards the labyrinth project gratefully accepted.

  • Friday, November 30, 2018 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, November 30, 2018 04:00pm - 08:00pm
    JAK Designs

    Hand-loomed knitwear and a special holiday selection of local cheeses with cheese maven Marty Mundy. And a little wine.

  • Friday, November 30, 2018 04:00pm
    The Pilot House

    Join us outside under our heated patio for a chance to create the most delicious spiked cider you've ever had! Available until 10pm.

  • Friday, November 30, 2018 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, November 30, 2018 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, November 30, 2018 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, November 30, 2018 06:00pm - 07:30pm
    Bradbury Brothers Market

    Join us before, during & after the Lobster Trap Tree lighting for a fun night with the children crafting cards and letters to Santa, and mailing them in our very own Santa Cape Porpoise Post Office box.

  • Friday, November 30, 2018 06:00pm - 08:00pm
    Make It KPT

    Try out the hottest new board games for the holidays.

  • Friday, November 30, 2018 06:00pm - 08:30pm
    Ocean View Properties

    Coinciding with the Cape Porpoise Lobster Trap Tree Lighting. We are delighted to invite one and all for food, drink, warm cheer. Offering homemade eggnog, beer, wine, and a great array of hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, music, singing, and laughter.

  • Friday, November 30, 2018 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, November 30, 2018 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, November 30, 2018 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, November 30, 2018 10:00pm
    Alisson's Restaurant

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

    Saturday, December 01, 2018
  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 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 01, 2018 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 01, 2018 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 01, 2018 08:30am - 01:30pm
    Church On the Cape

    Hot cider, Christmas craft tables, bake shop, cookie sale, jewelry, hand-knit items, and Christmas gifts!

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 08:30am - 02:00pm
    The Center

    Please join us for our annual Holiday Fair featuring wreaths with hand-tied bows and decorations, handmade boxwood trees, crafts and ornaments, hostess gifts, goodies and more.

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 09:00am - 01:30pm
    First Congregational Church

    Lobster roll & chowder luncheon until 1:30pm (or sold out). Stop by the ever popular cookie walk and explore the vintage Christmas decorations table. Don't forget to buy your seasonal greens!

    Cookie Walk $6.00 per pound of cookies.
    Other items cost as labeled.
    Luncheon costs will be posted on site.

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 09:00am - 03:00pm
    Consolidated School

    A tradition for 30+ years, this fair fills the school with a wide variety of crafts by local artisans.  Presented by Kennebunkport Parks & Recreation.  $1 donation to benefit programs for local children.

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
    Nonantum Resort

    Learn all about lobsta and the industry!

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Hurlbutt Designs

    Three pairs of designers from Hurlbutt Designs share their expertise on styling your mantel for the holidays. Each one-of-a-kind stocking is handmade in Maine in partnership with Thibaut Fabrics, and for the event only, a calligrapher will be available to customize them with your name or monogram. Join us to learn designer holiday decorating tips and sample delicious treats.

     

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Seaside Gallery & Gifts

    The Greatest Gift is an award winning Christian band here to play your favorite holiday music. Free.

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 10:00am - 02:00pm
    Bandaloop

    An eclectic collection of locally crafted goods for gifts or for yourself! Bar is open and light snacks available.

     

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 10:00am - 02:00pm
    Snug Harbor Farm

    Snug Harbor Farm is holding three, one hour wreath making workshops in the barn at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm.

    Sign up online at www.snugharborfarm.com or call the shop at 207-967-2414.
    The fee for instruction, wreath ring and balsam is $25.00

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 10:00am - 03:00pm
    River Tree Arts

    New and improved! Transform a wooden sign into your very own unique, hand painted custom piece. The possibilities are endless, from a decorative holiday ornament to a custom gift for someone special.

    Price: $20 each
    FMI: CLICK HERE

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 10:00am - 03:00pm
    River Tree Arts

    We are excited to offer our very own handcrafted 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.

    Prices: $5 to $10
    FMI: CLICK HERE

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 10:00am - 03:00pm
    River Tree Arts

    Join the crazy hat brigade by decorating your very own Santa hat or decorate your own stocking as a keepsake! We will supply fun and colorful materials for you to create the perfect celebratory holiday piece.

    Price: $10 each
    FMI: CLICK HERE

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 10:00am - 03:00pm
    River Tree Arts

    Decorate your own authentic full-size Lobster Buoy as a Christmas decoration or Prelude souvenir. Proceeds to benefit RTA's visual and performing arts programs. 

    Price: $20 per buoy
    FMI: CLICK HERE

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 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 make their own holiday cards! FREE.

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 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.
    $10 per person

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 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 01, 2018 10:00am - 04:00pm
    The Pilot House

    Experience the magic of Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport with a ride on an authentic Maine lobster boat! Join Captain Mike Perkins of the F/V Nor'easter, along with Mate Shelley Fleming Wigglesworth, for a boatload of fun for all ages! Board the boat behind the Pilot House Restaurant in Lower Village or behind the Nonantum Resort on Ocean Avenue for a round-trip boat ride. The boat runs every half hour.

    $10 per person, and the pass is good all day!
    The boat has a covered and heated wheelhouse and bathroom onboard.
    FMI: 207-450-1831 

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 10:00am - 05:00pm
    Masonic Lodge

    This show offers a wide selection of original fine art pieces including paintings, photography, pottery, sculptures, books, and unique handmade holiday crafts. It is the perfect opportunity to begin celebrating the season and selecting original gifts for your friends and family. To support the MWA scholarship fund, artists donate handmade gift items to create a basket full of treasures for this show. Take a chance on a raffle ticket to support this good cause!

    Admission is free.
    FMI: www.mainewomenarts.com

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 10:30am - 01:00pm
    Digs Divots & Dogs

    Welcome the #Pugdashians at Digs, Divots & Dogs and Too Cool in Dock Square! Pug sisters Sissy, Tilly, and Natty will stop by for pictures, smiles, and to help raise money for Green Mountain Pug Rescue and Pug Rescue of New England through donations and the sale of the 2019 Pugs & Kisses calendar. Calendars will also be available throughout Prelude. 100% of proceeds will be donated to PRONE and GMPR and will go directly to help pugs in need.

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 11:00am - 02:30pm
    Nonantum Resort

    Enjoy a menu filled with holiday comfort foods and live entertainment by Kennebunkport Consolidated School Chorus.

    Reservations recommended.
    Please call 207-967-4050

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 11:00am - 03:00pm
    Abacus Gallery

    Nationally known calendar artist Dana Heacock will be signing 2019 Abacus Calendars. A selection of his artwork will be displayed in the gallery.

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 11:00am
    The Pilot House

    Join us outside under our heated patio for a chance to create the most delicious spiked cider you've ever had! Available until 10pm.

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 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 01, 2018 12:00pm - 02:00pm
    Fine Print Booksellers

    Author Bruce Coffin will be signing his latest novel in the Detective Byron series, "Beyond the Truth".

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 12:00pm - 04:00pm
    Old Vines Wine Bar

    Vanessa and the gang are back with their holiday spin on blues, soul, and folk ...

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 12:00pm - 04:00pm
    Stripers Waterside Restaurant

    Come get in the holiday spirit at Stripers Waterside Restaurant with FREE holiday cookie decorating. We will have cookies in all shapes and sizes as well as a whole range of toppings! 

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 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 01, 2018 01:00pm - 05:00pm
    Down East Wine Imports

    Join us for our 6th annual Prelude wine tasting. Pouring 6 wines from 1-3 p.m., and a different 6 wines from 3-5 p.m.

    Cost: $5 per person with commemorative wine tasting glass.

     

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 02:00pm - 04:00pm
    Fine Print Booksellers

    "George & Barbara Bush, The Great American Love Story" book signing with their granddaughter and author Ellie LeBlond Sosa and Kelly Anne Chase.

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 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 01, 2018 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 01, 2018 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. Sponsored by KBA member Dock Square Clothiers.

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 04:00pm - 06:00pm
    River Tree Arts

    Enjoy some free time enjoying the festivities in and around town while your little one enjoys a hip hop dance workshop and craft activity. No previous dance skills required - all are welcome. Students need to pre-register to reserve a spot. 

    Ages 4-7. Space is limited to 12 attendees.
    Price: $20 per student. All proceeds benefit the River Tree Arts competitive dance team.
    To register CLICK HERE

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 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 37 years!
    Proceeds help to support scholarships, training and equipment for the volunteer fire company.

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 05:00pm - 07:00pm
    The Wright Gallery

    Cider, cookies, wine, and light hors d'oeuvres served. Fine art, 4D square inches and under, by participating artists.

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 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 01, 2018 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 01, 2018 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 01, 2018 07:00pm - 09:00pm
    South Congregational Church

    A musical holiday feast celebrating 25 years of Seaglass Chorale!

    Tickets: $15 adults, $12 seniors and students
    Tickets available online CLICK HERE, at Morse Hardware in Wells, and at the door.

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 10:00pm
    Alisson's Restaurant

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

    Sunday, December 02, 2018
  • Sunday, December 02, 2018 08:00am - 11:00am
    Nonantum Resort

    A holiday breakfast buffet hosted by our visitors from the North Pole to help make Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport a favorite family tradition.

    $20 per person
    $10 per person children under 12

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

  • Sunday, December 02, 2018 08:00am
    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 02, 2018 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 02, 2018 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.
    $10 per person

  • Sunday, December 02, 2018 10:00am - 04:00pm
    Masonic Lodge

    This show offers a wide selection of original fine art pieces including paintings, photography, pottery, sculptures, books, and unique handmade holiday crafts. It is the perfect opportunity to begin celebrating the season and selecting original gifts for your friends and family. To support the MWA scholarship fund, artists donate handmade gift items to create a basket full of treasures for this show. Take a chance on a raffle ticket to support this good cause!

    Admission is free.
    FMI: www.mainewomenarts.com

  • Sunday, December 02, 2018 10:00am - 04:00pm
    The Pilot House

    Experience the magic of Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport with a ride on an authentic Maine lobster boat! Join Captain Mike Perkins of the F/V Nor'easter, along with Mate Shelley Fleming Wigglesworth, for a boatload of fun for all ages! Board the boat behind the Pilot House Restaurant in Lower Village or behind the Nonantum Resort on Ocean Avenue for a round-trip boat ride. The boat runs every half hour.

    $10 per person, and the pass is good all day!
    The boat has a covered and heated wheelhouse and bathroom onboard.
    FMI: 207-450-1831 

  • Sunday, December 02, 2018 10:00am
    Mornings In Paris

    A FREE activity available during the week of Prelude. Bring your letters ready to mail to the North Pole!

    Little ones 10-11am
    Older children 3-4pm

  • Sunday, December 02, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks

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

  • Sunday, December 02, 2018 11:00am - 02:00pm
    The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel

    Roast marshmallows and sip hot chocolate on the deck of The Boathouse while waiting for Santa's famous lobster boat arrival!

  • Sunday, December 02, 2018 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 02, 2018 01:00pm
    Snug Harbor Farm

    Join us for an exploration of various ways to decorate with greens. 

    Space is limited. Reserve your spot by calling 207-967-2414
    Material will be charged a la carte.

  • Sunday, December 02, 2018 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 02, 2018 02:00pm - 03:00pm
    Nonantum Resort

    2018 is the 45th Anniversary for Tuba Christmas concert events which are presented around the world. Enjoy traditional holiday music by a tuba euphonium.

    FMI: CLICK HERE 

  • Sunday, December 02, 2018 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.

  • Sunday, December 02, 2018 03:00pm - 06:00pm
    Mornings In Paris

    Make your own hot chocolate decorations, cup cakes, and a chocolate fountain. Fun for all ages!

    Cost: $5.00 per person

    Group bookings available in advance. Contact 207-204-0032
    Special offers for schools and clubs.

  • Sunday, December 02, 2018 08:30pm - 12:00am
    The Pilot House

    Come sing your heart out to your favorite holiday tunes.

    Monday, December 03, 2018
  • Monday, December 03, 2018 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 03, 2018 10:00am
    Mornings In Paris

    A FREE activity available during the week of Prelude. Bring your letters ready to mail to the North Pole!

    Little ones 10-11am
    Older children 3-4pm

  • Monday, December 03, 2018 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 03, 2018 12:00pm - 03:00pm
    Make It KPT

    Stamp your holiday wish or dream into a bracelet, to inspire you all year.

    $25 per bracelet, all ages welcome

  • Monday, December 03, 2018 03:00pm - 06:00pm
    Mornings In Paris

    Make your own hot chocolate decorations, cup cakes, and a chocolate fountain. Fun for all ages!

    Cost: $5.00 per person

    Group bookings available in advance. Contact 207-204-0032
    Special offers for schools and clubs.

  • Monday, December 03, 2018 06:00pm - 11:30pm
    Old Vines Wine Bar

    Happy hour kicks off at 4pm, and enjoy our regular dinner service until 10pm.

    At 9pm, southern Maine's own DJ Nate gets the place rocking with old school rock and roll and dance tunes. Enjoy late-night snacks until ... well ... late.

    And hospitality industry friends ... to say thanks ... we take 50% off all checks after 6pm. Just bring a pay stub if we don't know you.

    FMI: CLICK HERE

    Tuesday, December 04, 2018
  • Tuesday, December 04, 2018 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 04, 2018 10:00am
    Seashore Trolley Museum

    Enjoy yummy hot chocolate and festive treats from Talula's Bake Shop while watching illustrations of, and listening to, Frosty the Snowman read by the illustrator and local resident, Wade Zahares! Music by Kenny Loggins from the book will welcome you to the event, setting the tone for this fun & festive family time at the historical Seashore Trolley Museum. A snowflake family craft will wrap up the event for a memorable and magical takeaway.

    Free to participate. Reservations required.
    Only 80 seats per time slot are available.

    To reserve your seats, CLICK HERE

  • Tuesday, December 04, 2018 10:00am
    Mornings In Paris

    A FREE activity available during the week of Prelude. Bring your letters ready to mail to the North Pole!

    Little ones 10-11am
    Older children 3-4pm

  • Tuesday, December 04, 2018 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 04, 2018 12:00pm - 03:00pm
    Make It KPT

    Stamp your holiday wish or dream into a bracelet, to inspire you all year.

    $25 per bracelet, all ages welcome

  • Tuesday, December 04, 2018 03:00pm - 06:00pm
    Mornings In Paris

    Make your own hot chocolate decorations, cup cakes, and a chocolate fountain. Fun for all ages!

    Cost: $5.00 per person

    Group bookings available in advance. Contact 207-204-0032
    Special offers for schools and clubs.

  • Tuesday, December 04, 2018 05:30pm - 07:30pm
    Alisson's Restaurant

    Stop in the pub any time between 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to sample Vespertino and learn to create a holiday inspired cocktail with the Stroudwater Distillery crew. Toast your friends with a drink from our featured Stroudwater holiday cocktail list. Lots of swag, and a chance to win a tasting for four at the distillery! A fun break while Christmas shopping in Dock Square!

  • Tuesday, December 04, 2018 06:30pm
    Seashore Trolley Museum

    Enjoy yummy hot chocolate and festive treats from Talula's Bake Shop while watching illustrations of, and listening to, Frosty the Snowman read by the illustrator and local resident, Wade Zahares! Music by Kenny Loggins from the book will welcome you to the event, setting the tone for this fun & festive family time at the historical Seashore Trolley Museum. A snowflake family craft will wrap up the event for a memorable and magical takeaway.

    Free to participate. Reservations required.
    Only 80 seats per time slot are available.

    To reserve your seats, CLICK HERE

    Wednesday, December 05, 2018
  • Wednesday, December 05, 2018 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 05, 2018 10:00am
    Mornings In Paris

    A FREE activity available during the week of Prelude. Bring your letters ready to mail to the North Pole!

    Little ones 10-11am
    Older children 3-4pm

  • Wednesday, December 05, 2018 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 05, 2018 12:00pm - 03:00pm
    Make It KPT

    Stamp your holiday wish or dream into a bracelet, to inspire you all year.

    $25 per bracelet, all ages welcome

  • Wednesday, December 05, 2018 03:00pm - 06:00pm
    Mornings In Paris

    Make your own hot chocolate decorations, cup cakes, and a chocolate fountain. Fun for all ages!

    Cost: $5.00 per person

    Group bookings available in advance. Contact 207-204-0032
    Special offers for schools and clubs.

  • Wednesday, December 05, 2018 05:00pm
    Old Vines Wine Bar

    Prelude is a huge undertaking, and brings so much to our town. This is our chance to give back.

    We’ll start the party at 5 p.m. with the fabulous Ocean Ave Band. A $50 ticket includes unlimited treats from our outdoor barbecue and specialty cocktails courtesy of our generous sponsors, Sebago Lake Distillery, Maine Craft Distilling, and Stonefort Distilling.

    50% of ticket sales go to the 2019 KBA Christmas Prelude fireworks.

    To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE

  • Wednesday, December 05, 2018 05:30pm - 07:30pm
    Alisson's Restaurant

    Stop in the pub any time between 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and join Andrew Menard from Vacationland Distributors as he guides you through his top wine picks for the holiday season. Sample and discuss what to serve, how to pair wine with your meals, and what to gift to others! Andrew is a joy to talk wine with, and to drink with! All wines by the glass on our list tonight are "Talls for Smalls" with 9oz pours for 6oz prices. A fun break while Christmas shopping in Dock Square!

    Thursday, December 06, 2018
  • Thursday, December 06, 2018 07:30am - 12:00pm
    Dock Square Coffee House

    Bake a batch of your best homemade Christmas cookies and drop them off at our shop on Thursday, December 6th before 12 pm. We'll have a panel of local bakery experts judge and decide on a winner. The baker of the winning cookie will receive a $50 gift card to Dock Square Coffee House, and the opportunity to have his/her creation featured at the shop through December. 

    Please drop your cookies off by 12 p.m. and be sure to include the name of the cookie, your name, and contact information.

    Details on the judging time to follow.
    FMI: 207-967-4422

  • Thursday, December 06, 2018 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 06, 2018 10:00am
    Mornings In Paris

    A FREE activity available during the week of Prelude. Bring your letters ready to mail to the North Pole!

    Little ones 10-11am
    Older children 3-4pm

  • Thursday, December 06, 2018 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 06, 2018 12:00pm - 03:00pm
    Make It KPT

    Stamp your holiday wish or dream into a bracelet, to inspire you all year.

    $25 per bracelet, all ages welcome

  • Thursday, December 06, 2018 03:00pm - 06:00pm
    Mornings In Paris

    Make your own hot chocolate decorations, cup cakes, and a chocolate fountain. Fun for all ages!

    Cost: $5.00 per person

    Group bookings available in advance. Contact 207-204-0032
    Special offers for schools and clubs.

  • Thursday, December 06, 2018 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 Town of Kennebunk, KKA Chamber of Commerce, York County Coast Star, HMS Host, and Port Inn Kennebunk.

  • Thursday, December 06, 2018 04:00pm - 11:00pm
    Old Vines Wine Bar

    We’re dialing it up this year, with an all day, indoor/outdoor block party.

    We’re taking holiday cheer over the top, with beer, wine, mulled cider … drink specials … just in time for the holidays.

    And, from 7pm-10pm, dueling pianos with Seth & Jimmy

    FMI: CLICK HERE

  • Thursday, December 06, 2018 05:00pm - 09:00pm
    Alisson's Restaurant

    Kick off the finale weekend of Christmas Prelude™ with a Tap Takeover featuring Barreled Souls Brewing & Friends (breweries TBA, but include Southern Grist and Aslin Beer Company)! Enjoy 12 taps of specially selected rare and seasonal beers curated by Barreled Souls and Vacationland Distributors. Raise a pint and celebrate the season with friends! Check Alisson's Facebook events for the final list of breweries and tap lineup as the date draws near. No cover. No tickets. Portion of proceeds will go to, and donations accepted for, Kennebunk Cares Closet.

    Live classic blues & soul music with Bread & Circus Trio 6-9pm.

  • Thursday, December 06, 2018 06:00pm - 09:00pm
    Alisson's Restaurant

    Enjoy Bread & Circus Trio's live classic blues and soul music with a holiday spin during our Barreled Souls & Friends Tap Takeover! No cover.

    Friday, December 07, 2018
  • Friday, December 07, 2018 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 07, 2018 12:00pm - 03:00pm
    Make It KPT

    Stamp your holiday wish or dream into a bracelet, to inspire you all year.

    $25 per bracelet, all ages welcome

  • Friday, December 07, 2018 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.
    $10 per person

  • Friday, December 07, 2018 03:00pm - 06:00pm
    Mornings In Paris

    Make your own hot chocolate decorations, cup cakes, and a chocolate fountain. Fun for all ages!

    Cost: $5.00 per person

    Group bookings available in advance. Contact 207-204-0032
    Special offers for schools and clubs.

  • Friday, December 07, 2018 03:30pm - 08:00pm
    Grist Mill

    To commence an exciting permanent labyrinth project at Kennebunkport Conservation Trust headquarters, you are invited to come for a quiet, magical moment of contemplation amidst the hustle, celebration and anticipation of Christmas. Walk the labyrinth of lights to the center and out again. Be inspired, feel grounded or just enjoy the magic of the lights. All visitors will be offered a memento of their walk, hot mulled cider and cookies!

    Free to walk. Donations towards the labyrinth project gratefully accepted.

  • Friday, December 07, 2018 04:00pm
    The Pilot House

    Join us outside under our heated patio for a chance to create the most delicious spiked cider you've ever had! Available until 10pm.

  • Friday, December 07, 2018 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 07, 2018 05:00pm - 07:00pm
    Chamber of Commerce Kiosk

    Get your "Prelude Passport" stamped at 5 of the participating Art Trail of the Kennebunks galleries for your chance to win prizes of art! Take this self-guided tour during the monthly Art Trail of the Kennebunks open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, or on your own time between Dec. 1-9. Pick up passports at participating galleries and the Chamber of Commerce Kiosk, 1 Chase Hill Road, Kennebunk (in front of The Grand); return passports by 12 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, to be entered into a drawing with prizes from each gallery.

    FMI: 207-967-0857 or www.gokennebunks.com

  • Friday, December 07, 2018 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 07, 2018 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+

    THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
    Waiting List/Ticket Info:www.nonantumresort.com or call 207-967-4050

     

     

     

  • Friday, December 07, 2018 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 07, 2018 05:30pm
    The Pilot House

    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 and enjoy a leisurely ride on the Kennebunk River before anchoring near the Mathew J. Lanigan bridge for the fireworks show. The boat has a covered wheelhouse and heated cabin. BYOB for those 21+. Limited seating.

    Please RSVP in advance by calling 207-450-1831

  • Friday, December 07, 2018 06:00pm - 07:00pm
    Kennebunkport Inn

    Want a front row seat to the 8th Annual Fireworks display? Look no further than the deck of the Kennebunkport Inn! Open to the public, we'll have an outdoor bar & light bites from the grill available for purchase during the show, as well as live entertainment!

  • Friday, December 07, 2018 07:00pm - 10:00pm
    Old Vines Wine Bar

    Rock the holidays with The Dock Squares!

    One of Southern Maine's liveliest bands, The Dock Squares feature seasoned musicians who bring the fun. Sing, Dance, Move and Groove to to tunes they serve up!

    FMI: CLICK HERE

  • Friday, December 07, 2018 07:00pm - 11:00pm
    The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel

    Wear your winter whites and celebrate the holidays with our 2nd annual Christmas Prelude™ Party! DJ, dancing, and drinks all night long! Don't miss the hottest event in Kennebunkport! 

    Adults only, 21+ with proper ID at the door.

    Tickets: CLICK HERE
    Includes admission and light bites. Cash bar available for signature cocktails, beer, and wine.
    Before November 1st: $20 per person.
    After November 1st: $25 per person.

  • Friday, December 07, 2018 10:00pm
    Alisson's Restaurant

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

    Saturday, December 08, 2018
  • Saturday, December 08, 2018 09:00am - 11:00am
    Consolidated School

    Enjoy your morning coffee with famous Congdon's donuts!

  • Saturday, December 08, 2018 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:
    Vocalists
    Touch Tank
    Photo Booth
    Pony Rides
    Massage Chair
    and More!

  • Saturday, December 08, 2018 09:00am - 03:00pm
    Consolidated School

    Come check out the great variety of crafts by local artisans. Modeled after our wildly successful fair of the first Prelude weekend. Presented by Kennebunkport Parks & Recreation.
    Free admission. Donations accepted.

  • Saturday, December 08, 2018 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 08, 2018 10:00am - 03:00pm
    River Tree Arts

    Join the fun and get creative as you paint your own birch tree ornament. Great activity for the whole family!

    Price: $5 each
    FMI: CLICK HERE

  • Saturday, December 08, 2018 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!

    Price: $10 per glass
    FMI: CLICK HERE

  • Saturday, December 08, 2018 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.
    $10 per person

  • Saturday, December 08, 2018 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 08, 2018 10:00am - 04:00pm
    The Pilot House

    Experience the magic of Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport with a ride on an authentic Maine lobster boat! Join Captain Mike Perkins of the F/V Nor'easter, along with Mate Shelley Fleming Wigglesworth, for a boatload of fun for all ages! Board the boat behind the Pilot House Restaurant in Lower Village or behind the Nonantum Resort on Ocean Avenue for a round-trip boat ride. The boat runs every half hour.

    $10 per person, and the pass is good all day!
    The boat has a covered and heated wheelhouse and bathroom onboard.
    FMI: 207-450-1831 

  • Saturday, December 08, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    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 08, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Nonantum Resort

    Children and adults alike are invited to make their own gingerbread house with frosting, sprinkles and festive holiday decorations. Sponsored by the KKA Chamber of Commerce.

    Reservations requested. Please call 207-967-4050
    $3 per person donation to benefit The Little Pantry; ages 2 and under free.

  • Saturday, December 08, 2018 11:00am - 01:00pm
    Digs Divots & Dogs

    Come meet Annie Watts, creator of the 2019 "Dogs of the Kennebunks" Calendar. All profits from the sale of the calendar will benefit 3 Dogs Rescue in Berwick and Nova Star Rescue.

  • Saturday, December 08, 2018 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 08, 2018 11:00am - 02:00pm
    Consolidated School

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

  • Saturday, December 08, 2018 11:00am - 02:30pm
    Nonantum Resort

    Enjoy a menu filled with holiday comfort foods and live entertainment by Kennebunkport Consolidated School Chorus.

    Reservations recommended.
    Please call 207-967-4050

  • Saturday, December 08, 2018 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 08, 2018 12:00pm - 02:00pm
    Seaside Gallery & Gifts

    The Greatest Gift is an award winning Christian band here to play your favorite holiday music. Free.

  • Saturday, December 08, 2018 12:00pm - 04:00pm
    Stripers Waterside Restaurant

    Come get in the holiday spirit at Stripers Waterside Restaurant with FREE holiday cookie decorating. We will have cookies in all shapes and sizes as well as a whole range of toppings! 

  • Saturday, December 08, 2018 12:00pm - 04:00pm
    Old Vines Wine Bar

    Let Lisa and the gang put a little extra spirit in your step as they dial up our afternoon block party!

  • Saturday, December 08, 2018 01:00pm - 02:00pm
    Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library

    Please join us for a relaxing, joyful, free musical performance in our new Community Room. The Village Ringers (under the direction of Jan Filgate) will perform winter songs and holiday favorites. Three and a half octave hand bells and hand chimes create beautiful tapestry of sound and seasonal favorites.

    FMI: Call 207-967-2778

  • Saturday, December 08, 2018 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 08, 2018 01:00pm - 03:00pm
    Dock Square

    Stroll through Dock Square and Lower Village shopping areas for your holiday entertainment. Sponsored by KBA member Dock Square Clothiers

  • Saturday, December 08, 2018 01:00pm - 05:00pm
    Down East Wine Imports

    Join us for our 6th annual Prelude wine tasting. Pouring 6 wines from 1-3 p.m., and a different 6 wines from 3-5 p.m.

    Cost: $5 per person with commemorative wine tasting glass.

     

  • Saturday, December 08, 2018 02:00pm - 04:00pm
    H.B. Provisions

    Come taste ports, the perfect sipping drink for cold nights by the fire with dessert. Taste from chocolate port to white port, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    Local IPA tasting from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Saturday, December 08, 2018 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 08, 2018 02:30pm
    Church On the Cape

    Come hear the songs of the season featuring Senior Choir, Trinity Trio (violin, piano & organ), vocal ensembles and soloists. Free to all.

  • Saturday, December 08, 2018 03:00pm - 06:00pm
    Mornings In Paris

    Make your own hot chocolate decorations, cup cakes, and a chocolate fountain. Fun for all ages!

    Cost: $5.00 per person

    Group bookings available in advance. Contact 207-204-0032
    Special offers for schools and clubs.

  • Saturday, December 08, 2018 04:00pm - 06:00pm
    River Tree Arts

    Enjoy some free time enjoying the festivities in and around town while your little one enjoys a ballet workshop and craft activity. No previous dance skills required - all are welcome. Students need to pre-register to reserve a spot.

    Ages 4-7. Space is limited to 12 attendees.
    Price: $20 per student. All proceeds benefit the River Tree Arts competitive dance team.
    To register CLICK HERE

  • Saturday, December 08, 2018 04:30pm
    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! Everyone gets a goody bag with a bell, small toy and cookie inside!

    Seating is limited. Advance reservations are required.
    First seating: 4:30 p.m.
    Second seating: 5:00 p.m.

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

  • Saturday, December 08, 2018 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 & Waldo Emerson Inn.

  • Saturday, December 08, 2018 05:00pm - 07:00pm
    The Wright Gallery

    Cider, cookies, wine, and light hors d'oeuvres served. Fine art, 4D square inches and under, by participating artists.

  • Saturday, December 08, 2018 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 08, 2018 05:00pm - 08:00pm
    Old Vines Wine Bar

    Andy and the boys from Fog Ave will have plenty of holiday cheer on tap!

    FMI: CLICK HERE

  • Saturday, December 08, 2018 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+

    THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
    Waiting List/Ticket Info:www.nonantumresort.com or call 207-967-4050

     

     

     

  • Saturday, December 08, 2018 10:00pm
    Alisson's Restaurant

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

    Sunday, December 09, 2018
  • Sunday, December 09, 2018 08:00am - 12:00pm
    Nonantum Resort

    Bring your child for a special holiday feast hosted by Santa (from 9am-12pm). Enjoy an extensive buffet with specialty treats, plus entertainment and souvenir photo provided.

    $22 per person
    $10 per person children under 12

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

     

  • Sunday, December 09, 2018 08:00am
    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 09, 2018 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.
    $10 per person

  • Sunday, December 09, 2018 10:00am - 04:00pm
    The Pilot House

    Experience the magic of Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport with a ride on an authentic Maine lobster boat! Join Captain Mike Perkins of the F/V Nor'easter, along with Mate Shelley Fleming Wigglesworth, for a boatload of fun for all ages! Board the boat behind the Pilot House Restaurant in Lower Village or behind the Nonantum Resort on Ocean Avenue for a round-trip boat ride. The boat runs every half hour.

    $10 per person, and the pass is good all day!
    The boat has a covered and heated wheelhouse and bathroom onboard.
    FMI: 207-450-1831 

  • Sunday, December 09, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks

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

  • Sunday, December 09, 2018 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 09, 2018 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 09, 2018 02:00pm
    Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library

    The Graves Library is thrilled to welcome back New York Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III to present "Gone So Long", his first novel in more than a decade. Dubus III will appear in conversation with Joshua Bodwell, executive director of the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance and editor of a new three volume series of the collected short stories and novellas of Dubus III's revered father, Andre Dubus. The pair will discuss Dubus III's new novel as well as the influence and vitality of his father's fiction. Copies of all books will be available for sale and signing. 

    Tickets will be sold at Graves Library starting November 1st.
    $20 per person includes the talk, a wine and cheese reception, and intimate discussion with the author.
    All proceeds benefit the Capital Campaign for the new Mothers Wing.
    Limited seating available.
    FMI: Call 207-967-2778

  • Sunday, December 09, 2018 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. Sponsored by KBA member Bradbury Brothers Market.

  • Sunday, December 09, 2018 03:00pm - 06:00pm
    Mornings In Paris

    Make your own hot chocolate decorations, cup cakes, and a chocolate fountain. Fun for all ages!

    Cost: $5.00 per person

    Group bookings available in advance. Contact 207-204-0032
    Special offers for schools and clubs.

  • Sunday, December 09, 2018 08:30pm - 12:00am
    The Pilot House

    Come sing your heart out to your favorite holiday tunes.


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

Tourist Information Kiosk in Lower Village (In front of the Grand Hotel, across from H.B. Provisions)
Stop in to pick up a 2018 Prelude Guidebook (while supplies last)!
Prelude Hours:

  • Friday, Nov. 30: 2 p.m to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 1: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 2: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 7: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 8: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

 

Kennebunkport Business Association Member Login

Only KBA Members may ADD/EDIT events.
Interested in having an event at Christmas Prelude™ and joining the KBA?  CLICK HERE

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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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