Signature Events

November 30th - December 10th, 2017

Signature Events

    Friday, December 01, 2017
  • Friday, December 01, 2017 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, December 01, 2017 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.

    Saturday, December 02, 2017
  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 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 02, 2017 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 02, 2017 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.

    Sunday, December 03, 2017
  • Sunday, December 03, 2017 02:00pm
    David's KPT

    After docking at David's KPT 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.

    Friday, December 08, 2017
  • Friday, December 08, 2017 05:00pm - 10:00pm
    Nonantum Resort

    Blazing Bonfires, Ice Bars & Sculptures, Local Food & Drinks, and Live Music. 
    It's The Hottest Ticket in Town and the perfect ending to Kennebunkport's Christmas Prelude™!

    Ticket Information TBA




  • Friday, December 08, 2017 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. 

    Saturday, December 09, 2017
  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 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.

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 05:00pm - 10:00pm
    Nonantum Resort

    Blazing Bonfires, Ice Bars & Sculptures, Local Food & Drinks, and Live Music. 
    It's The Hottest Ticket in Town and the perfect ending to Kennebunkport's Christmas Prelude™!

    Ticket Information TBA




    Sunday, December 10, 2017
  • Sunday, December 10, 2017 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. Strut toward Dock Square to Ocean Avenue & Union Street. Sponsored by KBA member Scalawags Pet Boutique.

  • Sunday, December 10, 2017 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. 


Tourist Information Kiosk in Lower Village will be open:

  • Friday, Dec. 2 - 10AM - 8PM
  • Saturday, Dec. 3 - 9AM - 8PM
  • Sunday, Dec. 4 - 10AM - 4PM
  • Friday, Dec. 9 - 4PM - 8PM
  • Saturday, Dec. 10 - 10AM - 4PM



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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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