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Maine's Holiday Festivals - 2011

If you've never attended a holiday craft fair,
a public supper or a parade of lighted
fishing boats, you can do all three at holiday
festivals in Maine.

Here's a sampling of fun and festive events:

Country Christmas in Bethel happens Nov. 24 to Dec. 24, 2011 with a Jingle Bell
Run, free horse-drawn wagon rides, lighting of the Christmas tree on the Bethel
Common, museum and gallery open houses, shopping specials, craft fairs and
fun outdoor activities for children.

The 30th anniversary of Christmas Prelude  takes place Dec. 1-11, 2011 in
Kennebunkport, Kennebunk and Cape Porpoise. Live concerts, public
breakfasts and suppers, an art and craft show, multiple Christmas fairs,
evergreen and lobster trap tree lightings, guided tours of historic homes and
villages, and a Christmas play are planned.

Snow-capped Mt. Katahdin is the backdrop for
Millinocket's Christmas in
Katahdin happening Dec. 2-3, 2011 Activities will include a Main Street parade,
fireworks, a town Christmas party at the high school with food, music, games
and activities for children, photos with Santa Claus, a bonfire and specials at
local shops and restaurants.

The 25th Annual Harbor Lights Festival takes over Boothbay Harbor Dec. 2-4,
2011. Don't miss the parade of lighted fishing boats and pleasure boats, along
with horse-drawn wagon rides, a craft fair, lighting of the town Christmas tree,
roving carolers and a living nativity.

...And for Something New & Unique:

Maine Beer Week:
The inaugural Maine Beer Week, happening Nov. 10-17,
2011, will feature beer tastings, beer menus and pairings at restaurants, brewery
tours and special events at the state's 27 craft breweries. Smell the hops, meet the
brewers and tour New England's only all-canned brewery.

All Aboard the Toboggan: The wooden, 400-foot long Jack Williams Toboggan
Chute at Camden Snow Bowl is New England's only traditional iced toboggan
run. The chute is open weekends, holidays and school vacation weeks. Sledders
must be 42" tall, can use their own padded toboggan or one of the Snow Bowl's,
and can sled for $5 an hour. Each February the Snow Bowl hosts the U.S.
National Toboggan Championships.

For more information about Maine's winter events and activities, go to Visit Maine.
Dock Square in Kennebunkport is a gathering place during Christmas Credit Maine Office of Tourism