5 Can't-Miss Maine Christmas Things To Do This December

Gardens Aglow

Walk through the 14 acres of the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens while it’s decorated with more than 650,000 twinkling lights! It’s the biggest Maine holiday light display. 

Wells Christmas Parade

This annual tradition has become a local favorite Maine Christmas thing to do during December. Past parades have featured Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves. Plus, horse-drawn carriages, marching bands, costumed mascots, unicyclists, and more! Visit this year to see what’s new and enjoy the Christmas spirit. 

Piper Mountain Christmas Tree Farm

Wander this 30-acre Christmas tree farm, and choose your favorite one to take home. After picking the perfect fir tree, you and your family can head to the barn to cozy up with a cup of hot cider and complimentary homemade doughnuts! 

Ski or Snowboard at Santa Sunday

Celebrate Christmas in Maine by hitting the slopes in full Santa attire (beard included!) at Sunday River Resort. At the beginning of December, about 250 Santas ski and board down to South Ridge. Money raised from the event benefits the River Fund. 

Enjoy Shopping and Celebration in Freeport

Enjoy Freeport’s talking Christmas tree, a holiday movie marathon, a reading of The Polar Express aboard the Amtrak Downeaster, a tuba Christmas concert, visits with Santa, horse-drawn wagon rides, musical holiday light shows, a crooked playhouse village, holiday ornament, and craft projects, complimentary gift wrapping and more. 

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