Maine is a state located in the New England region of the United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east; New Hampshire to the west; and the Canadian provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick to the north.
Augusta is the capital and Portland is the largest city of Maine.
Other big cities and towns in Maine include – Augusta, Bangor, Bath, Biddeford, Brunswick, Lewiston, Old Town, Portland, Saco, etc.
Some of the popular tourist destinations in Maine include – Moosehead Lake, Cane River National Heritage Area, Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, etc.
Christmas Celebrations in Maine :
Christmas Prelude in Kennbunkport is a magical season of shopping and special events including champagne reception, candlelight caroling, tree lighting, arts and crafts shows, pancake breakfast, lobster bake, the arrival of Santa by lobster boat and much more.
Christmas by the Sea kicks the holiday season in Camden in the first week of December with a Parade, community tree lighting, and musical entertainment.
Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at Santa’s Workshop with Santa Scavenger Hunt throughout downtown, cookie decorating, crafts and more in the Bangor.
On First Friday of December, the Biddeford’s Downtown Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting ceremony takes place.
Annual Saco Spirit Holiday Festival and Parade of Lights takes place on first Saturday of December in Saco, Maine. Event includes visit from Santa and Mrs Clauase, cookie walk, caroling and ends with the Parade of Lights.
The York Festival of Lights is held annually on the first Saturday of December in York. It holds many delightful events like the Polar Express, Breakfast with Santa, Festival of Gingerbread Houses, Greens and Wreaths Sale, Book Sale, Festival of Trees, visits with Santa Claus, Contemporary Art and Ob-ject Exhibition, Student Art Exhibit, Christmas Tea, Holiday Film Festival, Sing-a-Long, Lighting of the Village, Festival of Lights Parade, etc,
The Harbor Lights Festival in Boothbay Harbor is a decades old tradition that helps to usher in the holiday season in true Maine style.
The annual Southern Maine Christmas Parade takes place in Wells on second Sunday of Deccember.
The world’s largest Christmas Tree made of Lobster Traps is lit up in Rockland in the Festival of Lights, Rockland which takes place from Last weekend of November to the beginning of December.
Christmas Boat Parade of Lights takes place on second Saturday of December in Portland Harbor. Watch as Casco Bay Lines present the Boat Parade of Lights in Portland – a truly magnificent Christmas event on the waterfront as Portland Harbor is illuminated with lights.
Wishing all readers Merry Christmas 2016 & Happy New Year 2017 !!!