Ogunquit Annual Christmas by the Sea Celebration

Annual Christmas by the Sea Celebration December 11th, 12th, 13th, 2015

Location:36 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME 03907 (Map)

All activities subject to change. Please check back for updated information.


BOOT SALE: Flip’s of Maine (254 Main Street) All boots are 25% off.

10am-4:45pm: OPEN HOUSE: Hutchins Antiques (166 Main Street) will host an open house on Saturday and Sunday. We hope you stop in for some refreshments and beautiful antiques! We have great sales and something for everyone on your list!

LOVE FOUR PAWS: “The Best Things in Life” necklace is available for sale at Junebug’s Beach House (16 Shore Road, Ogunquit). 100%of the proceeds benefit local rescues. Support animals in need while holiday shopping. It’s a win-win! Treats (cookies) served to people and dogs!

PRIX FIXE MEAL: Northern Union (261 Shore Road) Christmas by the Sea three course Prix Fixe chef’s tasting menu from executive chef Romann Dumone with optional wine pairings. $35 per person. $28 additional for three course wine pairing.

COMPLIMENTARY HOT CIDER: Perkins Cove Pottery Shop (Perkins Cove). Come in and enjoy complimentary hot cider as you do your last minute shopping.

WHITE CHRISTMAS: Portsmouth Music Hall. Building on the great partnership with the Music Hall in Portsmouth, the Ogunquit Playhouse will once again produce a holiday show for the historic theatre. Ticket prices begin at $42 (ages 18 and under eligible for discounted tickets at select performances). To purchase tickets call the Music Hall at (603) 436-2400 or visit www.themusichall.org.

Friday, December 11, 2015

7pm: TOWN TREE LIGHTING at Veterans Park. Join us in caroling and enjoy some warm drinks and cookies. Weather permitting.

7:30-8:30pm: CONCERT at Ogunquit Baptist Church (157 Shore Road). Dave Peloquin performs traditional seasonal music. Free admission.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

9am-noon: FREE GIFT WRAPPING at Bangor Savings Bank (Main Street).

9:30-11am: VISIT WITH SANTA upstairs at the Fire Station(School Street). Get there a little early to see Santa arrive by fire engine. Have your photo taken with Santa and pick it up later at Ogunquit Camera Shop. One photo per family.

9:30am-2:30pm: BASEMENT BAZAAR downstairs at the Dunaway Center (23 School Street). Can’t figure out what to get for that hard-to-buy-for person? Find a little bit of everything and something for everyone at this bazaar.

10am-3pm: ANNUAL ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW at the Fire Station on School Street). Proceeds benefit Ogunquit Fire Rescue.

10am-3pm: HAY RIDES at Veteran’s Park. $5 per person. Weather permitting.

10am-6pm: CHRISTMAS PARTY Calluna Fine Flowers and Gifts (193 Shore Road). 20% off discount storewide and complimentary hors d’oeuvres & beverages.

10:30am-1pm: THE “GIVING TREE” SILENT AUCTION downstairs at the Dunaway Center (23 School Street). Theme-decorated artificial trees have been donated by local businesses and individuals, to be silent auctioned. Be sure to bid on the popular lottery tree! Proceeds go to Hope Project.

11am-1:30pm: TASTE THE SEASON upstairs at the Dunaway Center(23 School Street). Taste a variety of foods (including lots of chowder!) from local dining establishments. Beer and wine tastings, too! Bring a donation for our local food pantry or animal shelter. VIP early admission at 11am: $15. Regular admission beginning at 11:45am: $10. Check back for updates on participants.

11am-3pm: ANNUAL ART SALE Gypsy Sweethearts, (30 Shore Road). More than fifteen artists and crafters selling their wares! Original art, jewelry, wreaths, knit items, baked goods and more. There will be wine available by the glass for your shopping enjoyment.

12pm (noon): OGUNQUIT OCEAN RESCUE POLAR PLUNGE at the Main Beach. Come support Toys for Tots and cheer on our Ogunquit Ocean Rescue Service as they brave the wintry elements. Members will plunge into the ocean in Polar Bear fashion with the hopes of ensuring a Merry Christmas for all. Please bring unwrapped toys, donations, and plenty of good cheer! Please note — due to property safety concerns, parking will not be available in the Main Beach Parking Lot after noon on Saturday. Parking will be available at the Lower Lot, on River Road.

1-4pm: OPEN HOUSE at Ogunquit Heritage Museum (Obed’s Lane). Holiday decorations, winter paintings, creches and menorahs, plus refreshments.

1-2pm: HOLIDAY STORY HOUR downstairs at Ogunquit Baptist Church (157 Shore Road). Seasonal stories read to the little ones!

2-3pm: KIDS’ ORNAMENT AND CHRISTMAS CARD MAKING downstairs at Ogunquit Baptist Church (157 Shore Road). We’ll bring the supplies; kids bring the creativity! Drop in to make an ornament or card to take home or send to Grandma (or to Santa).

SATURDAY: 2-5pm: WINE TASTING Perkins & Perkins Wine & Cheese Shop (478 Main Street). Featuring wines for the holiday table and for holiday gifts.

SATURDAY: 2-5pm: WINE TASTING Village Food Market (230 Main Street). Featuring great wines for the holidays, with cheese and crackers.

Saturday: 2pm: COMPLIMENTARY HOT CIDER Northern Union (261 Shore Road) Watch the parade while enjoying complimentary hot cider. Warm up by the fireplace, then step outside on the deck or lawn to watch the parade as it makes its way down Shore Road.

2pm: PATIO PARTY Five-O Shore Road (50 Shore Road). Watch the parade from the famous annual patio party. The restaurant is open 11am to close for dining, and the patio opens at 2pm.

3pm: FREE HOT CHOCOLATE Bessie’s (8 Shore Road).Join RE/MAX Realty One for a free cup of hot chocolate during the parade.

3-4pm: CHRISTMAS PARADE Entrance of Perkins Cove to Main Beach. Presented by the Village Spirit Committee. Weather permitting. For more information, contact the Village Spirit Committee at leanne_amore.

4pm: BONFIRE Main Beach. Warm up in front of the bonfire while you get ready for the fireworks display. Please note — due to property safety concerns, parking will not be available in the Main Beach Parking Lot afternoon on Saturday. Parking will be available at the Lower Lot, on River Road. Weather permitting.

5:30pm: FIREWORKS! A magnificent fireworks display will be shot from the Main Beach Parking Lot. Please note — due to property safety concerns, parking will not be available in the Main Beach Parking Lot afternoon on Saturday. Parking will be available at the Lower Lot, on River Road. Presented by the Village Spirit Committee. For more information, contact the Village Spirit Committee at leanne_amore.

6:30pm: LIVING MANGER at Ogunquit Baptist Church (157 Shore Road). Beautifully performed by members of Ogunquit Baptist Church, this living nativity reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas. Weather permitting.

7-8pm: CONCERT at Ogunquit Baptist Church (157 Shore Road). Performers to be determined. Check back for more information. Free admission.

7:00pm: A FARMHOUSE FEAST at Velveteen Habit. Extravagant seven course meal with beverage pairings for each course- $125 a ticket, tax and tip included. There will be 12 tickets available for this holiday themed intimate dinner. To reserve tickets, call the restaurant 207-216-9884 or email the restaurant at info.

Sunday, December 13, 2015
10am-4pm: HAY RIDES at Veteran’s Park. $5 per person. Weather permitting.

11am-1pm: WANDERING MINSTREL Wandering in and out of the shops downtown,this traditional minstrel will delight you with familiar and traditional Christmas songs. Weather permitting.

12 noon-6pm : A VICTORIAN SHINGLE-STYLE COTTAGE BY THE SEA Rockmere Lodge (150 Stearns Road). See at least 15 different Christmas displays at the inn. Admission $5 per adult and $3 under 12. Proceeds go to Animal Welfare Society.

1-4pm: OPEN HOUSE at Ogunquit Heritage Museum (Obed’s Lane).Holiday decorations, winter paintings, creches and menorahs, plus refreshments.

2pm: SOUTHERN MAINE CHRISTMAS PARADE in Wells. Wells Plaza to Wells Junior High School. This year’s theme is “home for the holidays”.


Weekly Sentinel

Anchorage by the Sea
Meadowmere Resort
Ogunquit Baptist Church

Animal Instinct
Gorges Grant
Harbor Candy Shop
Juniper Hill Inn
Moon Over Maine
Ogunquit Camera Shop
Revelations Gift Shop
Village Food Market

Kennebunkport’s Annual Christmas Prelude

December 2nd through December 13th, 2015
This weeklong event has something for everyone, everyday.
Too numerous to list here, from trolley rides and snowfalke making to craft fairs and signature events, this is a wonderful fun filled week of holiday cheer!
Visit http://www.christmasprelude.com/index.php/schedule/full-schedule/range.listevents for a detailed schedule.

Happy Holidays!

Saco Fesitval of Trees – A month FULL of activities

11th Annual Festival of Trees

“Home for the Holidays”
November 27th – December 31, 2015
Closed December 24th and 25th

Join us for the 11th annual Festival of Trees!

Saturday, November 21, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Get gussied up and bring your friends for an evening of holiday cheer.
$20 tickets available in advance or at the door. Call 207-283-3861 ext 113 or email croy for reservations.

Friday, November 27 5:00 p.m.
Be the first to see this year’s dazzling exhibit of trees and wreaths. Buy raffle tickets for your favorite, tree, wreath or raffle item and win big!

Monday, November 30, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Email zoebthomas to arrange for your group to come visit on this groups only day.

Saturday, December 5, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Calling all children to the Dyer Library to make holiday decorations for your tree and home.

Saturday, December 12, Seatings at 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Call 283-3861 x102 to reserve a spot for you and your favorite child.

VISIT WITH SANTA and “Merry Moosey Christmas” Reading Sunday, December 13, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Children, grab your parents and come tell Santa your wishes of hope and love for Christmas. While at the museum enjoy a reading by author Lynn Plourde of her new book “Merry Moosey Christmas” published by Island Port Press. Meet the illustrator, Russ Cox, and watch him bring the book to life though a drawing demo. Create a moose puppet to take home! And get your copy of this new book signed by both author and illustrator to give to your best friend for Christmas.

Dyer Library, Saco Museum, 371 Main Street, Saco, ME, 207.283.3861

Saco Main Street Toys for Tots and Parade of lights

SACO MAIN STREET & TOYS FOR TOTS 5th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights Sat., Dec. 5, 2015 6:30 pm on Saco’s Main Street

In 2011, Saco Spirit & Toys for Tots started a wonderful new tradition–the Holiday Parade of Lights. Our first four parades were really successful, and we invite you to participate in the 2015 parade. It’s a great time of year to join together and show our community spirit. All area schools, businesses, churches, municipalities, organizations, families and just plain folks are invited to join the fun with a float, car, walking unit, band, horses, dogs or other appropriate entry. We have no theme– just
use lots of lights
and come ready to have a blast! Space is limited, so register early. Parade entry is
to everyone; there are no fees. Please
read the Parade Rules
sign the attached application
and return it (preferably via e- mail) with insurance information (to be forwarded shortly) by
Wed., December 2
The parade assembles at 5-5:30 pm on Middle St. Ext. at Burns School/Dyer Library area & starts promptly at 6:30 pm, proceeding down Main St. from Beach St to Pepperell Square. At Pepperell Square, you will to turn either left through Pepperell Square or right down Water St.
ll e-mail you with more info a few days before the parade, including your position in the parade and exactly where to line up. Please remember:
in the parade, & that includes Mrs. Santa. Be creative, have fun
be sure to use

For more info, contact: Nancy Tripp – 284-6997 – ntripp or Linda Edgerton – 286-3546 – sacomainstreet

Festival of LIghts Parade York, ME

Festival of Lights Parade

Dear Friends,

The Town of York’s Festival of Lights committee will be coordinating the Festival of Lights Parade again this year. “All entries will be judged between 3:30 and 4:00 pm. Categories for this years event will be: Best Children’s Float, Best Antique Car, Most Original, Most Traditional, Best use of Lights, Most Musical and Best Business Float. The Festival of Lights” holiday parade is held to celebrate the season and we would very much like your organization or club to participate in this celebration.

The parade will consist of marching bands, floats, clowns, antique cars, public service organizations, business establishments and much more.

This year, due to safety regulations, we are unable to allow parade participants to distribute candy, whether you are walking or on a float. We will however have many adult elves along the route distributing candy to the spectators. Please read safety guidelines attached in order to avoid disappointment the day of the parade.

The date of this event is Saturday, December 5th, 2015 at 4:30 pm. As this parade is in the evening, we ask all participants to have their cars, floats etc., illuminated in the spirit of the holidays. Enclosed you will find a copy of the parade route, as well as an entry form, and parade safety guidelines for your review (please email below for a packet).

Should you wish to enter, please fill out the attached form, along with a brief description of your entry and return it to the York Parks and Recreation Department.

Many other events, sponsored by the Festival of Lights committee, such as caroling, the lighting of the village square, a Christmas tea at Jefferds Tavern, and the play “A Christmas Carol,” will be a part of this celebration.

We hope to make this parade and evening a special time for the entire community of York. Please join us!

We look forward to receiving your entry and we greatly appreciate your support.


Robin Cogger and

A Guidebook Cover Contest – Deadline Nov. 16th – Hurry

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here

– Announcing -A Guidebook Cover Contest

Open to all Newburyport Art Association
Members and Non-Members



In 2016, the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry is celebrating its 50th anniversary! A remarkable accomplishment for our community. To mark the occasion, the Chamber has planned a contest for the cover of its 50th Anniversary Guidebook. The contest is open to the Newburyport Art Association artist members and non-member artists – artists are invited to submit a work for consideration for the cover of the guidebook. The Chamber requests images that celebrate the aesthetic beauty of the greater Newburyport area. Works may be two-dimensional or three-dimensional.

The Guidebook is distributed to 40,000 residents and visitors during 2016. The winning artwork will be showcased on the cover and the artist will receive a $250 Newburyport Gift Card and a Newburyport Art Association one-year membership.

The deadline for the artist’s Intent to Participate is Monday, November 16, 2015. Artists should email their Intent to Participate to Elena Bachrach, Executive Director, NAA.

Digital images – one image per artist, or three if the work is three-dimensional – are due Monday, January 11, 2016. All digital images (resolution should be 300 dpi and the image size a minimum of 14″ x 14″) should also be emailed to Elena Bachrach.

The Chamber’s Cover Contest Jury Committee will select ten finalists on Thursday, January 21. The ten finalists will be required to bring their work to the NAA by Friday, February 19. The winning selection will be announced on March 10. The NAA will install an exhibition of all ten finalists’ works March 8-20. The show reception and the NAA’s Chamber Member Mixer will be held on Thursday, March 10 in the Hills Gallery at the Newburyport Art Association.

It should be understood that the winning entry will become the property of the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Photo credit/bio will be published in the guidebook.

Please contact Ann Ormond, President of the Chamber, Elena Bachrach, Executive Director of the Newburyport Art Association if you have any questions. We look forward to your participation.

Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce | 978-462-6680 |info | http://www.newburyportchamber.org

38R Merrimac Street | Newburyport, MA 01950

Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved.
Forward this email

This email was sent to seacoastbeachinfo by info |
Rapid removal with SafeUnsubscribe™ | About our service provider.

Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce | 38R Merrimac Street | Newburyport | MA | 01950
[category Massachusetts}

Hampton Chamber of Commerce 2015 Holiday Auction Nov. 19th Ashworth by the Sea

The Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber
2015 Holiday Auction a portion of proceeds benefit local charities and non-profit organizations

November 19, 2015 – Doors open at 5:30 pm
Ashworth by the Sea, 294 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton NH

Check off everyone on your Christmas shopping list with incredible items up for bid—dozens of gift certificates to fabulous restaurants, home décor, sport memorabilia, overnight stays, vacation packages, professional services, toys, art, wine, a lovely line of “hostess gifts,” and much more.

Enter the “Festival of Wreaths Contest”. Take advantage of this affordable opportunity to show off your products, put your inventory to work, attract new customers, and show off your creativity! Professional, amateur, and all generous individuals are welcome to donate a decorated wreath to the auction.
Wreaths will then be judged for an award: Judge’s Choice, People’s Choice, Most Original, Most Traditional, A Child’s Dream. Best of Show will receive a $100 Visa Card!!!

But that’s not all: take a chance to win a “Lottery Tree”, could be worth thousands. Or try your luck in our “SANTA’S SUPRISE” raffle, bid on stockings filled with all kinds of goodies. One special stocking will have a surprise from Santa: a $100 bill! So be good FOR GOODNESS sake and you might win cold hard cash in the 50/50 raffle!

Your $10 admission charge enters you into the raffle for a $200 SHOPPING SPREE!!! Also enjoy a light catered supper and sweet treats. The Holiday Auction is open to the public. Chamber membership is not required.

Visit http://www.hamptonchamber.com/ for more information and to donate an auction item.

Annual Jingle Bell Fair Nov. 14th, 2015 First Congregational Church

The Annual Jingle Bell Fair Returns to Hampton

Mark your calendar for exciting shopping, four levels of goods and goodies – the Jingle Bell Fair, Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 9AM – 2PM at First Congregational Church, 127 Winnacunnet Road, Hampton! Shopping, music, laughter and good cheer! Come see us in our newly remodeled surroundings – we have made many improvements to our historic church building! Arrive at 9AM for coffee and sumptuous blueberry buckle and shop before you enjoy a traditional New England chowder luncheon starting at 11AM including fresh-made lobster rolls, assorted sandwiches and homemade desserts. Hot dogs and goodies for the kids. SPECIAL: mile-high apple pies (raspberry and blueberry, too, while supplies last!) frozen and ready to bake for your Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations! Fair goods and goodies include a vast array of handmade and hand-painted crafts, many made of recycled materials, and holiday decorations featuring fresh greens (our boxwood trees and swags are hot sellers), one-of-a-kind aprons, wide variety of hand-knit and crocheted items, felted wool purses, pet toys, wreaths, amaryllis bulbs, dish gardens, ornaments, homemade specialty foods (holiday pies, yeast breads, coffee cakes, pepper jelly, preserves, home-made beans and brown bread), an expanded Cookie Walk (your choice of cookies sold by the weight), Candy Shoppe (sweet homemade confections), Attic Treasures (featuring lots of pre-loved Christmas treasures, as well as antiques and costume jewelry), our unbelievable Gift Baskets, many featuring Stonewall Kitchen products, and a Silent Auction of truly unique gifts. Bidding closes at 1PM. Be sure to visit Santa and have your picture taken with him, and don’t forget our Face-painting area – lots of fun designs to choose from! Stop by the Jingle Bell Fair for plenty of holiday fun and festivities for everyone! For more information, call the church office at 926-2837.

603-926-2837 for more information