People crowd into Dock Square in Kennebunkport on Friday for a tree-lighting ceremony that kicks off the town’s annual Prelude, a seven-day holiday festival with 150 activities.

Photos by Gregory Rec / Staff Photographer

Kennebunk High School senior Mylie Warlick sings a carol with other members of the school choir during the tree-lighting in Dock Square on Friday.

Brennan Schatzabel, 12, keeps a goat on a short leash while participating in a live Nativity scene at South Congregational Church in Kennebunkport on Friday night. Schatzabel is a member of the church’s middle school youth group and was acting out the Nativity as part of Prelude.