Thursday, December 12, 2013
• CRAFT FAIRS
Portland’s tree-lighting ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Press Herald file
40th Annual Christmas in the Country Craft Fair, Bonny Eagle High School, Standish. 653-9247. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Home for the Holidays Craft Show, Scarborough High School. 883-1031. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Winter Holiday Show, handmade crafts, Blueberry Ridge Farm, Pownal. 688-4153. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday to Sunday.
Holiday Artisan Fair, handmade gifts by local artisans, Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, Gray. fiddleheadcenter.org. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Sixth Annual Creative Economy Studio Show and Sale, unique work by more than 30 Maine artists, Studio on the Hill, Freeport. 865-0605. 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday to Sunday.
Neighborly Craft Fair, North Berwick Primary School. 676-9063. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Christmas in the Village of Casco, wreaths, music, food and shopping, Casco Village Church. 627-4282. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
4Crafts in the Stacks, local crafters and artisans plus live music, Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library. handmade.blogspot.com, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Northern Lights Celebration, wagon rides, musical light show, live music, theater and more, L.L. Bean Flagship Store, Freeport. Schedule at llbean.com/llb/shop/512152. Daily through Dec. 31.
Christmas Tree Lighting, with Santa Claus and children's music by Rick Charette, Monument Square, Portland. Free. portlandmaine.com. 5:30 p.m.
Horse and Wagon Rides, Monument Square, Portland. Free. 772-6828. Every half-hour from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 23.
Winter Window Walk, stroll through downtown to enjoy festive window displays, downtown Portland. Free. portlandmaine.com. Friday to Dec. 16.
Tree Lighting Festival on The Mall, community sing, visits from Santa and Frosty, cookies and hot chocolate, Maine Street, Brunswick. Free. 729-4439. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Eighth Annual Festival of Trees, gala kick-off party with three lighting, hot chocolate and holiday music, Dyer Library and Saco Museum, Saco. Free. sacomuseum.org. 5 p.m. Festival runs through Dec. 30.
FEZtival of Trees, decorated trees, food court, entertainment, craft fair and pictures with Santa, Kora Shrine Temple, Lewiston. $2; free for children under age 12. Schedule at korashriners.org. Various times Friday and Saturday.
The Polar Express, ride a replica of the famous train while meeting Santa, drinking hot chocolate, eating cookies and caroling, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, Portland. $20 to $40. Schedule at porttix.com. Various times Friday and Saturday. Through Dec. 23.
"Christmas at Victoria Mansion: The Gilded Age," self-guided tours, Victoria Mansion, Portland. $15; $13.50 for seniors; $5 for students; free for children under age 5. victoriamansion.org. Friday to Nov. 29. Through Jan. 6.
Turkey 5K Run, start at Robie Park on Ball Park Road, Gorham. $18; free for runners ages 65 and older. gorhamrec.com. 9 a.m.
Victorian Christmas Open House and Cookie Walk, historic books and crafts plus weaving and spinning demonstrations, Phippsburg Historical Society Museum. 443-6309. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
"Hansel and Gretel" Puppet Show, presented by Paper Bull Puppets and VOX Maine, Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 1 p.m.
Christmas at the Fort, reading of "The Night Before Christmas," paper cutting, Christmas caroling and hot chocolate, Old Fort Western, Augusta. Free. 626-2385. 2 to 4:30 p.m.
"Share the Wonder" Holiday Celebration, carriage rides, cookie decorating, live music, show by Frogtown Puppeteers and more, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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