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Seasonal flora will be much in evidence in the week ahead, what with Saturday’s Poinsettia Ball in Ellsworth and holiday fairs from border to border.
Holiday Bazaar, plants, greens, wreaths, live arrangements, handmade gifts and more, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. 236-2239. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Village Christmas Fair, greens, crafts, baked goods, candy and raffle, Bar Mills Parish House, Buxton. 929-5531. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Christmas Market Place, wreaths, jams, pickles, homemade candy, knitted items and more, Bar Mills Community Church, Buxton. 929-3535. 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Christmas Crafts Show, sponsored by the Franklin County Arts and Crafts Association, University of Maine (Olsen Student Center), Farmington. 778-2791. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
"Fair Thee Well," baked goods, jewelry, bird table, velveteen stockings and more, Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Thomaston. 354-7250. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
United Maine Craftsmen's 35th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Show, USM Sullivan Gym, Portland. $2 admission. 621-2818. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Peregrine Press Studio Sale, Bakery Studios, Portland. peregrinepress.com. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Made in Maine Christmas Fair, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Windham. 892-3048. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Bradbury Mountain Arts Holiday Show and Sale, fine arts and crafts by guild members and guest artists, Mallett Hall, Pownal. 688-4744. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Big Chill Holiday Sale, arts, crafts and vintage items, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. mayostreetarts.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Christmas Craft Fair, American Legion Hall, Gray. 576-3870. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Spirit of Christmas Fair, Bath Middle School. 443-5563. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Stone Mountain Arts Center Flea Market, live music by Tricky Britches, visit from Santa, antiques, knick knacks and more, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $3 (includes Carol Noonan CD); free for children. stonemountainartscenter.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"Handmade" Art and Craft Sale, jewelry, altered and silkscreened clothing, soaps, home goods, art and more, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. waterfallarts.org. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Through Dec. 23.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Christmas Prelude, holiday festival with candlelight caroling, tree lighting, arts and crafts shows, pancake breakfast, lobster bake, arrival of Santa by lobster boat and more, Kennbunkport. Various prices. Schedule at christmasprelude.com. Thursday to Sunday. Through Dec. 9.
Northern Lights Celebration, wagon rides, musical light show, live music, theater and more, L.L. Bean Flagship Store, Freeport. Free. Schedule at llbean.com/llb/shop/512152. Daily through Dec. 31.
Winter Window Walk, stroll through downtown to enjoy festive window displays, downtown Portland. Free. portlandmaine.com. Daily through Dec. 16.
"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. Daily through Jan. 6.
Eighth Annual Festival of Trees, decorated trees and wreaths decorate the museum, Dyer Library and Saco Museum, Saco. Free. sacomuseum.org. Daily through Dec. 30.
York Festival of Lights, holiday parade, Santa, caroling, fairs and more, various locations, York. Most events are free. Schedule at parksandrec.yorkmaine.org. Thursday to Sunday.
Gingerbread Lighthouses, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. penobscotmarinemuseum.org. 4 to 7:30 p.m.
Downtown Holiday Festival, Santa, music and dance acts, pop-up stores, sleigh rides and more, downtown Biddeford. Free. heartofbiddeford.org. 5 to 8 p.m.
Christmas By the Sea Opening Reception, holiday selections performed by CHRHS vocal and instrumental students, Camden Public Library. Free. 236-3440. 5 p.m.
26th Annual Christmas by the Sea, holiday festival with Santa, wagon rides and more, various locations, Camden. Free. Schedule at visitcamden.com. Friday to Sunday.
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