Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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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.
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.
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 to Sunday. Through Dec. 23.
Holiday Trolley Rides, part of Christmas Prelude, Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport. $6. trolleymuseum.org. 1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through Dec. 9.
Festival of Trees, with silent auction and raffle, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Free. chamber.boothbayharbor.com. 1 to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Annual Community Carol Sing and Tree Lighting, Yarmouth Town Hall. Free. 846-2407. 5 p.m.
Second Annual Holiday at Hadlock, Santa, carriage rides, s'mores, music and more, Hadlock Field, Portland. Free. portlandseadogs.com. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Holiday Open House, door prizes, refreshments, children's activities and music, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. Free. 317main.org. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
"A Christmas Tea," Victorian-style tea presented by the Museum of Old York, includes choice of desserts and tea, Jefferds Tavern, York Village. $6; free for children under 5. 363-4974. Noon to 4 p.m.
New Gloucester History Barn Open House, permanent and temporary exhibits about local history, New Gloucester Historical Society (History Barn). Free. 926-3188. 9 a.m. to noon.
Holiday Book and Bake Sale, used books and assorted cookie platters, Kennebunk Free Library. Free admission. 985-2173. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Holistic Mystic Fair, psychic mediums, massage, vendors and more, Le Club Calumet, Augusta. $5 admission; additional fees for services. 446-7868. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Shaker Christmas Fair, baked goods, cheese, pickles, apples and more, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester. 926-4597. www.shaker.lib.me.us. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sons of Norway Maine Nordmenn Julefest, Knights of Columbus Hall, Brunswick. $10; free for ages 15 and under. 215-6186. Noon to 4 p.m.
Festival of Arts and Lights, artistan craft fair, wine tastings, Santa Claus, kids' activities and more, downtown Lewiston. Free admission. laarts.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Children's Holiday Festival, music by Rich Charette, kids' crafts, bounce house, juggler and more, St. Dominic Academy, Auburn. $8; for $5 children. 783-3990. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Holidays in Harpswell Open Studios, open studios along Route 123 with raffles, demonstrations and workshops, various Locations, Harpswell. Free. Map and schedule at harpswellartandcraftguild.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through Dec. 9.
"Best/Worst Christmas Pageant," A/D/A/M, Biddeford. $8 in advance; $12 day of show. 571-4636. 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday.
Harbor Lights Festival, Santa Claus, wagon rides, tree lighting, lighted boat parade and more, various locations, Boothbay Harbor. Most events are free. Schedule at chamber.boothbayharbor.com. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Ogunquit Christmas By the Sea, holiday festival with Santa, family scavenger hunt, wine tastings, Christmas caroling, concerts and more; various locations, Ogunquit. Most events are free. Schedule at visitogunquit.org. Saturday and Sunday. Through Dec. 9.
Breakfast with Santa, Freeport Community Center. $5. 865-3985. 8 to 10:30 a.m.
Santa's Workshop for Kids, breakfast with Santa and more for children under age 12, Sebago Town Hall. 787-2489. 8 to 11 a.m.
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