Editor’s note: For specific times of holiday religious services, please contact the individual places of worship.


Advent Vigil for Disarmament, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., across from the administration building at Bath Iron Works, Washington Street, Bath.

Live Nativity, 5 to 7 p.m., with people only, no animals. Park Avenue Church of God, 28 Park Ave., Portland. Free admission, hot chocolate and cookies. For details, call 773-3947 or 807-5443.

Advent Lessons and Carols, 7 p.m., service with readings and hymns. Trinity Episcopal Church, 403 Main St., Saco.


“A Charlie Brown Christmas,” 9 a.m., children’s presentation followed by a visit from Santa. First Congregational Church of Kennebunkport, 141 North St.

“A Seat at the Table: Welcoming Strangers,” 10:30 a.m., ChIME interfaith service held at Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland.

“Happy Birthday, Jesus,” 11 a.m., Sunday school Christmas program followed by a potluck luncheon with birthday cake and ice cream. Corliss Street Baptist Church, 396 Middle St., Bath.

“Christmas in the Barn,” 1 p.m., Christmas pageant with live animals and caroling; presented by Faith Lutheran Church of North Windham and held at Hartwell’s Shady Maple Farm, 443 Sebago Lake Road (Route 237), Gorham.

Christmas Favorites, 2 p.m. concert, Christ Church Kennebunk; with Seacoast Brass quartet accompanied by Warren King on the Faucher hybrid organ. Suggested donation is $10, or $7 for seniors and children. Tickets are available at the church website – www.christchurchkennebunk.org – or at the office. Call 985-4494 for information.

Annual York County Hanukkah Party, 5 p.m., Congregation Etz Chaim, 36 Bacon St., Biddeford. Bring a dairy or veggie entree for the potluck supper. The Casco Bay Tummlers perform from 5 to 8 p.m. Admittance is $6 per person.

Live Nativity, 5 to 7 p.m., with people only, no animals. Park Avenue Church of God, 28 Park Ave., Portland. Free admission, hot chocolate and cookies. For details, call 773-3947 or 807-5443.

“Touched by a Child, Touched by a King,” 6 p.m., featuring John Purifoy’s cantata sung by the choir. Goodwins Mills Advent Christian Church, 498 Goodwins Mills Road, Dayton. Free; light refreshments follow.

Special Music Night, 6:30 p.m., featuring a night of Christmas music with choir, group and individual performances. Chestnut Street Baptist Church, Camden.


Grand Chanukah Celebration, 6 p.m., with menorah lighting, live music, latkes and doughnuts, photos, children’s program. Presented by Chabad of Maine and held at City Hall Plaza, Congress Street, Portland.

Candlelight Christmas service and carol sing, 7 p.m., annual nondenominational event hosted by the West Bath Historical Society with the Rev. Mark Wilson presiding. Free; all are welcome. Refreshments served. Old West Bath Meeting House, Berry’s Mill Road. Call 443-4449 for details.


Blue Christmas, 6:30 p.m., service for those dealing with loss and sadness during the holidays. Hope.Gate.Way., 185 High St., Portland, on the ground floor of the Gateway parking garage.

Winter Solstice Party, 7 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Main Street, Kennebunk. The event is free and open to the public and includes a service with drumming, singing and celebration. Please bring a nonperishable food item for the York County Shelters Program.

Healing service, 7 p.m., followed by Mass with Eucharist. St. Augustine of Canterbury Church at the Cathedral Pines Chapel, 156 Saco Ave., Old Orchard Beach.


Labyrinth Walk, indoor Chartres-style labyrinth for meditative walks, open between 4 and 7:30 p.m., allow about 30 minutes. Trinity Episcopal, 580 Forest Ave., rear entrance, Portland.

Blue Christmas Service, 4 p.m., Phippsburg Congregational Church, 10 Church Lane.

Community Chanukah Party, 5:30 to 9 p.m., annual event hosted by Adas Yoshuron Synagogue of Rockland and held at High Mountain Hall, Mountain Street, Camden. There will be traditional foods, games, music and dancing for all ages. The band Cinder Conk will perform. Bring snacks to share. Admission is $5 per person and is free for children 10 and under.

Dec. 24

Christmas at the Movies, 10 a.m., with “Elf” clips, family photo booth, gifts and treats. Presented by Next Level Church and held at Cinemagic Grand Theater, 333 Clark’s Pond Road, South Portland. Required tickets are free and available at www.nlc.tv, or call Daniel at 603-749-4005 for more information.www.nlc.tv