Saturday 12/14

Night Tree, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Inspired by the classic children’s book by Eve Bunting. Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport. $7 for non-members,

Jolly Family Jamboree: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath. $0-$14,

Santa Reads, 1:30-2 p.m., sponsored by Priority Real Estate Group LLC. Santa will be at the library to read to children in grades K-5, and to give out award-winning children’s books. Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road in Topsham. For more information, call 725-1727 or visit

Holiday Wreath Decorating, 2 p.m. Celebrate the season with a wreath decorating workshop and a festive taste of holiday eggnog. Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. Free.

Live Nativity, 4:30-6 p.m. West Scarborough United Methodist Church, Corner of Route 1 and Orchard Street, Scarborough. Free.

Limitless Nations Holiday Party, 6-9 p.m. Elks Lodge, 1945 Congress St., Portland. $25,

Brewhouse Movie: “Elf,” 6 p.m., Allagash Brewing Company, 50 Industrial Way, Portland. $10

Sunday 12/15

Pancakes with Santa, 9:30-11 a.m. Plant Memorial Home, 1 Washington St., Bath. $5-$20.

Meet Santa at Wilbur’s!, 2-4 p.m. Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate Confections, 174 Lower Main St., Freeport. Free.

Tuesday 12/17

Mrs. Claus is Coming to Town!, 6-7 p.m. Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath.

Saturday 12/21

Pancake Breakfast and Meet Santa, 8-11 a.m. The Neighborhood United Church of Christ, 798 Washington St., Bath. $5.

4th Annual Ambit Northeast “Jingle Mingle” Holiday Party, 7-11 p.m. Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland. $30,

Children’s Holiday Party, 12-2 p.m. Libby Memorial Library, 27 Staples St., Old Orchard Beach.


Pajama Movie Night: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” Dec. 19, 6 p.m.; “Elf,” Dec.  23, 1:30 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. Free.

Saturday 12/14

“The Polar Express,” 10 a.m., Nordica Theatre in Freeport. Admission is food item and/or monetary donation for the Freeport Community Services food pantry.


Wayside Food Programs Holiday Food Drive, 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. Whole Foods Market, 2 Somerset St., Portland.

The Wireless Zone Toys for Tots, Drop off toys at 20 Topsham Fair Mall Road, Topsham, at the in-store box through the end of the holiday season.

Coats and Toys for Kids, Through Dec. 31. All Bangor Savings Bank locations are drop-off locations during regular business hours. Donate gently used or new coats. Local Hannaford, Shaw’s and Pratt-Abbott locations also serve as drop-off spots.

Thursday 12/12

20th Annual Boast N Toast – Silent and Live Auction, 5:30-8 p.m. Proceeds go towards Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce scholarships. Chamber embers $40, non-chamber members $45. Muddy Rudder, 1335 Route 1, Yarmouth.

Fairs & Festivals

2019 MillRun: Holiday Market, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14. Artist market. Frontier Theater, 14 Maine St., Mill 3 Fort Andross, Brunswick. Free,

Festival of Trees, through Dec. 14. Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church, 810 Main St., Westbrook. Free. Visit for daily hours.

Visit Freeport 26th Annual Sparkle Celebration, through Dec. 15. 23 Depot St., Freeport.

Portland Pottery Holiday Show & Sale, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and 10 a,m, to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. All original, locally-made art. Portland Pottery Studio, 118 Washington Ave.

Annual Last Call Christmas Craft Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15. Portland Ramada Inn Seasons Event & Conference Center, 155 Riverside St.,

L.L. Bean Northern Lights Celebration, through Dec. 31. L.L. Bean, 95 Main St., Freeport.

Friday 12/13

Bright Night Bath!, 4-8 p.m. Downtown Bath.

Saturday 12/14

Designing Women Fine Art & Crafts 28th Annual Juried Holiday Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ocean Ave School, 150 Ocean Ave., Portland. $2.

Winter Craft Fair, 1-4 p.m. The Porthole Pub, 20 Custom House Wharf, Portland.

Annual Season of Light Celebration, A Cross-Cultural Winter Festival, 1-4 p.m. Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way. Presented by One Tree Wholistic Learning Center.

Sunday 12/15

Live Nativity and Tree Lighting: 4-7 p.m. St Brigid School, 695 Stevens Ave., Portland. Free.


Colonial Christmas Open House at the Tate House Museum, 12-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15. Tate House Museum, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland. $12-$15.


“Sing Joy! Contemporary Settings of Traditional Carols,” 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Congregational Church in Cumberland, 282 Main St.; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick. Admission is $10 for adults, free to anyone under 18.

A Babe is Born at Saint Mary’s with Reception, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 (includes reception), at The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Cathedral of Saint Luke, 143 State St., Portland. $20-$30,

2019 Sing We Noel: 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and Saturday, Dec. 21.  The Episcopal Church of St. Mary, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth. $20 adults, all under 18 $5.

Magic of Christmas, through Dec. 22. Portland Symphony Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St.

Thursday 12/12

Noonday Concert Series: Holiday Sing-Along with ChoralART, 12:15-12:50 p.m. First Parish Church, 425 Congress St., Portland. Free,

Casco Bay Tummlers – Holiday Show, 7 p.m., Cadenza, 5 Depot St., Freeport. $12,

“A Winter Concert,” 6:30 p.m., Deering High School Auditorium, 370 Stevens Ave., Portland. Free,

Friday 12/13

Freeport High School Chamber Choir, 1-2 p.m. Hosted by Freeport Woman’s Club. Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive. Free.

Saturday 12/14

Barroom Messiah: Handel’s Messiah Part One, 2:30 p.m., Maine Beer Company, 525 US Route 1, Freeport. Free,

Twas on a Night Like This: A Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m., folk traditions, Phippsburg Congregational Church, 10 Church Lane at Parker Head Road, Phippsburg. $8-$15.

Northbound – a Winter Solstice and St. Lucia celebration, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. $8-$22,

Scarborough High School Winter Concert, 5-6 p.m. St. Augustine Anglican Church, 656 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough. Free.

Pat Colwell & The Soul Sensations – A Motown Christmas, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Cadenza, 5 Depot St., Freeport. $20.

The Fogcutters Superfantastic Christmas Extravaganza: 8 p.m. State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $16 in advance, $20 day of show.

Home for the Holidaze, 7 p.m., featuring Bad Combo, Tricky Britches, JustPlainJones, Susanne Gerry & Friends, The Workin’ Dead, Portland House of Music & Events, 25 Temple St., Portland. $10-$15,

In Endless Song: A Choral Concert to Celebrate the Holiday Season, 3 p.m., The Girl Singers of Maine and the Boy Singers of Maine, Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland. $5-$10,

Magic of Christmas Preview, 2 p.m. Portland Symphony Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. $32,

Sunday 12/15

Wescustago Youth Choral Winter Concert, 3 p.m., 50+ singers from over a dozen towns. Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., $5-$10,

Tuesday 12/17

Annual Community Christmas Service and Carol Sing, 7-8 p.m. Old West Bath Meeting House, 680 Berry’s Mill Road, West Bath. Free.

Friday 12/20

Magic 8 Ball: A Winter Solstice Celebration, 8 p.m. Frontier Theater, 14 Maine St., Mill 3 Fort Andross, Brunswick. $12 advance, $15 day of show.

Saturday 12/21

Inanna – Winter Solstice Celebration, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Cadenza, 5 Depot St., Freeport. $18 in advance, $20 at the door.


A Fairy Tale Christmas, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14, 2 p.m. Dec. 15. Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. $12 advance, $15 at the door.

“Twisted Christmas – A Nice & Naughty Evening of Entertainment,” 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday Dec. 14. Winter
Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath. $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Tickets available online at

“A Christmas Carol,” 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays; 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 22. Box office 747-5434. The Footlights Theatre, 190 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth. $18-$20,

A Victorian Nutcracker, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater St., Westbrook; and Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater St., Westbrook. $33-$83,

“A Christmas Carol,” to Dec. 22, Footlights, 190 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth,

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” to Dec. 15, The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, $15-$20, 799-7337.

“Elf,” to Dec. 27, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland.

Thursday 12/12

It’s a Wonderful Life | Rush35 Holiday Ugly Sweater Party, 6 p.m., Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave.

Friday 12/13

The 12 Nights of Sexxxmas, 8 p.m., bawdy celebration of burlesque and drag, mistletoe kisses, Santa’s cookies and boozy eggnog. Portland House of Music & Events, 25 Temple St., $12-$15.

Friday 12/13

BaHaHa Humbug Comedy Show, 8 p.m., Frontier Theater, 14 Maine St. Mill 3 Fort Andross, Brunswick. $12,

Saturday 12/14

Christmas Dance Show, 2 p.m. Orion Performing Arts Center, Mt. Ararat Middle School, Topsham.

Sunday 12/15

The Bolshoi Ballet’s The Nutcracker: 1-3:30 p.m. Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. $15 adults,
$10 students 18 and under and college students with ID.

Wednesday 12/18

Wales and Tales!, 7-9 p.m. The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick. $5-$30,