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Each year, FreeportUSA presents one of Maine’s most popular holiday celebrations, Sparkle Celebration. The event kicks off in Freeport on Friday, December 1 at 6pm with a Parade of Lights down Main Street to wake up the famous Talking Christmas Tree. The fun continues all weekend with loads of free events and activities including visits with Santa, horse drawn carriage rides, free holiday movies, festive rides aboard the Amtrak Downeaster, a Tuba Christmas Concert and more!

Visitors will enjoy great events, activities, and shopping throughout the weekend. L.L.Bean lights up the skies with the Northern Lights Celebration, a most festive celebration, packed with classic Christmas fun! Join them for merry events, delightful surprises & holiday cheer for the whole family. Once the Talking Tree on Main Street is brought to life, children delight in asking the Tree questions and hearing the unique responses. Jump on to a horse drawn carriage for a tour of the village starting in front of the L.L.Bean Flagship Store on Main Street, or visit Santa in Discovery Park!

In addition to ongoing events, the weekend is studded with highlights. Be sure to check back in November for a complete lineup of events, or send us an email and we’ll keep you updated about all the happenings in Freeport, Maine.