Each year, Visit Freeport presents one of Maine’s most popular holiday celebrations, Sparkle Celebration. The event kicks off in Freeport on Friday, December 7 at 6 pm with a Parade of Lights down Main Street and a countdown with Santa to bring our famous talking Christmas Tree to life! At the end of the countdown, the tree sparkles with light and children delight in chatting with the festive tree. The fun continues all weekend with loads of free events and activities including visits with Santa, horse drawn carriage rides, free holiday movies, a Tuba Christmas Concert and more!

Visitors will enjoy great events, activities, and shopping throughout the weekend. The L.L.Bean campus lights up each year with their Northern Lights Celebration. Join them for merry events, delightful surprises & holiday cheer for the whole family. Enjoy a free horse drawn wagon tour of the festively decorated 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.