2018 Schedule

December 7-9, 2018

Visit Freeport presents one of Maine’s most popular holiday celebrations. The weekend kicks off Friday night with a Parade of Lights down Main Street, and the fun continues all weekend with a free horse drawn wagon rides, visits with Santa, a talking Christmas Tree and much more!

EVENTS ALL WEEKEND – Check back as we update the schedule!

Freeport’s Famous Talking Christmas Tree
Bet you’ve never had a conversation with a talking Christmas Tree before!
FRI 6:30pm to 8pm | SAT 10am to 4pm | SUN 10am to 4pm | On the corner of Main and Bow St.

Holiday Decorating Contest
Stroll through Freeport village and experience the great displays! Vote for your favorite at facebook.com/freeportmaine
FRI, SAT, SUN | ALL DAY | Freeport Village

Discovery Forest at L.L.Bean
Follow the path through the enchanting forest with over 600 trees sourced from Maine & covered in twinkling white lights.
FRI, SAT, SUN  | ALL DAY | Discovery Park at L.L.Bean

The Freeport Players present WFCP Home Time Radio Hour
The 1960’s are back! You asked for it…the WFCP ensemble returns to the “studio” at Freeport Performing Arts Center for another great show of live music, comedy sketches, and more. The players are joined by the WFCP Band, backing our singers on great ’60s rock, soul, folk and country. This year’s show features all-new sketches, and, of course, the Sound Effects Ladies.
FRI 7:30pm, SAT 7:30pm, SUN 2pm | Freeport Performing Arts Center on Holbrook St. | $12 – $15

FREE Visits with Santa & His Reindeer at L.L.Bean
The perfect time for kids to share what’s on their list! Snap a photo with the jolly old elf. Plus, Santa’s arrival wouldn’t be complete without his reindeer. Look for them just outside the red barn.
SAT & SUN | 11am-5pm | Discovery Park at L.L.Bean

Free Old-Fashioned Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
A wonderful way to spend time outdoors with family and friends.
Take a break from shopping, see the light displays and explore the
village at a slower pace. Last ride leaves at 7 p.m.
SAT & SUN |3pm – 7pm | Main St. in front of the L.L.Bean Flagship Store

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7

Visit Freeport’s Parade of Lights – RAIN OR SHINE!
See Main St. come alive with twinkling lights and song. Concludes with Santa bringing Freeport’s Talking Christmas Tree to life!  Click here  if your local group or business is interested in applying to participate in the parade.
6:00pm | Main Street from Maple Ave. to  Grove St.

FREE Visits with Santa & His Reindeer at L.L.Bean
The perfect time for kids to share what’s on their list! Snap a photo with the jolly old elf. Plus, Santa’s arrival wouldn’t be complete without his reindeer. Look for them just outside the red barn.
6:30pm – 8:00pm | Discovery Park at L.L.Bean

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8

Night Tree hosted by Wolfe’s Neck Center
A holiday tradition for children, the Night Tree event is inspired by Eve Bunting’s book The Night Tree.  Her story is about a family that feeds the forest animals by making decorations for a special tree. Each hour during the day,  the story is read, and pinecones are decorated with birdseed and string popcorn, dried fruit and cranberries.  Once completed you take a short hike on the trails to leave these tasty treats in our woods for the animals.
9:00am – 2:00pm | Wolfe’s Neck Center | 184 Burnett Road

Make Your Own Cozy Cottage at Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate Confections
The popular Cozy Cottage has returned for another season! Bring your family to our factory to assemble and decorate a chocolate house! Make Wilbur’s part of your family traditions with this fantastic event. You must call to reserve your time slot (choices below). Seating is EXTREMELY limited this year so call early! Please have the number of people in your party ready when you call. Cost is $27 per house. 207.865.4071
9:30am, 11am, 1pm, 2:30pm or 4pm | 174 Lower Main St.

Holiday Movie at the Nordica Theatre
Come to the Nordica Theatre for a special showing of the Polar Express! For admission to the movie just bring a food donation with you for the Freeport Community Services Backpack Program.
10am | Nordica Theatre at Freeport Village Station

American Bead Collection Trunk Show at R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers
Fun, specials, sales, new releases, refreshments and more!!
10am – 6pm | 13 Middle St #1

Art Craft & Vintage Market at The Harraseeket Grange
Home made Ceramics, Handmade Bags, Gift Cards, Scarfs, dogs stuff, granola, vintage items and more! We hope to see you there!
11am – 3pm | 13 Elm St.

Festive Music at L.L.Bean
Enjoy a variety of live performances as we celebrate the season.
11am and 1pm | Main Street Lobby in L.L.Bean

27th Annual Worldwide Tuba Concert
An annual music concert in cities worldwide that celebrates those who play, teach and compose music for instruments in the tuba family.
2pm | Freeport Performing Arts Center on Holbrook St. | Free Admission

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9

Make Your Own Cozy Cottage at Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate Confections
The popular Cozy Cottage has returned for another season! Bring your family to our factory to assemble and decorate a chocolate house! Make Wilbur’s part of your family traditions with this fantastic event. You must call to reserve your time slot (choices below). Seating is EXTREMELY limited this year so call early! Please have the number of people in your party ready when you call. Cost is $27 per house. 207.865.4071
9:30am, 11am, 1pm, 2:30pm or 4pm | 174 Lower Main St.

Meet Santa at Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate Confections
Santa Claus is coming to town! Bring your little ones to Wilbur’s for a nice QUIET, stress-free visit with Santa! Don’t battle the malls, come down to the edge of town for a quick sit on Santa’s lap! As always this event is FREE and photos are encouraged.
2pm – 4pm | 174 Lower Main St.