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Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude @ Kennebunkport, ME
Dec 3 – Dec 13 all-day
Kennebunkport's Christmas Prelude @ Kennebunkport, ME

Christmas Prelude From Your Couch

A reimagined Christmas Prelude places emphasis on pre-recorded, virtual events

KENNEBUNKPORT – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Prelude in town, but the 39th year has been reimagined for the times.

“Christmas Prelude will be very different this year, with an emphasis on keeping everyone safe,” said Kennebunkport Business Association President Paul Humphrey of Mornings in Paris. “There will still be wonderful activities for the whole family via marvelous, pre-recorded virtual programming to really take people behind the scenes here in Kennebunkport.”
That virtual programming will include the ever-popular Hat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 5, with people able to sign up now online, and participate in the “parade” through the wonders of Zoom. Prizes will be sent to the winners.
All of Prelude’s signature events – the Dock Square and Cape Porpoise tree lightings, caroling at the monastery, Santa arriving by lobster boat – will be pre-recorded and virtual this year, along with cooking and cocktail classes, shopping nights, a tour of White Columns and Dock Square, the story of the history of Prelude, a tree and wreath festival and Santa reading ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas in front of a fire each evening.
“I think people will really be surprised by the many offerings online, all of which can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own couch,” Humphrey said.
The town will still be decked out and stores and restaurants open, with some activities in place that will meet very stringent CDC guidelines to keep people safe.
“We really want people to shop and spend locally, Humphrey said, noting that both in-person and virtual shopping will be available to help boost Kennebunkport merchants. “Masks and social distancing are required for all, as we work to keep Kennebunkport a safe place to live, work and visit.”
The schedule is being updated daily, so be sure to check and follow Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude on Facebook and Instagram.


Christmas Prelude has been brought to you for 39 magical years by the Kennebunkport Business Association, an all-volunteer group that works to plan the events all year long.

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Used Bib Drop Kennebunkport @ Beachgrass Shop
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm

Join Rugged Seas at Beach Grass Gift Shop in Kennebunkport during the first weekend of Prelude and bring your old bibs!

They’ll be items for giveaway so come on by and say hi!

See all the full line up of Rugged Seas Products made of old bibs at or on Instagram


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First Annual Christmas Stuff-A-Boat – Kittery area @ Traip Academy Boat ramp
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Help give a very Merry Chritmas to Kittery (and surround area) Kids!

from lobsterman Steve Lawrence:

2020 has been a wicked difficult year for many families and for many reasons. So my friend Kelly and i thought its a great chance to do something down east cool and try to help out a lot of families in the local area..The 1st annual stuff a lobster boat is what were thinking is going to be absolutely EPIC on DEC 5 TH FROM NOON TO 6 PM AT THE TRAIP ACADEMY BOAT LAUNCH FLOATS THE RUTH ILENE III will be decorated to the max waiting to fill the deck full .Southern maine crabs will have the box truck there to also stuff and transport all the loot. Pastor Brad Hirst and the kittery RSO JAY and the KPD will be distributing the loot to the local area families..We will have several things going on during the afternoon Santa claus and elvs for curb side drop off so people can just stay in the vehicle. A lobster raffle to further help finance the loot purchase for older kids .so please come help spread Christmas cheer and positivity towards our neighbors that just need a little help gift card for market basket will be greatly appreciated for xmas dinner baskets as well .Also please keep in mind this is for AREA FAMILIES not just kittery kittery point ooo ya please practice social distancing and wear a mask thanks lets make this EPIC

This will take place from 12:00pm-6:00pm at the Traip Academy Boat Launch in Kittery. A raffle will also be held during that time with the winner being announced at 6:00pm. Raffle tickets will be $5 each, and you will win 12 live lobsters and 12 live Jonah crabs. Available for pickup any time from Dec. 5th-23rd.
Please remember to social distance yourselves and wear masks when applicable.
For More Information, please contact Jillian at Southern Maine Crabs LLC  207-450-0883 or lobsterman Steve Lawrence through Facebook
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