Camden: Where Christmas meets the sea

By Staff | Nov 30, 2012
Photo by: Kim Lincoln Children gather to meet Santa in Camden Nov. 30, following the Christmas by Sea parade.

Camden — It's beginning to look at a lot like Christmas in Camden — and feel like it too.

Temperatures hovered around 20 degrees Nov. 30, but that didn't stop the community from coming out in full force to enjoy the Christmas by the Sea parade.

Spectators lined Elm and Main streets to enjoy the parade and wait for Santa, who traditionally holds up the back of the parade and makes his way to Harbor Park for the lighting of the tree.

Camden Lions Club provided warmth by way of cups of hot cocoa and hot cider, along with cookies and other sweets.

Christmas by the Sea runs through Sunday, Dec. 2 and a schedule of events can be found here.

Photos from Christmas by the Sea events will be added to this story throughout the weekend.

A 1964 Chevrolet from Shepard Motors is decked for the season Nov. 30 at the Christmas by the Sea parade.
A herd of reindeer make their way down Camden's Main Street during the Christmas by the Sea parade. (Photo by: Kim Lincoln)
Teens from The Rig roll along Main Street during the Christmas by the Sea parade. (Photo by: Kim Lincoln)
Boy Scouts have the honor of bringing Santa into town during the Christmas by the Sea parade Nov. 30. (Photo by: Kim Lincoln)
Pedestrians clear Camden's Main Street in preparation for the Christmas by the Sea parade Nov. 30. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
Costumed performers from the Everyman Repertory Theatre's "A Christmas Carol" brave chilly temperatures during Camden's Christmas by the Sea parade Nov. 30. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
Merrymakers crowd the Camden sidewalks to watch the Christmas by the Sea parade Nov. 30. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
Camden Lions Club's Jerry Stone serves hot beverages and smiles during the Christmas by the Sea celebration Nov. 30. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
A young girl examines the Christmas tree in Camden's Harbor Park Nov. 30. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
A crowd greets Santa as he arrives at Rockport Harbor Dec. 1. (Photo by: Linda Hall-Stone)
Santa, at Rockport Harbor, checking to see who has been "naughty or nice" before the big day. (Photo by: Linda Hall-Stone)
Garrett Hall, 4, of Camden nabs Santa for a quick picture. Hall said "That was exciting"! (Photo by: Linda Hall-Stone)
Photographer Mark Haskell was on hand at Rockport Marine to take free photos with Santa. (Photo by: Linda Hall-Stone)
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