Christmas by the Sea schedule of events

Dec 05, 2013

Thursday, Dec. 5

5 to 8 p.m. - P.A.W.S. Auction for Animals, a combination live and silent auction with light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Auction preview will begin at 6 and the live auction will start at 7:30. All proceeds will benefit P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center. High Mountain Hall, 5 Mountain St., Camden. For more information call 236-8702.

 

Friday, Dec. 6

All day, until 9 p.m. - Holiday shopping EXTRAVAGANZA at downtown Camden shops!

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Windsor Chairmakers Open House and Cabinetmaker's Sale - Join us for our annual Open House and Showroom Sale. This year, we will host a Cabinetmaker's sale in our Workshop with one-of-a- kind wooden jewelry boxes, candle and wall boxes and cabinets. 2596 Atlantic Highway (Route 1) Lincolnville Beach - 6 miles north of Camden.

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. - Camden Merchants Showcase Holiday Open House. Come on in and sign up to win a basket filled to the brim by our creative merchants. A $100 value. 10 Mechanic St., Camden. 236-6010

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. - Twice Upon A Dream welcomes you to join the fight against hunger. Bring in any nonperishable food item(s) for the food bank and receive 20 percent off your entire purchase. Give a gift as you buy a gift! We are conveniently located “uptown” at 56 Elm St.

Noon – A lunchtime piano and flute interlude for the holiday season, presented by Steve Weston and Amy Maier, in the First Congregational Church sanctuary, 55 Elm St., Camden. Free of charge; donations gratefully accepted in support of the Friends of Music concert series. FMI, call 236-4821.

5 to 5:30 p.m. - Santa arrives in West Rockport at Midcoast Recreation Center, Route 90, West Rockport

4:30 to 6 p.m. - Opening Reception, Camden Public Library. Holiday selections performed by CHRHS vocal and instrumental students. Bring new or like-new hats, mittens, gloves, and scarves to decorate the hat and mitten tree.

6:30 to 8 p.m. - Thomas Michaels Designers will host a Holiday Wine & Cheese Pairing in the gallery. Come view beautiful gemstones specimens and new pieces in time for the holidays. Thomas Michaels Designers, Elm Street, Camden.

6 p.m. - Christmas by the Sea Parade begins on Union Street, Camden. Come and see what’s new as the parade travels through town to the tree lighting!

6 to 8 p.m. - Holiday Open House at Camden National Bank with horse and carriage rides at the Chestnut Street entrance. Warm up inside with cookies, hot cocoa and holiday music. Camden National Bank, 2 Elm St., Camden. 236-8821

6:30 to 9 p.m. - A Walk Through Bethlehem, Chestnut Street Baptist Church, Camden. Experience the First Christmas. Walk the streets of Bethlehem, listen to the characters’ stories and visit the stable where Christ was born. 236-2195.

6:45 p.m. - Santa presides at the Community Tree-Lighting Ceremony in Harbor Park. Hot drinks provided by Camden Lions Club.

7:30 p.m. - The Nutcracker, Atlantic Ballet Company's full length version of this magical Holiday production. Tickets $20 adults, $14 children 12 & under/seniors at HAV II (Camden), The Reading Corner, (Rockland), Opera House video (Belfast) & Personal Bookshop (Thomaston). Day of the Show at Camden Opera House 29 Elm St., Camden. 236-7963.

 

Saturday, Dec. 7

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Rockport Garden Club Holly Berry Fair, Rockport Opera House. Beautifully decorated gingerbread houses, mussel shell trees. Our 'Craft Boutique' has handcrafted items and hostess gifts. The Cook's Corner is filled with kitchen treasures. Also, sparkling vintage and costume jewelry, Grandma's Attic, scrumptious baked goods, and 'Appetizer Alley' for your holiday entertaining. FMI: 594-4449.

9 a.m. - Thomas F. Chester Memorial Frozen 5K. Registration 9 a.m., Race 10 a.m. Point Lookout, Route 1, Northport. West Bay Rotary sponsors this challenging run to support ALS charity. Men’s and women’s divisions. Race proceeds and business/individual sponsorship donations go directly to ALS. 975-0134 or frozen5k.com

9 a.m. to noon - Beltie Holiday at Aldermere Farm. Spend some time at Aldermere Farm learning about and visiting with the calves and making Beltie holiday crafts to take home. Shop for holiday Beltie items, enjoy refreshments and learn about how you can get involved at Aldermere Farm and the Erickson Fields Preserve! Baked goods will be for sale to help support the Aldermere Achievers 4-H club. Free. aldermere.org

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.- Holiday Craft Market and Open House at Windward Gardens. Join us for an exceptional craft sale, scrumptious holiday foods. 105 Mechanic St., Camden. 236-4197.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - First Congregational Church Local Artisan Fair- From fabric arts, to original handmade glass beads, to delicious jams and jellies, browse through a glittering array of locally made crafts! It’s a great opportunity to find that one of a kind gift, or maybe something to fortify yourself for the holiday season! Don’t miss this annual event. Call the church at 236-4821 for more information.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Indulge in the Sights and Smells of Christmas at Hoboken Gardens Annual Holiday Open House in Rockport. Hoboken Gardens offers beautiful gifts, holiday wreaths and décor along with special sales, refreshments, mulled cider and special events.

9:30 a.m. - Santa arrives by boat at Rockport Harbor! Free photos with Santa at Rockport Marine made possible by photographer Mark Haskell.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Holiday Bazaar at Merryspring. Rosemary and other plants, seasonal greens, plain and decorated wreaths, live arrangements, food gifts, and lots of gifts for holiday giving and decorating. FMI merryspring.org or 236-2239.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Camden Merchants Showcase Holiday Open House. Come in and sign up to win a basket filled to the brim by our creative merchants. A $100 value. 10 Mechanic St., Camden. 236-6010

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Windsor Chairmakers Open House and Cabinetmaker's Sale - Join us for our annual Open House and Showroom Sale. This year, we will host a Cabinetmaker's sale in our workshop with one-of-a- kind wooden jewelry boxes, candle and wall boxes and cabinets. 2596 Atlantic Highway (Route 1) Lincolnville Beach - 6 miles north of Camden.

11 a.m. - Hartstone Inn Brunch and Fashion Show, a sumptuous pairing of fashion and food. Exciting new collections by Leonard’s and brunch. Menu including raspberry parfait with lemon poppy seed cake, choice of three entrees and assorted desserts. $23.95 per person, come and join the fun. Hartstone Inn, Elm Street, Camden. FMI 236-4259, reservations required.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Share the Christmas spirit at a community reading of the classic story, "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, at Planet, 10 Main St., Camden, 236-4410

Noon - Santa arrives by tug boat in Camden Harbor! Children’s Story Hour with Santa follows at the library.

1 p.m. - Free photos with Santa at Twice Upon a Dream, 56 Elm St., Camden, made possible by photographer Mark Haskell.

1 to 4 p.m. - A Victorian Christmas at the historic Conway House on the grounds of the Camden-Rockport Historical Society (Route 1, next to Hannaford Shopping Center). Free admission, donations appreciated. FMI, call 236-2257

3 p.m. - The Nutcracker, Atlantic Ballet Company's full length version of this magical holiday production. Tickets $20 adults, $14 children 12 and younger/seniors at HAV II (Camden), The Reading Corner, (Rockland), Opera House video (Belfast) and Personal Bookshop (Thomaston). Day of Show at Camden Opera House 29 Elm St., Camden. 236-7963.

4 p.m. - Tree lighting, bonfire and sing along at Lincolnville Beach. All are welcome. Santa arrives by fire engine around 4:30 p.m.!

4 p.m. - 'Ringing in the Season' A Christmas concert at Camden's First Congregational Church, U.C.C., at 55 Elm St., features 'Choral Bells', 'Joyful Bells', 'Penobscot Bay Ringers', 'Pine Tree Academy Ringers', and handbell soloist Amy Rollins with Steve Weston on piano. A musical tribute will be rung to honor veterans on this Pearl Harbor Day. A 'Massed Ring', directed by Doris Krueger, will conclude the program. Doors open 3 p.m.; pre-show music starts at 3:30. A free-will offering will benefit Hospitality House, Midcoast's only shelter. FMI, Leigh Smith, 230-6628

6 p.m. - Fireworks over Camden Harbor. These fireworks are brought to you and hosted by the Camden Downtown Business Group. For more information, contact cdbgcamden@gmail.com

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - A Walk Through Bethlehem, Chestnut Street Baptist Church, Camden. Experience the First Christmas. Walk the streets of Bethlehem, listen to the characters’ stories, and visit the stable where Christ was born. 236-2195.

 

Sunday, Dec. 8

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Indulge in the Sights and Smells of Christmas at Hoboken Gardens Annual Holiday Open House in Rockport. Hoboken Gardens offers beautiful gifts, holiday wreaths and décor along with special sales, refreshments, mulled cider and special events.

1 to 4 p.m. - A Victorian Christmas at the historic Conway House on the grounds of the Camden-Rockport Historical Society (Route 1, next to Hannaford Shopping Center) Free admission, donations appreciated. FMI call 236-2257.

3 p.m. - The Nutcracker, Atlantic Ballet Company's full length version of this magical holiday production. Tickets $20 adults, $14 children 12 and younger/seniors at HAV II (Camden), The Reading Corner, (Rockland), Opera House video (Belfast) and Personal Bookshop (Thomaston). Day of Show at Camden Opera House 29 Elm St., Camden. 236-7963.

6 p.m. - Christmas in the Country tree lighting on Union Common with Father Christmas, bonfire, singing carols and, most importantly, free cookies and hot cocoa.

7 p.m. - Anne Dodson & Friends 26th annual Seasonal Concert. Doors open at 6:30. Camden Congregational Church, Adults $13 advance / $15 suggested donation at door, Kids (6-12) $6 / $7 suggested donation at door, younger than 6 – free. Reservations: 236-9576. Tickets: Rock City, Rockland, Owl & Turtle Bookshop, Camden

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