CAMDEN — A much loved holiday tradition is forging ahead to bring good tidings to the Camden area during the first weekend in December, as the Camden Area Business Group presents Christmas by the Sea.

The 35th annual Christmas by the Sea weekend, scheduled for Dec. 3-5, 2021, will include the traditional holiday parade through downtown Camden on Friday evening, tree-lightings, downtown holiday music, visits with Santa Claus from the North Pole, story time with Santa and his elf, cookie decorating, a family scavenger hunt, and other fun surprises.

All events associated with Christmas by the Sea 2021 will be presented in accordance with COVID safety guidelines. Time-honored events, such as the parade and tree lighting in downtown Camden, are planned to happen outdoors as usual, barring any CDC restrictions. Those wishing to participate in the Christmas by the Sea parade should contact Holly Anderson at to receive a participation form.

The Christmas by the Sea committee invites businesses and organizations in the towns of Camden, Rockport, Hope and Lincolnville to join in the festivities by planning and staging holiday events that comply with State of Maine CDC guidelines. To have your event considered for inclusion in Christmas by the Sea promotions, email event particulars to by Nov. 5, 2021.
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