Midcoast lens: Signs of the season

By Louis Bettcher | Nov 28, 2017
Photo by: Louis Bettcher A festive display featuring reindeer, elves, snowmen and even Santa Claus adorns the driveway of Strawberry Hill Seaside Inn in Rockport.

Camden — December has not yet started, but the first signs of Christmas decorations have begun to appear outside of businesses, parks and homes in Camden and Rockport. Although there was no snow on the ground, a winter chill was in the air and a few snowflakes fell Nov. 27, and holiday cheer is expected to be abundant this weekend at the kickoff of Christmas by the Sea in Camden.

A Christmas garland adorns a sidewalk railing overlooking the harbor in downtown Rockport. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
Dozens of streetlamps in Camden have been decorated with festive wreaths. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
The camel outside the Chestnut Street Baptist Church in Camden is a sign of the annual manger scene that will be staged at the church next month. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
A truckload of wreaths arrive to decorate Camden National Bank Nov. 27. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
The intersection of Russell Avenue and Central Street in Rockport is ornamented by a holiday garland and some gourds left over from Thanksgiving. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
A red berry wreath adds a pop of color to a home in Rockport. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
The entrance sign to Plants Unlimited in Rockport has been decorated for the holiday season. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
A jolly snowman and a sparkling tree appear at Fresh Off the Farm in Rockport Nov. 27. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
A tree glows with colorful lights in downtown Camden Nov. 27. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
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