OGUNQUIT'S CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA
December 9-11, 2016
All activities subject to change. Please check back for updated information.
The following is the schedule from 2015.
BOOT SALE: Flip's of Maine (254 Main Street) All boots are 25% off.
10am-4:45pm: OPEN HOUSE: Hutchins Antiques (166 Main Street) will host an open house on Saturday and Sunday. We hope you stop in for some refreshments and beautiful antiques! We have great sales and something for everyone on your list!
LOVE FOUR PAWS: "The Best Things in Life" necklace is available for sale at Junebug's Beach House (16 Shore Road, Ogunquit). 100%of the proceeds benefit local rescues. Support animals in need while holiday shopping. It's a win-win! Treats (cookies) served to people and dogs!
PRIX FIXE MEAL: Northern Union (261 Shore Road) Christmas by the Sea three course Prix Fixe chef's tasting menu from executive chef Romann Dumone with optional wine pairings. $35 per person. $28 additional for three course wine pairing.
COMPLIMENTARY HOT CIDER: Perkins Cove Pottery Shop (Perkins Cove). Come in and enjoy complimentary hot cider as you do your last minute shopping.
WHITE CHRISTMAS: Portsmouth Music Hall. Building on the great partnership with the Music Hall in Portsmouth, the Ogunquit Playhouse will once again produce a holiday show for the historic theatre. Ticket prices begin at $42 (ages 18 and under eligible for discounted tickets at select performances). To purchase tickets call the Music Hall at (603) 436-2400 or visit www.themusichall.org.
Friday, December 11, 2015
7pm: TOWN TREE LIGHTING at Veterans Park. Join us in caroling and enjoy some warm drinks and cookies. Weather permitting.
7:30-8:30pm: CONCERT at Ogunquit Baptist Church (157 Shore Road). Dave Peloquin performs traditional seasonal music. Free admission.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
9am-noon: FREE GIFT WRAPPING at Bangor Savings Bank (Main Street).
9:30-11am: VISIT WITH SANTA upstairs at the Fire Station(School Street). Get there a little early to see Santa arrive by fire engine. Have your photo taken with Santa and pick it up later at Ogunquit Camera Shop. One photo per family.
9:30am-2:30pm: BASEMENT BAZAAR downstairs at the Dunaway Center (23 School Street). Canít figure out what to get for that hard-to-buy-for person? Find a little bit of everything and something for everyone at this bazaar.
10am-3pm: ANNUAL ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW at the Fire Station on School Street). Proceeds benefit Ogunquit Fire Rescue.
10am-3pm: HAY RIDES at Veteran's Park. $5 per person. Weather permitting.
10am-6pm: CHRISTMAS PARTY Calluna Fine Flowers and Gifts (193 Shore Road). 20% off discount storewide and complimentary hors d'oeuvres & beverages.
10:30am-1pm: THE "GIVING TREE" SILENT AUCTION downstairs at the Dunaway Center (23 School Street). Theme-decorated artificial trees have been donated by local businesses and individuals, to be silent auctioned. Be sure to bid on the popular lottery tree! Proceeds go to Hope Project.
11am-1:30pm: TASTE THE SEASON upstairs at the Dunaway Center(23 School Street). Taste a variety of foods (including lots of chowder!) from local dining establishments. Beer and wine tastings, too! Bring a donation for our local food pantry or animal shelter. VIP early admission at 11am: $15. Regular admission beginning at 11:45am: $10. Check back for updates on participants.
11am-3pm: ANNUAL ART SALE Gypsy Sweethearts, (30 Shore Road). More than fifteen artists and crafters selling their wares! Original art, jewelry, wreaths, knit items, baked goods and more. There will be wine available by the glass for your shopping enjoyment.
12pm (noon): OGUNQUIT OCEAN RESCUE POLAR PLUNGE at the Main Beach. Come support Toys for Tots and cheer on our Ogunquit Ocean Rescue Service as they brave the wintry elements. Members will plunge into the ocean in Polar Bear fashion with the hopes of ensuring a Merry Christmas for all. Please bring unwrapped toys, donations, and plenty of good cheer! Please note -- due to property safety concerns, parking will not be available in the Main Beach Parking Lot after noon on Saturday. Parking will be available at the Lower Lot, on River Road.
1-4pm: OPEN HOUSE at Ogunquit Heritage Museum (Obed's Lane). Holiday decorations, winter paintings, creches and menorahs, plus refreshments.
1-2pm: HOLIDAY STORY HOUR downstairs at Ogunquit Baptist Church (157 Shore Road). Seasonal stories read to the little ones!
2-3pm: KIDS' ORNAMENT AND CHRISTMAS CARD MAKING downstairs at Ogunquit Baptist Church (157 Shore Road). Weíll bring the supplies; kids bring the creativity! Drop in to make an ornament or card to take home or send to Grandma (or to Santa).
SATURDAY: 2-5pm: WINE TASTING Perkins & Perkins Wine & Cheese Shop (478 Main Street). Featuring wines for the holiday table and for holiday gifts.
SATURDAY: 2-5pm: WINE TASTING Village Food Market (230 Main Street). Featuring great wines for the holidays, with cheese and crackers.
Saturday: 2pm: COMPLIMENTARY HOT CIDER Northern Union (261 Shore Road) Watch the parade while enjoying complimentary hot cider. Warm up by the fireplace, then step outside on the deck or lawn to watch the parade as it makes its way down Shore Road.
2pm: PATIO PARTY Five-O Shore Road (50 Shore Road). Watch the parade from the famous annual patio party. The restaurant is open 11am to close for dining, and the patio opens at 2pm.
3pm: FREE HOT CHOCOLATE Bessie's (8 Shore Road).Join RE/MAX Realty One for a free cup of hot chocolate during the parade.
3-4pm: CHRISTMAS PARADE Entrance of Perkins Cove to Main Beach. Presented by the Village Spirit Committee. Weather permitting. For more information, contact the Village Spirit Committee at email@example.com.
4pm: BONFIRE Main Beach. Warm up in front of the bonfire while you get ready for the fireworks display. Please note -- due to property safety concerns, parking will not be available in the Main Beach Parking Lot afternoon on Saturday. Parking will be available at the Lower Lot, on River Road. Weather permitting.
5:30pm: FIREWORKS! A magnificent fireworks display will be shot from the Main Beach Parking Lot. Please note -- due to property safety concerns, parking will not be available in the Main Beach Parking Lot afternoon on Saturday. Parking will be available at the Lower Lot, on River Road. Presented by the Village Spirit Committee. For more information, contact the Village Spirit Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:30pm: LIVING MANGER at Ogunquit Baptist Church (157 Shore Road). Beautifully performed by members of Ogunquit Baptist Church, this living nativity reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas. Weather permitting.
7-8pm: CONCERT at Ogunquit Baptist Church (157 Shore Road). Performers to be determined. Check back for more information. Free admission.
7:00pm: A FARMHOUSE FEAST at Velveteen Habit. Extravagant seven course meal with beverage pairings for each course- $79 a ticket, not including tax and tip. There will be 12 tickets available for this holiday themed intimate dinner. To reserve tickets, call the restaurant 207-216-9884 or email the restaurant at email@example.com.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
10am-4pm: HAY RIDES at Veteran's Park. $5 per person. Weather permitting.
11am-1pm: WANDERING MINSTREL Wandering in and out of the shops downtown,this traditional minstrel will delight you with familiar and traditional Christmas songs. Weather permitting.
12 noon-6pm : A VICTORIAN SHINGLE-STYLE COTTAGE BY THE SEA Rockmere Lodge (150 Stearns Road). See at least 15 different Christmas displays at the inn. Admission $5 per adult and $3 under 12. Proceeds go to Animal Welfare Society.
1-4pm: OPEN HOUSE at Ogunquit Heritage Museum (Obed's Lane).Holiday decorations, winter paintings, creches and menorahs, plus refreshments.
2pm: SOUTHERN MAINE CHRISTMAS PARADE in Wells. Wells Plaza to Wells Junior High School. This year's theme is "home for the holidays".