Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude 2018Come experience the ultimate seaside holiday celebration at Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude 2018! November 29th through December 9th, 2018.

The Kennebunks come to life every autumn with our annual holiday celebration! The 11-day event is so jam-packed with events it can sometimes be hard to choose! And it all kicks off with the annual tree-lighting at Dock Square on Friday, November 30th, December 1st.

Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude has been a Maine coast tradition since 1982. Every year we see visitors from all over coming to take part in all the fun and festivities.

Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude Lodging & More!

Captain Jefferds Inn is proud to once again be a part of the festivities. Our historic Kennebunkport B&B is one of the inns included in both the Open House and the Candlelight Tours of The Historic Inns of Kennebunkport. Captain Jefferds Inn is also proud to offer official Christmas Prelude lodging.

So go ahead: come out to Kennebunkport for Christmas Prelude and enjoy festive tree lightings, sleigh rides, dinners, concerts, parades, fireworks, shopping events, and more!

Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude 2018 Highlights

Friday, November 30
Tree Lighting Ceremony in Dock Square – 5:30pm
Cape Porpoise Lobster Trap Tree Lighting – 7:00pm

Saturday, December 1st
13th Annual Hat Parade – 3:00pm
Lower Village Tree Lighting and Christmas Stroll – 5:30pm
Christmas Candlelight Caroling at the Franciscan Monastery – 6:30pm

Sunday, December 2nd
Prelude Open House at The Historic Inns of Kennebunkport – 1pm to 3pm
Santa Arrives by Lobster Boat – 2:00pm

December 4th, 5th, & 6th
Candlelight Tours of the Historic Inns of Kennebunkport – 4pm to 6pm

Friday, December 7th
Fire + Ice 2018 – 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Tree Lighting Ceremony in Dock Square – 5:30pm
8th Annual Christmas Fireworks Display – 6:15pm

Saturday, December 8th
The Walk to Bethlehem – 4:30pm
Fire + Ice 2018 – 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Sunday, December 9th
8th Annual Pooch Parade in Dock Square – 11am
Santa Arrives by Fire Engine at Cape Porpoise Square – 2pm

Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude 2018

November 29th through December 9th, 2018
Visit the Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude website for more details. You can also follow the event on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.