Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude 2019Make the most of your holiday season with a visit to the Kennebunks during Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude 2019! December 5th through the 15th.

Christmas Prelude is the Kennenbunks annual, eleven-day holiday celebration with literally hundreds of special events for you to attend. There are tree lightings, holiday concerts, cocktail parties, dinners, tours, bonfires, craft fairs, and so very much more!

Christmas Prelude has been a popular tradition with locals and visitors alike since 1982. Our historic Kennebunkport inn even gets in on the fun!

Historic Inns of Kennebunkport

The Candlelit Historic Inn Tours are one of the more popular Christmas Prelude events – and Captain Jefferds Inn is proud to be one of the historic inns on the list!

In fact, our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast takes part in both the Historic Inns Open House (Dec 8) and the Historic Inn Candlelight Tours (Dec 10-12).

We’re also proud to be part of the official Christmas Prelude lodging options! Speaking of which, Kennebunkport lodging gets snapped up FAST this time of year. If you’ve a Kennebunkport Christmas in mind, now is the time to acquire your accommodations!

Highlights of Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude 2019

Thursday, December 5
Prelude Kick Off Concert featuring The Garage Band – 6:30pm
Christmas Reception at White Columns – 7pm

December 6th & 7th, 13th & 14th
Christmas House Tours of White Columns – 10am to 4pm
White Columns by Candle Light – 5pm to 7pm

Friday, December 6
Tree Lighting Ceremony in Dock Square – 5:30pm
Cape Porpoise Lobster Trap Tree Lighting – 7pm

Saturday, December 7
14th Annual Hat Parade – 3pm
Lower Village Tree Lighting and Christmas Stroll – 5:30pm
Christmas Candlelight Caroling at St. Anthony’s Monastery – 6:30pm

Celebrating Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude 2019Sunday, December 8
Historic Inns of Kennebunkport Open House – 1pm to 4pm
Santa Arrives by Lobster Boat – 2pm

December 10th, 11th, & 12th
Candlelight Tours of the Historic Inns of Kennebunkport – 4pm to 6pm

Thursday, December 12
The 12 Beers of Prelude Tap Takeover – 5pm

Friday, December 13
Fire + Ice 2019 – 5:00pm to 10pm
Tree Lighting Ceremony in Dock Square – 5:30pm
9th Annual Christmas Fireworks Display – 6:15pm

Saturday, December 14
The Walk to Bethlehem – 4:30pm
Fire + Ice 2019 – 5:00pm to 10pm

Sunday, December 15
9th Annual Pooch Parade in Dock Square – 11am
Santa Arrives by Fire Engine at Cape Porpoise Square – 2pm

Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude
– December 5th through the 10th, 2019
Visit the Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude website for a full schedule, tickets, and other information. You can also follow this event on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Holiday Stress Relief

Come join in the holiday fun here in the Kennebunks and save with our Holiday Stress Relief special!

25% off any 2 night stay at the Captain Jefferds Inn, now through December 23! This special includes 1/2 bottle of sparkling wine and two Captain Jefferds Inn champagne flutes. Learn more!