This holiday season in Maine will be different and unlike any other. The good news is that there will still be events and celebrations. Gardens Aglow at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay is one of the holiday season’s most treasured events. This year, it will run from November 21 to January 2, but it will be a driving tour. This will accommodate the safety protocols necessary for large events. All tickets must be purchased in advance.

The Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport has been changed to a Virtual Prelude on December 3, along with an in-person weekend outdoor Christmas Market. This year, Camden and Rockland’s Christmas by the Sea will be held from December 4 to 6. Watch Santa arrive by lobster boat; an evening parade. tree-lightings, downtown holiday music, visits with Santa Claus from the North Pole, a virtual storytime, a family scavenger hunt,  Time-honored events, such as the parade and tree lighting in downtown Camden, will feature modified formats. An Old Fashioned Christmas in Bath will go on this year, but with some changes and modified events. Go to Visit Maine for more on holiday celebrations