With a distinctly nautical flavor, this festival is fun for the entire family and will help to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Festival highlights include Santa and Mrs. Claus and a whole cast of characters including elves, moose, lobsters and more arriving in grand style…by boat, of course! There are horse drawn carriage rides, the festival of trees, a craft show, story time, tree lighting, and caroling. The evening concludes with the lighted boat parade, where local captains deck their hulls with twinkling lights for a festive spin around the Harbor. A warm sight on a chilly December night!
Schedule of events for the 2018 Harbor Lights Festival coming soon!
Craft Show at the Boothbay Harbor Fire Station
Festival of Trees at the Opera House in Boothbay Harbor
Santa & Mrs.Claus Arrives by Boat at the Boothbay Harbor Town Landing
Visits & Photos with Santa at the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides Rides begin at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House
Story Time at Sherman’s Bookstore
Y-Art’s Group Performance at Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library Lawn
Caroling and Lighting of the Christmas Tree on the Boothbay Memorial Library Lawn
Gardens Aglow at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Live Nativity at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church
Parade Viewing Party at Location TBD
Lighted Boat Parade & Light the Shore in the inner harbor
Wrap Up and Awards Party at Location TBD