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Harbor Lights Festival – the 32nd Annual!

December 2, 2017


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 2017 Harbor Lights Festival (download here)

9:00am- 4:00pm: Craft Show at the Boothbay Harbor Fire Station

10:00am – 5:00pm: Festival of Trees at the Opera House in Boothbay Harbor

1:00pm: Santa & Mrs.Claus Arrives by Boat at the Boothbay Harbor Town Landing

1:30 – 3:30 pm: Visits & Photos with Santa at the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library

1:30 – 4:00 pm: Horse Drawn Wagon Rides Rides begin at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House

2:00 – 3:30 pm: Story Time at Sherman’s Bookstore

3:30 – 3:45 pm: Y-Art’s Group Performance at Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library Lawn

4:00pm: Caroling and Lighting of the Christmas Tree on the Boothbay Memorial Library Lawn

4:00 – 8:00 pm: Gardens Aglow at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

4:30pm Live Nativity at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church

4:00 – 6:00pm: Parade Viewing Party at Tugboat Inn ($35/person light hors d’oeurves and 2 drink tickets)

5:00 pm: Lighted Boat Parade & Light the Shore in the inner harbor

6:00 – 9:00pm: Wrap Up and Awards Party at Mine Oyster


December 2, 2017
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Downtown Boothbay Harbor
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 United States + Google Map