Boothbay Harbor is not without its winter festivities! Join the region as they celebrate the season in grand old-fashioned holiday style with the Harbor Lights Festival. The Festival offers a variety of activities for young and old and will surely put you in the holiday spirit! Meet Mr. and Mrs. Clause who arrive via boat, take a horse-drawn wagon ride around the harbor, sing Christmas Carols, watch the lighted boat parade, and gather up lots of cheerful holiday merriment.

Purchase your tickets online for Coastal Maine Botanical Garden’s major winter event, Gardens Aglow, and discover the many local restaurants and businesses that will be teaming up to offer an unforgettable experience this town has never had before. This is an opportunity to experience the best of Boothbay, in the winter season. You’ll have the chance to do some holiday shopping, dine at our delicious restaurants, enjoy festival events and so much more!

Check out some of the upcoming events!

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 TBD

Lighted Boat Parade & Light the Shore in the inner harbor

Wrap Up and Awards Party TBD