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 on line for Coastal Maine Botanical Garden’s major winter event, Gardens Aglow or discover the many local restaurants and businesses that will be teaming up to offer an unforgettable experience this town has never had before. The Boothbay Festival of Lights will be 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.

Harbor Lights Festival
Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Craft Show at the Boothbay Harbor Fire Station

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Festival of Trees at the Opera House in Boothbay Harbor

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

1:30-3:30 p.m. Visits & Photos with Santa at the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library

1:30-4:00 p.m. Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Rides begin at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House

2:00-3:30 p.m. Story Time at Sherman’s Bookstore

3:30-3:45 p.m. Y-Art’s Group Performance at Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library Lawn

4:00 p.m. Caroling and Lighting of the Christmas Tree on the Boothbay Memorial Library Lawn

4:00-8:00 p.m. Gardens Aglow at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

4:30 p.m Live Nativity at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church

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

5:00 p.m. Lighted Boat Parade & Light the Shore in the inner harbor

6:00-9:00 p.m. Wrap Up and Awards Party at Mine Oyster