Boothbay Lights

Boothbay Lights is a celebration of signature Holiday events in the Maine mid-coast towns of Boothbay and Boothbay Harbor! The towns sparkle with thousands of lights. Lodgingshopping and dining are open with plenty of fun things to do for the whole family.
 
With 6 sparkling weeks, there’s always something happening! Come early to explore our unique shops, visit the giant pot buoy tree, and savor something warm and wonderful at our local restaurants.
 
Whether you can just spend the day or enjoy a cozy weekend, The  Boothbay Harbor Region is open and ready to help you make wonderful Holiday memories.

The Boothbay Harbor region has exactly what you need to make this year one of the best yet!

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Signature Events

Celebrate the magic of Boothbay Lights with our signature events!
We’ve got the perfect experience to fill your holidays with magic and memories.

GARDENS AGLOW
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
NOV 18 – DEC 31

EARLY BIRD SALE
& PJ Party – Shop Local!
Nov. 18

LIGHTED FIRE TRUCK PARADE
& CONTEST

NOV. 25

NORTH POLE EXPRESS
Weekends, Dec. 2 – 17
Boothbay Railway Village Museum.

SANTA & FRIENDS
Meet and greet!
DEC 2

LIGHTED BOAT PARADE
A favorite holiday tradition
DEC 2

TOWN OF BOOTHBAY HARBOR
FIREWORKS
DEC 2

SANTA STORYTIME
Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library
DEC 9

GINGERBREAD SPECTACULAR
DEC 15, 16. 17

COMMUNITY LIGHTING CONTEST
Find magic all around the Boothbay Region and VOTE!

GIANT POT BUOY TREE
& SELFIE CONTEST
NOV. 18 – DEC. 31

BOOTHBAY LIGHTS SHUTTLE
From Downtown to the door of Gardens Aglow!
Fridays & Saturdays

Thank you to our
2023 Boothbay Lights Sponsors!

 

2023 Schedule of Events 

 

(Schedule subject to Change)

More Events are being added all the time! Check back often for updates! 

Businesses Open During the Celebration

To view participating businesses, select from the following:

SHOP

From fine art to fine chocolate, we’re your shopping destination for great holiday gifts.

DINE

There’s so much more to Boothbay cuisine than lobster, but we’ve got plenty of that too!

STAY

Stay-and-play packages available throughout the towns!

PLAY

So much to do in the
Boothbay Harbor Region!

What’s Open Fall/Winter 2023

Shopping

Restaurants & Breweries

Lodging