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. Lodging, shopping and dining are open with plenty of fun things to do for the whole family.  The  Boothbay Harbor Region is open and ready to help you make wonderful Holiday memories!

Boothbay Lights is right around the corner and although there have been changes to the events, we are looking forward to celebrating a safe and healthy, socially distanced Holiday while rejoicing in the seasons spirit.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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

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
Boothbay Botanical Gardens
November 20 – January 1

EARLY BIRD SALES
Pajama Parade, Bed Races and Shopping
November 20

LIGHTED FIRE TRUCK PARADE
& CONTEST

November 27

NORTH POLE EXPRESS
Weekends, December 4 – 20
Boothbay Railway Village Museum.

LIGHTED BOAT PARADE
& SPARKLE FIREWORKS

December 4

SANTA ARRIVES!
Story Time, Tree Lighting, Sing-Along
December 11

GINGERBREAD SPECTACULAR
December 16 – 19

COMMUNITY LIGHTING CONTEST
Find the magic all around the Boothbay Region. 

Thank you to our
2021 Boothbay Lights Sponsors!

 

Schedule of Events 

* Due to COVID19 we ask that you continue to check for updates and call ahead to the Chamber (207) 633-2353 for new information.  Important information about traveling to Maine this season can be found on the State of Maine website.

 

November 19 – January 1 – Gardens Aglow – Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (Public 11/20)
November 19 – January 1 – Boothbay Winter Festival – Boothbay Commons
November 20 – Early Bird Sale, Pajama Parade, Bed Races
November 27 – Shop Local Small Business Saturday ALL DAY!
November 27 – Lighted Fire Truck Parade
December 4 – Lighted Boat Parade, Blessing of the Fleet, Fireworks
December 4 – East Side Waterfront Parks Holiday Ornament Decorating Contest
December 4 & 5 – North Pole Express at the Boothbay Railway Village
December 11 – Santa Story – time streamed from the Boothbay Harbor Library
December 11 & 12 – North Pole Express at the Boothbay Railway Village
December 15 – Men’s night shopping
December 18 – Drop off decorated ornaments sponsored by East Side Waterfront Park
December 18 & 19 – North Pole Express at the Boothbay Railway Village
December 16 – 19 – Gingerbread Spectacular

Public Restrooms Open – Chamber office, Boothbay Common, Whale Park
The Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce will have extended hours during Gardens Aglow. Hot Chocolate, treats and restrooms will be available. Hours TBD.

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!

STAY

in the Boothbay Harbor Region

Bed & Breakfasts

Resorts

Inns

Hotels &
Motels

Campgrounds & Cottages

Vacation
Rentals

PLAY

in the Boothbay Harbor Region

TOURS & ATTRACTIONS

ARTS & CULTURE

FESTIVALS & EVENTS

ON THE WATER

SPORTS & RECREATION

SPAS & WELLNESS

DINE

in the Boothbay Harbor Region

Restaurants

To Go

Event Venues &
Catering

Breweries
& Pubs

Sweet Spots

All Dining

Shop

in the Boothbay Harbor Region

Arts, Artisans & Galleries

Books, Antiques & Gifts

Clothing & Jewelry

Health &
Wellness

Home, Garden & Pets

Markets & Specialty Products

Live

in the Boothbay Harbor Region

Real Estate
Property Management
Contruction

Boatyards & Marinas
Storage

Financial
Insurance
Legal

Education
Technology
Transportation

Health & Wellnes
Beauty
Faith

Catering
Distributers
Business Resources