Freeport Sparkles schedule of events

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All Weekend

Freeport’s Talking Christmas Tree

Bet you’ve never had a conversation with a tree before! Freeport’s famous talking Christmas Tree can chat, sing carols and wish you all a very merry Christmas!

Friday 6:30 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Corner of Main & Bow St.

Sponsored by Davey Tree, Freeport Village Station, Linda Bean’s Maine Kitchen & Topside Tavern and Bath Savings Institute.

Friday, December 7

6 p.m. – The Sparkle Parade of Lights (Route starts at Mallet & Main St, proceeds South on Main and ends at Grove St.) Watch for Santa as he arrives on his holiday Yacht and brings the famous talking Christmas tree to life! Enjoy free hot cocoa courtesy of the Applewood Inn and Girl Scout Troop 1976! Sponsored by L.L.Bean and Coffee By Design

Saturday, December 8

Book Signings at L.L.Bean – Our in-store author signings let you personalize books for great one-of-a-kind gifts!

Dahlov Ipcar, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

John Ford, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Lynn Plourde, 11 a.m.  – 2 p.m.

Noon to 8:30 p.m. – FREE Holiday Movie Marathon at Freeport Factory Stage – 5 Depot St.

Showtimes:

12 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. – The Polar Express

1:55 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. – The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

2:30 p.m. to 3:55 p.m. – The Muppet Christmas Carol

4:05 p.m. to 4:35 p.m. – A Charlie Brown Christmas

4:45 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. – Elf

7pm to 8:30 p.m. – Bad Santa (18+ Event)

Please bring a can of (non expired, non perishable) food or a dollar or two to donate to Freeport Community Services Food Pantry at this event. Be one of the first 200 donors at the Holiday Movie Marathon and receive a free small cone certificate from Ben & Jerry’s! One per family

Sponsored by Freeport Factory Stage, Ben & Jerry’s, Bath Savings Institution, Tommy Hilfiger and Brown Goldsmiths

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Polar Express on the Downeaster! 23 Depot St.

All aboard the Downeaster – decked out for the holidays! Enjoy a FREE reading of the Polar Express aboard an actual train! Attendees will enjoy free hot Cocoa and peppermint sticks while enjoying this Christmas classic! Psst. We hear Santa loves to ride the train – keep an eye out and you just may see him there! Readings are scheduled from 2pm and 3pm. 70 people max per event, first come first serve. Please bring a can of (non expired, non perishable) food or a dollar or two to donate to Freeport Community Services Food Pantry at this event. Be one of the first 200 donors at the Polar Express Reading and receive a free small cone certificate from Ben & Jerry’s! One per family

Sponsored by The Amtrak Downeaster, The Hilton Garden Inn and The Hampton Inn

2 p.m. to 3 p.m. – The worldwide Tuba Christmas Concert – Freeport Performing Arts Center on Holbrook St.

Sponsored by the Freeport Performing Arts Center

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