Collections & Donations
Giving Tree, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. Donations help patrons who are unable to pay fines due to financial hardship, to Jan. 8.
Toys for Tots, Wireless Zone of Topsham, 20 Topsham Fair Mall Road, to Dec. 17.
Joy of Christmas Fair, Corliss Street Baptist Church Annex, 17 Weeks St., Bath, 4-7 p.m., Dec 4; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dec. 5, handmade gifts and ornaments, candies, toys, jewelry, food, children’s corner.
Holiday Pottery Shop, Central Maine Clay Artists, 100 Water St., Hallowell, Dec. 24. Call 713-4248 for hours, facebook.com/HolidayPotteryShop.
Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, treasures, handcrafts, jewelry, art, greens, food, Santa.
Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., UU Church, corner of Pleasant and Middle streets, Brunswick, greens, homebaked goods, skilled crafts, children’s book signing, breakfast and lunch.
Jolly Snowman Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 280 Ocean House Road (Route 77), crafts, decorations, wreaths, baked goods, hidden treasures room, silent auction.
Shaker Christmas Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester.
Christmas Fair, Betsy Ross House, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 99 Preble St., South Portland, raffles, baked goods, knitted items, jewelry, attic treasures, children’s table, 899-2047.
Seasons of Light Family Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland. White/Gold Elephant Flea Market, handmade crafts, children’s crafts, character photos, raffles, breakfast and lunch, office@A2U2.org, 797-7240.
Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Blue Point Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, crafters, wreaths & centerpieces, baked table, Grandma’s Attic, raffles. Lunch includes vegetarian special, 883-6540.
A Victorian Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland. Lunch, jewelry, crafts, books, Trash and Treasure, 799-1413.
Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., First Parish Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, special shopping room for kids only, recycled holiday and other attic treasures, silent auction, cookie walk, greens, lunch.
Evergreen Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Universalist Church, 97 Main St., Yarmouth, crafts, baked goods, quilt raffle, silent auction, 2nd time around, lunch.
Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., jewelry, knit and crochet, ceramics, art cards, Mainely Quilling demos 11 a.m. and 1 p.m, yarmouthmehistory.org.
Christmas Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., West Scarborough United Methodist Church, corner of Route 1 and 2 Church St., crafts, Grandma’s Attic, gift baskets, greens, bake sale, lunch.
Christmas Craft Show, to benefit St. John’s Catholic School, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, Brunswick, art, pottery, children’s books, fiber art, handmade toys, raffles, food and Santa, firstname.lastname@example.org or 725-5507.
Holiday Fine Art and Crafts Showcase, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Designing Women, 150 Ocean Ave, Portland, designingwomen.org.
SMCC Softball Arts & Crafts Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., HUB Gymnasium, 119 Fort Road, South Portland, raffle and concessions.
Freeport’s Sparkle Weekend, Dec. 4-6, wagon rides, parade of lights, Santa and a Talking Christmas Tree, sparklecelebration.com, 865-1212.
Holiday Fest 2015, Millcreek Park, South Portland, 4:30-7 p.m., carriage rides; 5-6:30 p.m., Santa at city hall; 5:45 p.m., caroling; 6 p.m. tree lighting.
Free Santa Day, 9 a.m. to noon, Skolfield-Whittier House, Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, Brunswick. Holiday treats, female a capella group, 729-6606, pejepscothistorical.org.
Festive Family Fun Day, 1-4 p.m., Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, music, face painting, ornament making, story time. Free.
Community Winter Party, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Bickford Education Center, Main Street, Yarmouth. Santa, exhibit, bonfire, music. Suggested donation $25/family.
“This Shining Night: A Yuletide Concert,” 7:30 p.m., Dec.11, Chocolate Church, 804 Washington St., Bath; 5 p.m., Dec. 20, Unitarain Universalist Church, 15 Maine St., Brunswick. Tickets $20/$10 students/18 and under free at the door and voxnovachamberchoir.com.
“The Gifts of Christmas,” with opera singer Maura Gwyer, through Dec. 19, Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays, 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., The Footlights 190 US Route 1, Falmouth, 747-5434, email@example.com, thefootlightsinfalmouth.com.
Christmas at the Cathedral, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St., Portland, noon and 8 p.m. Dec. 5; 2:30 and 7:3o p.m. Dec. 6. Various prices, tickets at choralart.org.
A Yuletide Celebration, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4; 2 p.m. Dec. 5, Scarborough High School Auditorium, 11 Municipal Dr., contemporary and traditional music and a children’s sing-a-long, $12 in advance, $15 at the door, children under 12 free, PortlandCommunityChorus@gmail.com or 370-5320.
Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Portland Ovations Big Band Holidays, 7:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, Portland. Tickets $45-$70 at portlandovations.org, 842-0800.
Holiday concert with Dana Cunningham & Max Dyer, 3 p.m., OceanView at Falmouth, Hilltop Lodge, 18 Blueberry Lane, Falmouth. Reception to follow. Limited seating, RSVP 781-4460, oceanviewrc.com/rsvp.
Rockin’ Holiday Concert, Rock My Soul, roots-based gospel, and The RMS Five, 7:30 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10-$20, projectmusicworks.org, 703-2083.
Festival of Lessons and Carols, 3 p.m., St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 39 Pleasant St., Brunswick with area church choirs. By donation, 729-7331.
Shape Note Singing, 2-5 p.m., The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. Also known as Sacred Harp, all invited to sing, maineshapenotesinging.org.
Christmas Concert, 7 p.m., Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, 100 Westbrook St., South Portland. Freewill offering to benefit families who are struggling to make ends meet this season, 774-0487.
Twisted Christmas, nice and naughty evening of entertainment, 8 p.m., Dec. 4-5, Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath, $15 at the door, advance at studiotheatreofbath.com.
Christmas at Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily to Jan. 3 except Christmas and New Year’s Day. Admission varies, special events throughout the season, victoriamansion.org.
“The Nutcracker,” Maine State Ballet at Merrill Auditorium, Portland, Dec. 4- 6. Tickets through Porttix at 842-0800, online at mainestateballet.org, tickets.porttix.com.
Nutcracker Burlesque, 8 p.m., Dec. 11-19, St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, vividmotion.org.
“A Child’s Christmas in Wales” and “A Christmas Memory,” readings of works by Dylan Thomas and Truman Capote, 7 p.m., Dec. 4-5, First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland, $10/adults, $5/children at the door.
“Miracle on 34th Street,” 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library, refreshments, freeportlibrary.com, 865-3307. Free.
Victorian Tea, 2-4 p.m., benefit for Cosmopolitan Club of Bath, 894 Washington St., $15 donation, 833-5524 to pre-purchase tickets, cosmopolitanclubofbath.org.
“A Child’s Christmas in Wales” and “A Christmas Memory,” 7 p.m., Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth. Tickets and reservations, 747-5434, thefootlightsinfalmouth.com.
Centennial Hall, Route 123, Harpswell Center, 5:30 p.m., carols and refreshments.
Memorial Park, Scarborough, 5-6:30 p.m., wagon rides, Santa, fireworks.
Memorial Green, Yarmouth, 5 p.m., carol sing and tree lighting.