Holiday Calendar, Dec. 2-16

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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.

Craft Fairs

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,

Saturday 12/5

Tree and Wreath Sale, 8-11 a.m., Brunswick Junior High School, 65 Columbia Ave., bake sale, cookie walk, entertainment. Proceeds benefit the BJHS music program.

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,, 797-7240.

Gift Wrap Workshop, 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, for children 12 years and younger,, 871-1700 ext. 707.

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,

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.

Saturday 12/12

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, or 725-5507.

Holiday Fine Art and Crafts Showcase, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Designing Women, 150 Ocean Ave, Portland,

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,, 865-1212.

Friday 12/4

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.

Saturday 12/5

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,

Festive Family Fun Day, 1-4 p.m., Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, music, face painting, ornament making, story time. Free.

Saturday 12/12

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

“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,,

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

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, or 370-5320.

Wednesday 12/2

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, 842-0800.

Friday 12/4

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,

Rockin’ Holiday Concert, Rock My Soul, roots-based gospel, and The RMS Five, 7:30 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10-$20,, 703-2083.

Sunday 12/6

Festival of Lessons and Carols3 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,

Tuesday 12/8

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

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,

“The Nutcracker,” Maine State Ballet at Merrill Auditorium, Portland, Dec. 4- 6. Tickets through Porttix at 842-0800, online at,

Nutcracker Burlesque, 8 p.m., Dec. 11-19, St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland,

“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.

Thursday 12/3

“Miracle on 34th Street,” 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library, refreshments,, 865-3307. Free.

Sunday 12/6

Victorian Tea, 2-4 p.m., benefit for Cosmopolitan Club of Bath, 894 Washington St., $15 donation, 833-5524 to pre-purchase tickets,

Monday 12/7

“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,

Tree Lightings

Saturday 12/5

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.