Holiday Happenings: Nov. 21-Dec. 1

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Fairs & Festivals

Thursday 11/29

Holiday Bazaar & Wreath Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mid Coast Hospital Café, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick. More than 100 arrangements made of coastal Maine greens, seashells, pine cones, and other natural materials. Proceeds benefit essential hospital projects.

Saturday 12/1

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Christmas Fair 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Handicrafts by local artisans, handmade hats & scarves, doll clothing, treasures, silent auction, children’s activities, Christmas Cafe 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Tree & Wreath Sale, live music, bake sale and merriment, 8-11 a.m., Brunswick Junior High School, 65 Columbia Ave. Sales support BJHS music program.

Holiday Arts Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, One Middle St., Brunswick. Live music, handcrafted goods, cafe, children’s corner, White Elephant.

“A Scandinavian Weekend 2018,” St. Ansgar Lutheran Church., 515 Woodford St. at Rosemont Corner, Portland. Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Old Fashioned Fair & Scandinavian Marketplace; Dec. 2, 4 p.m.: Festival of St. Lucia and Scandinavian Marketplace. Julekake, Scandinavian gifts, fish chowder lunch Saturday.

Bradbury Mountain Arts Holiday Show & Sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 1; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2, Mallett Hall, 429 Hallowell Rd., Pownal Center. Paintings, photography, sculpture, print-making, pottery, jewelry, wood-turning, fiber arts, drawings, sailcloth bags. Warm food & baked goods will be sold by Pownal Elementary School students. 

Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Brunswick United Methodist Church, 320 Church Rd. Wreaths, crafts, baked goods, jewelry, books, preserves, gifts for pets and kids, “Ed’s Famous Haddock Chowder.” 

Christmas Fair, noon-3 p.m., Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 280 Ocean House Road (Route 77). Sewn goods, plants, jewelry, Christmas crafts, White Elephant, fresh wreaths, silent auction, lunch.

Shaker Christmas Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Shaker Road, New Gloucester. Shaker baked goods, prepared and preserved food, herbs and teas, toys, furniture, White Elephant, raffle. 

Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Phippsburg Sportsmen’s Club, 272 Main Rd., Phippsburg.

Holiday Antique Sale, 9 a.m.-noon, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, proceeds benefit MSA. 

“Scarborough: A Vintage Christmas,” 9 a.m.-1 p.m., First Congregational Church of Scarborough, 167 Black Point Rd. Maine-themed items, greens, vintage & collectibles, books, crafts, jewelry, toys, knits, baked goods. Take out chicken pot pie meal.

Blue Point Church Congregational Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 236 Pine Point Rd., Scarborough. Local crafters, wreaths & centerpieces, baked goods table, Grandma’s Attic, chowder lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Winter Wonderland Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland. Jewelry, knits, crafts, baked goods, trash and treasure, lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with chowder, chicken salad, hot dogs, chili. 


“White Christmas,” Nov. 30-Dec. 16, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m., Sundays 2:30 p.m. ASL-interpreted performance Dec 1 & sensory-friendly performance Dec. 15 at 2 p.m.

“A Yuletide Celebration,” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30; 2 p.m. Dec. 1, Portland Community Chorus at South Portland High School, 637 Highland Ave. Tickets at the door or

“Season of Light,” Nov. 24 through December, Southworth Planetarium, 70 Falmouth St., USM Portland Campus, $5.50/adult, $5/child, senior. See for details.

Tuesday 11/27

“Joyous Sounds for a Festive Season,” 7:30 p.m., USM Chamber Singers at Williston-Immanuel United Church, 156 High St., Portland, by donation, 780-5555. 

Wednesday 11/28

Vienna Boys Choir, 7:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $35-$50 through

Sunday 12/2 

“COIG Celtic Christmas,” 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church, 804 Washington St., Bath, foot-stopping, knee-slapping holiday classics, $28/adv., $32/door,

Rock My Soul, 4 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland, acclaimed secular gospel choir from southern Maine with gospel, blues, soul, doo-wop, and R&B influences, tix info at, 761-1757.

COIG Celtic Christmas is coming to the Chocolate Church in Bath on Sunday, Dec. 2 in what promises to be a “foot-stopping, knee-slapping holiday classic” performance.

“Sentries” by Alice Kirkpatrick is one of many works of art that will be for sale at Mallet Hall in Pownal on Dec. 1 & 2.