Holiday Happenings: Nov. 28-Dec. 7

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Fairs & Festivals

Festival of Greens, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 2, Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath. Decorating and gift items, plants, ornaments, vintage items, refreshments.

Night Tree, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the hour Dec. 1 & 8, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport. Reading of Eve Bunting’s book “Night Tree,” with cocoa and cookies, ornament- decorating and a hike, register at

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.

Friday 11/30

Four A Cause, 4-9 p.m., Aura, downtown Portland, free holiday event benefiting four local nonprofits,  free food, dancing, full bar, by donation.

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, 8-11 a.m., Brunswick Junior High School, 65 Columbia Ave. Live music, bake sale and merriment, 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.

Christmas Fair9 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.-3 p.m., North Yarmouth Academy gym, 154 Main St., and Safford Center cafeteria, 148 Main St., Yarmouth, over 60 vendors.

Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Phippsburg Sportsmen’s Club, 272 Main Rd., Phippsburg.
Bizarre Bazaar and Open House, Hour Exchange Portland, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State St. Learn more about cash-free one-to-one exchanges and group projects; use Park Street entrance and parking lot in back.

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.

Merry and Bright Celebration, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Holiday-themed crafts and board games; Southern Maine Model Railroad Club’s operational model train display 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Friday 12/7

Holiday Fest 2018, 4:30-7 p.m., hosted by the city of South Portland and the South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Community Chamber of Commerce at Mill Creek Park, 5:45-6:15 South Portland middle and high school singers, 6 p.m. tree lighting.

Saturday 12/8

Jolly Family Jamboree, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath. Explore the museum, crafts, activities, live music, visit from Santa, admission charged for 3+,

Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., hosted by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at Brunswick Elks Lodge, 179 Park Row. Vendors, crafters, bake sale, “Be the Voice” apparel and information table,

St. John’s Catholic School Christmas Craft Fair, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 132 McKeen St., Brunswick. Maine crafters, lunch served all day.

Tree Lighting Celebration with Carols, Cocoa and Cookies, 5:30 p.m., Centennial Hall opposite 929 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell Center.


“A Winter Idyll … with Spring in Sight,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6-8; 2 p.m. Dec. 9, USM Gorham campus, original performance of spoken word, dance and music, $8-$12,, 780-5151.

“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

Maine Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 & 8; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 9, First Parish Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, all ALS interpreted, $20/door, $17 at

“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, both at 2 p.m.

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

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.

Sunday 12/9

Cumberland Community Band Christmas Concert, 7 p.m., Cumberland Congregational Church, Main Street, collection for Cumberland Food Bank taken.


Christmas at Swan Hall, noon-5 p.m., Dec. 7, 8, 15, and 16, Swan Hall Historical Home, 555 Cumberland Ave., Portland. Historical home with 17 theme trees, by donation, all proceeds benefit Lyric Music Theater in South Portland.

Portland Fire Museum, 157 Spring St., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Dec. 1, 8 and 15. Visit with Santa, Christmas village scenes, animated figures, by donation.

Tate House Museum Colonial Christmas open house, noon-4 p.m. Dec. 8 & 9, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland. See how an affluent mast agent’s family may have celebrated the holidays in the 18th century. Tickets $12/$15/free under 12 at or at the door.

Saturday 12/8

Pejepscot Historical Society Santa Day, 9 a.m.-noon, Skolfield-Whittier House, 161 Park Row, Brunswick. Free pictures with Santa, carols by Bowdoin’s Miscellania, crafts, refreshments.

Concert-goers will be “on top of the world” singing along to their Christmas favorites with tribute band Carpenters’ Christmas on Dec. 7 at the Chocolate Church in Bath, where the duo’s classic Christmas repertoire will be performed with a full complement of their biggest hits.