When it comes to beloved holiday traditions, what are your favorite things to do? Visits from Santa Claus, freshly baked cookies, and Christmas caroling are a few of ours! Because the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, we’ve compiled a list of three of the best ways to enjoy Christmas in Bath, Maine and in nearby towns.
An Old Fashioned Christmas…
Every December, downtown Bath reawakens with holiday spirit. Starting on the first weekend of December, many of the retail businesses and restaurants extend their hours. It is one of the most festive ways to complete your holiday shopping. Check out Visitbath,com to get the full details or pick up a brochure at a local stores for complete details. Check out the youtube video from Main Street Bath!
Here are some highlights…
Santa Arrives in Bath
Saturday, November 26, 2022 | 5PM, Library Park
Come greet Santa and enjoy caroling with the Nor’easters Barbershop Chorus, cookies, and the lighting of the community tree.
December 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 2022 | 4:00 PM – 8:30
Remember to grab a blanket and enjoy a ride on the trolley, too! Trolley Caroling is a free event that is first come, first served. Stop by the ticket booth on Front Street to secure your seat and hop aboard!
Bright Night Bath
December 9, 2022 | 5 to 8 PM, Bath Maine
For lovers of art and all-things-Christmas, you don’t want to miss Bright Night Bath! On this special night, downtown Bath glows with vibrant lights and elegant decor. Bands will be located around town to provide music, costumed characters will roam town, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand at Brackett’s and strolling the town. Stop by Waterfront Park and admire the light display, and be sure to check out the window displays in your favorite downtown shops, which will be open late.
December 10, 2022 | 10 AM to 2 PM, Downtown Bath
Santa’s ATV parade starts downtown then heads out to local senior centers. There will be ponies!
Open House at Union + Co
December 15th | 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Holiday gathering at Bath’s coworking space. Get the details.
Holiday Music at the Chocolate Church
Primo Cubano Latin Christmas – December 16 @ 730
Sing! It’s Christmas – December 19 @ 630PM Free
For decades, family and friends have gathered at the Chocolate Church Arts Center on the last Monday before Christmas to sing and celebrate the season.
Chocolate Church will be hosting our annual community sing-a-long again this year, Sing! It’s Christmas. This event brings our wonderful community together to celebrate the holidays and make cherished memories! This is free to the public so bring your family and friends!
New Year’s Ringing of the Paul Revere Bell
Saturday, December 31 – 11:45 AM, Front & Centre Streets
Sing-a-long and bell ringing!
And, in Freeport…
Freeport – LLBean’s Northern Lights Celebration – Ongoing until December 31, 2022
Freeport – Pat Colwell and the Soul Sensations Motown Christmas – Dec. 17 @ 7PM.
Happy Holidays from Grey Havens Inn
Although we are closed for the holidays, we hope that you will join us in the warmer months as we reopen! When you book your stay at Grey Havens, you can look forward to experiencing authentic Georgetown lodging without sacrificing the opportunity to travel to popular nearby areas. We are less than 20 minutes away from Bath and a 20-minute boat ride from Boothbay. Complimentary breakfast, plush linens, and fine bath amenities are just a few of the amenities that we offer our guests. If you are ready to plan your next vacation, check our spring and summer availability and book your stay. We look forward to hosting you soon. Happy holidays from Grey Havens Inn!