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The Best Ways to Celebrate Christmas in Bath, Maine

A Christmas tree with ornaments in Bathe, Maine.

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.  

This article will be updated in the fall when this year’s events are posted. Stay tuned!

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 25, 2023  |  5PM, Library Park

Come greet Santa and enjoy caroling with the Nor’easters Barbershop Chorus, cookies, and the lighting of the community tree.

Trolley Carroling!

December 1, 2, 8, 9,15,16, 22, 23, 2023  |  4:30 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 8, 2023  |  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. This year, you can play Downtown Candyland! Bands will be located around town to provide music, costumed characters will roam town, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand. 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.

Santa Saturday!

December 16, 2023  |  8 AM to 1 PM, Downtown Bath

Santa’s ATV parade starts downtown then heads out to local senior centers. Candyland Stations will be active – enter to win. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be stopping at Mae’s and JR Maxwell’s in the morning for photos. At 11 AM the parade rolls through town.

Una Voce Chamber Choir

December 16, 2023  |  630 PM to 715 PM, Downtown Bath

Concert at City Hall steps.

Holiday Music at the Chocolate Church


A Very Slambovian Christmas – December 8 @ 730 pm

A Christmas Carol: One Man Classic Tale – December 10 @ 2 pm

Holiday Hot Chocolate with Volunteers Jazz Band – December 16 @ 730 PM

Sing! It’s Christmas, Community Singalong – December 18 @ 700

New Year’s Ringing of the Paul Revere Bell

Saturday, December 31 – 11:30 AM, Front & Centre Streets

Sing-a-long and bell ringing!

And, in Georgetown…


Blitzen’s Yule Bar at the Robinhood Free image for blitzen's yule bar, santa and reindeer enjoying cocktails Come enjoy six magical nights of holiday cocktails, festive nosh, music, and merriment. Friday & Saturday nights through the 23rd.

And, in Freeport…

Freeport – LLBean’s Northern Lights Celebration – Ongoing until December 31, 2023

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. Room with great viewComplimentary 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!

If you are looking for more ways to spend Christmas in MidCoast Maine, look no further than out Things to Do in Maine page!

view of the Sunrise Suite

Book a Stay With Us

When you book any of our elegant accommodations, you can always look forward to our lovely amenities and and top-notch service.

Complimentary breakfast is always included in your stay, and our onsite restaurant, BLUE, means you’ll never need to worry about where to go for dinner.|

 We can’t wait to host you at Grey Havens Inn!

Close up of frutti de mare at BLUE

Enjoy Dinner at BLUE

BLUE offers you delicious American cuisine in a fine dining setting at our inn. The menu features seafood, steaks, as well as vegetarian and vegan options. Our seafood chowder is widely recognized as being spectacular!

Before or after dinner (or both!), we welcome you to enjoy cocktails and the ocean view on our wrap-around porch. It’s a fantastic way to end a great day in Maine.

Pemaquid Lighthouse Maine Northside View

Explore the MidCoast

Georgetown Island is centrally located in MidCoast Maine, and the Grey Havens Inn makes an ideal basecamp for you while exploring the area.

We are just 1.5 miles from the sandy beaches of Reid State Park, minutes from the iconic FIve Islands Lobster Pound, and short drives to scenic towns and shopping, thought-provoking museums, great food & drink, and a multitude of outdoor activities. 

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