Festive Things to Do in Maine During The Holiday Season


There’s just something so magical about New England during the holiday season. Maybe it’s the beautiful snow, or that it truly feels like Christmastime during the month of December… I can’t quite put my finger on why Maine feels so festive during this time of year, but whatever it is, I’m all for celebrating it. Instead of staying indoors and bingeing on Netflix, bundle up and head outside to create lasting memories with your family this year. While some of us don’t particulary love the great outdoors when it’s freezing outside, you can rest assured you can find a “festive” holiday activity to suit your style on this list I’ve rounded up for all of you exploring Maine this year.

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Festive Things to Do in Maine During The Holiday Season

Cut down your own Christmas Tree at one of the many tree farms

Explore LL Bean + Drink free hot cocoa near Christmas time

Learn to Ice Skate at The Rink at Thompsons Point

Go on a horse + wagon ride through Portland’s Old Port

Brace the cold and go Snow Tubing anywhere there’s a hill

Ski or Snowboard at Shawnee Peak or drink hot cocoa at the café

Tour the Victoria Mansion in Portland to see holiday décor galore

Find a big neighborhood near you and go look for Christmas lights

Buy tickets and see the Portland Symphony Orchestra

See the worlds largest Christmas Tree made entirely out of lobster traps in Rockland at the Festival of Lights

Watch the Nutcracker at Merrill Auditorium

Board the Polar Express in Portland with your kids/nieces/nephews and go on a ride you’ll never forget

Give back + Donate to Toys for Tots

Get some exercise in one of Maines Holiday 5k’s

Find the best scented holiday candles at Yankee Candle

See Maine’s largest display of Christmas lights at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens


Where will you be visiting this holiday season? Have you visited Maine before? Tell me in the comments below!

Hey friend–I’m Laura, the Writer behind This Northern Native

Hey friend–I’m Laura, the Writer behind This Northern Native

A lifestyle + wellness blog, This Northern Native is a place to come for major realness. I deliver raw, honest content created for those who value becoming the happiest & healthiest versions of themselves possible, and share a love for New England living.