Holiday Offering—2018  Richard Boyd Art Gallery

Where:  Richard Boyd Art Gallery

15 Epps Street

Portland, ME

When:  12/15/18, 12/16/18, 12/21/18, 12/22/18 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM;

What:  Original Art

Price:  Free



View original and 2 and 3- dimensional works of art.  Featuring a varied offering of paintings, bronze sculptures, and works in clay.

Artists:  Amy Bickford, Patricia Chandler, Carrin Culotta, Kevin Daley, Randy Eckard, Julianne Garvey, Jane Hebert, Scarlet Kinney, Jen Pagnini, Roy Perkinson, Felicity Sidwell, Wilson Stewart, Charles Ellithorpe, and Richard Boyd.


 St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble


Where:  Mayo Street Arts

10 Mayo Street


When:  12/13/18 from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

What:  Russian Choral Music

Price:  $30.00

Brown Paper Tickets


Hear Russian chants and chorals of Western European to modern music by the St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble.  Formed in 2003 to popularize Russian music from folk songs to secular offerings.



Christmas Bells:  A Holiday Handbell Concert


Where:  First Parish Church

425 Congress Street


When:  12/12/18 at 7:00 PM

What:  Handbell Music

Price:  $10.00 – $15.00


Join the Maine Historical Society and The Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers for a program of seasonal music including arrangements set to the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, Christmas Bells.


Hear 5-Octaves on 61 Bells and 5-Octaves of choir chimes.  Grades 9 – 12.




Christmas with Renaissance Voices


Where:  Cathedral of St Luke

143 State Street


When:  12/15/18 at 7:30 PM

What:  Music from the 1500’s to Present Day

Price:  $10.00 – $20.00



Listen to music from the 1500’s through the present day sung by a 23-member a capella ensemble.  Hear works by Palestrina, Soriano, Gabrieli, Rheinburger, and Carlotta Ferrarri as well as present day compositions by Patricia Van Ness, Tom Mueller, and the group’s conductor:  Harold Stover.


Community Concert:  Portland Piano Trio


Where:  Mechanics’ Hall

519 Congress Street


When:  12/16/18 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

What:  Concert with Piano, Violin, and Cello

Price:  Free, donations accepted


Join Portland Piano Trio playing works by Clara Shumann, Beethoven, and Bangor Symphony Conductor, Luis Richman.

Musicians:  Annie Antonacos, piano

Tracey Jaas-Hardel, violin

Allison Eldredge, cello


This concert benefits which provides free classical music lessons to Portland Public School students.



Seanachie Nights:  Winter Solstice


Where:  Bull Feeney’s Irish Pub/Restaurant

375 Fore Street


When:  12/17/18 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

What:  Spoken Word, Musical Performance

Price:  Free, $9.00 donation, suggested


Seanachie Nights is a monthly series of spoken word/musical performances from Celtic and British Culture.  Presenting balladeer Peg Aloi performing music from Scotland, England, and Ireland and her own poems.  Celebrate the winter solstice and also hear regulars Janet Lynch on fiddle and Lynne Cullen on concertina.


Portland Pottery:  Annual Holiday Show & Sale 2018


Where:  Portland Pottery

118 Washington Avenue


When:  12/14/18 from 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM; 12/15/18 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM; and 12/16/18 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

What:  Holiday Show and Sale

Price:  Free



Buy a hand-made gift for your celebration at Portland Pottery.  See a wonderful selection of clay, metal, and craft creations from over 100 local artists.  You will find pottery, jewelry, fiber art, soap, mittens, and more!




Holiday Party:  Institute for Family-Owned Business Presents:  Let’s Mingle and Jingle!


Where:  The Woodfords Club

39 Woods Road


When:  12/12/18 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

What:   Holiday Party

Price:    Free for Members; $25.00 for Future Members



Ring out the 2018 IFOB year with an amazing community of family businesses coming together for Holiday Fun!  Hors d’oeuvres, beverages, cash bar.  Holiday Sing-A-Longs and carols.



6th Annual Scandinavian Northern Lights Christmas Charity Event


Where:  Portland Ocean Gateway

14 Ocean Gateway Pier


When:  12/14/18 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

What:  Charity Event

Price:  $150.00 Individual ticket; $100 Raffle



100% of all proceeds from this event benefits a local charity. The events decorations, music, and art, as well as the food will all have a Scandinavian influence.  Food prepared by Portland Hunt & Alpine Club.  This year’s recipient is ‘The Telling Room’.

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 A Christmas Carol


Where:  Portland Stage Company

25A Forest Avenue


When:  12/13/18 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM; 12/15/18 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM; 12/16/18 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM or 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

What:  Classic Holiday Story

Price:  $40.00 – $50.00


Celebrate the holidays with this timeless tale that embodies the season, love, family, and the spirit of goodwill.  Charming costumes set the stage with delightful music and a few ghostly apparitions.

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Holiday Lantern Tours at the Portland Observatory


Where: The Portland Observatory

138 Congress Street


When:  12/13/18, 12/14/18, 12/15/18 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

What:  Lantern light Tour to the Top of the Observatory

Price:  $10—tours limited to 12



Greater Portland Landmarks invites you to take a lantern-light guided tour to the top of the Observatory and enjoy 3 Portland-related holiday stories along the way.

*Approximately 25 minutes

*Advance Tickets Required

*Dress Warmly—no heat

*7:30 tour is available for walk-ins only, or cancellations.