Disney on Ice:  Worlds of Enchantment

Where:  Cross Insurance Arena

1 Civic Center Sq.

Portland, ME

When:  12/20/18 and 12/21/18 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM and 12/22/18 from 11:00 AM–1:00 PM; 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

What:  Disney Characters Ice Skating

Price:  $15.00



Watch your favorite Disney stories unfold on the ice through ‘Worlds of Enchantment.’  You’ll see your favorite Disney characters from ‘Cars’, ‘Toy Story 3’, ‘The Little Mermaid’, and ‘Frozen.’


Polar Express

Where:  Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co

58 Fore Street


When:  12/20/18—12/23/18 at 2:00 PM

What:  Classic Story read on a train with Santa

Price:  $24.00–$40.00



Experience a magical journey on ‘The Polar Express.’  Meet the Conductor, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, and listen to the reading of this favorite story.  Santa greets the children aboard the train and everyone sings carols on the way back to the station.  This is fun stuff!


Gingerbread Tea Party

Where:  Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine

142 Free Street


When:  12/22/18 from 10:30 AM—12:30 PM

What:  Baking and Eating Gingerbread

Price:  Free with Museum Admission


Have some holiday fun by baking and eating gingerbread.  Decorate a gingerbread man (or woman!) and help create a life-size cardboard gingerbread house.  Sip on some ginger tea and hear a story about ‘The Gingerbread Man.’






Solstice Lantern Walk at the Labyrinth in The Woods

Where:  Crystal Spring Farm-North

90 Maurice Dr


When:  12/21/18 from 4:00 PM—8:00 PM

What:  Guided Walk by Lantern in the Labyrinth

Price:  Free



Join the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust at the Labyrinth in The Woods on the Winter Solstice to enjoy the longest night of the year.  Drink cocoa and sing songs lit by lanterns on your guided walk of the Labyrinth.


Restoring Harmony at the Winter Solstice:  Deep Relaxation through Reiki and Sound

Where:  The Portland New Church

302 Stevens Avenue


When:  12/21/18 from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

What:  Meditation and Reiki

Price:  $40.00 in Advance, $45.00 at the door


Celebrate the return of the Light in a winter Solstice ritual followed by a healing sound meditation and Reiki.  Calm anxiety, release tension, touch the stillness at your center, and restore harmony to your whole body.

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 Season of Light

Where:  Southworth Planetarium

96 Falmouth Street


When:  12/20/18 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM; 12/21/18 from 7:00 PM—8:00 PM; 12/22/18 from 3:00 PM—4:00 PM

What:  Exploring the Astronomy of Seasonal Traditions

Price:  $5.00-$6.50



This annual holiday program explores the history and astronomy of the seasonal traditions.  Learn the origins of Santa Claus, Hannukkah, New Year’s, and Christmas.




The Victorian Nutcracker

Where:  Merrill Auditorium

20 Myrtle Street


When:  12/21/18 at 7:30 PM; 12/22/18 at 2:00 PM; and 12/23/18 at 2:00 PM

What:  Classic Christmas Ballet retold in Victorian Portland, Maine

Price:  $25.00–$75.00


A classic tale retold in Victorian Portland, Maine as imagined by Portland Ballet.  Over 80 children from the greater Portland community will join the company of dancers onstage.





Sing We Noel

Where:  Episcopal Church of St Mary

13 Foreside Street


When:  12/21/18 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM; 12/22/18 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

What:   Concert by Oratorio Chorale; carol sing-a-long

Price:    $5.00 for students; $20.00 all others



This is the 6th annual holiday concert by the Oratorio Chorale, directed by Emily Isaacson.  Listen to excerpts from Britten’s ‘Ceremony of Carols’ and other seasonal music.  Join with others to sing holiday carols.  Enjoy the reception afterwards with hot cocoa and cookies.



Hollis Hollow Holiday Bash

Where:  Empire

575 Congress Street


When:  12/20/18 from 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM

What:  Down Home Country Music and Dancing

Price:  $5.00–$7.00





Enjoy a night of Southern rock and country music and dance your boots off!  Their tunes will keep you moving all night and keep your boots stompin’.  Sing along to the tunes you know and hear some you don’t!




 Christmas Eve and Candlelight Services

Where:  Deering Center Community Light Service

4 Brentwood Street


When:  12/24/18 from 3:30 PM—4:30 PM

What:  Candlelight Service

Price:  Free



Celebrate the season with a candlelight service at 3:30. Enjoy refreshments and great conversation by the fire after the service.



Where:  State Street Church UCC

159 State Street


When:  7:00 PM—8:00 PM

What:  Candlelight Service

Price:  Free



Carols, live Creche, Choir, and the Portland Brass Quintet.  Bring friends and Family—all are welcome.