Disney on Ice: Worlds of Enchantment
Where: Cross Insurance Arena
1 Civic Center Sq.
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
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.’
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
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
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
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
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
575 Congress Street
When: 12/20/18 from 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM
What: Down Home Country Music and Dancing
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
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
Carols, live Creche, Choir, and the Portland Brass Quintet. Bring friends and Family—all are welcome.