Christmas Prelude

Christmas Prelude Lights Up Kennebunkport

It’s hard to believe that the closing weekend of Christmas is already upon us, but tonight’s tree lighting and fireworks display started the festivities off with a bang – literally! Now in its 33rd year, Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude has grown to span a whole 12 days. 12 days of Christmas festivities?  Yes, please! Today’s activities included the lighting of the Dock Square Christmas tree, accompanied with musical performances, art and shopping opportunities, and winter trolley rides.  And after the lighting, crowds of… Read More

Christmas Prelude Is Here!

The holiday season comes alive each year with Kennebunkport, Maine‘s Christmas Prelude, and the town is now aglow with millions of glittering lights. The Dock Square tree is lit with its signature lobster topper, and the lobster trap tree in Cape Porpoise is looking especially beautiful.  Christmas garlands line the downtown area and historic district, and historic homes (including our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast) are sparkling with their own Christmas lights. Today dawned with a multitude of craft fairs, shopping extravaganzas, art shows, and… Read More

Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude is Almost Here!

It’s hard to believe that Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude is just days away now, but with the Thanksgiving turkeys put away and the leftovers nearly polished off, Prelude really is just around the corner!  After a sizable snow shower on Wednesday and Thursday, and a Black Friday dusting, the Dock Square Christmas tree is looking especially festive, and is just begging for Friday’s tree lighting. Bouys decorate the Dock Square tree for Christmas Prelude Now in its 32nd year, Christmas Prelude has earned Kennebunkport… Read More

Winter Wonderland Comes to Kennebunkport Maine

After a lifetime of living in New England, I’ve come to entirely distrust the weather forecasts, but much to my chagrin, the meteorologists were spot on this past weekend, with their snowy forecast for Kennebunkport Maine.  And truthfully, we’d all been wishing for a little of the flaky stuff to really make it feel like the holiday season.  None arrived for Thanksgiving, and the ground remained bare for the first weekend of Christmas Prelude.  The second weekend of Prelude arrived with not… Read More

Christmas Prelude 2013 is Underway in Kennebunkport Maine!

Kennebunkport Maine is alive with Christmas Prelude festivities, and tonight is no exception! Now that the tree is lit with its signature lobster topper, town looks particularly beautiful.  That said, this time of year is always especially cheerful, with Christmas garlands lining the downtown area and historic district, and historic homes (including our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast) are sparkling with their Christmas lights. Today’s activities featured a multitude of craft fairs, shopping extravaganzas, art shows, and musical events.  But for the eighth straight year,… Read More

Bargain Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast Getaway

Our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast is excited to debut a very special getaway offer during the upcoming holiday season.  And since we know that this time of year can bring lots of stress and family or social obligations, everyone deserves a chance for a bit of rest and relaxation.  So to make the a rejuvenating getaway possible, you can visit the Maine Stay Inn any Sunday through Thursday nights (Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve not included) for two nights in a room… Read More

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Holiday Shopping in Kennebunkport Maine

Kennebunkport Maine is often known for its assortment of fine shops, and that means that it’s a prime location to get some holiday shopping done!  All of us at the Maine Stay Inn are feel so lucky to have such a great spot for retail therapy just steps away.  And unlike many vacation destinations, Dock Square is not overrun with T-shirt shops and souvenir stands.  Instead, you’ll find incredible art galleries, chic boutiques, and fine crafts with products from many local craftsmen.… Read More

Christmas Prelude 2013 is Coming to Kennebunkport!

It’s hard to believe, but Christmas Prelude 2013 is well on its way to Kennebunkport!  In fact, it’s less than 30 days away now!  And even though Christmas decorations showed up in the stores promptly on November 1, I can’t quite wrap my head around it being “the Holidays” while there are still leaves on some of the trees.  But the weather is getting much cooler, and the air is getting that crisp, late fall feeling, which means… winter’s not far behind!  So… Read More

Christmas Prelude One of World’s Best Christmas Festivals

Now, all of us in Kennebunkport have known for ages that Christmas Prelude is incredible, but just yesterday, AOL SKYE released their list of the Best Christmas Festivals in the World- and guess who was on the list?!!?  You guessed it!  Although I suppose that the title gave that away, but how cool is that?  It’s kind of hard to believe how any Christmas celebration could top ours, but when you see that historic cities like London and Nuremberg hold several of… Read More

Holiday Shopping in Kennebunkport Maine

The fall seems to have flown by and the holiday season is fully upon us, but fortunately for visitors to and residents of Kennebunkport Maine, you can conquer your entire shopping list in and around town!  Most people know of the incredible art galleries sprinkled throughout this quaint little village – which is great for the serious art lovers in your family – but the charming shops and boutiques are also ideal for finding unique gifts for the whole family.  And at… Read More

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