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Get a Jump Start on Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport

With temperatures (and leaves) falling by the day, now is the time to start thinking about Christmastime in Kennebunkport! This year marks the 35th anniversary of Christmas Prelude, and as always, Kennebunkport's holiday festival will be brimming with cheer. During the first two weekends in December, residents and visitors will mingle at tree lightings, caroling, open houses, craft fairs, public luncheons and suppers, and everyone's favorite — Santa's arrival via lobster boat.  Most of the events are inspired simply by the season and are offered for free or for a donation to a local charity. Set in this picturesque seaside village, Prelude is truly a Rockwellian holiday festival.

Our Kennebunkport inn is located just a short walk to many annual Prelude events:

  • Candlelit caroling at the Franciscan Monastery
  • Firehouse lobster bake at the Washington Hose Fire Station
  • The Dock Square Christmas tree, decorated with lobster pots and topped with a red wooden lobster
  • Tour of the 1853 Nott House, elegantly decked to the nines
  • Historic trolley rides on an electric streetcar through the Maine woods
  • Fireworks over the cove, right in the center of Kennebunkport

At Captain Fairfield, we want our guests to have a Prelude weekend that is as full and festive as possible.  So whether you're lounging at Goose Rocks Beach or strolling through Dock Square, consider getting a jump start the holiday season by booking your room for Prelude today!