Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Maine Minutiae: Christmas at The Big O

The Big O
I'm sure it comes as no surprise to you that Christmas by the Sea is a popular theme in Maine during the Yuletide season. After all, the state does have thousands of miles of shoreline. Sitting on one stretch of those thousands of miles of shoreline is the town of Ogunquit, which just happens to have one of those Christmas by the Sea celebrations.

This weekend is the second weekend of the 2010 Christmas by the Sea in Ogunquit, with lots of fun stuff to do. On Friday, the Ogunquit Womans Clubwill be selling antiques and collectibles for a charity fundraiser at Ogunquit Baptist Church from 1-5 pm. Beginning at 5pm, carolers will spreading Christmas cheer at various businesses around town. You can check out their schedule right here. Following a Christmas Minstrel Concert at the Baptist Church, from 7-8pm, will be the always cool lighting of the community Christmas Tree at 8:15 at Veterans Park and at 8:30 a bonfire at Main Beach.

Saturday brings more fun stuff to do starting at 10:00am with hayrides which go on until 4:00pm. Also on Saturday morning, the Main(e) Man, Santa himself will arrive by fire engine at the Fire Station, where he will be welcoming all the boys and girls from the area, taking their Christmas orders and posing with the kids for Christmas photos provided by Ogunquit Camera Shop and passing out treats from Harbor Candy Shop! There are many more Christmas by the Sea festivities throughout the day on Saturday, ranging from more caroling to tree lighting to ornament making for the youngsters. For the full slate of events see this schedule , which incidentally run into Sunday.

The fun's all there for the Ogunquit Christmas by the Sea celebration, all that's missing is you!

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