11 Christmas Light Displays In Maine That Are Pure Magic

Here at Only In Maine, we have an unabashed love for the holidays. And so does the rest of the state, as evidenced by the sheer number of amazing Christmas lights displays in Maine! From charming small towns to big cities, beloved attractions and festivals to seasonal events, there’s no shortage of holiday spirit here in the Pine Tree State. The following are 11 of the best Christmas lights displays in Maine that are sure to make your season very merry and bright.

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What Christmas lights in Maine are you most excited for this year? Did your favorite event make the list? If not, give it a shout out by nominating the event, festival, or town to be included in an upcoming feature on Only In Maine!

And if this dazzling Christmas lights tour de force in Maine has you in the spirit to celebrate, why not plan a trip to one of these 13 wonderful Christmas towns in Maine?!

Address: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Botanical Gardens Drive, Boothbay, ME, USA
Address: Waterboro, ME, USA
Address: Nubble Lighthouse, Sohier Park Rd, York, ME 03909, USA
Address: Wilton, ME, USA
Address: Old Port, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Address: Gardiner, ME, USA
Address: 95 Main St, Freeport, ME 04032, USA
Address: 213 Canterbury Rd, Wells, ME 04090, USA
Address: Monument Square, Monument Sq, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Address: Limington, ME, USA
Address: Portland Harbor, South Portland, ME 04101, USA
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Christmas lights in Maine

November 02, 2021

Where can I find the best Christmas lights in Maine?

We simply adore all of the above Christmas lights displays in Maine, and refuse to play favorites! So instead, we’ll direct you to this amazing Christmas lights road trip through Maine. With millions of fairy lights burning bright to show you the way, our cheery coastal road trip takes you up iconic Route 1, through picturesque small towns, quaint Main Streets, and into some of the very best Christmas lights in Maine. Get ready for a big, ole’ dose of holiday cheer!

What are some fun things to do around the holidays in Maine?

We love exploring some of the state’s best Main Streets each winter, as many go all-out with holiday cheer! Christmas train rides are also super fun; what’s better than bundling up, grabbing a hot cocoa, and snuggling in with your family while admiring the beautiful Pine Tree State aboard an old-fashioned train?! Maine is downright magical during the holiday season — and the rest of the year, too! Plan a year of seasonal fun in Maine with this epic guide: The Ultimate Guide To Seasonal Activities In Maine: Pumpkin Patches, Christmas Lights, Water Parks, And More. What new traditions will you add?

Are there any Christmas towns in Maine?

Christmas lights are great and all, but what about going bigger — like an entire Christmas town! Did you know that some of Maine’s little towns have the most charming, enchanting Main Streets during the holidays? These 10 towns go all out, dressing up their storefronts, trees and fixtures with lights, decorations, and holiday cheer. One of our absolute favorite Christmas towns to visit in Maine is Kennebunkport, which is decked to the nines come the holiday season. At Christmastime, this place becomes a real winter wonderland town in Maine. The entire town dresses up in twinkle lights; fragrant, green wreaths adorn doors and shop windows; festive trees in the town square are decorated with lights and lobsters… it’s positively perfect! Intrigued? We wax poetic on the beauty of Kennebunkport in this article.

Address: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Botanical Gardens Drive, Boothbay, ME, USA
Address: Waterboro, ME, USA
Address: Nubble Lighthouse, Sohier Park Rd, York, ME 03909, USA
Address: Wilton, ME, USA
Address: Old Port, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Address: Gardiner, ME, USA
Address: 95 Main St, Freeport, ME 04032, USA
Address: 213 Canterbury Rd, Wells, ME 04090, USA
Address: Monument Square, Monument Sq, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Address: Limington, ME, USA
Address: Portland Harbor, South Portland, ME 04101, USA