The Christmas Lights Road Trip Through Maine That’s Nothing Short Of Magical

The Maine coast is a wonder any time of year, but there’s something about Christmastime that makes it truly magical. 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 season’s most festive and brilliant holiday displays.

Follow this link for the road trip directions. The total drive time is a little over four hours one way, so you’ll want to factor in time to get back home. Or plan an overnight stay anywhere along the way – you can’t go wrong with any of these beautiful little towns!


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Our little jaunt up the coast only scratches the surface of what Maine has to offer in terms of Christmas cheer. Check out our other list here to see some more of the best, brightest, holliest and jolliest displays in the state!