Here Are The Top 13 Christmas Towns In Maine. They’re Magical.

Once Thanksgiving is behind us, it’s time to shift into holiday mode. In fact, starting the day after Halloween, many of us have just one thing on the brain: the holidays! (Guilty.) Many towns begin installing the telltale snowflakes on street lamps as early as October, but it’s not until the festive lights are up and the trees are sparkling that we know it’s time to light that yule log. Here are our picks for the best Christmas towns in Maine if you really want to feel the Christmas spirit this year.

Disclaimer: This list was a hard one! We wish every lovely town in Maine could have been included, but with all the decorating, baking and wrapping to be done, you just don’t have time to read a list that long!

We know we’re not alone in thinking that Maine is the best state in the country for cozy fires, winter vibes, and holiday cheer. Where have your best Maine Christmases taken place? And, what will you be doing to prepare for the holiday season this year?

These Christmas towns in Maine shine all year round; in fact, many of the above locales are featured in this roundup of some of the state’s most charming downtowns!

Address: Portland, Maine, USA
Address: Gardiner, ME, USA
Address: Bath, ME 04530, USA
Address: Camden, ME, USA
Address: Bar Harbor, ME, USA
Address: Freeport, ME 04032, USA
Address: Bangor, ME 04401, USA
Address: Owls Head, ME, USA
Address: Kennebunkport, ME 04046, USA
Address: Presque Isle, ME, USA
Address: Cape Neddick, York, ME, USA
Address: Waterville, ME, USA
Address: Rangeley, ME, USA
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Christmas towns in Maine

November 28, 2021

What are some fun things to do during Christmas in Maine?

During the wintertime, Maine looks like something straight out of a snow globe, and you’ll be delighted by the festive events and happenings all around the Pine Tree State! From epic Christmas towns, like those listed above, to dazzling Christmas light displays and even Christmas train rides, the holiday spirit is alive and well here in Maine.

What are the best holiday lights displays in Maine?

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. Among those on the list you’ll definitely want to visit is the Monument Square Tree Lighting in Portland. The unofficial start of the holidays here in Maine, folks flock to Portland each year to visit with Santa Claus, enjoy live music and free horse and wagon rides through town, and a truly wondrous holiday lights display. And, of course, the L.L. Bean Northern Lights Celebration in Freeport is about as quintessentially Maine as it gets, with the state’s iconic store decked to the nines in twinkling lights and displays.

What are some charming towns in Maine that I should visit?

The Christmas towns outlined above all make for amazing road trip adventures any time of the year. In fact, you’d be missing out on some truly amazing small-town festivals, seasonal restaurants, and historic sites if you *didn’t* make a point of visiting Maine’s charming small towns during the non-holiday season! Because while every state has winsome small towns, the ones in Maine just feel better. The community vibe here is strong and seeing independent businesses thrive reminds us just how important it is to visit these places. The next time you have time to explore, consider sticking close to home and visiting these small towns in Maine.

Address: Portland, Maine, USA
Address: Gardiner, ME, USA
Address: Bath, ME 04530, USA
Address: Camden, ME, USA
Address: Bar Harbor, ME, USA
Address: Freeport, ME 04032, USA
Address: Bangor, ME 04401, USA
Address: Owls Head, ME, USA
Address: Kennebunkport, ME 04046, USA
Address: Presque Isle, ME, USA
Address: Cape Neddick, York, ME, USA
Address: Waterville, ME, USA
Address: Rangeley, ME, USA