Holiday, Winter & Christmas Markets in Maine: Opening Dates for 2023!

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Wondering when holiday, winter & Christmas markets will be open this year in Maine? We’ve done all the research so you don’t have to!

In this post, we’ll be sharing a list of the most popular Christmas & holiday markets in Maine, along with the opening dates that we know of so far.

We know it isn’t easy to find all this information in one place, so we’ve spent hours assembling all the dates and official websites of various markets to make your trip planning infinitely easier.

We hope you find this list helpful!

Maine Christmas Markets 2023 Opening Dates

In the table below, we’ll be summarizing the known opening dates for some of Maine’s biggest and best-known Christmas markets and fairs this year.

While we try our best to ensure the information is up-to-date and accurate, we recommend double checking with official sources (like the websites below) before making any plans. Dates and details can change quickly these days, so it’s always better safe than sorry!

NOTE: We’ve put a lot of time and effort into assembling the information below, so if you are quoting/referencing these details in your own articles and websites, we would greatly appreciate a link back to this page. Thank you for your understanding!

LocationChristmas Market Name2023 DatesMore Info
Auburn, MESaint Dominic Academy Holiday Festival
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Augusta, MELast Minute Arts & Craft FairDec 16 - 17More Info
Bath, MEBath's Spirit of Christmas FairDec 3More Info
Bethel, MEBethel Country ChristmasMore Info
Boothbay Harbor, MEBoothbay LightsMore Info
Camden, MEChristmas by the SeaMore Info
Freeport, MEFreeport Sparkle WeekendDec 1 - 10More Info
Kennebunkport, MEKennebunkport Christmas PreludeNov 30 - Dec 10More Info
Millinocket, MEKatahdin Festival of Trees
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Ogunquit, MEChristmas by the SeaMore Info
Portland, MEChristmas Arts & Craft FairDec 2 - 3More Info
Portland, MEMaine Made Holiday Arts & Crafts ShowMore Info
Presque Isle, MEHoliday Light ParadeMore Info
Rangeley, MEMountain Holly DaysMore Info
Rockland, MERockland Festival of Lights Craft ShowMore Info
Sabattus, MEOur Lady of the Rosary Church Christmas Craft FairMore Info
Sanford, MESCA Christmas Craft & Vendor Fair
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Searsmont, MEChristmas Craft Fair to Benefit Operation Christmas ChildMore Info
Standish, MEOld Red Church Holiday Craft FairNov 24 - 25More Info
Waterville, MEKringlevilleMore Info
Wells, MELeague of Maine Craft Show
Nov 4 - 5More Info
Wells, MEWells Christmas ParadeDec 10More Info
York, MEFestival of Lights ParadeMore Info

Help us improve this list of Christmas market opening dates in Maine!

Know of any other Christmas markets we should add to our list? Let us know in the comments with a link to an official source if possible so we can ensure we get accurate dates.

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