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!
|Location||Christmas Market Name||2023 Dates||More Info|
|Auburn, ME||Saint Dominic Academy Holiday Festival||More Info|
|Augusta, ME||Last Minute Arts & Craft Fair||Dec 16 - 17||More Info|
|Bath, ME||Bath's Spirit of Christmas Fair||Dec 3||More Info|
|Bethel, ME||Bethel Country Christmas||More Info|
|Boothbay Harbor, ME||Boothbay Lights||More Info|
|Camden, ME||Christmas by the Sea||More Info|
|Freeport, ME||Freeport Sparkle Weekend||Dec 1 - 10||More Info|
|Kennebunkport, ME||Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude||Nov 30 - Dec 10||More Info|
|Millinocket, ME||Katahdin Festival of Trees||More Info|
|Ogunquit, ME||Christmas by the Sea||More Info|
|Portland, ME||Christmas Arts & Craft Fair||Dec 2 - 3||More Info|
|Portland, ME||Maine Made Holiday Arts & Crafts Show||More Info|
|Presque Isle, ME||Holiday Light Parade||More Info|
|Rangeley, ME||Mountain Holly Days||More Info|
|Rockland, ME||Rockland Festival of Lights Craft Show||More Info|
|Sabattus, ME||Our Lady of the Rosary Church Christmas Craft Fair||More Info|
|Sanford, ME||SCA Christmas Craft & Vendor Fair||More Info|
|Searsmont, ME||Christmas Craft Fair to Benefit Operation Christmas Child||More Info|
|Standish, ME||Old Red Church Holiday Craft Fair||Nov 24 - 25||More Info|
|Waterville, ME||Kringleville||More Info|
|Wells, ME||League of Maine Craft Show||Nov 4 - 5||More Info|
|Wells, ME||Wells Christmas Parade||Dec 10||More Info|
|York, ME||Festival of Lights Parade||More Info|
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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.