Calendar of Events for 2019 coming soon!


Santa makes a visit to the Creamery Pier on Friday evening from 5-7pm.

Santa makes a visit to the Creamery Pier on Friday evening from 5-7pm.

Friday, december 6, 2019

Light up Wiscasset on the creamery pier (Rte. 1 bridge)

  • FIREWORKS at 6pm

  • Santa visits 5-7pm

  • Holiday music, 5-6pm

  • Hot Chocolate and seasonal treats in the Chamber's Info. booth on the pier

Moulinette specializes in joyful things for everyone's Christmas stocking! 60 Main St.

Moulinette specializes in joyful things for everyone's Christmas stocking! 60 Main St.

Mindful Gardens’ beautiful pine cone wreaths at the Holiday Gift Shop in the Nickels Sortwell barn on Federal St., Fri. to Sun.

Mindful Gardens’ beautiful pine cone wreaths at the Holiday Gift Shop in the Nickels Sortwell barn on Federal St., Fri. to Sun.

Sheila Sawyer, Carl Larrabee Insurance Agency, took part in the Wreaths Around the Holidays exhibit in the Nickels-Sortwell barn in 2018.

Sheila Sawyer, Carl Larrabee Insurance Agency, took part in the Wreaths Around the Holidays exhibit in the Nickels-Sortwell barn in 2018.

Tamara Lily and Julie Nakadai from Burgess Technology Services in 2018.

Tamara Lily and Julie Nakadai from Burgess Technology Services in 2018.

The Nickels-Sortwell House was ready for guests during Wiscasset Holiday Marketfest in 2018! (Bob Bond photo)

The Nickels-Sortwell House was ready for guests during Wiscasset Holiday Marketfest in 2018! (Bob Bond photo)

Enjoy Holiday Tea in the Ledges, Friday, 11am to 3pm. On site parking.

Enjoy Holiday Tea in the Ledges, Friday, 11am to 3pm. On site parking.

The Gingerbread House Workshop is a happy time for families!

The Gingerbread House Workshop is a happy time for families!

SHOP-TILL-YOU-DROP, 10am to 6pm (and later), with one-day sales!

Enjoy browsing through the stunning collection of specialty shops in Wiscasset Village. Knowledgeable owners on site can help you select just the right gifts for everyone on your list. Look for the doorway candy canes and enjoy these FRIDAY-only sales and discounts. (details coming soon)

  • Moulinette, 60 Main St.

  • Rock Paper Scissors, 68 Main St.

  • BIRCH, 72 Main St.

  • DEBRAELIZABETH’S, 78 Main St.

  • PERCH PILATES, 102 Main St.

  • WATER LILY FLOWERS & GIFTS, 52 Water St.

  • CREAMED BAKING CO., 49 Water St., lower level

  • SARAH’S CAFE, 45 Water St.

holiday shop in the nickels-sortwell barn, 10am - 4pm

The Holiday Shop in the Nickels-Sortwell barn, on Federal St., is a curated collection of craft and artisan creations, holiday greens, and gifts for gardeners! Look for specialty items, one-of-a-kind creations, and the unexpected treasure for friends and family! Vendors represented include Carriage House Gardens, Mindful Gardens, and White Pine Home.

Wreaths around the holidays in the Nickels-Sortwell barn, 10am to 4pm

Wiscasset Area Chamber of Commerce businesses are invited to decorate a wreath for public display. Their challenge: over-the-top! Wreaths will be donated to local families in need of holiday cheer. Shoppers select the People’s Choice favorite! In 2018:

Nickels-Sortwell House in Holiday regalia, 11am to 3pm

The 1807 Nickels-Sortwell House, owned and managed by Historic New England, will be decorated with fresh greens for holiday inspiration by local floral designers. After touring, visitors are invited to stop into the historic home’s original kitchen for hot cider and freshly baked treats! $5 HNE members and Wiscasset residents; $10 others. 121 Main St.

holiday Tea in The Ledges, 11am to 3pm.

Give yourself a lovely treat this busy holiday season with a relaxing Holiday Tea in one of Wiscasset’s iconic buildings, The Ledges. Hot tea, cider, or hot chocolate served with a sampler of savory and sweet bites by volunteers from the Congregational Church. Enjoy live music by one of the region’s stellar performers. Fixed price of $10. On site parking. 211 Main St.

Water Street Kitchen happy hour, 4-6pm (details soon)

Gingerbread House Workshop for families, 6-7:30pm

Spend the evening at Wiscasset’s Rec. Center for family fun and a creative holiday tradition! Participating families will receive a pre-made gingerbread house to decorate, and the Rec. Center provides all of the decorations to make an edible masterpiece. Eat on-the-spot or take it home at the end of the evening! 242 Gardiner Rd., Wiscasset. (fee and contact info. soon)


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Look for unique and extra-special gifts in the Holiday Shop in the Nickels-Sortwell barn!

Look for unique and extra-special gifts in the Holiday Shop in the Nickels-Sortwell barn!

Enjoy a Holiday Tea in The Ledges, an 1845 Greek Revival, with on-site parking. Friday and Saturday, 11am to 3pm. (Graphic by Diana Piotrow)

Enjoy a Holiday Tea in The Ledges, an 1845 Greek Revival, with on-site parking. Friday and Saturday, 11am to 3pm. (Graphic by Diana Piotrow)

The Woodfield Farm horse-drawn wagon is a shuttle for shoppers on Saturday.

The Woodfield Farm horse-drawn wagon is a shuttle for shoppers on Saturday.

The Christmas season begins with the lighting of the tree on Wiscasset Town Common! Sat., Dec. 7, 4:30pm

The Christmas season begins with the lighting of the tree on Wiscasset Town Common! Sat., Dec. 7, 4:30pm

Shopping throughout the Village!

Shopping throughout the Village!

Advent Workshop at Congregational Church, Sunday, noon-2pm. Drop in!

Advent Workshop at Congregational Church, Sunday, noon-2pm. Drop in!

Tour the Nickels-Sortwell House in all its holiday splendor with a 1920 theme as interpreted by local floral designers!

Tour the Nickels-Sortwell House in all its holiday splendor with a 1920 theme as interpreted by local floral designers!

Holiday Shop in the Nichols-Sortwell House barn featuring greens and artisan-created specialty gifts!

Holiday Shop in the Nichols-Sortwell House barn featuring greens and artisan-created specialty gifts!

The People’s Choice wreath made by Greg Uthoff, BIRCH!

The People’s Choice wreath made by Greg Uthoff, BIRCH!

saturday, december 7, 2019

breakfast with santa at the recreation center

Details soon.



holiday shop in the nickels-sortwell barn, 10am - 4pm

The Holiday Shop in the Nickels-Sortwell barn, on Federal St., is a curated collection of craft and artisan creations, holiday greens, and gifts for gardeners! Look for specialty items, one-of-a-kind creations, and the unexpected treasure for friends and family! Vendors represented include Carriage House Gardens, Mindful Gardens, and White Pine Home.


Wreaths around the holidays in the Nickels-Sortwell barn, 10am to 4pm

Wiscasset Area Chamber of Commerce businesses are invited to decorate a wreath for public display. Their challenge: over-the-top! Shoppers select the People’s Choice favorite! And wreaths will be donated to local families in need of holiday cheer.


holiday Tea in The Ledges, 11am to 3pm

Give yourself a lovely treat this busy holiday season with a relaxing Holiday Tea in one of Wiscasset’s iconic buildings, The Ledges. Hot tea, cider, or hot chocolate served with a sampler of savory and sweet bites by volunteers from the Congregational Church. Enjoy live music by one of the region’s stellar performers. Fixed price of $10. On site parking. 211 Main St.

SANTA and Fritz-the-Reindeer-Dog visit the ledges, 11am to 3pm

Visit with Santa and spend some time with Fritz-the-Reindeer-Dog at The Ledges, 11am to 3pm. Bring your camera! 211 Main St



Take the shuttle!  11am to 3pm

Shoppers are invited to ride the Woodfield Farm horse-drawn wagon, making stops at the Nickels-Sortwell House and barn, The Ledges, and Village locations, on Saturday from 11am to 3pm, compliments of the Wiscasset Area Chamber of Commerce. This is the loveliest way to see the Village!



Nickels-Sortwell House in Holiday regalia, noon - 3pm

Guides will be on hand during self-guided tours of the 1807 Nickels-Sortwell House, decorated for Christmas. Offering hot cider and baked goods in the original kitchen. 121 Main St.



Christmas Tree Lighting on Wiscasset Common, 4:30pm

The Wiscasset Community gathers together for Christmas carols and a visit from Santa on the historic Wiscasset Common. As the darkness descends, many voices sing to celebrate the season and the lighting of the town Christmas tree. Followed with hot cocoa and lots of neighborly good cheer.



sunday, december 8, 2019

Christmas Around the World Through Music, 10am

Join the voices of Wiscasset’s First Congregational Church choir in a medley of seasonal music to start the holy celebration ahead! All welcome! 28 High St.

Holiday Marketfest Shopping, 11am to 4pm

Enjoy your holiday shopping in Wiscasset’s exceptional collection of shops and galleries featuring women’s chic wear, accessories, and personal care; home furnishings; vintage and antiques; fine art and craft.

Advent Craft Workshop at the Congregational Church, noon-2pm

Friends and visitors are welcomed to come together for hands-on seasonal fun at the Advent Workshop! Make Christmas cards, gingerbread houses, tree ornaments, table decorations, holiday hors d’oeuvres, and decorate cookies. Participants can take tasty holiday treats home or eat them on site! Dr. Jeff Grosser plays Christmas carols during the workshop. This event is free to the public so just drop in and enjoy!  28 High St. 


Nickels-Sortwell House in holiday regalia, noon-3pm

The 1807 Nickels-Sortwell House, owned and managed by Historic New England, will be decorated with gorgeous greens for inspiration and splendor. Guides available to answer questions - and tell stories - on this self-guided tour. The original kitchen is the venue for hot cider and freshly baked goods. 121 Main St.

 

holiday shop in the Nickels-sortwell barn, noon to 3pm

The Holiday Shop in the Nickels-Sortwell barn, on Federal St., is a curated collection of craft and artisan creations, holiday greens, and gifts for gardeners! Look for specialty items, one-of-a-kind creations, and the unexpected treasure for friends and family! Vendors represented include Carriage House Gardens, Mindful Gardens, and White Pine Home.


wreaths around the holidays, noon to 3pm

Take a last look at Wreaths Around the Holidays in the Nickels-Sortwell barn, just behind the house. Vote for your favorite. In 2018, the People’s Choice winner was BIRCH Home Furnishings and Gifts, but all the entries were stupendous!

Snow Ball at the ledges, 7-10pm

Wear your finest party apparel to this joyous evening of holiday fun! Dancing to the band Salty Dog, tasty appetizers, and a cash bar for wetting the whistle contribute to a full and jolly winter evening. Festivities are at The Ledges, 211 Main St. Ticket info. soon.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

and a Happy New Year!

Enjoy personalized shopping throughout Wiscasset Village during the holidays!