Calendar of Events

Saturday, december 2 

Festivities begin on Wiscasset Common with a visit from Santa, carols, and tree lighting!  All invited!

Festivities begin on Wiscasset Common with a visit from Santa, carols, and tree lighting!  All invited!

 

Christmas Tree Lighting on Wiscasset Common

Join the Wiscasset Community for Christmas carols and a visit from Santa on the historic Wiscasset Common at the southern end of the Village. As the darkness descends, celebrate the lighting of the town Christmas tree with song, hot cocoa, and good cheer. Festivities begin around 4:30pm.


Thursday, december 7 

DeborahElizabeth's is one of many unique shops featuring the perfect gift for holiday giving! 78 Main St.

DeborahElizabeth's is one of many unique shops featuring the perfect gift for holiday giving! 78 Main St.

At this time of year, BIRCH on Main St. specializes in all things seasonal!

At this time of year, BIRCH on Main St. specializes in all things seasonal!

Find Fahrenheit 225 BBQ on Middle St.

Find Fahrenheit 225 BBQ on Middle St.

 

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

  • FIREWORKS at 6pm
  • Santa visits 5-7pm
  • Music from Downeast Brass
  • Hot Chocolate and seasonal treats in the Chamber's Info. booth on the pier

 

Downeast Brass, 4 to 7pm, throughout the Village and on the pier

Enjoy the joyful and mighty sound when these five musicians, from southern and central Maine, all experienced musicians and music educators, play holiday favorites, and everything else from classical to Dixieland. Look for them on sidewalks and in shops, before and after fireworks!  

Holiday marketplace shopping! 10am to 6pm and later.

Enjoy browsing through the stunning collection of specialty shops in Wiscasset Village.  Knowledgable owners on site can help you select just the right gifts for loved ones. 

Fahrenheit 225 BBQ on water St.

Fahrenheit 225 BBQ cooks long and slow - ribs, pork butt, chicken, and sausage - over real Maine wood coals. Enjoy a side of their own beans and corn bread. Across the street from Red's Eats.

 


friday, december 8

Beelicious offers everything honey, honey! 60 Main St.

Beelicious offers everything honey, honey! 60 Main St.

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.

Maine Craft Emporium offers cozy and chic at the Maine-made Crafts pop-up, 10am-4pm

Maine Craft Emporium offers cozy and chic at the Maine-made Crafts pop-up, 10am-4pm

Asian Accents' small purses make great gifts. Find them at Wearable Art Studio, 49 Water St.

Asian Accents' small purses make great gifts. Find them at Wearable Art Studio, 49 Water St.

Birdhouses, YES! For the hobby ornithologist on your list! Farm & Garden POP-UP, Nickels Sortwell barn, Fri.-Sun., 10am to 4pm.

Birdhouses, YES! For the hobby ornithologist on your list! Farm & Garden POP-UP, Nickels Sortwell barn, Fri.-Sun., 10am to 4pm.

The historic Nickels-Sortwell House will be decorated for tours, Fri.-Sun., noon-3pm.

The historic Nickels-Sortwell House will be decorated for tours, Fri.-Sun., noon-3pm.

Treats' wine tasting helps you choose the best wine for celebrating and gifts! 80 Main St.

Treats' wine tasting helps you choose the best wine for celebrating and gifts! 80 Main St.

 

Holidy marketplace shopping! 10am to 6pm and later with one-day sales. 

Visit the selection of specialty shops and galleries in Wiscasset Village.  Look for Marketfest special discounts at these stores:

  • Beelicious, 20% off with a $50 purchase and complimentary hot chocolate. 60 Main St.  
  • Moulinette, 15% off purchases of $25 and up, 25% off purchases of $50 and up, 60 Main St.  
  • Rock Paper Scissors, get a surprise discount at the checkout when you draw from Santa's hat: 10% to 30% off. 68 Main St.
  • BIRCH, 20% off purchases of $50 or more; warm cider and cookies for shoppers. 72 Main St.  
  • DebraElizabeths, everything on sale, 20% to 40% off.  78 Main St.

 

 Specialty pop-ups open for busines, 10am - 4pm

Maine-made Crafts, Fellowship Hall in the First Congregational Church, 28 High St., with parking on High St. and in the rear lot. Snack and lunch selections on site: freshly baked goods (baking while you shop!), chili, and sandwiches.

Wearable Art Studio, 49 Water St. (next to Red's Eats), chic, unique, and made just for you!  A fine collection of adornments for the body: Asian Accents' hand-made jackets and purses; Claudia Sortwell jewelry, ESP Collection's outerwear made with exotic textiles; High Street Designs' jewelry collection.

Farm and Garden Gifts in the Nickels-Sortwell Barn on Federal St.  This earthy collection of vendors includes Carriage House Gardens' gifts for the gardeners on your list; Mindful Gardens' everlasting wreaths and bouquets, kissing balls and balsam wreaths; the Morris Farm Store's curated selection of local farm-to-table & body wares, and fresh produce; and Kahren's Kitchen's gingerbread houses and cookies, and other custom confections both decorative and edible! 

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

The Nickels-Sortwell House, owned and managed by Historic New England, will be decorated with gorgeous greens for inspiration and splendor.  Take a guided tour:  $5 members and Wiscasset residents; $10 others. 121 Main St.

 

Treats Wine Tasting, 4-6:30pm

Stop in to Treats during your holiday shopping spree and enjoy tasting a carefully curated selection of fine wines.  Take home a discounted case for holiday entertaining or find something very special to tuck under the tree! 80 Main St.

Fahrenheit 225 BBQ on water St.

Fahrenheit 225 BBQ cooks long and slow - ribs, pork butt, chicken, and sausage - over real Maine wood coals. Enjoy a side of their own beans and corn bread. Across the street from Red's Eats.


saturday, December 9

Pancakes and Santa - all in one place! 

Pancakes and Santa - all in one place! 

Fritz-the-Reindeer-Dog will be at the library's shopping event just for kids on Saturday, 9am - 2pm.

Fritz-the-Reindeer-Dog will be at the library's shopping event just for kids on Saturday, 9am - 2pm.

The Woodfield Farm horse-drawn wagon will shuttle you from place to place, 11am-3pm.

The Woodfield Farm horse-drawn wagon will shuttle you from place to place, 11am-3pm.

The Nickels-Sortwell barn is the home for Farm & Garden Gifts POP-UP, Fri. through Sun., 10am to 4pm. On Saturday, Sarah's Cafe sets up a Tidbit Station with mini-grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup shots! Federal St.

The Nickels-Sortwell barn is the home for Farm & Garden Gifts POP-UP, Fri. through Sun., 10am to 4pm. On Saturday, Sarah's Cafe sets up a Tidbit Station with mini-grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup shots! Federal St.

 

Breakfast with Santa at the Recreation Center, 8-10am

Celebrating the Rec. Center's 15th annual Breakfast with Santa! Come join us for a delicious pancake breakfast with choices of coffee, milk, orange or apple juice. Bring your camera to capture the moment. Our special guest arrives at 8:30am!  Cost: 12+, $7; ages 4-11, $3; age 3 and under, free. Wiscasset Community Center, 242 Gardiner Rd., Wiscasset 04578.  info@wiscassetrec.com www.wiscassetrec.com or 207-882-8230 for reservations.

 

Santa's Workshop at the Library

Friends of the Library will help children shop - without their parents - for special friends and family! From 9am to 2pm, the Wiscasset Library will transform into a kids' version of Holiday Marketfest with affordable gifts for children to purchase. Gracious elves, disguised as grown-ups, will guide the children in their selections and take care of on-site wrapping. Fritz-the-Reindeer-Dog makes an encore appearance! 21 High St.

 

specialty pop-up shops, 10am - 4pm: 

  • Maine-made crafts, first CONGREGATIONAL church, 28 High St. (on street or parking in rear) Snack and lunch selections on site.
  • Wearable Art Studio, 49 Water St. (next to Red's Eats)
  • Farm & Garden Gifts in the Nickels-Sortwell Barn on federal St.

Shop for specialty gifts at the Holiday Marketfest pop-ups: hand-made, unique, individually sourced just for you! 

 

Take the shuttle!  

Ride the Woodfield Farm horse-drawn wagon, making stops at all the pop-up shops, Nickels-Sortwell House, and Village, 11am - 3pm. FREE but donations accepted.

 

Sarah's Cafe Tidbit Station at Farm & Garden Pop-up in the Nickels-Sortwell Barn on Federal St., noon-3pm

Wiscasset's much beloved family restaurant will be serving up tasty tidbits to take away the chill: mini-grilled cheese sandwiches and squash soup shots!

 

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

The Nickels-Sortwell House, owned and managed by Historic New England, will be decorated with gorgeous greens for inspiration and splendor.  Take a guided tour:  $5 Wiscasset residents; $10 others. 121 Main St.

 


 

POSTPONED BECAUSE OF SNOW:  holiday brunch at sarah's cafe

Sarah's Cafe did invite you to a sumptuous holiday brunch overlooking the Sheepscot River with cranberry vanilla mimosas or spiked hot wassail, gooey cinnamon rolls, eggnog french toast or crab cakes and eggs . . . and lots more!  45 Water St.  Watch for notices of a rescheduled holiday brunch!

 

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

The Nickels-Sortwell House, owned and managed by Historic New England, will be decorated with gorgeous greens for inspiration and splendor.  Take a guided tour:  $5 Wiscasset residents; $10 others.  121 Main St.

 

Farm and Garden pop-up in the Nickels-Sortwell Barn, 10am-4pm; Santa visits from noon-3pm!  

Take a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus then shop the collection of vendors: Carriage House Gardens' gifts for the gardeners on your list, Mindful Gardens' everlasting wreaths and bouquets, balsam wreaths and kissing balls; the Morris Farm Store's curated selection of local farm-to-table-and-body wares; and Kahren's Kitchen gingerbread houses and cookies, and other decorative & edible confections. Warm cider while you shop! Federal St.

sunday, december 10

Enjoy personalized shopping throughout Wiscasset Village during the holidays!