Calendar of Events

Saturday, december 2 

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 4pm.


Thursday, december 7 

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

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

Light up Wiscasset

  • Santa on the Creamery Pier (next to Rte. 1 bridge) from 4:30 to 6:30pm - bring your camera or get a polaroid to take home
  • FIREWORKS at 6pm
  • Food Trucks
  • Carolers

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. Look for holiday specials throughout the Village.

 

open me! 

Hot January begins at Sarah's Cafe, 45 Water St. Diners receive a sealed envelope with a surprise inside. Open after January 1 and receive a coupon for something free in the New Year: soup or T or lobster roll or total check! 

 


friday, december 8

Treats Wine Tasting, 4-6:30pm, 80 Main St.  Always delicious!

Treats Wine Tasting, 4-6:30pm, 80 Main St.  Always delicious!

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

Visit the stunning selection of specialty shops in Wiscasset Village.  Look for holiday specials throughout the Village. 

 

Specialty retail and craft pop-up open for business at First Congregational Church, 10am - 4pm.

Shop for unique and hand-made gifts at the Holiday Market pop-up located at the First Congregational Church, High St., with plentiful parking in the rear (look for signs).  In 2017: Carriage House Gardens' gifts for the gardener; Stephenson Fiber Arts' wool accessories for self and home; Maine Craft Emporium for hand-made cozy and chic; Asian Accents' stunning hand-made jackets; Hope Springs country splint baskets; and Claudia Sortwell Jewelry for holiday sparkle.

Lunch selections available on site.   

 

Treats Wine Tasting, 4-6:30pm, 80 Main St.

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 for someone's stocking! 

 

Sarah's Cafe Tidbit Station

Wiscasset's much beloved family restaurant will be serving up tastie tidbits to take away the chill:  mini-grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato 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 guilded tour:  $5 Wiscasset residents; $10 others. 

 

Wonderland of Wreaths in the Nickels-Sortwell Barn

Fresh wreaths, decorated by local businesses, are luxurious, maybe cheeky, sometimes funny, and definitely themed.  Find your inspiration and bid high in the silent raffle. 


saturday, December 8

 
African Market Baskets, a fair trade product, available at pop-up Carriage House Gardens.

African Market Baskets, a fair trade product, available at pop-up Carriage House Gardens.

Breakfast with Santa at the Recreation Center

- details to come -

 

specialty retail and craft pop-ups open for business at first CONGREGATIONAL church, 10am - 4pm

Shop for unique and hand-made gifts at the Holiday Market pop-up located at the First Congregational Church, High St., with plentiful parking in the rear (look for signs).  In 2017: Carriage House Gardens' gifts for the gardener; Stephenson Fiber Arts' wool accessories for self and home; Maine Craft Emporium for hand-made cozy and chic; Asian Accents' stunning hand-made jackets; Hope Springs country splint baskets; and Claudia Sortwell Jewelry for holiday sparkle.

Lunch selections available on site.    

 

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, 21 High St., will transform into a special version of Holiday Marketfest with affordable gifts for children to purchase. Gracious elves, in disguise as grown-ups, will guide the children in their selections and take care of on-site wrapping. 

 

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 guilded tour:  $5 Wiscasset residents; $10 others. 

 

Wonderland of Wreaths in the Nickels-Sortwell Barn

Fresh wreaths, decorated by local businesses, are luxurious, maybe cheeky, sometimes funny, and definitely themed.  Find your inspiration and bid high in the silent raffle. 

 


Breakfast with santa's elves at sarah's cafe, 45 Water St.

A holiday breakfast buffet at family-friendly Sarah's Cafe! Elves do the serving and every child knows that elves have a direct line to Santa!  7:30am to 10:30am. $8 children (12 and under), $12 adults. Make your reservations at 207-882-7504.

Buffet includes: Christmas Cinnamon Ring, biscuits & muffins, farm fresh eggs, freshly smoked ham, cheesy breakfast potatoes, veggie frittata, buttermilk pancakes with Maine maple syrup, cocoa and holiday fruit punch . . . and more!

 

Wonderland of Wreaths in the Nickels-Sortwell Barn

Fresh wreaths, decorated by local businesses, are luxurious, maybe cheeky, sometimes funny, and definitely themed.  Find your inspiration and bid high in the silent raffle. 

 

Downeast Brass, noon to 3pm, throughout the Village

In 2016: The five musicians, from southern and central Maine, who make up the Downeast Brass, are experienced musicians and music educators. Their range is broad - from classical to Dixieland, from parades to weddings.  For Wiscasset Holiday Marketfest, musicians played holiday favorites on sidewalks and in shops. Downeast Brass always entertains with their original programming.  (sponsored by Red's Eats, Norm's Used Cars,Wiscasset Ford, Greg's Used Cars)

sunday, december 10

Enjoy personalized shopping throughout Wiscasset Village during the holidays!