Merry Madness

Thursday, December 5, 2019 • 4pm-10pm

Get ready for an unforgettable night of shopping and merriment with your friends — Merry Madness takes over downtown Thursday, December 5th! 

What is Merry Madness?

Merry Madness, a Portland Downtown event, brings thousands of residents and visitors downtown for a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping experience. On this special night, more than 75 shops stay open late (until 10pm) so that shoppers can enjoy a truly magical evening exploring all that downtown has to offer.

Please note: Merry Madness is 21+ and rain, shine, or snow.

How does it work?

Your fun starts with a Merry Madness Kickoff Party at a beautiful and historic venue: the U.S. Custom House. When you arrive, you’ll receive star treatment and some fabulous perks including:

  • A “red carpet” welcome — complete with professional photography
  • A commemorative Merry Madness reusable shopping bag
  • A commemorative Merry Madness stemless wine glass (and one complimentary pour of wine)
  • A Merry Madness “Snacks To Go” bag filled with sweet and savory treats

Once you have your official glass, get ready to shop ’til you drop at our many participating locations. The shops will stay open until 10:00pm and you can follow the map to find holiday treasures for everyone on your list. Adding to the fun: your Merry Madness glass will get you free beverages and nibbles throughout the evening. Bliss!

How do I get tickets?

Merry Madness tickets ($20) must be pre-ordered online through Eventbrite. Tickets will not be available at the door!

When you order your tickets, you will be required to select an arrival time (the three choices are 4-5pm, 5-6pm, or 6-7pm). Please plan to arrive at the Custom House within your selected 1-hour timeframe.

Shop & Stay

We are delighted to announce that our Hotel Sponsor – Hyatt Place Portland Old Port – is offering an exclusive “Shop & Stay” VIP experience for Merry Madness. Check out the details below or click here to book your stay now!

Guest Room Rates starting at $119 per night

Midway Warming Station
Take a break from the shopping festivities at the GLASS Lounge as the official midway warming point. Enjoy complimentary water, coffee, and hot cocoa. Indulge in a delicious handcrafted cocktail or mocktail.

Valet Shopping Bag Delivery
Drop your bags at the official warming station in GLASS Lounge, continue your shopping experience, and our team will deliver your shopping bags directly to your guest room.

Commemorative Santa Hat
Book your stay with us and receive a commemorative 2019 Merry Madness Santa Hat!

Discounted Parking
Shop Responsibly with Discounted Overnight Parking
$20 to self-park or $25 to valet park

Complimentary Shuttle Service
Enjoy complimentary shuttle service, based on availability, to and from the hotel until 10 pm.

Hot Breakfast
Enjoy a hot breakfast featuring fresh cage-free scrambled or hard boiled eggs, artisanal breads from Standard Baking Company, local meats, and more. Breakfast is free for World of Hyatt members!

We look forward to having a great evening in the Old Port with you.

To reserve your room, click here to book your stay online; or, call the hotel at 207-775-1000, touch 3 for a new reservation, and reference the code G-MM19!

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