Light Up Your Holidays

Monument Square Tree Lighting. Photo by Sarah Beard Buckley.

From Pandora’s spectacular winter lights to Longfellow’s jolly red scarf, there’s holiday cheer at every turn downtown. We invite you to “Light Up Your Holidays” with these community events that celebrate all of the great things about Portland!

Monument Square Tree Lighting Presented by Hood Eggnog
Friday, November 23, 2018 • 5-6:30pm
A traditional downtown favorite — featuring live entertainment and a special guest in a red suit!
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Shop for a Cause Day Presented by Machias Savings Bank
Saturday, November 24, 2018 • All Day
Shop local to support Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine!
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Merry Madness
Thursday, December 6, 2018 • 4-10pm
Pick up your wine glass and shopping bag, then shop ’til you drop until 10pm!
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First Friday Art Walk — Managed by Creative Portland
Friday, December 7, 2018 • 5-8pm
Soak up our vibrant downtown arts scene.
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Horse & Wagon Rides
November 23 – December 16, 2018 (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only)
Enjoy free rides on a horse-drawn carriage throughout enchanting Downtown Portland. Pick up and drop off every half hour in Monument Square. Hours: Fridays 4-8pm, Saturdays 2-6pm, Sundays 1-5pm.
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Elfternoon Lunchtime Shopping Presented by Androscoggin Bank
Three Wednesdays — Nov 28, Dec 5, and Dec 12 • 12-2pm
A series of shopping days with a delicious twist. Enjoy free nibbles when you shop at participating locations!
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Holiday Window Display Contest Presented by Benchmark
November 23 – December 25
Feast your eyes on the gorgeous displays, then cast a vote for your favorite!
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