Merry Madness Passport

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This year, it’s not a sprint. It’s a merry-thon!

Merry Madness – Portland Downtown’s signature holiday shopping event – will look a lot different this year. While we won’t be able to throw a big kickoff party and pack stores with crowds, we’ve developed an alternative plan that will allow for safe and fun holiday shopping & dining experiences over a four-week period. It’s all possible thanks to our new Merry Madness Passport!

What is the Merry Madness Passport?

The Merry Madness Passport is a pocket-sized booklet filled with deals, discounts, and special offers at over 60 participating downtown businesses. The Passport makes it fun and easy to explore downtown, support the local businesses you love, and find treasures for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Adding to the fun: you can collect official Merry Madness Passport stamps throughout the season. Passport holders who collect 10 stamps or more will be eligible to win some amazing raffle prize packages curated by Portland Downtown.

When can the Passport be used?

The Passport can be used throughout the entire month of December (December 1 to December 31, 2020). This helps reduce big crowds and allows for flexible shopping over a period of four weeks. With a Merry Madness Passport, you can create your own shopping adventures, show some love to your favorite shops, discover new gems, and (optionally) compete to collect stamps and win prize packages. Details about the prize packages will be announced later this fall.

How can shoppers get a Passport?

Thanks to our generous community sponsors – Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port and Machias Savings Bank – Merry Madness Passports are available free of charge to 1500 lucky shoppers! Passports must be ordered online. The deals in the Passport booklet begin December 1st and last through December 31st.

How do Passport holders redeem the offers?

At the discretion of the individual participating businesses, Passport offers may be redeemed in-store, online, or both. If redeemed in-store, there will be a place for businesses to “stamp” the Passport with a custom stamp or sticker provided by Portland Downtown.

Are there any hotel specials this year?

Yes! Our official Merry Madness Hotel Sponsor – Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port – is offering special rates not only for the month of December, but also for future stays in 2021. Future stays must be booked by December 31, 2020. 

  • Stay Merry in the month of December and receive a room rate of $109 including free breakfast and free parking.
  • Future guests may receive 20% off the standard guest room rate, free breakfast, and free parking when booking a stay with us in 2021.  Future stays must be booked by December 31, 2020 to receive the special offer.
  • Stays cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival are subject to a cancellation penalty of one nights room and tax.  Some blackout dates may apply. Management reserves all rights. Special offer code must be provided when booking reservation.
  • Guests may book their reservation using the offer code:  MM2020 or by following this link.

The Merry Madness Passport is proudly sponsored by: