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Camden, Maine, Christmas by the Sea

Christmas by the Sea in beautiful Camden, Maine, is held annually during the first week of December, bringing a touch of holiday spirit to the mid-Maine coast.

This beloved event has been around for more than 20 years, highlighted by Santa and his helper navigating in a lobster boat instead of a sleigh, a tree lighting ceremony, a Holiday House and Inn tour, a star on top of Mt. Battie , a Christmas parade, and local stores and restaurants offering “specials.” Neighboring Lincolnville and Rockport also participate in the event, adding some nice holiday moments!

For more information on this famous holiday event — including dates and times of events — log onto the Camden Christmas by the Sea page at, or call 207-712-8595.  Book a room in Camden

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