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Lighting of the Nubble Lighthouse 2019 at Cape Neddick, Maine

Nubble Lighthouse during the holidays

Nubble Lighthouse in York, all dressed up for the holidays! Photo Credit: Maine Office of Tourism

If you want to see a “bright light” amongst all the Christmas displays and decorations in New England, be sure to check the free 2019 Lighting of the Nubble event on Sat., Nov. 30, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Nubble Lighthouse in Sohier Park, Cape Neddick, Maine.

Editor’s note: If you don’t have a chance to attend the Nubble Lighthouse Christmas lighting display, don’t worry — the lights stay on until Jan. 1, 2020.

This famous, beautiful lighthouse along the rocky coast of southern Maine looks absolutely fabulous all dressed up in Christmas lights that frame the main building as well as outbuildings. We were so awed the first time we visited Nubble Lighthouse during the Christmas season that we just parked and stayed much longer than planned. I mean, how many times do you have the chance to see your favorite lighthouse fully immersed in the Christmas spirit? It’s an awesome sight!

Caroling, cookies and hot chocolate will further enhance the coastal Maine holiday spirit. Shuttles will be running from York High School and Short Sands Beach starting at 3 p.m., according to the York Parks and Recreation Department Facebook page. Grammy Award nominee Judy Pancoast and the York High School Chamber Singers will be performing at this festive event and Santa will be visiting at the Sohier Park Visitors Center, too. Rumor has it, also, that some of Santa’s furry friends will be present, too!

For more information on this wonderful free admission event, check the York Parks and Recreation Department Facebook page.

Nubble Lighthouse is located at Sohier Park in Cape Neddick, Maine, and admission is free!.

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For more on Maine travel, check out, the official tourism site for the State of Maine. Also log onto the Maine travel and vacations page for some personal perspectives on Maine travel.

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