Weekend Events in Midcoast Maine

There are still plenty of holiday events this weekend. Bright Night Bath is this Friday along with their Trolley Caroling rides through the town. The Freeport Sparkle Celebration is all weekend long. Boothbay Railway Village has their North Pole Express, but unfortunately the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway has already sold out their Victorian Christmas event. And the ever popular Gardens Aglow is running this Thursday through Sunday night.

Photo of lights in downtown Bath, photo by Main Street Bath.
Downtown Bath, photo from Main Street Bath

Bright Night Bath
When: Friday December 12th, 5pm – 9pm
Where: Downtown Bath
Fire, even more Fire and Ice! Roast a marshmallow in a snowman’s heart, and watch Fire Dancers. Caroling, business events, great restaurants, festive lights and so much more to experience Friday night at Bright Night Bath! Front Street in Bath will be lined with luminaria as Downtown Bath merchants and restaurants stay open late to welcome shoppers with festive holiday music, refreshments and one-of-a-kind gifts. Here’s your chance to get in the spirit and get that last minute shopping done! Come see Bath’s vibrant downtown decked out in its Christmas best and admire the festive window displays!

Trolley Caroling
When: Fri and Sat December 12th and 13th, 4pm – 8pm
Where: Downtown Bath
Get into the Christmas spirit trolleying around the city of Bath admiring the holiday lights, caroling all along. Volunteer elves will be happy to help you reserve your time on the trolley so you can enjoy some local shopping and dinning in Bath without waiting in line. Free tickets will be available beginning at 3:30 p.m.

North Pole Express
When: Sat and Sun December 14th and 15th, 10am – 5pm
Where: Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Rd, Boothbay
A winter train ride through Boothbay Railway Village. Family fun for everyone, young and old, the train to the “North Pole” has comfortable and steam heated passenger cars. So everyone can enjoy the winter wonderland of forest frosted with white snow; weather permitting. 

Freeport Sparkle Celebration
When: Fri – Sun, December 5 to 19
Where: Freeport
Visit Freeport presents one of Maine’s most popular holiday celebrations. The festivities continue all week with a NEW Sparkle Market, free horse drawn wagon rides, visits with Santa, a talking Christmas Tree and much more! For the complete calendar of events click here sparklecelebration.com

Gardens Aglow
When: Thu, Fri, Sat, 4pm – 9pm
Where: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay
“The magic begins as darkness falls. Join us to experience the brilliance of New England’s biggest and brightest light display a the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay! With over 650,000 lights, witness the transformation of our central gardens into an extravaganza of festive lights in a dramatic display of brilliant color. This year, we’re taking our dramatic display to new heights, incorporating—for the first time—our magnificent sculpture exhibit, Unearthed, by artist Steve Tobin.”

Photo of holiday lights at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Gardens Aglow Event.
Gardens Aglow, by Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Victorian Christmas – Sold Out
When: Sat, December 14, 10:30am – 3:00pm
Where: Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, 97 Cross Rd, Alna
Visit the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway and help us welcome St. Nicholas! Depart from Sheepscot Station (97 Cross Road, Alna) where you can enjoy hot chocolate, cider, snacks and exhibits before boarding the train. At Alna Center Station warm yourself around the bonfire and enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh or wagon ride before visiting with the man in red himself!

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