November 29 – Dec 9, 2018
CHRISTMAS PRELUDE SPECIAL: Reserve your two night stay today and receive the second night at 50% off. This special applies to Christmas Prelude 2018. This special cannot be added to existing reservations or combined with other specials. Source Code: “SDEAL” – Call to Book This Special: 1-800-444-8862
Come to Village by the Sea, just a 10-minute drive from Kennebunkport’s Dock Square – the heart of their annual holiday celebration, “Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude”. This charming seaside celebration of the holidays has grown to a 10-day event with Champagne galas and Historic House Tours showing off festive holiday décor. Local inns and sea captain homes are all decorated to the nines in Christmas spirit and finery.
Cookies and cider are served in the boutique and art galleries to shoppers. Horse drawn carriage rides through Kennebunkport. Santa arrives in a Lobster boat, hat parade, caroling, numerous holiday fairs for you to stock up on Maine made crafts and gifts for your shopping list.
The postcard perfect village is stunning when it is all decked in bright lights, bows and boughs to welcome the holiday season. Kennebunkport transforms itself into a century old village with the old fashioned spirit of the holidays. Like a Norman Rockwell scene, the town conjures up Christmas’ of the past and the magic of the true holiday spirit. It’s no wonder that Kennebunkport’s Prelude has fetched the media spotlight. HGTV has featured Prelude as the “#2 Christmas Town in America”. Festivities extend to downtown Kennebunk and to the fishing village of Cape Porpoise where locals construct a Christmas Tree entirely out of Lobster Traps, a sight to behold.
Christmas Prelude started in Kennebunkport in 1982, and has since become one of the most popular times of year in this seaside village where Presidents and celebrities vacation.
Kick off your holidays with a visit to Village by the Sea in early December; you are a short drive from the bustling town of Kennebunkport. All the excitement of Christmas Prelude takes place the beginning of December each year. Come see for yourself why Prelude is so popular; maybe get a Maine Christmas tree to bring home for the holidays too. Stay at the Village by the Sea and celebrate the start of the holiday season without the premium pricing.