No one dresses up for the holidays like the historic towns and villages of New England. The first two weekends of December bring holiday festivals galore featuring historic house tours, gaily decorated inns, musical performances, costumed carolers, bell ringers, antiques and crafts shows and good cheer for all. Here is a list of New England’s most inviting Holiday Festivals that are well worth the traveling for:
Maine Holiday Festivals
12/4 – 13 Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude a two week celebration.
12/4-6 Christmas By The Sea – Camden
12/5 Shaker Christmas Fair – New Gloucester
12/11-13 Christmas By The Sea – Ogunquit
New Hampshire Holiday Festivals
12/12-13 Inn to Inn Cookie Tour – North Conway, 14 Inns & Cookie Recipes!
12/28-29 Strawberry Banke Holiday House Tour & Candlelight Stroll, Portsmouth
Vermont Holiday Festivals
12/11-13 Woodstock Wassail Weekend – Step back to Medieval times!
Massachusetts Holiday Festivals
12/3-20 Old Sturbridge Village – 12 Nights of Christmas
12/4-6 Nantucket Stroll, Victorian costumes, caroling, bell ringing
12/5-6 Stockbridge Main Street Christmas, Norman Rockwell perfection
12/11-14 Christmas in Edgartown – Martha’s Vineyard all decked out
Enjoy the magic this season!