Things To Do In Maine This Weekend November 25th and 26th

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Greetings everyone,

Now that everyone has been stuffed with Thanksgiving dinner, it's time to start focusing on Christmas, and this weekend there are plenty of chances to do just that. There are several festivals of trees that will be going on, along with the annual kayak tree lighting and parade in Old Town.

Enjoy the weekend 😊



Saturday, November 25th


Augusta: The 2023 River of Trees will be at 244 Water Street with Saturday hours 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be over 36 trees loaded with prizes to be raffled off. Raffle tickets are 50 cents each, and admission is $2.00. Proceeds will benefit the Augusta Downtown Alliance and the Colonial Theater.

Bangor: The 12th annual Feztival of Trees will be held at the Anah Shriners, 1404 Broadway, this weekend. This event is open to the public, and admission is $2.00 for adults, and kids 12 and under are admitted for free. Saturday hours are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. There is an ATM on-site, and you can visit the Gingerbread Cafe for snacks, lunches, and refreshments.

Brunswick: The 5th annual Midcoast Tree Festival at St. John's Community Center, 43 Pleasant Street, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This event is a winter wonderland with 55 trees that are filled with gifts sponsored by local businesses. The trees are raffled off, with the winners drawn at the conclusion of the event on Sunday, November 26, approximately at 3 p.m. Winners are then notified using the phone number provided when they purchase their tickets. Proceeds go back to the community to support Meals on Wheels, All Saints Parish, and the Bath-Brunswick Regional Chamber. Tickets for the tree raffle can be purchased for 50 cents each. There will also be entertainment, crafts for the kids, holiday concessions, special guests like Santa, and much more.

Greenville: Moosehead Holiday Market, Greenville Consolidated School, 130 Pritham Avenue, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Kick off your holiday shopping with local crafters and vendors.

Guilford: Holiday Craft Cafe Market, 4 N Main Street, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be local craft vendors, holiday drink specials, make-your-own craft stations, a kid's coloring contest, and more.

Kittery: Annual Evergreen Festival, Second Christian Church of Kittery, 33 Government Street, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will be attic treasures, a raffle, baked goods, fudge, jewelry, and ornaments for sale, a coffee shop, and much more.

Lewiston: The annual Feztival of Trees at the Kora Shriners, 11 Sabattus Street, Saturday hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event will have over 60 display trees, a craft fair, a silent auction, and a food court. The general public is invited to come see the beautiful building and help kick off the holiday season. Santa himself is expected to make an appearance at the event. There will be a kids' corner, which will include a number of activities for children, including a chance to meet Santa. Children can also bring letters to Santa and have them answered by the Jolly Guy himself. The food court will have a variety of foods for attendees to purchase and enjoy. Pizza, hot dogs, burgers, chicken fingers, chili and cornbread, salad, finger rolls, French fries, chips, whoopie pies, and soda will be available. There will also be coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. For safety reasons, there will be limited stand-at tables and handicapped seating. Admission is $6, with kids ages 12 and younger admitted free with an adult. Tree raffle tickets are 10 for $5.00

Milo: Craft Fair at the Three River Kiwanis, 15 Harris Pond Road, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Old Town: Festival of Lights Parade and the kayak tree lighting, with the parade beginning at the Old Town Elks Lodge at 5:30 p.m. and ending at Riverfront Park at 6:45 p.m. Fireworks will be at 7:45 p.m. There will be a bonfire, hot chocolate, music, and free hamburgers and hot dogs at Riverfront Park.

St. Albans: Holiday Wreath Festival at the Jonathan Bowman Center, 129 Hartland Road Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission is $2.00 for adults and free for kids ages 12 and under. Raffle tickets are 50 cents each, and there will also be a silent auction. Cash only, please.

Waterville: Festival of Trees this weekend at the Waterville Elks Lodge, 76 Industrial Street. Saturday hours are 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Admission is $2.00 per person ages 12 and up, and free admission for ages 12 and under. Tickets are 50 cents each for the trees, which are full of prizes and can be entered into the bucket of the tree you would like a chance at winning. Tree winners will be drawn at 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 26th. There will also be a daily 50/50 raffle with a maximum payout of $10,000. Winners will be drawn each day, and winners do not need to be present to win.



Sunday, November 26th


Augusta: The 2023 River of Trees will be at 244 Water Street with Sunday hours from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be over 36 trees loaded with prizes to be raffled off. Raffle tickets are 50 cents each, and admission is $2.00. Proceeds will benefit the Augusta Downtown Alliance and the Colonial Theater.

Bangor: The 12th annual Feztival of Trees will be held at the Anah Shriners, 1404 Broadway, this weekend. This event is open to the public, and admission is $2.00 for adults, and kids 12 and under are admitted for free. Sunday hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is an ATM on-site, and you can visit the Gingerbread Cafe for snacks, lunches, and refreshments.

Brunswick: The 5th annual Midcoast Tree Festival at St. John's Community Center, 43 Pleasant Street, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This event is a winter wonderland with 55 trees that are filled with gifts sponsored by local businesses. The trees are raffled off, with the winners drawn at the conclusion of the event on Sunday, November 27, approximately at 3 p.m. Winners are then notified using the phone number provided when they purchase their tickets. Proceeds go back to the community to support Meals on Wheels, All Saints Parish, and the Bath-Brunswick Regional Chamber. Tickets for the tree raffle can be purchased for 50 cents each. There will also be entertainment, crafts for the kids, holiday concessions, special guests like Santa, and much more.

Guilford: Holiday Craft Cafe Market, 4 N Main Street, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be local craft vendors, holiday drink specials, make-your-own craft stations, a kid's coloring contest, and more.

St. Albans: Holiday Wreath Festival at the Jonathan Bowman Center, 129 Hartland Road Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is $2.00 for adults and free for kids ages 12 and under. Raffle tickets are 50 cents each, and there will also be a silent auction. Cash only, please.

Waterville: Festival of Trees this weekend at the Waterville Elks Lodge, 76 Industrial Street. Sunday hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $2.00 per person ages 12 and up, and free admission for ages 12 and under. Tickets are 50 cents each for the trees, which are full of prizes and can be entered into the bucket of the tree you would like a chance at winning. Tree winners will be drawn at 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 26th. There will also be a daily 50/50 raffle with a maximum payout of $10,000. Winners will be drawn each day, and winners do not need to be present to win.


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