Thursday, December 2, 2010

What's Happening This Weekend...

The Nutcracker
December 3
Camden Opera House
The Atlantic Ballet Company presents this colorful holiday production. A tradition during midcoast Maine's Christmas by the Sea, this beloved classic story is a seasonal feature at the Camden Opera House. Accompanied by the sparkling music of Tchaikovsky, ABC's talented professional and student dancers create a magical performance to entertain audiences of all ages. 7:30 pm. $12–$16.

Christmas by the Sea

December 3-5
A weekend celebration of the holiday season. Shopping, musical entertainment, community tree lighting ceremony, horse-drawn wagon rides, Holiday house tour of private residences and inns. Enjoy sales and dining specials, as well as photos and children’s story hour with Santa.

Plaid Tidings: A Special Holiday Edition of Forever Plaid
December 3-23
Penobscot Theatre, Bangor
The boys are back in the sequel to Penobscot Theatre’s most successful production of all time. Plaid Tidings is a brand new show that offers the Plaids tied up in a nifty package with a big Christmas bow on top. $35.

30th Annual Christmas Parade

December 4
Downtown Ellsworth
Sponsored by the Downtown Business Association, this annual parade is a must-see. 11:30 am.

Holiday Light Parade
December 4
Presque Isle
Celebrate the Christmas season with a variety of activities in Presque Isle. The light parade starts at North Street and proceeds south on Main Street ending at the University of Maine, Presque Isle. Warm refreshments will be served at UMPI. 7–9 pm.

Holiday Bazaar

December 4
Merryspring Nature Center, Camden
Shop for a variety of fresh seasonal greens, plain and decorated wreaths, live rosemary plants, arrangements, and items for giving and decorating. Merryspring members receive a 10% discount. 10 am–4 pm.

5th Annual Christmas Craft Fair & Benefit Raffle

December 4
Belfast Boat House
Local Maine-made arts and crafts, baked goods, and much more is in store for you at this annual craft fair. Find the perfect handmade or homemade gifts for the holidays. Hourly door prizes and lively entertainment. 8 am–3 pm.

19th Annual Poinsettia Ball
The Ramada, Ellsworth
This semiformal charity ball benefits the Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. There will be music, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and cocktails. Appetizers start at 5:30 pm. Dinner is served at 7 pm. $90.

General Henry Knox Museum Annual Holiday Open House
December 4 & 5
Families and friends are invited to walk through the 1790s kitchen where several women with their spinning wheels welcome conversation. Rooms on the salon level of the Museum will be decorated with traditional Christmas greens and fragrant fruits. 1–4 pm.

Holiday Stroll

December 5
Downtown Skowhegan
This annual family events includes a parade, retail promotions, Santa’s Village, special lighting and window displays, and more. Sponsored by Main Street Skowhegan.