DECEMBER

Sun, 10/15/2023 - 9:30am

1, 2 - BRGC Holiday Festival - Boothbay Region Garden Club’s annual event (formerly Festival of Trees) at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 32 Emery Lane, Boothbay Harbor. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring these shops: Deck the Halls, Nature’s Gifts, Sweet Shop, Dinner’s Ready, Comfort & Joy; trees, gift baskets. 

1-3 - Christmas at Nickels-Sortwell House -  10:30 a.m.-3 pm. Start your Christmas fun with a visit to Historic New England’s 1807 Nickels-Sortwell House. See rooms with stunning architectural details including exquisitely carved moldings and grand fireplaces custom-made 200 years ago by local carpenters, and decked out in gorgeous greens and holiday decorations. Advance purchase recommended - $5 Historic New England members and Wiscasset residents. $10 non-members. For tickets: www.historicnewengland.org/visit/events

1-31- Hike the Holiday Story Trail - Follow the illustrated signs that tell a tale along the trail at Boothbay Region Land Trust’s (BRLT) Oak Point Farm, 60 Samoset Road, Boothbay Harbor. Easy one-mile loop. Suitable for children of all ages. Free. FMI: Environmental Educator Tracey Hall at thall@bbrlt.org or 207-633-4818.

1-31 - Gardens Aglow - At Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Tickets, info: www.mainegardens.org

1 - Peppino D’Agostino - 7:30 PM. Advance tickets $25 (box office: 207-633-5159), regular tickets $30 online. A native of Italy, D’Agostino was among the 50 “transcendent superheroes” of acoustic guitar, according to 2017 Guitar Player. 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor.

2 - Open House at Boothbay Region Historical Society - 72 Oak St., Boothbay Harbor.  FMI: https://boothbayhistorical.org

2 - Boothbay Lights Santa Visit - Santa, Mrs. Claus and their North Pole entourage come to town. at 3 p.m. The Clauses make their way to the Buoy Tree on Pier 1 to hear Christmas wish lists from children. until 5:15.

2 - Lighted Boat Parade & Fireworks - Begins at 6:45 p.m. Boats parade around the inner harbor decorated with holiday lights with plenty of holiday spirit on board!

2 - Holiday Fireworks - Fireworks light up the sky after the parade. Rain date: Sunday, Dec. 3.

2 - Còig - The powerhouse from north of the border! 7:30 p.m. Advance discounted tickets, $25 available through the box office 207-633-5159;  Regular tickets, $30, available online www.boothbayoperahouse.com and day of show.

2, 3 - North Pole Express - Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay. Letters to Santa, a visit with Santa, train ride. FMI/tickets (on sale Nov. 1): https://bit.ly/41Mxo0Y

9, 10 - North Pole Express - Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay. Letters to Santa, a visit with Santa, train ride. FMI/tickets (on sale Nov. 1): https://bit.ly/41Mxo0Y

12 - Lúnasa - MOJO magazine named the band “the new gods of Irish music,” adding that “nobody since the Bothies has wielded such a thrilling rhythmic underlay.” 7:30 p.m. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Advance tickets $30 through box office on Townsend Ave. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday - Friday or call 207-633-5159; online and at the door: $35 at https://boothbayoperahouse.com

13 - Men's Night - Merchants offer super discounts to finish those Christmas lists – and some will even be cooking up burgers and other tasty treats on the sidewalks to keep up your strength.

15-17 - Gingerbread Spectacular - Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. See Gingerbreads! Friday, Dec. 15  5:30-8 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admittance. FMI: www.boothbayoperahouse.com

16, 17 - North Pole Express - Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay. Letters to Santa, a visit with Santa, train ride. FMI/tickets (on sale Nov. 1): https://bit.ly/41Mxo0Y

20 - Carol Sing w/ Kevin Kiley & Friends & Potluck - Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a community potluck dinner preceding an evening of holiday music with beloved local pianist Kevin Kiley and friends. Music begins at 7. No tickets are required, but please bring a potluck dinner dish to share with all.

29 - Ellis Paul & Friends - Friends are Croatian-born folk and blues musician Radoslav Lorkovic;  Don Conoscenti singer-songwriter,  and multi-instrumentalist and Lauri MacAllister of the folk trio Red Molly.  Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25 advance through box office on Townsend Ave. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday - Friday or call 207-633-5159; online tickets $30 - https://boothbayoperahouse.com