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Best Accommodations for Christmas By the Sea

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

It’s not too early to start planning your getaway to Ogunquit, Maine for the town’s Christmas by the Sea: a fantastic community celebration marking its impressive 33rd edition in 2019. You won’t find better accommodations for the festivities than the Gorges Grant Hotel, the Milestone or the Juniper Hill Inn—book your Ogunquit.com getaway today for this yuletide spectacular!

Ogunquit’s Christmas By the Sea

The specific itinerary for the 2019 Christmas by the Sea event—which takes place December 13th through the 15th—hasn’t been revealed yet, but you can be sure of a fantastic time absolutely drenched in merry holiday spirit along the Gulf of Maine.

Christmas by the Sea will feature a slew of holiday crafts, games, hayrides, and markets that make for one of Maine’s truly classic family-friendly seasonal festivals.

There’ll also be a well-attended Christmas Parade wending its way from Perkins Cove to Main Beach, where a jampacked evening of fun will then unfold, with the Ogunquit Ocean Rescue Polar Plunge, a bonfire, and some spectacular oceanfront fireworks.

Both Veterans Park and Rotary Park will host tree-lighting ceremonies (accompanied by caroling, warm beverages, and no small quantity of good cheer) during Christmas by the Sea, while holiday concerts will go down at the Ogunquit Baptist Church and some holiday flicks at the Dunaway Center.

What else? Well, how about wine tastings, late-night parties, and some high-profile appearances by the big man himself, Santa Claus, whose cameos are likely to delight not only the younger crowd but all the kids-at-heart in attendance.

Additional Nearby Holiday Happenings

Ogunquit’s Christmas by the Sea overlaps, conveniently, with two other holiday festivals along the local coast. From December 5 through the 15th, Kennebunkport will be throwing its 38th annual Christmas Prelude, which’ll include such favorite traditions as the lighting of the Lobster Trap Tree in Cape Porpoise Square, the Hat Parade, and the grand arrival of Santa (he’s going to be busy in Southern Maine next month) by—what else—lobster boat.


On December 15th—the Sunday marking the last day of both Christmas by the Sea and Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude—our neighboring town of Wells will host its 34th annual Christmas Parade, easily combined with Ogunquit festivities.

Choose Ogunquit.com for the Best Lodgings for Christmas by the Sea 2019

Keep your eyes on the Christmas by the Sea page over at the Ogunquit chamber’s website (linked to above) for forthcoming details on this year’s celebration, and meanwhile book directly with us here at Ogunquit.com for the best deals on right-in-the-heart-of-it-all accommodations at the Milestone, the Gorges Grant Hotel and the Juniper Hill Inn!

Stonewall Kitchen Cooking Classes in Ogunquit, ME

Friday, April 19th, 2019

There’s a whole lot of delicious eating to be done on an Ogunquit, Maine getaway with us at the Gorges Grant Hotel, the Juniper Hill Inn, the Milestone, or the Cottage at Acorn Lane. That includes the to-die-for breakfasts on offer at our very own Raspberri’s restaurant, not to mention a wonderful diversity of other eateries, wine bars, and cafes in town.

Perhaps, though, you’d like to do more than simply eating fine food: Perhaps you’d like to roll up your sleeves and learn some culinary techniques and new recipes yourself. In that case, we’ve got just the thing: cooking classes at the Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School in nearby York!

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Family Friendly Hotels for OgunquitFest

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

One of the highlights of the jampacked festival year here in the Beautiful Place by the Sea is coming up fast: that great autumnal community celebration known as OgunquitFest! It’s the 15th annual edition of this town-wide weekend event, and we invite you to call home an Ogunquit.com property—the Gorges Grant Hotel, Juniper Hill Inn, Cottage at Acorn Lane, or the Milestone—for the proceedings.

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