An Old Fashioned Christmas In Belfast

An Old Fashioned Christmas In Belfast


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night_owl_green_store copyIn-store celebrations and events downtown, with shops and restaurants open until 8 or later.  Kick off the holidays with an evening shop and stroll on “Plaid Friday.”

And on November 28th, THE GREEN STORE comes of age!  Come and celebrate our 21st birthday with us!

Port & Madeira & Chocolate Tasting at VINOLIO, 5pm.

11/29  SHOP SMALL SATURDAY:  Enjoy supporting locally owned independent businesses as you make your list and check it twice.  Special cash-back offers for American Express card users.

On November 29th, QUENCH will be hosting a Shop Small Saturday Trunk show with Etsy seller, worthygoods. From 11am to 3pm, worthygoods owner and artisan, Dory Smith Graham, will be selling her fantastic, eco-friendly wearables at 9 Beaver Street. Come and fill those holiday wishes with a bit of wine and a nibble or two.

11/29 & 30  FREE FAMILY MATINEES AT THE COLONIAL THEATRE:  Showings are at 12:30pm and 3pm.  Movies TBA.

12/1  HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WREATH AUCTION:  HfH Waldo County’s Annual Wreath Auction at Camden National Bank through Tuesday, 12/9.

12/1  IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE:  Come see a Christmas Classic on the big screen at The Colonial Theatre! Benefit show for the Interfaith Fuel Fund of the Greater Bay Area Ministerium.  $10 suggested donation.

Yes… a heart-warming picture about small town life with all proceeds to help warm our neighbors in our own small towns! Frank Capra directs Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed in a story that proves how one life can make a difference. You’ll feel good both seeing this movie and aiding this cause.

12/5  BELFAST FLYING SHOES CONTRA DANCE:  at the Frank D. Hazeltine American Legion Post 43 , 143 Church Street in downtown Belfast, ME.  First Friday of every month!

Adina Gordon calling with Crowfoot: Jaige Trudel – fiddle, Nicholas Williams – flute & accordion, Adam Broome – guitar.  Contra Dance at 8pm and The All-Comers Band plays for the Community Dance at 6:30pm.  Anyone who plays an instrument (all levels of players encouraged) is welcome to join in.  Suggested donation at the door.

12/5  HOLIDAY ART OPENING:  Betts Gallery will have an Opening Reception for WRAP-UP THE HOLIDAYS, a show of small works by 25 area artists. (5:30-8:00 p.m.)

12/6  EARLY BIRD SALE:  A long-standing Belfast tradition; the earlier you shop, the better the deal.  A festive time downtown from 6-9am.  Come join the early birds!

12/6  BELFAST TREE LIGHTING RETURNS TO POST OFFICE SQUARE:  Gather at Post Office Square as we host the annual tree lighting celebration; complete with a visit from Santa, cookies and cocoa (donations will support the Belfast Soup Kitchen), and caroling led by Belfast Area High School musicians.  Santa arrives by firetruck at 4:30, and we’ll light up the tree with Santa and Mayor Ash around 5pm.  Sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank!

12/6  HOLIDAY GALLERY WALK:  More info coming soon!  5:30 to 8pm.

12/6 & 7  FREE FAMILY MATINEES AT THE COLONIAL THEATRE:  Showings are at 12:30pm and 3pm.  Movies TBA.

12/8  HOLIDAY STORY TIME AND CRAFT PARTY:  Head to the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library for a special Holiday Story Time and Craft Party for children of all ages and families!  The festivities begin at 4pm and include seasonal stories, songs, arts, crafts, gift-making and cookie decorating.

12/9  BUSINESS AFTER HOURS:  Camden National Bank hosts their highly-anticipated holiday networking event with the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce.  Come and meet and greet with the Belfast business community, while enjoying refreshments and cheer.

12/13  HOLIDAYS ON THE HARBOR:  Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce hosts this family friendly fun event.  Santa arrives by boat at the town landing at 11:30am, then the group moves to the Boathouse where there will be many children’s activities and photos with Santa until 2pm.

12/13 & 14  FREE FAMILY MATINEES AT THE COLONIAL THEATRE:  Showings are at 12:30pm and 3pm.  Movies TBA.

12/14  BELFAST AREA HIGH SCHOOL HOLIDAY CONCERT:  At the Belfast Boathouse, 2pm.  More info TBA.

12/14  4th Annual Join-In Nutcracker at the Belfast Dance Studio:  11:30-12:30, Children of all ages (including ballet-loving grown-ups, too) are invited to twirl along to highlights from the holiday classic. $5 individual/$10 families, with proceeds to benefit the scholarship fund.  RSVP on Facebook.

12/19  ART OPENING AND WINE TASTING:  At the Belfast Coop.  More info at

12/20 & 21   FREE FAMILY MATINEES AT THE COLONIAL THEATRE:  Showings are at 12:30pm and 3pm.  Movies TBA.

12/19  SOLSTICE CELEBRATION:  At the Blue Goose in Northport, more info TBA.




12/31  NEW YEAR’S BY THE BAY:  Music and dancing and refreshments all over town.  Purchase a button for access to all events.  Don’t miss the drum and rabble march from the traffic light to the midnight bonfire at town landing!  More info at

Please come back soon and check out our sponsors!  We will update daily as businesses announce their support for holiday fun in Belfast.colonial_adPurpleBaboon2out_woods_adgreen_store_adrollies small