Embrace the warmth and charm of the holiday season in the coastal towns of Boothbay and Boothbay Harbor, where Christmas magic unfolds at every turn. From November 18 to December 31, the communities come alive with a symphony of twinkling lights, creating an inviting atmosphere for a festive retreat.

Boothbay Lights, a six-week celebration, transforms the streets into a winter wonderland, inviting both locals and visitors to revel in the festive spirit of the season. The towns unite in a collective effort, decorating shops, streets and dining establishments with vibrant light displays that add a touch of charm to the coastal setting.

A standout moment in the festival is the delightful Lighted Boat Parade, where ships decorated with twinkling lights gracefully glide through the harbor, presenting a mesmerizing sight against the picturesque coastal backdrop. It is truly a sight to behold – a unique experience that captures the essence of the holiday spirit in this charming coastal retreat.

Beyond the streets, the renowned Gardens Aglow at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens steals the spotlight with its dazzling display of over 750,000 LED lights. The gardens become a magical realm, hosting Santa story times, a Gingerbread Spectacular, and other festive events that amplify the holiday cheer.

In Boothbay, the simple and joyful experiences come to life, offering a delightful vacation for families. From shopping for unique gifts to enjoying delectable meals, the towns provide an array of activities that cater to diverse tastes. Come and be part of the Christmas magic in Boothbay, where every corner is aglow with the spirit of the season.

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