Calendar of events

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Stay up to date on the latest events, connect with your neighbors and join us in creating a vibrant community through shared experiences.

December 01, 2023

Saco Main Street Holiday Tree Lighting

Join Saco Main Street at the Saco Transportation Center and celebrate the season with a special ceremony!

Bundle up and gather on the grassy lawn at 5:30PM to enjoy live music and hot cocoa until the countdown to the tree lighting begins around 6PM!

For the full Holiday Festival schedule, please click here!

December 01, 2023

Biddeford Downtown Holiday Festival

Join the Heart of Biddeford from 5:30 - 7:30PM for the annual Downtown Holiday Festival!

The evening will feature a visit from the jolly old elf Santa, a tree lighting ceremony, Christmas carols, and plenty of fun and performances, games and activities.

Of course, it wouldn't be the holidays without shopping! A map of the downtown will be provided for those in search of the perfect holiday gifts at Biddeford's many retail establishments!

December 01, 2023

Elf the Musical at Biddeford City Theater

December 1st - December 17th

Elf is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.

December 1 – 17, 2023
Fridays and Saturdays | 7:30PM | $30
Sundays | 2:00PM | $25

Prices include all fees. No performance Sunday, December 3.

Click here to purchase tickets or call the Box Office at 207-282-0849

ELF The Musical
Book by: Thomas Meehan + Bob Martin
Music by: Matthew Sklar; Lyrics by Chad Begueli
Director: Linda Sturdivant
Music Director: Patrick Martin
Choreographer: Mariel Roy

December 01, 2023

Christmas Prelude Trolley Rides

December 1st - 3rd and 8th - 10th
Ride on heated, decked out trolleys! Free hot chocolate, SANTA and more.

Check out for the details and online ticket link as the event gets closer and be sure to purchase tickets in advance of your visit!

December 02, 2023

Seaside Santa Dash

The 10th Seaside Santa Dash is here! DECEMBER 2, 2023 AT 10AM.  

Get your JOLLY on for the Holidays! You’ll run along the beaches and roads of the Kennebunks of Maine for the 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run and Elf Dash all out of LIVE Catering. 

With registration you get a race bib, race tee (if registered by 10/15/23) AND 1 Shipyard beer. Shipyard Prelude Winter Warmer will be featured at LIVE Catering for the race. If you register by 9/15/23 you'll receive a FREE SANTA SUIT or ELF Suit!  

KIDS 14 AND UNDER RACE FOR $10  | 14 & UNDER $15  |  ADULTS $45

Day Of registration from 8AM - 9:15AM at LIVE Catering (start/finish of race)

For more information, or to register, please click here!

January 01, 2024

Caring Unlimited's 23rd Annual Atlantic Plunge

This year’s 23rd Annual Atlantic Plunge will be at 11 AM Monday, January 1, 2024 (storm date Sunday, January 7) at Gooch’s Beach in Kennebunk.

This year’s Atlantic Plunge comes at a time when support for Caring Unlimited’s services is critical. Survivors in our community are continuing to experience high levels of risk and are facing complicated barriers to increasing their safety and planning for their future. The extent of survivors’ needs has meant that Carling Unlimited is called to do more than ever to help survivors access safety.

Taking part in the Atlantic Plunge will help Caring Unlimited address the significant needs of survivors of domestic violence as we enter the new year.

To learn more, or register, please click here!

February 09, 2024

Biddeford Winterfest

Winterfest 2024 is happening February 9th - 11th! This cabin-fever busting weekend of events and activities celebrates community and all things winter fun from sledding and skating to musical performances and delicious comfort food.

Winterfest strives to have something for everyone; indoor, outdoor, younger and older!

Visit to check out the details and updates!

March 24, 2024

26th Annual Mary's Walk

Visit for the most up to date information on the event!