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A Seacoast Village Christmas

December 6, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Friday, December 6, 3:30pm-6pm
Free, donations welcome

Celebrate the season with Searsport and the Penobscot Marine Museum! Revel in holiday activities including the Town of Searsport’s tree lighting at 5:30pm on the Museum’s crescent.

Visit Santa, make your own Christmas ornament, shop for holiday gifts in the mobile Museum store, vote on your favorite gingerbread lighthouse, and enjoy refreshments in Old Vestry. Then walk or drive around the Penobscot Marine Museum campus to see doorways adorned with wreaths created by local businesses and organizations. A Seacoast Village Christmas wreaths will be illuminated from 4pm to 8pm Friday, December 6th through Sunday, December 8th.

Gingerbread lighthouse competition information: PMM is accepting entries in the adult and child category. The adult competition includes a $5 registration fee and the winner will receive 50% of the proceeds and the other 50% will go to the Penobscot Marine Museum to help support programming like this! Participants can enter a real or imagined lighthouse, but if the lighthouse is real and PMM has an image in its digital archives, the participant will receive a 5×7 print of the historic image. The child competition is free and the winner will receive a large stuffed dog with a PMM shirt. All entries must be dropped off before noon on December 6th. Between 3:30pm and 6pm on Friday, December 6th, each visitor will receive one voting token to place in the jar by his or her favorite adult gingerbread lighthouse and child gingerbread lighthouse. Votes will be counted and the winner will be announced at 4pm on Saturday, December 8th. Winners do not need to be present to win. All gingerbread houses must be picked up by 5pm on Wednesday, December 11th.

Community Wreaths: Help Searsport and the Penobscot Marine Museum celebrate the holiday season by creating a festive wreath to be displayed in the entryway of one of the PMM building doorways. All wreaths will be illuminated from 4pm to 8pm Friday, December 6th through Sunday, December 8th. Wreaths can be contributed by businesses, organizations, or individuals and must be dropped off before 5pm on Thursday, December 5th and picked up on Monday, December 9th. Participation is free and all are welcome to help make the Penobscot Marine Museum and Searsport a special holiday destination.


December 6, 2019
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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PMM Old Vestry
2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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