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Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude Lodging

Embrace the holiday spirit and visit the Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude! For the first two weeks of December, locals and visitors alike come together for a traditional New England Christmas celebration. Kennebunkport was named the #2 Christmas Town in America by HGTV and showcases two weeks jam-packed with special festive events.

Christmas Prelude is the perfect festival for families and couples alike, as is the charming Port Inn Kennebunk. Join us for fireside tea and holiday festivities for the first two weeks of December. Sleep soundly in our Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude lodgings and travel just 10 minutes into the heart of Kennebunkport alight with the spirit of the season!

Past Events:

Tree Lighting Ceremony in Dock Square
Cape Porpoise Lobster Trap Tree Lighting
Annual Hat Parade
Lower Village Tree Lighting and Christmas Stroll
Christmas Candlelight Caroling at the Franciscan Monastery
Santa Arrives by Lobster Boat
Fire + Ice (evening event)
Annual Christmas Fireworks Display
The Walk to Bethlehem
8th Annual Pooch Parade
Santa Arrives by Fire Engine

The True Spirit of Christmas

Everyone in Kennebunkport comes together for the holiday season, with shops offering extended hours and several restaurants providing special treats to celebrate the season. Shop for every person on your Christmas list surrounded by lights, greenery, and merriment. There are a variety of craft fairs with beautiful homemade gifts and art that would make the perfect present!

For the young and young at art, come watch Holiday Hat and Pooch Parades, Santa Claus arriving on a Lobster boat, 12 music programs, and the revered tree lighting ceremony in Dock Square! Experience a taste of New England at Christmastime with lobster bakes and pancake breakfasts.

Cherish Loved Ones

Traveling with your significant other? Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude hosts several events specifically for adults. Enjoy champagne receptions with hand-carved ice bars, crackling bonfires, and live music! Franciscan Monastery also hosts tranquil events such as Christmas Candlelight Caroling and Lower Village Tree Lighting and Christmas Stroll.

Celebrate one of the most popular events seasons with a stay in our Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude lodgings and enjoy a winter getaway to Port Inn Kennebunk. Book your room today!

Your Cozy Christmas Getaway

Two Queens





Perfect for families and small groups looking for a coastal oasis, our spacious Two Queens Room features two large beds with pillow top mattresses, plush pillows, and luxury

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King Efficiency





Elevate your stay with the upgraded King Efficiency, our most spacious room which features a luxurious king bed with a pillow top mattress, a queen-sized sofa bed, and a full

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