Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude Hotel

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, and 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 upscale lodgings and travel just 10 minutes into the heart of Kennebunkport alight with the spirit of Christmas!


Friday November 30th, 2018 at 05:30PM -Tree Lighting Ceremony in Dock Square
Friday November 30th, 2018 at 07:00PM - Cape Porpoise Lobster Trap Tree Lighting
Saturday December 1st, 2018 at 03:00PM - 13th Annual Hat Parade
Saturday December 1st 2018, at 05:30PM - Lower Village Tree Lighting and Christmas Stroll
Saturday December 1st 2018, at 6:30PM - Christmas Candlelight Caroling at the Franciscan Monastery
Sunday December 2nd 2018, at 02:00PM - Santa Arrives by Lobster Boat
Friday December 7th 2018, at 05:00PM - Fire + Ice 2018
Friday December 7th 2018, at 05:30PM - Tree Lighting Ceremony in Dock Square
Friday December 7th 2018, at 6:15PM - 8th Annual Christmas Fireworks Display
Saturday December 8th, 2018 at 04:30PM - The Walk to Bethlehem
Saturday December 8th 2018, at 05:00PM - Fire + Ice 2018
Sunday December 9th, 2018 at 11:00AM - 8th Annual Pooch Parade
Sunday December 9th, 2018 at 02:00PM - Santa Arrives by Fire Engine

Kennebunkport Prelude

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.

Kennebunkport Prelude Santa Bob Dennis

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 Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude with a getaway to Port Inn Kennebunk and book your room today!

Your Cozy Christmas Getaway

Double Queen

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 linens. Bright beach-inspired décor creates a relaxing ambiance, a place to escape the everyday noise of the city. Reserve your Two Queens Room today and start dreaming about seaside Maine. Within your

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 kitchenette. Allow yourself to become enveloped in the Kennebunk lifestyle, since life on the coast means never being too serious. It’s more fun to stay with friends and family when everyone sleeps we