Christmas in Ellsworth is a collaboration of businesses, organizations and the City of Ellsworth to highlight holiday events, and market Ellsworth as a place to enjoy shopping, dining and entertainment through out the season. We invite you to follow our webpage and calendar of events, as well as  visit our city for unique shops, a range of dining experiences and plenty of Christmas and Holiday happenings for all ages.


  • November 25: Black Friday
  • November 25 – WOODLAWN: Turkey Trot 9 a.m. trotters 9:15 walkers
  • Downtown Holiday Lights – A program of the Heart of Ellsworth
  • November 25 -Black Friday at the Black House gift shop sales 10a.m.-3 p.m.
  • November 25 – December 31 – Woodlawn’s Drive-thru Holiday Lights Display 
  • November 25 – December 31 -Acadia Light Show – Drive thru at Timberland Acres Campground. Show with Music 5 – 10 p.m. Get tickets here 
  • November 26- Robinson Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker at The Grand, 6:30 pm
  • November 26 –  Small Business Saturday – Nationwide day set aside for local shopping.
  • November 26 – City Tree Lighting & activities – Ellsworth City Hall – 3 – 5 p.m.
  • November 27 – Robinson Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker at The Grand, 2 pm
  • December 2 – Frogtown Puppeteers “The Grinch” – The Grand – 6-7 p.m.
  • December 3 – Frogtown Puppeteers “The Grinch” – The Grand – 1-2 p.m.
  • December 3 – POSTPONED new date December 4 Ellsworth’s 42 annual Christmas Parade! Line up 3 p.m. Knowlton Park- Parade begins at 4 p.m. (New Route) Sponsored by the City of Ellsworth Rec Committee
  • December 2, 3, 4, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 – Terwilliger Family Christmas Lights, 21 Alexis Rd, Ellsworth. 
  • December 3 – Winter Market – Artsworth 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • December 3 – Film – The Polar Express – The Grand – 6:30 p.m.
  • December 9, 10, 16, 17 -Live Theater – A Muiscal Christmas Carol -The Grand, 7 p.m.
  • December 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23, 30, 31 -3rd Annual Festival of Lights- Beth C. Wright Center, 4:30 – 7 p.m.
  • December 11, 18  -Live Theater – A Muiscal Christmas Carol -The Grand, 2 p.m.
  • December 10 -Breakfast with Santa at the Moore Center, Sponsored by the Downeast Family YMCA – 8 – 10:30 am
  • December 11 – Woodlawn – Visit with Santa and his (live) reindeer! 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • December 11 – Wreaths Across America – Maine Coast Mall
  • December 14 – Visit with Santa – Ellsworth Public Library – 5 – 6 p.m.
  • December 16 – Ugly Sweater Day – Wear your “Ugly” Sweater to work, school, daycare, and around town! Photos can be sent to [email protected] for social media posting all day! Sponsored by the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce
  • December 17 – Wreaths Across America- Wreath Laying Day at Woodbine Cemetery – 12 p.m. 
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