The City of Ellsworth is about to deck the halls in style this Christmas! Last year, a committee made up of local organizations got together to coordinate planning and publicity for holiday programming, with a goal of making Ellsworth a destination for Christmas activities. There is a lot planned for 2021! As always, some of our favorite community activities will be going on along with a few more that are sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit. We hope that everyone will get out and enjoy everything that makes both our area and the season magical.

  • Starting Now – Christmas Magic with Downeast Community Partners – Parents/guardians can call to sign up for holiday packages for kids any time (664-2424, ext. 5908). Donations are welcome, call the same number for more information or mail donations to 248 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605.
  • November 26 –  BLACK FRIDAY
  • November 26 –  Black Friday at the Black House, last shopping day at the Woodlawn Gift Shop, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • November 27 –  Small Business Saturday
  • November 27 – City Tree Lighting – Ellsworth City Hall – 5 p.m.
  • November 27 – Kids Shopping @ Sugar Mags Central (A shopping event for kids). 4:30 – 6:30 p.p.
  • November 27 – Robinson Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker at The Grand, 6:00 pm
  • November 28 – Robinson Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker at The Grand, 2:00 pm
  • November 29 – December 17 – The Ellsworth Public Library will be helping Santa out once again this year. Watch for Santa’s magic mailbox to arrive on our lawn on November 29. Write a letter to Santa and put it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, The North Pole. Bring it to the library and place it in Santa’s Mailbox. (No postage necessary). Each child who mails a letter will receive a personal reply from Santa. Remember to include your full name and mailing address – so Santa knows where to send your letter!! Make sure you get your letter into the mailbox by Friday, December 17.
  • December 2, 9, 16, & 23 – Come to Downtown Ellsworth and hunt for the Chirstmas Pickle! 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. at participating businesses. For more information please visit enjoyellsworth.com
  • December 3, 4 , 10, 11, 17, 18, & 31 – Festival of Lights at the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center, 4:30 – 7 pm
  • December 3 – Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers: The Grinch, The Grand, 6 – 7 pm
  • December 4 – 41st Annual Downtown Ellsworth Christmas Parade. 11:00am [email protected] 
  • December 4 – Winter Marketplace, at Fogtown Brewing Company, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • December 4 – Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers: The Grinch, The Grand, 1-2 pm
  • December 4 – Christmas Fair at the First Congregational Church in Ellsworth – 8″30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • December 4 – Family Film – The Polar Express 3D, The Grand, 6 pm
  • December 7 – Gift Drive for KidsPeace at Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce Office & Visitor Center
  • December 11 – Breakfast with Santa, 8:00 am, Moore Early Learning & Community Center in Ellsworth
  • December 12 – Wreaths Across America Convoy stop at Maine Coast Mall, 9:00 am
  • December 17 – City Wide Ugly Sweater Day
  • December 17 – Santa at Sugar Mags Central – 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • December 18 – Wreath laying at Woodbine Cemetery
  • December 18 -Santa at Sugar Mags Central 12 – 3:00 p.m.
  • December 19 – A Christmas Sunday Celebration, Faith Community Fellowship – 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
  • December 22 – A Christmas Night of Worship, Faith Community Fellowship  – 6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
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