2018 Hometown Holidays

Thanksgiving to New Year’s!

“We’re kicking off our fun old fashion family Christmas by heading out into the country in the old front-wheel drive sleigh to embrace the frosty majesty of the winter landscape and select that most important of Christmas symbols.”  – Clark Griswold

The Holiday Season is fast approaching and Yarmouth is looking to ring in the cheer with your Holiday Events and Activities! Email Adrienne or Mark or call the Chamber Office at (207) 846-3984 and make sure your event is listed below for free!

Thank you to the following Business Sponsors:

…And Our Restaurant Sponsors:


Multi-Day Events
Lions Club Holiday Wreath & Christmas Tree Sale

By purchasing a Maine grown balsam Christmas tree from the Yarmouth Lions Club, 100% of profits will go into our Yarmouth High School scholarship fund. Over the last 10 years, more than $75,000 in Lions funded scholarships have been awarded to deserving YHS students. In addition the Lions sell holiday wreaths to fund a heating assistance program for neighbors who have difficulty paying for heating fuel during winter. Located at 200 Main Street while supplies last.

Saturday, December 1 & Sunday, December 2 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday, December 8 & Sunday, December 9 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday, December 15 & Sunday, December 16  – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Visits with Santa – on Memorial Green

Sunday, December 2, 9 & 16 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm

Coastal Maine Interiors: Guess the Candy in the Jar & Win a $200 Coupon

Beginning Saturday, December 1 through Saturday, December 22, Coastal Maine Interiors will have a vase full of individually wrapped candy. Participants who come into Coastal Maine Interiors at 357 Main Street can fill out a slip with their name & email address and take a guess at how many pieces of candy are in the vase.  On Saturday, December 22 we will draw a winner. The winner will receive a $200 off coupon on any custom order. Coastal Maine Interiors is open Monday and Wednesday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday and Thursday until 6pm, Friday 9:00 to Noon, Saturday and Evenings by appointment. www.coastalmaineinteriors.com

Saturday, Nov 24
Opening Reception for the Yarmouth Frame and Gallery Holiday Art Show

Saturday, November 24 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  A true celebration of the Arts in Yarmouth. Featuring our year around artists and several guests artist and artisans. 720 US Route One, gallery is open daily : Monday through Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm & Saturdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

  Lions Club Holiday Wreath Sale

The Lions Club of Yarmouth will once again be selling Holiday wreaths to fund the heating assistance program for neighbors who have difficulty paying for heating fuel during winter. Saturday, November 24 & Sunday, November 25 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Yarmouth Transfer station located at 659 East Main Street.

Celebrate Small Business Saturday with Royal River Books! 

On Saturday, November 24 &  Sunday, November 25 we will be giving away a free Royal River Books mugs with every purchase of $25 or more!

355 Main Street (207) 846-8006, Royal River Books is open Mon–Sat 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sundays from Thanksgiving to Christmas from 10:00 am to 5:00pm!

Tuesday, Nov 27
Classical Music Gathering at Merrill Memorial Library
Stop in at Merrill Memorial Library on Tuesday, November 27 at 6:00 pm for a meet-up group for avid listeners of “classical” music to converse, share, and explore the music and composers that move us! Composer and conductor Kim Diehnelt will guide discussions and listening samples. Join us for a deep dive into your favorite music! More info: MaestraKimD@gmail.com
Saturday, Dec 1
Maine’s Fastest Mile, Presented by Yarmouth Rotary

Timed, measured mile from Yarmouth High School to Yarmouth Town Hall​ on Saturday, December 1. Registration starts at 7:30 am. All participants receive a T-Shirt and groups are welcome to compete. Under 18 $10 and 18 & up $20​​. CLICK HERE for details.

First Baptist Church’s Christmas Fair

Support and learn more about these local charitable organizations — Living to L.A.S.T., Transformation Project, and the Root Cellar — when you do your holiday shopping at First Baptist Church’s Christmas Fair on Saturday December 1 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Browse homemade baked goods, white elephant treasures, toys, books, silent auction, raffle and hand crafts. Sit down for some homemade fish chowder or chili with all the fixings! And ride our free shuttle service between NYA and our door at 346 Main Street.

St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church Christmas Fair

St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church Christmas Fair will be Saturday December 1 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. There’s plenty of parking and a sit-down lunch, so come to  St. Bart’s and relax during your busy day of Christmas fairs. Decorated wreaths,  festive table greens, huge selection of books and videos, attic treasures, knitted hats and mittens, birdhouses, birch reindeer, cookie table, sit-down lunch of soups and sandwiches, gourmet frozen dishes,  baked goods, jewelry and handbags, holiday decor, silent auction. Discounts on many items 1-2pm. St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth.

Coastal Manor Craft Fair

Remember to visit us at the “other end of town”. At 20 West Main Street you will find lots of great items for your holiday shopping. Saturday, December 1 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Resident  crafters, artists, and staff have been busy collecting for the white elephant table, busy making crafts and baking goods, and more. Our Resident Artist will be painting faces and we will have many great raffles to win. All proceeds benefit the Resident Activity Fund. www.coastalmanornursinghome.com.

First Universalist Church Evergreen Holiday Fair

Yarmouth’s fabulous, fun, and festive fair returns on Saturday, December 1 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm! join us for a delicious bowl of hot soup and a slice of homemade bread, check out the gifts and treats we have for sale, bid on a variety of items in our silent auction, decorate gingerbread houses.  97 Main Street.

First Parish Christmas Fair

Saturday, December 1, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.  3 Floors of fabulous bargains you can feel good about purchasing.  Support the work of First Parish and get some of your holiday shopping done at the same time.  We have wreaths, arrangements, and Christmas decorations of all kinds, hand-knitted goods and home-made cookies and treats.  Peruse our silent auction for some unique items (bidding closes at 2pm).  Sit down and rest for a moment while you enjoy our lunch.  First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main Street, Yarmouth.

Benchmark Residential & Investment Real Estate

Everyone needs a creative outlet, right?  Benchmark agents and friends will be displaying and selling their artistic creations at our office at 5 Portland Street on Saturday, December 1, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Our first year participating will include offerings of pottery, home décor styled from driftwood stone and shells, quilts and jewelry, as well as stained glass and fused art glass home décor, ornaments and more!  Stop by to say hello and have a snack while you shop!

  Artisans at the Log Cabin Annual Holiday Show

Log Cabin at 196 Main Street, Saturday December 1 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, during the Yarmouth Village Holiday fairs. Come see what our artisans are offering shoppers this year! Plus – enter the raffle to WIN your favorite artist’s creation. – all proceeds go to YCAN.

Artisans at the Community House – NEW!

The Tuesday Artisans will be displaying and selling their wares on Saturday, December 1 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Yarmouth Community House (179 East Main Street). This newly added Hometown Holiday events includes artwork, paintings, jewelry, and more!

  North Yarmouth Academy Holiday Craft Fair

The North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) Parents’ Association will host the Annual Holiday Craft Fair and Book Sale on Saturday, December 1 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in North Yarmouth Academy’s gymnasium (154 Main Street) and Safford Center cafeteria (148 Main Street) in Yarmouth. This annual event is held in conjunction with a town-wide holiday celebration:  Yarmouth Hometown Holidays. Over 70 vendors from across the state will present a diverse variety of crafts including artwork, photography, jewelry, candles, soap, alpaca products, blown glass, woodworking and much more. Enjoy a sit-down lunch at the NYA Café and listen to holiday music by the NYA chorus.  Money raised from booth rental fees will help support NYA teacher grant requests.

Yarmouth Historical Society Craft Fair

Kick off your holiday shopping with a stop at the Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm Street, on Saturday, December 1 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Local crafters, artists, and students will be on hand with art and photography, cozy accessories, holiday cards, baked goods, and more. Try your hand at the historic craft of quilling and don’t miss our own gift shop for Yarmouth items, local history books, and gift memberships. CLICK HERE for details on applying

Yarmouth Chamber Open House & Sale

Stop by the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce at 162 Main Street on Saturday, December 1 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for good cheer, snacks and sales! The Chamber will be bringing out Clam Festival gear for your holiday gifting needs! Offering a range of discounts on shirts. We will also have posters, glasses, hats at regular price. So if you missed shopping at our booth this past July stop in and see what we have! www.yarmouthmaine.org

  Christmas with Alpacas

Join Estabrook’s for “Christmas with Alpacas”, Saturday, December 1 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This fun family event that has become a holiday tradition at Estabrook’s in Yarmouth. The event will feature an artisan market filled with local vendors, food trucks serving up delicious food, kids activities and much more. 337 East Main Street, Yarmouth ME 04096.

Artascope Open Studio at Railroad Square

Help us welcome the season on Saturday, December 1 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm: with our Open Studio during Yarmouth Hometown Holidays. We will be raffling off a chance to win a 3-month studio membership. This is the perfect time to learn how a membership can fulfill your creative needs with open studio member hours and discounts on classes. Meet studio members and take a tour of our spacious facility for painting, metalsmithing, glass work, and ceramics. Festive refreshments will be available, as well as the chance to make a free ornament.

Shops featuring our talented studio members and teachers will be “popping up” in the Gallery at Railroad Square located at Artascope at 48 Railroad Square. You don’t want to miss this one day event as you support local artisans and fill your need for retail therapy. Holiday gift options will include paintings, fine jewelry, metal work, fiber art, and more! Hours will be 10 am to 4 pm.  Artascope at bec (Bickford Education Center)  www.artascope.com.

Royal River Books: Win a Islandport Press Seabag!

On Saturday, December 1  and Sunday, December 2 from 10:00am to 5:00pm you can enter to win a limited edition Islandport Press Seabag!  No purchase necessary.  We will be featuring Islandport Press books all weekend, including Dahlov Ipcar’s My Wonderful Christmas Tree.  Islandport Press is located right here in Yarmouth! 355 Main Street (207) 846-8006, Royal River Books is open Mon–Sat 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sundays from Thanksgiving to Christmas from 10:00 am to 5:00pm!

Merrill Memorial Library’s Merry & Bright Holiday Celebration

Stop by Merrill Memorial Library on Saturday, December 1 from 10:00am to 5:00 pm for holiday-themed crafts and hot cocoa! This drop-in event is free and open to the public, all ages are welcome to attend. http://yarmouthlibrary.org/

Holiday Train Display & Sale – Southern Maine Model Railroad Club

Come see the Southern Maine Model Railroad Club’s operational train layout on display on the 3rd floor of Merrill Memorial Library on Saturday, December 1 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Train watching fun is open to the public as part of the Yarmouth Hometown Holidays Saturday! Take home your own model trains just in time for the holidays! 215 Main Street, Yarmouth.

317 Main Community Caroling

Gather together at 317 Main Community Music Center on Main Street at noon for hot cocoa to warm up. From there we will start singing and strolling down Main Street to spread some holiday cheer! Open and free to the public! Saturday, December 1 from Noon to 2:00 pm. www.317main.org

  38th Annual Carol Sing & Tree Lighting

Santa Arrives at 5pm on Saturday, December 1  (be there before 5pm to make sure you see Santa’s Arrival!) Join Yarmouth for the 38th Annual Carol Sing and Tree Lighting on the Memorial Green in front of town hall. The YHS Chorus and Band will be on hand to lead the crowd in sing-a-longs of holiday favorites and there will even be a visit from Santa himself! The Yarmouth Rotary club will serve cookies and hot cocoa, and representatives from Operation Bundle Up will be on hand collecting donations of hats, mittens, coats, and other warm wear for distribution to those in need. Bring the whole family for a village tradition unlike any other! http://www.yarmouthcommunityservices.com 

Sunday, Dec 2
Christmas with Alpacas

Join Estabrook’s for “Christmas with Alpacas”, Sunday, December 2, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This fun family event that has become a holiday tradition at Estabrook’s in Yarmouth. The event will feature an artisan market filled with local vendors, food trucks serving up delicious food, kids activities and much more. 337 East Main Street, Yarmouth ME 04096.

Wednesday, Dec 5
Yarmouth Chamber Boast N Toast – Silent & Live Auction

Join us for a fun filled evening at The Muddy Rudder on Wednesday, December 5 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Great Silent auction items just in time for the Holidays along with an excited liver auction, wine pull and a 50/50 Shop Local Raffle sponsored by People’s United Bank! Support the Yarmouth Chamber Scholarship!

Saturday, Dec 8
Second Annual Day of Hope

Hello family, friends, and neighbors- the second annual Day of Hope is just around the corner! Come join us on Saturday, December 8 at 11:00 am at the Yarmouth High School Auditorium. Let’s promote gratitude, encourage humanity, and incite positivity to make our community a better place. All proceeds will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Maine. Check out our website for more information!   www.dayofhopemaine.com !

Friday, Dec 14
317 Main Presents Songs of the Season!

Friday, December 14 at 7:00 to 9:00 pm 317 Main Community Music Center Vocal Teaching Artists  along with 317 student performers bring us Songs of the Season! First Parish Church Yarmouth 116 Main Street. Group Caroling & Cocoa on the front steps at 6:30pm.

$15/ticket. Visit http://www.317main.org/ for details.

Wednesday, Dec 19
Acoustic Wednesday at Gather with Kathy Slack (Holiday Favorites)

Every third Wednesday of the month, we are featuring teaching artists from Yarmouth’s own 317 Main Community Music Center. Come check out these talented artists and teachers. Dinner starts at 5:00 pm, music starts at 6:00 pm. 189 Main Street. www.gathermaine.com.

Monday, Dec 24
West Side Trail 8th Annual Walk with Santa

Meet at the upper Tyler Technologies Parking Lot for a 10 am guided walk with Santa. This event is FREE! Santa has time for just one stop in this busy day and he hopes you can join him for some fresh air, a cookie, and cocoa! Dress appropriately for weather, as this event is snow or shine! (Due to trail conditions, the event may be cancelled. Please check with YCS the day before). www.yarmouthcommunityservices.org

Thursday, Dec 27
Live Tunes at Woodhull with Jason Spooner

Conveniently located on Forest Falls Drive in Yarmouth, Woodhull offers a fun mix of internationally inspired food, a large beer selection, tasty cocktails, amazing live music, fun bar games, a relaxing garden patio and really, really good vibes. Stop by on Thursday, December 27 at 7:00 pm to catch Jason Spooner and some holiday cheer! www.woodhullpublichouse.com

Monday, Dec 31
Yarmouth’s New Years’ Eve All Ages Party

Come and ring in the New Year without having to travel! Bring the kids (or leave them home!) and dance the night away! Cash bar and VERY light snacks available. Featuring several live bands! The more, the merrier, so PLEASE spread the word. All proceeds will go to benefit the Royal River Community Players (www.royalrivercommunityplayers.com) to help this wonderful organization provide a creative outlet and entertainment for everyone, young and old. So, come support this great organization while getting down with yo’ funky self!!

Tickets are on sale now at https://yarmouthnye2018.eventbrite.com.

  First Universalist Church 7th Annual Clam Drop!

First Universalist welcomes all to their front steps to ring in the New Year. Arrive before 7:00 pm on Monday, December 31 and step inside to warm up and enjoy music, cookies and cocoa. Then join Steamer outside right before 7:00pm, and count down the Greenwich Mean Time New Year! A wonderful evening activity for families with little merry makers, or make it a stop on your way to your midnight celebrations. 97 Main Street.