Northeast Harbor won’t be a small sleepy town on Saturday, December 3rd with the Northeast Harbor Christmas Festival, a day full of activities highlighted by Santa’s arrival at the Marina aboard the Sunbeam at 3:30 p.m.

The activities include

Frosty 5K - Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Neighborhood House. Walkers and children begin at 9:30 and the run starts at 10AM

Holiday Card and Snowflake Making - 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Northeast Harbor Library

Santa's Workshop - Noon to 3 p.m. at the Neighborhood House. Children can bring canned goods or non-perishable food items for the food pantry then shop and wrap up to 4 gifts with a personal shopper

Make a Jingle Bell Noisemaker Craft - 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Maine Seacoast Mission

Caroling  - 3:15 PM at the Northeast Harbor Marina

Santa and Mrs. Claus Arrive on the Maine Sea Coast Mission's Subbeam at 3:30 p.m. at the Marina

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus - On the porch of Carter Real Estate from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.  and then from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Maine Seacoast Mission Open House

Bonfire - Great Harbor Maritime Museum 4:30-7 p.m. Make a peace flag with Artwaves and enjoy a Holiday Photobooth to benefit the Mount Desert Elementary School PTO inside the museum.

Many shops and restaurants will be open with special discounts. For more details visit the Mount Desert Chamber of Commerce's website

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