Title /blog/category/central-maine/?format=rss A blog feed. en-US Mon, 01 Dec 2014 23:14:04 -0500 10 Family Activities to do in Central Maine during the Holiday Season https://cbplourde.com/blog/posts/2014/12/01/10-family-activities-to-do-in-central-maine-during-the-holiday-season/ <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="Snow and Christmas Lights" class="featured featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5728/blog/snowflakes-538223_1920.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 333px; margin: 5px;"></p> <p>Looking for some interesting family activities to do this holiday season? The greater Waterville area has many to choose from. Here are the top ten:</p> <h3><a href="http://kringleville.org/" target="_blank">Kringleville</a></h3> <p>Waterville, ME - November 28 - December 22, most evenings and Saturdays</p> <p>Shop downtown and visit with Santa.</p> <h3><a href="http://www.gwh.org/fot/Welcome.aspx" target="_blank">Festival of Trees</a></h3> <p>Goodwill-Hinckley - December 6 - 13, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, and evenings on the 10th and 12th</p> <p>Daily tree viewings, giveaways, and lots of activities.</p> <h3><a href="http://www.mainstreetskowhegan.org/holiday_stroll.php" target="_blank">Holiday Stroll</a></h3> <p>Skowhegan, ME - December 5 &amp; December 6</p> <p>Parade Friday night at 7:00 pm. Shop downtown and join in many holiday activities.</p> <h3><a href="http://www.colby.edu/academics_cs/artsatcolby/production.cfm?title=45th%20Annual%20Service%20of%20Carols%20and%20Lights" target="_blank">Service of Carols and Bells</a></h3> <p>Colby College, Waterville, ME - December 5 &amp; 6</p> <p>Readings, caroling and music.</p> <h3><a href="http://www.franklincountymaine.org/?page_id=2330" target="_blank">Chester Greenwood Day</a></h3> <p>Farmington, ME - December 6</p> <p>Holiday Movies themed parade, Gingerbread House Contest, Chili Contest and more. Bring your earmuffs!</p> <h3><a href="http://www.belgradelakesmaine.com/local/2014-holiday-stroll.pdf" target="_blank">Belgrade Lakes Village Holiday Stroll</a> (PDF)</h3> <p>Belgrade Lakes, ME - December 6</p> <p>Parade, horse-drawn carriage rides, caroling and live music.</p> <h3><a href="http://www.christmastreemap.com/farm/ME.html" target="_blank">Cut and carry tree farms</a></h3> <p>A fun family experience, you-cut tree farms make an event out of choosing your Christmas tree.</p> <h2>Donating/Volunteering</h2> <p>Donate cash, gifts, or food. Or make it a family activity and donate your time to help the hungry or needy.</p> <p><a href="http://watervilleareafoodbank.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Greater Waterville Area Food Bank</strong></a></p> <p>Mondays thru Thursdays, 10 am - noon; 2nd and 4th Monday evening 5:30 - 7:00 pm</p> <p><a href="http://corpuschristimaine.org/outreach" target="_blank"><strong>Listing of Local Church Soup Kitchens</strong></a></p> <p>Various times</p> <p><a href="http://www.foodpantries.org/ci/me-waterville" target="_blank"><strong>Greater Waterville Area Food Pantries</strong></a></p> <p>Various times</p> <h2>Chasing Lights</h2> <p>Drive through or stroll along well decorated streets. Some neighborhoods earn reputations for holiday decorating.</p> <p>Good areas include Washington St, near Colby College; China Rd in Winslow, and any of the downtown shopping areas in Waterville, Skowhegan, Augusta, Winslow, Fairfield and beyond.</p> Central Maine Mon, 01 Dec 2014 23:14:04 -0500