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:
Waterville, ME - November 28 - December 22, most evenings and Saturdays
Shop downtown and visit with Santa.
Festival of Trees
Goodwill-Hinckley - December 6 - 13, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, and evenings on the 10th and 12th
Daily tree viewings, giveaways, and lots of activities.
Skowhegan, ME - December 5 & December 6
Parade Friday night at 7:00 pm. Shop downtown and join in many holiday activities.
Service of Carols and Bells
Colby College, Waterville, ME - December 5 & 6
Readings, caroling and music.
Chester Greenwood Day
Farmington, ME - December 6
Holiday Movies themed parade, Gingerbread House Contest, Chili Contest and more. Bring your earmuffs!
Belgrade Lakes Village Holiday Stroll
Belgrade Lakes, ME - December 6
Parade, horse-drawn carriage rides, caroling and live music.
Cut and carry tree farms
A fun family experience, you-cut tree farms make an event out of choosing your Christmas tree.
Donate cash, gifts, or food. Or make it a family activity and donate your time to help the hungry or needy.
Greater Waterville Area Food Bank
Mondays thru Thursdays, 10 am - noon; 2nd and 4th Monday evening 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Listing of Local Church Soup Kitchens
Greater Waterville Area Food Pantries
Drive through or stroll along well decorated streets. Some neighborhoods earn reputations for holiday decorating.
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.
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