If you are planning a special Thanksgiving getaway, look no further than Camden, a quaint New England town nestled along the rocky coast of Maine. The beautiful state of Maine offers wonderful scenery and many different unique activities that make it such a great place to share your Thanksgiving weekend with your partner, friends or family. Take time to breathe and relax on a foliage-filled drive through Maine’s coastline from Portland to Camden. From the quaint small towns and fishing villages, to the serene country settings, you’re sure to spend your holiday giving thanks for everything in your life and more. Check out all the wonderful happenings going on in Camden this Thanksgiving!
Mount Battie Star Lighting, November 24
For many years it’s been a tradition of the Camden residents and Camden Hills State Park staff to illuminate a giant star at the peak of Mount Battie. This tradition takes place the Thanksgiving evening and is open to the public. The star is powered through the holiday season by a generator that is fired up manually each night at dusk for nearly 50 years. This event is a local favorite and a treat for all ages, even grown-ups!
Rockland’s Festival of Lights, November 25-27
The day after Thanksgiving, treat yourself to Rockland’s annual Festival of Lights. Rockland is the town over from Camden and is just a short drive away. Every Thanksgiving weekend, the streets of this quaint little town fill up with holiday decor and activities. From free horse-drawn wagon rides, the lighting of the “tree” made of lobster traps, all the way to Santa himself arriving aboard a U.S. Coast Guard boat, this festival is sure to get you into the holiday mood. To learn more about this festival and to see a schedule of events, visit this page.
Yuletide on the St. George Peninsula, November 25-26
Yuletide celebrates the arrival of the Christmas season in one of Downeast Maine’s most beautiful peninsula. Check out some cute shops, craft fairs, and festive foods to get you in the spirit of the holiday season. This event is open to the public and doesn’t have a website, so head over to check it out and get some pre-season holiday shopping done!
Experience a Thanksgiving Getaway to Remember
The Camden Harbour Inn offers a Thanksgiving package that includes two luxurious nights at the Inn and an incredible 5-course Thanksgiving dinner at our award-winning restaurant, Natalie’s. So this Thanksgiving Day, sit back and relax by the fireplace because we will do all the cooking. For more details about booking this package, call our concierge at (207) 236-4200 today!