THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1

SKOWHEGAN

Holiday Stroll, downtown, 4-7 p.m. display of trees, Redington Home; 612-2571 or mainstreetskowhegan.org.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2

OAKLAND

Oakland Community Christmas Tree Lighting, 6 p.m., downtown, next to TD Bank; see Santa.

SKOWHEGAN

Holiday Stroll, downtown, original Skowhegan Art Sale, Renaissance Center; Library Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., sing-along with Barbie demonstration, 2 p.m.; Hospice Lights to Remember, a procession from Main Street, 6 p.m.; Holiday Stroll Parade, 7 p.m.; 612-2571 or mainstreetskowhegan.org.

VASSALBORO

Christmas Spirit events, 6 p.m., North Fire Station; lighting of the Community Christmas Tree and the arrival of Santa Claus, with sing-along and cookies.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3

BELGRADE LAKES VILLAGE

Christmas Stroll, 4-7 p.m., Village Triangle. Hundreds of luminaries and lights, tree-lighting ceremony, 4 p.m.; Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Belgrade Community Center for All Seasons; giant tree lighting, 4 p.m.; Christmas crafts, 4-7 p.m., Union Church; free gingerbread men, 4-7 p.m., Great Pond Marina Storage Barn; visit with Santa, 4-7 p.m., Maine Lakes Resource Center; Giving Tree, Health Center, 142 Main St.; write letters to Santa, 4-7 p.m., Balloons & Things; Messalonskee High School Robotics Club demonstrations, 4-7 p.m., Belgrade Lakes Post Office; horse-drawn wagon rides, 4:30-7 p.m., Lakepoint Real Estate; cookie walk, 2-5 p.m., Wings Hill Inn; 495-2205.

FARMINGTON

Chester Greenwood Day: parade, 11 a.m., downtown Farmington; chili and gingerbread house contests, following parade, Franklin Savings Bank, Front Street; Farmington Rotary Club’s Festival of Trees, all day, Granary Restaurant — tree auction that evening; Polar Bear dip, 3 p.m., Clearwater Lake; 778-4215.

LIVERMORE

Christmas at Norlands, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 290 Norlands Road. A 19th-century celebration at Washburn-Norlands Living History Center with mulled cider, caroling and living history in the Washburn mansion. Enjoy antique toys, trails to the tall pines, jingle bell rides and paper-cutting activity for children and adults; 897-4366.

SKOWHEGAN

Holiday Stroll, downtown, breakfast with Santa, 8-10 a.m., Tewksbury Hall; Santa’s Village, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hight Chevrolet showroom; wreath sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Dove Society; storytelling, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Skowhegan Fleuriste; wagon rides, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; farmer’s market and Christmas tree sale, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; cookie decorating for children, 10 a.m.-noon, Redington Home; live music by Jeff Quinn and cookie sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the library; kids karaoke, noon-4 p.m., Old Mill Pub; downtown artwalk, 4-8 p.m.; Old Liberty String Band, 6-9 p.m., Old Mill Pub; 612-2571 or mainstreetskowhegan.org.

VASSALBORO

Christmas Spirit events: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., East Vassalboro Grange Hall, Route 32; horse-drawn wagon rides, courtesy of Richard Lemieux of Lemieux’s Orchard, caroling along the way; wreaths sale, craft tables, ornament making and Christmas cookies for a fee; live music, Christmas decorations; lunch.

WATERVILLE

Downtown Holiday Open House, all day, Main Street. Activities include horse-drawn sleigh rides, carolers, cookie decorating, local food samples, artisans, holiday card making, Stonewall Kitchen tastings, refreshments and sales, a tea tasting, free gift wrapping and more.

WINTHROP

Holiday parade, 3:30 p.m., Main Street. Participants will line up at 2:30 p.m. at the top of Main Street; 377-8020, winthropchamber.org or [email protected]

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9

RANGELEY

Mountain Holly Days, weekend-long event featuring specials in participating shops, open houses, refreshments, raffles, caroling and more.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10

CANAAN

Breakfast with Santa, 7-11 a.m., Canaan Elementary School. Cost is $3 for children younger than 10, $5 for older children. Activities: pie sale, silent auction, 50/50 raffle and pictures with Santa. Tickets available at the door or at Canaan School; 474-3901.

RANGELEY

Mountain Holly Days, community Christmas party.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11

HALLOWELL

Holidays in Hallowell, children Christmas wrapping, City Hall; cribbage tournament, parade and gingerbread house contest; hallowell.org or 620-7477.

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