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Portland’s Downtown District announces interim executive director, board members, new officers

By Danielle Layton on July 25, 2013, at 9:54 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Portland’s Downtown District announced that Steven Hewins has been appointed as interim executive director. Hewins, who has been actively engaged in Downtown Portland’s business and hospitality community for more than 30 years, will assume the position in August. Portland’s Downtown District also announced results from its recent …

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

By Danielle Layton on Oct. 22, 2012, at 9:42 a.m.
Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 5:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: Monument Square, Monument Square, Portland, ME For more information: Will Ethridge; 207-772-6828; portlandmaine.com/cornerstone-events/ Friday November 23, 5:30pm, Monument Square Come see the spectacular lighting of the tree at this annual tradition! Entertainment begins with Rick Charette and the Bubblegum Band. …

PORTLAND ON ICE 2013

By Danielle Layton on Oct. 12, 2012, at 9:35 a.m.
Enjoy live music, outdoor sporting demonstrations, and special daytime activities during downtown’s coolest event!

Winter Window Walk

By Danielle Layton on Oct. 12, 2012, at 9:20 a.m.
Stroll through downtown during the holidays to enjoy the festive window displays! Vote for your favorite by Liking your favorite window in our Facebook photo album by December 16.

Merry Madness

By Danielle Layton on Oct. 12, 2012, at 9:18 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 5 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Regency Hotel and Spa, 20 Milk St, Portland, ME For more information: Will Ethridge; 207-772-6828; portlandmaine.com/cornerstone-events/ Thursday December 13, 5-10pm – Shop ‘til you drop in downtown Portland! Participating stores will remain open until 10 pm. Merry Madness kicks off …

Holidays in the Heart of Portland

By Danielle Layton on Oct. 12, 2012, at 9:12 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 8:11 a.m. to 8:11 a.m. Location: Arts District, Downtown Portland, Portland, ME For more information: Will Ethridge; 207-772-6828; portlandmaine.com/cornerstone-events/ Saturday December 8 – Shop the Arts District and discover demonstrations, holiday sales, live music, family activities, and more!

Shop For A Cause Day

By Danielle Layton on Oct. 12, 2012, at 9:10 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 8:09 a.m. to 8:09 a.m. Location: Downtown Portland, Downtown Portland, Portland, ME For more information: Will Ethridge; 207-772-6828; portlandmaine.com/cornerstone-events/ Saturday December 1- Shop downtown on December 1 and a portion of the sales from participating stores are donated to local charity Junior Achievement.

FREE Horse & Wagon Rides

By Danielle Layton on Oct. 12, 2012, at 9:09 a.m.
November 24 to December 23- Fridays (4-8pm), Saturdays (2-6pm), and Sundays (1-5pm) Free rides throughout enchanting downtown and enjoy the lights and sounds of the holiday season. Pick up and drop off every half hour in Monument Square.

Twelve Days of Christmas

By Danielle Layton on Oct. 12, 2012, at 9:07 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Friday November 23 – Sunday December 16 Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for 4 weeks during the holiday season (12 days in all). PDD provides raffle boxes to participating stores who have provided gifts for the raffle. Each shop draws …

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

By Danielle Layton on Oct. 12, 2012, at 9:05 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Friday November 23, 5:30pm, Monument Square Come see the spectacular lighting of the tree at this annual tradition! Entertainment begins with Rick Charette and the Bubblegum Band. Free horse & wagon rides from 4 – 8 pm
 
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