BLUE HILL — The Acadia Brass Ensemble of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra presents a free, family-friendly holiday concert in partnership with Bagaduce Music from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at 49 South St. Learn more about brass instruments and experience holiday favorites played by a quartet of members of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. Please RSVP via EventBrite to ensure your seat.
ELLSWORTH — Woodlawn Museum is holding Holiday High Tea at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, Dec. 12 and 19, and Fridays, Dec. 7, 14 and 21, at 19 Black House Drive. The teas are catered by Chipper’s Restaurant & Catering from Hancock. Details, menu and ticket purchases are available online at woodlawnmuseum.org. $22 for members, $25 for nonmembers.
BUCKSPORT — The 3rd annual Holiday Lights Parade in Downtown Bucksport will be held 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. The Parade will travel along Main Street and end at the Town Office. Anyone interested in participating should sign up by contacting Chris Grindle at email@example.com or 207-610-9793, or sign up at http://bit.ly/bucksparade. Free entry. Participants will be judged for the best and most creative holiday designs for the chance to win one of three prizes. First place, $100 Visa gift card; second place, $75 Visa gift card; third place, $50 Visa gift card.
BAR HARBOR — Robinson Ballet presents “The Nutcracker” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage St. Tickets are available here. Watch this timeless tale of Christmas dreams come to life with Clara and her beloved toy, the Nutcracker. As the clock strikes midnight strange things begin to happen. You will be enchanted by fairies, dolls, soldiers, a Snow Queen and, of course, a Rat King and Uncle Drosselmeyer. All brought to magical life by the extraordinary dancers of the Robinson Ballet. This is truly the family holiday event of the season.
BAR HARBOR — The 5th Annual Charitable Christmas Celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Event Center, 119 Eden St. Stop by for kids holiday craft tables, hot chocolate, holiday games and movies, the opportunity to write letters to Santa (and receive a response before Christmas), a photo booth, a raffle, cookie decorating, and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The event accepts donations of clothing (for any age, especially warm winter gear), and new, unwrapped toys and gifts for local charities. Wreaths will be for sale at the event.
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