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Sparkle by-the-Sea

Ross Memorial Museum 188 Montague St., ST ANDREWS

Join us for our third Sparkle by-the-Sea celebration from December 8 to 11, a holiday shopping and entertainment event. Participating businesses will be open until 9 pm Thursday to Saturday and 12 noon to 5 pm on Sunday. The historic downtown will be decorated for the holiday season. Enjoy live entertainment, ice sculpture carving, daily live music, caroling, and face painting while gathering with friends and family at the Char and Chowder “Christmas Hub”, sipping mulled cider or hot chocolate.

Find out more.

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Cirque du Soleil Corteo

Cross Insurance Center 515 Main St, Bangor

Come upon a place where a nostalgic clown somewhere dreams about his funeral, and looks back on his personal experiences. Performing at the Cross Insurance Center, December 9-11.

Tickets and video here.

Poets at the Window at Sunbury Shores

Online Event Anywhere you can connect to the internet, ME

Sunbury Shores is creating a window installation for displaying local poetry! Submit your poem to info@sunburyshores.org and we will select a collection to print for the public to enjoy! If you are looking for inspiration to get going, might we suggest the following: Create short phrases in your poetry that reach out to people as they pass; comfort them, make them think, share a thought that's stuck with you; or make poems that jump into people's pockets as they carry on through their day.

Outdoor European Style Christmas Market

Belding Hill Farms 404 Ravine Road, Hampton

An outdoor European Style Christmas market that challenges what Canadians know Christmas markets to be. The focus will be on eating, drinking and socializing with friends and strangers while shopping for some of those hard to buy for family and friends from local craftsmen/craftswomen and artisans.

The market will run for four weekends at Belding Hill Farms in Hampton. Find out more and get tickets here.

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Breakfast with Santa

Magaguadavic Place 11 J.O. Spinney Drive, St. George

Come enjoy Breakfast with Santa on Saturday December 10 from 8 to 10 am! We will have pancakes, sausage and juice.

Tickets are $5 per person or $20 for a family. Ticket includes a delicious breakfast, photo with Santa, Christmas craft, and a treat bag. For more info, contact april.banks@charlottecca.ca.

Featured Featured Recurring Event Weekly Used Book Sale

Weekly Used Book Sale

Pembroke Library 221 Old County Road, Pembroke

In addition to our very successful annual summer Used Book Sale, Pembroke Library has now opened a Used Book Shop on the second floor of the library that will be open weekly! Opening day will begin on October 1 and continue every Saturday morning. Genres include action, adventure, mystery, suspense, romance, non-fiction, crafts, children, and more. Additional books will be added as they become available.

Prices are $1 for hard covers and 50 cents for paperbacks.

Featured Featured Recurring Event Holiday Ornaments and Movie Showing

Holiday Ornaments and Movie Showing

CCMA Office 19 Main Street, St. George

Youth are invited to join us on December 10 to create their own unique holiday ornaments while we watch The Polar Express and enjoy hot chocolate and holiday treats! This event is open to both CCMA and Community youth ($5 registration fee for community) and all supplies will be provided.

It will be held in St. Stephen from 10 am to noon and in St. George from 2-4 pm (at the CCMA offices).

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St. Andrews Christmas Farmers Market

Sir James Dunn Academy 180 King Street, St. Andrews

Looking for local goods and fresh vegetables? Come to the St. Andrews Christmas Farmers Market on December 10 from 10 am to 2 pm at Sir James Dunn Academy!

We even have fresh greens!

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Chili Cafe and Bake Sale with Santa and Mrs Claus

Robbinston Historical Society Route 1, Robbinston

Come visit Santa and Mrs. Claus and pick up your choice of chili to take home for dinner on December 10 from 11 am to 2 pm. $5 per person for chili and cornbread!

The wonderful Robbinston Historical Society Bake Sale will also be available.

Featured Featured Recurring Event Riding the Waves: A Mental Wellness Play

Riding the Waves: A Mental Wellness Play

Fundy Middle High School 44 Mount Pleasant Road, St. George

13 volunteer stage actors will perform the stories of 14 ordinary people of Charlotte County living with mental illness in Riding the Waves. These people came forward to share the most intimate details of their lives, their struggles hoping that others would not feel alone.

Did you miss the sold out showings earlier this year? This play will be shown for one day only in St. George at Fundy High School in St. George on December 10 at 2 pm! See more details here.

Featured Featured Recurring Event Holiday Ornaments and Movie Showing

Holiday Ornaments and Movie Showing

CCMA Office 19 Main Street, St. George

Youth are invited to join us on December 10 to create their own unique holiday ornaments while we watch The Polar Express and enjoy hot chocolate and holiday treats! This event is open to both CCMA and Community youth ($5 registration fee for community) and all supplies will be provided.

It will be held in St. Stephen from 10 am to noon and in St. George from 2-4 pm (at the CCMA offices).

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Second Saturday String Jam

Old Sow Grill 31 Water Street, Eastport

In the warm tradition of Irish pubs, all are welcome to come to the new Second Saturday String Jam at the Old Sow Grill in Eastport, December 10 from 3-5 pm. Come to play music or come simply to listen and enjoy. This jam is hosted by the house band, Moose Island Contradance, Etc. (MICE) and will be held monthly. Music charts will be provided so all are encouraged to bring instruments and join the fun - fiddle, guitar, ukelele, banjo, spoons, bodhran, voice - all levels welcome.

Stay informed about upcoming jams and dances by liking and following our Facebook page.

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Live Music with Duane & Friends at Whole Life

Whole Life Natural Market 4 Colonial Way, Store 3, Machias

Duane & Friends , 3-5 PM on Saturday, December 10th!
From Duane Ingalls: ..we'll share some winter, holiday, original & unusual tunes... special guests include Brother Bushee of New Orleans & Off-grid-Maine (an awesome combination)...
Whole Life Cafe & Espresso Bar will be OPEN!
Located at 4 Colonial Way, Beside The French Cellar in Downtown Machias.
(207)255-8855

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Jingle Around the Bay

Back Bay Back Bay

There will be a Christmas Parade around the Bay on December 10 starting at 4 pm at the corner in Back Bay, along with the Around the Loop Christmas Market. Hot dogs and hot chocolate will be served.

Reserve your spot in the market for $10 or a float in the parade by contacting Kim Cooke at 506-321-9515.

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13th Annual Festival of Trees

Eastport Arts Center (EAC) 36 Washington Street, Eastport

Eastport Arts Center’s 13th annual Festival of Trees will be held from 4:30-5:30 pm, Saturday, December 10. The event will feature a ticket raffle of gift-worthy items in addition to the ‘main event’ of lovingly decorated tabletop trees available by silent bid. Live music and takeout treats will complete the festive fundraiser.

More information about the festival may be found here.

Featured Featured Recurring Event Stage East: The Glass Menagerie

Stage East: The Glass Menagerie

Bank Square Eastport

Stage East adventures beyond the Eastport Arts Center with its next production, The Glass Menagerie. The company will make use of the storefront space at 34 Water Street in Eastport, just across from the Waco Diner, to stage the classic American drama by Tennessee Williams.

Performances will be offered at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays, December 2, 3, 9 and 10; and at 2 pm, Sundays, December 4 and 11. Tickets are $15; attendees age 17 and under will be admitted free of charge. Doors for the show will open 30 minutes prior to performances (6:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays; 1:30 pm on Sundays); attendees are asked to be in their seats promptly at 7 pm and 2 pm. Tickets are available at stageeast.org under the tickets tab. Tickets are also available at the door, but seating is limited. For more information, please email markspencermacey@gmail.com.

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Tidings and Tinsel

Drewhaven Town and Country 225 Water Street, St. Andrews

Join Sunbury Shores in the elegant setting of Drewhaven for a very special evening to honour our award recipients and kick off the holiday season.

We are long overdue for recognizing the recipients of the Sunbury Shores Awards. So, put on your party wear and join us for an evening of celebration, fine hors d’oeuvres, and dancing to holiday music performed by members of The Hypochondriacs. Cash bar. Tickets here.