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Holiday excitement. Outdoor joy. Discover it all with us this season.

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Nov. 17-Dec. 31, 2017
at our flagship campus, Freeport, Maine

The best part of the holidays is time spent with family and friends. Bring yours and revel in the joys of the season together. 

All activities are free unless otherwise noted. Please call 1·877·755·2326 for updates. Activities and times are subject to change or cancellation without notice.


Discovery Forest

Nov. 17-Dec. 31

Follow the path through our enchanting forest with over 600 trees covered in twinkling lights, and experience the most festive, fragrant walk imaginable.

NEW Warming Hut

Nov. 17-Dec. 31, 9 a.m-9 p.m. daily

We decked out our 30-foot yurt for the holidays! Come in and warm up – we’ll have free hot cocoa every weekend*. You’ll also find a special letter-writing station and a mailbox that delivers directly to the North Pole.

*Sorry, no hot cocoa on Sunday, Dec. 24

Free Visits with Santa

Fridays, 4-8 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays*, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

The perfect chance for kids to tell Santa what’s on their wish list – he’ll be waiting in his post-and-beam workshop. Snap a photo to share with family and friends.

*Sorry, no Santa visits on Sunday, Dec. 24

See Santa’s Reindeer

Fridays, 4-8 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays*, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Santa’s arrival wouldn’t be complete without his reindeer! Stop by and see real ones from Maine.

*Sorry, no reindeer on Sunday, Dec. 24

Model Train Village

Nov. 17-Dec. 31, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily

Check out an idyllic miniature New England village in the Kids’ department and see if you can spot the one extra-special train headed for the North Pole.

Free Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

Saturdays & Sundays, Dec. 2-23, 3 p.m-7 p.m

A wonderful way to spend time outdoors with family and friends. Take a break from shopping, see the light displays and explore the village at a slower pace. Leave from Main Street, in front of the flagship store.


Maine Crafted Gifts Pop-Up

Saturdays & Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Find wonderful locally made gifts in our small yurt on the Main Street patio. We’ll feature different Maine craftspeople every weekend, so be sure to check back to see what’s new.



Opening Weekend

Friday, Nov. 17-Sunday Nov. 19

The best way to start the holiday season! Come by during our kickoff weekend and walk the newly lit forest of trees, see Santa and his reindeer, warm up in our new yurt and snap a group picture in the giant snow globe. Plus: Visit the Open House at the L.L.Bean Home Store on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with contests, classes and free sips and snacks while you shop.

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Sunday, Dec. 31; starts at 11 a.m., fireworks at 6 p.m.

Start the fun early with our annual event, a favorite with families. We’ll have crafts and entertainment, followed by a concert and fireworks.

Freeport’s Sparkle Weekend

Dec. 1-3, parade Friday, 6 p.m.

The whole town gets into the holiday spirit! The fun kicks off with the Parade of Lights, then continues with a talking Christmas tree, a fun run and much more. DETAILS