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Northern Lights

celebration

Let’s all come together for our favorite winter tradition.

NOVEMBER 22 to DECEMBER 31, 2019

at our Flagship campus, Freeport, Maine

From forested trails of twinkling lights to visits with Santa and his reindeer, there’s magic to be found at L.L.Bean this holiday season.

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STORE DIRECTIONS

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

FREE & FESTIVE EVENTS, ALL SEASON LONG

Discovery Forest

November 22 to December 31

Wander twinkling trails featuring 600 locally sourced evergreens and one giant Christmas tree, all dressed up for the holidays. At the end of the season, all trees will be mulched and donated to Freeport’s Wolfe’s Neck Farm.

NEW WinterKids StoryWalk®

November 22 to December 31

Follow the pages of a storybook through the paths of our enchanted evergreen forest – a fun family experience that combines the wonder of imagination, the joy of being outside, and the benefits that reading can bring to young minds.

Visit Santa & His Reindeer

November 22 to December 22

Fridays, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays, Noon to 6 p.m.

Bring the kids to Santa’s post-and-beam workshop for a magical meet-up, where they can share their holiday wishes with the jolly old man himself. Then say hello to his real reindeer right outside.

Warming Hut

November 22 to December 31

Daily, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Visit our festive 30-foot yurt – the coziest place in Maine! It’s the perfect place to meet up, warm up and relax after a long day of shopping and exploring.

Model Train Village

November 22 to December 31

Daily, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Head to the Kids’ department in our Flagship store to marvel at our magical model railway, set in an idyllic miniature New England village. Brought to L.L.Bean with the support of the Boothbay Railway Museum.

Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

NOVEMBER 30 to DECEMBER 22

Saturdays & Sundays, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Take in Freeport village at a slower pace as you take in the festive light displays all along Main Street. Wagons depart regularly from Main Street, in front of the Flagship store.

NEW Walk-in
Snow Globe

NOVEMBER 22 to DECEMBER 31

Daily, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Step inside our one-of-a-kind giant snowglobe for what’s sure to be one of Northern Lights’ favorite photo ops.

Complimentary Hot Cocoa

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NOVEMBER 22 to DECEMBER 31

Fridays, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturdays & Sundays, Noon to 6 p.m.

NEW L.L.Bean Holiday Plaid-venture

NOVEMBER 22 to DECEMBER 31

Daily, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Search our campus for products featuring our favorite plaids. Find them all and earn a prize! Pick up your game card at the customer service center in our Flagship store.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Freeport’s Sparkle Celebration

DECEMBER 6-15

Parade on December 6, at 6 p.m.

The whole town gets into the holiday spirit – now featuring two full weekends of fun! This annual family favorite kicks off with the Parade of Lights, then continues with a talking Christmas tree, a winter fun run and much more. DETAILS

“KidNight” New Year’s Eve Celebration

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31

Starts at 11 a.m. Fireworks at 6 p.m.

Ring in the new year early with our annual event, a favorite with families. We'll have crafts and entertainment, followed by a free concert and a fireworks display – all before bedtime.


Fun Activities Every Day of the Week

NOVEMBER 22 through DECEMBER 31 – all activities are FREE unless otherwise noted.

Visit llbean.com/freeport for more details.

Mondays

Boat and Tote Painting Class, $49, 7-9 p.m.

Customize a tote with holiday-themed art. Price includes Boat and Tote, all materials and a two-hour guided session with our guest artist.

Flagship Store

Tuesdays

Holiday Archery Shoot, 6-7 p.m.

Free shooting and instruction from our Outdoor Discovery Programs guides. Enjoy a new holiday theme every week.

Hunting & Fishing Store Archery Range

Wednesdays

Special Holiday Guests, 5-9 p.m.

12/4: It’s YETI Night! Enjoy product demos and free hot cocoa
12/11: Meet exciting local authors and get your books signed
12/18: Join our favorite food vendors for a holiday tasting

L.L.Bean Freeport Campus

Thursdays

Pet Night, 6-9 p.m.

12/5: Paws with Claus: get a picture of your pet with Santa
12/12: Make a D.I.Y. gift for your pet in this special workshop
12/19: Find a new friend at adoption night with Midcoast Humane

Discovery Park

Fly-Tying Clinic, 7-8 p.m.

Learn the foundations of fly tying with our Outdoor Discovery Programs experts.

Hunting & Fishing Store

Fridays

Holly Jolly Movie Night, 7 p.m.

We’ll be screening your favorite family-friendly holiday flicks.

Camping Atrium

Saturdays

Storytime & Kids’ Crafts, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Kids will learn how to create a different holiday craft every week.

Kids' Department

Paracord Bracelet Making, 5-7 p.m.

Put your own twist on a survival bracelet, guided by Outdoor Discovery Programs.

Kids’ Department

Adventure Movie Night, 7-8 p.m.

Join us for free screenings of exciting adventure documentaries.

Camping Atrium

Sundays

Deck Out Your Bean Boots, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Bring your Bean Boots (or buy a new pair) for free custom laces and embossing. One pair per customer.

Footwear Department

Family Adventure Walks, 10 a.m.

Join Outdoor Discovery Programs for free guided nature walks.

Find weekly locations and sign up at llbean.com/freeport

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