November 22 to December 31, 2021
Free & Festive, All Season Long
Come for the Shopping. Stay for the Sparkle.
Rent a pair of free skates and take a spin around our new rink, surrounded by twinkling trees and holiday music, right in the heart of Discovery Park! Weather dependent. No skating during special performances.
Peek into our Camping Department window – or watch from inside the store – to take a magical trip through an idyllic New England village. See if you can spot the one special train headed for the North Pole!
One of your favorite photo ops is back, located just outside our Camping Atrium. Step inside with your friends and family to capture an unforgettable holiday memory (and don’t forget to tag it with #BeanOutsider).
What are you wishing for this year? Kids can mail their letters to Santa himself, delivered directly to the North Pole via the big red mailbox located in our Kids’ Department.
The holiday magic extends all the way to Main Street, where you can take a dazzling detour through a twinkle tunnel that envelops you in thousands of festive lights.
Something special is happening in the windows of our Hunting & Fishing store! Look through the glass to discover awe-inspiring displays of gingerbread architecture, brought to you by Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate Confections.
Whether you want to take in the festive scene or just take a break from all the action, we saved you a seat (and kept it warm) by placing heated benches around the skating rink in Discovery Park.
Head out on an interactive journey to see how other countries and cultures celebrate their most important holidays. Stop at each trailmarker and scan the codes to learn something new on this fun, engaging and educational walk.
Fun Is Always on the Schedule at L.L.Bean
Ornaments, keychains and more. Our craftiest Retail Guides will lead you in fun holiday-themed projects using rugged paracord.
We’ll customize your kicks with colorful laces or embossed initials. Bring your own Bean Boots or purchase a new pair. Limit one per customer.
Say hello to Santa’s real reindeer – visiting L.L.Bean from the North Pole on Thursdays in December (excluding 12/30).
We’ve invited curling experts to show off this unique winter sport; spectators might even get a chance to try it themselves.
Fridays, 4-8 p.m.
Sat. & Sun., Noon-6 p.m.
Special Holiday Events
More Festive Ways to Celebrate the Season
Each year, Visit Freeport presents one of Maine’s most popular holiday celebrations. The festivities kick off December 3 with a Parade of Lights down Main Street, and continue all week with Santa visits, gift card giveaways with the Stealth Elf, the famous Talking Christmas Tree, and much more!
Visit sparklecelebration.com for more information.
Join us for a unique holiday shopping experience at the L.L.Bean Home Store. We’ll be highlighting Maine-made products, along with fun activities, demos and food samples. You’ll be sure to find something special (and local!) for everyone on your list.
Ring in the new year early with this family-favorite event, with fun activities and entertainment all day – all before bedtime!
Share your best smiles and stories from Northern Lights.