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Aerial view of L.L.Bean’s Flagship Campus in Freeport

November 18-December 31, 2016, at our Flagship Campus, Freeport, Maine

Don’t miss our most festive celebration yet, packed with classic Christmas fun! Join us throughout the season for merry events, delightful surprises & holiday cheer for the whole family.

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Holiday trees in L.L.Bean’s Discovery Park.

Discovery Forest

Nov 18-Dec 31

New this year—follow the path through a winter wonderland with over 400 twinkling trees, sourced from northern Maine by the Kelco Tree Farm. Look out for a themed scavenger hunt and special events.

Geodesic dome with projected Aurora Borealis lights.

Night Sky Dome

Nov 18-Dec 31, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily

Prepare to be amazed by the brand-new Aurora Borealis experience, projected on the ceiling of our cool geodesic dome. Come see L.L.Bean’s version of the Northern Lights, right in Discovery Park.

Model trail village in the L.L.Bean Kids’ Department.

Model Train Village

Nov 18-Dec 31, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily

Discover an idyllic model train village – look out for the one extra-special train headed for the North Pole. Created just for us by the Boothbay Railway Village. Located in the Kids’ Department in the Flagship Store.

Post-and-beam barn with reindeer in L.L.Bean’s Discovery Park.

The Reindeer Barn

Saturdays & Sundays, Dec 3-Dec 23, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

The arrival of Santa wouldn’t be complete without his reindeer! Stop by and see real ones from Maine. We asked premier builder (and Freeport native) John Libby to create a New England-style post-and-beam barn just for the occasion.

Children visiting Santa in L.L.Bean’s Reindeer Barn.

Free Visits with Santa

Saturdays & Sundays, Dec 3-Dec 23, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Make sure the kids bring their wish lists to share with the jolly old man—he’ll be waiting in the Reindeer Barn. Free! Snap a photo to share with family & friends.

Old-fashioned horse-drawn wagon in front of L.L.Bean’s Flagship Store.

Free Old-Fashioned Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

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

Take a break from shopping, see the light displays and explore the village at a slower pace. Begins at 95 Main Street in front of our Flagship Store.


Fireworks during L.L.Bean’s New Year’s Celebration

New Year’s Eve Celebration

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

Start the fun early with our family-friendly “KidNight” event! We’ll have crafts, live entertainment, the Bootmobile and a free concert with Rick Charette & the Bubblegum Band, followed by fireworks.



Holiday lights at night on L.L.Bean’s Flagship Campus.

Discovery Forest Lighting Event

Friday, Nov 18; starts at 6:45 p.m.

Join us as we light our new Discovery Forest, featuring hundreds of twinkling trees. Kick off your night with a cup of hot chocolate, then sing along to your favorite holiday carols in a truly enchanting setting.

The L.L.Bean Bootmobile in Freeport’s Parade of Lights

Freeport’s Sparkle Weekend

Dec 2-4, parade at 6 p.m. Friday

The whole town gets into the holiday spirit! The fun kicks off with The Parade of Lights, then continues with a Sparkle Express Adventure aboard the Amtrak Downeaster, a talking Christmas tree, the Jingle Bell Fun Run & more. Details

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

Planning a trip to Freeport? Visit for information on accommodations in the area.

L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools. Give the Gift of Adventure. Sometimes an experience is the best gift of all. Make the season memorable with one of our lessons, trips or tours, starting at just $25.

Give the Gift of Adventure

Sometimes an experience is the best gift of all. Make the season memorable
with one of our lessons, trips or tours, starting at just $25.