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Northern Lights


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

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November 16 to December 31, 2018
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.

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. 16 to Dec. 31

Follow the path through our forest of twinkling lights – and don’t forget to look up to see our giant Christmas tree, harvested from Maine and all dressed up for the holidays. At the end of the season, in the spirt of sustainability, all trees will be mulched and donated to Freeport’s Wolfe’s Neck Farm, where they’ll continue to enrich the earth and help it thrive.

Warming Hut

Nov. 16 to Dec. 31, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily

Visit out our festive 30-foot yurt – only at Northern Lights! Stop in after a long day of shopping and exploring to warm up and relax.

Visits with Santa

Fridays, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturdays & Sundays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bring the kids for a magical meet-up with St. Nick himself – he’ll be waiting to hear their holiday wishes in his post-and-beam workshop, nestled amongst the trees of Discovery Forest.

See Santa’s Reindeer

Fridays, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturdays & Sundays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

How did Santa get all the way from the North Pole to Freeport? His reindeer, of course! Meet real ones from Maine right outside of Santa’s workshop.

Model Train Village

Nov. 16 to Dec. 31, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily

Head to the Kids’ department to see our idyllic miniature New England village, featuring our famous model railway. We’ll also have a letter-writing station, where your little ones can drop a note straight to Santa via our big red mailbox.

Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

Saturdays & Sundays, Dec. 1-23, 3 p.m. to 6 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.


“KidNight” New Year’s Eve Celebration


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.

More Holiday Events at L.L.Bean

November 16 through December 23 – all activities are FREE unless otherwise noted.

Visit for our full schedule of holiday events.
MONDAYS6-7 P.M.Archery Snowflake ShootArchery Range, Hunting & Fishing StoreFREE
TUESDAYS9-10 A.M.Family Adventure WalksWeekly locations & sign up at FREE
WEDNESDAYS7-9 P.M.DIY Holiday Food & CraftHome StoreFREE
(No events on Nov. 22)
6-8 P.M.Flurry of Fun Family Night: Group games, sing-a-longs, crafts and moreMezzanine, Hunting & Fishing Store FREE
(No events on Nov. 22)
7-8 P.M.Fly-Tying ClinicHunting & Fishing StoreFREE
(No events on Nov. 22)
7-8 P.M.Holiday Detox YogaCamping Department Atrium, Flagship StoreFREE
FRIDAYS5 P.M. & 7 P.MHoliday MusicVarious Locations on CampusFREE
FRIDAYS7 P.M.Holly Jolly Movie NightCamping Department Atrium, Flagship StoreFREE
SATURDAYS10 A.M.- NOONBoat and Tote Painting: Price includes Large Boat and Tote and all materialsCamping Department Atrium, Flagship Store, call 1-877-755-2326 to reserve your spot $59
SATURDAYS11 A.M-2 P.M.Kids’ Crafts with Local Artist Julie YeoKids’ Department, Flagship StoreFREE
SATURDAYS12 P.M. & 2 P.M.Holiday MusicVarious Locations on CampusFREE
SATURDAYS7 P.M.Adventure Movie Night Camping Department Atrium, Flagship StoreFREE
SATURDAYS7-8 P.M.Cozy Kids’ Story TimeMezzanine, Hunting & Fishing StoreFREE
SUNDAYS10-11 A.M.Family YogaCamping Department Atrium, Flagship StoreFREE
SUNDAYS12 P.M. & 2 P.M.Holiday MusicVarious Locations on CampusFREE
SUNDAYS1 P.M.Fat Bike DemoBike, Boat and Ski StoreFREE

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