Christmas in Kennebunkport, Maine

Kennebunkport, Maine from Victoria magazine

Escape to the provincial hamlets of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport for a hometown holiday. Sandy coastlines and picturesque architecture lend storybook charm to these romantic Northeast destinations, draped in seasonal finery.

Captain Lord Mansion Kennebunkport, Maine from Victoria magazine

Under the stewardship of innkeepers Bev Davis and Rick Litchfield for nearly forty years, The Captain Lord Mansion is the only AAA Four Diamond bed-and-breakfast in Kennebunkport. Gas-burning fireplaces, four-poster beds, and rare European paintings highlight the spacious accommodations.

Kennebunks Beach, Maine from Victoria magazine

From the secluded inlets of Cleaves Cove Beach to the more populous strands of Mother’s Beach, the Kennebunks boast breathtaking waterfront vistas. Drifts of snow blanket the glistening shorelines in alabaster during winter—a vivid contrast to cerulean horizons of sea and sky.

White Barn Inn Kennebunkport, Maine from Victoria magazine

Travelers with epicurean tastes are certain to enjoy the cuisine at Kennebunk Beach’s The White Barn Inn. Along with a continental breakfast and elegant afternoon tea served daily to guests, the boutique hotel garners praise for its flagship restaurant, housed in restored stables from the 1820s.

The Galleries at Morning Walk in Kennebunkport, Maine

While daylight prevails, search for treasures at Kennebunk’s The Galleries at Morning Walk, above left—a collection of eclectic New England cottages brimming with an inspiring range of creations from local artisans. When twilight descends on the idyllic villages, above right, savor the hush of evening amidst twinkling Yuletide adornments.

 Discover more of the Kennebunks in “Christmas on the Waterfront in Maine,” on page 27 of the November/December 2014 issue of Victoria magazine.

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  1. My husband and I would like to plan a trip to Kennebunk Port around the 1st of December 2015. I want to walk through the many shops . We would love to stay in a bed and breakfast or anything that is close to the shops. Should we book our stay before 2015? Please advise. Thank you, Julie J. Kilgore

    • Hi Julie,

      It would be best for you to call the place you are interested in staying in, and find out when would be the best time to book. Kennebunkport offers a variety of hotels, inns, and rental properties that could be available during December of next year. The different properties would be able to give you that information.

  2. Christmas in Kennebunkport and your big picture is actually of Kennebunk. At lease the picture was taken in Kennebunkport:) That side of the bridge is Kennebunk and the town square is Kennebunkport.


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