Ogunquit Christmas by the Sea

Photo of Santa Claus at Ogunquit Christmas by the Sea.


Christmas in Maine is the most magical time of the year. Visitors travel from far away places to vacation at Beachmere Inn. Our picturesque, family-friendly inn is located near several things to do in Ogunquit, Maine, during the winter months. Every year, our staff particularly looks forward to Ogunquit Christmas by the Sea. Some visitors hope to meet Santa, while others plan to drink copious amounts of eggnog. However you plan to enjoy this holiday affair, we promise Ogunquit Christmas by the Sea will be an event you’ll never forget

Ogunquit Christmas by the Sea Activities 

Scheduled events change year to year at Ogunquit Christmas by the Sea, so you’ll have to check the festival’s website often to see the current details. Yet, some events became guests’ favorites and continue to appear time and time again. 

Taste the Season

Bring your festive spirit and an empty stomach because Christmas by the Sea’s food is too tasty for just a taste! Dozens of Ogunquit restaurants arrange their best dishes for guests to sample, such as clam chowder, chocolate, and other local favorites. Each snack has its matching pair of beer or wine to drink at the same time. 

Visit with Santa

Still questioning if you’re on the naughty or nice list this year? Keep calm, Santa is here! During your Ogunquit Christmas by the Sea visit, Santa will ask how good you’ve been and what you wish for this Christmas.  

Tree Lightings

Another Ogunquit Christmas by the Sea tradition is the Giving Tree Silent Auction. This event entails Ogunquit locals donating their best tree decorations to the Giving Tree Silent Auction. The person selected from the lottery will then win a prize! 

Plunge ‘n’ Parade

Slide on your bathing suit and join in on the Polar Plunge fun! Located at Ogunquit Beach, Polar Plunge’s profit will be donated to Toys for Tots. This non-profit organization distributes toys to families that can’t manage to buy gifts for their kids this holiday season. 

Beachmere Inn

Beachmere Inn’s guests are in the ideal place to experience all of Ogunquit Christmas by the Sea’s activities. You’ll only have to drive a short distance to and from the festival. When you return to our inn, a luxurious suite will be calling your name. Whichever lodging amenities you’re hoping to find, our wide range of Ogunquit suites is bound to have something to satisfy your needs. To learn more about how you can spend your Christmas in Maine, visit our website or talk to our friendly staff at 800-336-3983.

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