Mission Offers Two Community Events This Holiday Season

by | Nov 11, 2023 | News

A young girl looks at the camera in front of a Christmas tree. She is writing on a piece of paper and is next to a mailbox that reads "Letters to Santa"

Join the Mission for two Christmas events in December. Visit the Mission’s Colket Center during the Northeast Harbor Christmas Festival to make crafts, enjoy a festive atmosphere, and welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus to town. Then travel Downeast to Cherryfield to celebrate Christmas with crafting, a hot chocolate and s’mores bar, cookie decorating and much more.  

A young girl wearing a Christmas hat smiles at the camera while coloring

At the Northeast Harbor Christmas Festival on Saturday, December 2, join the Mission from 2 to 3 p.m. for craft activities, face painting, and light refreshments at its offices at 6 Old Firehouse Lane. The Mission’s flagship boat, the Sunbeam, will deliver Santa and Mrs. Claus to Northeast Harbor’s marina. In the evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at 6 Old Firehouse Lane, the Mission’s Christmas Open House will offer holiday cheer, light appetizers, and hot cider as well as crafting opportunities for kids. 

Friday, December 15 from 4 to 6 p.m., the Mission’s 63-acre Cherryfield campus will host a Christmas celebration for the community. During this event, children and adults can create Christmas crafts, decorate cookies, and make a constellation viewer. In the Weald Bethel Community Center, there will be light refreshments as well as a hot chocolate bar. Outside, there will be a campfire and s’mores bar. To round out the event, the Christmas sheep will be back for photo taking opportunities and there will be fun Christmas photo stations as well.  

A sheep wearing a pair of felt reindeer antlers looks at the camera

Both events are free and open to the public. To learn more about the Northeast Harbor Christmas Festival and additional activities offered that day, please visit the Mount Desert Chamber of Commerce website. For more information about the Cherryfield event, contact the Mission at (207) 546-4466.  

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