Holiday concerts, ballets and readings

Posted:  Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 7:45am

Boothbay Festival of Lights

Nov. 17-Dec. 31

Six signature events: Harbor Lights Festival (Dec. 2) ~ Festival of Trees (Dec. 1-3) ~ Gingerbread Spectacular (Dec. 15-17) ~ Holiday Sparkle Fireworks (Dec. 8) ~ Gardens Aglow ~ North Pole Express

The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor

Dec. 5 - Holiday Band Concert by the Boothbay region schools . Director Jeff Waldrop directs the students of Boothbay Region Community School District. Free event is free Doors open at 5:30 p.m., concert at 6.  Coffee and desserts will be sold.

Dec. 15 - The Dough Ball - The 2017 Gingerbread Spectacular winners are announced at this gala fundraising evening. 

Dec. 16 & 17 -  The Gingerbread Spectacular! See this year’s confectionary creations!

Dec. 20 - Community Holiday Potluck and Carol Sing!

Congregational Church

Dec. 2 - Candlelight Concert in the Round featuring Mt. View High School Chamber Singers, 4 p.m., free

Dec. 3 - Sheepscot Valley Christmas Concert - Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor, 127 Townsend Ave. 

Out of region ...

Chocolate Church Arts Center

Blues, Motown, Celtic and country Christmas concerts; Sing a longs, Christmas themed Magic Show, “Scrooge! The Musical,” and a community sing a long.!

Merrill Auditorium

Maine State Ballet’s “Nutcracker” - Nov. 24 through Dec. 3. 

Portland Symphony Orchestra’s “The Magic of Christmas”-  with Suzanne Nance and Susie Pepper: December 8-10, and 15-17. 

A Kotzschmar Christmas with Cornils -  Dec. 19 - See the program at:

“The Victorian Nutcracker” - Portland Ballet Company, Dec. 23 - two shows 2 and 7 p.m. Characters  are named for real Portland people who lived in the late 1800’s. Ruggles Morse, who built Victoria Mansion, is the party host in the production. His niece, Olivia Higgins, is the girl (instead of Clara) who gets the nutcracker as a present. 

Tickets: 207-842-0800 or

Victoria Mansion

“Night of the Nutcracker” - Sunday, Dec. 3, 10, 17 - Victoria Mansion and Portland Ballet present an event filled with holiday wonder. Children are invited to bring their parents to see the Mansion, decorated for the Christmas season, and meet dancers from Portland Ballet's Victorian Nutcracker. There will be music, dance performances, and every guest leaves with a special treat. 

Tickets:  207-772-4841 ext. 104

State Theater

The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker: Dec. 5. Tickets: 1-800-745-3000.

Celebrate this Christmas with the experience taking North America by storm! Marking the 25th Anniversary Tour, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker features over-the-top production and world class Russian artists. Larger than life Puppets, Nesting Dolls and gloriously hand-crafted costumes bring the Christmas spirit to life.