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Do You Sparkle? Will You Sparkle in Freeport?

October 25, 2011 by Scott Gile

Sparkle? What is Sparkle? More specifically, what is Sparkle in Freeport and why would I want to do it?

Sparkle weekend in Freeport, Maine is traditionally the first weekend in December each year, and marks the kickoff of the Christmas season with a Parade of Lights, Talking Chrismas Tree, Tuba Concert, and many other favorites. This year it is December 2-3, 2011, with the Jingle Bell Run taking place on Main Street on December 4.

Sparkle follows close on the heels of our Moonlight Madness even on the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 25, where you can shop in Freeport’s outlets in the wee hours of the morning.

All of this activity takes place throughout Freeport Village, while L.L. Bean is simultaneously hosting their Northern Lights Celebration so there is plenty to do for the entire family.

There’s a lot going on in Freeport in the coming weeks! Be sure to check our availability calendar to see when you would like to book your room!

Freeport Maine: November’s Best Kept Secret

October 18, 2011 by Scott Gile

As the summer fades into a memory, and the fall foliage season flutters to a close with the dropping of the last of the leaves, Freeport becomes a quiet village again. Gone are the crowds of bargain hunters that filled the shops and outlets over the past several months.

Gone, too, are summer’s high-season prices. Merchants are changing their inventory in anticipation of the busy Christmas season, so are clearing their shelves to make room. Many lodging properties have dropped their rates for the fall season, making it a great time to visit Freeport.

November can be a delightful time to be in Freeport. While autumn brings greater chance of rain, or even a snow flurry, weather is often lovely, significant snowfall is still a few weeks away, and the quiet stores make for easy shopping, to search out the best bargains.

Mid-November brings the Girlfriends Getaway weekend (November 11-13), with specials and sales all over town.

L.L. Bean’s Northern Lights Celebration begins November 18 and continues through New Years’ Eve. It includes lighting of a giant Christmas tree, demonstrations and displays all through the season.

A bit later in the month is Thanksgiving weekend, with more specials, and the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. On Thanksgiving Day, the Maine Dining Room at the Harraseeket Inn generally offers its all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving Dinner, with a huge spread of everything from traditional ham and turkey to lobster (contact the Harraseeket Inn for information and dinner reservations).

On Friday, November 25, Freeport’s Moonlight Madness kicks off Black Friday, with fun, gifts, and sales throughout the village. This is a great way, and a great location, to start (and quite possibly finish) your Christmas shopping!

What a wonderful time of year November in Freeport can be! Don’t miss it!

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