Gingerbread House Decorating Contest

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Decorate your Gingerbread House as part of the Chester Greenwood Day Festivities and win prizes in Chamber Bucks! The rules are simple: 1. Your creation does not have to be a house. It can be a barn, church, castle, or some other structure and scene, use your imagination and tie it in with the theme! 2. The walls of the structure must be made of gingerbread 3. Your photo must be posted to the Gingerbread House Contest Event Page here anytime before 10am on December 4. Winners will be selected by the number of "likes" and comments. 4. Winners will


Chester Greenwood Day

Downtown Farmington Array, Farmington, Array

Chester Greenwood Day is our annual celebration of Farmington resident Chester Greenwood, the inventor of earmuffs. Join us for a full day of festivities including a parade at 11am, craft fairs, open houses, ornament decorating, wreath sale, polar bear dip, Gingerbread House Decorating Contest, virtual Festival of Trees and more! FMI:

Three Artists Open House Holiday Show and Sale

Home Studio of Mary Beth Morrison, .8 mi off Mason Rd in Farmington Falls 21 Blackberry Lane, New Sharon, ME

Open studio for the holidays featuring art of Mary Beth Morrison, Mary MacFarland, and Janalee Welch. Paintings, cards fabric hangings, potholders and bags, assemblages, handmade books. Studio clearance and  one of a kind final sales. houseplants. Refreshments, door prizes.

Children’s Christmas Party

East Dixfield Fire Station ME

Children ages 5-12 are invited to attend a birthday party for Jesus.  Parents are welcome to attend. There will be a Bible lesson, games, songs, treats, and birthday cake. The event will take place at the East Dixfield Fire Station on Rt. 2 in East Dixfield. If planning to attend, please call 779-7180.


Book Sale

Book Sale Saturday, December 11th.  The Strong Public Library, in the Forster Memorial Building in Strong, will be holding a book sale on Saturday, December 11th, from ten to three.  Stop in, browse, and pick out some reading material for the holidays or a great gift for someone on your list.  Contact the library with any questions, (207) 684-4003, or send an email to

Holiday Hall Trees & Treats

Holiday Hall Trees and Treats 10 am to 2 pm at the Forster Memorial Building in Strong. Bake sale. Book sale. Gift table - Chinese Auction. Decorated Trees will be on display during the event and through the holiday season. Free light refreshments. Santa mailbox. Strong Fire Department will have a mitten/hat drop box which will be donated to the school.

Free Community Christmas Dinner

Harland M. Harden Masonic Building 70 Bryant Road, East Wilton, ME

Please join us for a FREE Community Christmas Dinner, take-out style, on Christmas Day. Meal includes ham, mashed potatoes, squash, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, roll, cherry sauce, and your choice of either apple or pumpkin pie. Santa & Mrs. Claus as well as Santa's elf will be joining us! Reservations for a meal are required by Wednesday, Dec 22nd. Pick up is Christmas Day, 12 to 12:30, at the Harnden Masonic Hall, 70 Bryant Road in Wilton. Call 778-6520 to reserve your meal. All are welcome.


Chesterville Town Christmas Party

Chesterville Town Office 409 Dutch Gap Road, Chesterville, ME

The Chesterville Town Christmas Party will be held on Sunday, Dec, 12, 2021, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. OUTSIDE the Chesterville Town Office. Santa will arrive on the fire truck and children will receive some goodies,  This free event is sponsored by the North Chesterville Extension Homemakers and all Covid 19 protocols will be be followed.  FMI 778-3156.


Holiday Home & Business Decorating Challenge

Prizes will be awarded for Best Lights, Best Trees, Best “Vacationland Fun” theme, and Best Overall theme. Cash prizes and Chamber bucks will be awarded to the winners! Registration is open until December 12th and judging will take place on December 13th. Sign up here **After your house or business is decorated, snap a picture of it and post it to the Holiday Home & Business Decorating Contest event page here. People will then vote on their favorites!**

Winter Solstice Yoga Festival

Sat Manav Yoga Ashram 243 Greenwood Brook Rd, Farmington, ME

The darkest day of the year marks the planet's movement towards the light in our hemisphere, a journey we need to follow. According to the Yogis, the source of all suffering is ignorance. Ignorance of our true purpose as human beings! To live in accordance with that is the only way we will reach the fulfillment we unrelentingly seek. Join us to take a plunge into the wisdom of the Yogis, the oldest tradition known to man, on how to LIVE in a way that benefits all beings and can change the world! $90/full day, $45/half day suggested donation. 100%


Night Owl Shopping

Join downtown Farmington for a late night of holiday shopping! On December 18th, select stores downtown will be open until 9 p.m. offering deals, special events, treats and more. Gift wrapping by donation will be available at the old movie theater on Broadway. The Chewonki Foundation will be bringing live owls to Twice Sold Tales at 5 p.m. and carol singers will be gathering at Vera's Iron & Vine at 4:30 p.m. By shopping local, you will automatically be entered into a raffle for a summer's worth of free Giffords ice cream and two tickets to the Sandy River Music

Farmington Area Ecumenical Ministry Care and Compassion Service

Fairbanks Union Church 583 Fairbanks Rd, Farmington, ME

Farmington Area Ecumenical Ministry will hold a special Service of Compassion and Hope in the Christmas Season at Fairbanks Union Church on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. The Christmas season is a joyful time for many people, but for those who have lost a loved one, this can be a difficult time of the year. Many of us also feel the losses associated with covid. This service will provide music, song, and prayer in support of those experiencing loss. A candle-lighting ceremony will be part of the service, and special music. Fairbanks Union Church is located at 583