There are no holidays that can compare to the magic of Christmas in Maine. Families and friends travel from all parts of the world to stay at Footbridge Beach Motel. Our charming, oceanside motel is located near countless things to do in Ogunquit, Maine, during the holiday season. But our favorite event to look forward to every year is Ogunquit Christmas by the Sea. Whether you’re hoping to meet Santa, drink some eggnog, or sing traditional Christmas carols, Ogunquit Christmas by the Sea is an event you’ll never forget!
Past Christmas by the Sea Activities
Christmas by the Sea changes activities from year to year, so you’ll have to check the festival’s website often to keep up with details. But some of the recurring events that guests always love are listed below.
Taste the Season
Come to Christmas by the Sea with an empty stomach because we guarantee the festival’s food will be too delicious to pass up! Several Ogunquit restaurants prepare their best clam chowder, chocolate, and other local delicacies for visitors to taste. Each dish has its perfect match of beer or wine to sip on at the same time.
Visit with Santa
Unsure if you’ve made the naughty or nice list this year? Have no fear, Santa is here! When visiting Ogunquit Christmas by the Sea, Santa will listen to your Christmas list.
Another classic event at Ogunquit Christmas by the Sea is the Giving Tree Silent Auction. Ogunquit locals gather their best tree decorations and contribute them to the Giving Tree Silent Auction. A winner is then selected from the lottery tree, and who knows who the winner will be!
Basement Bazaar & Art Sale
Deciding what gifts to purchase for your loved ones seems like an impossible task during the holidays. Luckily, artists from the Ogunquit region make crafts for Christmas by the Sea art sales. You can browse the vendors’ inventory in the Dunaway basement or at Gypsy Sweethearts. Expect to see jewelry, wreaths, sweaters, and more!
Plunge ‘n’ Parade
Slip on your swimsuit and participate in this year’s Polar Plunge hosted at Ogunquit Beach. Polar Plunge’s proceeds will be donated to Toys for Tots, an organization that distributes toys to parents who can’t afford to purchase toys for their children this Christmas.
Footbridge Beach Motel
Footbridge Beach Motel’s guests are in the perfect spot to enjoy all the festivities at Ogunquit Christmas by the Sea. You and your family will only need to travel a short distance to and from the holiday event. When you return to our beach motel, a spacious bedroom suite will be calling your name. Or, if you’re traveling with a group, you may choose to stay in our gorgeous beach house rental which, sleeps ten guests. To learn more about how you can spend your Christmas in Maine, visit our website or talk to our friendly staff at 207-646-2796.