Our most cherished of events throughout the year, An Old Fashioned Christmas in Bath is the height of tradition and charm. Santa arrives to sing carols, light the Community Christmas Tree and then appears later for Bright Night Bath, in a snow globe! He may also take Mrs. Claus for a spin around town in an ATV Parade.
Poke into any of our downtown shops to grab our Old Fashioned Christmas Brochure which will hold all the secrets of the season, including your chance to vote in our Neighborhood Decorating Contest and Shop Window Decorating Contest. You will also see the calendar of events such as concerts, family activities and fairs from all around Bath.
Our Red Magic Letter Boxes appear the week of Thanksgiving, ready to take letters to Santa and to seniors in assisted living. Come build the warmest memories of kind shop keeper, great shopping finds and enchanting performances in historic downtown Bath.
For continued updates on happenings and photos of the following events, make sure to seek us out on Facebook or Instagram @mainstreetbath where you can see all the Santa Activities and share in the joy.
Saturday November 27th – 3-4:30pm at Library Park (Washington Street)
Santa’s Arrival! Santa will arrive at the Gazebo where we will welcome the holiday season with caroling and cookies. Santa and Mrs. Claus will ceremoniously light the Community Tree (generously donated by Jorgensen Landscaping). Photo opportunities with Santa will be available after the tree lighting.
Friday December 10th – 5-8:00pm Downtown Bath
Come downtown to enjoy Late Evening Shopping in all the downtown shops. Stop by City Hall for John Stenquist’s Fire Sculpture and roast marshmallows from the Morse Highschool S’more Station. The PTA will offer cocoa as well! Further down the street you will hear the tunes from the Salvation Army Brass Band. Over at Brackett’s Market you may be surprised and delighted to see a pen of festive mini ponies from Shetland Yard Farm, as well as Santa, hanging out inside a giant snow globe! A perfect photo op! Wandering carolers and another pony may be seen along our streets as you support local merchants for your holiday shopping.
Saturday December 11th – 11-3pm Downtown Bath
Make sure to be out and about this day to catch Santa and Mrs. Claus as they ride through town as a part of their ATV parade! Led by our proud City of Bath Police, they will wind up and down through town with several stops to chat with children and have photos taken. Simultaneously you will be able to witness several performances from Urban Dynamix Dance Crew, who will be stopping at multiple locations as well to showcase their talents and Christmas Spirit! Our pen of festive min ponies may be here today as well.
Monday December 20th, in the evening
Today is the day Santa will announce the WINNERS of the Neighborhood House Decorating Contest and the Downtown Shop Window Decorating Contest. These will all come from voting on the panel of the Old Fashioned Christmas brochures (found around town at most local shops!). Voting will have occurred between December 3rd and December 17th. The Winner of the Shop Window will receive a printed certificate and bragging rights. The Top Three Voted Best Neighborhood House’s will win $100 worth of Gift of Bath, $75 and $25 in that order.