Our most cherished of events throughout the year, An Old Fashioned Christmas in Bath is the height of tradition and charm.

Starting the week of Thanksgiving, 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. This year our Red Letter Boxes will be located in front of Loyal Biscuit and next to Bath Printing Company, on either end of Front Street.

Saturday November 26th – Santa’s Arrival ! 5pm at Library Park (Washington Street)

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.

Trolley Caroling is Back!

Starting at 4:30pm with space holding free tickets available at the Trolley Stop.

December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18.

Friday December 9th – 5pm -8:00pm Bright Night 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. Wandering carolers and and many Christmas Season Characters will be wandering through town ready for you to meet!

Saturday December 10th – 10:30am-2pm Downtown Bath

Keep your eyes peeled at 12:00pm 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. Shetland Yard Farm will be back with their festive Shetland ponies down at Brackett’s Market.

Monday December 19th, Holiday Decorating Contest Winners!

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 16th. 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.