Kennebunkport during Christmastime is magical for so many reasons. The little town is right on the water, and offers so many well-decorated gift shops and restaurants that add to the atmosphere.

Kennebunkport was also listed high on a list of the 12 Best Christmas Towns in Maine, according to

The Monument Square tree lighting in downtown Portland, Maine, has already come and gone last weekend. So if you missed it, you've got another shot to watch one in an even more magical atmosphere located in Kennebunkport, Maine!

This Friday, December 1, the tree lighting ceremony in Dock Square kicks off the magical season at 6 p.m. with a special guest appearance by the Kennebunkport High School Chamber Choir.

Take the whole family for dinner before the event at one of my favorite spots on the water, The Boathouse. If the water is frozen, it makes for a really cute backdrop for Instagram photos (sorry, I said it).

During the month of December, Kennebunkport hosts what's called their Christmas Prelude, and it is SO much fun. Basically, for each night of the month, they'll put on some kind of winter activity for you to enjoy with the family, which really makes you feel like you're home for the holidays.

Check out the Christmas Prelude schedule here.

Kennebunk, Maine Home Once a Boutique Hotel has a Secret Passage to a 1000-Book Library and Wine Cellar

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Be The Former President's Neighbor In This Home In Kennebunkport

Buy this home and then keep up with the neighbors in one of Maine's most exclusive summer neighborhoods.

This five-bedroom four-bath home is located at 271 Ocean Avenue in Kennebunkport just down the road from the Bush compound on Walker's Point. Buy it for $9.25 million, and then just imagine taking the dog out for a walk some summer morning and crossing paths with former President George W. Bush, your new neighbor.

There is no doubt that you'd experience the coast of Maine at its finest as you would own this classic Cape Cod-style home on 1.6 acres of land with 200 feet of coastline.

The place comes with a swimming pool that overlooks the ocean and you'd have your own tennis court to enjoy.

The home is listed by Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty and you can find out more on

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