December, the month of celebration. Whether you participate in advent, which began on Dec 1st, Bodhi Day, or Geeta Jayanti this past Sunday, or you are still looking forward to Hanukkah or Christmas, December is a month of giving and sharing. From toys for the little ones (and sometimes adults) to gifts found after a long and diligent search, from specialty shops to big box stores to gifts created at home, we share love, friendship, and a piece of ourselves.
We enjoy holiday gatherings, caroling, snow sports, and community events, such as:
Holidays at the Hill House
The historic holiday tradition continues with this year’s Holidays at the Hill House. We hope that you will join the Bangor Historical Society on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm, through December 21st. Tickets for non-members are $5/person or $20/family. Children under 12 will not require a ticket. PREVIEW NIGHT is on December 5th from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
Each one of the rooms will be decorated to showcase this year’s classic theme, “The Nutcracker.” Guests are invited to tour the house, visit each room, and vote for the best use-of-theme. There will be a few festive surprises in store for the event attendees.
FMI: 207-942-1900 or [email protected]
Penobscot Theatre – Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical – December 5 – 29th
Book by Dennis Kelly, Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
“…an exhilarating tale of empowerment as told from the perspective of the most powerless of them all… little children.” -New York Times
This Tony Award-winning musical follows the struggles of Matilda against her neglectful parents and cruel headmistress. An avid reader and brilliant young girl, Matilda dreams of a better life and a happy home. With the help of her kind teacher Miss Honey, the other students in her class, and a touch of magic, Matilda takes a stand against the evil forces in her life. The toe-tapping score will have you dancing your way to the lobby after the curtain call and singing the songs long after you leave the theatre. Starring Ben Layman as the evil Miss Trunchbull and directed by the group production of Jeff Payton & Matt Shaffer.
FMI:(207) 942-3333 or www.penobscottheatre.org
Polar Express – The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum
Passengers board the festive cabins of the train at the Ocean Gateway Visitor Center, the train’s depot. Once aboard, guests meet the Conductor, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies served by onboard chefs, and listen to a reading of the enchanting story as they journey to the “North Pole.” Santa greets children aboard the train while passengers sing along to carols as they travel back to the train station. FMI: click here
The Magic of Christmas!- December 12-22, 2019 at Merrill Auditorium
Merrill Auditorium will light up with the miracle of the season! Magic of Christmas will fill you and your loved one’s hearts with wonder as you listen to your favorite holiday classics of the season.
All in all, there is no lack of fun holiday events in Bangor and Portland for you and your loved ones to enjoy. In this momentous season, we would like to thank you, our clients and applicants for your continued support and make a commitment to you to provide you with the highest quality of service for which you are accustomed.
Have a wonderful Holiday Season!