Numerous Festivities and activities both weekends long. Dec. 1st & 2nd and De. 7th & 8th. Family activities, concerts, meatloaf contest, chowderfest, arts & crafts and so much more! Visit VisitOgunquit.org for complete schedule of events and activities.
The Annual Lighting of the Nubble is always held the first Saturday after Thanksgiving, which will be Saturday, November 24, 2012. This is a fun family evening with a variety of entertainment. Dress warm for this one! We invite you to join us for this spectacular community event as we kick off the holiday season with the Annual Lighting of the Nubble on Saturday, November 24th, 2012. Festivities run from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and ‘lights on’ at 6:00 p.m. The event includes traditional Christmas Melodies provided by the York High School Chamber Singers, along with Kiddie Carols. There’s something for the whole family. The United Divers of New Hampshire may raise their lighted tree from the ocean. We’ll have the ever popular visit from Santa who arrives by way of a York Beach Fire Department ladder truck and we’ll count down, together, the seconds before the Lighthouse is lit and adorned in its holiday lights at 6:00 p.m. There’s plenty of hot chocolate and cookies for all, so we hope you’ll mark your calendar and plan to join us for this free community event. A COMPLIMENTARY SHUTTLE SERVICE IS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. THE SHUTTLE WILL RUN FROM ELLIS PARK IN SHORT SANDS BEACH FROM 3:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
The lights remain lit from the Thanksgiving weekend’s Lighting of the Nubble celebration through the holiday season until January 1st annually.
The fourth annual “Best Meatloaf in Ogunquit Contest” will be held at Bintliff’s Restaurant, Sunday, December 2, from 5-7 p.m.. Locally donated gifts and prizes will be offered at a silent auction.
Last year, judges tasted 21 meatloaves and awarded the first prize ribbon to Claire Bigbee, of Wells, who included figs and feta cheese in her recipe. Second prize went to Michael Jones of Perkins Real Estate, who used leeks to flavor his entry. Jacqui Grant of Almost Home Inn in Ogunquit won third place.
If you would like to submit a five-pound meatloaf entry or volunteer at the popular event, please contact the Marginal Way Preservation Fund at 207.641.2200.