Maine Roots

A blog about all things Maine

Monument Square Christmas Tree Lighting


I’ll be providing brief posts, like this one, from time-to-time about upcoming events in Maine.  Because I love the Annual Christmas Tree Lightingin Monument Square, and it’s coming up this Friday, I thought it a good first ‘event’post.

The holidays in Maine are incredible – I’d say it’s my favorite time to be there, but the truth is that every time is my favorite time.  There is something different about the holidays, though – how can a place be so cold and so warm at the same time?  That’s what I think, when I think of the holidays in Maine.  It is such a time of joy and celebration – the frigid air can’t touch it, and arguably only enhances it.  The Tree Lighting at Monument Square is one of the events that symbolizes the holiday season to me.

This year, the 55-foot blue spruce tree will be lit by a local Make-A-Wish, and the event is this Friday, November 23rd, at 5:30pm.  Best of all –  it’s free!  There will be entertainment, including music and horse and wagon rides (also free).

For more info on the event and to see HOW they get a 55-foot tree into downtown Portland, check out these links:

I only wish I could be there!

2 thoughts on “Monument Square Christmas Tree Lighting

  1. LizaLu, this is wonderful. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow would be proud to have YOU wielding such a mighty pen for Maine. What fun to look at the familiar with fresh new eyes. I will be eagerly awaiting your next post. Linda

  2. Thank you so much Linda! You are too sweet. I will try to keep him proud!

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