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Christmas at Victoria Mansion @ Victoria Mansion
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Christmas at Victoria Mansion @ Victoria Mansion | Portland | Maine | United States

Welcome to Christmas at Victoria Mansion! Our wonderful designers have pulled out all the stops to get visitors in the holiday spirit. Tours at Christmas are self-guided, with docents throughout the house available to share the unique history of the Mansion. Book your tickets today- space is limited! (To safeguard both staff and guests, masking is still required on site.)

Victoria Mansion is CLOSED from November 1st-24th and will re-open for the holiday season on November 25th.
Victoria Mansion is closed December 25th and January 1st, and open until 1pm on December 24th and December 31st.

  • Advance purchase is recommended and encouraged.
  • Masks are required on the Victoria Mansion property, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Entry times are every 30 minutes beginning at 10am. Final admission 3pm. Final admission 12pm on 12/24 and 12/31.
  • Tour tickets are limited due to available standing space in the Mansion’s rooms. Please ensure ALL members of your party are included in your ticket count, including children under 6, as tour numbers are based on capacity.
  • Large bags/suitcases and strollers are not permitted inside the Mansion for the safety of the original interiors and capacity limitations.
  • Victoria Mansion is air conditioned in the summer and heated in the winter.
  • Questions about your visit, parking, or purchasing tickets? Please check our FAQ.
  • If you have questions about larger group tours, please call 207-772-4841 ext. 104.
Three Little Kittens at the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine @ Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Three Little Kittens at the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine @ Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine | Portland | Maine | United States

The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine (CMTM) presents the early-childhood production of Three Little Kittens in Maddy’s Theatre from December 2 through 30, 2022.

This 50-minute production follows three kittens who are faced with the ultimate predicament: they have misplaced their mittens, and they must be found before Mother Cat finds out! Especially geared for children from birth to age five, Three Little Kittens helps introduce young audiences to the theatre with sensory play, interactive dialogue, and age-appropriate themes.

The audience plays an integral role as fellow detectives in this interactive production. All young audience members will receive a complimentary, take-home “sleuth kit.”

The “sleuth kits” bring a tactile element to the theatrical experience, bringing the story directly into the hands of young audience members.

A Tuna Christmas at Portland Stage Co. @ Portland Stage Co.
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A Tuna Christmas at Portland Stage Co. @ Portland Stage Co. | Portland | Maine | United States

VARIOUS DATES + TIMES – Multiple showtimes

The Tuna plays have always been a love letter to Texas written with a poisoned pen. Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard wrote these plays in response to and reaction against the rise of the Moral Majority, a political organization associated with the Christian Right and the Republican Party founded in 1979 by Jerry Falwell, Senior. The Tuna Plays are fierce and funny satires of life in Texas and all around this country. They are brutal, and sadly, the targets that are mocked in these plays have only gotten a stronger foothold in both Texas and the United States. Like an American Chekhov– featuring flawed, sometimes truly horrible, funny human beings doing the best that they can and not succeeding.

Satire is one of the few places in our society where we can speak truth to power and laugh. From Aristophanes to Mark Twain, and Saturday Night Live to Last Week Tonight with John Oliver we delight in poking fun at the powerful and uncomfortable forces in our lives. A Tuna Christmas lives in this long tradition, and we encourage you to join us for to laugh, think, and contemplate whether Tuna, Texas of the 1990s is as far away from us as we think.

PMA Films: Decision to Leave @ Portland Museum of Art
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
PMA Films: Decision to Leave @ Portland Museum of Art | Portland | Maine | United States

138 minutes. Not Rated. Directed by Park Chan-wook. In Korean and Mandarin with English subtitles.

What happens when an object of suspicion becomes a case of obsession?

Winner of Cannes Best Director in 2022, Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, The Handmaiden) returns with a seductive romantic thriller that takes his renowned stylistic flair to dizzying new heights.

When detective Hae-joon (Park Hae-il) arrives at a murder scene, he begins to suspect the dead man’s wife Seo-rae (Tang Wei) may know more than she initially lets on. But as he digs deeper into the investigation, Hae-joon finds himself trapped in a web of deception and desire, proving that the darkest mysteries lurk inside the human heart.

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Portland Symphony Orchestra Magic of Christmas @ Merrill Auditorium
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Portland Symphony Orchestra Magic of Christmas @ Merrill Auditorium | Portland | Maine | United States

Enjoy this cherished holiday tradition (now in its 43rd year!) in person or online! Magic of Christmas will be led by Music Director Eckart Preu and feature special guests. Celebrate the season with Christmas classics new and old – including the beloved “Sleigh Ride”!

Happy Hour at MAPS @ Maps Portland
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Happy Hour at MAPS @ Maps Portland | Portland | Maine | United States

Open for indoor dining with happy hour Tuesday-Sunday from 4pm-6pm.

Holiday Market and RWS Open Studios @ Running With Scissors Art Studios
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Holiday Market and RWS Open Studios @ Running With Scissors Art Studios | Portland | Maine | United States

The artists of Running With Scissors invite you into their studios to shop in the festive studio setting and get ready for the holidays!

Studios will be open to the public, explore the life and works of 40+ artists working with diverse mediums, artistic goals, backgrounds, ages, and experiences. Wander over 16,000 square feet of private and open-air studios and communal work spaces in the clay, print, wood, and paint studios at Running With Scissors Art Studios.

There will be decorations, samples from Three of Strong on Friday, treats from Oh My Cookies on Saturday and Sunday, and much more! Masks are suggested indoors.

Questions? Email [email protected].

A Dickens of a Christmas! at Victoria Mansion @ Victoria Mansion
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
A Dickens of a Christmas! at Victoria Mansion @ Victoria Mansion | Portland | Maine | United States

British actor Andrew Harris returns to Victoria Mansion to share his (and Mr. Dickens’) perspective on A Christmas Carol. Join us for some close encounters of a festive kind, with readings and thoughts on the origins and impact of the 179-year-old story.

This intimate fireside entertainment is suitable for all ages 10 years and above and includes a visit to Victoria Mansion’s holiday season, “A Maine Christmas.”
We anticipate a visit by the spirits of Christmas in your heart by the end of the event.

Tickets are $20/members, $25/non-members.

Two performances on one night:
Friday, December 9th at 5pm and 6:30pm

Space is limited to allow for physical distancing. Masks (face coverings) required.

Please note there are two show times. Please select the time you wish to reserve from the calendar below.

Happy Hour at Arcadia National Bar @ Arcadia National Bar
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Happy Hour at Arcadia National Bar @ Arcadia National Bar | Portland | Maine | United States

happy hour w/ deals on cocktails and pies!

Holiday Gift Tags & Beginner Calligraphy at Urban Farm @ Urban Farm Fermentory
Dec 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Holiday Gift Tags & Beginner Calligraphy at Urban Farm @ Urban Farm Fermentory | Portland | Maine | United States

Join us at Urban Farm Fermentory in Portland, ME for a festive workshop of holiday fun and pretty lettering for beginners! Whether you’re a stationery nerd, DIY Bride-to-be, or just a crafty individual, in this workshop you’ll be learning an introduction to modern calligraphy with a pointed dip pen and ink. We will cover all the basics and get you ready to add those special lettered details to all your holiday tables, Christmas trees, hostess gifts, gift tags, holiday card mailings and more!

Class includes 1.5 hours of instruction and demonstration, our beginner’s calligraphy kit (two nibs, black ink pot, 2 letter guides, tracing paper and straight pen holder), and all materials to write on. Everything is yours to keep at the end of the workshop! Additionally, we will be lettering on holiday gift tags at the end of our class time!

Urban Farm will be graciously providing a free taste of kombucha for each ticket holder! To learn more about Urban Farm, check out their website and say hey on Instagram.

Get your tickets below!

Feel free to come early, grab your seat, and purchase a drink (available to purchase throughout class too!). Class will start promptly at 5:30PM

Class Expectations: Yes, lefties are welcome too! This class is encouraged for someone who has never taken a calligraphy class before. We teach the basics and our expectation for you is to have ink flowing through your nib with enough confidence to be able to practice way beyond class. We love using tracing paper with our guides to help you build muscle memory and develop your own style!  If you have tried calligraphy out before, this class will be a great refresher and hopefully a chance to try some new supplies from our beginner kit that will re-introduce you to this lovely form of art!

A note on bringing guests 16 and under: We love to share this passion with kids. You are welcome to get a ticket for your child as long as you are comfortable with people around them having a drink or two. We do ask that anyone under the age of 16 is to be accompanied by a ticketed adult at all times.

To see our cancellation/refund policy, please click here.