The Holiday Season
The holiday season is special everywhere, but uniquely special on the coast of Maine. Our Inn, with all of its traditional atmosphere, is a perfect spot to enjoy the merriment of the season with friends and colleagues. Dressed in garlands of evergreen, your memorable celebration needs only jolly voices to complement our fine food and spirits. York's Festival of Lights Bi-annual Lighting Join in a traditional celebration of the coming holiday season as the townspeople "light up" the Village in thousands of white lights or our "Christmas in July" lighting!
Twice each year the lighthouse is adorned with white lights, outlining the houses and tower. The first event is known as "Christmas in July" and the second is the Annual Lighting of the Nubble and both events are held at Sohier Park.
The Annual Lighting of the Nubble is always held the first Saturday after Thanksgiving. The event begins at 5:00 p.m. and countdown to lights on is around 6:00 p.m. This is a fun family evening with a variety of entertainment. Other events around the holidays include our traditional Christmas parade, caroling, craft fairs, business open houses, refreshments and the arrival of Santa Claus!
Festival of Lights of Parade - Join us in York's Holiday Season Festival of Lights Parade. This event starts the holiday season - traditionally the first Saturday in December (the week after Thanksgiving).
New Year's Eve - On the evening of December 31st and January 1st, we celebrate New Years Eve at the York Harbor Inn. The event includes a truly fine meal served with fine champagne, followed by our midnight extravaganza with dancing to live music until the wee hours of the morning. Our overnight guests fall off to sleep when they please, with never a care or a worry. Reservations at the Inn are a must. Christmas in July is always the kickoff for our annual of York Days Celebration, which will be Sunday, July 30, 2006. The event runs from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., with a fun family evening of entertainment and countdown to 'lights on' at around 9:00 p.m.