Gardiner Days of Light 2017

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  Get in the holiday spirit with Gardiner businesses and community members in our month-long celebration

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Downtown Gardiner’s Elf On The Shelf returns

This sneaky little elf checks in on all the downtown businesses and their shoppers to make sure they are being  good. He will be sharing his adventures during his visits with downtown Gardiner businesses on Gardiner Main Street’s Facebook page. If you can guess where he is in the photo you will be entered into a prize drawing. So be good and spend your money locally this holiday season and a sly little elf might reward you in return.

Storefront Window Decorating Contest

While strolling along Water Street in Gardiner this holiday season, take a peek in the storefront windows. Participating merchants are competing to be Gardiner’s Favorite Window Display. Ballots available in participating businesses. Submit your favorite and be entered in a prize drawing. Balloting continues through Christmas Eve.

A great gift item is the Gift Of Gardiner, a gift check valid at over 40 businesses throughout Gardiner. Pick one up at the Gardiner branch of Camden National Bank at 190 Water St.

Gardiner Days of Light Celebration – Calendar of Events 

>Saturday, November 25th:
Small Business Saturday, promotional activities, raffles, and more for shoppers during Small Business Saturday. Visit the Gardiner Main Street table located inside the Gardiner Food Co-op & Café.
>Friday, December 1st:
Festival of Trees, Johnson Hall, 280 Water St. 12-8pm
Gardiner Rotary Christmas Tree Sale, Hannaford Parking Lot, 1pm-8pm
Cookie Walk by SpinOff Studio, 252 Water Street, 5:30-8pm
Downtown Tree Lighting, Johnson Park, 5-6pm: Holiday Dance by Ampersand Academy of Dance 5:45pm, Santa lights the tree at 5:50pm followed by group caroling.
Gardiner Artwalk, Water Street Downtown Gardiner, 5:30-8pm
>Saturday, December 2nd:
Various Craft Fairs: First Baptist Church 8am-1pm, Pittston Consolidated School 8am-1pm, Christ Church Episcopal 8am-2pm,  Laura E. Richards School 9am-2pm, Gardiner/Augusta Lions Holiday Fair 8am-4pm.
Gardiner Rotary Christmas Tree Sale, Hannaford Parking Lot, 8am-8pm
Festival of Trees, Johnson Hall, 280 Water St. 9am-6pm
Spa Holiday Open House, Zardus Spa, 1 Lincoln Ave, 10am-3pm
Face Painting with Angie, Dunkin Donuts, 35 Bridge Street, starts at 3pm
Cookie Walk by SpinOff Studio, 252 Water Street, 4-6pm
Parade of Lights, Water Street Downtown Gardiner, starts at 4:30pm
Visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus, Johnson Hall, 280 Water Street, shortly after the parade
>Sunday, December 3rd:
Gardiner Rotary Christmas Tree Sales, Hannaford Parking Lot, 8am to sellout
>Tuesday, December 5th:
Art at the Library, decorate holiday cookies with frosting and edible decorations! Children’s Room, Gardiner Public Library, 152 Water Street, 6pm
>Wednesday, December 6th:
Facetime – monthly social networking event, holiday special celebration hosted by SpinOff Studios, 5-7pm, 252 Water St.
>Friday, December 8th:
Polar Express Movie, Johnson Hall, 280 Water Street, 7-9pm
>Saturday, December 9th:
Polar Express Movie, Johnson Hall, 280 Water Street, 1-3pm
>Saturday, December 16th
Wreaths Across America, get involved in Gardiner. You are invited to join us on December 16th to help the placing of remembrance wreaths at the Oak Grove and St. Joseph’s Cemeteries. A brief program, starting at 10:30 am will be held at the center of the cemetery with the placing of wreaths to commence shortly after.
>Sunday, December 17th:
Annual Latke Party, hosted by Two Gramps Brewing, 266 Water St. details TBA
>Sunday, December 24th:
Christmas Eve Shopping Extravaganza, many Downtown shops will be open on Sunday for your last minute gift needs!