There’s nothing better than a Midcoast welcome to the holidays with Santa arriving by boat and the traditional holiday parade down Maine Street.
Each year, the Historic Inns of Rockland cap off Rockland’s welcome to the holidays and Festival of Lights Celebration with a Holiday House Tour on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year the Holiday House Tour will be held November 26 2016, from 1:00-4:00pm. And once again the Historic Inns of Rockland will join with the Friends of the Rockland Public Library to jump-start the spirit of the season. Participate in the tour and view historic inns decked in all their holiday finery, while supporting Rockland’s Public Library, The library will also offer a silent auction of beautifully decorated table top Christmas trees donated by local business. Admission to the Holiday House tour is free although a $10 or more donation for the library is suggested and will be greatly appreciated due to recent budget cuts.
The annual Holiday House Tour offers the chance to tour beautifully decorated inns including Berry Manor Inn, Granite Inn and LimeRock Inn, all dressed up in their holiday finery. You’ll gather decorating tips and see everything from elaborate Victorian decorations to a fabulous collection of nutcrackers. Simply start at any of the three inns; no advance ticket purchases are necessary.
The Festival of Lights weekend is filled with the renowned “Lobster Trap Tree” featured on Discovery Channel’s America’s Extreme Trees, Santa arriving by lobster boat, holiday parades, tastings, samplings and demonstrations and so much more.
You can just come for the day, but you won’t want to leave. Plan to stay at one of the three Historic Inns of Rockland: LimeRock Inn, Berry Manor Inn, or Granite Inn to take advantage of all the fun. The Historic Inns of Rockland have wrapped your holiday shopping escape all up into one great holiday getaway including easy walking into Rockland’s downtown for shopping and restaurants. Book your Festival of Lights vacation directly with any of the three Historic Inns of Rockland. The Historic Inns of Rockland have wrapped your holiday shopping escape all up into one neat getaway. Their Festival of Lights package includes:
- One night’s accommodations at your choice of three Historic Inns of Rockland, Friday, November 25 or Saturday, November 26, 2016
- A sumptuous and hardy breakfast for everyone in the travel party
- Canned food used to “vote” for your favorite float at the Festival of Lights Parade
- A Historic Inns of Rockland reusable shopping bag to help hold all the loot from your shopping, and filled with wrapping paper, tape, ribbon and a package of gift tags.
All this starting at $160 for single or double occupancy plus tax. Specific policies for cancellations, advanced deposits, check in and check out times vary with individual inn. Package cannot be combined with any other discounts. Be sure to ask for the Holiday House package when you call to book your stay.
A little bit about Historic Inns of Rockland, ME
Historic Inns of Rockland is comprised of three distinctive inns located in Rockland, Maine’s historic district. Each offering a unique experience and décor from modern urban chic to Victorian or European styled, the three Historic Inns of Rockland offer haute hospitality within easy strolling distance of Rockland’s thriving downtown restaurant, shopping and museum district and waterfront. From luxury to pet and kid-friendly, Historic Inns of Rockland are the ideal home base for exploring all that Midcoast Maine has to offer. For more information, visit www.HistoricInnsofRockland.com, call 207-596-6611 or consult each participating inn’s website for more specific pricing and details of this package: LimeRock Inn (www.LimeRockinn.com), Berry Manor Inn (www.BerryManorInn.com), or Granite Inn (www.oldgraniteinn.com ).