Here’s How to Best Enjoy New Year’s Eve in Maine

New Year’s Eve is too often characterized by high-energy parties and over-the-top activities. So many people would rather ring in the New Year by the fire with their special someone and a glass of sparkling wine in hand. We invite you to try something different this year and experience New Year’s Eve in Maine! Come and see why a cozy night in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, is an ideal way to begin a brand new year. Here are a few ways visitors can make the most of this wonderful time of year!

Before planning your New Year’s Eve in Maine, be sure to look into some of the seasonal events and attractions available in beautiful Midcoast Maine. Request access to our free Boothbay Harbor Vacation Guide and we’ll send along a list of our favorite local restaurants, boutiques, lodging options, and much more. Local insight is the key to achieving the ultimate New Year’s Eve getaway, so get a copy today!

Here’s How to Best Enjoy New Year’s Eve in Maine

Attend Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Aglow

For most of the year, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a hot spot for viewing blossoming flowers and beautiful foliage. During the winter months, however, the venue transforms into a breathtaking display of colorful Christmas lights!

Between November 17 and December 31, visitors attend Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Aglow and become immersed in a true winter wonderland. There, they shop for gifts, nibble on snacks like s’mores and popcorn, and experience the magic of beautiful, twinkling lights. Plan to visit this New Year’s Eve, the last night of the event, and there might even be snow!

Looking to savor a few appetizers and cocktails? The Kitchen Garden Cafe at Gardens Aglow will be open and ready to serve guests between 4 and 8 p.m. The last seating is at 7:15 p.m. Food trucks will also be present for the event, so be sure to check the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Facebook page for updated information about their offerings.

Take Advantage of Our Gardens Aglow Package

Don’t forget that The Russell House Bed & Breakfast offers an all-inclusive Festival of Lights and Gardens Aglow Package! It includes lodging (starting at $135), two tickets for one night of Gardens Aglow, and breakfast. There’s no better way to wrap up the holiday season than attending this event. Be sure to take advantage of this offer!

Enjoy a Relaxing Night by the Fire

After a fun outing viewing Boothbay Harbor’s amazing display of Christmas lights, return to a private room at The Russell House Bed & Breakfast. Retreat to a guest room and snuggle up with that special someone. Or, simply relax together in our beautiful lobby and watch for fireworks.

However guests choose to spend the rest of their New Year’s Eve in Maine, The Russell House Bed & Breakfast will make it exquisite. For a little something extra, guests can even opt for their choice of romantic add-ons like sparkling wine, chocolate-covered strawberries, or a bouquet of flowers!

New Year's Eve in Maine

A Cozy and Chic Room Awaits at The Russell House Bed & Breakfast!

This New Year’s Eve, stay in Boothbay Harbor at the historic Russell House Bed & Breakfast. Our elegant, newly renovated accommodations combine luxury and comfort. There are eight guest rooms to choose from, and each features a distinct color palette and personality. Guest rooms are thoughtfully appointed with a queen or king bed, comfortable furnishings, a private bathroom, and hotel amenities. Two of our rooms even include a gas fireplace ideal for those chilly nights!

Ready to ring in 2018 with a New Year’s Eve trip to Maine? Check our availability and start looking forward to an exceptional holiday season!