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Shop Local This December

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2013 winter Picnic in Portland, Maine. Photo by Bryan Bruchman

Whether you’re buying gifts or something special for yourself, check out these holiday shopping events:

Christmas Prelude
December 1–11
Multiple locations, Kennebunkport
www.christmasprelude.com
Browse the shops and several craft fairs.

MECA Holiday Sale
December 2, 5–9 p.m.
December 3, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Maine College of Art, Portland
www.meca.edu
Unique, handmade arts, crafts and gifts.

Art on the Hill Sale
December 2, 6–9 p.m.
December 3, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
December 4, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
East End Community School, Portland
www.seaportland.org
Handcrafted gifts, art and more.

Christmas by the Sea
December 2–5
Downtown Camden
www.camdenmaineexperience.com
Stores stay open late with ongoing sales, carriage rides, a tree lighting, carolers and crafts.

Yarmouth Holiday Craft Show
December 3, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Amvet Hall Post 22, Yarmouth
www.societyofsouthernmainecraftsmen.org
Maine-made, handcrafted products by artisans of the Society of Southern Maine Craftsmen.

Merry Madness
December 8, 4–10 p.m.
Starts at Portland House of Music, Portland
www.portlandmaine.com/merry-madness
Downtown stores stay open late for shopping and wine tastings. $15 in advance/$20 at door for event and wine glass.

Downtown Bath Open House
December 9, 5–8 p.m.
Downtown Bath
www.visitbath.com
Downtown stores and restaurants stay open late to welcome shoppers. Festive music and refreshments.

RWS Holiday POP UP & Open Studios Sale
December 10, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Running With Scissors Art Studios, Portland
www.rwsartstudios.com
Ceramics, paintings, prints, clothing, jewelry, home goods, fine art, leather goods, photography and more.

Picnic Holiday Sale
December 11, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Portland Company, 58 Fore St., Portland
www.picnicportland.com
Handmade indie crafts and vintage goods. And photos with the Yeti!

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