• In 2008, the Guinness Book of World Records recorded the world’s tallest snowman, (in this case, a snow woman) created by residents of Bethel, Maine. Weighing in at 13 million pounds and standing 122-ft. tall, Olympia the snow woman was only a few feet shorter than the Statue of Liberty.
• January 14 is not the deadline for removing Christmas decorations in Maine despite stories all over the Internet saying it's so. In fact, no such law exists. So if you live in Maine, feel free to leave those lights on for as long as you like. Unless, of course, the neighbors complain.
More information about Christmas in Maine around the Web:
Portland Christmas - Check out the schedules for this year's Merry Madness shopping mania and the tree lighting ceremony in Monument Square.
Sparkle Weekend Freeport - Join holiday revelers for the annual Sparkle Weekend featuring the Parade of Lights, the famous talking Christmas
tree, free horse-drawn carriage rides, and lots of shopping specials.
Wells Christmas Parade - Check out when, where and what's happening this year including map & parade route, recent winners for best Christmas float, how to's for sponsorship or participation, and a photo gallery of parades past.
Country Christmas in Bethel - Small town charm on display featuring holiday open houses, wagon rides, living nativity, caroling, and the annual tree tree lighting.
Penobscot Bay Christmas by the Sea - The Camden area's big holiday party, including horse-drawn wagon rides, the tree lighting ceremony, and Santa's grand entrance by boat.
Tree Farms in Maine
- The complete directory browseable by region including Portland,
Augusta and points north and west throughout the state. With contact
details, related links and information on seasonal offerings like
sleigh rides and free refreshments.