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Christmas in MaineFor a better-than-average forecast for snow, there's no better place to be than Maine, promising a 90% chance that you'll see the treetops glistening throughout the Christmas season.

While you're there be sure to check out tree lightings, parades, shopping at crafts fairs, and touring historic houses up and down the coast when the Pine Tree State celebrates the holidays ...

DID YOU KNOW? Maine Christmas fun facts

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Merry Christmas from Kennebunkport!

• Every year, Santa comes to town in Kennebunkport, Maine on a lobster boat. Santa is accompanied by Mrs. Claus and two helpers dressed as lobster elves, and their arrival signals the start off the annual "Christmas Prelude" -- featuring a Christmas tree made entirely of (what else?) lobster traps.

• 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.

Polar Express - Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company - All aboard for family-friendly fun on the old-fashioned steam train plus lots of holiday treats at the museum including a visit from Santa.

Christmas at Victoria Mansion - The historic mansion swings wide its doors at Christmas with a tour, festive food and drink, and holiday music.

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.

Christmas 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.

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