Christmas Prelude

Welcome to the 40th Annual Christmas Prelude at the Nonantum Resort – a collection of events for young and old to make this season extra merry. From award winning dining experiences, to Gingerbread House making; breakfast with Mr. and Mrs. Claus to the coveted Fire and Ice nights, the Nonantum Resort is full of holiday cheer.

Check out our offerings below, and be sure to make your reservations and secure your tickets early…it’s the quickest way to get onto the ‘nice list’!

For other details about The 40th Annual Christmas Prelude, including FAQ’s and important guidelines and information, please visit this page.

Safety Protocols: The Nonantum Resort is committed to keeping our community safe by going above and beyond mandated guidelines. Our staff will be masked, spacing and sanitation protocols will be followed, and hospital grade air filtration is in place throughout the property. We recommend that attendees wear masks in all public spaces while not eating or drinking.

Prelude Kickoff Dinner

Date: 12/3/21 Start time: 5:30pm
Cost: $60/adult, $20/child End time: 8:30pm

Join us for a celebratory dinner to kick off the 40th Annual Christmas Prelude with a bang. Our award-winning Chef has curated a culinary experience to match the magic of the season. Live entertainment by Lisa Mills will round out the event. This is a perfect pairing to the Prelude events happening around town; this dinner is one not to be missed!  You can view the buffet menu here.

Tickets: Reservations are required, and can be made via Open Table by using the button(s) below.  Not all time slots are visible initially so please use the drop-down box to select other time slots and click the red time box you wish to reserve.

Prelude Lunch

Date: 12/4/21 and 12/11/21 Start time: 11:00am
Cost: A La Carte End time: 2:00pm

Midday merriment abounds at our annual Prelude Lunch. We welcome you to join us for a delicious meal accompanied by live entertainment provided by Seatones. With plenty of free onsite parking, this event is a lovely way to return to tradition with ease. We can’t wait to see you.

Tickets: Reservations are required, and can be made via Open Table by using the button(s) below.  Not all time slots are visible initially so please use the drop-down box to select other time slots and click the red time box you wish to reserve.

Breakfast with Mrs. Claus & the Elves

Date: 12/5/21 Start time: 7:30am
Cost: $25/adult, $10/child End time: 11:00am

Join us for a magical morning having breakfast and visiting with Mrs. Claus and the elves! Guests will have the opportunity to deliver their Christmas list to the North Pole, share their Christmas wishes with Mrs. Claus herself, and even receive a commemorative photo to capture the moment. The fun is boundless, the food is delightful, and the memories are sure to last a lifetime!

Tickets: Reservations are required, and can be made via Open Table by using the button(s) below.  Not all time slots are visible initially so please use the drop-down box to select other time slots and click the red time box you wish to reserve.

Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus

Date: 12/12/21 and 12/19/21 Start time: 7:30am
Cost: $30/adult, $10/child End time: 12:00pm

Are you on the ‘nice list’? Get the opportunity to ask the big man himself! Enjoy a delicious breakfast, share your Christmas wishes with Santa, and document the magical moment with a complimentary photo, amid the backdrop of our cheerfully decorated resort. This merry event is a family favorite that will be treasured for years to come.

Tickets: Reservations are required, and can be made via Open Table by using the button(s) below.  Not all time slots are visible initially so please use the drop-down box to select other time slots and click the red time box you wish to reserve.

Gingerbread House Making

Date: 12/11/21 Start time: 10:30am
Cost: $7 per person End time: 12:30pm

A Prelude Favorite! Make your very own gingerbread house and have a jolly good time. All materials are provided as a personal kit, keeping this event fun and safe. Enjoy this creative activity with a heaping dose of sugary goodness, and let us take care of the mess!

Note: Masks will be required for all attendees ages 3 and up.

Tickets: Can be purchased through Eventbrite by using the button below.

Fire & Ice

Grab your ticket for the hottest AND coolest Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude event of the year! We’ve reinvented, reinvigorated, and reimagined our beloved event to accommodate the health and safety of guests and staff. But don’t worry – the spirit of Fire and Ice remains the same as always – great food, amazing ice sculptures, creative cocktails, warm fires, and copious amounts of fun. Check out our new ticket options below to find your ultimate way to enjoy this iconic event.

Twilight Fire & Ice

Date: 12/10/21 and 12/11/21 Start time: 3:30pm
Cost: $100/person End time: 6:30pm

Help us kick the night off right! Our Twilight Fire and Ice event offers you all the fun and merriment as our After Dark event, but leaves your late night open for dinner plans, party hopping, or simply an early bedtime. Available on both Friday and Saturday, Twilight will be sure to get the party started before the sun even sets!

View full event details at the Eventbrite links below. Share your email and they’ll even remind you when ticket sales go live!

After Dark Fire & Ice

Date: 12/10/21 and 12/11/21 Start time: 7:30pm
Cost: $100/person End time: 10:30pm

After the sun sets, we’ll do it all again! Our After Dark Fire and Ice event is the ultimate way to end your night with a bang. Happening on both Friday and Saturday, After Dark is the perfect place to turn up and get down! Come meet us after dark for a night that is part naughty and part nice!

View full event details at the Eventbrite links below. Share your email and they’ll even remind you when ticket sales go live!