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Northern Lights at L.L.Bean (Freeport, ME)

December 2, 2022


Share the Wonder: November 18 to December 31, 2022

Your wonderland awaits at Maine’s most anticipated winter celebration! From Santa and his reindeer to sparkling trees, skating and more, there’ll be magic in the air – and plenty of wonder to share – every single day, all winter long.

Daily Activities: Holiday fun is always on the schedule

Free Skating & Skate Rentals
Discovery Park, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Rent a pair of free skates for a truly magical winter experience – surrounded by sparkling trees and holiday music right in the heart of Discovery Park! Weather dependent.

The Big Snow Globe
9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Step inside with your friends and family to capture an unforgettable holiday memory (don’t forget to share it with #BeanOutsider).

Twinkle Light Tunnel
Enter our twinkle tunnel on Main Street and take a dazzling detour that will have you walking with wonder through thousands of festive lights.

Heated Benches
9 a.m.-8 p.m.
We saved you a seat (and kept it warm) with heated benches located around our skating rink and stage.

Our Famous Model Train Village
Camping Department, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Peek through the window – or come inside the store – to take a magical trip through an idyllic New England village. See if you can spot the one special train headed for the North Pole! Courtesy of the Maine3Railers.

Letters to Santa
Kids’ Department, through December 23
What are you wishing for this year? Kids can mail their letters to Santa himself, delivered directly to the North Pole via the big red mailbox.

Festive Photo Ops
Around the L.L.Bean Campus
The smiles never stop at our official photo op spots! Grab a pic in front of our Insta-worthy holiday art near the snow globe, behind the Skate Shack, or with our golden deer sculpture on Discovery Park stage, then show it off with #BeanOutsider.

“Holidays Around the World” Interactive Walk

Home Store Porch
Head out on an interactive journey to see how other countries and cultures celebrate their most important holidays. Stop at each trailmarker and scan the codes to learn something new on this fun, engaging and educational w

Weekly Activities: Wonder is waiting for you seven days a week

Free Boat & Tote Stenciling
Flagship Lower Level (Coffee by Design), 6-8 p.m.
Limited seating, registration required. Sign up through Eventbrite at

Meet Santa’s Reindeer
Puffin Park, 4-7 p.m.
Say hello to Santa’s real reindeer – visiting L.L.Bean from the North Pole. Tuesdays and Thursdays, November 29 through December 22.
Free Paracord Crafts
Flagship Store Main Lobby, 6-8 p.m.
Ornaments, keychains and more. Our craftiest Store Guides will lead you in fun holiday-themed projects using rugged paracord.

Free Custom Bean Boot Laces
Flagship Store Main Lobby, 10 a.m.-5 p.m
We’ll customize your kicks with your choice of colorful laces. Bring your own Bean Boots or purchase a new pair. Limit one per customer.
Holiday Kids’ Tent Tales
Camping Atrium, 6-8 p.m
Gather ‘round for a story about holiday traditions around the world. Kids will receive a related craft project to do at home.

Meet Santa’s Reindeer
Puffin Park, 4-7 p.m.
Say hello to Santa’s real reindeer – visiting L.L.Bean from the North Pole. Tuesdays and Thursdays, November 29 through December 22.

Santa’s Back in Town!
Kids’ Department | Nov. 18-Dec. 18
Fridays, 4-8 p.m.
Sat. & Sun., Noon-6 p.m.

FREE Hot Cocoa Bar
Discovery Park
Fridays, 4-8 p.m.
Sat. & Sun., Noon-6 p.m.

Illustration of Santa in his sleigh.
Colorful planet illustration.
Special Holiday Events
So many ways to celebrate the season

Lighted ice-skating rink in Discovery Park at night.

“KidNight” New Year’s Eve Celebration

Saturday, December 31, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Discovery Park

Ring in the new year early with our annual event, a favorite with families. We’ll have fun activities and entertainment all day, ending with a surprise sendoff – all before bedtime!



LL Bean
95 Main Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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