A Maine town is one of the country’s best places to spend Christmas, according to Conde Nast Traveler

Kennebunkport, Maine, has a lobster trap Christmas tree.

Don’t miss the famed lobster trap tree in Cape Porpoise Square. in Kennebunkport, Maine. Go Kennebunks / Bob Dennis

A town in Maine is “about as New England as it gets” when it comes to celebrating Christmas, according to Conde Nast Traveler.

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The publication named Kennebunkport, Maine, as one of the best places to spend Christmas in the U.S. due to its lobster-filled holiday festivities.

“While we’d recommend visiting any time of the year, these cities seem to shine just a little bit brighter — in many cases, quite literally — during the Christmas season,” the editors wrote about the 19 places on the list.

During the 11-day Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport (which took place this year from Dec. 5-15), visitors munch lobster rolls, gather around a lobster-trap Christmas tree, and watch Santa’s arrival on a lobster boat.


Here’s what the publication wrote, in part, about Kennebunkport:

Every December, this tiny New England town bursts with holiday cheer during its annual Christmas Prelude, an 11-day bash that’s about as New England as it gets (one of the main attractions is a tree made of lobster traps). The lobster rolls at The Clam Shack — considered to be some of the best rolls in Maine — will make you forget about gingerbread and sugar plums altogether.

The publication also recommended travelers stay at the Cape Arundel Inn & Resort because of its oceanside location, fresh seafood, and availability during the winter months.

Check out the entire list of best places to spend Christmas in the U.S.


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