Holiday SHOPPING and EVENTS in Castine 2019

Where the lines are short, the mood is festive, and the views are picturesque.

Scroll down to see what Castine Merchants are up to this holiday season, followed by a listing of festive events.

Holiday Shopping

Castine Historical Society

Christmas Pop-Up Shop hosted by Compass Rose Books at 3 Main Street.

Hours:   Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 6pm  &  Sunday 9am – 2pm

For those unable to make these hours, items can also be purchased on-line at and be either shipped or picked up at the Historical Society.

Among the items available for purchase are Castine or nautical-themed clothing, gifts, Christmas ornaments, mugs, and books for children and adults. Another fantastic giving opportunity is purchasing a gift memberships to the Castine Historical Society for friends or family. 



Castine Kayak Adventures

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Compass Rose Books

Holiday Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 6pm  &  Sunday 9am – 2pm

For more info check out their Facebook Page

Special Events:

Small Business Saturday in Castine
Saturday, Nov 30: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Shop local and find something special for everyone on your list.

Winter Holiday Storytelling & Craft
Friday, Dec 6: 3p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Join Blue Hill Heritage Trust for a reading of The Tomtem by Astrid Lindgren, followed by a craft. Space is limited. To pre-register please call BHHT office 374-5118.



Charlotte Crowder Comes to Castine
Saturday, Dec 7:, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Join this Brooksville author for a reading of her new children’s book A Fine Orange Bucket, and an ornament-making workshop.

Annual Holiday Party with Gallery B
Wednesday, Dec 11: Starts at 5pm

Dan Leader: Living Bread
Saturday, Dec 14: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Join Daniel Leader, author of Bread Alone and Living Bread, for a book signing and a conversation about the bread baker’s craft.

Caroline Bicks: Shakespeare, Not Stirred
Saturday, Dec 21: begins at 4:30 p.m.
Join Caroline Bicks, author of Shakespeare Not Stirred, for an evening of Shakespearian cocktails.


Gallery B

Featuring work by local artists and craftspeople.
5 Main Street, Castine

Highlands Woodturning

Clearance Inventory Sale (Dec 14 – Jan 5): “Make Room for Winter Production” for local shoppers. 30% off all Highlands Woodturning Gallery items; Gift Certificates Available.

Hours: Open daily from 9am – 4:30pm

Featuring wood-turned crafts and art by Temple Blackwood and students.

Location: Shop/Gallery 872 Castine Road, Castine

Lethabo Salon & Day Spa

Holiday Packages to spoil that special someone
(manicures, pedicures & massages)

Gift Certificates Available


Mary Margaret’s Mercantile & The Analog Attic

Holiday Hours
Tuesday:  10am to 2pm
Wednesday:  3pm to 7pm
Thursday:  10am to 5pm
Friday:  10am to 5pm
Saturday:  10am to 4pm
Special hours: 
Thursday, December 5th:  10 to 6
Sunday, December 22nd: 10 to 2
Monday, December 23rd: 10 to 2

For more info:  or   207-326-5102  or  Follow Us on Facebook

In addition to many pieces of merchandise “from away”, Mary Margaret’s Mercantile has a mixture of goods “from here” including jewelry from local artisans, hand dyed shibori scarves, repurposed indigo shirts, tea towels, locally dyed yarn and more. The “Merc” also carries Castine- and Maine-themed items.

Town Hall

Need some new gift ideas for the person who has everything?

Get them something you know they will use.

Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Trash Stickers, Recycle Bags, Farmer’s Market Canvas Bags, and the Limited Edition Castine*opoly.

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
(207) 326-4502



Holiday Events

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