Wiscasset Holiday Marketfest will take place on Thursday, Dec. 6 through Sunday, Dec. 9. Seasonal music will be in the air as one shops, listens, or adds one’s voice to carol singing throughout the village.
On Thursday, Dec. 6, Light Up Wiscasset on the Creamery Pier features a community chorus from 5-6 p.m. singing everyone’s favorite carols. Voices from the Sheepscot Valley Choir, the First Congregational Church of Wiscasset chorus, and local students from Wiscasset Middle High School will serenade visitors who come to see the fireworks or visit with Santa. Hot cocoa in the Wiscasset Area Chamber of Commerce’s information shack will help to keep one warm. Singing will pause during the fireworks starting at 6 p.m.
Caroling resumes on Saturday, Dec. 8 from noon-2 p.m., as members of the Sheepscot Valley Choir, under the direction of James Crowley, meander through the village. One can sing along or simply stop and listen. Also on Saturday, keyboard artist Terry Heller plays seasonal favorites – and takes requests – at Wiscasset Bay Gallery from 2-5 p.m.
End the day at the Snow Ball at Water’s Edge, 7-10 p.m., with the danceable music of Salty Dogs, with an occasional seasonal favorite. Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased at Moulinette, 60 Main St., and BIRCH, 72 Main St. in the village; First National Bank, 39 Gardiner Road; and the chamber office, 297 Bath Road. Tickets will be available at the door for $25.
The Sheepscot Valley Choir returns to Wiscasset village on Sunday, Dec. 9 from noon-2 p.m. for an encore meander around the village. Also, one can take a final look inside the Nickels-Sortwell House, dressed in holiday greens, and, as Wiscasset Holiday Marketfest comes to a close, finish gift shopping in the barn next door for wreaths, loomed items, and gingerbread houses.
For more information, go to wiscassetholidaymarketfest.com.