Days Of Light
Gardiner Main Street’s Days of Light is a celebration of community that shows the ongoing efforts of the non-profit organization to revitalize downtown Gardiner.
10:00am - 6:00pm: Small Business Saturday
Escape the hustle and bustle of crowded shopping centers for an experience that elicits the warm fuzzy feeling of the holiday season. Our eclectic mix of stores offer an all-inclusive shopping experience that provides a high level of customer service and a more personal experience than online shopping. Shoppers are welcomed to Gardiner with a Downtown Open House where businesses show off their hospitality with special treats that add to the shopping experience.
10:00am: Family Craft Workshop
Barn Boards and More at 521 Water Street hosts a fun family craft workshop on Small Business Saturday! Make one of these cute barn board stacking snowmen. Choose your blocks, sand, paint, and decorate! Individual tickets available for children or select “Parent-and-Me” tickets so you can get crafty, too!
Spin Off Studio Cookie Walk
A sweet tradition supporting Spin Off Studio at 252 Water Street. Purchase a container and fill with as many cookies as you like! Cookie donations welcomed.
4:30pm - 5:30pm: Annual Tree Lighting
Gather in Johnson Hall Park as we light our official Christmas tree on Shop Small Saturday. Caroling, hot chocolate and a performance by Ampersand Academy of Dance and Performance, will lead way to a special appearance from a jolly old elf who will light the tree.
Santa will meet with kids in Gardiner City Hall Council Room at the conclusion of the tree lighting ceremony from 5:30 until 6:30pm. Enter by the public safety entrance.
8:00am - 2:00pm: Craft Fairs Around Gardiner
19th Annual Lion’s Holiday Fair, 25 Lions Avenue