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 Festival Happenings

  • Enjoy the Holiday Tree Stroll

    Browse our maze of festively decorated trees and enjoy a little holiday sparkle. Purchase raffle tickets to enter to win your favorite trees and associated prizes
  • Gaze at the Giant Holiday Sand Castle

    Details coming soon
  • Seaside Ice Skating

    Enjoy indoor skating on our faux ice rink – free with festival admission! Bring your own skates or rent a pair for $5/person. Children’s and adults’ sizes available
  • Complete the Tree Scavenger Hunt

    Pick up the Festival’s Tree Scavenger Hunt and spend a fun family afternoon finding hidden items on each tree! Turn in your completed form at the gift shop & kids can pick a prize.


Visit with Holiday Characters!

  • Donning his big red suit in a big red velvet chair, Santa poses for holiday photos. Visit with Santa and receive a candy cane. Children are invited to write their wish list on the Festival’s special Santa stationery and mail the letter in our authentic North Pole Express mailbox.

    Santa’s 2023 Schedule
    Friday, November 17 | 6PM – 8PM
    Saturday, November 18 | 11AM – 4PM + 5PM – 8PM
    Sunday, November 19 | 11AM – 4PM
    Friday, November 24 | 11AM – 4PM + 5PM – 8PM
    Saturday, November 25 | 11AM – 4PM + 5PM – 8PM
    Sunday, November 26 | 11AM – 4PM
    Thursday, November 30 | 5PM – 8PM
    Friday, December 1 | 5PM – 8PM
    Saturday, December 2 | 11AM – 3PM + 4PM – 7PM
    Sunday, December 3 | 12PM-4PM


  • Meet the Snow Queen! Take a photo with the Snow Queen in her sparkling blue flowing gown at the ice castle wonderland gate by Seaside Ice.
    Elsa’s 2023 Schedule 
    Saturday, November 18 | 12PM-4PM (Elsa and Anna)
    Sunday, November 19 | 12PM – 4PM
    Friday, November 24 | 12PM-4PM
    Saturday, November 25 | 12PM-4PM (Elsa and Anna)
    Sunday, November 26 | 12PM – 4PM
    Saturday, December 2 | 12PM-4PM (Elsa and Anna)
    Sunday, December 3 | 12PM – 4PM

  • Look for the mean green one prancing among the trees. Capture a photo with this playful character who has a small heart and mischievous manner.
    The Mean One’s 2023 Schedule
    Saturday, November 18 | 12PM – 8PM
    Sunday, November 19 | 12PM – 4PM
    Friday, November 24 | 12PM – 4PM
    Saturday, November 25 | 12PM – 8PM
    Sunday, November 26 | 12PM – 4PM
    Thursday, November 30 | 5PM – 8PM
    Friday, December 1 | 5PM – 8PM
    Saturday, December 2 | 12PM – 8PM
    Sunday, December 3 | 12PM-4PM



Special Events 

  • Spirits of Christmas Gala

    Friday, November 17 | 6PM
    Blue Ocean Event Center | $40PP

    21+ Event

    Be among the first to see a sparkling holiday wonderland of trees come to life! Join us for the 11th Annual SeaFestival of Trees Grand Tree Lighting, Award Ceremony, and Spirits of Christmas Gala at Blue Ocean Event Center.

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  • Dance Performances

    Sunday, November 19 | 11:30AM-4:30PM
    Blue Ocean Music Hall | Free with Festival admission

    Regional dance schools present jazzy shows on stage in Blue Ocean Music Hall.



  • Elf Day

    Sunday, November 26 | 12PM-2PM
    Don’t be a cotton headed ninny muggins! Spread some
    Christmas cheer with Buddy the Elf, have a snowball
    fight, make paper snowflakes, test toys at Santa’s Workshop
    and more! FREE with admission.


  • Sippin’ Santa Girls Night Out

    Thursday, November 30 | 5PM-8PM
    Sip on complimentary holiday cocktail samplers from Titos Handmade Vodka and Atomic Coffee Roaster, shop at local coastal-themed artisan tables, spin the prize wheel with 92.5 The River for a chance to win concert tickets and more with On-Air Morning Host Carolyn Morrell, and try the fun GNO scavenger.
    FREE with Festival admission.


    Seaglass by Sharon
    Ray of Sun Studio
    Charlotte By The Sea
    Plum Island Drift
    Plum Island Soap
    East Coast Adrift

  • Bruins Night

    Friday, December 1 | 5PM-8PM
    Wear your Boston hockey gear! Enter to win Bruins game tickets, prizes from WOKQ Radio and skate on our indoor ice rink with the jovial Bruins mascot, Blades the Bruin.
    FREE with admission.



  • Polar Express Pajama Party

    Saturday, December 2 | 10:30AM-11:40AM
    Blue Ocean Music Hall | SOLD OUT
    Includes a golden admission ticket, Santa visits to each table, hot cocoa and fudge brownies, and a lively dance show set to Polar Express soundtrack songs by New Hampshire Academy of the Arts Seacoast Civic Dance Company performers on the Blue Ocean Music Hall stage.

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  • Santa + The Grinch Brunch

    Sunday, December 3 | 10AM-Noon
    Blue Ocean Music Hall | SOLD OUT

    A Red Suit. Green Suit. Jolly one. Mean one. Who’s your fave?
    Santa or The Grinch. Come join the holiday fun in Beach-Ville!

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