Ringing in the New Year in Kennebunkport, Maine

Ready to ring in the New Year the right way? Then you’ve come to the right place, because spending New Year’s Eve in Kennebunkport, Maine is a magical experience bound to delight. What is sure to be the icing on top of the cake to your holiday travels, this New Year’s Eve cozy up or hit the town with these three special ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Stay In and Cozy Up

After a crazy month of holiday celebrations, parties, and dinners, there is no shame in staying in! Throw on your Waldo Emerson Inn Comphy Waffle Robe (a room amenity at no extra charge!), slide into your fuzzy slippers, and dive into your Queen or King sized bed for a night of absolute comfort. Adding to your evening, 4 of our 6 charming rooms feature fireplaces to warm up the cold December night, while all 6 feature Smart TVs equipped to play your holiday favorites (It’s A Wonderful Life, anyone?) And whether you’re spending the New Year’s with your partner or a beloved best friend, Waldo Emerson Inn has additional enhancements for an extra charge including bouquets that say “I love you” or “thank you for tagging along”, French Macaroons for a late night treat, and Prosecco or Veuve Clicquot to pop open as the clock strikes midnight. Somehow still had one too many pours? Waldo Emerson Inn can arrange breakfast in bed for two the next morning.

Enjoy Dinner Out

On the other hand, this is the one night of the year that you can get dolled up and dressed to the nines. Show off your dazzling attire with an evening out on the town starting with dinner at one of Kennebunk’s finest establishments, White Barn Inn. With their New Year’s Eve pre-set of four or six-course menus, you can say goodbye to 2022 with ice-cold champagne, handcrafted cocktails, and festive dishes curated with culinary excellence. Find yourself entranced by their professional four-piece band as the melodies reverberate throughout the barn. The White Barn’s restaurant has the rare accolated of being awarded both AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star endorsements.

Keeping it upscale, over at 50 Local, Kennebunkport’s European and American bistro, guests can begin their New Year’s by ordering a cocktail from the full bar (featuring a relaxed cosmopolitan atmosphere). At the same time, dive into the approachable, yet outstanding, selection of traditional French bistro dishes with an American take.

Dance the Night Away

You’re done eating and officially fueled for a night of dancing! This New Year’s Eve the party is taking place at Kennebunk’s newest spot for late-night shenanigans and drinks, Rabbit Hole. Located in the lower level of Kennebunk’s newest Italian osteria, Via Sophia by the Sea, enter into a whimsically unusual wonderland for a night you won’t forget and a celebration that can’t be missed. Say goodbye to 2022 properly with DJ B Aull, drinks, gourmet snacks and a large screen TV to watch the ball drop in Times Square. NYE for 1 includes one ticket for entry and a glass of bubbles for a midnight toast. NYE VIP for 2 includes two entry tickets and a bottle of Prosecco along with a midnight toast. Tickets here.

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