A child visits Santa Claus last year. ISLANDER FILE PHOTO

Midnight Madness, Santa arrival is set

BAR HARBOR — Youngsters hoping for a one-on-one meeting with Santa this season don’t have long to wait. Santa and Mrs. Claus are set to arrive at at the Village Green at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, for the annual Village Holidays Celebration and Midnight Madness sale.

The event is presented by Bar Harbor Bank & Trust and hosted by the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce and YMCA.

Carol singing and hot cocoa sipping in the Village Green begins at 4:30 p.m.

Photos with Santa and other children’s activities and crafts will be available at the Y from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Also at the YMCA, children from toddlers to teens are invited to pick out a free book during the Mount Desert Islander’s annual Gift of Reading event.

Midnight Madness sales begin at 8 p.m. At the Chamber’s Visitor’s Center at the corner of Main and Cottage streets, receipts from the evening’s shopping will qualify shoppers to enter the midnight raffle drawing for two round-trip tickets between Bar Harbor and Boston on Cape Air.

Sales and offers from participating businesses can be found elsewhere in this issue and in next week’s Islander and at barharborinfo.com.

Liz Graves

Liz Graves

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Former Islander reporter and editor Liz Graves grew up in California and came to Maine as a schooner sailor.

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