Midnight Madness Sale and Village Holidays

Help Bar Harbor ring in the holidays at this community celebration!

The evening begins at 4:30pm on the Village Green in downtown Bar Harbor where you are welcome to join in the singing with carolers for your favorite holiday tunes. Stay warm by sipping on hot cocoa while we wait for 5pm when Santa Claus arrives light the Bar Harbor Town Tree!

From there, follow Santa and the carolers down to the MDI YMCA where family activities and crafts will be offered. You can visit with Santa, decorate cookies, make your own ornaments and snowflakes,and so much more from 5:30-7:00pm

Following the family activities is one of Bar Harbor's favorite retail events, the Midnight Madness Sale starting at 8:00pm and going all the way until 12:00am! Make a night of it with dinner at one of Bar Harbor's many restaurants before shopping the generous discounts and sales from participating businesses.

And don't forget to bring your receipts down to the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center on the corner of Main and Cottage Streets to enter to win the midnight raffle drawing. Every receipt from a participating location will be good for one entry into the drawing for 2 round-trip tickets from Bar Harbor to Boston on Cape Air. The more you shop the better chances you'll have to win!

For more information on this event please call us at

If you are a business interested in participating in the Midnight Madness Sale, please click here for the registration form. 

Photos from visits with Santa are now available here