Keep The Cheer Here
Holiday Campaign

The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce invites you to help us "Keep the Cheer Here" this holiday season, by shopping locally and enjoying the events that will be offered in the Camden-Rockland Region. Check back here often as more businesses and organizations add their holiday hours, happenings and specials to our growing list. "Keep the Cheer Here" will be promoted on this page through December 24, 2020. Note: this promotion is open to all businesses and organizations located in the Chamber's service area, which is defined as those located in Knox County and towns that directly border Knox County. Simply click the button below to add your message.

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Allegro Cleaning Services LLC

619 Rockland Street, Rockport • 207-691-4109

We have Gift Certificates available for house cleaning. Great holiday or birthday gift idea! Call or email for details or to order.


386 Main Street, Rockland • (207) 596-0701
Wednesday - Saturday, 10 - 4 • Online Shopping Available

Over 300 Maine artists and makers fill the store and gallery with gifts and goodies. Shop in-store, or online for delivery or curbside pick up. Check our website for specialty Gift Bundles for wine lovers, bird lovers, kids, and more! Many one-of-a-kind hand made items. Gift certificates available.

Bangor Savings Bank

11 Hamlin Way, Bangor • 2074235252
Monday-Friday 8 am to 5 pm. 24/7 on website • Online Shopping Available

Buoy Local is the Buy Local program for Bangor Savings Bank. You can purchase loaded Buoy Local gift cards at our branches or online at for your friends and loved ones. These cards can then be used at our 1200 participating Buoy Local merchants in Maine and New Hampshire. Give the gift of local.

Cafe Miranda

15 Oak Street, Rockland • (207) 594-2034
Thursday-Monday 11:30AM-8PM • Online Shopping Available

Open for lunch & supper Thursday - Monday, 11:30AM-8:00PM
Full bar opens on Fridays and Saturdays at 4
Brunch served all day Saturday & Sunday

Take meals home or stay with us for outdoor dining & beverages (including wine, beer, & cocktails) by the fire.
Walk-ups welcome, or order ahead by calling (207) 594-2034 or Order Online.

Family Size Take-Out available from our Pickup Catering Menu

Give the gift of Comfort Food! Every $250 in gift card purchases comes with a copy of our cookbook signed by Chef Kerry!

Camden Falls Gallery

5 Public Landing, Camden • 207-470-7027
Friday and Saturday 10AM-4+PM, Sunday 12-4+PM

As a premier Maine art gallery, showcasing over 35 artists, Camden Falls Gallery supports the works of artists living in Maine and throughout New England. Purchasing works from our gallery will ensure our ability to continue supporting and representing our stable of talented living artists. For our 2020 season, we have a great inventory and selection of fine artworks.

Camden Falls Gallery wants to thank everyone for your continued support. We’d like to give a special thanks to our patrons, supporters, and artists. To show our appreciation we will be offering 20% off most works in the gallery, now through the end of the year.

Please Inquire by calling us at:
207-470-7027 (Feel free to leave a message)
or email us at:
and visit our website at:
If you would like to speak with Howard directly, feel free to call him on his cell at:

Our Best,
Camden Falls Gallery

Camden Opera House

29 Elm Street, Camden • (207) 236-7963
Most Friday nights, some Sunday afternoons

The SoundCheck series wraps up the year with Castlebay's "Tis Winter Now-Christmas in New England" Friday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. Stay safe at home and enjoy this free holiday treat, streamed live from our stage to our Facebook page! And visit our website to see what's on the schedule for January and beyond. We don’t know yet whether they will be livestream-only or back to 45-tickets-only concerts ($10); but in any case, they will be livestreamed free on our Facebook page - enjoy!

Courier Publications, llc

6 Virginia Avenue, Second Floor, Camden • 2075494401
Mon-Fri 8 am to 5 pm • Online Shopping Available

Give the gift that keeps on giving - a subscription to your hometown news. Never miss a moment in the midcoast!

Embrace. Bodywork Studio

411 Main Street Suites 205&206, Rockland • (207) 230-4881

Enjoy the gift of Relaxation, restoration and rejuvenation with Embrace. Bodywork Studio! We offer Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork sessions as well and Reiki and Energy work sessions both in home and in our studio.
Gift certificates available, see image for our Holiday Specials!

Farnsworth Museum Store

Corner of Main and Elm streets, Rockland • 207-596-5789
10AM-4PM Mon-Sun • Online Shopping Available

Beautifully curated items to discover. We have many unique museum gifts including holiday items, reproductions, jewelry, sculptures, scarves, exhibition catalogues, wall art, stationery, books, puzzles, art supplies and instruction, and more.

Fiore offers Free Shipping!

503 Main Street, Rockland • 207-596-0276
Open Mon-Sat 11-6 • Online Shopping Available

FIORE will be offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders throughout the holidays and until further notice. As your support has been so tremendous, please note the target for your order to ship is within 4 business days. Need quicker? Please advise date you require. And We Thank You!

Additionally, CURBSIDE PICK-UP will be available in downtown Rockland. Please give us at least 30 minutes to process your order.

Fusion Audio Video

261 Commercial Street, Rockport • 2072308388
Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Gift certificates available. Order your audio-video equipment now for Christmas as availability is tight due to Covid.

Graffam Bros. Seafood Market

211 Union St, Rockport • 800-535-5358
Mon-Sat, 8:30-5 • Online Shopping Available

Since 1946, Graffam Bros. Seafood has been shipping lobster all around the country. Our Market is open year round, offering the freshest seafood on the midcoast. This holiday season, our Market has everything from local Maine ornaments, the finest Caviar, Ducktrap River Products, Sushi, Holiday Gift Boxes and Gift cards, and of course, lobster shipped straight to your front door. Chosen once again as the #1 Seafood Restaurant, and #1 Chowder in VS Best of the Best Awards, you can't go wrong choosing Graffam Bros. Seafood as the perfect gift for that special someone.

Grasshopper Shop of Rockland

400 Main St, Rockland • 207-596-6156
Mon-Sat: 9:30-6, Sunday 11-5 with increased hours in December • Online Shopping Available

Once again voted Midcoast Maine's favorite gift store, the Grasshopper Shop has everything you need for gift giving this holiday season. Follow us on Facebook for updates on our sales and promotions. Shop in store or online!

Greg Warren Real Estate Photography

110 Beaver Ridge Rd., Freedom • (207) 382-3140 • Online Shopping Available

Greg Warren Real Estate Photography offers affordable, professional architectural photography and video services for Realtors and real estate professionals in Midcoast and Central Maine.

This December, Realtors take 20% off your first shoot. That's $140.00 for a basic shoot!

Let me make your listings stand out with stunning images!

Hartstone Inn & Hideaway

41 Elm St, Camden • 207-236-4259 • Online Shopping Available

Private Entrance Suite, 3-course dinner for two (tables serviced in 4 separate rooms to ensure distancing), Memorable Breakfast in the Morning. $229 per couple.

Xmas Eve or Xmas add $50 / excludes NYE

Call to reserve: 207.236.4259

Hawthorn Inn

9 High Street, Camden • 207-236-8842 • Online Shopping Available

For all our specials/packages click here

Up to December 23, 2020, for every $100 in gift certificates purchased receive an additional $15 voucher. Purchased gift certificates never expire. The $15 promotional voucher expires December 23, 2021.

hello hello books

316 Main Street, Rockland • 207-593-7780
Open for appointment shopping only • Online Shopping Available

We're currently open only for safe, masked appointment shopping (reserve a spot here, but you can order onlline at 24/7 for local pickup, local delivery, or shipping. We've created a shoppable holiday catalog here to make it easy to find books and gifts for your entire list. Brand new merch is available here:; order by December 4th to receive by the 24th! Follow us on Instagram to keep up with new arrivals and promotions. We are proud to be Rockland’s local independent bookshop, small but powerful since 2011!

Knox Museum

30 High Street, Thomaston • 207-593-1010

Lights Over Montpelier - A Sparkling Experience
Atop the hill overlooking Routes 1 and 131 in Thomaston this holiday season, Montpelier will be decked out in pine, evergreen and lights. We invite families to join their friends and neighbors beginning at dusk each night for a sparkling drive-through experience at the Knox Museum beginning December 5, 2020 and running through January 9, 2021.

In lieu of Knox Museum’s annual Holiday Open House, where visitors are invited inside to view the beautifully decorated rooms, this outdoor display of lighted trees, garlands and window candles will provide a complementary bookend to Thomaston’s illuminated trees in The Mall on the southern end of town. We invite the community to enjoy the experience from the warmth of your car and invite you to return many times throughout the holiday season. We all need a symbol of hope and peace this year more than ever.

Lord Camden Inn

24 Main St, Camden • (207) 236-4325
December 12-23 • Online Shopping Available

Lord Camden Inn is offering a new special deal each day from December 12th through December 23rd. Follow us on Facebook to see the latest deal!

Loyal Biscuit Co

408 Main St, Rockland • 207-594-5269
Mon - Fri 10am - 6 pm; Sat - Sun 10am - 5 pm • Online Shopping Available

Maine's Best Pet Store, Loyal Biscuit Co, has everything you need to spoil the dogs and cats in your life this holiday season. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates on our sales and promotions. Shop online or at any of our seven locations throughout coastal and central Maine.

Megunticook Market

2 Gould Street, Camden • 207-236-3537
Monday- Saturday 7am-7pm; Sunday 8am-6pm

Open daily for the holidays - custom cut prime meat, specialty food, prepared foods, pies and bakery, pizza and sandwiches, craft beers, wine and cheese. Gift cards and gift baskets for the holidays. Download a catering menu here or call ahead to order. Happy Holidays!

Mia’s Magical Treats

31 Sea Street, Camden • 207-230-4580
Mon-Sat, 9-6 • Online Shopping Available

Offering beautifully created Christmas floral cupcake bouquets. All hand piped with buttercream. Wrapped as a bouquet and presented in a pretty windowed gift box. Cupcake flavor choices are rich moist chocolate and delicious vanilla and for bouquets of a dozen or more a mix of chocolate and vanilla is available; the buttercream is vanilla. Bouquets come in arrangements of 7-$45, 12-$65 and larger sizes are available. Pickup is on Christmas Eve in Camden from 9am -9 pm. Mia’s Magical Treats is a licensed and inspected home kitchen.

Moments in Maine

, Rockland • 207-691-8400 • Online Shopping Available

Moments in Maine brings the beauty of the Maine coast into your home through our books, calendars, fine art prints, greeting cards and more!

Our two recently published books, Rockland Breakwater: A Journey Through the Seasons and Lighthouses of Maine: A Photographic Journey make great gift ideas. Need to send a holiday greeting or get your 2021 calendar? We have those too!

Give a gift from the coast of Maine and may the joy, wonder and memories of this special place stay in your heart forever!

Nīna June Restaurant

24 Central Street, Rockport • 207-236-8880
Wed - Sat, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Online Shopping Available

Prepared foods and gifts, from cheeses to chocolates to wines to pasta, and much more.

Plants Unlimited

629 Commercial Street, Rockport • 207-594-7754
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, 7 days through end of year • Online Shopping Available

Plants Unlimited remains open seven days a week through the end of the year, serving all of your holiday shopping needs. We have a special on poinsettas, while supplies last. Gift cards are always available so you can give green!

After the holidays are over, Plants Unlimited will be open five days a week, Tues.-Sat. 9-4, to serve your planting needs. Come walk through the shop and greenhouse on those cold and dreary days - a perfect pick-me-up!

Pope Memorial Humane Society

25 Buttermilk Lane, Thomaston • 207-594-2200
By Appointment • Online Shopping Available

The Pope Memorial Humane Society Pet Angel Tree is back for 2020 and virtual! Community members are encouraged to sign up to buy a gift for a local homeless pet in need. Additionally, there is some fun new Christmas themed PMHS gear you can buy online that will arrive on your doorstep by December 15th! All to support the pets in the care of Pope Memorial Humane Society. For more information, please visit the PMHS Facebook page or

Puffin’s Nest

464 Main Street, Rockland • 207-594-2660
Monday-Saturday 10-4:30 • Online Shopping Available

Storewide Sales now through Christmas!

Red Cloak Tours

, • 207-380-3806
7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. • Online Shopping Available

Think about a unique "Adventure in Discovery" gift this year - a foodie box with a live zoom to learn the backstory on the iconic Maine foods you'll be tasting is perfect for out of state family and friends who are missing Maine this year! Gift Certificates for our tours, books or zoom presentations are available as well. We have books on Pirates & Treasure in Maine, ghost stories and haunted history. A special "Ghosts of Christmas Past" presentation is available for only $19.99! Our historic walking tours are available daily through the end of 2020, check out some of our new topics or go with an old favorite. Please call for more information or visit our website.

Rockland Foodservice, Inc

195 Park St, Rockland • 207-594-5443
Mon-Fri 9-5; Sat 9-4; Closed Sunday

Gifts for the beer, wine or food lover. Gift certificates, too! We just re-opened to in-store shopping for the holiday season!

Schooner Olad

, Camden • 207-236-2323
Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm • Online Shopping Available

Give the gift of giving this season with Schooner Olad and Cutter Owl gift certificates and merchandise!

Gift certificates are a great way to share experiences with loved ones. Whether they're a sailing enthusiast or first timer, a two-hour sail on one of our beautiful wooden vessels is the perfect way to see the Maine Coast from the water. Also on our website, we have a great selection of t-shirts, hats, sail maker bags, and other sailing oriented gifts!

We are available for purchases at our online store at or by calling 207-236-2323. Our gift certificates never expire and are good for up to 2 hours of sailing throughout our season. Orders typically ship the next day, so you'll have your items well in hand before you know it!

Seagull Cottage

389 Main St., Rockland • 207-594-9830
M-Sat. 9-5; Sun. 10-5

We have several nautical items, jewelry, Christmas ornaments and several Christmas items for decorating for the Holidays. We will be doing some discounts as we get closer to Dec. 25th. Also, ours hours will increase in December. Check out our Facebook page for new items.

Spouter Inn

2506 Atlantic Highway, Lincolnville • 207-789-5171 • Online Shopping Available

Give the gift that will be remembered forever! With ocean views from every room, the Spouter Inn is a beautiful Colonial-style home built in 1932. It is situated on 1.5 acres with gorgeous flower gardens, rocking chairs on the front porch and a fire pit lounging area, all located directly across the street from Lincolnville Beach. Whatever season, there is always so much to do in midcoast Maine!

A gift certificate to the Spouter Inn never expires and can be used ANYTIME of the year.

Starlight Lodge At Rockport Harbor

360 Commercial Street, Rockport • 207-236-3276

For every gift certificate purchased of $100, receive an additional gift certificate of $50 for a future stay. Purchased gift certificates never expire but the additional gift certificate expires 12/31/21.

Strand Theatre

345 Main St., Rockland • (207) 594-0070 • Online Shopping Available

You'll find high-quality gifts for the Strand fans in your life on the SHOP page of our website -- or choose a gift certificate! For a cozy holiday, enjoy movies with your family in the comfort of your home by streaming instantly from the Strand's website. And don't miss the Strand Youth Film Fest awards and film screenings on December 11 at 7pm -- creative middle and high school student filmmakers from the midcoast area have sent in their entries -- who will win the Geiger Award? The event will be live-streamed on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The Apprenticeshop

655 Main Street, Rockland • 2075941800
Call M-F, 8am-5pm. Building is closed to the public but we're happy to meet you out front or talk over the phone and email. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas-New Years • Online Shopping Available

Gift Cards are available for the 2021 season!

Stay Tuned for our 2021 Classes to be posted in December. We're looking forward to getting on the water with you.

For all the latest news be sure to follow us at
or visit our website at

From All the Staff and Apprentices: Happy Holidays and Be Well!

The Causeway

5 3rd Street, Spruce Head • 2075947644
Dinner Thurs - Sunday 5pm - 8pm; Brunch Saturday & Sunday 9am-2pm • Online Shopping Available

Now offering holiday gift certificates

The Red Cottage

258 Main Street, Lincolnville • 207-763-4297
Friday and Saturday 11am-6pm; Sunday 12-4pm

One of a kind destination shop! Open House Christmas by the Sea. Come look. Just up from the Lincolnville General Store.

The Smiling Cow

41 Main Street, Camden • 236-3351
Shop is closed for the season... online shopping is open • Online Shopping Available

Although the shop is closed for the season, our website is open year-round for online shopping, where you can find some of our most popular in store items ranging from apparel to books and puzzles to Mainely Maine items and seasonal gifts. Beginning November 27th through December 20th we are offering free shipping on orders over $25.00 and for local shoppers, there is the option of free delivery to your home. If you're going to be in Camden, you can, also, call us if you'd like to arrange a pick up time at our store. Check out the website:

Trilly ~ Fancy Foods Delivered

62 LITTLE RIVER DRIVE, BELFAST • 207-338-5080 • Online Shopping Available

Now accepting Holiday Pre-Orders! Trilly is offering a full menu of Hors d'oeuvres, Mains + Sides, Festive Sweets, and Brunch items for your holiday feasting. The deadline for orders is Friday, December 18th at 3:00pm or until we SELL OUT. Home deliveries and pick ups for holiday orders will be on Thursday, December 24th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Let us do the heavy lifting for your holiday!

Uncle Willy's Candy Shoppe

57 Bay View Street, Camden • 207-230-2470
Saturday 10:00-6:00, Sunday 12:00-6:00, Mon-Wed 10:00-6:00 and Thursday 10:00-5:00

We have all your favorite holiday candies here at Uncle Willy's Candy Shoppe. Fill a box of chocolates from our case or pick something special to fill your stockings! We also have gift certificates, which also make great stocking stuffers. We have two floors of candy so you will be certain to find something! Don't forget to enter to win our 25 pound chocolate Santa give away. We will draw the winning ticket on Tuesday, December 22nd.

UScellular Rockland

725 Main St, Rockland • 207-594-1912
Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm; Sunday 11am-4pm • Online Shopping Available

UScellular is celebrating all December long with our Month of Giving! We'll have in-store giveaways all month long. Also, from December 14-18 UScellular customers can Win with US! You'll have a chance to win prizes every day, including a free year of service! And, all month long you can Give with US! Trade in your old phone and we'll donate $5 to Boys & Girls Club, or nominate a young trailblazer to win $10,000 through The Future of Good (, or earn up to $1000 for your K-12 group through Community Connections (

Vintage Room

16 Bayview St, Camden • (207) 706-7990
Wednesday through Saturday 4 PM to Close

Come taste our holiday dinner menus crafted by Chef Andrea.

Wayfinder Schools

Virtual Event, • 207-236-3000
December 10 and December 17

Introducing, “You Can’t Get There From Here,” a new variety show presented by Wayfinder Schools. We are delighted to have the generous support of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo and his friends, including fellow Pulitzer Prize-winner Anthony Doerr, Grammy Award-winning songwriter Rodney Crowell, and best-selling and prize-winning authors M.T. Anderson, Christina Baker Kline, Sarah Blake, Jenny Boylan, Julia Glass, Lauren Groff, Ann Hood, Lily King, Gregory Maguire, Ann Patchett, Bill Roorbach, J. Courtney Sullivan, Phuc Tran, Luis Alberto Urrea, Jess Walter and Monica Wood.

Episode One will air on December 10 and Episode Two will be released on December 17, and you can watch both at this link: Please share this link with your friends, your family and your favorite book lover! Your support will help more Maine youth graduate from high school and make a better future for themselves and their ...

West Bay Rotary Christmas Tree Fundraiser

115 Commercial Street, Rockport • 207-554-6156

The West Bay Rotary Christmas tree fundraiser is back. Christmas trees and wreaths will be available for sale at Maine Sport Outfitters in Rockport from 11/27 until 12/20 or until trees are all sold. The hours are: 9 am - 6 pm the day after Thanksgiving, noon to 6 pm Thursdays and Fridays, and 9 am to 6 pm weekends. An honor box is also available for after-hours sales.


This year, you can also purchase Lucky’s Christmas Vacation raffle tickets (while supplies last). Tickets are $10 each or six tickets for $50, and the winner will receive a certificate for seven nights at the Vanderbilt Beach Resort in Naples, Florida. Net proceeds from the raffle will benefit three local nonprofits that help people in need: Camden Area Christian Food Pantry, One Less Worry, and the Shields Mission Project. The raffle winner will be drawn at the Christmas tree sale on December 20th at 4 pm.