You don't have to travel to the North Pole to get a taste of a winter wonderland. Starting November 22nd the Maine retail giant, L.L. Bean, will flip the switch to light up thousands of twinkling Christmas lights throughout their Freeport Flagship campus for the Northern Lights Celebration.

In addition to the mesmerizing lights, you can walk through Discovery Forest which features hundreds of evergreens decorated for the holidays.

Grab the kids for family fun with a story-walk and if you time your trip right, meet Santa Claus himself! He will, of course, be accompanied by his reindeer. Or leave the kids at home and grab your sweetheart to enjoy the sights while on a horse-drawn wagon ride through Freeport. Head into the Warming Hut afterward to relax and enjoy complimentary hot cocoa. Grab Fido Thursday, December 5th, 12th, or 19th for pet night! December 19th Midcoast Humane will be in attendance with your next "furever" friend during adoption night.

New this year is a Walk-in Snow Globe!

Be sure to check out Freeport's Sparkle Celebration featuring the Parade of Lights and the Stealth Elf where elves will surprise shoppers with gift cards to area businesses!

With countless Insta-worthy photo-ops, lots of Christmas magic, and that classic L.L. Bean touch, L.L. Bean's Northern Lights Celebration is can't miss fun. It starts on November 22nd and goes through December 31st. Get all the details on the event here.

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