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Home Seasons Christmas in Lincoln


December 24, 2011

Dear Lee & Connie:

Please see that the boys and girls in the Lincoln, Maine area get to see this e-mail if you can. I know many of their parents visit the Lincoln area website (I know I do quite often!), so hopefully they'll see it! - Kris
Dear Children,

Everyone here at the North Pole is very busy preparing for Christmas Eve. Mrs. Claus is mending my red suit as I had so many holes in the knees from sliding down all of those chimneys! I'm writing to remind you to continue to be a good boys and girls. Help out your parents as often as you can. Mrs. Claus and I have been checking our list and seen that you have been trying hard this year! We are so proud of you!

The elves and I agreed that you deserve to get something extra-special this year. I've been told that you're hoping to find something really special when you wake up on Christmas morning. We'll do our very best!

I will soon be on my way to visit your house in Maine. I am excited to begin my long journey to the home of the many good little boys and girls all around the world!

Merry Christmas and Warmest Wishes!

Santa Claus


Lincoln's Christmas Events 2011!

Merry Christmas to all our visitors, and special thanks to our advertisers, who make this site possible! - Lee & Connie

Lincoln area Christmas 2011 page dedicated to George Worcester

November 21 - Christmas is a time of year when children of all ages remember the Christ child born 2,000 years ago. And, they look forward with anticipation to Christmas morning to see what Santa has brought them for being such good boys and girls throughout the past year. Christmastime is also a time of joy and fun as our thoughts also turn to sugarplum fairies, snowmen, candy canes and the overall excitement of the events leading up to the BIG day. And, Santa Claus!

Since the mid-1980's there has been one individual in the Lincoln area who truly epitomized the "spirit" of Santa Claus and Christmas for young and old alike - George Worcester. Over the years I've photographed George hundreds of times as he brought joy and wonderment to thousands of area children each December. My favorite is one taken several years ago, which is featured here. For those of you who are not from this area, you can read all about "Santa Claus" in a story we did when we first started the Lincoln, Maine, area web site by CLICKING HERE.

George passed away this fall. Although he wasn't the "real" Santa Claus, there certainly was something real about his portrayal of the legend that made some wonder and he will be missed each year as the leaves turn to brown and the ground turns to white. He loved children, as does Santa, and his devotion to the holiday and to the youngsters of our area will not soon be forgotten. With that in mind, Connie and I happily (and merrily) dedicate this year's Christmas page on the Lincoln area web site to his memory. Yes, kids, there really is a Santa Claus, and many of us were honored to have caught a glimpse of him in George Worcester!

- Lee Rand

NOTE: Our contest deadline has been extended to February 2, 2012 due to lack of snow. Remember, we need a minimum of 25 entries, so be sure to tell all your family and friends to get their mittens ready as soon as the snow flies!

Colonial Health Care residents enjoy Christmas party

Mrs. Santa Claus!

December 22 - Residents at Colonal Health Care in Lincoln were treated to a festive Christmas party this afternoon. Although Santa Claus was unable to attend the event, he sent Mrs. Claus to represent him. We suspect that there are so many good children here in Lincoln that Santa has to work extra hard to be sure they each get a present this year.

Jennie and Friends entertained the residents with Christmas music, and many of the residents' family members and friends stopped by to celebrate the season. CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

- All photos by Lee Rand

LLRCC Home Town Holiday Experience Awards

"Night Before Christmas Float By Steaks 'N Stuff" - Lee Rand Photo

December 20 - The Lincoln Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate the winners of this year's Home Town Holiday Experience Decorating Contest.
Best Overall: Possibilities

Best Window: Wing Wah

Best Outdoor: Lincoln Redemption Center

Winner of the Home Town Holiday Experience Chowder Chili Challenge is Kim Bernier from Gatherings for the Home with her sea food chowder.

Winners for the Hometown Holiday Experience Festival of Lights Parade are Steaks and Stuff best overall with their “Night Before Christmas Float” and Katahdin Cellular’s “Candy Land Float” as best children's float.

Thank you to all of those who participated in the Home Town Holiday Experience and to all those individuals who support our local businesses. Happy Holidays from the Lincoln Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce!

Senior Citizens enjoy dinner at K of C Hall


December 8 - The Knights of Columbus hosted their annual Christmas dinner for senior citizens today at the K of C Hall in Lincoln. Roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, salad and dessert were served by 8th grade students from Mattanawcook Junior High. Santa and Mrs. Claus were there to hand out gifts, and Bingo games were held afterwards. Jennie and friends sang Christmas songs, adding a festive touch to the dinner.

The event was very well-attended, with the large room filled nearly filled to capacity. For a slideshow, CLICK HERE.

- Photos and video by Lee Rand


Scouts hold Christmas party

Cub Scout Pack 50 of Lincoln held their annual Christmas/Holiday Party on Thursday, Dec. 8, at which time they brought in donations of new toys for the local Toys for Tots campaign. Here the scouts, leaders, and committee members are shown with representatives of Lincoln's Toys for Tots. The boys also enjoyed ice cream sundaes, skits, songs, a visit from Santa, and awards around the "fire". We want to wish everyone a very Joyous Holiday Season and a fun filled New Year!!


LP & T Christmas Party!

December 4 - Lincoln Paper and Tissue hosts a wonderful Christmas party for all their employees' children and grandchildren at Mattanawcook Academy every year. We were pleased to be invited again this year, and took plenty of photos for all of you to enjoy. CLICK HERE for a slideshow!


Town's Christmas Tree Lighting

December 3 - The lights on the official Town of Lincoln Christmas tree and surrounding trees were turned on this evening as a crowd of people looked on. Nancy Kinkade's 5th grade class entertained the onlookers with carols. At the end of the countdown, the lights blazed to life and the crowd cheered. Lights now also illuminate the gazebo, and a smaller tree inside the gazebo.



2011 Lincoln Breakfast with Santa

December 3 - Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa was in Lincoln this morning to have breakfast with local kids, and he had quite a crowd on hand this morning at the MA cafetorium. The M.A.D.E. dancers presented the Nutcracker story, and traditional breakfast goodies were enjoyed by young and old alike. Santa took the time to sit with each little one to hear their Christmas wishes. CLICK HERE for a slideshow!


Lincoln Memorial Library Christmas Open House

December 3 - The Lincoln Memorial Library hosted an Open House today, with goodies, window displays and plenty of holiday decorations. We were there to bring you some photos. CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

Normally when we get photos from our visitors we put them on our Your Photos page. These three photos from David Woodbury are in keeping with the season, and we thought you'd enjoy seeing them here. Thanks, David, for sharing them with us!

Lincoln Historical Society holds Christmas party

November 29 - The Lincoln Historical Society held its Christmas party tonight at their museum on West Broadway. Christmas decorations, goodies and games added to the festive atmosphere as 28 members and guests enjoyed celebrating the holiday season together. Mittens and school supplies for local kids in need were collected for distribution this winter at Ella P. Burr School.

Outgoing president Jeanette King expressed her appreciation for all the work done by the members and promised to help the new president, Dottie Harding, as she begins her leadership of the LHS.

Lincoln is fortunate to have such an active historical society to keep our past alive. New members are always welcome. Please consider joining to be a part of their efforts.

- Story and photos by Connie Rand

Lincoln gives Santa a big welcome!

NOVEMBER 26 - Lincoln, Maine welcomed Santa to town with its largest parade yet, as several hundred area kids (of all ages) lined West Broadway and Main Street to see the jolly fellow. With temperatures in the low 40's, many took advantage of the nice evening weather to go on horse drawn wagon rides and/or mingle with the crowd and several vendors' exhibits that were on display in the square on Main Street.
Santa stopped by and made sure every youngster (even me) who wanted to got a chance to tell him how good they've been all year. The parade was organized by the Lincoln Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, and they did a super job.
Next Saturday the Town of Lincoln will light the town Christmas tree, and kids are invited to have breakfast with Santa up at the high school in the morning. Tickets for that are available at the Lincoln Town Office.
It's Christmastime in Lincoln, Maine once again. It's a wonderful time of the year! For a photo slideshow, CLICK HERE.
- Lee Rand

Need a Christmas tree?

The Boy Scouts are selling Christmas trees again this year. To reserve your tree, call Rob Thornton at 290-2560 or Tim Worster at 290-4240.


The Lincoln Historical Society has their Christmas tree all ready for the holidays!

Home Town Holiday Experience 2011 Shop Local Campaign

Several area businesses are participating in the Chamber's Holiday Decorating Competition. Businesses were asked to decorate their windows or do an outdoor display. Customers are invited to vote for their favorites. Ballots are available at all participating business. Just go into the following businesses to vote for your favorite in one of three categories. Best Window Display, Best Outdoor Display, and Best Overall which can include a business's indoor holiday decorating as well. Winners will hold a trophy for one year from the Chamber. The participating businesses at the time of this release are:

Gatherings for the Home


Wing Wah

Tim Hortons

Smarts True Value

Label Shopper

Creative Blooms and More

Machias Savings Bank

Kd Stable 4R Animal Shelter will be decorating Mardens store front.

Steaks 'N Stuff

Access Auto


Mainely Rent to Own

Golden Key Senior Center

Lincoln Redemption

You have until December 17 to vote and winners will be announced on December 18th.

Lincoln Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce releases holiday schedule

- Lee Rand Photo 2009

Hometown Holiday Experience

December 9-10 - Shop Late 'til 8 with the Chowder - Chile Challenge - participating businesses will offer complimentary chowder and Chile and stay open until 8:00 pm

December 16-17 - Ladies on the Loose and Men on the Run Shopping and other activities involving community businesses.


Kids are pretty smart people. They've learned that Santa visits this web site regularly, so they send their Christmas letters to him here. CLICK HERE to send a letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Some will even be put on here for everyone to read AND some lucky kids will even get an answer from Santa posted here, too!! E-mails are already starting to come in so we've posted them below. Merry Christmas and "ho ho ho"!!


I want a new jacket for a gift this year, Santa. Please bring me one with a zipper instead of buttons.
- Thanks! Kristie
Dear Santa, I would love a Playstation 2 for Christmas!
- Love, Darren
I need some warm mittens and a new sled. My old one broke and it's too small anyway.
P.S. What do YOU want for Christmas?
- Dakota
"I want a kitty for Christmas this year. Can you bring one, Santa?" I promise I'll take good care of it.
- Your friend Abby
"I wish for lots of snow and a snowmobile for us all...." 
- Jake, Age 8
"Hi Mr and Mrs Claus: I would like a telescope and a Wii for my mother and dad if you can. I've been almost good every day." 
- Ricky
"Dear Santa Claus,
How are you? How old are you?
Do you have many deer with red nose?
Did you buy toys? Where are you Live North pole or Maine? 
Did you marry Mrs. Santa Claus? I'll take any toy."
- Stacey
"Could I have a giant candy cane? and one for my mother, to." 
- Heather, East Millinocket, ME
" I need to have a nice cell phone that texts to my friends. I'll leave cookies if you do."
- Carly, Lincoln, ME
Dear Santa, I haven't been that good but at least I told the truth. I will try to be better the rest of my life.
- Jody, Lincoln, ME
Dear Santa - I wish with all my heart I had a real loving family that hugged me and kissed me and loved me and never wanted to let me go. I want to be adopted and not live in foster homes anymore
- Jane, 9, Bangor, ME
I would have you bring me a iPod if you can......" 
- Jason, Millinocket, ME