Holiday Season Giving Near Portland, Maine

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Inn by the Sea’s holiday calendar is filled with seasonal events that support community programs. Feel great about this holiday season and join us in supporting some terrific community programs.

In the Spirit of Giving:

The Giving Tree, sparkling with student made ornaments, will once again adorn the Fireplace Lounge at Inn by the Sea from Thanksgiving through New Year’s.  Community and visitors are invited to trade one of the handmade ornaments created by local school children, for new, warm clothes for less fortunate neighbors. Inn by the Sea will collect donations for all ages of new scarves, hats, gloves, socks and chap stick packs. The donations will be distributed by Project G.R.A. C.E. to shelters and food banks locally over the winter. As a thank you for your generosity, each donor receives a gift certificate for $20. to use in SPA or Sea Glass (valid Jan. 2 thru June 14, 2020) 


Breakfast with Santa & Toys for Tots®

Saturday December 7th join Santa for Breakfast at the Inn. Children under twelve eat free when they bring in an unwrapped gift for Toys for Tots®, a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them holiday gifts. Gather friends and family for a delicious brunch with Santa and savor Chef Chadwick’s seasonal fare. Don’t forget your cameras for Instagram worthy pics with Santa! (Reservations please call 207.799.3134. seatings 9:30 AM & Noon. $32 adults. Children 4 to 12/ $16. or free with an unwrapped gift (3 and under free)


Books for a Booking

Inn by the Sea will purchase a schoolbook for every hotel reservation made throughout the month of December. Give the gift of holiday travel and support one of our local schools. The books are chosen by the schools’ librarians from their wish lists. Books for a Booking supports a goal of instilling children with a love of reading and hopes to open a world of possibilities for young readers.


Home for the Holidays

Over 155 dogs will be in loving homes over the holidays after spending time at the Inn by the Sea as foster dogs. Working with the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, Inn by the Sea fosters rescue dogs at the hotel, offering them a temporary home. Guests and community members are welcome to meet and play or walk with the shelter dogs, and many fall in love and adopt! 155 foster dogs have found loving homes, both near and far, since the Inn began the collaboration 4 years ago. The next time you visit the Inn stop by and visit with our current shelter dog- you may just fall in love!


Inn by the Sea is open 365 days a year at 40 Bowery Beach Road, on Crescent Beach in Cape Elizabeth with ocean view dining in Sea Glass restaurant or lounge for breakfast, lunch, cocktails or dinner, & full service SPA with ocean inspired therapies.(207.799.3134 )

FMI: Rauni Kew, PR Manager, Inn by the Sea, 207.799.3134 

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