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The beautiful seaside town of Kennebunkport, Maine, is once again receiving national recognition. The popular lifestyle website 365traveler.com, named Kennebunkport as Maine's absolute best Christmas town. The York County town was one of 50 communities across the country, with one representing every state.

Here is a little of what 365traveler had to say about Kennebunkport...

Rocky beaches, a trove of marine history and top-notch seafood define coastal Maine’s Kennebunkport- the town is an all-year destination for anyone looking to discover classic New England. December visitors have the added bonus of taking part in Kennbunkport’s Christmas Prelude, an annual event that takes place over the first two weeks of the month.

The website certainly is right about the popularity and mystique of Christmas Prelude. Kennebunkport's signature event has been going strong ever since it began back in 1983. The annual festival has a wealth of activities like tree lightings, holiday events, village-wide holiday decor, markets, and outstanding food and beverages.

Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude via Facebook
Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude via Facebook

Even if not going to Christmas Prelude, the beautiful town is an absolute must-visit during the holiday season. The area truly gets into the holiday spirit the perfect way. However, it never loses its coastal Maine focus. Plus, there's some great coastal Maine shopping.

Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude via Facebook
Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude via Facebook

Kennebunkport was joined by five other New England towns on the list of 50, each representing a respective state.

Portsmouth got the nod for New Hampshire. It's a great little coastal city that tends to feel like a cozier Portland.

One of my favorite towns in the world represents Rhode Island. Of course, I'm talking about Newport. Its elegance and sailing history are second to none.

Massachusetts is represented by Stockbridge, with Mystic covering Connecticut, and Woodstock getting the vote for Vermont.

You can see the entire list of 50 towns here.

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