Westbrook is Shining Bright

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As the weather turns to chillier temperatures, it’s always good to have something heartwarming to do outside, especially around the holidays. As in previous years, the city of Westbrook is lighting up the winter skies in an abundance of holiday lights. Here’s why you should take a walk (or two!) through the city right now!

Take advantage of bragging rights

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How many cities have their own designated holiday light expert? Well, we do! Doug Eaton (aka Doppler Doug) and his team have updated nearly all the lights in Riverbank Park and along Main Street.

There are larger LED lights that outline the trees (check out the thirty new strands on the Christmas tree). The team outdid themselves with twinkles and steady lights in multiple colors plus strobe lights, and the silhouette lights are even brighter and bigger this year.

And of course, city pride and community spirit abound this year: look for the tree wrapped in Westbrook colors! If you’re looking for a way to get into the holiday spirit, our holiday lights are the perfect place to start as you stroll around downtown.

Stop and grab a hot chocolate from the Daily Grind by going through their drive-thru, or meander into Portland Pie for a quick bite!

Check out the storefront views

This year’s holiday season includes Westbrook’s first Window Display Competition. Businesses are showcasing their artistic talents and decorating their storefronts. While you enjoy the lights, check out their displays and cast your vote for the one you like the most. Vote online to help pick a winner for the best window display!

Enjoy free family fun

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Exploring Main Street with your family is a great way to spend (free) time together. You could make up a game and see how many holiday songs you can name based on the silhouette light displays. Be sure to check out the “Frozen” theme near the river boardwalk, and if the spirit moves you, sing a few lines of “Let It Go”.

Explore our city’s great restaurants and shops while you take in the beautiful lights. The display will definitely warm up and illuminate your holiday spirit! If you still have some last-minute holiday gifts to buy, don’t forget to check out our holiday gift guide featuring some of the many businesses in Westbrook! From apparel to gift cards and everything in between, there’s something for everyone on your list!

Cheers to a healthy and happy holiday season!

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