I first travelled there two years ago with my husband’s family (my mother-in-law has been going since she was a kid). I fell for its rocky beaches, salty ocean air, lobster rolls and the annual Christmas Prelude, which kicks off with a treelighting ceremony, followed by 10 days of merrymaking. Shops dish out apple cider, the holiday-hat parade is a hoot and Santa rolls in on a lobster boat. This year will be the first time our daughter—who’s now two and a half—will be able to truly delight in this place (and grow up to love it as much as her Baba does).
The holiday light displays and exterior decor are simply elegant, featuring white lights and evergreen wreaths with red bows.