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The Christmas Vacation Shop

150 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1869
+1 207-992-3723
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Family tradition

Each year we purchase a Christmas ornament during our family vacation. This has been something the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wayne C
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Franklin, Tennessee
Found the perfect Maine Christmas ornament

Every year on vacation we buy a unique Christmas ornament to remind us of a specific state or... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
revG777
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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The Christmas Vacation Shop is owned and operated by artists who create Maine Made Ornaments and Gifts. From lobster claws to driftwood, ceramic and clay to glass and shells, you will find original unique ornaments and gifts that you will love. We also offer Old World Christmas Blown Glass ornaments, nativities, and of course Christmas Gifts and more than 5000 personalized ornaments for any occasion. Female owned and operated. Made in Maine, Made with Pride, Made at The Christmas Vacation Shop in Bar Harbor Maine. We invite you to come visit, explore the shop chat with the artists and see us in action as we create beautiful pieces of art depicting New England Maine Themes including Blueberries, Moose, Lobster, Lighthouses, Loons, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Vacations and More! Each day new and original surprises await!
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“lobster claw” (5 reviews)
“ornaments” (18 reviews)
“buoys” (3 reviews)
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150 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1869
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+1 207-992-3723
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each year we purchase a Christmas ornament during our family vacation. This has been something the kids have really enjoyed. This year we selected a locally hand painted lobster claw ornament. The gentleman working in the shop is one of the artist and offered to...More

Thank Wayne C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every year on vacation we buy a unique Christmas ornament to remind us of a specific state or place. This year we bought a hand-painted lobster claw ornament with a beautiful ocean scene. This December when we put up our tree we will look at...More

Thank revG777
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The shop is vedory nice. They do have some unusual hand painted ornaments. They do offer free engraving with any purchase. My only problem is that you can find some of their ornaments in other shops for 5+ dollars cheaper.More

Thank Kim S
csvop, Manager at The Christmas Vacation Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate it and value your feedback. As artists, we create, paint, and design gifts and unique one of a kind ornaments each day, so on any given day you are sure to see new creations! We...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017

I really liked a specific ornament that they had that was a buoy. It had scenes painted on each side. I loved three of the paintings but wanted the bubble mountains rather than the boats. So I asked if they had one similar, but with...More

Thank smzek
csvop, Manager at The Christmas Vacation Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure chatting with you and helping to celebrate 20 years from your visit to Bar Harbor to your most recent. We enjoy designing and creating the ornaments in the shop and it is even more...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

There are 2 Christmas shops in Bar Harbor. I visited both and I feel like I would go into each shop for different types of items. This shop also had ornaments made from sand, shells, and rock that came from the area. They also had...More

Thank Laura R
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Every vacation destination needs a Christmas shop like this one. They have a ton of ornaments to choose from. Lots from Maine and Bar Harbor. Worth a quick look while walking around downtown Bar Harbor.

Thank AndyB5542
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Christmas ornaments of every size and unique to Maine. Santa's craved from wooden buoys, lobster claws personalized and group ornaments. Displayed by catagories; professions, birds, glass, personalizations, etc. Thousands to choose from.

Thank guvhuney
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Here the last behind the counter was so sweet helping us to find just the right decoration for the family tree. She even personalized the ornament for us. Just about everything in the store was hand made locally. We even took her card to order...More

Thank itsmemo2009
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

This is a unique little shop that specializes in family Christmas ornaments, organized on the walls by group size. And they will write all the names of the family in indelible marker on your ornament. Very pretty! We opted for a cute one that says...More

1  Thank Trish W
Reviewed 15 October 2015

This is a very nice shop. I hope I'm reviewing the correct store....my hubby while on whale watch tour kept seeing seals....only it was a buoy. So we were looking for a buoy with a seal but couldn't find one so the lady at shop...More

Thank Tina z
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