Make it a memory to last forever and Bar Harbor, Maine's Christmas SpiritŪ Shop will pay for STANDARD SHIPPING for all orders placed on its website by September 3, 2008. To take advantage of this special offer, you must enter the promotion code VAC at the bottom of the address collections page during your checkout process.

Vacation Ornaments, click here

Relaxing on Vacation

A relaxing vacation is great, even if it's just for one day. If you enjoy relaxing on the beach, in a chair with a breathtaking view in front of you, and reading a book, we have the right relaxing ornament for you.

Vacation Activities

A popular family activity here in Acadia National Park is biking. It's fun for the entire family, and a great way to check out the trails in the park. Whether your family went biking this vacation or took a walk on the beach, we have the perfect vacation activity ornament to commemorate that event!


Camping is a popular way to vacation with family here in Maine. We have a wide variety of camping ornaments to remember your summer vacation, whether you stayed in a tent or camper. Personalize your ornament at no extra charge with names, date, and title for that extra special memory.

Christmas SpiritŪ's Samantha

Samantha, Christmas SpiritŪ's mascot, loves family vacations! She takes walks on the beach and swims in the ocean to cool off. After sunbathing, "Sam" enjoys lunch outside with her family.

A fun fact about Samantha is she will do just about anything for an afternoon cookie!

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Now, you can use the SEARCH BOX on our Website by entering a keyword, artist, or item number.

Keyword Search. Many of our vacation ornaments are hand-painted on glass balls. To find them, type the keyword "ball" in our SEARCH BOX, click the red FIND button and hundreds of pictures of ball ornaments will be displayed. Results include hand-painted glass balls, hand-blown glass balls and any other ornament with the word "ball" in it such as baseball, snowball and ballet.

Artist Search. The first few letters in any item number are unique to each artist, such as "MLT". Type "MLT" in our SEARCH BOX, click FIND and pictures of all item numbers that begin with MLT will be displayed. This artist paints numerous ornaments ideal for a vacation memory. Her specialty is lighthouses.

Item Search. If you have the item number for any item we carry, you can type it into our SEARCH BOX to find it.The item number begins with letters followed by numbers. For example, "TAS-131" is the item number for a series of camping ornaments. Type it into the SEARCH BOX, click FIND and several camping ornaments will be displayed. Each one is hand-painted on a ball for up to 4 people camping in a tent.


"We have been visiting Bar Harbor for over 15 years now. Our children are getting older and we are thrilled when they can join us on any of our adventures. For the last 3 trips we have stopped to create a unique memory plaque at your shop. Each is displayed in our fifth wheel camper and is something special to all of us. Thank you for our wonderful memory wall. We look forward to watching it grow." Diane from Lewiston, ME.

"I would like to thank you very much for my order which arrived today. It was perfect and intact. I am delighted with your speed and service to the UK." Mary from Scotland

"I just received my order this morning and I couldn't be more pleased - what a wonderful gift for my mother-in-law and cousins to remember our trip to Maine this summer. We make a trip from New York City every summer - even if it is only for a long weekend - and always have the best time." Norma from NY.


Late August weather has been beautiful, with daytime temperatures in the seventies and nights in the fifties. Families with school-age children are leaving Bar Harbor, while couples without children and "empty nesters" are arriving by car, bus, and ship. This season, Bar Harbor is hosting over 100 cruise ship visits from May 11 through October 29, including the Queen Mary on July 5 and the Queen Elizabeth on September 19.

This week, four cruise ship visits are scheduled, increasing to one or two a day in September and October. The ships often cruise along the coast between New York and Canada, in search of fall foliage. Bar Harbor is often voted the most poplular port by cruise ship visitors, with many passengers returning for an extended vacation stay.

Two Cruise ships anchored in Bar Harbor                                                                                                                     Photo by K.C. Salter
80 Main Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609