New Year’s Eve Kennebunk!

Date(s) - December 31, 2018 - January 1, 2019
7:00 pm - 12:00 am

Brick Store Museum


The 4th Annual New Year’s Eve Kennebunk (known as NYE KBK for short) will take place on Monday, December 31st at various locations on Main Street in downtown Kennebunk. The events culminate in the Wild Blueberry Ball Drop from the Bell Tower of the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church at midnight! The free event is sponsored by Nadeau Orthodontics; Graceful Recovery; Kennebunk Auto Center; Tracey Bricker, State Farm Agent; Salon Ninety Six; and Kennebunk Hannaford.

Founded in 2015 by volunteers from the Town of Kennebunk, the Brick Store Museum, and the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, this is NYE KBK’s fourth year creating a family-friendly event that brings the community together to celebrate the New Year. All events are open to the public free of charge.

Events are as follows:

  • First Parish Church: starting at 7:00pm, board games and hot chocolate inside; outdoor fire pits to enjoy the celebrations; and a first-ever NYE Cornhole Tournament! Please visit to learn how to register your team.
  • Brick Store Museum: free admission to the galleries and exhibitions from 7:00pm – 11:00pm; with music and improve starting at 7:00pm in the Museum’s Program Center;
  • Waterhouse Center: ice skating throughout the evening!

From the bell tower of the First Parish Church, an Early Bird Ball Drop will begin at 9:00pm and the Wild Blueberry Ball Drop will ring in the New Year at midnight.

The NYE Kennebunk Committee is looking for interested volunteers to join its ranks to continue delivery of a fun, community-wide event year after year. If you are interested in joining the committee or volunteering during the evening, please visit to learn more.

To learn more about the included events and entertainment, visit the NYEKBK website at and “Like” the event’s Facebook page at

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