We are really lucky here in our little corner of the world when it comes to shopping. As the service hub for eastern, central, northern Maine and Atlantic Canada, the Greater Bangor Region has so many diverse ways to find that something special during the Holiday Season!

If you like shopping in a mall, we have a large shopping complex with over seventy stores, as well as many other stores located in our shopping district. We also have several large discount stores, which were added to the mix in recent years. These retailers are the place to find great buys on familiar items. Seriously, who doesn’t need to save money this year?

For those that enjoy more intimate "downtown" shopping experience, the Greater Bangor area is home to several wonderful downtown shopping areas. This is where you can find more of a unique boutique style shopping experience. With easy parking and great locally owned shops and restaurants, you may find that the owner is often "in the store" or better yet, "behind the bar" or "in the kitchen." In Downtown Bangor, you can find a range of ethnic eateries featuring unique Irish food, old fashioned pub grub and everything in between. There is even a restaurant with some Caribbean flair to warm you up on those cold winter days!

Don’t miss your chance to meet Mr. & Mrs. Claus this year. As a local tradition, for several Saturdays in Downtown Bangor, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be located on Main Street for photos with the kids, as well as a "Festival of Lights" parade on December 5th; complete with light snow and lots of hot chocolate!

The Greater Bangor, Maine region really is also a really great stop for people traveling in groups that may enjoy different experiences. Hardcore shoppers may drop the "amateurs" off at a movie theater, live theater, or a local museum. Everyone can have a great time here in Bangor!

Put the Greater Bangor, Maine region on your list of great places to visit to shop, eat and stay this winter and holiday season, we have something for everyone!

For more information on visiting the Greater Bangor, Maine region, please visit our website at: www.VisitBangorMaine.com to request a free visitor information packet.Or call us at 1-800-91-MOOSE (1-800-916-6673).

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