Joy to the Ville

On Saturday, December 7th the city of Waterville will embrace the holiday spirit with “Joy to the Ville” – our third annual all-day community event meant to celebrate the magic of the holiday season here on the Kennebec River. Waterville Creates! and its partners the Waterville Opera House, the Maine Film Center, the Waterville Public Library, the Colby College Museum of Art, and the Children’s Discovery Museum are joining forces to organize this day of free, family-friendly holiday programming throughout Waterville. Details are still being planned but for now SAVE THE DATE — December 7th there will be a lot of seasonal fun to be had in downtown Waterville!

Silk Scarf Dying at the Hathaway Holiday Stroll

You can never have too many scarves. In fact, you may be missing a color for this holiday season!

Join Common Street Arts to learn how to create natural dyed silk scarves with instructor Vickie Limberger. The class will use leaves, flowers, and other natural elements to make the perfect beautiful accessory for yourself or for a friend — just in time for the holidays! Participants will be split into two groups; while one group assembles their scarves, the other group can browse the Holiday Stroll at the Hathaway Creative Center and enjoy beer or wine in our Holiday Bazaar.

Limit: 24 participants

hathaway holiday stroll

Enjoy a special evening at the Hathaway Creative Center! Stroll the historic halls at Hathaway and join Common Street Arts, Hathaway Mill Antiques, The Robin’s Nest, and Waterville Brewing as they host a diverse array of holiday events perfect for adults looking to create, shop, and have fun!

Common Street Arts will have the Holiday Bazaar until 8pm. Shop from nearly 60 local makers and find the perfect unique gift for someone on your list.

Common Street Arts studio will host a Natural Dyed Silk Scarves class for some fun hands-on accessory making. Tickets for the class are limited so reserve your seat today!


Hathaway Mill Antiques will host a Holiday Spectacular Sale and Tree Raffle. Drawings for winners will take place at 7:30pm. In the spirit of the season, all raffle proceeds will support the George Mitchell Elementary School lunch program in Waterville and the Winslow + Vassalboro Elementary Schools.

The Robin’s Nest will offer a special collection of wreaths, flowers, and decorations for the holiday season. Make your selection early!

Enjoy a refreshing pint at Waterville Brewing while making your own holiday cards! Free card materials will be available for anyone who would like to be creative while enjoying one of the locally crafted brews.

Shop early and shop local at the Hathaway Creative Center!