Join the town of Boothbay Harbor to welcome Coastal Maine Botanical Garden’s major winter event, Gardens Aglow. Topside, as well as many local restaurants and businesses, will be teaming up to offer an unforgettable experience this town has never had before. The Boothbay Festival of Lights will be an opportunity to experience the best of Boothbay, in the winter season. You’ll have the chance to do some holiday shopping, dine at our delicious restaurants, enjoy festival events and so much more.

Information on Gardens Aglow

Thursdays-Sundays 4-9 p.m., November 17 – December 31, 2016
(Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve)

Join us for the largest and brightest light display in Maine! This winter, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens will once again be hosting their incredible Gardens Aglow event.

Explore the trails of their beautiful gardens at night amidst hundreds of thousands of lights, strung in a beautiful display. There won’t be a better opportunity to experience an enchanting evening of festive lights and displays! So, get ready to see the gardens in a whole new light!

For more information on this fantastic event, be sure to visit the Gardens Aglow event page.

Stay with Us at Topside!

We normally close our doors for the winter season. However, this year, we will be taking reservations for the opening weekend of the Gardens Aglow event, beginning Friday November 17th! There will be ample opportunity for things to do and see during the Boothbay Festival of Lights, and we invite you to enjoy them with us for this first weekend.

Available Reservation Dates at Topside:

  • Friday-Monday, November 17-19, 2017

All of our reservations during this event will include your room, wine and appetizers each evening at the inn, and two complimentary tickets to the Gardens Aglow event at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. We will only have the six rooms in the Main House and our new suite in the Leeward Guesthouse** available so we recommend that you book early and reserve your spot before we fill up! The longer you stay with us, the more you’ll save! See our rates below and get started on planning an unforgettable winter weekend to Boothbay Harbor.

Special Event Rates:

  • 1-Night Stay: $299
  • 2-Night Stay: $289/night
  • 3-Night Stay: $279/night
  • 4-Night Stay: $269/night

**Rates for the suite will be an additional $50/night.

Please call us at 207.633.5404 to reserve your stay for this special event, or book online.