• Holiday Shopping in Bar Harbor: Visit Safely In-Person, or Online!

    Holiday Shopping in Bar Harbor: Visit Safely In-Person, or Online!

    This holiday season, ditch the indoor hustle and bustle of shopping malls and big-box retailers for the festive and historic town of Bar Harbor. The downtown scene will charm and delight with merry lights, décor, and gifts, while the sweeping seaside views provide respite should you need a shopping break. 

    Can’t make it this year? We hear you. Many of our businesses offer online shopping options! Whether you are strolling through our merry streets, or scrolling through our online stores at home, these local shops are worth a visit:

    • Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shops: whether you’re looking for the latest memoir or a 3D puzzle, you’ll find it at Sherman’s, where a wide selection of books (including children’s books) meets fun and artsy gifts. Online shopping available!
    • The Acadia Shop: whether you choose to visit in-person or shop online, bring the magic of Acadia home with you via The Acadia Shop. Wild blueberry soap, Acadia Map socks and iconic prints are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what this shop offers. 
    • Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium: your sweet tooth will thank you with a variety of fudge, candies, chocolates, and buttercrunches. Order online in time for the holidays-- gift box assortments available!
    • Willis’ Rock Shop: for handmade jewelry, stones, fossils and more, visit Willis’ Rock Shop, a family-owned business that specializes in natural-colored gemstone jewelry. Select items available online.
    • Bark Harbor: lest you forget about your furry friend this holiday season, Bark Harbor is here to remind you with a variety of pet gifts from their “barkery” of adorable treats, to unique dog and cat toys.  Online ordering available. 
    • Window Panes: for joy-sparking home décor like a Mount Desert Island-themed throw, Acadia-themed pillows and a variety of candles. Online ordering available, additional items available by phone.
    • Cool as a Moose: This gift shop will bring a little Bar Harbor home with you. Find your next cozy hoodie or souvenir baseball cap. 

    Be sure to visit this page for the most up-to-date contact information to confirm store hours. Happy holidays!

    Photo of Window Panes courtesy of Window Panes