The annual L.L Bean Northern Lights Celebration will run November 17 through December 31 in Freeport.

This year a new warming hut will have free cocoa every weekend and a special letter writing station and mail box to get your letters to the North Pole.

The enchanting forest is back with over 600 lighted trees where you can walk among the pines.

Santa will be on site for free visits on Fridays from 4-8 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 to 5. You can visit Santa’s reindeer the same time Santa is there.

Saturdays and Sunday, December 2-23 enjoy free horse-drawn wagon rides to see the lights and village. There is a miniature New England village in the Kids’ department where you can see an extra special train headed to the North Pole.

According to llbean.com opening weekend is this Friday-Sunday (Nov 17-19).