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Holiday Camp at Batson River

A Southern Maine Holiday Destination of Spirited Fun & Festivities 

Calling all lovers of all things merry and bright! On Friday, November 19th we’re kicking off 38 days of over-the-top holiday spirit at our “fully-decked” Portland and Kennebunk locations. Join us for great times, festive vibes, and fun events all season-long!

NOVEMBER

11/19: Holiday Camp Kickoff
Be one of the first people to experience the Clark Griswold-level Christmas decor at both of our locations. Whether you chill out with a Yule Tai, or warm up with a Bad Santa, our ultra-festive holiday drink menu is sure to raise your spirits. Revelers in our Portland location will have the added bonus of posing with friends for festive photo opps, and dancing the night away with DJ Matt Perry.

11/20 & 11/21 Holiday Brunch PORTLAND
What’s better than “Walking in a Winter Wonderland?” BRUNCHING in a Winter Wonderland. Our festive decor and holiday cocktail list makes our legendary brunch even more enjoyable!

11/21 Cocktail Class: Holiday Punch PORTLAND @3pm
Upgrade your holiday entertaining game! In this week’s cocktail class, our expert mixologist will show you how to make the perfect punch to wow your guests to wow your guests. Your $35.00 admission gets you personalized instruction, a recipe card to  take home and of course, two cocktails to enjoy during the class. 

11/22 Movie Night: How the Grinch Stole Christmas PORTLAND
Bring your grinchiest friends and watch their hearts grow three sizes as Dr. Seuss works his magic.

11/23 Reindeer Games PORTLAND
We’re adding Christmas Cribbage to our popular lineup of party games so bring your competitive spirit and join us for some good, old-fashioned fun!

11/24 Thanksgiving Eve PORTLAND & KBK
There’s no better place to be on the best night of the year to go out than Batson River Brewing and Distilling. Gather with friends around the outdoor firepit in Kennebunk or get down with DJ WolfPack in Portland.

11/25 Closed for Thanksgiving PORTLAND & KBK

11/27 & 11/28 Holiday Brunch PORTLAND
What’s better than “Walking in a Winter Wonderland?” BRUNCHING in a Winter Wonderland. Our festive decor and holiday cocktail list makes our legendary brunch even more enjoyable!

11/28 First Day of Hanukkah PORTLAND & KBK
What better place to kick of The Festival of Lights than our festively lit locations? Whether you celebrate Hanukkah or not, this night is all about having fun and spending time with friends or family. 

11/28 Cocktail Class: Eggnog PORTLAND @3pm
Upgrade your holiday entertaining game! In this week’s cocktail class, our expert mixologist will show you how to create your own eggnog so you’ll never buy from the supermarket again. Your $35.00 admission gets you personalized instruction, a recipe card to  take home and of course, two cocktails to enjoy during the class. 

11/29 Movie Night: A Christmas Story PORTLAND
You won’t shoot your eye out and our holiday cocktail list is a much tastier and safer alternative to a frozen pole.

11/30 Reindeer Games PORTLAND
We’re adding Christmas Cribbage to our popular lineup of party games so bring your competitive spirit and join us for some good, old-fashioned fun!

DECEMBER

12/1 Kennebunk’s Third Birthday
We’re celebrating 3 years of tomfoolery in our Kennebunk location with $1.00 Birthday Beers from 4-6pm and an extra special menu!

12/1 Movie Night: A Christmas Story KBK
You won’t shoot your eye out and our holiday cocktail list is a much tastier and safer alternative to a frozen pole.

12/2 Christmas Prelude kicks off KBK
Discover why Kennebunkport is widely regarded as one of the best Christmas Towns in America and make us part of your Prelude experience!

12/2 Spirit of Giving PORTLAND & KBK
Every Thursday we donate $1 from every cocktail sold from our special holiday menu to a different worthy charity. This week’s charity is Maine Needs, a grassroots nonprofit powered by a growing collective of volunteers.

12/3 Christmas Pajama party PORTLAND & KBK
Part of our “Get Festive, Get Rewarded” series, show up in your most awesome holiday PJs and we’ll take 10% off your bill!

12/4 & 12/5 Holiday Brunch PORTLAND
What’s better than “Walking in a Winter Wonderland?” BRUNCHING in a Winter Wonderland. Our festive decor and holiday cocktail list makes our legendary brunch even more enjoyable!

12/5 Cocktail Class: Nightcap PORTLAND @3pm
Upgrade your holiday entertaining game! In this week’s cocktail class, our expert mixologist will show you how to whip up a nightcap that will be the highlight of your next gathering. Your $35.00 admission gets you personalized instruction, a recipe card to  take home and of course, two cocktails to enjoy during the class. 

12/6 Movie Night: Elf PORTLAND
Don’t be a cotton-headed ninny muggins! Join us for this quotable classic and laugh along with new friends because smiling’s our favorite.

12/7 Reindeer Games PORTLAND
We’re adding Christmas Cribbage to our popular lineup of party games so bring your competitive spirit and join us for some good, old-fashioned fun!

12/8 Holiday Pop-Up Shopping PORTLAND
Multitasking at its merriest—come to our Portland location for the food and drinks you love while shopping our awesome selection of creative gifts from local artists and craftspeople!

12/8 Movie Night: Elf KBK
Don’t be a cotton-headed ninny muggins! Join us for this quotable classic and laugh along with new friends because smiling’s our favorite.

12/9 Distillery Tour PORTLAND 
Get an up-close-and personal, behind-the-scenes look at our distilling process from the man who makes the magic happen! Our head distiller Jon Quade will show you how our copper still works and share samples of his work. Once you choose your favorite spirit, our bartender will make you the cocktail of your choice. The tour, samples and cocktail are yours for just $16!  Tour starts at 4:00pm 

12/9 Spirit of Giving PORTLAND & KBK
Every Thursday we donate $1 from every cocktail sold from our special holiday menu to a different worthy charity. This week’s charity is Caring Unlimited, a domestic violence direct support group in York County.

12/10 Holiday Hat PORTLAND & KBK
Part of our “Get Festive, Get Rewarded” series, show up wearing your most colorful or comical holiday hat and we’ll take 10% off your tab!

12/11 Maine Photo Booth Bus PORTLAND
Join us for a grammable holiday moment with our friends from the Maine Photo Booth and their creative props and backdrops!

12/11 & 12/12 Holiday Brunch PORTLAND
What’s better than “Walking in a Winter Wonderland?” BRUNCHING in a Winter Wonderland. Our festive decor and holiday cocktail list makes our legendary brunch even more enjoyable!

12/12 Cocktail Class: Winter Warmers PORTLAND @3pm
Upgrade your holiday entertaining game! In this week’s cocktail class, our expert mixologist will show you how to warm up the coldest winter night with a heavenly hot drink. Your $35.00 admission gets you personalized instruction, a recipe card to  take home and of course, two cocktails to enjoy during the class. 

12/13 Movie Night: Home Alone PORTLAND
Relive all the ridiculous moments of this curious classic that reminds us what Christmas is all about. Eventually. 

12/15 Movie Night: Home Alone KBK
Relive all the ridiculous moments of this curious classic that reminds us what Christmas is all about. Eventually. 

12/16 Spirit of Giving PORTLAND & KBK
Every Thursday we donate $1 from every cocktail sold from our special holiday menu to a different worthy charity. This week’s charities are: 

-KBK Community Outreach Services of the Kennebunks. Since 1990 COS has managed food pantries and provided fuel assistance to neighbors in need.

-Portland – Greater Portland Family Promise, a source of stabilization and support for families on the brink of homelessness. 

12/16 Distillery Tour PORTLAND 
Get an up-close-and personal, behind-the-scenes look at our distilling process from the man who makes the magic happen! Our head distiller Jon Quade will show you how our copper still works and share samples of his work. Once you choose your favorite spirit, our bartender will make you the cocktail of your choice. The tour, samples and cocktail are yours for just $16!  Tour starts at 4:00pm 

12/17 Ugly Sweater PORTLAND & KBK
Part of our “Get Festive, Get Rewarded” series, show up in your craziest holiday sweater and we’ll take 10% off your bill!

12/18 Maine Photo Booth Bus KBK
Join us for a grammable holiday moment with our friends from the Maine Photo Booth and their creative props and backdrops!

12/18 & 12/19 Holiday Brunch PORTLAND
What’s better than “Walking in a Winter Wonderland?” BRUNCHING in a Winter Wonderland. Our festive decor and holiday cocktail list makes our legendary brunch even more enjoyable!

12/19 Cocktail Class: Champagne Cocktail PORTLAND @3pm
Upgrade your holiday entertaining game! In this week’s cocktail class, our expert mixologist will show you how to elevate your New Year’s celebration with a creative champagne cocktail. Your $35.00 admission gets you personalized instruction, a recipe card to  take home and of course, two cocktails to enjoy during the class. 

12/21 Reindeer Games PORTLAND
We’re adding Christmas Cribbage to our popular lineup of party games so bring your competitive spirit and join us for some good, old-fashioned fun!

12/22: Makers Market PORTLAND
Wrap up your holiday shopping with this last minute shopping event & makers market in Portland Maine. Shop local this year in our festive Holiday Camp winter wonderland and enjoy goods from many local makers and shops in Southern Maine. Plus enjoy festive holiday decor, delicious craft cocktails, beer and bites from 3pm – 8pm December 22

12/23 Distillery Tour PORTLAND 
Get an up-close-and personal, behind-the-scenes look at our distilling process from the man who makes the magic happen! Our head distiller Jon Quade will show you how our copper still works and share samples of his work. Once you choose your favorite spirit, our bartender will make you the cocktail of your choice. The tour, samples and cocktail are yours for just $16!  Tour starts at 4:00pm 

12/23 Spirit of Giving PORTLAND & KBK
Every Thursday we donate $1 from every cocktail sold from our special holiday menu to a different worthy charity. This week’s charities are: 

-KBK -York County Shelter Programs. Founded in 1979, this organization supports homeless people and provides job placement services at its shelters in Alfred and Sanford. 

-Portland – Preble Street Teen Center, Portland’s hub of services for homeless and runaway youth. 

12/23: Festivus PORTLAND
We’ll skip the Feats of Strength and Airing of Grievances and skip straight to the Festivus Miracles in the form of meatloaf that would make George’s mother proud in addition to our spectacular holiday cocktail menu.  

12/24: Christmas Eve Happy Hour + Gift Wrapping
Make us your destination for procrastination! We’ll have plenty of paper, tape and labels on hand so you can wrap your gifts in style and reward yourself with a tasty snack from our special happy hour menu. 12pm – 3pm 

11/25 Closed for Christmas PORTLAND & KBK

12/26 Holiday Brunch PORTLAND
What’s better than “Walking in a Winter Wonderland?” BRUNCHING in a Winter Wonderland. Our festive decor and holiday cocktail list makes our legendary brunch even more enjoyable!

12/26: Boxing Day at Batson PORTLAND & KBK
Help us fill our box with helpful everyday items for people in need. We’re primarily looking for hats, gloves, and socks but this could be the perfect place to bring any gifts you got but don’t really need. 

12/28 Reindeer Games PORTLAND & KBK
We’re adding Christmas Cribbage to our popular lineup of party games so bring your competitive spirit and join us for some good, old-fashioned fun!

12/31: New Year’s Eve PORTLAND
Why stay home when you can party with us from 9pm to 1am? Join us for delicious passed appetizers, food stations with popular favorites and DJ’s that will help you send ‘21 off in style and get ‘22 off on the right foot! Cocktail party attire recommended.

JANUARY

1/1: New Year’s Hangover Brunch (Portland) & Hangover Hangout (KBK)
Let us help you ease into the new year and prepare to take on all your resolutions…tomorrow.