WinterKids Announces Ticket Sales for the 12th Annual License to Chill Celebration to Benefit outdoor youth Initiatives

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WinterKids Announces Ticket Sales for the 12th Annual License to Chill Celebration to Benefit Outdoor Youth Initiatives


Media Contact:
Julie Mulkern, Executive Director
(207) 871-5700 x102 or (207) 671-4661

WESTBROOK, ME / October 10, 2023 — WinterKids, a prominent Maine nonprofit organization dedicated to getting children outdoors and active during the winter months, is excited to announce the launch of ticket sales for their 12th Annual License to Chill Celebration, presented by Mt. Abram Ski Resort & Bike Park, taking place on November 9, 2023, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. This year’s event promises to bring a fresh vibe to the annual tradition at a new venue, Après, located in Portland. 

The WinterKids License to Chill Celebration has become a cornerstone of Maine’s winter social calendar, drawing generous support, and bringing together an incredible community of those who share a passion for getting kids outside and active during the winter months. 

This year’s celebration is set to feature great entertainment, food, and beverages, including: 

  • Guest Emcees, Blake & Kelly from Coast 93.1
  • Live Music by T.J. Swan
  • Exclusive WinterKids Drink Specials by Après
  • Food Specials with Meet on the Street
  • S’mores Donuts by Eighty8 Donut Café
  • Door Prizes: Exciting opportunities to win fantastic prizes 
  • Outdoor Seating with Fire Pits (Weather Permitting)

In the lead-up to the celebration, WinterKids will also host a virtual silent auction from October 26 to November 9, featuring an extensive array of high-quality goods and services generously contributed by businesses across Maine and New England. 

License to Chill is a prime opportunity for individuals who appreciate Maine’s winters and are passionate about supporting the next generation’s health and well-being. Funds raised from this event will contribute directly to WinterKids’ ongoing efforts to promote physical activity and healthy habits among Maine’s youth. 

Tickets for the 12th Annual License to Chill Celebration can be purchased at, where you can also find a sneak preview of the virtual auction items.


WinterKids is a nonprofit organization based in Maine that provides children with opportunities to stay active, healthy, and learn outdoors during the winter months. Since its establishment in 1997, WinterKids has been dedicated to ensuring that hundreds of thousands of children embrace the joy of outdoor winter activities while reaping the numerous physical and mental health benefits they provide.

Through their innovative programs, including the WinterKids App, WinterKids Winter Games, Welcome to Winter, License to Chill, WinterKids StoryWalk & Snowshoe Loan Program, WinterKids Learn Outside Guide, WinterKids Peisner Nordic Fund, WinterKids Downhill 24, and D24 Outdoor Fund, WinterKids helps children develop healthy lifelong habits through fun, outdoor winter activity. To learn more about WinterKids, please visit

WinterKids’ Community Sponsor is L.L. Bean. Our Supporting Sponsors are Agren, Central Maine Power, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, WEX, Zachau Construction and WMTW Channel 8 and The CW.

The 12th Annual License to Chill is presented by Mt. Abram Ski Resort & Bike Park. Snowman Sponsors are Kittery Trading Post and PTC, and Snowball Sponsors are Acadia Insurance, Chalmers Insurance, Eighty8 Donut Cafe, and Sidecountry Sports.

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