Holiday Happenings Around Cape Cod
When most people think of Cape Cod, they envision warm breezes and sunshine sparkling on the Atlantic Ocean. Sun, sand, and summer fun.
But there's still fun to be had during a winter on the Cape – with Holiday Events scheduled in every Cape town from Bourne to Provincetown.
Check out our listing for ideas (alphabetical by town), but make sure to visit the websites for last minute schedule changes.
And don't forget your scarf and mittens!
Holiday Cookie Swap
Saturday, December 8, 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
Bring 5 dozen (one kind) of your own home-baked cookies to swap for 5 dozen assorted cookies.
Victorian Christmas Train
Buzzards Bay Station, Bourne,
Presented by the Bourne Historical Society. Leaves Buzzard Bay Station at 6:30 p.m. Travel by train over the Cape Cod Canal to a transformed Victorian Village for hot cidar, treats & period games. Sing carols, and listen to a reading of A Christmas Carol. Cost: $15. Seating is limited, call 508-759-6123.
Brewster for the Holidays
November 30-December 2, 2012
The holidays come alive during a magical weekend of memory making. It's a Cape Cod style celebration complete with concerts, parties, music, food, and family fun.
For more information on this and other holiday events, go here.
2012 A Seaside Christmas,
Hyannis Main Street Stroll and Harbor Lighting/Boat Parade
For more details and a full schedule, visit www.hyannismainstreet.com
Cape Symphony Orchestra presents "Holiday Pops Spectacular"
11/30/12 to 12/02/12
Pour in a little Pops. Mix in some Motown. Top with traditional favorites. Garnish with Gospel. It's another flashy, fun celebration with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, special guest artist Siobhan Magnus and friends! Ticket Prices: $27 - $66. Friday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday at 3 p.m.
More information: 508-362-1111 www.capesymphony.org
11th Annual Cape Cod Enchanted Village
11/30/12 to 01/02/13
Cape Codder Resort & Spa, Hyannis
The village features a magnificent display of more than 100,000 lights, a Santa's Village, animated reindeer stall, snowmen and a bonfire (weather permitting)
The Nutcracker Gala
December 2, 2012, 2:00pm
Children In The Arts of Martha's Vineyard present the 15th Annual Nutcracker Gala at the MVRHS Performing Arts Center. Premium Seating: $25.00 Forward seating. General Admission: $15.00
Oak Bluffs Holiday Tree Lighting
November 28th 6pm
The Oak Bluffs Association will once again sponsor the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting in Post Office Square. Join the Vineyard Haven Band for caroling, then take a short stroll up to Dreamland for hot chocolate and a meeting with Santa. Donations of non-perishable goods will be collected and distributed to the Food Pantry by the OB Firemen.
Vineyard Artisans Holiday Festival
Saturday, December 8
10:00am to 4:00pm
Christmas in Edgartown
The 31st Annual Christmas in Edgartown, presented by the Edgartown Board of Trade. Christmas in Edgartown is a Vineyard tradition. For more information contact the Edgartown Board of Trade at 508-939-0199.
Mashpee Chamber's Twelve Days of Christmas!
Saturday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 12
Click here to learn more about the event.
7th Annual Mashpee Christmas Parade
December 8th at 6pm
Annual Chamber Christmas Tree Lighting & Community Caroling
November 25th at 5:00PM
Top of Main Street
The 39th Annual Nantucket Christmas Stroll Weekend
11/30/12 to 12/02/12
Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive on Saturday via Coast Guard vessel and are escorted up Straight Wharf for a parade, while carolers in period costume, bell ringers and student choirs perform. Holiday craft shows, exhibitions and performances - including the Christmas House tour on Friday evening - add to the joyful festivities.
Nantucket Historical Association Festival of Trees
Nantucket Island, from 11/30/12 to 01/03/13
Visit here for more information
Seaside Christmas in Orleans
11/24/12 to 12/31/12
Click here to learm more about the festivities
42nd Annual Christmas Stroll
Christmas Tea at the Library
December 22nd 1-3 pm
Come in relax, have some tea, and listen to Andrea McCarthy on harp.
Holly Folly Weekend
11/30/12 to 12/02/12
Join the restaurants, galleries, shops and much more for a weekend of fun, including:
Caroling, cabaret, lighting contest and a holiday house tour!
Click here for all of the details!
Country Christmas Open House
12/01/12 to 12/02/12 10:00am - 4:00pm
Green Briar Nature Center, 6 Discovery Hill Road, East Sandwich, MA
Beginning on December 9th
Enjoy magical events that capture the spirit of a New England holiday season. Take a magical train ride to see Santa and his elves busy in their workshop! Click here to learn more.
Celtic Christmas Concert at the Cultural Center
December 8th 7:30 PM - 9:00 pm
Cape Cod Cultural Center 307 Old Main Street South Yarmouth
Yarmouthport Christmas Stroll
Visit the museums, bed and breakfasts, inns, and businesses along the Old Kings Highway as they welcome you with holiday decorations, tasty treats, and music of the season.
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