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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!
2013 Holiday Cookie Swap
Saturday, December 7, 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.
A Caring Christmas Wonderland
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
Drop off your decorated trees at the library beginning November 12th. Each tree will have a silent auction bid sheet and participants can bid on trees up until December 14th.For more information, go here.
Brewster for the Holidays
December 6, 7 & 8 2013
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.
Chatham Christmas Stroll
A weekend of festive activities starts with Chatham's popular Christmas stroll and caroling down Main Street, which is followed by the ceremonial tree-lighting with traditional bell ringers ringing in the holiday season with cheer. There are also hayrides, prizes, raffles and complimentary hot chocolate to sip as spectators admire the lights and decorations.
Santa Visits Chatham Fish Pier and
Hyannis Main Street Stroll and Harbor Lighting/Boat Parade
9-10 am, Breakfast with Santa at The British Beer Company; 11 am -3 p.m.Main Street village stroll with music and holiday activities. At 4 p.m., everyone will gather at the Ocean Street Docks to enjoy the beautifully decorated boat parade. At 5:40, Santa makes an appearance to meet with the children and is surrounded by a selection of lively activities!
Spectacle of Trees
JFK Hyannis Museums, Main Street, Hyannis
December 6-14, 2013
Local non-profits put together Christmas trees adorned not just with tinsel and ornaments, but a host of fabulous gifts! Click here to learn more.
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)
Oak Bluffs Holiday Tree Lighting & Caroling Party
December 4, 2013 6pm
The Oak Bluffs Association will once again sponsor the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting at 6:30 pm 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.
6th Annual Holiday Festival
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Many holiday gifts are available, just right for that special someone who appreciates a true Island gift, and as usual always hand-made one by one.
Christmas in Edgartown
The 32nd 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!
December 1 - December 12
Click here to learn more about the event.
8th Annual Mashpee Christmas Parade
December 7th at 5:30 pm
40th Annual Nantucket Christmas Stroll Weekend
December 6-8 2013
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.
Visit here for more information
Seaside Christmas in Orleans
November 30, 2013 to December 31, 2013
Visit shops and galleries meet visitors from the North Pole while enjoying live music, holiday refreshments, demonstrations, amazing sales, personal service and gifts from around the world.
Click here to learm more about the festivities
43rd Annual Christmas Stroll
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