Cape Cod Holiday Events & Strolls 2016

Michael Leighton
Published on November 25, 2016

Cape Cod Holiday Events & Strolls 2016

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It’s that time of year again, and the holiday season is upon us. Here is a list of the different Cape Cod holiday events & strolls that are happening all around the Cape to celebrate the season!

Cape Cod Holiday Events - December 2nd, 2016

Brewster for the Holidays

Location: Throughout Brewster on Route 6A

Time: 10 am – 7 pm

WebsiteBrewster for the Holidays 2016

Details: 10 am – 5 pm there is a self-guided gallery stroll through Brewster’s antique and fine arts galleries. At 4 pm, there is an illumination ceremony held at Drummer Boy Park, with refreshments, tours of the Windmill Village and carol sing-a-longs. The Brewster Band Holiday Concert at Brewster Baptist Church hosts a sing-a-long at 7 pm.

 

Christmas in Harwich

Location: Harwich

Time: 5:30 pm – 9 pm

Website: Christmas in Harwich 2016

Details: It all starts at 5:30 pm at Doane Park for the tree lighting and a family carol sing-a-long. Santa arrives at the park at 6:15 pm on a firetruck. Pictures can be taken with Santa from 6:15 pm – 8 pm for $5. There are free carriage rides through town from 6 pm – 9 pm. Pieces of “The Nutcracker” will be performed by Reaching Hearts Studio from 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm. There will also be an ornament sale and refreshments available.

 

Holly Folly Weekend in Provincetown

Location: Throughout Provincetown

Time: Varies

Website: Holly Folly Weekend Provincetown 2016

Details: This holiday celebration is exactly what you would expect from Provincetown. It is a mix between good old fashioned caroling and a Speedo run held on Commercial Street. Stores along Commercial Street hold sales for the event, and many of Provincetown’s guest houses open up to the public to take a peek at. Check out the website for more details.

 

Gardens Aglow: A Treasured Holiday Tradition

Location: Heritage Museums & Gardens 67 Grove Street, Sandwich

Time: 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Website: Gardens Aglow – Heritage Museums & Gardens 2016

Details: Heritage Museum & Garden’s is transformed into a holiday wonderland filled with twinkling lights for its Gardens Aglow event. Enjoy the family friendly activities, displays, music, trains, animals and even a visit from Santa! This is the only one of Cape Cod Holiday Events that was actually featured as one of the top light displays to check out in the state of Massachusetts.

Cape Cod Holiday Events - December 3rd, 2016

Brewster for the Holidays

Location: Throughout Brewster

Time: 8:30 am – 10 pm

Website: Brewster for the Holidays 2016

Details: From 8:30 am – 5 pm there’s a “Where’s the Snowman” contest for children (ages 12 and under) where they must visit Brewster businesses to win a $10 gift certificate for finding the snowman. The Eddy Elementary School hosts a Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair from 10 am – 4 pm, and the Gallery Stroll continues down Route 6A from 10 am – 5 pm. Ardeo’s caters the Holiday Dinner Dance at The Captain’s Golf Course from 6 pm – 10 pm (admission is $45).

 

Eastham Holiday Festival

Location: Orleans-Eastham Elks 10 McKoy Rd & Eastham Gift Barn 4180 State Highway

Time: 10 am – 1 pm

Website: Eastham Holiday Festival 2016

Details: A free trolley runs between the two locations so that everyone can participate in this fun community event. There are face painters, crafts, balloon animals, kids performances and free pizza from The Red Barn Pizza.

 

Christmas in Harwich

Location: Harwich Center

Time: 9 am – 7 pm

Website:Christmas in Harwich 2016

Details: 9:30 am – 1 pm The Brooks Academy Museum will display Virginia Pina quilts and artwork. From 11 am – 4 pm, the Cape Cod Lavender Farm will have a sampling of lavender and lemon marmalade along with mulled lavender wine and a variety of cheeses. The First Congregational Church will hold a Christmas concert with refreshments at 3 pm. At 6:30 pm, the Reaching Heart School of Ballet will perform pieces from “The Nutcracker.”

 

Hyannis Christmas Stroll & Harbor Lighting / Boat Parade

Location: Main Street, Hyannis

Time: 11 am – 3 pm

Website: Hyannis Christmas Stroll & Harbor Lighting / Boat Parade 2016

Details: The day starts with breakfast with Santa (9:00am & 10:30am) and continues through the day with arts & crafts, petting zoo, horse drawn carriage rides, cookie stroll contest, and other family friendly activities. At 4pm, there is an illuminated boat parade in the harbor.

 

Holly Folly Weekend in Provincetown

Location: Throughout Provincetown

Time: Varies

Website:Holly Folly Weekend Provincetown 2016

Details: This holiday celebration is exactly what you would expect from Provincetown. It is a mix between good old fashioned caroling and a Speedo run held on Commercial Street. Stores along Commercial Street hold sales for the event, and many of Provincetown’s guest houses open up to the public to take a peek at. Check out the website for more details.

 

Gardens Aglow: A Treasured Holiday Tradition

Location: Heritage Museums & Gardens 67 Grove Street, Sandwich

Time: 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

WebsiteGardens Aglow – Heritage Museums & Gardens 2016

Details: Heritage Museum & Garden’s is transformed into a holiday wonderland filled with twinkling lights for its Gardens Aglow event. Enjoy the family friendly activities, displays, music, trains, animals and even a visit from Santa! This is the only one of Cape Cod Holiday Events that was actually featured as one of the top light displays to check out in the state of Massachusetts.

Cape Cod Holiday Events - December 4th, 2016

Brewster for the Holidays

Location: Throughout Brewster

Time: 10 am – 4 pm

WebsiteBrewster for the Holidays 2016

Details: The self-guided Gallery Stroll continues from 10 am – 5 pm on Sunday. The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History hosts a Gala Family Party which is free of admission from 2 pm – 4 pm. There will be a sweets buffet, photos with Santa, and crafts for the family to enjoy.

 

Christmas in Harwich

Location: Harwichport

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

WebsiteChristmas in Harwich 2016

Details: At 3 pm, the Christ Church Episcopal will host a service of lessons and carols. There is a Christmas Tree Sale, where you could purchase a 6′-8′ Fraser Fir tree for $40.

 

Holly Folly Weekend in Provincetown

Location: Throughout Provincetown

Time: Varies

WebsiteHolly Folly Weekend Provincetown 2016

Details: This holiday celebration is exactly what you would expect from Provincetown. It is a mix between good old fashioned caroling and a Speedo run held on Commercial Street. Stores along Commercial Street hold sales for the event, and many of Provincetown’s guest houses open up to the public to take a peek at. Check out the website for more details.

 

Gardens Aglow: A Treasured Holiday Tradition

Location: Heritage Museums & Gardens 67 Grove Street, Sandwich

Time: 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

WebsiteGardens Aglow – Heritage Museums & Gardens 2016

Details: Heritage Museum & Garden’s is transformed into a holiday wonderland filled with twinkling lights for its Gardens Aglow event. Enjoy the family friendly activities, displays, music, trains, animals and even a visit from Santa! This is the only one of Cape Cod Holiday Events that was actually featured as one of the top light displays to check out in the state of Massachusetts.

 

Yarmouthport Christmas Stroll

Location: Route 6A Yarmouth port

Time: 1 pm – 4 pm

Website: Yarmouthport Christmas Stroll 2016

Details: All around Route 6A in Yarmouth port the businesses, inns and museums open their doors to the public, some even offering some treats and goodies. Santa will be on the Bangs Hallet House front porch for pictures, provided by Walgreens.

Cape Cod Holiday Events - December 9th, 2016

Chatham’s Christmas by the Sea Stroll Weekend

Location: Main Street, Chatham

Time: 6 pm – 9 pm

Website: Chatham Christmas by the Sea Stroll 2016

Details: Chatham’s Main Street is kicked off with a parade down Main Street which ends at the Christmas Tree lighting in the center of town. There will be caroling, hot chocolate and refreshments.

Cape Cod Holiday Events - December 10th, 2016

Chatham’s Christmas by the Sea Stroll Weekend

Location: Main Street, Chatham

Time: 9 am – 6 pm

Website: Chatham Christmas by the Sea Stroll 2016

Details: Chatham’s Main Street shops open their doors to the public with multiple sales and even some goodies to enjoy during your stroll. There are carolers, carriage rides, breakfast with Santa, live music and a tree lighting ceremony.

Chatham’s Historic Inn Tour

Location: Throughout Chatham

Time: 1 pm – 4 pm

Website: Chatham Historic Inn Tour

Details: The beautiful historic inns of Chatham are all decorated for the holiday season and open their doors for all to enjoy.

Cape Cod Holiday Events - December 11th, 2016

Dennis Christmas Stroll

Location: Route 6A Dennis (Dennis Village)

Time: 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Website: Dennis Christmas Stroll 2016

Details: Horse drawn carriage rides up and down Route 6A, live music at the gazebo on the Village Green and performances at the Cape Playhouse are just a couple of the events that take place during the Dennis Village stroll. Businesses open their doors to visitors to check out their shops and warm up with some soup, hot chocolate and other refreshments.

Cape Cod Holiday Events - Ongoing

2016 Spectacle of Trees

Location: JFK Museum, Main Street Hyannis

Dates: 12/2 – 12/10

Time: Museum Hours

Website: Spectacle of Trees 2016

Details: The Spectacle of Trees event is kicked off with a holiday party at the Hyannisport Club Thursday 12/1. Bid on your favorite tree which benefits varying organizations around Cape Cod. The winners of the trees will be announce on the final day at 5 pm.

 

Annual Cape Cod Enchanted Village

Location: The Cape Codder Resort, Hyannis

Dates: 12/3 -12/31

Time: Friday & Saturday’s 5 pm – 8:30 pm / Sunday’s 4 pm – 7 pm

Website: The Cape Codder: Annual Cape Cod Enchanted Village 2016

Details: For the 15th year, the Cape Codder is hosting their Annual Cape Cod Enchanted Village in their courtyard in the center of the resort. Thousands of twinkling lights and numerous displays fill the grounds with the sound of carolers in the background. A holiday tradition complete with Santa who is seated right inside the resort to get any last minute wishes from small guests.

 

Santa Photos

Location: The Cape Cod Mall, Hyannis

Dates: 11/11 – 12/24

Time: Varies

Website: Photos with Santa at the Cape Cod Mall

Details: Stop by the Cape Cod Mall to take your picture with Santa and let him know what you would like for Christmas. There are special dates and times for pictures with children with special needs with “Caring Santa.” See website for details.

 

A Seaside Christmas in Orleans

Location: Throughout Orleans

Dates:12/1 – 12/31

Time: Varies

Website: A Seaside Christmas in Orleans 2016

Details: The town of Orleans hosts a variety of holiday events throughout the town to celebrate the season, which includes breakfast with Mrs. Claus, Santa arriving by boat and a town wide stroll. See the website for days and times.

 

Cape Cod Holiday Events

Take advantage of this beautiful time of year on and visit Cape Cod Holiday Events happening all around the Cape. Whether you like to stroll our quaint villages, check out extravagant lighting displays or have breakfast with the big guy there is a holiday event that will appeal to you.

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