It’s the holiday season, and what better way to celebrate the whole month long than to check out some of the best Cape Cod holiday light displays! Some neighborhoods pull out all the stops and everyone gets involved in decorating their homes with colorful lights and various decorations. In some neighborhoods, there is that one house that is just so outrageous with its decorations that it makes the trip worthwhile. Some neighborhoods coordinate their lights to radio stations to enhance your experience. These neighborhoods and homes would make Clark Griswold proud, and are worth the trip for you and your family to explore!
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The key to a great Cape Cod light displays tour is making sure you are prepared for the experience. Make it as memorable for your loved ones as you can so it creates special memories that will last. Have a nice early dinner when you come home from work, prep a crock pot meal or pick up a pizza which can become a part of the routine. Most town centers have light displays in the center of town, conveniently located by cafes and coffee shops which could be your first stop to get everyone in the mood. Pick up a toasty hot chocolate you can take along with you on your journey at one of these local coffee shops, and you are on your way to a memorable trip checking out Cape Cod holiday light displays!
If you are looking for a nice long relaxing cruise to check out the lights and lull the little ones to sleep, take a ride up Route 6A from Barnstable to Sandwich. There are beautiful displays all along the route that will dazzle the kids and the long drive will relax them into a slumber, giving you and your spouse a quiet ride for just the two of you on the way home. The perfect holiday snooze cruise.
Thousand Oaks Road in Brewster does not have a formal lighting display, but the neighborhood is pretty well decorated with lights and various holiday décor. Located in between Millstone Road and Freeman’s Way off of Route 137, it is an easy enough area to get to from just about anywhere in Brewster to drive through.
On Route 28 in Dennis, close to the curve at Cape Cod Shoe Mart, there is an amazing light display that is synchronized to music. To get the full experience, tune your radio to 88.1 and enjoy the show! Situated right near the town center, you can stop at Bucky’s Biscotti for a hot chocolate or tea on your way down Route 28 to watch the light show.
The Pilgrim Monument is illuminated with lights every year, which is an impressive sight. There is also a lobster pot Christmas tree in the center of town which is strung with lights. Bundle up with those you love and make the trip to the tip of the Cape. On the way to Provincetown, turn onto Route 6A in Truro to gaze at the impressive display that is put on by the house just beyond the market, you won’t be able to miss it. This home is known for decorating the yard year round, but it is especially festive this time of year.
One of the most famous Cape Cod light displays in the area is definitely the home of Luke’s Liquors owner located on Narrows Road, which is right by the Blue Rock golf course in South Yarmouth. Icehouse Road in Yarmouth also has an animated panel display which lasts about 4 minutes.
If you’re like a lot of people on Cape Cod, you might do some of your shopping off Cape this holiday season. Make the trip fun and check out some of the light displays off Cape. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a trip off Cape and check out these light displays.
Abington: Loganberry Drive in Abington has a holiday display which includes over 100 handmade and painted wooden figures and over 1000 lights that blink to music. Turn your radio station to 98.1 to listen in, and enjoy this display which runs nightly from 6pm – 10pm. While in town, check out Shaw Street in Abington as well for some impressive lights.
Norwell: Forest Street in Norwell has a show that runs about 25 minutes at the top of every hour from 5pm – 9pm. Turn your radio on to 88.7 for the full effect and enjoy the show!
Pembroke: Lilah Lane in Pembroke has a light show that boasts over 30,000 lights complete with blow up decorations. The light show goes from 4:30pm – 10pm. Make sure you keep an eye out for Santa, who can be spotted peeking out of the windows. There is also a Star Wars tree on display this year. The lane is collecting non-perishable foods for the Pembroke fire station food pantry, so bring a donation with you to go to a good cause. While in town, also check out Misty Meadow Lane, Ingham Road, and Hillfarm Road.
Weymouth: Tick Tock Lane in Weymouth is just as magical as the name of the street sounds during the holiday season. Neighbors all along the street participate in decorating their homes with lights and holiday decorations to celebrate the season.
Cape Cod Holiday Light Displays
Going for a ride to enjoy the best Cape Cod holiday light displays is the best way to get excited for the holiday season. For the neighborhoods that do not have their own stations to play along with their holiday decor, turn your radio to 93.7 because it plays non stop Christmas music until Christmas day to get in the spirit. Timing is essential in planning your Cape Cod holiday light displays outing. Right after dinner, once the after work rush is over is the best time to go out and check out what Cape Cod has to offer. The only thing left to do is make sure that your family is fed, festive and ready for some fun so you can check out some of the best Cape Cod holiday light displays! Make sure to also read our blog about Top 5 Cape Cod Kid Activities for Winter Season and our Cape Cod Holiday Events & Strolls 2016 blog.