Sunday, November 26, 2017

2017 Holiday Season on Cape Cod

by Deb Crowell

The holidays on Cape Cod are truly magical.  It is a wonderful time to escape the commercialization of the season and attend events that are both authentic and steeped in tradition.  To help you sift through all the events the Cape has to offer, here are a few of our favorite picks.

Santa Arrives!

Santa’s arrives by boat in Falmouth Harbor with other seaside celebrations in Orleans, Provincetown, Hyannis, and every village in between.  This is just a few of the reasons that Christmas on Cape Cod is so memorable.

Christmas Strolls

Almost every town on the Cape begins opening up the first weekend of December to ring in the holidays. Now is the time to decide which one(s) you want to attend. Here are just a few.

Nantucket Christmas Stroll—December 1-3. Visit:

Falmouth Village Holiday Stroll—December 2.  Visit:

Gardens Aglow—Heritage Museum & Gardens

Gardens Aglow, has become a holiday family tradition. Heritage Museum and Gardens is transformed into a Winter Wonderland with more than ten miles of holiday lights adorning the gardens and woodlands to create a twinkling wonderland. Throughout the grounds and buildings, enjoy festive holiday displays, family-friendly activities, marshmallow-roasting, music and special performances, visits with Santa Claus, displays of model trains and more.

Hanukkah Storytime

Barnes and Noble - December 3rd, 4:30, Cape Cod Mall.  Visit:

Holiday Historic Home Tours

Holidays at Highfield—December 1-3. Visit:

Barnstable Village Holiday Home Tour—December 3. Visit:

Chatham Historic Inn Tour—December 9.  Visit:

Sandwich Holly Days Holiday Home Tour—December 10.  Visit:

First Night on Cape Cod

First Light Provincetown—December 28-January 2.  Visit:

First Night Chatham—December 31.  Visit:

First Night Sandwich—December 31. Visit:

For a comprehensive list of events during the month of December visit the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce ( and The Cape Cod Museum Trail (

Happy Holidays!

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