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Christmas on Cape Cod

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 to Thursday, December 31, 2015

Enjoy Christmas strolls, caroling, holiday fairs, festive harbor lights, parades and celebrations, as well as fantastic accommodation packages and promotions at local shops and restaurants! Tis the season for great giveaways on the Cape!

November - December Exhibit Opening Reception

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit, MA 02635

 Opening Reception December 1, 5:00pm-7:00pm

Each year the Center seeks submissions for the annual Member, Student and Faculty exhibit.  One work may be submitted and will featured in this exhibit. There is also an annual members talent show immediately following the opening reception of this annual exhibit which celebrates our patrons and allows us to say “thank you” to our artistic community.

Cape Cod Holiday Tree Lighting

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 6:00pm
Cape Cod Mall

Join us for our first-ever tree-lighting ceremony on Tuesday, December 1 at 6:00 pm in the Cape Cod Mall, hosted by 99.9FM the Q's Karen Blake!  Come admire your pet’s ornament, meet special guests, and enjoy refreshments and seasonal music performed by members of the Federated Church of Hyannis Choir.  We invite you to help create a feast of food and cornucopia of enrichment toys for our animals awaiting adoption at the Cape Cod MSPCA at the same time.

Nantucket Christmas Stroll

Friday, December 4, 2015 to Sunday, December 6, 2015
Nantucket Island

A holiday tradition on Nantucket Island!  Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive on Saturday via Coast Guard vessel and are escorted up Straight Wharf for a festive parade, while carolers in period costume, bell ringers and student choirs perform on Main Street. Holiday craft shows, exhibitions and performances throughout the weekend — including the popular annual Christmas House tour on Friday evening — add to the joyful festivities.

Christmas in Harwich

Friday, December 4, 2015 to Sunday, December 6, 2015

Traditional New England Christmas time with tree lighting ceremony, photos with Santa, Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, Breakfast with Santa, carolers, Polar Express Trolley Ride, Town wide decorating contest, merchant open houses, discounts and sales and much much more.

Falmouth Holidays by the Sea Weekend

Friday, December 4, 2015 to Sunday, December 6, 2015
Downtown Falmouth

Begin the festive Falmouth Chamber Holidays by the Sea Weekend by singing carols at Historic Nobska Lighthouse as the winter’s sun sets over Vineyard Sound. Run the Jingle Jog 5K and Kids Elf Run along Vineyard Sound.  Greet Santa as he arrives by boat at beautiful Falmouth Harbor. Enjoy the Main St. festivities of the Holiday Stroll, join in the caroling at the lighting of the Village Green and get ready for the biggest small-town Christmas parade in all of Southeast New England on Sunday!

Spectacle of Trees

Friday, December 4, 2015 to Saturday, December 12, 2015
JFK Hyannis Museum, Main Street, Hyannis

At the JFK Hyannis Museum is the ninth annual “Spectacle of Trees” where 19 beautifully decorated Christmas trees on all three floors, provided by Cape Cod Charitable FunRaisers, Inc., will be raffled off with the proceeds going to support local non-profits.  Viewing and bidding will be Friday, December 4th & Saturday, December 5th 10am- 8pm; Sunday, December 6th 12- 4pm; Tuesday, December 8th & Wednesday, December 19th noon- 4pm; Thursday, December 10th & Friday, December 11th noon- 8pm; Saturday, December 12th 10am- 7:30pm with winners being drawn on Saturday at 7:45 p.m.

14th Annual Cape Cod Enchanted Village

Friday, December 4, 2015 to Sunday, January 3, 2016
Cape Codder Resort, Hyannis

Free and open to the public! Be dazzled by thousands of lights, a Santa's Village, animated reindeer stall and so much more. Santa will be visiting to hear childrens' wishes, and the Cape Cod Surftone Carolers sing holiday music every Friday and Saturday night from 5:00pm to 8:30pm; and on Sundays from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, from December 4th through December 20th. Bonfire nightly (weather permitting). Holiday lights go on at dusk. Please bring a gift card of new, unwrappped toy for the "Givng Tree". Proceeds go to Independence House.

Holly Folly Weekend in Provincetown

Friday, December 4, 2015 to Sunday, December 6, 2015

Do not miss these three days of holiday revelry, from traditional carols ‘round the piano to the not so traditional Speedo run down Commercial Street. Not quite what Currier and Ives had in mind, Holly Folly antics are a fun kick-start to the season with a non-stop line-up of events including the Gay Men's Chorus, dancing into the night and the popular 'Shop Hop,' where you vie for great prizes while taking advantage of major sales happening in Provincetown's shops and galleries. Free to everyone is the ever popular Inn Stroll, an open house at a number of Ptown's famed guest houses.

Brewster For the Holidays

Friday, December 4, 2015 to Sunday, December 6, 2015

A traditional Cape Cod holiday celebration recreated from years past and sponsored by Brewster businesses for all of Brewster to enjoy! Look for "Brewster For the Holidays" flags at participating businesses. Shops, restaurants, inns, museums and galleries will be glowing to welcome shoppers to experience their unique holiday spirit.