Event Calendar December 2014


Small Business & Community Holiday Party

Chatham Bars Inn, 297 Shore Road, Chatham, MA 02633, from 12/04/14 5:00pm

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Join us for special evening to celebrate the holiday season with your friends, family, and colleagues. You will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a delicious buffet dinner, entertainment and dancing. Tables will be available for groups of four to ten.


Sandwich Glass Museum Open House

Sandwich Glass Museum, 129 Main Street, Sandwich, from 12/06/14 9:30am - 5:00pm

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Enjoy “Mystery Discount” and refreshments. The decorations on the Glassblowers’ trees are available for purchase as well as an array of glittering glass objects on display in the Museum Store. Please note that all objects for purchase are made by local and national artists.


Hyannis Main Street Stroll and Harbor Lighting/Boat Parade

Hyannis Village, from 12/06/14 9:00am - 7:00pm

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The Hyannis Village Christmas Stroll is filled with fun and holiday cheer for the entire family! The day begins with Breakfast with Santa and ends with Santa's Boat Parade. There are plenty of activities for the entire family to enjoy including horse & carriage rides, holiday arts & crafts, a cookie stroll contest, a petting zoo and more.

Dennis Historical Society Christmas Open House

1801 Jericho Historical Center, 90 Old Main Street, West Dennis, from 12/06/14 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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(508) 385-2232

Celebrate the season at the Jericho Historical Center. View the rooms decked in holiday finery and taste traditional treats that will be sure to put you in the holiday mood.


Santa Stampede 5k and Family Fun Run

Joe's Beach Road Bar & Grill at the Barley Neck Inn, Orleans, from 12/06/14

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Get your Santa suit, elf costume, antlers, stockings and lights – and join this 5k race! Walkers welcome! Kids Only Run Too. Create a festive costume and enter our Holiday Costume Contest. R10 am to 1 pm. After Party Celebration and Award Ceremony held at Joe’s Beach Road Bar and Grille at The Barley Neck Inn.

Gloriae Dei Cantores: Christmas Caroling Concerts

Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans, from 12/06/14

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51st Annual Falmouth Christmas Parade

Falmouth, from 12/07/14

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Parade steps off at noontime at the Falmouth Mall and proceeds down Main Street to the Village Green. Known as Southeastern Massachusetts’ largest holiday parade featuring theme decorated floats, marching bands, live animals, costumed characters and Santa Claus!


Yarmouthport Christmas Stroll

Route 6A, Yarmouthport, from 12/07/14

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Visit the museums, bed and breakfasts, inns and businesses along the Old Kings Highway as they welcome you with holiday decorations, tasty treats and music of the season. Gary Albuquerque’s collection of Christmas ornaments will be on display at the Bangs Hallet House and Cape Cod Santa will again be on the porch of the house for photographs, courtesy of Walgreen’s. 1 to 4 p.m.


9th Annual Mashpee Christmas Parade

Mashpee Commons, Mashpee, from 12/13/14 6:00pm

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A unique night-time parade, every float is brilliantly illuminated in the spirit of the season. The parade kicks-off at 5:30 p.m. from the Mashpee Commons and culminates at South Cape Village. Free festivities for the entire family including Toe Jam Puppet Band, hot chocolate stands, and more are scheduled before and after the parade for an evening full of holiday spirit!

Gloriae Dei Cantores: Christmas Caroling Concerts

Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans, from 12/13/14

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Dennis Stroll

Route 6A, Dennis Village, from 12/14/14 12:00pm - 3:30pm

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Festive holiday stroll in town!

Christmas at the Manse

1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum, 77 Nobscussett Road, Dennis Village, from 12/14/14 12:00pm - 3:30pm

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(508) 385-2232

Costumed docents will greet you throughout the festively decorated historic home of Rev. Josiah Dennis. Enjoy holiday refreshments with us then join in the Dennis Visions Stroll.


History of Holiday Traditions

Falmouth Museums on the Green, 55 and 65 Palmer Avenue. Falmouth, MA 02540, from 12/14/14 11:00am - 2:00pm

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Join us for an open house including tours of the Dr. Francis Wicks House that includes an exhibit about our most treasured holiday traditions and why we have them.

Gloriae Dei Cantores: Christmas Caroling Concerts

Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans, from 12/20/14

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First Night Chatham

Chatham, from 12/31/14

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Come join us for First Night Chatham 2015, a family-friendly, alcohol free, town-wide celebration of the arts with over 75 performances & events! Grand Finale Fireworks over Oyster Pond, with the Countdown Cod to usher in the New Year. View all entertainment and buy buttons at www.firstnightchatham.com.


First Night Sandwich 2015

Sandwich, from 12/31/14

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Highlights include a non-alcoholic Family Festival of multi-cultural activities with mask making workshops, puppeteers, storytellers, face painting, magicians and more. A vibrant Mardi Gras like procession down Main Street will start at 6 pm, and a Grand Finale Countdown extravaganza concludes of the evening’s festivities. Cape Cod artists present their works in venues throughout the Village area. 4 to 9 p.m. Buttons can be purchased for $10 Adults, and $6 Children ages 3–12 years- old. Buttons are available at various banks, restaurants, and retail outlets in Sandwich. Presented by Sandwich Community Television and the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce.


Senior Day at Hyannis Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market, 990 Iyannough Road - RT. 132, Hyannis, MA 02601, from 06/04/14 to 12/17/14 10:00am

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Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. is Senior Day. Come in and watch cooking demos, get free samples, find out about our sections and so much more. Sign up by calling 508-418-5900.


Story Time at Hyannis Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market, 990 Iyannough Road - RT. 132, Hyannis, MA 02601, from 06/06/14 to 12/19/14 9:00am

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Every Friday at 9 a.m. we’ll be holding Story Time in our Cod Café where we will offer free smoothies. Sign up by calling 508-418-5900.

Dolls of Yesteryear - Antique Dolls and Glass Toys

Sandwich Glass Museum, 129 Main Street, Sandwich, from 10/15/14 to 12/30/14

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This special exhibit will enthrall young and old alike! In partnership with the Yesteryears Doll Collectors - a unique collection of period dolls will be displayed together with antique glass toys from times gone by!


5th Annual Glassblowers’ Christmas

Sandwich Glass Museum, 129 Main Street, Sandwich, from 11/15/14 to 12/30/14

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Hundreds of unique glass ornaments made by the region’s finest local and national glass artists, will adorn Christmas trees in the Contemporary Gallery. The visitor will be transported into a magical display of color and childhood memories. It is a truly an enchanting time at the Museum!


Gardens Aglow - An Annual Holiday Celebration of Lights

Heritage Museums & Gardens, Sandwich, from 11/28/14 to 12/28/14 4:30pm - 8:30pm

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Stroll the lighted gardens, explore The Hart Family Maze and even enjoy a Kriskindlemart, a European-style outdoor holiday market. Music and dance performances will help ring in the holidays while St. Nick will hold court in the Model T. Gingerbread houses will also be on display- created by local companies and students. Children will be able to participate in traditional holiday arts and crafts projects as well as take a tour of Hidden Hollow which will be lit up for the season. $8 member adults, $5 member children / $15 non-member adults, $6 non-member children. 2 and under free.


Train to Christmas Town

Trains depart from Hyannis Depot, from 11/28/14 to 12/27/14

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This holiday season, hop aboard Cape Cod Central Railroad and fall in love with the heartwarming tale of Janice, a little girl who looks forward to riding the Train to Christmas Town every year. Meet Bumblebee the Polar Bear, Wabash the Squirrel, and Zephyr the depot cat, and laugh along with Elves while they’re busy serving cookies and cocoa, and leading guests in singing Christmas carols. Upon arrival at Christmas Town, Santa climbs on board and walks through the cars greeting each child with holiday cheer! Trains departing November 28-30, December 5-7, 11-14, 17-23 and 26-27.


Holidays at Highfield

Highfield Hall, Falmouth, from 11/29/14 to 12/07/14

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(508) 495-1878

Top decorators and designers showcase their talents in the elegant rooms of Highfield Hall! The event also features an extensive Gift Gallery, a tea Shoppe with home-made goodies, a wreath display and sale, and pop-up holiday how-to tables. Santa will be available by the elegant fireplaces on weekends. The popular model train room is back this year, through December 1.


A Seaside Christmas in Orleans

Orleans, from 11/29/14 to 12/31/14

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(508) 255-1386

A town-wide holiday celebration with festive decorations, events and activities throughout Orleans - and special sales from local retailers!


Christmas on Cape Cod

Cape-wide, from 12/01/14 to 12/31/14

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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!


Twelve-Days of Christmas Live Online Auction

Mashpee, from 12/01/14 to 12/12/14

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Twelve-day long, live online auction featuring gifts, event tickets, special packages, and one-of-a-kind locally made items for you to bid on via email! Every item is donated by a local business, and all of the proceeds benefit the Mashpee Chamber of Commerce Scholarship fund and other Mashpee Chamber initiatives. The bidding begins December 1st, and closes December 12th.


Holly Folly Weekend in Provincetown

Provincetown, from 12/05/14 to 12/07/14

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A LGBT Holiday Festival. Come enjoy a weekend filled with a Santa Speedo Run, Drag Bingo the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus, great holiday sales with our Shop Hop and much more!


Brewster For the Holidays

Brewster, from 12/05/14 to 12/07/14

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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.


Nantucket Christmas Stroll

Nantucket Island, from 12/05/14 to 12/07/14

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A holiday tradition on Nantucket Island, now in its 41st year! 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.


Falmouth Theatre Guild presents "Striking Out: A Christmas Play in Six Innings"

Highfield Theater, Falmouth, from 12/05/14 to 12/14/14

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Performances on Friday-Sunday (December 5-7 and 11-14).


Falmouth Holidays by the Sea Weekend

Downtown Falmouth, from 12/05/14 to 12/07/14

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Enjoy an English style tea and fashion show, and then begin the festive holidays singing carols at Nobska Lighthouse as the winter’s sun sets over Vineyard Sound. Greet Santa as he arrives by boat at beautiful Falmouth Harbor. Run the Jingle Jog 5K along Vineyard Sound. Join in the caroling at the lighting of the Village Green. Enjoy the Main St. festivities of the Holiday Stroll and get ready for the biggest small-town Christmas parade in all of Southeast New England on Sunday!


Enchanted Village

Cape Codder Resort, Hyannis, from 12/05/14 to 01/01/15

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(855) 861-4370

Be dazzled by the glow of 100,000+ lights! Topiary animals will greet you as you make your way past rows of miniature Christmas Trees and Santa's Reindeer to a Santa's Village reminiscent of an old fashioned Enchanted Village. On Fridays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Sundays from 5 to 7 p.m. (December 5-21), the Cape Cod Surftones will be strolling around the property singing carols and Santa Claus will be on hand spreading holiday cheer!


History of Holiday Traditions

, from 12/06/14 to 12/14/14 11:00am - 2:00pm

Join us for an open house including tours of the Dr. Francis Wicks House that includes an exhibit about our most treasured holiday traditions and why we have them.


Country Christmas at Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen

6 Discovery Hill Rd, East Sandwich, MA 02537, from 12/06/14 to 12/21/14 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Dec. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 from 10 am-4 pm. (Sunday 1-4 pm). Come by our open house during the first three weekends in December and enjoy our holiday decorations inspired by a country home in a bygone era. Taste a sampling of our delicious Jam Kitchen products and a cup of mulled cider. Browse among a variety of great holiday gift ideas in the Green Briar shop offering jams, jellies, relishes, books and an abundance of nature-related items!

20th Annual Cape Cod Synchro Classic

, from 12/11/14 to 12/14/14

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Annual Cape Cod Synchronized Skating

Gallo Ice Arena, Buzzard's Bay, from 12/12/14 to 12/14/14

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Chatham Stroll weekend

Chatham, from 12/12/14 to 12/13/14

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Light parade, caroling down Main Street, tree lighting ceremony, hayrides, bell ringers, unique shops and more on Friday night. Kick off Saturday with Santa and Mrs. Claus at a special breakfast at the Chatham Wayside Inn. Hop on the Chatham Bars Inn trolley to see the gingerbread house display and decorations; join in some festive shopping around the town; visit the Lighthouse; become a child again and capture the magic of Christmas!

Barnstable Youth Hockey Christmas Tournament

Hyannis Youth and Community Center, Hyannis, from 12/26/14 to 12/28/14

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