Cape Cod Children's Museum

10 Kid-Approved Activities for Christmas Break on Cape Cod

Mary Poppins might not be available to entertain the kiddos during Christmas break, but fortunately Cape Cod is full of activities for both parents and kids regardless of the weather. Get some fresh air, opt for special exhibits at museums, or get a taste of summer right on the Cape in the middle of winter.

Chatham Sign Shop - Cape Cod

The Perfect Cape Cod Gift for Everyone on Your List

Let’s face it. When it comes to finding the perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list, holiday shopping can be downright stressful. But with hundreds of shops on Cape Cod and a boatload of unique finds, we have a few suggestions to get you started. The added bonus? You can support our local economy while doing it!

For Mom or Dad

Homeless for the Holidays - Cape Cod

7 Good Deeds this Christmas on Cape Cod

It’s easy to get so focused on brightening the holiday season for our loved ones that we lose sight of the fact that others around us struggle to provide even the most basic needs for theirs. But giving back to those in need may just be the most rewarding gift you can give yourself this Christmas.

Santa's Boat Parade - Hyannis

Top 5 Reasons We Love Christmas on Cape Cod

A significant part of the holiday season – at least for children – can be tied to the simple concept of lists. Long before the internet made lists popular, a jolly man in a big red suit spent much of his time reading hand-written ones from children all over the world.

McDermott Glass Studio

Tis the Season: Shop Local on Cape Cod

Holiday shopping doesn't need to be an overwhelming experience as you search for the perfect Christmas gift. Cape Cod is packed with small, locally-owned businesses, where personalized service, unique finds and attention to detail are the norm. Recapture the essence of the season, and shop local this Christmas on Cape Cod.

Large Shops with Small Town Feel

Photo by Eric Brust-Akdemir

Christmas by the Sea

At first, you might notice a subtle wreath dressed in cranberries or sea stars adorning a front door, then, as the holiday season creeps nearer, it happens almost overnight: a bloom of twinkling lights emerges, sparkling like jewels from inviting storefronts and festive abodes.

Pilgrim Monument, credit Paul Scharff

Eat, Drink and Be Thankful on Cape Cod this Thankgiving

Cape Cod is serious about Thanksgiving. After all, the Pilgrims landed first in Provincetown before sailing about 30 miles south west to Plymouth across Cape Cod Bay. The four-day weekend is a perfect time to visit and take advantage of classic New England cooking, cozy fires in local taverns, and village centers that feel much more homey without big summer crowds.

Field of Honor, credit Courtney Wittenstein

Best Bets for November on Cape Cod

Cape Cod is in the throes of what many locals regard as one of the best times of the year: the exhilarating shoulder season of autumn. November is a fantastic time to visit the Cape, as the crisp air brings bright colors to our landscape, and festive events bring people together for some old-fashioned fall fun.

Halloween in Provincetown

Halloween Fun on Cape Cod

Haunted hayrides, frightful walks, costume parades and Halloween-themed getaways are just a few of the October happenings taking place across Cape Cod. Dress up, get lost in a maze or celebrate the season at these spooky spots.

Best Bets for Adults

Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge - credit Paul Scharff

Cape Cod Road Trip: Bourne

The gateway to Cape Cod, Bourne is the first town that greets visitors traveling to this section of the state.

It has the charm that its other counterparts on the Cape have, all while providing relatively quick access to New Bedford, Providence, and Boston, making it an ideal location for those commuting to work in those larger cities.

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