Experience the charm of a holiday by the sea and enjoy boutique shopping, handcrafted gifts, festive hubs and plenty of community spirit across the Cape’s four distinct regions. Here's a helpful guide as we enter the home stretch of holiday shopping.
Celebrate the holidays at Mashpee Commons, where you can take photos with the big guy at Santa’s village, enjoy free caroling performances, put a bow on your gift wrapping, and purchase some crown jewels at Puritan Cape Cod and Sachs Jewelers. Events run through December 24th.
Sandwich Glass Museum
Start a new holiday tradition and brighten up the season with the 13th Annual Glassblowers Christmas, featuring exquisite handmade ornaments from local artisans displayed on a forest of Christmas trees. From hummingbirds and sharks to starry night planets, the perfect gift is just waiting to be discovered. Indoor show is free and runs through December 30th.
Titcomb’s Bookshop, Sandwich
‘Tis the season to curl up with a good book and give the gift of cozy. ‘Tis the season for Titcomb’s! Treat yourself to three floors of thoughtfully selected gifts and books featuring the latest staff picks and newest titles that have captured the spirit of independent bookselling for 50 years. Don’t miss the upcoming visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus, and check out the famed, in-store author wall displaying photos of visiting authors striking a pose with the landmark wrought iron colonial man statue outside the shop on scenic Route 6A!
1856 Country Store, Centerville
Nothing says home for the holidays like a nostalgic visit to the family-owned country store on Main Street, where you can purchase penny candy, old-fashioned toys, and bring back your most cherished memories of the holiday season. You’ll find gifts for everyone here–and the good folks of Centerville will even wrap your gifts!
Cape Cod Package Store, Centerville
Make spirits bright this holiday season and stock up on merry mixers and everything else you need to throw a festive cocktail party or enjoy a cozy night in at CCPS in Barnstable. From hostess gifts to perfect pairings and a wide selection of festive gift sets, this knowledgeable staff will help you make a splash.
Harvest of Barnstable, Yarmouth Port
Capture the magic of the season and the essence of Cape Cod with nature-inspired home décor and gifts that make it a joy to fill your favorite spaces. Set the mood with lighted birch trees and winter wreaths that reflect the season, and holiday designs in unexpected hues of colors that will wow alongside custom shell wreaths and permanent botanical arrangements.
Osterville Mercantile, Osterville
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the season at a modern day general store packed with must-haves for anyone and everyone. Visit the magical toy room with the kids, then stroll through this holiday gift guide come-to-life that will inspire every lifestyle and help you rediscover the joy of shopping. From quality accent décor and furniture to classic family games and books, you’ll find everything you need for a cozy holiday at home with your loved ones.
Ducks in the Window, Chatham
Everything’s Just Ducky in Chatham, where you can surprise friends and family of all ages with a one-of-a-kind, personalized rubber duck that floats, squeaks, and makes the perfect stocking stuffer for everyone on your list! Holiday classics, ducks to match any personality or career plus novelty toys and gifts make this a must-stop shop.
Chatham Sign Shop, Chatham
Welcome guests all year long with an iconic Cape Cod Quarterboard or customized house sign to proudly display on your home inspired by your favorite traditions. From number signs to mailboxes, superb craftsmanship and specialized motifs make this a housewarming gift to remember.
Cape Cod Beach Chair, Harwich
Christmas by the sea starts at CCBCC, where you’ll find a variety of beach chair styles, sizes, and colors just waiting to be personalized with custom embroidery for your favorite beach-loving couple or family. Celebrate everyone’s favorite summer pastime at the festive barn in Harwich, stocked with chairs, apparel, beach games, and more and snap a group photo on the famed giant beach chair-one of the Lower Cape’s most popular photo ops!
Struna Galleries, Chatham and Brewster
Discover the charming studio and galleries of award-winning local artist Timothy Struna in Brewster and Chatham, where you can gift exquisite copper plate engravings and acrylic, watercolor, and limited-edition prints inspired by the New England and Cape Cod region we love.
Snow’s Home & Garden, Orleans
Deck the halls to your heart’s content with unique treasures from Snow’s holiday shop in Orleans stocked with Yankee swap gifts everyone will want to take home. From Cape-inspired ornaments and décor to relaxing spa gifts, you’ll find it at Snow’s. This is the year to embrace the holiday magic with one of the store’s longest standing traditions and largest interactive train displays ever.
The Canteen Holiday Market, Provincetown
Celebrate a beloved Provincetown tradition like a local with an outing to the Canteen holiday “village”, the Cape’s very own European-style Christmas market. Shop handcrafted goods from 25 local vendors, warm up with cozy blankets and hot cocktails at the Backyard Bar under a canopy of twinkle lights, and indulge in the chalet-inspired pop up lodge serving wintertime favorites like raclette and homemade pretzels.