Looking for festive ways to brighten your season? From charming housewarming treasures to dazzling bakery treats, local inspirations lie just beyond your doorstep, and have never been more fun to discover. Follow this community trail to infuse every nook and cranny of your home with holiday magic, let your spirit soar, and say hi to your favorite local merchants!
Farms, Trees & Outdoor Decor
Whether it’s a showstopping light display or something cheery to brighten a doorstep, these local nurseries and gardens offer seasonal decorations and trimmings perfect for every DIY style. From live, fresh-cut or pre-lit trees to lights, wreaths and ornaments, celebrate a nature-inspired holiday with a trip to these favorites outdoor spots serving the Cape.
Beacon Gardens (Osterville)
Head to Osterville to bring the garden indoors and learn everything you wanted to know about the simple pleasures of everyone’s favorite winter Paperwhites and Amaryllis. Decorate with enchanting window boxes and purchase gift cards for all the green-thumbs on your list! Or bring in your favorite basket and they'll turn it into something beautiful.
Agway of Cape Cod (Orleans, South Dennis and Chatham)
Deck your everything with Agway’s handcrafted, locally-made seasonal decorations including fragrant live and cut trees…and kissing balls! Three locations make it easy to visit this family-operated business, where the Agway Elves have been hard at work transforming the greenhouses into wintry wonderlands and designing coastal creations combed right from the Cape’s own beaches.
Cape Abilities (Dennis)
Shop trees, wreaths, and centerpieces from the farm, and give back to the local community while doing so (the nonprofit supports and employs people with disabilities across the Cape). Infuse your home with scents of the season with a cinnamon birch mantlepiece or live greens pomegranate basket and other whimsical table toppers.
Hyannis Country Garden (Hyannis)
Short on time? Call the design team to adorn your porch, home, or business while you work or stay cozy inside! Bring a photo into the store of the front of your home, select your theme, and transform the entryway with this team’s custom-made theme wreaths and swags, original lighthouse designs and coastal décor.
Deck the halls and deliver instant holiday cheer to every room in your house with tidings and trimmings from these specialty shops gifted with the holiday spirit.
Snows Home & Garden (Orleans)
Sprucing up your home is a cinch at Snow’s holiday shop, where you can visit in-person or shop online then pick up at the Orleans store. From Cape-inspired lights and ornaments to holiday tea towels and boxed cards, you’ll find it at Snow’s. Out and about? Stop by the sleigh for your holiday selfie.
Just Picked Gifts (Yarmouth Port)
Discover whimsical décor and accessories you never knew you needed along with gifts for everyone on your list hand-picked for the holidays. Our favorites include their winter-themed face masks, picture-perfect Santa plates and Nordic figurines.
Harvest of Barnstable (Yarmouth Port)
Who doesn’t love a holiday gnome brimming with personality? Make everyone smile with unexpected gifts and selections from this year’s eclectic owls and Sparkle holiday tabletop collection. Curbside pickup available.
Osterville Mercantile (Osterville)
From old-fashioned family games and activities to kitchenware, candles and bath luxuries, you’ll find everything you need for a cozy holiday at home with your loved ones at this modern-day general store brimming with nostalgic goodies.
Holiday Bakery Treats for the Table
Sweet! There’s nothing more magical than a bakery during the holiday season, and this year’s no exception. Check out these local sweet spots for treats of all shapes and sizes trimmed for every fete on your calendar.
Washashore Bakery (Mashpee)
Visit Mashpee Commons for a holiday menu that takes the cake at Washashore Bakery, with specialty items including chocolate mint lava cakes and egg nog cheesecake. Guaranteed to delight creatures big and small.
White Lion Baking Company (Mashpee)
Have your cake and eat it too at this grain-free and gluten-free baking company’s paleo-based specialties that will astound everyone gathered around the table!
Ring Brothers Marketplace (Dennis)
Bring the store to your door with Doorstep Service and sushi, seafood and Italian cuisine catering platters, along with gourmet fruit and gift basket delivery featuring Montilio’s Baking Company of Boston.
The Chocolate Rose (Mashpee)
Is it dessert or is it a centerpiece? It’s both! From Buche de Noels almost too pretty to eat to a Holiday Gingerbread Sprinkle Cake or Winter Coastal Cake, these made-from-scratch confections are the crown jewel on any holiday table.
The Casual Gourmet (Centerville)
Cater your entire Christmas dinner from The Casual Gourmet’s mouthwatering a la carte holiday menu featuring individual meals - or make it a family affair! Entrees, sides, cakes, and holiday finger desserts by the dozen make the holidays effortless.