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Christmas on Cape Cod

Warm up for your holiday season with a little Cape Cod! Recapture the essence of the holiday season here by the sea. Stay in a cozy B&B, book a relaxing spa experience, dine fireside, and bundle up for a walk on the seashore. Enjoy special events like village strolls, festive parades, joyful concerts and grand illuminations. Festively decked shops and quaint village centers offer unique treasures for holiday wish lists.

Cape Cod Christmas Events

Every December, the Cape is home to countless special events and attractions and holiday shopping opportunities. Festive events include village strolls, Santa's arrival by boat, craft fairs, harbor lights, parades, theater productions, holiday concerts, and quintessential Cape experiences like the Falmouth Christmas Parade and the lighting of both the Pilgrim Monument and the iconic Lobster Pot Tree in Provincetown. Cape Cod Central Railroad transports families on a magical, storybook ride aboard the Polar Express. Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich presents its Gardens Aglow celebration with thousands of twinkling lights, and The Giants dazzle along historic 6A in Sandwich. The season culminates with First Night Chatham and First Light Provincetown.

Cape Cod Christmas Shopping

Put your money where your heart is this Christmas on Cape Cod. Our local shops and art galleries offer a boatload of unique treasures for your loved ones as you check off your holiday shopping list. And gift cards for shopping, restaurants, hotels, golf courses and museum memberships are the perfect stocking stuffers! Find a list of businesses that sell Made on Cape Cod products.

Cape Cod Christmas Getaways

From full-service hotels and resorts to cozy inns and quaint B&Bs, you’ll find a warm welcome here on Cape Cod for a wonderful winter escape. Brilliant winter sunsets, harbor views, romantic lighthouses and roaring fires create a true winter wonderland.


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Christmas by the Sea

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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…