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.
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, the Enchanted Village at Cape Codder Resort & Spa sparkles with thousands of lights and spirited carolers, and The Giants dazzle along historic 6A in Sandwich. The season culminates with First Night Chatham and First Light Provincetown.
Find a schedule of holiday events on Cape Cod or scroll down on this page!
Read our blogs for more ways to catch the holiday spirits: Christmas by the Sea and 13 Ways to Catch the Christmas on Cape Cod Spirit
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.
Read our holiday shopping blogs: The Perfect Cape Cod Gift for Everyone on Your Christmas List and Cape Cod Holiday Gift Guide
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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