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Winter on Cape Cod

Experience the magic of a classic Christmas on Cape Cod, filled with ongoing special events and treasured local traditions. Kick off the holidays with Cape Cod’s beloved village strolls that transform local towns into a winter wonderland, featuring tree lightings, caroling, visits from Santa and holiday fun for all ages. Among the holiday festivities holiday festivities are Falmouth’s Holidays by the Sea, the Mashpee Christmas Parade, Chatham’s Christmas Stroll, the Santa Stampede in Orleans, the Polar Express aboard Cape Cod Central Railroad, Gardens Aglow at Heritage Museums & Gardens, and the oh so colorful Holly Folly Days in Provincetown. Let your community spirit shine along the way as you find one-of-a-kind holiday gifts for everyone on your list in art galleries, trendy boutiques and quaint shops, nestled in festively decorated downtown hubs.

After the New Year, plan a cozy escape to one of Cape Cod’s charming inns or elegant B&Bs, where you can relax, recharge and enjoy the glistening beauty of the winter months on the Cape. Pull on some extra layers to experience a majestic sunrise, go on a winter hike, then explore the stunning contrasts of a wintry New England landscape and picture-perfect views of coastline dotted with snow-covered lighthouses.

Winter on Cape CodWith plenty of places open year-round on the Cape to warm up and socialize, you never need to worry about cabin fever. Warm up with a hearty bowl of chowder at your favorite pub. Savor delicious, local fare with fireside dining all winter long. Stay active at the Lanes Bowl & Bistro in Mashpee Commons, or with some axe-throwing action at Ryan Family Amusements in South Yarmouth. Keep things moving at the hip Ten Pin Eatery in Hyannis, the ultimate indoor entertainment complex featuring ten-pin bowling, laser tag, a golf simulator, and arcade room. And more family fun awaits at the annual Yarmouth Winter Carnival in February.

Is there anything more romantic than a mid-winter Valentine’s rendezvous by the sea? Book a luxurious spa getaway package for two at the world-class spas at Ocean Edge Resort in Brewster, Dan’l Webster Inn in Sandwich, Crowne Pointe Historic Inn in Provincetown or Chatham Bars Inn in Chatham. Sweeten things up at the Osterville Chocolate Festival in February, or book a private craft brew excursion with TapTastings to sample some local winter IPAs with door-to-door service to the Cape’s best local breweries.

You’ll know spring is just around the corner when it’s time to go green and line the streets of Yarmouth for the popular Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Parade in early March!