Holiday Events

Gardens Aglow - A Treasured Holiday Tradition

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 4:30pm to Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 8:30pm
Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich

Gardens Aglow, a treasured holiday family tradition, transforms Heritage into Winter Wonderland with more than ten miles of holiday lights adorning the gardens and woodlands to create a twinkling wonderland. Throughout the grounds and buildings, enjoy festive holiday displays, family-friendly activities, marshmallow-roasting, music and special performances, visits with Santa Claus, displays of model trains and more. OPEN: Friday-Sunday: November 24-December 17: 4:30-8:30pm
December 22, December 29, December 30: 4:30-8:30pm

2017 Spectacle of Trees

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 to Saturday, December 9, 2017
Cape Cod Mall, 769 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA

2017 Spectacle of Trees is on display at Cape Cod Mall now through December 9th. Featuring 15 beautifully decorated trees loaded with incredible gifts presented by 15 local nonprofit organizations. Purchase Tree Bucks to support participating Cape & Islands nonprofits and to enter to win your favorite tree including all its gifts! Each tree buck ticket purchased is a donation directly back to the organization that you choose when you enter to win their tree!  Winners will be drawn on Saturday, December 9th.

Annual Glassblowers' Christmas

Monday, November 13, 2017 to Saturday, December 30, 2017
Sandwich Glass Museum, 129 Main Street, Sandwich

Hundreds of unique glass ornaments made by the region’s finest local and national glass artists, will adorn Christmas trees in the Contemporary Gallery. The visitor will be transported into a magical display of color and childhood memories. It is a truly an enchanting time at the Museum!

Garden Club of Hyannis Presents An All New Holiday Showcase!

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 10:00am to Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 5:00pm
Cultural Center of Cape Cod 307 Old Main St, South Yarmouth

This event involves so much effort that the Garden Club hosts it only every three years … and people are still talking about the last one in 2014! The 2017 Showcase theme will be “Celebrations around the World.” Spend Christmas in many locales including Tuscany, Scotland, and Downton Abbey. Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. Join celebrations in China, Scotland, The Netherlands, and Canada.

America's Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:00am to Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 12:00pm
Plymouth Waterfront, Water Street, Plymouth

This weekend of festivities has become a beloved holiday occasion as well as an important link to our nation’s history and heritage! Events include a food festival, parade, illumination display and more.

A Charlie Brown Christmas and Celebration

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 7:30pm to Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 9:00pm
The Academy Playhouse, 120 Main Street, Orleans MA

Join The Academy Playhouse for a holiday celebration featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and all of their friends!

Eastham Turnip Festival

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Nauset Regional High School

The Eastham Turnip Festival is a down-home shindig to celebrate the famous Eastham Turnip. Celebrate our locally grown purple-topped tuber with all kinds of turnip fun! Sponsored by the Eastham Public Library, this unique event includes a cook-off, tastings, contests, entertainment, arts & crafts and a one-stop Thanksgiving dinner marketplace.

A Very Merry Market

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis

Holiday shop with your favorite local makers!Every Saturday we’ll have a half dozen Cape Cod artisans here at the brewery showcasing their products. Stop by for some creative and fun, local gift ideas! And Beer!

Illuminate 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

The events that took place in Plymouth Colony almost 400 years ago will resonate across the globe as the seeds upon which this nation was sown. Plymouth, Massachusetts will celebrate Illuminate Thanksgiving on November 19th as part of America's Hometown Thanksgiving Weekend. Illuminate Thanksgiving will kick off at 4pm at the Hedge House on Water Street in Plymouth with an inspirational program filled with live music, inspiring words, and illuminated art.

New England Brass Band

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Sandwich Town Hall, 130 Main Street

As the second concert in the third season of the “Village Concert Series” presented by the Sandwich Arts Alliance, the New England Brass Band will be performing at Sandwich Town Hall on Saturday, November 18th at 7 pm. Featured on WGBH and described as "British Music from the Time of Downton Abbey" the New England Brass Band will appeal to a wide cross section of music lovers. 

The flugelhorn, repiano cornet and euphonium are just some of the unusual brass instruments of the period that will be featured during the concert and should be of interest to music students of all ages.