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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cape Cod for the Holidays

Holiday Events 2011

No place are the Christmas Holidays celebrated more beautifully than on Cape Cod and here in our Village of Sandwich, which resembles a Currier & Ives painting this time of the year.The spirit of the season abounds at our Sandwich bed and breakfast and throughout the village in brightly lit shops, museums, art galleries, and homes. There are tree lighting ceremonies, parades, caroling, holiday open houses, and a warm holiday welcome to visitors in every village throughout the Cape.

Celebrations are taking place all along beautiful Route 6A from Sandwich to Brewster, along Route 28 from Falmouth to Chatham, and from Orleans to Provincetown. The Cape Cod Chamber has a listing of events Cape-wide but we wanted to tell you about a few of our favorites.

Historic Sandwich Village exudes Christmas spirit in every church, home, shop, bed and breakfast, and restaurant. The warmth of the holidays is extended to residents and visitors alike. Holly Days in Sandwich will begin Friday, December 2nd with carol singing in front of the First Church and then the lighting of the town Christmas tree. Seasonal events in the village will continue through the Antique Home Tour on December 10th.

The Second Annual Glassblowers' Christmas will begin on November 21st and run through December 30th at the Sandwich Glass Museum. Hundreds of beautiful glass ornaments will be on display and a special ornament for your tree will be available for sale in the museum gift shop. An exhibit of a famous collection of nativities from around the world will show how other cultures celebrate Christmas. Admission is free for members and children and only $5 for non members.

Gardens Aglow – Celebration of Lights - Visit Heritage Museums & Gardens on November 25th – 27th, December 2nd – 4th, 9th – 11th, and 16th – 18th to stroll through the grounds as they are “aglow” with holiday lights. There will be musical performances, visits with Santa, and rides on the holiday carousel. Children can enjoy drop-in crafts to make a trinket to take home. Tickets for members are $7 for adults and $4 for children. For non-members, tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Children under 2 will be admitted free of charge. There will be something for the whole family to enjoy.

The Green Briar Nature Center will celebrate the season with A Country Christmas, an open house during the first three weekends in December. The center will be resplendent in decorations inspired by a country home of a bygone era. Sample the Jam Kitchen products and have a cup of mulled cider. Some of their jams, jellies, and relishes will make wonderful holiday gifts.

Titcomb's Bookshop on Route 6A in East Sandwich will celebrate the season with an open house on December 3rd and 4th. See an exhibit of vintage Madame Alexander dolls. As December 4th is National Cookie Day, they will treat you to a cookie from one of their featured Holiday cookbooks and a cup of tea in Nancy Titcomb’s antique teacups.

In Barnstable Village on December 2nd – 4th, the Barnstable Historical Society will hold a Holiday Boutique featuring over 40 artisans and craftspeople. On December 3rd, St. Mary’s Church on Route 6A in Barnstable will hold their annual Holly Fair.

The Yarmouth Port Christmas Stroll will take place on December 4th from 1 – 4 pm. Enjoy caroling and the tree lighting on the Village Green at 4:15 pm and tour museums and B&B’s to see their beautiful Christmas decorations.

Brewster For the Holiday-On December 2nd and 3rd from 9 AM to 5 PM, enjoy a traditional Cape Cod holiday celebration. Participating businesses along Main Street will be displaying “Brewster For the Holidays” flags. Shops, inns, museums, galleries, and restaurants will be aglow with holiday spirit. Drummer Boy Park is the site of the wreath and tree lighting on Friday evening, December 2nd, followed by a band concert at the Brewster Baptist Church. The Cape Cod Natural History Museum will hold a Gala Family Holiday Party on Sunday afternoon, December 4th.

Chatham’s annual Festival of Trees will be on December 3rd from 1 – 4 p.m. The Annual Chatham Christmas Stroll will take place on December 9th through December 11th. The festive weekend will start with the tree trimming and lighting on Friday evening. Main Street shops will welcome shoppers with warm holiday spirit. There will be caroling, musical entertainment, a Historic Inn Tour, and much more to celebrate the season.

Orleans - A Seaside Christmas in Orleans will be celebrated on November 26, December 2nd, 10th, and 17th with events throughout the village. There will be a candlelight stroll with Mrs. Clause, hayrides, chowder to warm you, carol singing, and of course Santa. Visit shops and galleries and enjoy holiday refreshments. This will be a great time to do some Christmas shopping.

Provincetown’s Holly Folly celebration is December 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Enjoy shopping, holiday events, and music of the season as the entire village celebrates the holidays.

Falmouth Holidays-by-the-Sea Weekend is December 3rd and 4th. There will be concerts, the lighting of the Village Green, the Annual Christmas Parade on Sunday at noon, Santa’s Arrival and much more to celebrate the season.

The Falmouth Theatre Guild’s production of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" will take place at Highfield Theater in Falmouth on December 2nd – 4th, and 9th – 11th. There are afternoon and evening performances and tickets are $16 and $14. Check their website for more information or call 508-548-0400.

Hyannis Village’s annual Harbor Lighting and Boat Parade will takes place at 4 p.m. on December 3rd as part of Hyannis Village Christmas. There is a Main Street Stroll complete with music and holiday activities including the arrival of Santa.

Grab a bit of the Christmas spirit this year by visiting Cape Cod. Share the warmth of the season with us at our Cape Cod bed and breakfast. We would love to have you.


Jan Preus, the Innkeeper, chef, and artist in residence at the 1750 Inn at Sandwich Center, Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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