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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cape Cod for New Year's Eve 2011

As we look forward to saying goodbye to 2011 and to welcoming in the New Year here at our Sandwich bed and breakfast, our thoughts turn to just how we will celebrate this year.

Each December 31st at the stroke of midnight, most of us participate in a tradition that I suppose could now be referred to by the currently popular term ‘flash mob’. I am referring to the moment just before the stroke of midnight when we all stop whatever we are doing, whether it is dancing, dining, or some other traditional (or not so traditional) form of New Year’s Eve celebration, to kiss loved ones and complete strangers, toss down a sparkling beverage, and sing Auld Lang Syne.

Truth be told, most of us aren’t even sure what the term ‘Auld Lang Syne’ means. The song itself was taken from a poem written in 1788 by the immortal Scottish poet, Robert Frost. The words translate from the old Scottish dialect meaning ‘Old Long Ago’ which is about friendships and loves in times past. The ‘cup o’ kindness’ refers to a drink which men and women share to symbolize friendship.

Whether you choose to gather with family or friends at an event large or small, or if you plan on a quiet evening alone with the love of your life, take a moment at the stroke of midnight to clink a glass of bubbly in a toast to dear old friends from you past and present.

It may not be Time Square but Sandwich is a wonderful place to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. We have a Celebration Special that includes a stay of one night in a fireplace guest room at our Sandwich bed and breakfast, a Sparkling Wine Hour at the Inn, A New Year’s Eve Dinner and Celebration at the unique Belfry Bistro, and a lovely breakfast on New Year’s Day. The total package is only $389 and you can add an additional night for just $149 plus tax. You can enjoy your evening at the Belfry Bistro with all the bubbly you would like without the worry of driving after, as we are just a couple of blocks away. This special can be booked online or just give us a call at 508-888-6958. We would love to help you with your celebration plans.

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

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