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Monday, December 30, 2013

First Night Sandwich - Happy 2014

Can you believe Christmas is over and the new year is almost here. It feels like we just decorated our bed and breakfast for the Christmas events and now we are only days away from taking down the tree and unplugging the outside lights until next December. Even as this year draws to a close, we still have a lot going on in our quaint little village.
This New Year's Eve will be the second celebration of "First Night" in Sandwich. The events are centered around Main Street and Shawme Pond, which is literally at the end of our driveway. All of the festivities are family friendly and run from 4:00 pm until the beginning of the finale at 9:00 pm. A food court will be conveniently located in the Sandwich Library parking lot on Main Street.

Outdoor activities are free and access to all indoor events is obtained with the purchase of the First Night Button, which is available in advance online or at numerous locations around Sandwich. The buttons are $10 each for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. Kids under 3 attend for free. Indoor activities for the kids include mask making and puppeteers.

The very special Bioluminescence Parade begins at the Wing School at 6:00 pm and will proceed down Main Street. There will be numerous  musical and dance performances at various locations throughout the village. All of the festivities lead up to the "Grand Countdown" that  will be held by the Dexter Grist Mill on Shawme Pond. The countdown features one of the fabulous Michael Magyar  "Giants" which will be lighted at 9:00 pm to celebrate the beginning of 2014.

A special treat at this year’s First Night is the kick off of the year-long celebration of Sandwich’s 375 Anniversary. Although the village was founded in 1637, it was not incorporated until 1639. From January through December, 2014, special celebratory events will be going on almost every month to commemorate the founding of the oldest town on Cape Cod. 

Here at the Inn the tree will still be up and we are welcoming guests. See our packages that include Buttons to First Night to help you celebrate the arrival of the New Year. We hope you will join us for some of the many special 375th events throughout 2014.  The Sandwich 375th website has a listing of these events and the details. Our 375th Special will be posted on our website.

Happy New Year!

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