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December On The Cape
Celebrate Christmas On The Cape

  • December On Cape Cod
    December on Cape Cod is a special time of anticipation and celebration. From craft fairs to tree lightings to Christmas strolls - the opportunities to enjoy this enchanted season of the year seem almost endless on the Cape. Besides all of the other activities available on the Cape, below are some special holiday events you and your family can enjoy.
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Cape Cod Christmas Strolls
Close your eyes and imagine picture-perfect New England scenes coming to life before your eyes! When you experience Christmas on Cape Cod, those images will become real. Many museums, bed and breakfasts, stores and shops will be decked out with their holiday finery for you to enjoy. In early December, many towns and villages have Christmas Strolls, accompanied by tree lightings, Santa Claus' arrival, carolers, craft fairs, and many other holiday events for all to enjoy.

Christmas in Old Bourne Village ~ 
Presented by Bourne Historical Society
Christmas in Old Bourne Village, lighting of the Candles in Historic Old Bourne Village, tree lighting and puppet show at the Public Library, chowder at Bourne Historical Society, desert at the Briggs Mc Dermott House.
For more details & times, check
Bourne Historical Society

Chatham-by-the-Sea   ~   
Various sites around Chatham
Chatham Chamber Of Commerce - Events
Events begin around mid-November and goes all the way through December. It concludes with a joyous First Night Celebration on New Year's Eve. There are many activities to chose from during this festive time including a dinner dance at Chatham Bars Inn, arts and crafts fairs, candy cane making, and the arrival of Santa Claus.

First Night Chatham  ~  December 31  ~ 
A wonderful schedule of events starting with a group photo at the Chatham Light at 11:58 AM.
For complete schedule of events go to First Night Chatham 

Christmas by the Sea Weekend  ~ Various sites in Falmouth

This 3-day event includes Christmas caroling at Nobska light, fairs, concerts, the lighting of the Falmouth Village Green, Santa's arrival by boat, and concludes with a Christmas parade on Main Street on Sunday.

Christmas In Harwich ~
Featuring a tree lighting ceremony, along with caroling, horse drawn carriage rides, and of course a visit from Santa. 

Hyannis has a multitude of holiday events 

Martha's Vineyard
Oak Bluffs Christmas Tree Lighting & Party   ~  
Begins at Post Office Square with caroling and tree lighting, followed by hot chocolate, cookies, musical presentation and visit from Santa!

Christmas In Sandwich  ~  Various sites in Sandwich
Carols, church fairs, plays, special museum events, strolls through the village to see the Christmas lights - these and many other family-friendly events will delight young and old alike.

Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol Reading 
Dunbar Tea Room, 1 Water Street,  Sandwich
This very popular event has been held for more than a decade. Space is very limited. Call 508-833-2485 for times and reservations. 

Christmas Stroll ~  
Holiday decorations, food and music at participating businesses, restaurants and bed & breakfasts along Route 6A. Special displays at The Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum, Yarmouth New Church Preservation Foundation and Edward Gorey House. Live animals on village common and a free shuttle between main parking areas and participating sites. Tree lighting and caroling on Yarmouthport Common. 



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