October 2013 Events

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Gloriae Dei Cantores: Christmas Caroling Concerts[more]

Dec 6

Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans

Eastham Holiday Festival & Toy Drive[more]

Dec 6

Gift Barn and Orleans-Eastham Elks, 4180 A State Highway & 10 McCoy Road, North Eastham

Starting at 10:00 AM

Ending at 1:00 PM

Sponsored by the Gift Barn & the Eastham Chamber of Commerce, this free and festive day includes a visit with Santa at the Gift Barn from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Share your Christmas list and get some free goodies! Then ride the free trolley to the Orleans-Eastham Elks Lodge to create holiday crafts, get your face painted, and enjoy entertainment. Refreshments, gifts, and more. To brighten the spirits of those less fortunate,  new unwrapped toys of any value will be collected at the Elks Lodge.

Santa Stampede 5k and Family Fun Run[more]

Dec 6

Joe's Beach Road Bar & Grill at the Barley Neck Inn, Orleans

Starting at 11:00 AM

Get your Santa suit, elf costume, antlers, stockings and lights – and join this 5k race! Walkers welcome! Kids Only Run Too. Create a festive costume and enter our Holiday Costume Contest. R10 am to 1 pm. After Party Celebration and Award Ceremony held at Joe’s Beach Road Bar and Grille at The Barley Neck Inn.

Hyannis Main Street Stroll and Harbor Lighting/Boat Parade[more]

Dec 6

Hyannis Village

Starting at 8:00 AM

Ending at 6:00 PM

The Hyannis Village Christmas Stroll is filled with fun and holiday cheer for the entire family! The day begins with Breakfast with Santa and ends with Santa's Boat Parade. There are plenty of activities for the entire family to enjoy including horse & carriage rides, holiday arts & crafts, a cookie stroll contest, a petting zoo and more.

Cobb's Hill Holiday Fair

Dec 6

Unitarian Church, 3330 Route 6A , Barnstable

Starting at 9:00 AM

Ending at 2:00 PM

Newly-made wreaths and decorative fresh greens abound, along with tables full of homemade treasures and baked goods. There are plenty of books, toys, jewelry, sweet treats and a silent auction. The boutique is well stocked, special bargains are available at the white elephant sale and a buffet lunch is available.
There’s something for every taste and budget, which is why Cape Codders return year after year to this classic event.

The Holiday Silent Auction [more]

Now through Dec 7

Centerville Historical Museum, 513 Main St, Centerville

Ending on Dec 07 at 6:30 PM


The Holiday Silent Auction of the  

Centerville Museum will be held this year  

from December 2 through December 7.  


There will be beautiful gift baskets;  

holiday gift items;  

gift certificates from local merchants, restaurants and service providers;  

works of art and craft, jewelry and photography;  

and much more from which to choose.


Bidding will be held  

Tuesday, December 2  

through Saturday, December 6   

from noon to 4:00 PM.  

On Sunday, December 7,  

the day of the Centerville Christmas Stroll,    

you can bid  

from noon until the bidding closes   

at 6:30 PM that evening. 

Falmouth Holidays by the Sea Weekend[more]

Now through Dec 7

Downtown Falmouth

Begin the festive Falmouth Chamber Holidays by the Sea Weekend by singing carols at Historic Nobska Lighthouse as the winter’s sun sets over Vineyard Sound. Run the Jingle Jog 5K and Kids Elf Run along Vineyard Sound.  Greet Santa as he arrives by boat at beautiful Falmouth Harbor. Enjoy the Main St. festivities of the Holiday Stroll, join in the caroling at the lighting of the Village Green and get ready for the biggest small-town Christmas parade in all of Southeast New England on Sunday!

Holly Folly Weekend[more]

Now through Dec 7


This weekend you'll enjoy many events during this festive holiday tradition. Shop at any one of our participating retailers to enter into our Shop Hop Raffle or enjoy one of our many other events like the santa speedo run, drag bingo, Boston Gay Men's Chorus and much more.Holly Folly Weekend.

Holidays at Highfield[more]

Now through Dec 7

Highfield Hall, Falmouth

Starting at 11:00 AM

Ending on Dec 07 at 11:00 AM

Top decorators and designers showcase their talents in the elegant rooms of Highfield Hall! The event also features an extensive Gift Gallery, a tea Shoppe with home-made goodies, a wreath display and sale, and pop-up holiday how-to tables. Santa will be available by the elegant fireplaces on weekends. The popular model train room is back this year, through December 1.

Nantucket Christmas Stroll[more]

Now through Dec 7


Starting at 11:00 AM

Ending on Dec 07 at 11:00 AM

A holiday tradition on Nantucket Island, now in its 41st year! Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive on Saturday via Coast Guard vessel and are escorted up Straight Wharf for a festive parade, while carolers in period costume, bell ringers and student choirs perform on Main Street. Holiday craft shows, exhibitions and performances throughout the weekend — including the popular annual Christmas House tour on Friday evening — add to the joyful festivities.

Brewster For the Holidays[more]

Now through Dec 7


Starting at 11:00 AM

Ending on Dec 07 at 11:00 AM

A traditional Cape Cod holiday celebration recreated from years past and sponsored by Brewster businesses for all of Brewster to enjoy! Look for "Brewster For the Holidays" flags at participating businesses. Shops, restaurants, inns, museums and galleries will be glowing to welcome shoppers to experience their unique holiday spirit.

51st Annual Falmouth Christmas Parade [more]

Dec 7


Starting at 11:00 AM

Parade steps off at noontime at the Falmouth Mall and proceeds down Main Street to the Village Green. Known as Southeastern Massachusetts’ largest holiday parade featuring theme decorated floats, marching bands, live animals, costumed characters and Santa Claus!

Yarmouthport Christmas Stroll[more]

Dec 7

Route 6A, Yarmouthport

Starting at 11:00 AM

Visit the museums, bed and breakfasts, inns and businesses along the Old Kings Highway as they welcome you with holiday decorations, tasty treats and music of the season. Gary Albuquerque’s collection of Christmas ornaments will be on display at the Bangs Hallet House and Cape Cod Santa will again be on the porch of the house for photographs, courtesy of Walgreen’s. 1 to 4 p.m.

Centerville Christmas Stroll

Dec 7

Main Street, Centerville

Starting at 4:00 PM

Ending at 7:00 PM

Country Christmas Open House[more]

Now through Dec 8

Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen, East Sandwich

Dec. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 from 10 am-4 pm. (Sunday 1-4 pm). Come by our open house during the first three weekends in December and enjoy our holiday decorations inspired by a country home in a bygone era. Taste a sampling of our delicious Jam Kitchen products and a cup of mulled cider. Browse among a variety of great holiday gift ideas in the Green Briar shop offering jams, jellies, relishes, books and an abundance of nature-related items!

Tenessee Whiskey & Bourbon Seminar[more]

Dec 10

Cape Cod Package Store Fine Wine & Spirits, 1495 Falmouth Road, Centerville

Starting at 6:30 PM

Ending at 7:30 PM

Expand your palette. Compare Tennessee Whiskey and Kentucky Bourbon. From No. #7, to Gentleman Jack and Honey Tennessee Whiskey and Woodford Reserve. Tastings of Jack, will include a Single Barrel Whiskey, hand-selected by the owners of Cape Cod Package Store at the Jack Daniel's distillery, in honor of their 75th Anniversary!You're sure to learn a lot ...from Don Jean, representative of Brown-Forman. Bottles of the Single Barrel will be available for sale and can be personalized. A perfect gift for the holidays or upcoming special celebration. Cost and complete details to follow. Call for more information: 15087752065

Holiday Champagne & Sparkling Wine Dinner[more]

Dec 11

The Barnstable Restaurant & Tavern, 3176 Main St, Barnstable

Starting at 6:00 PM

Ending at 9:00 PM

Add some sparkle to your holidays with our festive Annual Champagne & Sprakling Wine Dinner at the Barnstable Restaurant & Tavern. Chef Rob Calderone will provide an elegant five-course meal paired sparkling wine and champagnes, hand selected by Diane Slater, Wine Manager, Cape Cod Package Store.

The Nantucket Lighthouse Yuletide Fair

Dec 13

Nantucket Yacht Club, 1 South Beach Street

Starting at 10:00 AM

Ending at 2:00 PM

The Nantucket Lighthouse Yuletide Fair has been ushering in the holiday season for over a decade. Featuring unique handcrafted holiday items and heirloom quality gifts, warm and tasty seasonal fare, a holiday Bake and Candy Shop, holiday photos with Santa, works of art by local Nantucket Artisans, delightful musical entertainment, holiday craft activities for children and much more, the Yuletide is a cherished community event. Join us at the Nantucket Yacht Club for the most magical event of the holiday season!

For more information: 15082280427

Spectacle of Trees[more]

Now through Dec 13

JFK Museum, Main Street, Hyannis

Starting at 10:00 AM

Ending on Dec 13 at 7:30 PM

The Spectacle of Trees is a remarkable event where local non-profits put together Christmas trees adorned not just with tinsel and ornaments, but a host of fabulous gifts! The Trees feature amazing items such as game systems, sports tickets, gift cards, artwork and  vacations.

When you arrive at the Spectacle of Trees or "surf" the website, you will be able to donate “Tree Bucks”.  Each tree buck that is put in an organization's box earns that non-profit $10. The more Tree Bucks you donate to a box or order online, the better your chances of being awarded the tree and the more money that non-profit will earn. If you are one of the lucky people whose name is chosen, you will take home the decorated tree and all of the items that are part of that tree! The worst thing that can happen, the non-profit who built the Tree will receive 100% of your support.

Chatham Stroll Weekend[more]

Now through Dec 13


Starting at 11:00 AM

Ending on Dec 13 at 11:00 AM

Light parade, caroling down Main Street, tree lighting ceremony, hayrides, bell ringers, unique shops and more on Friday night. Kick off Saturday with Santa and Mrs. Claus at a special breakfast at the Chatham Wayside Inn. Hop on the Chatham Bars Inn trolley to see the gingerbread house display and decorations; join in some festive shopping around the town; visit the Lighthouse; become a child again and capture the magic of Christmas!

9th Annual Mashpee Christmas Parade[more]

Dec 13

Mashpee Commons, Mashpee

Starting at 5:00 PM

A unique night-time parade, every float is brilliantly illuminated in the spirit of the season. The parade kicks-off at 5:30 p.m. from the Mashpee Commons and culminates at South Cape Village. Free festivities for the entire family including Toe Jam Puppet Band, hot chocolate stands, and more are scheduled before and after the parade for an evening full of holiday spirit!

Christmas in Edgartown[more]

Now through Dec 14


An Island tradition for 30 years, Christmas in Edgartown celebrates the holidays and allows visitors to experience the charm of Edgartown in the winter. Events include the Great Chowder Contest, pictures with Santa, lighting of the lighthouse, the christmas parade, shopping and sales, and holiday themed events benefiting Island charities.

Annual Cape Cod Synchronized Skating[more]

Now through Dec 14

Gallo Ice Arena, Buzzard's Bay

Dennis Stroll[more]

Dec 14

Route 6A, Dennis Village

Starting at 11:00 AM

Ending at 2:30 PM

GIANT Holiday 50/50 Lottery. Celebrate the holiday season with the purchase of a 50/50 Lottery Ticket, winner takes home over $1,000, drawing is held during the Dennis Chamber of Commerce Holiday Gathering.

Country Christmas Open House[more]

Now through Dec 15

Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen, East Sandwich

Gloriae Dei Cantores: Christmas Caroling Concerts[more]

Dec 20

Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans

Country Christmas Open House[more]

Now through Dec 22

Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen, East Sandwich

J.Todd Galleries / New Arrivals[more]

Now through Dec 23

492 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633

Come see our new 
paintings that have 
recently arrived!  We are 
happy to announce William 
(Bill) Maloney will be 
joining our gallery.  We 
also have welcomed Karl 
Bronk and Vladimir Petinow..
Buy local art for the holidays!

Train to Christmas Town[more]

Now through Dec 27

Trains depart from Hyannis Depot

Starting at 11:00 AM

Ending on Dec 27 at 11:00 AM

The conductor will welcome you aboard and punch your ticket as you find your seat in warm, decorated cars. Meet Bumblebee the Polar Bear, Wabash the Squirrel, even Zephyr the depot cat and laugh along with Elves while they’re busy serving cookies and cocoa, and leading guests in singing Christmas carols. Upon arrival at Christmas Town, Santa climbs on board and walks through the cars greeting each child with holiday cheer and his signature “Ho, Ho, Ho”!

Festival of Trees[more]

Now through Dec 28

Whaling Museum, Nantucket

Event Description: Now in its 21st year, this island tradition features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists & children. The Whaling Museum is transformed into a festive winter wonderland for the entire month of December.

Gardens Aglow[more]

Now through Dec 28

Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich

Starting at 4:30 PM

Ending at 8:30 PM

Join us for our annual holiday event, featuring more lights and decorations than ever! New this year: The Holiday Train, a festive model railway display that will travel through the Special Exhibitions Gallery along elevated tracks and over a spectacular bridge made of all-natural materials. Enjoy music and dance performances at 6:30 in the Automobile Gallery. St. Nick will hold court in the Model T. Gingerbread houses created by local companies and students will be on display. Holiday crafts, carousel rides, Hidden Hollow by moonlight, and marshmallow roasting over a fire pit all add up to a great holiday celebration.

5th Annual Glassblowers' Christmas[more]

Now through Dec 30

Sandwich Glass Museum, 129 Main Street, Sandwich

Festive holidays in Sandwich begin at the Sandwich Glass Museum November 15 - December 30 when the Museum presents its 5th Annual Glassblowers' Christmas.  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 truly an enchanting time at the Museum.

In addition, our Special Exhibition: Dolls of Yesteryear - Antique Dolls and Glass Toys will enthrall young and old alike!  In partnership with the Yesteryears Doll Collectors an unusual and one-of-a-kind collection of period dolls will be displayed together with antique glass toys from times gone by! 

Call for more information: 1 (508) 888-0251

Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory Tour[more]

Now through Dec 31

100 Breed's Hill Road, Hyannis, MA.

Tour Hours:

Monday - Friday,
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Our self-guided tours are free.
Closed Weekends and Holidays.
1-888-881-CHIP (2447)

Cape Cod Beer Tours[more]

Now through Dec 31

Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinney's Lane, Hyannis

Retail Hours:
Weekdays (M- F): 10am to 6pm
Saturdays:  11 am to 3 pm
Sundays: CLOSED

Guided Tours:

Guided tour once a day at 11:00 am Monday through Saturdays.

Self Guided Tours and Tastings take place during regular retail hour.



True Companions - Small Works Show/MSPCA Benefit[more]

Now through Dec 31

Woodruff's Art Center 1N.Market St., Mashpee Commons

Starting at 10:00 AM

Ending on Dec 31 at 6:00 PM

The MSPCA will benefit from this charity show and there is a strong influence of animal themed art. Small works, perfect for gift giving include paintings, jewelry, photography, collage, sculpture, prints, books and cd's are presented in styles that appeal to all tastes; traditional, realistic, impressionist, abstract and whimsical. Reception 11/23 5-7pm

A Seaside Christmas in Orleans[more]

Now through Dec 31


Starting at 11:00 AM

Ending on Dec 31 at 11:00 AM

A town-wide holiday celebration with festive decorations, events and activities throughout Orleans - and special sales from local retailers!

Lighting of The Provincetown Lobster Pot Tree

Now through Feb 15

Lopes Square, Provincetown

Starting at 5:30 PM

Join us for the 10th Annual
Lighting of The Provincetown Lobster Pot Tree
Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 5:30pm, Lopes Square
We will raise the giant buoy tree topper at 5:30pm, and offer hot cocoa and cookies,
so bring your friends and family! 
Please join us for singing and LOTS OF CHEER!

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