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February School Winter Vacation things to do Cape Cod 2018

February school winter vacation is fast approaching! Here are some activities and events that will keep the kids busy on Cape Cod. Check back as additional activities will be added as we learn about them!  February School Winter Vacation things to do Cape Cod 2018  kids

Green Briar Nature Center  

Jam Making workshops  Wednesday & Thursday

Cape Cod Children’s Museum  in Mashpee February Vacation Break Out!

February Vacation Week
Open 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM all week!
Special programs include:

Monday- 11:00 AM Magical Kid Comedy Show (sponsored by Mashpee Chamber of Commerce and First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union)

Tuesday- 11:00 AM Bwana Iguana Reptile Show

Wednesday- 10:30 AM Movement & Games with Miss Lori Dutra
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Afternoon Art with Miss Susan

Thursday- 11:00 AM Full STEAM Ahead Science Explorations
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Afternoon Art with Miss Susan

Friday- 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM “The Little Mermaid” cast from Blue Falcon Theatre Company will be here for meet & greet, story time and sing-a-long, plus a special perofrmance!
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Afternoon Art with Miss Susan

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Saturday, February 16, 2018 to Sunday, February 25 – Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM  Special events during the week

Ryan Amusements

South Yarmouth, Hyannis, Buzzard Bays, Falmouth, and Bourne

Bowling, Arcade game and more!

Dot to Dot Art Workshop, Harwich Port

Drop off the kids at Dot To Dot Art Workshop for a morning of creative art projects during the February school vacation week.

The Hundred Acre School February Vacation Program Heritage Museums & Gardens, Sandwich

The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Museums & Gardens invites children ages 4 to 8 to participate in STEM-focused vacation week programs. During this session, students will explore how to use STEM tools for investigative purposes. Children will use the scientific method to design their own investigations, and learn how to select tools that will be most successful for answering their questions related to their hypotheses. Daily adventures outside in all types of weather add to the excitement of our day. The result will be lots of hands-on FUN!

Really Rosie at  Cape Cod Theatre 

Vacation Matinees February 20, 21, 22, at 2PM

Valentine’s Day Restaurant Romantic Dinners Cape Cod 2018

If you are looking for a romantic night out for Valentine’s Day weekend  or on the actual day Wednesday February 14th 2018 . Most restaurants do require a reservation!!

Valentine’s Day Restaurant Romantic Dinners Cape Cod 2018

Here are the restaurants on Cape Cod that are having special dinners.

Daniel Webster Inn  Dinner

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Daniel Webster Inn restaurant in Sandwich Ma.  Served from 4:30 pm

Not Your Average Joe Hyannis

This Valentine’s Day, there are three little words your sweetheart longs to hear, “Dinner At Joe’s.” Join us February 9th through the 14th, and celebrate with our Valentine’s Chef’s Specials.

The Brewster Fish House  Brewster MA

We are now taking reservations for Valentine’s Day dinner! There will be a special menu offered in addition to the regular menu. We look forward to seeing you!

L’Alouette by Christian Harwich Port

Although it falls on a Wednesday this year, we WILL indeed be open on Valentines Day, call us to make your reservation for a delightful evening to share with your special someone, clink together two complementary glasses of champagne along with the finest cuisine prepared by Chef Christian Schultz. Also all the ladies get to go home with a long stem Rose! Let us make your night truly memorable, best wishes to all our guests ❤️ your dedicated staff at L’Alouette.
1.508.430.0405 💋

Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub Falmouth MA

Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub will bring on its annual “Dateless Dating Game Night” full of hilarity for all and budding romance for a few winning couples. Those interested in the ultimate in matching opportunities need only volunteer as bachelors and bachelorettes for the 12th Annual Liam Maguire’s Dating Game, celebrated on Valentine’s Day, February 14.

Siena Restaurant Mashpee MA

Reserve your table for you and that special someone. Full menu available, as well as Chef Nick’s delicious Valentine’s Day specials. ~Live Well, Eat Well, Be Social~

Really Rose the musical at Cape Cod Theater in Harwich MA

Really Rosie , The Musical will be performed at Cape Cod Theater in Harwich from February 2nd to February 25th.  

From the brilliant minds of Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are) and Grammy Award- Winning Singer/Songwriter Carole King, Really Rosie is a jewel for children and adults. Rosie is the sassiest kid on her block of Brooklyn’s Avenue P, and entertains herself and her friends by acting out showbiz fantasies, notably directing and staring in an Oscar-winning movie.

Run Dates: February 2 – 25, 2018

Friday evenings at 7pm

Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm

Vacation Matinees February 20, 21, 22, at 2PM

Purchase tickets here 

Cape Cod Theatre Company
Home of the Harwich Jr. Theatre
105 Division Street • PO Box 168
West Harwich, MA 02671

New Years Eve 2017-2018 Parties and Celebrations On Cape Cod

If you are looking to celebrate New Years eve on Cape Cod , here are some the bars, restaurants and comedy clubs that are having specials to welcome in 2018

First Night Celebration in Sandwich

First Night Chatham Cape Oldest NYE First Night

Oysters too  Falmouth MA

New Years Eve(508) 548-9191We are now accepting New Years Eve reservations. We are seating from 4:30 to 9:30pm  a nice selection of appetizers and desserts we are offering the following entrees

Cape Sea Grille, Harwich Port MA

Join us for New Year’s Eve! Seatings at 6pm & 9pm9pm Complimentary Champagne Upon Arrival Live music & dancing at the 9pm seating  with Jazzland featuring Charlie Jameison

Bear in Boots Gastropub’ Falmouth

This year for New Years Eve Bear in Boots Gastropub will take a trip back in time to the 1920’s & Transform Into Speakeasy 285 for one night only.

We invite you to make reservations for one of our (2) seatings on New Years Eve.

4:00 pm-7:00 pm
1st Seating $60 Per Person
Includes A 5 Course Dinner Each Course Paired With A Tasting Of Both Beer & Wine

8:00 pm-12:30 am
2nd Seating $75 Per Person
Includes A Grand Raw Bar, Live Music Featuring The Oysters, A 5 Course Dinner Each Course Paired With A Tasting Of Both Beer & Wine, & A Midnight Champagne Toast

Cape Cod New Years Eve Celebration at The SeaCrest Beach Hotel

Ring in 2018 in style with Motor Booty Affair and the Sea Crest Hotel in Falmouth, MA. Break it down on the dance floor with The Booty after enjoying* a buffet dinner prepared by Executive Chef, Glenn MacNayr. This is one FUNTASTIC NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION at the hippest hotel on the Cape. Join The Defenders of the Funk as we turn the Sea Crest Ballroom into Studio 54 for the evening.
Packages are available for the event, and include the following:
*Champagne toast on New Year’s Eve
*Breakfast the following morning

Cape Verdean Club Falmouth New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party

Get your masks and party dresses ready! Come ring in the New Year with the Cape Verdean Club! Featuring the one and only DJ Lady K!
Door prizes and breakfast served after the ball drops!


First Night Chatham New Year Eve 2017-2018

First Night Chatham is a family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration of the Arts, with entertainment and activities for children and adults all day from noon until the midnight fireworks celebrated on New Years eve Sunday  December 31st.  First Night Chatham New Year Eve 2017-2018

Adult buttons (age 12 and up) are $20.00

Children’s buttons (ages 3-11) are $5.00

Children 2 and under: Free

The First Night Chatham button is required for admission to almost all indoor events, as well as some outdoor activities. There are also many Button-Free activities.

There are many events grab your schedule here 

Bubble Wrap Stomp
A favorite activity of many parents, too! Watch the kids show joy as they break the bubbles and make lots of noise!
Community Center Aerobics Room at 1:00 PM (Button-free)
Community Center Aerobics Room at 2:00 PM (Button-free)
Carnival Caper
A costumed road race, from the Chatham Squire to the Lighthouse and back, sponsored by the Chatham Squire. Register outside the Squire starting at 2 pm ($10); Costume judging at 2:30 pm; the race starts at 3 pm (a bit under 2 miles round-trip). Tee shirts and beef stew served at the Squire after the race! Spectators line Main Street to cheer on the runners, walkers, and anyone else parading down the road in costume.
Outside the Squire at 2:00 to 3:30 PM (Button-free)

Children’s Art Studio
This event is always very popular, so find your way here as soon as possible. Children craft fascinating stuff, each in their own way. Projects are all child friendly and designed with great creativity.
Elementary School Cafeteria at 2:00 to 5:00 PM

Photo: Susan Karchmer
Face Painting
What child does not enjoy having something fabulous painted on their face? Our painters are the best and the line moves really fast.
Monomoy Middle School Cafeteria at 12:30 to 4:00 PM

Photo: Stanlee Wetzel
Channel 18 Video
Early Fireworks at Veterans Field
Spectacular fireworks after the Noise Parade will be presented as a special treat for the young First Nighters. The show is at Veterans Field and viewing is from the parking lot and fields behind the Chatham Community Center.

Join First Night in recognizing Veterans of the 1960’s prior to the start of the fireworks.
Veterans Field at 6:30 PM (Button-free)

Photo: Jane Murray
Channel 18 Video
Midnight Fireworks & Countdown Cod at Oyster Pond
The Countdown Cod is scheduled to drop as First Night Chatham counts down to the exact moment of 2018 from its perch high over the Oyster Pond park, and then signal the setting off of a wonderful midnight fireworks display! Come early for the best viewing spot over Oyster Pond and enjoy the pre-midnight fun.

New this year: Scott Hamilton will lead a sing-along Musical Countdown to Midnight. Stay warm waiting for the fireworks by joining Scott in a rousing series of fun songs that are familiar to all.
Oyster Pond at Midnight (Button-free)

Photo: Michael Karchmer
Horse-drawn Wagon Rides
Buttons are required to hop aboard a horses-drawn buggy with some other folks to enjoy an old fashioned perspective as you drive around town and wave to friends and strangers. Children love it, and we love seeing them enjoy the town!
Main St at Town Hall at 1:45 to 4:45 PM

Just For High School Teens: Canon Hill Band
The Canon Hill Band will perform this year at the Teen Center. Drop in to warm up, see friends, and enjoy free pizza and drinks, and listen to local high school students Ben Hayden on drums, guitarist/vocalist Logan Tichnor, and Vaughn Yerkes on bass. They can be frequently be seen busking on Main Streets of Chatham and Harwich in the summer, and they are the youngest band ever to be selected to play the Harwichport ‘Music Stroll’.
Community Center Lower Level at 7:00 to 11:00 PM (Button-free)

Activity Website
Just For Middle School Teens: Laser Tag
Hang out with friends from 7:00 to 10:00 at the Community Center. Returning this year: Laser Tag. Plus games, and free pizza and drinks.
Community Center 2nd Floor at 7:00 to 10:00 PM (Button-free)

Photo: John Markus
Channel 18 Video
Miniature Golf
This year we have a full 9 holes available for play at the Middle School Small Gym – 1 to 6 pm and a full 9 holes at the Community Center Gym – 1 to 6 pm. Who does not love mini golf, especially in December!
Monomoy Middle School Small Gym at 1:00 to 6:00 PM
Community Center Gym at 1:00 to 6:00 PM

New Year’s Eve Make Believe
Play a life-size game of Candy Land, and meet a real Belle, Cinderella and Bob the Minion (They will be here from 2:30 to 5:30). Take your picture with them in the photo booth.

Play life-sized Candyland – you are the game piece as you move along the giant board following the rules of Candyland. Be the first to the castle as you pass through the Peppermint Forest, meet Queen Frostine and her ice cream sea, and try to avoid The Villain of Candy Land, Lord Licorice. Candy prizes for all courtesy of Chatham Candy Manor.
St. Christopher’s Parish Hall at 1:00 to 6:00 PM

Photo: Ron Snider
Channel 18 Video
Noise Parade – led by New England Pizza
Join the raucous fray! Make noise any way you want. Help celebrate New England Pizza’s 30th anniversary, and their support of the First Night Teen events.

A police escort leads the parade and no one will be cited for too much noise. Great fun for kids and adults, who often wear silly hats. Start at the corner of Cross and Main at 6 pm, walk to rotary, then continue on to the Chatham Community Center to see the early fireworks!
Town Hall Corner (Main & Cross Streets) at 6:00 PM (Button-free)

Activity Website
Rock ‘n’ Roll Racing
Rock’n’Roll Racing is a mini-Nascar race track where you drive a car from the side with a steering wheel and throttle. And 9-hole mini-golf is also here in the Middle School Gym.
Monomoy Middle School Small Gym at 1:00 to 6:00 PM

Photo: Spencer Kennard
Town Photo
Important! Please use front gate only !
Show up with your family and friends and pets to pose for the Town Photo. Start First Night with a wave at the camera and a smile on your face. The photo will be available at the Chatham CVS store for purchase. A panorama deep-zoom photo will also be posted on the First Night Chatham website. Have fun zooming in to see if you blinked, check out who was there, and just enjoy actually seeing your lovely smile up close.
Chatham Lighthouse Grounds at Noon (Button-free)

First Night in Sandwich New Years Eve 2017-2018

First Night Sandwich 2018, Sandwich Village “Town of Giants” will celebrate its sixth annual event on Saturday, December 31, 2017, from 4 to 9 pm.

This New Year’s Eve non-alcoholic family festival of the arts and multicultural activities, musical presentations, and live performances is located in venues both inside and outside in and around Sandwich Village. The community celebration of music, art and dance is open to all, from 4 to 9 PM. A Reveler’s Parade is held at 8 pm. Organizations that would like to march in the parade are asked to register on the Participate/Volunteer page. We welcome all to this great community event. There will be ice sculptures, children’s ice skating rink, lighted giants in the village and along Route 6A, children’s crafts, an enchanting fairy garden, jazz, blues, food vendors, storytelling, a Resolution Wall, Grand Finale Countdown with lighthouse, cannon fire, giant sparklers, and fireworks. The finale will be held at Town Hall, following the parade.

Adults $10, Children $10, Children under 3 are free


Christmas December School Vacation things to do on Cape Cod 2017

Will you be on Cape Cod during school vacation week!  If you’re looking for something to occupy the kids after the craziness of Christmas holiday settles down, check out these Cape cod family friendly events and activities. We will update as we hear about new events! Join us on our Facebook page as well for updates.

Christmas December School Vacation things to do on Cape Cod 2017

Ryan Family amusements

Lots of family fun Bowling  and Arcades Locations throughout the cape  South Yarmouth, Hyannis, Buzzard Bay, Hyannis

Cape Cod Children’s Museum

Open Mon-Fri 10-5pm  Sat 12/3110-3pm   Sing along, steam, petting zone are all apart of December vacation week

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History-Brewster MA

Tuesday  December 26, 2017 to Friday, December 29 2017 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Many fun events this week include Snowy Oil, Mixology and Humpback whales

Cape Codder enchanted village  Hyannis MA

A magnificent display of more than 100,000 lights, animated reindeer & more.

Woods Hole Science Aquarium

We are open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday   Seal feedings most days at 11:00 am and 4 pm daily

Color Me Mine at Mashpee Commons 

Open 10-8pm for Arts & Crafts

Falmouth Library

Tues  12/26  3pm  Block Party: LEGOS in the Library! Tell a Friend

Wed 12/27 2pm  Winter Fairy Making Workshop Registration

Thurs 12/28  & Fri  12/29   9:30pm Snowmen Scavenger Hunt


West Dennis Holiday Stroll 2017

The West Dennis Holiday Stroll will be held Saturday December 16th. Most events will run 11:30-4:30. Breakfast with Santa at Good Friends Cafe be at 11:30 and the tree lighting that will close the event will be at 4pm at the Luther Crowell house.

West Dennis Holiday Stroll 2017

This is the 4th year for the stroll and it will be bigger and better than ever! Held primarily along Main Street (Rt. 28 ) – most retailers and many institutions…the West Dennis Library, the Dennis Historical Society as well as the Fire Dept…. will participate. Take a tour of the main floor of the Crowell Home. Catch a ride on the trolley to visit all of the participating locations along Route 28. Maps will be available showing parking and participating sites.

Music, raffles, free gifts, Breakfast with Santa, face painting, music, demonstrations and crafts, refreshments and so much more!!!

Mark your calendar. What a great way to bring the village together and celebrate the season!

Dennis Village Holiday Stroll 2017

Celebrate the holiday season at the Dennis Village Annual Stroll on Sunday December 10th with events all day long


Free Breakfast with Santa sponsored by Dennis Harwich Lions Club in Carleton Hall
1006 Old Bass River Rd, Dennis, Massachusetts 02638


Holiday stroll

Between noon and 4 PM enjoy the hospitality of local businesses and organizations ~ at 4:30 check out live music at the Dennis Inn with Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish.

Christmas Shorts in the Black Box Theater in Cotuit MA

Come to the Black Box Theater in Cotuit   for some Christmas fun in December! We will be presenting Christmas Shorts, five merry little comedies by Matt Hoverman, directed by Melinda Gallant.


A celebrated Winner of the 2009 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, playwright Matt Hoverman brings an evening of hilarious short holiday comedies to the stage. Christmas Shorts offers five original plays that humorously comment on holiday themes: family, the nativity, Xmas cards, and elves. An outstanding Christmas collection!

Christmas Shorts in the Black Box Theater
December 7-22, 2017
Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm; Sun at 1:00pm
Tickets $18, $15 for Members buy 

4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit MA