Category Archives: Holiday

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:
*Accommodations
*Dinner
*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)

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

8-11am

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

12-4pm

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 in Harwich 2017

Christmas in Harwich will be held on Friday December 1st, Saturday December 2nd  and Sunday December 3rd . There will be the Harwich Port Stroll, Tree Lighting Ceremony & Family Caroling. Christmas in Harwich 2017  Cape Cod

Friday December 1st- Harwich Port Stroll 5:15-9:00pm
Welcome 5:15pm Doane Park
5:30pm- Tree Lighting and Caroling Doane Park

5:30pm-9:00pm Stroll through all the Harwich Port Businesses
6:00pm-9:00pm Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
6:15pm-Santa Arrive by Harwich Fire Truck
6:15pm-8:00pm Pictures with Santa

Saturday Dec 2, 2017
8:30am Breakfast with Santa
9:30am-1:00pm Garden Club Holiday Fair
“New” Rocking Christmas in Harwich
and More to Come……NEW Events

Sunday, Dec 3, 2017
Watch for more ….

Centerville Christmas Stroll 2017

Centerville Christmas Stroll will be held on Sunday December 3rd from 3-5pm Enjoy delicious snacks while celebrating the season with friends and neighbors and enjoying the entertainment and special events along Main Street.   Have the kids vist Santa, see ice sculptures  and get into the holiday spirit with the families.

Check out all the Cape Cod Holiday Fun

Marstons Mills Christmas Holiday Stroll & Tree Lighting 2017

Marstons  Mills will be hosting their annual Holiday stroll and Christmas celebraton on Sunday December 3rd 3-5pm.

Check out all the Cape Cod Holiday Fun 

Meet your neighbors as you stroll through the heart of our village at Christmastime. Special treats and giveaways. Tree lighting ceremony with carol singing.
2135 Main St, Marstons Mills, MA 02648-5705, United States

Cape Cod Christmas Holiday Event Guide 2017

Merry Christmas to all our Cape Cod Friends!! Here are Christmas events on Cape Cod during the holiday season for kids and family plus many Santa sightings! This event guide will be updated if we hear about additional events

Cape Cod Christmas Holiday Event Guide 2017

Cape cod Train to Christmas Town 

Black  Friday  November 24,2017

Holidays at Highfield Hall 2016 in Falmouth MA (10:00 am)

Heritage Museums and Garden Gardens Aglow 2016 in Sandwich MA (4:30 pm)

Cape Cod Polar Express Train Ride 2016 in Buzzards Bay MA (6:00 pm)

Saturday November 25, 2017:

Holidays at Highfield Hall 2017 in Falmouth MA (10:00 am)

Christmas Events At Mashpee Commons 2017 (12:00 pm)

Heritage Museums and Garden Gardens Aglow 2017 in Sandwich MA (4:30 pm)

Sunday November 26, 2017:

Holidays at Highfield Hall 2017 in Falmouth MA (10:00 am)

Christmas Events At Mashpee Commons 2017 (12:00 pm)

Heritage Museums and Garden Gardens Aglow 2017 in Sandwich MA (4:30 pm)

Sandwich Holly Days 2017 (5:00 pm)

 

Friday December 1, 2017:

Holidays at Highfield Hall 2017 in Falmouth MA (10:00 am)

Heritage Museums and Garden Gardens Aglow 2017 in Sandwich MA (4:30 pm)

Christmas in Harwich 2017 (5:00 pm)

Enchanted Village at Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis MA (5:00 pm)

Sandwich Holly Days 2017 (7:00 pm)

Saturday December 2, 2017:

Christmas in Harwich 2017 (8:00 am) Breakfast with Santa kicks off the day

Hyannis Village Christmas Stroll and Holiday Events 2017 (9:00 am)

Holidays at Highfield Hall 2017 in Falmouth MA (10:00 am)

Falmouth Holidays by the Seas & Christmas Parade 2017 (10:30 am)

Christmas Holiday Events at Wareham Crossing 2017 (12:00 pm)

Christmas Events At Mashpee Commons 2017 (12:00 pm)

Heritage Museums and Garden Gardens Aglow 2017 in Sandwich MA (4:30 pm)

Enchanted Village at Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis MA (5:00 pm)

Sandwich Holly Days 2017 (7:00 pm)

Sunday December 3, 2017:

Holidays at Highfield Hall 2017 in Falmouth MA (10:00 am)

Christmas Holiday Events at Wareham Crossing 2017 (12:00 pm)

Christmas Events At Mashpee Commons 2017 (12:00 pm)

Christmas in Harwich 2017 (12:00 pm)

Falmouth Holidays by the Seas & Christmas Parade 2017 (12:00 pm)

Yarmouth Port Holiday Christmas Stroll 2017 (1:00 pm)

Marstons Mills Christmas Holiday Stroll & Tree Lighting 2017 (3:00 pm)

Centervillel Christmas Stroll 2017 (3:00 pm)

Heritage Museums and Garden Gardens Aglow 2017 in Sandwich MA (4:30 pm)

Enchanted Village at Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis MA (5:00 pm)

 

Friday  December 8, 2017:

Heritage Museums and Garden Gardens Aglow 2017 in Sandwich MA (4:30 pm)

Enchanted Village at Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis MA (5:00 pm)

Chatham Christmas by the Sea Holiday Stroll Weekend 2017 (6:00 pm)

A Charlie Brown Christmas and Celebration at Academy Playhouse in Orleans MA (7:30 pm)

Christmas Shorts in the Black Box Theater in Cotuit MA (7:30 pm)

Saturday December 9, 2017:

Mashpee Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade  cancelled  for the weather

Annual Holiday Cookie Stroll in Historic Bass River 10am

Christmas Holiday Events at Wareham Crossing 2017 (12:00 pm)

Heritage Museums and Garden Gardens Aglow 2017 in Sandwich MA (4:30 pm)

Enchanted Village at Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis MA (5:00 pm)

Christmas Events At Mashpee Commons 2017 (12:00 pm)

Wellfleet Holiday stroll 

A Charlie Brown Christmas and Celebration at Academy Playhouse in Orleans MA (7:30 pm)

Christmas Shorts in the Black Box Theater in Cotuit MA (7:30 pm)

Sunday December 10, 2017:

Breakfast with Santa  Dennis (8:00 am)

Christmas Holiday Events at Wareham Crossing 2017 (12:00 pm)

Christmas Events At Mashpee Commons 2017 (12:00 pm)

Dennis Village Holiday Stroll 2017 (12pm)

Sandwich Holly Days 2017 (12:00 pm)

Santa Claus is Coming to Country Garden Hyannis 12pm 

Christmas Shorts in the Black Box Theater in Cotuit MA (1:00 pm)

A Charlie Brown Christmas and Celebration at Academy Playhouse in Orleans MA (4:00 pm)

Heritage Museums and Garden Gardens Aglow 2017 in Sandwich MA (4:30 pm)

Enchanted Village at Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis MA (5:00 pm)

Thursday December 14, 2017

Santa is Coming to Dennis House of Pizza 4pm 

Friday December 15, 2017:

Heritage Museums and Garden Gardens Aglow 2017 in Sandwich MA (4:30 pm)

Enchanted Village at Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis MA (5:00 pm)

A Charlie Brown Christmas and Celebration at Academy Playhouse in Orleans MA (7:30 pm)

Christmas Shorts in the Black Box Theater in Cotuit MA (7:30 pm)

Saturday  December 16, 2017:

Sandwich Holly Days 2017 (9:00 am)

Kids Holiday Party at Brewster Library 11am 

Christmas Holiday Events at Wareham Crossing 2017 (12:00 pm)

West Dennis Holiday Stroll 11:30am 

Christmas Events At Mashpee Commons 2017 (12:00 pm)

Christmas Shorts in the Black Box Theater in Cotuit MA (1:00 pm)

Frosty & Santa Visit Snow’s Home & Garden Center  Orleans 2pm 

A Charlie Brown Christmas and Celebration at Academy Playhouse in Orleans MA (4:00 pm)

Heritage Museums and Garden Gardens Aglow 2017 in Sandwich MA (4:30 pm)

Enchanted Village at Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis MA (5:00 pm)

A Charlie Brown Christmas and Celebration at Academy Playhouse in Orleans MA (7:30 pm)

Christmas Shorts in the Black Box Theater in Cotuit MA (7:30 pm)

Sunday December 17, 2017:

Holiday Cookie Walk! Orleans  11am

Christmas Holiday Events at Wareham Crossing 2017 (12:00 pm)

Christmas Events At Mashpee Commons 2017 (12:00 pm)

Christmas Shorts in the Black Box Theater in Cotuit MA (1:00 pm)

A Charlie Brown Christmas and Celebration at Academy Playhouse in Orleans MA (4:00 pm)

Heritage Museums and Garden Gardens Aglow 2017 in Sandwich MA (4:30 pm)

Enchanted Village at Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis MA (5:00 pm)

Friday December 22,2017

Enchanted Village at Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis MA (5:00 pm)

 

Saturday  December 23, 2017:

Christmas Holiday Events at Wareham Crossing 2017 (12:00 pm)

Christmas Events At Mashpee Commons 2017 (12:00 pm)

Enchanted Village at Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis MA (5:00 pm)

Yarmouth Port Holiday Christmas Stroll 2017

The  Yarmouth Port Christmas Stroll. will be held on Sunday  December 3rd from 1-4pm . The stroll will include many participating businesses offering tasty treats! Some additional highlights include magic shows, face painting, juggler, brass band, trolley rides, photos with Santa at the Captain Bangs Hallett House (courtesy of Walgreens), crafts, and a multitude of food offerings, this event is one you won’t want to miss

Yarmouth Port Holiday Christmas Stroll 2017

Hyannis Village Christmas Stroll and Holiday Events 2017

This year’s Hyannis Village Christmas Stroll will be Saturday, December 2nd, rain or shine.  Activities will revolve around major events on Main Street and the Waterfront

Hyannis Village Christmas Stroll and Holiday Events 2017

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday’s events kick off with a 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. seating with the family favorite “Breakfast with Santa” at the British Beer Company. Tickets are available at the British Beer Company and at the Hyannis Chamber of Commerce for $8.00 each and must be purchased in advance. Breakfast with Santa is sponsored by the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce.

Ice Skating and Ice Sculpting

A very exciting addition to this year’s stroll is the “Little Lorusso Skating Rink”!  Lace up your own skates or choose from the collection of (free) loaners and experience outdoor skating on the Street!  Warm up with a cup of hot cocoa in “The Daily Paper” warming house; an inflatable structure serving up both goodies and warmth!

Watch as a local artist, “Chip” carves ice sculptures at the JFK Hyannis Museum, take a break and listen as members of the Hyannis Rotary Club read Christmas stories, watch a candy cane demonstration and write letters to Santa at Kandy Korner!  Listen to the sounds of Sturgis Charter School’s “Jam Band” who will be performing electronic/rock versions of Christmas classics.

Santa Meet & Greets on Main Street

Santa will be arriving at noon by antique fire truck in front of Rockland Trust and Bella of Cape Cod. Santa will be meeting & greeting children outside Bella of Cape Cod until 1pm before heading over to Katie’s Ice Cream from 1:30pm- 2:30pm for another meet and greet session.

There will be a variety of free activities throughout the day including the annual Cookie Stroll Contest in which visitors can vote for their favorite cookie from participating businesses and Santa’s Reindeer Roundup, a scavenger hunt to find all of Santa’s hidden reindeer with prizes for participants. Cranberry Shores Carolers and a new addition this year is Centertonix, an a cappella group from Cotuit Center for the Arts, will be singing throughout the street & there will be food sampling from various restaurants. Face painting, plenty of children’s arts & crafts activities throughout the street and Trolley rides will be offered to take visitors around the downtown.

Enjoy the fun custom wreaths on the street poles along Main Street that have been designed by the talented children of the Barnstable High School special needs program.

Santa’s Boat Parade

Santa’s Boat Parade will immediately follow the stroll. Beginning at 3:15 PM, there will be chowder, hot chocolate, coffee and cookies for sale, holiday music by Cool 102, and children’s arts and crafts at the harbor. At 4:30p.m., weather permitting, everyone will gather at Bismore Park at the docks to enjoy the beautifully decorated boat parade. See the boats enter the harbor as harbor businesses and homes light up to welcome Santa. There will be free parking near Bismore Park, plus food, drinks and music. At 5:00 Santa will arrive by boat and make his way to the Visitor Center where he will meet & greet children. Winners of the Best Decorated Boat will be announced at 5:30 PM. If there is inclement weather, check the BID Facebook page for updates on the boat parade.