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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

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)

Sandwich Holly Days 2017 (7:00 pm)

Saturday December 2, 2017:

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)

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)

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

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

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

 

 

Friday  December 8, 2017:

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

Saturday December 9, 2017:

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

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

Christmas Events At Mashpee Commons 2017 (9:00 pm)

Sunday December 10, 2017:

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

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

Sandwich Holly Days 2017 (12:00 pm)

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

 

Friday December 15, 2017:

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

December 16, 2017:

Sandwich Holly Days 2017 (9:00 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)

Sunday December 17, 2017:

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)

 

 

Saturday  December 23, 2017:

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

Christmas Events At Mashpee Commons 2017 (12:00 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.

Falmouth Holidays by the Seas & Christmas Parade 2017

Come and get into the Christmas Holiday spirit for weekend on Cape Cod at Falmouth Holidays by the Sea Weekend 2017 Friday December 1st to Sunday December 3rd

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

Seafaring Santa

Santa Arrives at 10:30 AM
Falmouth Harbor, Scranton Avenue

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Falmouth Village Holiday Stroll

Holiday Stroll 5:00 – 8:00 PM.
Main Street, Falmouth Village
​Saturday, December 2, 2017
Main Street / Queen’s Buyway Stroll


Co-Sponsored by:  The Falmouth Village Association & The Falmouth Chamber of Commerce

See Falmouth Main Street transformed at night by the annual Holiday Stroll!  Enjoy the many unique shops, services, and restaurants in the heart of Falmouth Village. The street and storefronts are at their very best when decorated for the holidays.  Many of the merchants will be offering snacks and refreshments.  Shop and dine while enjoying the Very Merry Dickens Carolers strolling along the street.  The petting zoo is back at Queens Buyway, along with free popcorn for snacking.  The kids will be delighted to meet Santa in our inflatable North Pole located at Peg Noonan Park, where there will be hot cocoa and goodies provided by Bear in Boots.
Enjoy live music playing at Vagabond View, Puritan of Cape Cod, The Black Dog, and The Gallery on Main.  Some of our local talent will be on display, strolling the street: Turning Pointe Dancers, Soulfege A Cappella Group, and the FHS Band. Meet Moana at Caline For Kids, and next door stop in Cupcake Charlies for complimentary face painting by Mrs. Claus.  Keep a look out for the Christmas Parade Characters strolling the street.
The Falmouth EDIC will host caroling and refreshments at the renovated Falmouth Station (bus depot).
The street will be closed this year, so be aware that parking is available at Mullen Hall and Lawrence School, where the trolley will stop, while running from Peg Noonan to Queens Buyway.  The Holiday Stroll is a tradition with something for everyone!

Lighting of the Village Green

​Falmouth Village Green
​Main Street
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 7 PM

The Falmouth Brass Choir will lead the caroling before a special visit from Santa as we light up the green. People are encouraged to bring flashlights. Dress warmly. Be sure to enjoy the Main Street to Queens Buyway Stroll before and after the Lighting of the Green.

54th Annual
Christmas Parade

Main Street, Dillingham Avenue to the Falmouth Village Green
Sunday, December 3, 2017   NOON
Theme: “Dashing Through the Snow”
Parade steps off at noontime from Dillingham Avenue 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!

Sandwich Holly Days 2017

Sandwich Holly Days. are a month-long event that transforms the town. into a winter wonderland where friends, families and visitors come together for. holiday fun.  

Here are the official events by the chamber of commerce for 2017

Small Business Saturday • Saturday, Nov 25th
Help make a lasting impact in the place you call home on Small Business Saturday®.
Founded by American Express in 2010, it’s a day to celebrate the local businesses
that make your neighborhood great. Now it is your turn to show them your support
and appreciation by stopping in on November 25th. Your local independent businesses
are already aware of the importance of shopping small and Small Business Saturday.

Lighting of the Littlest Christmas Tree • Sunday, Nov 26th • 5pm

Shawme
Pond – Family free event. Feel the magic of the Thornton Burgess story as the little
tree in the pond lights up for the first time this season. Sponsored by the American
Legion Post 188 of Sandwich.
Community Carol Sing • Friday, Dec 1st (rain/snow date Sunday, Dec 3rd)
Gather at the steps of the First Church of Christ at 7 p.m. for the annual Carol Sing.
Santa Claus will make a brief appareance. Cider & Cookies to follow at the Dan’l
Webster Inn. Sponsored by the Belfry Inn & Bistro.
Holly Days Holiday Show: An Evening of Holiday Music with
Steve Gregory & Friends • Saturday, Dec 2nd • 7pm
The Sandwich Arts Alliance, in conjunction with the Sandwich Chamber, presents
the “Holly Days Holiday Show” starring Steve Gregory. Steve will be performing
and hosting his delightful collection of holiday music and song, along with fellow
musicians, family members, student musicians, a ukulele group, and more. It’s a
Sandwich Community gathering that is sure to put you in the holiday mood. Tickets:
$15; available online at www.sandwichartsalliance.org and at Splash Stationers, 126
Route 6A, Sandwich.
Shop Sandwich First Holiday Market • Tuesday, Dec 5th • 4 – 8pm • Wing School 
Come see the latest retail holiday fashions and gift ideas from up to 20 local retailers
and gift shops across the area in an attempt to get all your shopping done in one
night! Come in and contribute to your local economy by Shopping Locally and start
(and finish!) your holiday shopping early! Complimentary Gift Wrapping will also be
available.
Meet the Cover Artist
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Holly Days Home Tour • Sunday, Dec 10th • Noon – 4pm
Experience Sandwich’s long history of community spirit, neighborhood charm and gracious
homes and be taken around town in an old-fashioned trolley, compliments of Kinlin Grover
Real Estate. Celebrate the Holiday Season with us. (see page 18 for more info)
Pancakes with Santa • Saturday, Dec 16th • 9 – 11am
Legion Post 188, 20 Main Street. Thanks to the American Legion!

 

Heritage Museums and Garden Gardens Aglow 2017 in Sandwich MA

Heritage Museums and Garden will sparkle with festive lights and decorations during the 2016 Christmas holiday season on Friday Saturday and Sunday nights 4:30-8:30 starting November 24th thru December 22nd and then again December 29-30th.

Heritage Museums and Garden Gardens Aglow 2017 in Sandwich MA Cape Cod Christmas

Gardens Aglow, a treasured holiday family tradition, transforms the grounds with more than twelve miles of holiday lights. Enjoy marshmallow-roasting, a reindeer scavenger hunt, visit with Santa Claus in the Model T, take carousel rides, holiday treats at Magnolia Café, and more.

Members and those with pre-purchased tickets will have easier entry to the event through dedicated admissions lines. Save time and buy online!

Among the features of this season’s Gardens Aglow:

  • 12 miles of festive light displays
  • A Reindeer Scavenger Hunt
  • Santa Claus will meet families for pictures in Heritage’s vintage Model T
  • Holiday-themed music and dance performances at 6:30pm nightly
  • Marshmallow roasting at cozy outdoor fire pits
  • Holiday food and drink at The Magnolia Café
  • On Dec 1-3 and Dec 29-30 cuddly baby goats, micropigs, silkie chickens and chicks, bunnies, and more will be on hand for close-up encounters
  • The Special Exhibit Gallery is transformed into the North Pole with Mrs. Claus, a giant gingerbread house and Currier and Ives winter scenes
  • The “Heritage Holiday Express” model trains on two levels with replicas of The George Washington Bridge and the Cape Cod Railroad Bridge
  • Families can contribute to a community mural on a giant LiteBrite
  • Chip Koser of South Cape Ice Sculptures demonstrates ice carving on Saturdays
  • The antique carousel will be decked with festive trimming
  • The Hundred Acre School is open for visits- come see their famous Book Tree

*NEW* This year, a limited number of tickets will be available for a private Santa VIP experience on Saturdays and Sundays from Nov 25-Dec 17, available by advance sale only.  From 3-4:30pm, families will be treated with exclusive private parking, story time with Santa, cookies and hot chocolate, time to meet Santa, and a carousel ride. Participating families may then experience the rest of the holiday delights around the grounds for the rest of the evening.  Tickets are limited to 30 each night the experience is offered. Purchase your VIP tickets here!

Holidays at Highfield Hall 2017 in Falmouth MA

Holidays at Highfield will be  turning into a winter wonderland   from  Friday   November 24 – Sunday  December 3rd.

Holidays at Highfield Hall 2017 in Falmouth MA Cape Cod

A Winter Wonderland, every day November 24 – December 3rd
Monday – Thursday, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Friday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The theme at Highfield this year is inspired by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.” With quotes from this classic tale located throughout the house, the mansion evokes the nostalgia of Christmas past interwoven with a clever contemporary twist. Designer Cavallos’ take on the story includes fire hoses and fireman boots wrapped around the grand staircase, an abundance of snowballs, and a warm hearth in the dining room fashioned with a fully set table, velvet curtains and a fabulous holiday tree.

The event includes cookies served in an Olde English “pub,” a popular gift gallery of work by regional artists and craftspeople, the Any Soldier letter writing room, model trains, a family crafts area, seasonal music, Santa on Saturdays, and more. New this year is a fully appointed to-scale dollhouse model of the West Falmouth 1870s Captain Caleb Hamblin’s House, which is sure to be a hit. In a busy season full of things to do, Highfield Hall & Gardens is worth the stop.

Admission $10/$5 members, children free

Santa: Saturdays 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, additional times: Friday November 24, 2:00 – 4:00 pm & Sunday November 26, 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Trains: Fridays – Sundays all day

Craft Activities throughout

Turning Pointe Dancers: Sunday November 26, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Musical Entertainment:

Judy Risch on piano

Cello students

Tradewinds vocal quartet – Sunday December 3, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The overall effect of all the work by the design team have transformed the Victorian mansion into a magical place in time. We invite you to come and experience the magic of Highfield!

56 Highfield Drive
Falmouth | MA

 

Christmas Holiday Events at Wareham Crossing 2017

Wareham Crossing begins their Christmas holiday events on Wednesday evening and on weekend in December! Wareham Crossing is an open-air shopping center offering 45 stores and restaurants to visitors and locals along the South Coast and Cape Cod Massachusetts.

Christmas Holiday Events at Wareham Crossing 2017  Cape Cod

It’s time to get in the festive spirit! On Wednesday evenings and weekends in December, keep an eye out around the center for strolling Victorian carolers and Mr. & Mrs. Claus.

Wednesdays from 6PM-8PM:

December 6th, 13th, and 20th

Weekends from 12PM-4PM:

December 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, and 23rd

Cape Cod Train to Christmas Town 2017 in Buzzard Bay

Cape Cod Train to Christmas Town 2017  in Buzzard Bay This holiday season, hop aboard Cape Cod Central Railroad in Buzzard Bay   and fall in love with the heartwarming tale of Janice, a little girl who looks forward to riding the Train to Christmas Town every year. Meet Bumblebee the Polar Bear, Wabash the Squirrel, and 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

The Train to Christmas Town captures the spirit of the season with its warmth and charm. Your family will love it!

You’ll feel the holiday magic in the air the moment you arrive! You’ll be greeted by our cheery staff and directed to gather your ticket before the conductor calls “All aboard! If you’re takin’ this train, time to get on board!” Have your official Christmas Town ticket ready to be punched by the conductor on the ride.

Starts Friday November 24th thru Wednesday December 27th  Ticket prices start at 34 for children and $44 for adults.  Buy  tickets here 

BUZZARDS BAY DEPOT: 70 MAIN STREET, BUZZARDS BAY, MA

Hyannis & Barnstable’s 2017 Fourth of July fireworks & Parades

Barnstable’s annual Fourth of July festivities kick off  Tuesday July 4th 2017

Here’s the schedule of events that you and your family can enjoy.


Barnstable July 4th Events

9am
Barnstable/West Barnstable – parade and village activities
Hyannisport Beach Club 2K run/parade
10am
Centerville parade
11am
Cotuit: parade
Hyannisport: parade
2:00pm
Hyannis Inner Harbor Boat Parade
4pm
Hyannis: parade
5-7pm
Town Band entertains on the Village Green, Hyannis
7pm to Dusk
Free concert with Funktapuss at Aselton Park
9pm (rain date, Saturday, September 2nd)
Fireworks, shot off from a barge in Lewis Bay
(rain date for fireworks only, Saturday, September 2nd.)