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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 


Cape Cod Canal Concerts 2017 in Buzzard Bay MA

The Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce has scheduled another exciting year for the popular “Eastern Bank Concerts by the Canal” series. The 2017 concerts are held at  Bourne Community Serues  each Thursday evening during July and August from 6:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m., right along the banks of the Canal near the base of the Bourne Railroad Bridge.


July 4th Cape Cod Canal Fest in Buzzard Bay MA 2016

The 2nd   Annual Cape Cod Canal Fest, a celebration to benefit the National Marine Life Center, will be held Monday July 4th  and Tuesday   July 5th at Buzzards Bay Park .July 4th  Cape Cod Canal Fest in Buzzard Bay MA 2016

Hours: Monday July 4th 10am-5PM and Tuesday July 5th 10am-4pm
Arts and Crafts Fair
Music on the bandstand
Seafood Tent
Kids Activities
Beer & Wine Garden
Food Vendors and Food Trucks


July 4:
10am Mud Daubers
12noon Doug Large and The Rythm Deacons
2pm Ireland-The Band
July 5:
11am Andrew Prete
2pm Cat’s Melodoen

90 Main St, Buzzards Bay, MA 025


Eastwood Seafoods Restaurant in Buzzards Bay Bourne MA

Eastwind Seafoods is a family owned and operated seafood restaurant and fresh fish market conveniently located near the Buzzards Bay Rotary just minutes from the Cape Cod Canal, Bourne Bridge, Sagamore Bridge, and routes 495, 195, and 3. 22814_915265128534067_1435179957627725318_n

In addition to our full restaurant menu and daily specials, Eastwind Seafoods offers a Raw Bar featuring local shellfish. For those who would rather do your own cooking, visit our fresh seafood market with a vast selection of the freshest fish and shellfish the area has to offer as well as a large selection of live lobsters. Pick your own lobster from the tank in the corner of our dining room and have it cooked for your enjoyment at our place or yours. For the more adventurous there is always something out of the ordinary in our market such as frog legs or alligator meat.

Eastwind can also help with your entertainment needs. A cape cod clambake is the perfect way to celebrate your next family or business gathering. Our catering division, Eastwind Clambake Company, will bring a traditional Cape Cod Clambake to you. Our friendly staff will prepare and serve the clamboil at your location.

Here are some of their reviews

backed, stuffed haddock on the left, freshly made onion rings t, and fresh squash iAlso a a bowl of seafood stew. YUM!

I have been to Eastwind before and went back today. Food was great and the clam chowder was awesome. Thank you for the great food.

Very very good! Food is awesome and they have a bar! Check it out before you go over the Bourne bridge!!!!or come back over for dinner!

The food is always fresh, and portions are quite large, the hubby and I usually split a seafood/haddock plate. Staff has always been very pleasant and they can help you with all of your catering needs too…. check this place out!!

Love the Chowda out of this world and as far as the fried lobster TO DIE FOR coated crunchy crust on the juicy tail and claws served with a bowl of hot drawn butter. 304 main st buzzards bay I highly suggest you make you way thee before summers ends.

I’ve never tasted better seafood, always fresh and the friendliest people working there. #favoritesummerhotspot

The place itself was cute, nothing too fancy but far from a dump. Clean and simple. You are greeted with the scent of fresh seafood when you enter. Everyone was very friendly.

For appetizers, we got a bowl of clam chowder (which was the best I’ve ever had!) bacon and cheddar potato skins (decent) and crab cakes (which were phenomenal and quite large).

For dinner my brother got his salmon and French fries. Salmon was a nice size and cooked very well. Mom got the special lobster mac and cheese which was very tasty. I got the combo of calamari and coconut shrimp. The batter was light and didn’t take away from the taste at all. My dad got the special chicken Parmesan which was like no chicken parm we’ve ever tasted. Rather than covered in breadcrumbs and marinara like we are used to, it had a creamy Parmesan sauce underneath the breadcrumbs. No marinara. It was fantastic and came with a baked potato. We were so full we couldn’t even make it to desert, even though we were eyeing the pumpkin cranberry cake. If we are ever in the area again, we will return.

Eastwood Seafood 304 Main Street, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
Behind the Wayho Restaurant at the Bourne Bridge rotary, Buzzards Bay side.

National Marine Life Center Feet, Fins, & Flippers 5K 2015 at Buzzard’s Bay Village Park

The National Marine Life Center in Buzzard Bay  presents their annual 5K to raise money for the rescue and rehabilitation of marine mammals and sea turtles on Sunday May 24th  This family-pet-wheelchair-stroller-walk/run begins and ends at Buzzard’s Bay Village Park (next to the Cape Cod Canal vertical lift railroad bridge), and proceeds along the picturesque Cape Cod Canal. The kids can even run in their own Animal Rescue Fun Run. 5K begins at 9AM. Plan to arrive around 8AM.


Use your FEET to help our FINNED and FLIPPERED friends! Join runners, walkers, and animal-lovers in a 5K run/walk to raise money for the National Marine Life Center! This is a fun, family oriented, pet-friendly, stroller- and wheelchair-friendly event that also features activities and an “Animal Rescue Fun Run” for the kids!

The race begins at the Buzzards Bay Village Park, at the west end of Main Street next to the train station. The flat, paved, scenic course travels down and back along the beautiful Cape Cod Canal. Ample parking is available. There will be a water station along the route accessible in both directions.

Medals will be awarded to male and female runners in each of six age groups: Neonate (12 and under), Pup (13-19), Yearling (20-29), Juvenile (30-39), Sub-Adult (40-49), Adult (50-59), and Senior (60+). Trophies will be awarded to the overall male and female winners.

All participants who pre-register before May 15 will receive a t-shirt.

Can’t make it or live too far away to join us? Register to “Flip from Afar!” Wherever you are, run, walk, dance, swim, crawl, roll, jump, skip, and/or flip. We’ll mail you your t-shirt after the race. And we welcome you to post photos of yourself being active to help marine animals on our facebook page at Facebook.com/NationalMarineLifeCenter!

Interested in sponsoring the race? It’s a great way to promote your business while supporting ocean conservation and environmental education right here in our community. Register online or contact Kathy Zagzebski at kzagzebski@nmlc.org for more information and sponsorship benefits. Packages begin at $100 to “dip in” to “the ocean’s the limit’!

All event proceeds – including race fees, donations, and sponsorships – directly benefit the National Marine Life Center’s marine animal rehabilitation, science, and education programs. Our goal is to raise $15,000 to help care for sick and injured seals and sea turtles.

The National Marine Life Center is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that rehabilitates and releases stranded marine mammals and sea turtles in order to advance science and education in marine wildlife health and conservation. Our tax ID number is 04-3290276. Thank you for your support!

Day 277 Cape Cod Train to Christmas Town 2013 in Buzzards Bay MA

The Train to Christmas town is a new experience on Cape Cod this year from the middle to November to the end of December.   The Christmas train departs from the Buzzards Bay depot and Chamber of Commerce. Classic passenger rail cars are decorated for the holidays. The Conductor will punch each passengers train ticket in a jolly fashion. Elves travel through the cars serving hot cocoa and cookies to everyone on the journey to Christmas Town. The book The Train to Christmas Town is read aloud and there’s lots and lots of fabulous music and fun. You’ll meet the woodland characters from the book including the famous Bumblebee the Polar Bear!  This is a whole new experience and different from years past Cape Cod Polar Express

Upon arrival to Christmas Town (passengers are not allowed off the train), Santa boards the train with some helper elves. He will make his way through the train cars making time to visit with each child as well as pose for photos for those that wish to take them. Continuing along the return journey, the elves lead passengers in the singing of happy holiday carols

Departures begin November 22 and run through the end of December on weekends

What are the Departure Times*?

3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.


Diamond Class

Diamond Class service is the premier experience for those looking for extra touches of railroad magic and thrill throughout their Train to Christmas Town journey. With first glimpses of the approaching Christmas Town, truly exceptional vintage rail equipment and the keepsake Train to Christmas Town mug not available anywhere else.

Important: Seating configuration in Diamond Class require guests to purchase in even numbers. This allows the railroad to best accommodate all passengers purchasing these premium seats while not splitting up groups.


First Class

Our First Class passengers are treated to cheery service I traditional railroad fashion while enjoying spacious seating in very special vintage railroad equipment. Get extraordinary views of the approaching Christmas Town as Santa and his elves greet the Train and all the passengers on board. An exclusive souvenir mug completes first class service served with a delicious cookie and a wink from Santa as he walks through the train greeting each child.

Important: Seating configuration in First Class require guests to purchase in even numbers. This allows the railroad to best accommodate all passengers purchasing these premium seats while not splitting up groups.


Standard Class

The heated and comfortably-arranged cars available in Standard Class will delight passengers looking for an economical yet authentic way to experience the Train to Christmas Town from start to finish. Chefs joyfully move down the aisles and serve cocoa and sweet, delicious cookies as festive holiday music plays. As the train rolls into Christmas Town, Santa boards with his elves in tow and visits with each child on board.

Ticket prices

Adult Child Adult + Babe in arms
Diamond Class $ 36 $ 28 + $10
First Class $ 32 $ 24 + $10
Standard Class $ 28 $ 20

Tickets can be purchased online

Town to Christmas town  Buzzard Bay Depot of the Cape Cod Train

70 Main St, Bourne, MA 02532

Day 173 Cape Cod Polar Express in Hyannis and Buzzards Bay MA

The Cape Cod Polar Express will be rolling into town starting next week and through out December  from railroad stations in  Buzzards Bay and Hyannis MA.  Climb aboard The Polar Expressand cozy up in your pajamas on our decorated vintage train cars, as this magical train rolls out of the station, and heads for the North Pole!Celebrate the season as music from The Polar Expresssound track fills the air and our whimsical chefs frolic through the aisles, passing out hot cocoa, cookies and holiday cheer. Meet the conductor as he punches each child’s ticket and see their eyes light up as characters from the film, such as the curious “King of the North Pole”, slink past their seats.


Sit back, relax and enjoy the 30-minute ride to the North Pole Village as The Polar Express is read aloud and the book pages are turned by the merry Chefs.

No need to leave your warm, comfy spot once we arrive, for we will stop just long enough to pick up Santa and his special Helper Elf, goodies and boundless merriment in tow. Join in caroling for the duration of your 30-minute ride back to the station, and fill your heart with joy as our special guests present each child with his or her very own bell, taken right from Santa’s sleigh. Remember, only those who still believe can hear its magic jingle.

Prolong the magic beyond our one-hour journey, and bring a piece of it home with you. Travel in our dome cars and receive your very own official, limited edition Polar Express mug as our gift to you. Or even browse through the many Polar Express keepsakes available for purchase in our station gift shop.

So pack your camera, put on your PJs and join us on a magical journey to the “North Pole”. Relive the magic of Chris Van Allsburg’s iconic story, The Polar Express, and set the stage for an unforgettable holiday experience the whole family will enjoy.


Buzzard Bay departures   4:10 and 7;10  Hyannis departures 3:45,  6:00, 8:15

November 15-18, 20-21, 23-25, 27-30 and December 1-2, 4-9, 11-16, 18-23 and 26-30th

Special departments from Sandwich MA December 1-2nd 10;00am, 12:30pm and 3;00pm

Ticket prices start at $24 for children and $29 adults over 12 years old depending on seating