Cape Cod Holiday Events

 Throughout the Season

♦  Food Pantries    

♦ Toys for Tots Drop Off Locations





Homeless for the Holidays

DATE: December 5-9, 24/7
LOCATION: 223 Main Street,
The Bay Motor Inn, Buzzards Bay
& 10 other various locations throughout the Cape
In 2002, Bourne Firefighter/Paramedic Craig Poirier came up with an idea to collect food and toys during the holiday season for his community. He decided he was going to sleep outside in mid December to raise awareness on homelessness. He reached out to his friends at radio station Pixy 103, and with the help of his family, friends, and fellow firefighters, they began sleeping out. Over the past 16 years we have collected 70,580,lbs of food, 59,530 toys, 24,362 food items and $365,500.60 from Bourne to Brewster. Through the past few years, the Bourne Police Officers, and the JBCC Firefighters, have joined us out on Main Street Buzzards Bay. Each year, more and more police and fire departments are getting involved with this program. We now have over a dozen departments sleeping outside in mid December for a continuous 103 hours collecting nonperishable foods, toys for the “Toys For Tots Foundation”, and cash donations for their respected communities. The 2018Homeless For The Holidays begins December 5th at 8am and continues straight through until 3pm on December 9th.

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Family Pantry Toy Drive
& Registration

DATE: Registration now thru Dec. 8
LOCATION: Various Locations
The Family Pantry of Cape Cod will be distributing toys December 16th from 8:30-noon to those registered Pantry children.  Client registration for Toy day is being accepted now through 12/8. Children must be verified in order to register; parents must have a birth certificate, mass health card or passport. Registered Pantry children under 15 years of age are eligible to participate.
Bins will be located at local businesses: Harwich Chamber of Commerce, Cape Cod Five, William Ravies, , The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, Second Glance Thrift Shop, and Talbots.
Toys also can be dropped off at the Family Pantry warehouse at 133 Queen Anne Rd. in Harwich,
Tuesdays 10:00am-3:30pm
Wednesdays 10am 3:30pm
Thursdays 10:00am-3:30pm, 5-7pm
Saturday 10am-Noon

Thanksgiving Food Drive

DATE: November 1-22
LOCATION:Wingate Residences
at Brewster Place

Give thanks this year by helping others. Drop off non-perishable Thanksgiving staples to the community’s collection box. Donations will go to local families in need, as well as area food pantries and the Brewster Council on Aging.

Coat Drive

DATE: Thru November 30
LOCATION: Seamen's Bank
Seamen’s Bank will be collecting new and lightly used coats, jackets, ski pants, hats, gloves and boots at all locations, items will be donated to Mass Appeal. We are accepting all sizes, but infant to teen sizes are needed the most. In advance, thank you for donating by November 30th to make this a brighter winter for everyone in our community.


Donate to HAC All Year Round

DATE: Ongoing
LOCATION: 460 West Main St,

Throughout the year, HAC teams up with individuals, local businesses, and community groups to organize a drive, collecting basic home goods for clients making the transition from shelter to permanent housing. Your donation will make a difference in the lives of those we serve, providing them a solid foundation as they make a fresh start in a new home.


Best Bake Sale in History

DATE:Tues., November 20, 10am-2pm
LOCATION: The Atwood House & Museum
347 Stage Harbor Rd., Chatham
Until sold out! The museum Gift Shop will be open, and copies of American Cookery and New England Pie will be available, in addition to a wide selection of holiday gifts, many on sale!

Falmouth Farmer's

Market Holiday Market

DATE: Tues., November 20
LOCATION: Marine Park,
Scranton Ave., Falmouth
Holiday Market - Come stock up on all the best autumn has to offer!

and More!

DATE: Tues., November 20, 1-3pm
LOCATION: Yarmouth Senior Center
Beautiful, fresh Thanksgiving and Christmas center pieces and decorated wreaths will be for sale.Learn how to make magnificent bows and lovely candlestick arrangements at live demonstrations. Cash or checks only. Presented by the Garden Club of Yarmouth

17th Annual Gravy Bowl

DATE: Tues., November 20,

LOCATION: Sandwich High School
Mass State Police/District Attorney’s office take on Local Cape Cod Police departments in their annual pre-Thanksgiving Flag Football Game. Post game refreshments at the American Legion in Sandwich. Proceeds benefit the Cape & Islands Police K-9 Relief Fund.

Annual Lighting of
the Pilgrim Monument

DATE: Wed., November 21, 5-7p
LOCATION: Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown
Every year people from near and far come to this iconic event to witness the Monument festooned with more than 3,100 “landing lights” which shine nightly through January 6 of the following year. Admission is free, and light refreshments and entertainment are provided.

Chatham Turkey Trot

DATE: Thurs., November 22, 7am
Begins parking lot behind the Chatham Orpheum Theater. Registration starts at 7am, Walk / Run starts at 8am. All money and groceries raised by the Chatham Turkey Trot are donated to the Lower Cape Outreach Council

Annual Pilgrim 5k Trot

DATE: Thurs., November 22,
Registration starts at 7:30am, Race starts 9am
LOCATION: Sand Castle Resort,
929 Commercial St, Provincetown
Start your Thanksgiving Day with a 5K race! And best of all, you’ll help raise money for Helping Our Women (HOW).


Community Thanksgiving Dinner

DATE: Thurs., Noon-3
LOCATION: Orleans-Eastham Elks
10 McKoy Road
Free. No reservations needed unless you have a large party. Call 508-255-4258 Mary Erickson

Free Thanksgiving Dinner

DATE: Thurs. November 22,
Noon, 1 & 2pm

LOCATION: Brax Landing, Harwich
Brax can arrange delivery if you're homebound or even transporation to the restaurant! RSVP to Linda at 508-945-2094. Everyone deserves a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Weekend
Harvest Splash

DATE: Fri, Sat, Sun, November 23-25,

LOCATION: National Marine Life Center,
120 Main Street Buzzards Bay
This Year on Black Friday, give your holiday gifts extra meaning. SHOP LOCAL & SHOP BLUE! at the National Marine Life Center! Gift Shop proceeds used to care for sick animals. FREE refreshments, Art & Crafts, TOURS!

Open House & Stuff-A-Truck

for Marine Life

DATE: Sat & Sun, November 23-25, 10a-5p
LOCATION: National Marine Life Center
Buzzards Bay
In Thanks for your support, we are offering FREE Admission for this Open House! Donations gratefully accepted. Please help us “STUFF our TRUCK” and bring an item from our Wishlist! FREE Refreshments! FREE Arts & Crafts! TOURS! This year on Black Friday, give your holiday gifts extra meaning. SHOP LOCAL & SHOP BLUE! at the National Marine Life Center! Gift shop proceeds used to care for sick animals.

Pancake Breakfast 
with Mrs. Claus, 

Santa Arrives By Boat

DATE: November 24, 8am-10am
LOCATION: Orleans Yacht Club, 
39 Cove Rd. Orleans
Enjoy a pancake breakfast with Mrs. Claus while awaiting the arrival of Santa by boat at 10am! Breakfast spread by the Hole in One Restaurant of Orleans. Served by volunteers from The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank. $7 adults, $5 children. Santa will meet with the children at Snow’s Home & Garden, 22 Main St. Orleans, 10am-Noon.

Tis the Season Bazaar

DATE: Sat., November 24, 9am-3pm
LOCATION: The Federated Church of Orleans, 
162 Main Street 
A fun filled shopping experiencer to kick off the holiday season, complete with festive music and free warm cider all day long. The Bazaar will have unique hand crafts, delicious baked goods, pretty jewelry, special white elephant treasures and a Christmas boutique. There will be raffles of gift cards for local businesses as well. Proceeds from the bazaar will benefit the Federated Church’s ongoing mission to support the local community.


Christmas Care Packages

DATE: Saturday, November 24, 10AM
LOCATION: Old Sports Authority
Building, Hyannis
Cape Cod Cares for the Troops will be putting together 1000+ Christmas Care Packages for our deployed troops in Hyannis.
We are accepting donations of supplies for care packages. Also Christmas cards and letters to our troops. We need your help in raising $15,000. for the cost of shipping. Please Consider making a donation. Checks can be mailed to: PO Box 1444. Harwich, MA 02645 or use PayPal on our web site

Lighting of the
Lobster Pot Tree

DATE: Sat., November 24, 5:30pm
LOCATION: Lopes Square, Provincetown
The Lobster Pot Christmas Tree is an annual holiday tradition in Provincetown! A unique lobster pot tree is built each holiday season the heart of the town's Lopes Square, stacked with over 100 real lobster pots borrowed from local lobstermen.

The Sea Captain's
Nutcracker 2018

DATE: Nov. 24, 2 & 6pm,
Nov. 25, 2pm

LOCATION: Tilden Arts Center
This lovely production is an excellent way to kick off your holiday season and is perfect for all ages. The Sea Captain’s Nutcracker, set to the original Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker score, opens in a Chatham Sea Captain’s home in the mid-1800’s. Local authors Donna Smith & Anne LeClaire’s script transports the audience on an enchanting journey through local history and folklore invoking elements of the natural environs of Cape Cod.



Pet Pictures with Santa

DATE: Sun, November 25, 11am-2pm
LOCATION: Agway of Dennis,
South Dennis

For only $10 per pet (CASH ONLY), you can have your best buddy captured on film with Santa. All animals should be friendly, up to date on vaccines, and on leash. Proceeds benefit the MSPCA.

Trivia Night to Benefit
Lower Cape TV

DATE: Thurs., November 29, 7-9p
LOCATION: Guapo's, Staples Plaza, Orleans
Stand Up For Journalism That Strengthens Democracy! Now through Dec. 31st, we’re participating in a nonprofit #NewsMatch which multiplies the impact of any donation we receive. Please join us, have some fun and help us reach our goal of 100 new donors. $5 of your $10 admittance fee is your donation, but feel free to donate more or make a monthly pledge!PLAY TO WIN GREAT PRIZES:1st PLACE: Fishing Trip for 4 with Ed Guarglia aboard “Ol Fighter” out of Chatham 2ND PLACE: $50 Guapo’s Gift Certificate 3rd PLACE: $25 Stop & Shop Gift Certificate THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS

Nantucket Christmas Stroll

DATE: Fri., November 30, 8a-6p
LOCATION: Main St., Nantucket
On Stroll Weekend Main Street will be closed to vehicles to allow for a variety of holiday events. Stores will be open for the weekend offering refreshments as shoppers browse the special discounts. Other main events of Christmas stroll include the Festival of Trees in the Whaling Museum as well as meeting Santa and Mrs. Clause as they arrive off the Coast Guard Cutter.

17th Annual Cape Cod 
Enchanted Village

DATE: Nov. 30-Jan. 1, 5-8pm
LOCATION: Cape Codder Resort & Spa,
Route 132, Hyannis
The village features a magnificent display of thousands of lights, a Santa’s Village, snowmen and a fire pit (weather permitting). A 32-foot tabletop Christmas Village with electric model trains, collectible houses and villagers will be on display inside the resort’s lobby! The Cape Cod Enchanted Village is open to the public and admission is FREE! Visitors are encouraged to bring a gift card, new toy or non- perishable food to place under the Giving Tree. All donations go to Independence House in Hyannis. Santa will be on hand to hear each child’s wish list Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 5:00pm - 8:00pm through December 23rd.

Brewster For the Holidays

DATE: Friday, November 30-
Sunday, December 2

LOCATION: Various locations
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.

Santa on a Firetruck
and the Tree 
and Windmill Lighting

DATE: November 30, 4pm
LOCATION: Drummer Boy Park, Brewster
Come see Santa, sing carols, enjoy some treas and then enjoy the lighting of the Christmas tree at Drummer Boy!

Christmas in Harwich

DATE: November 30 - December 2
LOCATION: Various locations
Christmas in Harwich begins with the Harwich Port Stroll and Christmas ornament sale and continues with merchant open houses, music, refreshments and good cheer.

Festival of Trees

DATE: Nov 30, 6-9p;
Dec 1, 9a-5p; Dec 2, 9a-3p
LOCATION: White Flowers,
589 Main St., Harwich Port
A community fundraiser to benefit The Family Pantry of Cape Cod. Silent Auction & Raffle of Holiday Trees

Harwich Port Stroll

DATE: Fri, November 30, 5-9p
LOCATION: Harwichport
Visits with Santa Claus, tree lighting ceremony, carriage rides and more!

Tis the Season for Giving

DATE: Friday, November 30, 8pm
LOCATION: Paramount, Provincetown
A benefit for the ASGCC, hosted by Anita Cocktail & Barbie Que.

Holly Folly Weekend

in Provincetown

DATE: Friday, November 30-
Sunday, December 2
LOCATION: Various locations, Provincetown
Do not miss these three days of holiday revelry, from traditional carols ‘round the piano to the not so traditional Speedo run down Commercial Street. Not quite what Currier and Ives had in mind, Holly Folly antics are a fun kick-start to the season with a non-stop line-up of events including the Gay Men's Chorus, dancing into the night and the popular 'Shop Hop,' where you vie for great prizes while taking advantage of major sales happening in Provincetown's shops and galleries. Free to everyone is the ever popular Inn Stroll, an open house at a number of Ptown's famed guest houses.

Pack A Pilot

DATE: Sat., Dec 1, 7am-
Sun, Dec. 2, 7pm

LOCATION: Cape Cod Mall, Hyannis
Drop off new unwrapped toys or clothing to support the NICU at Boston Children's Hospital. Other locations are Fox & Kit, Mashpee; Whole Health Pharmacy, Hyannis; Marshland Restaurant, Sandwich. Special thanks to Hyannis Honda.


Annual Christmas Fair

DATE: Saturday, December 1, 9am-3pm
LOCATION: Christ the King ParisH,
5 Jobs Fishing Rd., Mashpee
Featured will be a variety of crafters selling handmade items to include nautical ornaments, jewelry, felted hats and scarves, glass cheese boards, porcelain tile, repurposed home furnishings, and so much more. Additionally, there will be handcrafted live Christmas wreaths and seasonal arrangements, gift and cash raffles, lovely boutique items, unique gift baskets, baked goods and a shopping room for children with face painting and games. Hungry shoppers can relax over lunch at the popular Holly Café. We hope you will stop by for a fine and fun shopping experience.

Santa Stampede 5k

and Family Fun Run

DATE: December 1, 9am-1pm
LOCATION: Barley Neck Inn,
5 Beach Rd. Orleans
Kick off your holidays at our festival fun run! This year the first 200 registrants will receive a long-sleeve t-shirt, as well as the same top-notch timing, a gift bag with goodies from our sponsors, and finish line expo with vendors and food. Santa Stampede Features: Join our famous Holiday Costume Contest for runners!

Classic Christmas Fair

DATE: December 1, 9am-2pm
LOCATION: First Congregational
Church of Falmouth

The church is filled to overflowing with two floors of offerings! Upstairs you’ll find new, one-of-a-kind, handmade items such as Christmas decorations, knitted/sewn garments & gifts for the entire family, fresh green arrangements of all kinds, as well as a Country Store with “goody bakery,” a Silent Auction, raffles, and a delicious luncheon featuring lobster rolls, clam chowder, chicken rolls, hot dogs, dessert & a beverage. Downstairs is the now-famous “bargain basement” containing gently-used housewares, jewelry, linens & fabrics and books. We’ve even thought of the kids with a spectacular Children’s Fair full of fun activities and crafts!


Breakfast with Santa!

DATE: Sat., December 1, 9 & 10:30am
LOCATION: British Beer Company, Hyannis
Holiday Stroll Kick Off! Everyone will have an opportunity to meet with Santa, enjoy the Cape Cod Carolers and enjoy a full American breakfast served family style. Tickets are just $10 per person and people under 2 and over 90 are free. Tickets can be purchased at or at the British Beer Company. All proceeds with Benefit the Barnstable Charitable Foundation

Gingerbread House 
Decorating and Craft Fair

DATE: Sat., December 1,
LOCATION: Carlton Hall
1006 Old Bass River Rd, Dennis
A $25 donation reserves a premade gingerbread house and all the candy to decorate it! Email Erin to reserve your spot! A craft fair will also be going on, so please plan to join us in celebrating the season and supporting Relay For Life of Cape Cod!

24th Annual

LAST BEST Craft Fair

DATE: Sat., December 1, 10am-3:00pm
LOCATION: Henry T Wing Building
33 Water St, Sandwich
Booth rental fees support the SHS/STEM Academy PTSA. Come do some Holiday shopping and support our local talented professional artisans.

Eastham Holiday Festival

DATE: Sat., Dec. 1, 10a-1p
LOCATION: Orleans-Eastham Elks,
10 McKoy Rd.

Gift Barn, 4180 State Highway.
Hundreds of children anticipate this wonderful community event. Activities include hands-on holiday crafts, face painting, balloon twisters, raffles, kids performance demonstration, free pizza from Red Barn Pizza & Santa at the Gift Barn! Free trolley ride runs from the locations.


Breakfast with Santa,
Hyannis Village Christmas Stroll,
Harbor Lighting/ Boat Parade

DATE: Sat., December 1, 11am-4pm
LOCATION: Main St., Hyannis
This yearly tradition on Hyannis Main Street will be a day of holiday fun with Santa arriving at noon! Enjoy our cookie stroll, kids crafts and activities, and get your holiday shopping done!

Falmouth Garden Club
Holiday Market & Greens Sale

DATE: Sat., December 1, 11a-4p
LOCATION: Falmouth Museums on
the Green - The Wicks House
The sale will include a variety of fresh greens and holiday arrangements featuring boxwood topiaries, crafts and wreaths along with baked goods for gift giving.

LoveLocal Fest: Holiday Edition

DATE: Dec 1 & 2, noon-5
LOCATION: Old Sports Authority
Building, Hyannis

Expect a winter wonderland of good cheer and fantastic local shopping, featuring local artists, artisans, designers and makers, including LoveLocal Fest favorites and some new additions. You’ll find something special for everyone on your list!

Family Holiday Party

DATE: Sat., December 1, 2-3pm
LOCATION: Brewster Ladies Library
A holiday party to help you and the kiddos get into the spirit while crossing a few items off your holiday to-do list. Make a card for a loved one using the Library’s craft supplies, or bring your gifts and visit our wrapping station, complete with all the paper, bows, and ribbons you could ever need. No more staying up until the wee hours of the morning to get that last-minute wrapping done; and the kids will love munching on cookies and dancing to holiday songs while they wait for the glue to dry on Grandma’s glitter-filled card. It’s a win-win for everyone!

Carols on the Green

DATE: Sat., December 1, 4-5p
LOCATION: Eastham Windmill Green
Bundle up and gather all your family and friends together at the Eastham Windmill Green to join the brilliant and talented Nauset Honors Chorus as they lead us in a sing-along of your favorite Christmas songs.

Christmas Traditions
Holiday Tours

DATE: December 1-9
LOCATION: Falmouth Museums on the Green
The Falmouth Museums on the Green, 55 Palmer Avenue, will be open for visitation each day, with the theme of “A Colonial Christmas.” The 1790 Dr. Francis Wicks House will be decorated in the finery of Christmas past. Additionally, the Museums will have a full range of activities all week long.



Spectacle of Trees

DATE: December 2-15
LOCATION: Cape Cod Mall
On December 15th, one lucky winner will be chosen to go home with the tree and all of the gifts! Each tree buck ticket purchased is a donation directly back to the organization that you choose when you enter to win their tree! Come support local charities and get some help with your holiday wish list!

Yarmouth Port
Christmas Stroll

DATE: Sunday, December 2, 1-4pm
LOCATION: Route 6A, Yarmouth Port,
Celebrate the holiday season with the Yarmouth Port Christmas Stroll. 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. Free!

Santa's Workshop

DATE: Sun., December 2, 2-4pm
LOCATION: Museum of Natural History, Brewster
Crafts, Tours and a Bounce House Photos with Santa

Marstons Mills Christmas 
Stroll & Carols

DATE: Sunday, December 2, 3-5PM
LOCATION: Marstons Mills Community Church
Stroll the richly decorated Village center. Free Goodies at Village shops! Free Hot Dogs at Liberty Hall! Santa at the Library! Hot Chocolate & Popcorn at the Community Church. Live Nativity Scene! Village Christmas Tree Lighting & Caroling!

Centerville Christmas Stroll

DATE: Sunday, December 2, 3-6pm
LOCATION: Main St., Centerville
Enjoy delicious snacks while celebrating the season with friends and neighbors and enjoying the entertainment and special events along Main Street.

Barnstable Village
Christmas Stroll

DATE: Wed, December 5, 6-8pm
LOCATION: Barnstable Village, Route 6A
Serving egg-nog, cider and treats.

Chatham Christmas Stroll

DATE: Friday, December 7-
Saturday, December 8

Main Street shops welcome you with festive holiday spirit and happening! Weekend festivities include holiday caroling, a Tree Trimming & Lighting on Friday evening, the Historic Inn Tour on Sunday, raffles, giveaways, musical entertainment, book signings and more.
December 8, 6PM - 9PM Holly Trolly Rides, Carolers, Performers, Holiday Characters and more will be spreading the holiday cheer throughout Main Street!

Falmouth Holidays

by the Sea Weekend

DATE: December 7-9
LOCATION: Various location, Falmouth
The crisp snap of seasonal glitter starts with the Holidays by the Sea weekend in Falmouth. Begin the festive holidays singing carols at Nobska Lighthouse as the winter’s sun sets over Vineyard Sound. Greet Santa as he arrives by boat at beautiful Falmouth Harbor. Run the Jingle Jog 5K along Vineyard Sound. Join in the caroling at the lighting of the Village Green. Enjoy the Main St. festivities of the Holiday Stroll and get ready for the biggest small-town Christmas parade in all Southeast New England.

Annual Osterville Christmas

Open House & Stroll

DATE: Friday, December 7, 6:30-8pm
LOCATION: Osterville Village
Holiday festivities in the traditionally decorated village inlcude horse-drawn carriage rides, trolley rides, a visit from Santa, carolers, refreshments, music and more!

7th Annual Jingle Jog
5K and Kids Elf Run

DATE: Sat., December 8, 7:30-10:30am
LOCATION: Marine Park, Falmouth Harbor
Wear your wildest holiday “jingle bells” festive outfit to run the course starting at Marine Park at the Falmouth Harbor and finishing the New Balance Falmouth Road Race course then winding back through Falmouth Heights. The Elf Run will consist of a half mile run for children 12 and under. Event page & registration:

Breakfast with
Santa & Mrs. Claus

DATE: Sat., Dec. 8, 8:30-11:30am
LOCATION: National Marine Life Center
Buzzards Bay
Join us for a continental Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus – the National Marine Life Center’s Holiday Splash Open House! Featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus from 9-11 am. Also featuring breakfast goodies, holiday arts and crafts, and tours of our marine animal hospital! All funds raised help care for sick turtles and seals.

Breakfast with Santa

DATE: Saturday, December 8, 8:30-11:30am
LOCATION: National Marine Life Center,
120 Main Street Buzzards Bay
Join us for a continental breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus to benefit marine animals! Featuring breakfast goodies, holiday arts and crafts, and Behind-the-Scenes tours! Admission: $5/person, Members FREE

A Coastal Christmas:

A Tour of Five Holiday Homes in
Osterville, Centerville and Cotuit

DATE: Saturday, December 8, 10A-4P
LOCATION: Osterville, Centerville and Cotuit
Tour five beautifully decorated homes. Contemporary to antique, these homes will be decorated in the spirit of each homeowner ?by members of the Osterville Garden Club.

Great Gifts! A Special Sale

of Handmade Treasures

DATE: Saturday, December 8,, 10A-5P
LOCATIONl Cultural Center of Cape Cod
This wonderful chance to shop for unique gifts from 33 of the Cape's finest artisans will take place during the Bass River Cookie Stroll, on which the Cultural Center is a stop, so there will be lots going on that day! (Cookies available only to cookie stroll ticket holders.) Come shop for pottery, jewelry, turned wood ornaments, wearable art, books, glass art, and much more! Plus treasures of all kinds in our wonderful gift shop, open studios, and five gallery exhibits. No admission fee.

13th Annual Holiday 
Cookie Stroll

DATE: Saturday, Dec. 8, 10a-3p
LOCATION: Bass River, South Yarmouth
The Stroll offers a unique chance to visit homes in the heart of the Old Quaker Village of South Yarmouth, designated as a National Register Historic District. Strollers enjoy seeing the holiday decorations in the lovely homes and receiving a delicious, homemade cookie at each of the primary stops. $20, rain or shine. Info: 760-4820, ext. 1318

Holiday Craft Fair & Bazaar

DATE: December 8 & 9, 10a-4p
LOCATION: Wellfleet Preservation Hall
Over 50 local artisans and craft vendors will be with us, both inside and outside the Hall. Featuring a variety of handmade products including textiles, jewelry, pottery, art, children’s goods, and much more…we’ll be the perfect spot to find that special holiday gift. And the Prez Hall Cafe will be open all weekend with treats from the kitchen and bar, including delicious house-made soups!

Holiday Holly Hike

DATE: Sat., December 8, 10-11:30am
LOCATION: Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary
East Falmouth
Holly Guides will be handed out free of charge. Participants can bring one grocery bag with them to fill with holly boughs for the holidays. MA Audubon Member Adult $10 Child $8, Non-member Adult $12 Child $10. Pre-registration is required. For more information call 508-362- 7475 or visit website: outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary =28

Chatham Historic Inn

and Museum Tour

DATE: Saturday, December 8, 1-4pm
LOCATION: Chatham Town Wide
Chatham's most beautiful historic inns are all decorated for the holidays, and they are opening their doors to the public for tours!

Wellfleet Holiday

Tree Lighting and Sing-Along

DATE: Saturday, December 8, 2-5P
LOCATION: Town Hall Green,  Wellfleet
Join friends and family for some holiday cheer and a short tree lighting ceremony, followed by soem festive caroling!

Jingle & Mingle Holiday Party

DATE: Sat., December 8, 4-6pm
LOCATION: Highfield Hall, 4-6pm
Enjoy festive holiday fun with cocktails and caroling. Mingle with friends and family in the mansion decorated for the holidays. Cash bar and light refreshments. Part of the event proceeds will benefit Cape Abilities. $10 per person, free for children

Falmouth Village Holiday Stroll

DATE: Sat., December 8th, 5p
LOCATION: Main St., Falmouth Village
Stroll down Main Street, past the beautifully lit Village, through Queens Buyway and on to the Bus Depot. Enjoy the trolley ride through the festively lit streets. Visit with Santa and Parade Characters at the Buyway Shops. Enjoy holiday festivities, movie, music refreshments, and caroling while you get a head start on your holiday shopping!

Lighting of the
Falmouth Village Green

DATE: Sat., December 8th, 7p
LOCATION: Main St., Falmouth Village
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.

The Mashpee Chamber
Christmas Parade

DATE: Saturday, December 8, 5:30pm
LOCATION: Begins at Deer Crossing,
aka “Reindeer Crossing”
This unique, night-time event is where every float is brilliantly illuminated in the spirit of the season. Award winning bands dazzle the crowds with festive music, holiday garb, and of course more lights! The bands compliment local talent and organizations who participate each year.



55th Annual Falmouth
Christmas Parade

DATE: Sunday, December 9, noon
LOCATION: Falmouth
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!

Santa Claus Is Coming

To Country Garden!

DATE: Sunday, December 9, 12-3 pm
LOCATION: Country Garden,
380 West Main St., Hyannis

Pets and kids of all ages, bring your wish lists and don your ugly sweaters! Old Saint Nick is here to spread holiday cheer! Free cider and snacks. Raffle opportunity. There are three ways to qualify: 1) Make a suggested $5.00 donation to the Friends of Falmouth Dogs and Cape Cod Doxie Day will take your family's photo for you. 2) Donate directly to the Friends of Falmouth Dogs table. 3) Donate a non-perishable human food item to the Food Pantry Collection Box in the store. All pets must be on a leash, please.

Dennis Christmas Stroll

DATE: Sunday, December 9, 12-4pm
LOCATION: Route 6A, Dennis Village
Enjoy hayrides & trolley rides, Christmas tree lighting, face painting, village stroll (visit all the shops), silent auctions, toys and food donations, Santa & Mrs. Claus and so much more. Music at the Village Green Bandstand and many special events.

West Dennis Holiday Stroll

DATE: Sat., December 15, 11A-4P
LOCATION: Main St., W. Dennis
Music, raffles, free gifts, Breakfast with Santa, face painting, music, demonstrations and crafts, refreshments and so much more!!! Details to be announced as each participant decides what they are offering.

Local & Last Minute
Shopping Night

DATE: Wednesday, December 19th,3-6:30pm
LOCATION: Country Garden,
380 West Main Street, Hyannis
Local artists and authors with beautiful works to help you find that last minute gift that your friends and family will all "ohh" and "ahh" over. Wine tasting by Cape Cod Package Store. Light refreshments will be served.

Make A Christmas
Centerpiece Workshop

DATE: Sat., December 22, 1-3 pm
LOCATION: Country Garden,
380 West Main St., Hyannis
We have one last Make and Take hurrah before the big day! We will provide the dish, oasis, flowers, greens, a candle, instruction, and holiday cheer! You get to take home a beautiful centerpiece that you created yourself. Advanced registration is required. The $40.00 fee is due at the time of registration. Please stop by or call the store to reserve your space. 508-775-8703

Winter Fairy Garden

DATE: Fri & Sat, December 28 & 29,
1-2:30 pm

LOCATION: Country Garden,
380 West Main St., Hyannis

Have the Winter Blahs got you blue? Well, shake 'em off! Join us in our warm cozy greenhouse for a Fairy Garden Workshop where you will not only enjoy the lush greenery and soothing sounds, you get to take a piece of it home with you! Cost:$40 per person or $35 each when you register 2 or more. Advanced registration is a must. Payment is due at the time of registration. No Walk-Ins. Included in the cost are the bowl, dirt, three fairy-sized plants, materials to get creative with, and instruction.

First Light Weekend

DATE: December 28-January 2
LOCATION: Various locations, Provincetown
Fireworks on the Beach, Polar Bear Plunge, Light Bright Bike Ride & more! The First Light Fireworks Display for is scheduled for Sunday, December 30th 2018 at 5:30pm. Rain date is January 1st at 5:30pm.

First Night Chatham

DATE: Monday, December 31
Fome join us for First Night Chatham! We are a family-friendly, alcohol free, town-wide celebration of the arts with over 70 performances and events. December 31st, 2017 will be First Night Chatham’s 27th New Year’s Eve celebration. It’s a full day of fun and entertainment, starting with the Town Photo at the Chatham Lighthouse at Noon, and culminating with Fireworks at Oyster Pond at the stroke of midnight.

First Night Sandwich

DATE: Monday, December 31 4-9pm
LOCATION: Sandwich
First Night Sandwich 2018, Sandwich Village “Town of Giants” will celebrate its sixth annual event on Sunday, 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. The First Night Button will soon be for sale online and at area merchants.



Annual Coat Drive

DATE: Through Jan 2
The Sandwich-Bourne Lions Club is holding their annual coat drive. The club is partnering with Anton’s Cleaners Coats for Kids Drive. Anton’s will clean and distribute the coats. Sandwich residents can drop coats at the Heritage Theaters, Stop and Shop on Route 6A, Rockland Bank and Trust and Eastern Bank.

9th Annual Glassblowers' Christmas

DATE: November 12- December 30
LOCATION: Sandwich Glass Museum,
129 Main Street

Exclusively featuring Cape Cod artists on our forest of Christmas trees in our Contemporary Gallery. Pluck your favorite from the themed trees and you will not only take home one-of-a-kind beautiful pieces of hand- blown art but will be supporting the local economy and the artists who give so much to our Cape Cod community.

Holidays at Highfield

DATE: Nov.23 - Dec.2
LOCATION: Highfield Hall, Falmouth
Friday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Thursday, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm $10 Adults, $5 Members, Military and Children free. Delight your senses as the gardens bloom inside the mansion for the holidays. Shop for handcrafted and unique art in the local artist Gift Gallery. Admire the signature crèche collection and model trains, and enjoy holiday treats with family and friends. This annual fundraiser is fun for the whole family.

Gardens Aglow

DATE: November 23 – December 30
LOCATION: Heritage Museum & Gardens
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays, 4:30pm-8:30pm. A celebration of lights that has become a treasured Cape Cod holiday tradition for over a decade! Heritage’s expansive gardens will be aglow with beautiful light displays, extensive indoor holiday décor and numerous activities around the grounds and galleries. This year visitors can expect expanded lighting displays and outdoor interactives, along with all of your favorites from previous years! Info:

A Cape Cod Christmas
in Eastham

DATE: November 24, 2018 -
December 31, 2018

LOCATION: Various locations
A season-long, town-wide pageant throughout the entire holiday season promoting the Shop Local - Shop Small Movement and all of the special savings and holiday & cultural events in Eastham!

Holiday Magic Events
at the Atwood

DATE: Fridays & Saturdays in Dec, 1-4pm
LOCATION: The Atwood House & Museum
The Atwood House & Museum is offering a sleigh-full of activities and events to celebrate a month of Holiday Magic at the Atwood. Exhibits throughout the Museum will be decorated for the season, to help you get into the Christmas spirit. Free to members; $10 to non-members For more information, visit

A Seaside Christmas in Orleans

DATE: November 24-December 31
LOCATION: Various locations
Special events and savings at shops, galleries, restaurants, inns, theaters, churches, libraries, salons, spas, shows, and more. Meet visitors from the North Pole while enjoying all that Orleans has to offer! Save time, money and many miles per gift when you fill your sleigh in Orleans!

Holly Days in Sandwich

DATE: November 26-December 31
LOCATION: Various locations
A month-long tradition that transforms Sandwich into a winter wonderland with festive holiday fun that includes a town-wide Cookie Stroll, reading and lighting of The Littlest Christmas Tree, community carol sing, home tours and special promotions.

Annual Artful Gift
Show and Sale

DATE: Thru Dec. 31, M-F 9-5, Sun. 11-5
LOCATION: One North Market St,
Mashpee Commons, Mashpee
Woodruff’s Art Center will host their Annual Artful Gift Show and Sale to benefit the Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod. This small works exhibit features work by local artists in a variety of mediums and styles.




Hyannis Pantry & Soup Kitchen
Salvation Army
100 North St, Hyannis, MA
Breakfast 8:30-9:15 (Soup Kitchen Mon. – Friday)
Lunch 11:30 -12:15 (Soup Kitchen Mon. – Friday)

Calvary Baptist Church Pantry Kitchen/Pantry

Calvary Baptist Church
25 Lincoln Rd., Hyannis, MA
Temporary Meal program is being served Mon. Wed. & Fri from 5:30 to 6:30 at Faith Assembly of God Church, 154 Bearses Way, Hyannis.

Nam Vets Association of Cape & Islands Pantry

569 Main St., Hyannis, MA
Open Tues. & Thurs. 9:30AM-12:00PM

St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry

St. Francis Xavier Church
21 Cross Street, Hyannis, MA
Tues. & Fri., 10-12noon

AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod

21 Cross Street, Hyannis, MA

First Baptist Church

486 Main Street, Hyannis, MA
Tuesday 9 AM - 12 noon


Bourne Friends Food Pantry
20 Commerce Park, Pocasset, MA
Every Thurs. 9-11; 4th Thurs. 5 to 7PM
3rd Sat 9-12noon


Lower Cape Outreach Council
19 Brewster Cross Road, Orleans, MA

St. Vincent de Paul

Our Lady of the Cape
468 Stoney Brook Road, Brewster, MA


St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church Pantry
625 Main St., Chatham, MA

Lower Cape Outreach Council

19 Brewster Cross Road, Orleans, MA


Elder Services of Cape Cod
68 Route 134, South Dennis, MA

St. Vincent de Paul

Our Lady of the Cape
468 Stoney Brook Road, Brewster, MA


Mustard Seed Kitchen
Main St., Wellfleet , MA
Tues. & Thurs. meal delivery for people who need short term help

Lower Cape Outreach Council

19 Brewster Cross Road, Orleans, MA

St. Vincent de Paul

St. Joan of Arc
61 Canal Rd., Orleans, MA
Food provided to clients who call to request food.


Around the Table
Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church
91 Main Street, Falmouth, MA
Mon., Wed., Fri., lunch only

The Falmouth Service Center

611 Gifford St., Falmouth, MA
Open: Mon. 10am-6pm, Tues & Thurs., 10-2pm, Wed. 5-7pm, Fri. 10-12noon


The Family Pantry of Cape Cod
133 Queen Anne Rd, Harwich, MA
Tues. 10-3:30, Thurs. 10-3:30 & 5-7PM & Sat. 10-12

Hand of Hope Outreach Food Pantry

49 Rt. 28, West Harwich, MA
Tues./Weds./Thurs. 1-3pm, Mon./Fri. 10-3pm


Serving Hands & Family to Family Food Distribution
First Baptist Church, 100 William Street
Vineyard Haven, MA
Open the Friday following the first Thursday of the month 2-3PM

Nantucket Food Pantry

10 Washington Street, Nantucket, MA
Open Tues. & Thurs. 4PM – 6PM


Mashpee Good Neighbor Food Pantry
258 Main Street, Rt. 130, Mashpee, MA
Open Tue. 10-12noon, 1st & 3rd Wed. 6:30-7:30pm

Mashpee Tribal Council Pantry

483 Great Neck Road South, Mashpee, MA
Open every other Mon. & Wed. 10-2pm

Christ the King Food Pantry

St. Vincent de Paul
Route 151 & Jobs Fishing Rd., Mashpee , MA
Open Wed. 10-12 noon & 2nd & Last Weds of month 5-7pm

The Falmouth Service Center

611 Gifford St., Falmouth, MA
Open: Mon. 10am-6pm, Tues & Thurs., 10-2pm, Wed. 5-7pm, Fri. 10-12noon

First Baptist Church

486 Main Street, Hyannis, MA
Tuesday 9 AM - 12 noon

Hand of Hope Outreach Food Pantry

49 Rt. 28, West Harwich, MA
Tues./Weds./Thurs. 1-3pm
Mon./Fri. 10-3pm


Local/Lunch and Dinner
St. Joan of Arc Church
63 Canal Rd., Orleans, MA
Serving lunch Tues. 12noon
Serving dinner Thurs. 6pm

Lower Cape Outreach Council

19 Brewster Cross Road, Orleans, MA

St. Vincent de Paul

St. Joan of Arc
61 Canal Rd., Orleans, MA
Food provided to clients who call to request food.


Soup Kitchen in Provincetown (SKIP)
24 Shank Painter Rd, Provincetown, MA
Meals served Nov.-April, Mon.-Fri., 12:30-1:30pm

AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod
96-98 Bradford St., Provincetown, MA
Lunch program and emergency Food Pantry available Monday through Friday


Sandwich Food Pantry
331 Cotuit Rd., Sandwich, MA
Office hours Mon. thru Fri. 10 - noon
Open every Wed. 10-12 noon, Last Wed. of each
month 6-7:30pm and 3rd Sat. of each month 10 to 12

Hand of Hope Outreach Food Pantry

49 Rt. 28, West Harwich, MA
Tues./Weds./Thurs. 1-3pm
Mon./Fri. 10-3pm


Lower Cape Outreach Council Truro
Route 6A, Truro, MA

Mustard Seed Kitchen

Main St., Wellfleet , MA
Tues. & Thurs. meal delivery for people who need
short term help


Lower Cape Outreach Council
Wellfleet, Route 6
Wellfleet, MA

Mustard Seed Kitchen
Main St., Wellfleet , MA
Tues. & Thurs. meal delivery for people who need
short term help


St Pius X Food Pantry
5 Barbara Street, South Yarmouth, MA
Open by request

Brown Bag Program

Yarmouth Senior Center
528 Forest Road, West Yarmouth , MA
1st Friday of the month 2-4

First Baptist Church

486 Main Street, Hyannis, MA
Tuesday 9 AM - 12 noon

Brown Bag Program

Yarmouth Senior Center
528 Forest Road, West Yarmouth, MA
1st Friday of the month from 2-4 PM

Hand of Hope Outreach Food Pantry

49 Rt. 28, West Harwich, MA
Tues./Weds./Thurs. 1-3pm
Mon./Fri. 10-3pm

Yarmouth Food Pantry

845 Main Street (Rte 28) – Unit 16
South Yarmouth, MA
Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-6:30,
2nd Friday 3-4:00PM , 3rd Sat & 4th Fri. 10-11AM