Holiday Events on the Cape!

Check out the upcoming Holiday events on the Cape this year:

11/18 – 12/30, 13th Annual Glassblower’s Christmas, Sandwich Glass Museum – Hand-blown glass ornaments designed by Cape Cod artists will be beautifully displayed on a forest of Christmas trees during this exhibit. It’s free to come browse and shop for that perfect ornament. Touring the Glass Museum is a separate admission. More info can be found here. 

12/2 – 12/4, Holiday on the Cape with the Cape Symphony, Barnstable Performing Arts Center – The Cape Symphony’s favorite season will be celebrated this year with performances from ViVa Trio, the Chatham Chorale, and the Cape Symphony Dance Company. Some of your favorite classical, modern, and traditional favorites will immerse you in happy memories and holiday cheer. This year’s performance, as always, will be in support of the Cape Cod Military Support Foundation’s Operation Santa Claus. Please bring along a new unwrapped, packaged toy, gift card, or book if you’re able. Get tickets here. 

12/2, 5:30PM, Harwichport Holiday Stroll – Caroling, tree lighting, and Santa’s arrival are on Friday evening. Then stroll through Harwich Port shops
and restaurants while enjoying music, holiday treats, and more, throughout the weekend!
Click here for more information.

12/2 – 12/4, Christmas by the Sea/59th Annual Falmouth Christmas ParadeA weekend of holiday cheer in Falmouth, featuring the Jingle Jog 5K, the lighting of the village green, and culminating in the annual Christmas parade – the largest in southeastern New England! This year’s theme is “Holiday Traditions.” Get the full schedule of events here. 

12/2 – 12/4, Nantucket Christmas Stroll – The 48th Annual Christmas Stroll Weekend features hundreds of decorated trees, costumed carolers, a visit from Santa Claus, Santa’s Village Marketplace and special dinners at various restaurants, along with great artisan holiday crafts and holiday shopping opportunities! More details are here. 

12/2 – 12/30, A Christmas Story, The Musical, Cape Cod Theater Company/Harwich Junior Theater – Based on the classic 1983 holiday movie, A Christmas Story follows nine-year-old Ralphie Parker, a daydreamer from Indiana who spends his days counting down to the most exciting day in any kid’s life: Christmas! Matinee and evening performances available – get your tickets here. 

12/2, 6PM, Christmas Tree Giveaway, Harbor Church – harbor Church is giving away FREE Christmas trees to anyone in our community in need, and they need your help! Come join them on Friday Night December 2nd at 6 PM and help bring some hope for the holidays – sign up to volunteer to host guests, handle trees, or serve refreshments, and help create a welcoming, festive Christmas environment for our neighbors in need. Volunteers will be required to show up early. This event is for the community, please do not bring your children with you if you are serving! Click here for more information. 

12/2 – 12/4, Brewster for the Holidays – Carol singing, the tree lighting in Drummer Boy Park, live performances, Breakfast and Story Time with Santa! For the complete weekend schedule, click here. 

12/3, 9AM, Saint Barnabas’s Christmas Fair – Baked goods, jewelry, gift baskets, Christmas creations, books, raffle and more! Click here for more information. 

12/3, 1PM, Santa Arrives by Helicopter, Patriot Square – Santa arrives by helicopter on Saturday 12/3/22 @ 1 o’clock. If the weather is bad, Santa comes by Fire Truck. Click here for more information. 

12/3, 10AM, Santa’s Workshop & Holiday Fair, Bourne Middle School – The Bourne PTA is hosting this fun community day. Plenty of vendors for adults to browse, make and take crafts, and the kids can get help from some of Santa’s elves shopping for the big people in their lives. Refreshments, music, face painting, cookie decorating, and a visit from Santa will make this a fun family day. For more information or to volunteer, please email [email protected] 

12/3 – 12/31, Eastham Holiday Festival – Suspense has been building for two years – for the first time ever, the Eastham Holiday Festival will reflect the joint participation of the Eastham Chamber of Commerce, Eastham’s Visitors Services Board, the Rec and Beach Department, and Fire and Police Departments. Beginning Dec. 3, the winter celebration will continue all month long. Bigger and better than ever, this year’s “moving celebration” for children and children-at-heart will take place at various venues around town, including Windmill Green, the Elks Club, Eastham Library and ― new to the festivities ― the T-Time property on Rte. 6. Starting Dec. 3, activities begin at 10 a.m. and go on all day long. The attractions include everything from a visit from Santa and his elves, to face painting, tons of crafts, balloon artistry and afternoon windmill tours and carol-sing on the town Green – with complimentary hot cocoa and cookies! But there’s more – a great band, raffle prizes and treats to please the wandering palate! Come celebrate the spirit of local small business by exploring the festive restaurants and businesses of Eastham. Each participating business will display a “Christmas in Eastham” sign and will offer holiday specials that will change throughout the month of December. Check out the participating restaurants and businesses here. 

12/3 & 12/10, 7 PM, Yule for Fuel, Wellfleet Harbor Actor’s Theater – Yule for Fuel returns this December with your favorite Cape Cod performers and musicians in an evening of music, merriment, and mirth, all in support of Lower Cape Outreach Council’s fuel assistance program. Help keep your neighbors in need warm this winter – check out the lineups and order your tickets here. 

12/3, 11AM, Santa Visit to Lukes Love to Benefit A Baby Center – Please bring a gift of diapers, wipes or new/gently used clothing to help stuff the baby van this holiday season! Free family event. Click here for more information. 

12/4, 12PM, Falmouth Christmas Parade – The Falmouth Chamber of Commerce 59th Annual Christmas Parade will step off at noon on Sunday December 4, 2022, from the intersection of Dillingham Avenue and Davis Straits and travel along Main Street to the Falmouth Village Green. On Sunday, December 4, there is no parking on any road along the route and parked vehicles will be towed starting at 10:00 am. Parking is prohibited until the parade concludes at approximately 2:00 pm. Rain date for the Falmouth Christmas Parade is Sunday, December 11, 2022. In the event of cancellation, a weather-related announcement will be available at the Chamber of Commerce phone number, 508-548-8500, and online at If there is no announcement, the parade will continue as scheduled.

12/4, 10AM, Hyannis Village Stroll – Moved to the 4th due to weather. The Hyannis Village Holiday Stroll ushers in the holiday season with a petting zoo, pony rides, visits from Santa, music, crafts, and so much more! Get your holiday shopping done at the 120+ local businesses on Hyannis Main Street, and at the Love Local Holiday Fest, taking place on the Hyannis Village Green and Harbor Overlook from 10 am to 4 pm. Make your way down to the harbor at dusk for Santa’s Boat Parade, with refreshments, music, and a boat arrival from Santa! Click here for more information.

12/4, 10AM, Love Local Fest, Hyannis Village Green/Harbor Overlook – Buy local this holiday season and support local makers at this holiday spectacular! Over 120 of the Cape’s best local artists, makers + brands will be on hand. Enjoy kids’ activities on GingerBread Lane, hot food and drinks from local food trucks and a local craft beverage garden. Plus, Hyannis Main Street Village Stroll and the Hyannis Harbor Boat Parade are also taking place downtown on the 4th! A suggested $5 donation will be collected to benefit Love, Live Local, WE CAN and Amplify POC. The Love Local Fest was originally scheduled for 12/3 but was moved due to weather.

12/4, 10AM, Pet Photos with Santa, Brewster Dog Park – Because of the rainy, windy forecast for Saturday, the “Pet Photos with Santa” event at the Brewster Dog Park is being moved to Sunday, December 4 from 10am-1pm. Why? Because the forecast for Saturday calls for rain and wind. And soggy Santa + soggy dogs = second-rate pics. So, stay cozy at home on Saturday while cheering on the USA against the Netherlands. But DO venture out to The Brewster Dog Park on Sunday for sun, fun and tons of holiday cheer! The park is located at 631 Harwich Rd. in Brewster. Your $10 donation will include a digital download of your photo, a special gift from Agway and the chance to win door prizes. Friends of Brewster Dog Park will also be selling swag.

12/4, 11AM, Photos with Santa at Botello Lumber – Pick up your Christmas Tree on Sunday December 4th at Botello Lumber. That Girl in the Morning will be there from 11 to 1 to greet you with music, games and giveaways. She’ll also be collecting canned goods for a local food pantry! Bring the kids for a meet and greet with Santa. There will be raffles all day, with opportunities to win a free tree/wreath and more. Photos with Santa, enjoy cookies and cup of cider while you pick out your fresh Christmas tree.

12/4, 1PM, Yarmouthport Christmas Stroll, Village Green – Trolley rides, live music, entertainment, and delicious holiday treats will be a part of this festive afternoon! At 4 pm, there will be a tree lighting and caroling on the Village Green! Rain or shine. More info here. 

12/9 & 12/10, Chatham Christmas By the Sea Weekend – Enjoy the lighting of the tree and caroling at Kate Gould Park Friday night, shopping and musicians and street performers Friday night & Saturday, and on Saturday, get your tickets for Breakfast with Santa and the Holiday Gala Saturday night to benefit the Chatham Children’s Fund. Check the full schedule here. 

12/9 & 12/10, Osterville Village Christmas Stroll – Town wide The festival of trees, a golf cart parade, caroling, creche services, refreshments, children’s activities, and a doggie parade will highlight the weekend in Osterville. Check the full schedule of events here. 

12/9, 4PM, Amplify POC Cape Cod, 529 Main Street, HyannisAmplify POC has its Annual Holiday Vendor Market coming up on Friday, December 9th, 2022, from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at 529 Main Street in Hyannis. These are opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs of color to promote and sell their products and services and connect with other local inspiring business minded people, and a time for our allies and partners to show their support, build community connections, and purchase some amazing products all while helping to reduce the racial wealth gap on Cape Cod. Click here for more information. 

12/10, 2PM, Tropical Holiday Concert, Knight Auditorium, BHS – Are you pining for more sunshine on these dark December days? For a seasonal celebration with a Latin groove, join the Cape Cod Concert Band for Tropical Holiday. Featuring the flavors of Jamaica, Argentina, Mexico, and Guadeloupe, served with a sprinkling of Christmas and Hannukah favorites. The concert begins at 2:00 p.m. on December 10, in the Knight Auditorium at Barnstable High School. Admission is free, with donations welcome. 

12/10, 5:30PM, 16th Annual Mashpee Chamber Christmas Parade – Mashpee Commons This is the annual nighttime parade – the one that’s decked out in lights! Stake out your spot early and enjoy hot cocoa while you watch the floats and bands. Find out more here. (RAIN DATE SUNDAY, 12/11) 

12/10, 7PM & 12/11, 4PM, Chatham Chorale Holiday Fanfare, First CoC, Sandwich – This is a return to normal for the Chatham Chorale – a big holiday concert with all the trimmings, including brass, piano, and timpani! Traditional, Brazilian, and Hanukkah pieces will be included in the program, along with “Pop-Up Hallelujah,” where members of the audience are invited to the stage to sing the beloved chorus from Handel’s Messiah. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Find out more here. 

12/10, 10AM, South Yarmouth Cookie Stroll, South Yarmouth Library – Walk or ride the trolley around the historical Bass River neighborhood, sharing cookies and treats as you tour homes and she sheds. Additional stops provide warm-ups, lunches, and maybe even a glimpse of Santa on the river. Make this event a charming beginning to your holiday season! All proceeds support the South Yarmouth Library. Tickets $25.00,children under 12 FREE. Purchase tickets here, or in person beginning December 5th at the SY Library. 

12/11, 11AM, The Magic of Christmas at Mills River Sanctuary, Marstons Mills – Stroll through the rescue and visit with the ponies and donkeys dressed in their holiday finery, and take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Enjoy Christmas crafts and light refreshments. You might even catch a glimpse of the Grinch! Space is limited, call now: 508-367-4379. 

12/11, 12PM, Sandwich Village Stroll, Main Street, Jarves Street, Rt. 6A 

12/11, 1PM, Dennis Village Stroll, primarily on and around the Village Green 

12/11, 12PM, POP-UP Holiday Gift Show, Cape Cod Museum of Art – The Cape Cod Museum of Art will be hosting fifteen local artists at a POP-UP Holiday Gift Show on Sunday, December 11th. Shop the large selection of one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts including jewelry, pottery and more, made by local artists. The POP-UP will take place from Noon until 4pm, during the Dennis Village Holiday Stroll. Free admission, apple cider and cookies, family craft. The Cape Cod Museum of Art is located just off Route 6A in Dennis Village. Visit for more information or call 508.385.4477 

12/11, 3PM, Centerville Christmas Stroll – It’s back – with some of the additions that have been welcome over the past 2 years. Santa will return to his village location at Fernbrook assisted by his elves. Live music, treats, and the ever popular “flash mob” will be making an appearance. This is a 3-hour event. 

12/11, 12PM, Holly Days Village Stroll, Sandwich – Save the date for the newest addition to The Holly Days calendar, The Sandwich Village Stroll!  Sunday, December 11th from Noon to 4!   

12/13, 7PM, Service of Comfort and Peace, The Pilgrim Congregational Church – The Pilgrim Congregational Church will hold a Service of Comfort and Peace for those who find the holidays challenging on Tuesday, December 13 at 7pm at our location of 533 Route 28 in Harwich Port.  This service will also be live-streamed on their website 

12/15, 7PM, Chatham Orpheum/Pizza Shark Holiday Party – The party will start with specialty cocktails, food specials and a costume contest in the lobby! Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater for a chance to win a prize! At 8:00 pm enjoy a FREE SCREENING of an all-time classic – National Lampoon’s CHRISTMAS VACATION. You do need a free pass to attend; stop at the Orpheum’s Box Office for yours. More info is here. 

12/16 – 12/18, Elements Theatre Company Presents A Christmas Carol, Performing Arts Building Brewster – A Dramatic Re-telling of the Classic Story By John Mortimer, Adapted from the story by Charles Dickens. December 16 & 17, 7:30 p.m. and December 18, 3:00 p.m. Elements Theatre Company recounts Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, harkening back to the original method of storytelling used by Dickens himself. The imaginative, vibrant and vital descriptions of his characters and places bring to life the London of his day, with a rich understanding of humanity as revealed in one man’s journey to a new heart. Harness your imagination to the theatrical brilliance of Dicken’s language and accompany Scrooge as the Spirits lead him on a “voyage of discovery.” Tickets: 508-240-2400 | 

12/17, 7:30PM, 12th Annual Celtic Christmas Family Celebration, Cultural Center of Cape Cod – Celtic duo Stanley & Grimm entertain with jigs, reels, and songs played with lively fiddle, guitar, and voice. It’s the fun they have on stage that has made them fan favorites and you’ll love hearing some traditional holiday favorites as well as some they’ve composed themselves! Get tickets here. 

12/23, 3PM, Carol Sing at the new Performing Arts Building in Brewster – Celebrate the joy of the Christmas season with a festive Carol Sing at the newly completed Performing Arts Building (95 Southern Eagle Cartway) in Brewster, MA on December 23 at 3:00 p.m. This family friendly event will “raise the rafters” with traditional carols, accompanied by ensembles of Arts Empowering Life Foundation—FREE admission for all ages! For more information, call 508-240-2400 or visit 

12/24 & 12/25, 7PM (Sat) & 10AM (Sun), Pilgrim Congregational Church Services – The Pilgrim Congregational Church will hold a Candlelight Service of Lessons, Carols, and a Brief Meditation on Christmas Eve, December 24, at 7pm, and we will hold a Christmas Story and Communion service on Christmas morning, December 25, at 10am.  Both services are held at their location of 533 Route 28 in Harwich Port, and both services will be live-streamed on their website.  

12/30 – 1/1, First Light Provincetown – First Light Provincetown is the final big festival of the holiday season! It’s a 3-day-long event featuring holiday parties, events, and performances. The biggest event of the celebration is the fireworks celebration from MacMillan Pier at dusk on January 1 – best views are on the beach by the pier, or you can watch from nearby bars, clubs and restaurants that have decks and indoor seating. Other events include the Lite Bright Bike Ride on New Year’s Eve and the annual Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day! Full schedule is here. 

1/7, 5PM, Epiphany Evensong – Join Gloriæ Dei Cantores and members of the Gaudete Baroque Ensemble for a special Epiphany Choral Evensong at the Church for the Transfiguration, Rock Harbor, Orleans, featuring J. S. Bach’s cantata, Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36. The service will be both in-person and livestreamed. No tickets are required. For more information, call 508-240-2400.
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