It’s The Holidays — Go Out And Have Fun!

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The holidays are in full swing and Cape Cod is getting its Ho Ho Ho on! Here’s some festive and fun things to do this holiday season with your family and friends. Make sure to stay warm and enjoy!

  • Photos With Santa – During regular mall hours, from now until Christmas eve, Santa will be at the Cape Cod Mall ready to take photos with kids and families
  • Free Community Reading of “A Christmas Carol” – On Saturday pop on down to Wellfleet to catch a community reading of “A Christmas Carol”. The event is free and takes place at 2 p.m. on the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater’s Julie Harris Stage on Route 6.
  • Holiday Concert at The Provincetown Art Association – The Bart Weisman Klezmer Swing Group will perform classic holiday swing music at 2 p.m. on Saturday December 19th at the museum at 460 Commercial Street. Tickets are $10. For more info check out
  • P-Town Outdoor Holiday Market – On the weekend of Jan. 1-2 stop by the outdoor holiday market at the Canteen Garden.  The Canteen transforms its garden into a holiday village, housing Provincetown artisans, gifts, live music, theatre, crafts, exhibits, hot drinks, food and more.
  • Give a Christmas Gift To A Needy Child — The Yarmouth Police Department is again serving as the headquarters to drop off any donated items in support of the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.
  • Winter Solstice Celebration – Families are invited to join in a “Winter Solstice Celebration” Monday at the Green Briar Nature Center in East Sandwich. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. take part in a Solstice Ceremony by firelight; then head out for a short hike to embrace the longest night of the year. The fee for this special program is $5 adult, $4 child with a family maximum fee of $18. Advance registration is required by calling 508-888-6870.
  • The Osterville Village Library Sunday Music Hours – The Osterville Village Library will hold Sunday Music Hours from now until December 27th. All concerts are at 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoons and best of all, they’re free. On Sunday, Dec. 20 the concert will feature seasonal favorites by Joe Dudzinski, vocalist from the Cape Conservatory. On Dec. 27 it will be classical and holiday songs by Brentwood Brass. For more information call 508.428.5757 or visit
  • Holiday Classics Film Series at the Osterville Village Library –  Just in time for the holidays, the library will screen classic Yuletide flicks at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.The movies are shown on the “big screen” in the main meeting room. Admission is free. Films include: “Christmas in Connecticut” starring Barbara Stanwyck on Dec. 17 and “White Christmas” starring Bing Crosby on Dec. 22.
  • Fire & Ice Winter Holiday Party at Castle Hill – The Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill will hold their annual Winter Holiday Party on Friday, Dec. 18 from 6 to 9 p.m.  This year’s theme is “Fire & Ice”and tickets are $20 per person. A Silent Art Auction will be held in the Main Gallery with beautiful original paintings, prints, and ceramics. For more info go to or call 508-349-7511.
  • Special Holiday Services at Federated Church of Hyannis – On Monday, Dec. 21 the church will host the annual Homeless Persons Memorial Service. Participants will assemble at 5 p.m. on Hyannis Village Green, then walk to the Federated Church for the service in the sanctuary. On Thursday, Dec. 24, a Christmas Eve Family Service will be held at 5 p.m. The service will feature carol singing and readings retelling the Christmas story. The The Federated Church of Hyannis is an interdenominational church located at 320 Main St. More information call the church at (508) 775-0298.
  • First Night In Sandwich — A non-alcoholic family and community celebration of the arts and culture will usher in 2016 on Dec. 31 with festivities running from 4 to 9 p.m. at indoor and outdoor venues throughout the historic village. This year’s theme, “Sandwich the Town of Giants” will be highlighted by a “green” march dubbed the Bio-Luminescence Parade. Main Street will be illuminated by festive lights and lanterns and a Fairy Light Garden at the Daniel Webster Inn will be brightened by twinkling lights. It’s an evening of music, theater, crafts and arts in all forms. Buttons are on sale now $10 for adults and $6 for kids 10 and under. Go to for more information.

— By Kaitlyn Holzworth

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