Christmas in Edgartown

Cape Cod Events for the Holidays

Wow. Here we are. After an incredibly busy season it feels like we’ve skyrocketed to the end of the year. We’re ready to switch gears into holiday mode with friends and family!

Festive season is an informal name for the period leading up to and including the holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.” Bring it on. Here are some of our favorite events happening on the Cape and Islands for festive season!

Signature Cape Cod Holiday Events

Nantucket Christmas Stroll
Nantucket’s 48th Annual Christmas Stroll Weekend takes place December 2-4. This enchanting and magical event transforms the island into an awe-inspiring panorama of holiday sight and sound. Stroll highlights include Santa’s arrival by boat, cookie decorating contest, storefront and tree decorating contests, Festival of Trees, caroling and more!

Christmas in Edgartown
The 41st Annual Christmas in Edgartown weekend is December 8-11. Voted Martha’s Vineyard Best Off Season Event, this seaside holiday celebration includes the Teddy Bear Suite, Sea Legs Christmas Cheer, photos with Santa, arts and crafts festival and more!

Cape Cod Strolls

Christmas in Harwich, December 2: highlights include annual tree lighting, Santa arriving by fire truck, carolers and holiday elves
Hyannis Village Holiday Stroll, December 3: highlights include a petting zoo, pony rides, Santa, live music, Love Local Fest, and annual boat parade
Dennis Village Stroll, December 11: highlights include holiday lights, Santa, live music and food

I know what you’re thinking… that Santa guy sure is BUSY…

Cape Cod Holiday Parades

59th Annual Falmouth Christmas Parade, December 4: starts at 12:00pm from Dillingham Avenue to the Village Green

16th Annual Mashpee Christmas Parade, December 10: starts at 5:30pm, Mashpee Commons

Celebrate the Holidays with Music

Cape Symphony Holiday Concert, December 2-4: Barnstable Performing Arts Center (at the high school)

A Christmas Story / The Musical, December 2-30: Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre

Holiday Season Must-Do

Heritage Museums and Gardens’ Gardens Aglow, through December 23

Ring in the New Year

First Light Weekend Provincetown

First Night Chatham

These are not all of the holiday events on Cape Cod and the Islands but a few of our favorites. Check out our ferry schedules to Nantucket to plan ahead and book your tickets! We wish you and yours a healthy, happy, and gracious “festive season” and New Year!

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