Cape Cod Christmas events are some of the most wonderful ways to say “Seasons Greetings” this year. Our cultural destination offers many Yuletide celebrations that are designed for you to welcome the holidays into your heart. From enchanting train rides to magical lighting displays to gourmet food events, there’s no shortage of captivating extravaganzas to enjoy!
Once you’ve experienced one of the Cape Cod Christmas happenings, set aside time to explore our scenic region. If you’re having trouble deciding what to do, request 24-hour access to our complimentary Online Travel Guide. We carefully curated this easy-to-navigate planner to save you time from researching to spending more of your vacation immersing yourself. After you’ve filled out the form and received your password via email, you’ll unlock directions, ratings, and prices to top destinations on “the Cape.” Our free guide also features the charming accommodations and deluxe amenities at The Captain Farris House.
Here Are 5 of Our Favorite Cape Cod Christmas Events
A Cape Cod Christmas remains one of the most remarkable happenings in New England. If you wish to experience this wonderful time of year to the fullest, discover which fascinating festivals to attend!
Annual Holiday Cookie Stroll & Open House
In early December, Bass River in South Yarmouth is the scenic backdrop for this charming event. You’ll begin at the South Yarmouth Library, knock on the door of the designated stops, and receive a special cookie. In fact, we at The Captain Farris House will be one of the participating locations this year. The Annual Holiday Cookie Stroll & Open House is a wonderful way to interact with locals in our community and delight in one of our holiday traditions!
In Sandwich, MA, the Heritage Museum & Gardens are the magical backdrops for the annual Gardens Aglow at the end of November. Stroll through the gardens in the evening and gaze in wonder at over nine miles of twinkling lights. Other outdoor activities include a viewing of a beautifully restored Model T, rides on a carousel, and marshmallow roasting on an open fire. Once you’ve enjoyed the stunning lights, make your way indoors to enjoy the charming model train display in the Special Exhibitions Gallery and delight in the live performances in the Automobile Gallery. You don’t want to miss out this extraordinary extravaganza!
The Train to Christmas Town
All aboard the Train to Christmas Town on weekends from the end of the November to Christmas Day. Also known as the Cape Cod Polar Express, you’ll be treated to the whimsical tale of young Janice who leaves from the Cape Cod Central Railroad station on a journey to Christmas Town. Bring your sense of childlike wonder and imagination with you on this animated trip!
Two Traditions in Provincetown
Each year in Provincetown, there are two delightful Cape Cod Christmas events that you’ll want to experience. The Lobster Pot Tree Lighting is typically held the week following Thanksgiving and illuminates Lopes Square with lights strung in lobster pots (traps) in the shape of a Christmas Tree. Another is the Lighting of the Provincetown Pilgrim Monument & Museum. This historical site on Cape Cod marks the entrance of the first settlers to the New World, and this particular event commemorates the landing date of November 11, 1620. As one of the most enchanting holiday traditions on “the Cape,” arrive early for this free event!
Embrace Holiday Cheer at The Captain Farris House
Once you’ve enjoyed your time one of those Cape Cod Christmas events, make the scenic drive along the historic Old King’s Highway to the comfort our stunning bed and breakfast. Here at The Captain Farris House, we offer some of the most gourmet breakfast dishes on “the Cape,” a selection of beautifully appointed accommodations, and a collection of indulgent packages.
From the moment you book your stay, you’re sure to feel relaxed immediately, but don’t forget to request a copy of our complimentary Online Travel Guide before your visit. The stunning allure and inviting atmosphere await your arrival on Cape Cod this year. We can’t wait to host you at The Captain Farris House!