• A Complete List of Christmas Strolls on Cape Cod

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    The Cape Cod Christmas Strolls are some of the best events to celebrate the holidays – and we’ve put together a list of them all so you can worry less and celebrate more. If we missed any, or you would like to share your own experiences, feel free to reach out to us at concierge@luxxcapecod.com

     

    Brewster

    Cape Cod Christmas Tree - Schumacher Companies

    Cape Cod Christmas Tree – Photo Credit: Schumacher Companies

    Saturday, Dec. 6

    This special stroll is just for kids (ages 3 – 12).  The theme: Where’s the Snowman?  Drop in at participating businesses, pick up a snowman passport, find the snowman to get your passport stamped and receive a treat.  When you complete the passport, you will have a chance to win a prize.

    Contest Locations: Steven M. Ellard, CPA; Cape Cod 5; Hopkins House Bakery & Gifts; True Value Hardware; Brewster Bookstore; Mermaids on Cape Cod; and JoMama’s NY Bagels.

     

    Saturday, December 13
    Sunday, December 14

    Eggnog gives oysters a run for their money.

    While you’re in Wellfleet for the Holiday Stroll, sample eggnog from participating businesses and vote on your favorite. It’s a Nog Off!

    We’ll be serving our own special eggnog recipe at both of our Wellfleet locations, so wherever you land, we’ll be ready for you.

    Visit the Wellfleet Chamber of Commerce website for a complete listing of businesses participating in the Holiday Stroll. You may be surprised at all our fabulous little town has to offer!

     

    Chatham

    Where to Shop for Christmas on Cape Cod

    Friday, December 12

    The Chatham Christmas Stroll will begin at 5:45 at the Chatham Community Center and proceed down Main Street to Sears Park where the tree lighting will take place.

    The parade is pure Currier & Ives, and it kicks off an entire weekend of Christmas events. Enjoy bell ringers and carolers. Warm up with complimentary hot chocolate; hop on the hayride, marvel at the lights & the decorations as you stop to visit all our unique shops waiting to welcome you with warm refreshments, prizes, raffles and great gift ideas too. Santa’s workshop is here too.

    Hop on the Chatham Bars Inn trolley to see the gingerbread house display and decorations; join in some festive shopping around the town; visit the Lighthouse; become a child again and capture the magic of Christmas. It’s all free.

     

    Dennis

    Christmas on Cape Cod

    Sunday, December 14 from 11 am to 2:30 pm

    The stroll begins at the gazebo on the Village green at the corner of Old Bass River Road and Route 6A.

    Enjoy hayrides & trolley rides, Christmas tree lighting, face painting, village stroll (visit all the shops), silent auctions, petty zoo, food sampler on Village Green, toys and food donations, Santa & Mrs. Claus, FREE gifts, ornaments and so much more. Music at the Village Green Bandstand and many special events

     

    Falmouth

    Cape Cod Christmas

    Saturday,  December 6

    The holiday stroll between 5:30 and 8:30 goes from Peg Noonan Park to Queen’s Buyway along historic Main Street. Santa and parade characters will join the strollers. The village green will be lit and there will be a movie at the park.  Enjoy music, the trolley, carolers and refreshments.  Shopping hours also will be extended.

     

    Harwich Port

    Christmas Wreaths - Schumacher Companies

    Christmas Wreaths – Schumacher Companies


    Friday, December 5

    5:30 pm – 9 pm

    The Tree Lighting Ceremony & Family Carol Sing kicks off the Stroll in Doane Park at 5:30 pm.

    Santa arrives by fire truck at the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank at 6:15 pm. You can purchase photos with Santa for $5 and visit him through 8 pm.

    Enjoy free horse-drawn carriage rides through the port from 6 pm to 9 pm.

     

    Hyannis

    Black Cat Hyannis - Cape Cod Christmas

    Black Cat Hyannis – Cape Cod Christmas

    Saturday, December 6

    8 am to 6 pm

    The Hyannis Village Christmas Stroll is filled with fun and holiday cheer for the entire family! The day begins with Breakfast with Santa and ends with Santa’s Boat Parade. There are plenty of activities for the entire family to enjoy including horse & carriage rides, holiday arts & crafts, a cookie stroll contest, a petting zoo and more.

     

    Osterville 

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    Friday, Dec. 12 and Saturday, Dec. 13

    Enjoy all the festivities downtown during the town’s 45th annual Christmas Open House and Stroll.

    The festivities occur during the day and into the evening and include the traditional decorating of the village along with Creche Services at 6 pm. in the village center. Then enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, trolley rides, refreshments and music.

     

    Provincetown

    Christmas Cape Cod

    Monty’s in Provincetown – Christmas Cape Cod

    Saturday, Dec. 6

    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    On Saturday, December 6 between 2 pm and 4 pm, enjoy the free Holly Folly Inn Stroll.

    It’s an open house at a number of Provincetown’s famed guest houses. Pace yourself for this one, as the innkeepers out ‘Martha Stewart’ each other in decorations, treats and libations.

    Enjoy light refreshments and fabulous decorations as the following inns open their doors for some holiday cheer. Here are the inns to enjoy: 8 Dyer Hotel, Aerie House & Beach Club, Anchor Inn Beach House, Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa, Gifford House & Club Purgatory, Lands End Inn, Roux Inn, Sage Inn & Lounge, Somerset House Inn, Watership Inn and White Wind

     

    Sandwich

    Gardens Aglow © Lance Keimig Photographics

    Gardens Aglow © Lance Keimig Photographics

    Saturday, November 29

    This isn’t any stroll. It’s the Sweet Sandwich Cookie Stroll, a town-wide event where participating business will pass out their favorite recipe holiday cookies.

    Stroll and get your cookies at:

    The Bristish Beer Company – 46 Route 6A, East Sandwich

    Cape Cod Dog Center – 10 Jan Sebastian Drive Unit 4B

    Collections Gallery – 23 Jarves Street, Sandwich Village

    Heart of Stone – 130 Route 6A, Sandwich Village

    Grainger Pottery – 478 Route 6A, East Sandwich

    Splash Stationers – 126 Route 6A, Sandwich Village

    Scenic Roots – 349 Route 6A, East Sandwich

     

    South Yarmouth

    Christmas Cape Cod Shopping

    Saturday, December 13

    Stroll along Old Main Street in South Yarmouth from 10 am to 3 pm.

    Tour grand homes in the historic village of Bass River, see the sights, and pick up home-baked cookies along the way. Your $5 ticket for the Cookie Stroll, which you must reserve in advance, actually is a cookbook with the recipes of all cookies served at the sites along this two-mile walking tour. You’ll also receive a pretty drawstring bag to collect your cookies along the way.

    This annual event is held rain or shine, and free transport is available between groups of homes. Tickets to this popular event are limited and sell out quickly.

    For more information, click here:

    http://www.yarmouth.ma.us/index.aspx?NID=1267

     

    Yarmouthport

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    Sunday, December 7 from 1 to 4 pm

    Visit the museums, bed and breakfasts, inns and businesses along the Old Kings Highway as they welcome you with holiday decorations, tasty treats and music of the season. Gary Albuquerque’s collection of Christmas ornaments will be on display at the Bangs Hallet House and Cape Cod Santa will again be on the porch of the house for photographs, courtesy of Walgreen’s.

    For more information, click here

    http://www.hsoy.org/events.htm

    • http://www.SandwichRealEstate.com Beverly Comeau

      Sandwich Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Sandwich Village Home Tour on Sunday, December 7th from noon to 4:00. Tickets are $25.00 available the day of the tour at The Fessenden House, 151 Main Street, Sandwich or online at http://www.sandwichhollydays.com. Eight historic homes on the tour – four never toured before. In a first period home, be the first to see the artifacts discovered at a Sandwich home site ~ now an active archaeological dig. Stroll Main Street with Victorian Christmas Carolers. Chat with Thornton Burgess, as David Hobbs, brings the acclaimed children’s author to life in the late 1800s. Get some tips on wreath making from the Horticultural Department of Heritage Museums & Gardens. Expect an inspiring start to your Holiday Season.

    November 16, 2014