Can you feel the change in the air? Fall is slipping away, and winter is making its way into New England. That means it’s time to start thinking about the holidays! We have some exciting holiday happenings near Yarmouth, MA, and we want to showcase some of our favorites.
What makes this time of year special for you? For us, sampling festive food and drink at our local restaurants makes for a fun outing with friends. You can’t forget about the Holiday lights! Local well-known attractions shine bright with twinkly lights. Around the holidays is the right time for making some memories — a train ride or a special Santa sighting. Don’t miss out on the shopping! Maybe you just need a few treasured pieces for that special someone. We present a holiday guide that gives you just the right inspiration for the season.
The Polar Express Train Ride
November 25 – December 23
70 Main Street, Buzzards Bay
The magical Polar Express Train Ride lasts at least an hour, and you’ll see characters such as The Conductor, dancing chefs and waiters, elves, and even Santa himself! Full bar available and free parking at the venue. Standard, First Class, and Premium Class tickets are available.
Giants Light Sculptures
November 25 and beyond
Up and down Route 6A, Sandwich
Artist Michael Magyar does something truly special. He uses Christmas lights and metal rebar to fashion these literal giant sculptures that tower (14-20 feet) along Route 6A. The lighted sculptures highlight the businesses and organizations of the town. The lights start to shine the Friday after Thanksgiving. Magyar ensures that his sculptures stay put in Cape Cod!
Canteen Holiday Market
November 25 – January 2
225 Commercial Street (Historic District), Provincetown
The Canteen Holiday Market takes place each weekend after Thanksgiving and before New Year’s Day. Here is the place to do some holiday shopping! Enjoy live entertainment while sampling festive food and drink. Check out the Living Room Bar with its cozy sofas and seasonal decor.
Provincetown Lobster Pot Tree
November 26 and beyond
Lopes Square, Provincetown
Back in 2004, the creative mind of artist Julian Popko came up with the idea to create a Christmas tree out of lobster pots and other ocean fishing details. Now the Provincetown Lobster Pot Tree stands about two stories tall and is fashioned from 120 lobster traps, buoys, and lights! You’ve gotta see it! The tree stays up for a month and a half in Lopes Square.
Falmouth Holidays by the Sea Weekend
December 2 – December 4
20 Academy Lane, Falmouth
This Holidays by the Sea Weekend is bursting with holiday cheer! Get into the festive spirit by caroling at the Nobska Lighthouse. The 11th annual Jingle Jog race burns some of those extra holiday calories. And no holiday celebration would be complete without the appearance of Santa! Santa comes by boat (of course!) into Falmouth Harbor.
Chatham’s Christmas by the Sea Stroll
December 9 – December 11
Town of Chatham
The twinkle lights will fill your heart with gladness, as you take in the town’s holiday party — Christmas by the Sea Stroll. A light parade stretches from Carmine’s Pizza to Kate Gould Park. Take a little break from your strolling to hop on the Holly Trolly to ride through town. The trolly will pick you up at the Community Center at Cross and Main. Tree lighting and Santa sightings are exciting moments!
Shopping on Cape Cod
Last, but certainly not least on our list, we know you will love the shopping that Cape Cod has to offer. Spend some time poking into the shops and stores that offer so many unique gift ideas. We just had to highlight three of our favorites:
- Cape Cod Chocolatier for nautical chocolates, fudge, and gummi lobsters.
- Just Picked features a Cape Cod map blanket, Christmas ornaments, and placemats.
- The Shell Shop for a Pacific Triton shell, sea glass, coral, or a Nautilus.
As you can see, there are lots of Holiday happenings near Yarmouth, MA. Twinkle lights, the Polar Express Train, lighthouse caroling, pictures with Santa, and so much more. Take some time away to relax and recharge during the season. We are happy to provide a lovely room, luxurious amenities, and a gourmet breakfast each day at our inn while you explore the festive activities around the Cape.