A winter holiday trip to Cape Cod is always fun and this year, the first week of December kicks off the Christmas on Cape Cod celebration with a focus on holiday traditions and helping others.
Christmas with a coastal flair makes Cape Cod special
Join the seaside festivities offered in Cape Cod’s villages or escape to the peace of a quiet beach for a walk and a chance to see seals, whales and dolphins. In many villages on the Cape the waterfront is the place to be. In Hyannis the annual Christmas Stroll ends at the harbor with beautifully lighted boats on parade as it goes dark.
The theatres are offering up some traditional plays including The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Highfield Theater in Falmouth) and A Winter’s Solstice Celebration including plays, medieval music, jugglers and caroling (Cotuit Center for the Arts). For more details the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce’s webpage is the place to start. Be sure to download your Rewards Pass while you're there.
Gay and lesbian holiday happenings in Provincetown
The first weekend in December will find Provincetown at its dressed up best. Special events include several performances by the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus at the Town Hall and a Broadway at the Art House show featuring Andrea Martin. But to really get into the Christmas spirit, you might also want to join in the fundraising activities.
Help with the Toys Drive to benefit St Peter’s Kitchen’s work with local families or check out Ornaments for Outreach to find the perfect ornament made by a local artist. 100% of the funds raised go to the Lower Cape Outreach Council. Maybe you’d rather dig into a bowl of soup on Souper Saturday to aid the Soup Kitchen in Provincetown or go to the Tis the Season for Giving show to benefit Aids Support Group of Cape Cod. For all the details visit the HollyFolly website.
Whatever your idea of Christmas is, you’re likely to find it on Cape Cod.