Holiday Traditions and To-Do’s Near Eastham, MA

As summer’s warm breezes become a fading memory, the holiday spirit is growing fast. Soon this area of Cape Cod will be twinkling with lights and buzzing with activity. Holiday season is a delightful time here, and guests who visit can experience an array of traditional festivities. Following are a few favorites to mark on your calendar.Drawing of red ball ornaments against a green and white star background.

Nauset Middle School Craft Fair. Make your list and head to one of our favorite local spots for holiday gifts. Nice bonus: the sale supports students’ field trips.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Nauset Middle School
70 Route 28, Orleans, MA

Lighting of the Pilgrim Monument. Join the collective “oohs and aahs” of revelers as thousands of bulbs light up the iconic 252-foot tall structure at 6:00 p.m. sharp.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
High Pole Hill, Provincetown, MA

Annual Chatham Turkey Trot. Here’s your chance to burn off a few calories before the big feast! The run’s for a good cause too—to help feed those in need.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Main Street, Chatham, MA
Walk/run, 8:00 a.m.; registration, 7:00 a.m.
Ages 13-113: $20 plus a bag of non-perishable groceries
Ages 0-12: $5, plus two grocery items

A Cape Cod Christmas in Eastham. Kicking off during the Eastham Turnip Festival, our town-wide celebration is a month-plus celebration with holiday events, including the Eastham Holiday Festival on Saturday, December 3, 2016.
Friday, November 25, 2016 – December 31, 2016

Hyannis Christmas Stroll & Harbor Lighting. A festive day filled with strolling carolers, arts and crafts, horse-drawn carriage rides is topped off with an evening of music, food and the highlight–a festive boat parade along the harbor.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Hyannis Village
Admission is free

Nauset Music Department Winter Festival. Musical performances, a bake sale and craft fair are highlights of this fun local event, a fundraiser for the school.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
100 Cable Road, Eastham, MA

Christmas in Harwich. This weekend of merriment includes a village stroll, caroling, twinkling lights, refreshments and lots more.
Friday – Sunday, December 2-4, 2016
Downtown Harwich

Not only will our town and the area be festive and bright, but so will the Inn! Plan a holiday visit—there’s no better way to get in the spirit of the season!

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