This year, plan to spend your Thanksgiving weekend where the Mayflower first landed, here in Eastham, Massachusetts. It was at First Encounter Beach that the pilgrims first encountered Native Americans and the rest is, well, history!
Head to Provincetown for the Lighting of the Pilgrim Monument, as thousands of white lights add a magical touch to this historic town, celebrating the Pilgrims’ First Landing in November, 1620.
Lighting of the Pilgrim Monument
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
High Pole Hill, Provincetown, MA
Before diving into the Thanksgiving feast, how about taking a little fun run? The Annual Chatham Turkey Trot is a 3.1-mile romp through the town’s scenic streets. Besides burning calories, it’s for a great cause: the Lower Cape Outreach Council’s emergency programs.
Chatham Turkey Trot
Wednesday, November 23, 2017
Registrations, 7:00 a.m.; Race, 8:00 a.m.
Behind the Orpheum Theater
637 Main Street, Chatham
Ages 17+, $15 plus a bag of non-perishable grocery items
Ages 5 – 16, $5
Under 5, free with one grocery item
All aboard! The Thanksgiving Dinner Train is an all-family event that combines a delicious gourmet feast with a leisurely three-hour train ride through beautiful scenery. A five-course, traditional turkey dinner, and specialties such as pistachio-encrusted salmon, will be served. Price includes dinner, train ride, gratuity, and tax.
Thanksgiving Dinner Train
November 23, 2017
252 Main Street, Hyannis, MA
Departs at 1:00 p.m., returns around 4:00 p.m.
$54 – $114 per person
For a little more training, visit the Nauset Model Railroad Club any Saturday, from November 25 through December 30, 2017, for its Holiday Open House. This free event will delight rail buffs of all ages, as a variety of model trains chug-chug through holiday scenes in a decorated display that covers more than 2,000 feet.
Holiday Open House
Saturdays, November 25 – December 30, 2017
Nauset Model Railroad club
180 MA-6A, Orleans, MA
And of course, we have wonderful restaurants near to the Inn that will be serving Thanksgiving dinner. Most notable is 28 Atlantic at Wequassett Inn Resort which serves a fabulous feast with lobster, oysters, turkey, prime rib, pork, and seafood and completes it with a scrumptiuous dessert bar featuring homemade crepes. Another favorite is Captain Linnell House where you can enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal in an historic captain’s mansion. Other good choices include The Pointe Restaurant and Red Inn in Provincetown, The Whitman House in Truro, and P.B. Boulangerie in Wellfleet. Reservations are required, which we are happy to do for our guests.
Come stay for the holiday and make Thanksgiving 2017 one to remember!