Unwrapping Joy: Your Guide to Holiday Activities in Cape Cod 2023!

We might be closed for the holiday season here at the Old Manse Inn but that doesn’t stop us from providing some of the best events or suggestions to ensure your next Cape Cod experience is the most memorable it can be. As the festive season approaches, Cape Cod transforms into a winter wonderland, offering a plethora of holiday activities for locals and visitors alike. From enchanting light displays to charming holiday markets, the towns of Cape Cod come alive with the spirit of the season. Let’s explore the festive fun awaiting you in various Cape Cod towns in 2023.

  1. Hyannis: Harbor Lights Spectacular
    • When: December 1st – 31st
    • Details: Hyannis Harbor dazzles with thousands of twinkling lights. Take a stroll along the waterfront to admire the festive displays, and don’t miss the tree lighting ceremony on December 5th at Bismore Park.
  2. Provincetown: Holly Folly Festival
    • When: December 8th – 10th
    • Details: Provincetown’s Holly Folly Festival is a three-day extravaganza featuring a festive holiday market, a Santa Speedo Run, and a holiday-themed drag show. Join in the merriment and experience the unique charm of Provincetown during the holidays.
  3. Chatham: Christmas by the Sea Stroll
    • When: December 15th – 17th
    • Details: Chatham’s Main Street transforms into a winter wonderland during the Christmas by the Sea Stroll. Enjoy carolers, live entertainment, and horse-drawn carriage rides. Don’t forget to explore the local shops for unique holiday finds.
  4. Falmouth: Holidays at Highfield Hall
    • When: Various dates in December
    • Details: Highfield Hall, an elegant estate in Falmouth, hosts a series of festive events throughout December. From holiday concerts to gingerbread house workshops, there’s something for everyone in this enchanting setting.
  5. Sandwich: Glassblowers’ Christmas at Sandwich Glass Museum
    • When: November 25th – December 30th
    • Details: Experience the magic of glassblowing at the Sandwich Glass Museum’s annual Glassblowers’ Christmas event. Marvel at the exquisite glass ornaments and shop for unique, handcrafted holiday gifts.

Cape Cod’s holiday activities in 2023 promise to create cherished memories for locals and visitors alike. Whether you’re exploring the twinkling lights of Hyannis, reveling in the festive spirit of Provincetown, strolling through the enchanting Chatham, enjoying the elegance of Falmouth, or marveling at the artistry in Sandwich, Cape Cod offers a magical holiday experience for everyone. Embrace the joy, make memories, and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year on this beautiful peninsula and don’t forget the Old Manse Inn will reopen for the 2024 season May 1st 2024 so make sure to book your next stay with us in advance.

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