October – December 2013

Village of Scarecrows @ Main Street
Oct 25 – Nov 10 all-day

October 25 – November 10, 2013
“Late-October through Halloween. Come to Falmouth Village and see the creativity and spirit of Main Street merchants as they display imaginative home-made scarecrows in front of the stores & restaurants. Join the fun and support your local merchants!” – www.falmouthvillageassociation.com

35th Annual Cape Cod Marathon @ Cape Cod Marathon
Oct 26 – Oct 27 all-day
Cape Cod Marathon finish line

Cape Cod Marathon finish line, just a few steps from the Palmer House Inn.

Half Marathon: Sat., October 26 at 7:30 a.m.
Marathon & Relay: Sun., October 27 at 8:30 a.m.
The Village Green, Falmouth, Cape Cod, MA

Since 1978 the Cape Cod Marathon, a Falmouth Track Club event, draws runners from around the United States and the world. The Palmer House is located just a few steps from the start and finish lines – a wonderful location for race participants or spectators.

“The Cape Cod Marathon takes its participants on a twenty-six mile loop around the town, beginning in the historic Falmouth Village Green, past the picturesque Falmouth Inner Harbor, along the breathtaking Nantucket Sound vistas of Falmouth Heights and Menauhant, across Green Pond and through the rustic wooded areas of Davisville and past Falmouth’s legendary Cranberry bogs in Hatchville. The race then turns west towards the Buzzards Bay villages of West Falmouth and Sippiwissett and south through the internationally famous scientific community of Woods Hole.

Winding through Woods Hole, the race then returns to the beaches of the Sound with a stunning turnaround, past the lighthouse and along the beaches of Surf Drive and then finally back through the downtown streets of Falmouth to finish at the Village Green. The marathon’s route gives participants a unique view of almost every section of Falmouth and its neighborhoods and people.” – Cape Cod Marathon

Registration opens February 18, 2013. The Cape Cod Marathon Course is a Boston Qualifier and is USATF Certified (MA11020JK) and Sanctioned

16th Annual Trick or Treat Stroll @ Village Green
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Falmouth Trick or Treat Stroll

Falmouth Trick or Treat Stroll

Saturday, October 26, 2013
(Rain date – Sunday, October 27)

Halloween Parade begins at 1:00 PM on the Village Green. Village Merchants open their doors to hand out candy to the children as they pass by.

Night Watchman’s Tour 2013 @ Falmouth Museums on the Green
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A Visit from the Night Watchman

Night Watchman at the Cape Cod haunted house.

The Night Watchman

Strange spirits haunt the town of Falmouth, and those that visit will be treated to interactions all throughout the 1790 Dr. Francis Wicks House as this mildly scary haunted experience comes to life.

Recommended for families with children age 6 and higher.

Holidays at Highfield @ Highfield Hall
Nov 29 – Dec 8 all-day
Holidays at Highfield

Holidays at Highfield

View the elegant rooms of Highfield Hall in all of their holiday finery decorated by local florists and designers. An international crèche collection will be on display, an exhibition of art works for sale and a holiday boutique. A family-fun event with musical performances and refreshments.

Holidays by the Sea Weekend
Dec 6 – Dec 8 all-day
Horses in the Holiday Parade

Horses in the Holiday Parade

The crisp snap of seasonal glitter starts with the Holidays by the Sea Weekend in Falmouth. Begin the festive weekend by singing carols at Nobska Lighthouse as the winter’s sun sets over Vineyard Sound. Enjoy a heartwarming breakfast with your stay at the Palmer House Inn before zipping out to greet Santa as he arrives by boat at beautiful Falmouth Harbor. Join in the caroling at the lighting of the Village Green, enjoy the hospitality of merchants as you stroll down decorated Main Street before and after the lighting. Get ready for the biggest small-town Christmas parade in all of Southeast New England. Many of our members produce fun, family-oriented, community events for the Holidays by the Sea Weekend, so be sure to check our online calendar of events and the Main Street kiosk for schedules and plan a family weekend to remember. Or, call us at 508-548-8500 for more information.

Check the event organizer for up to date schedule and information www.falmouthchamber.com

The Palmer House Inn is located near the village green and just a few steps from the start of the parade route. The Palmer House Inn is a charming Victorian B&B located in the Historic District, a quiet residential area of tree-lined streets, picket fences, colorful gardens, and elegant homes. Beautiful beaches, quaint shops, ferry shuttles and excellent restaurants, are only a short stroll from the Inn.


Holiday Holly Walking Tour @ Ashumset Holly Wildlife Sanctuary
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Cape Cod holiday holly detail.

Holly and berries.

Join us for a guided stroll through the Ashumset Holly Wildlife Sanctuary. Located just 7 miles from the Palmer House, this is a wonderful way to start your holiday celebrations. Each person will receive a locally grown bough of holly to decorate your home.

Palmer House Cape Cod Holiday Holly Walk Invitation

Holiday Stroll @ Main Street
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Holiday Stroll Flyer

Holiday Stroll Flyer

Saturday, December 7, 2013
Main Street stores open until 8 PM!

Holiday Stroll Main Street to the Buyway 5-8 PM

• Visit with Santa and Parade Characters at the Buyway Shops

• Lighting of the Green

• Movie at Peg Noonan Park

• Live Music

• “Trolley Stops” through the Village and the Buyway!

• Carolers

• Refreshments


50th Annual Christmas Parade @ Main Street
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Brian Boru Pipe Band Christmas Parade

Brian Boru Pipe Band Christmas Parade

Parade steps off at noontime at the Falmouth Mall, proceeds down Main Street towards the Village Green. Known as Southeastern Massachusetts’ largest holiday parade featuring theme-decorated floats, clowns, animals, marching bands and Santa Claus.  12 pm

Historic B&B Holiday Open House
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Evening at the Cape Cod B&B

Evening at Palmer House

We invite you to visit our inns during the holidays.  The Falmouth Bed & Breakfast Association is pleased to be part of the town’s annual holiday celebration.  Historic properties of the Falmouth Bed & Breakfast Association are welcoming visitors to a Holiday Open House Tour.  The tour includes inns in Falmouth Heights, Falmouth Village and Woods Hole.

Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce or any of the participating inns.  All proceeds will go to the Falmouth Military Support Group, which provides support to our area’s service members serving abroad and also when they return home. The group also provides support for military families and friends.

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