November 2013 – May 2014

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

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.

February is for Lovers @ Palmer House Inn
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
February is for Lovers @ Palmer House Inn | Falmouth | Massachusetts | United States

February is for lovers, escape to the Cape Valentine’s Getaway. Stay at the Palmer House for a special rate and arrive to a romantic room with roses, fine chocolates and champagne.

St. Patrick’s Day O’Falmouth Style
Mar 17 all-day
St. Patrick's Day O'Falmouth Style @ Falmouth | Massachusetts | United States

Join Falmouth Village as it celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

The entire village has turned Irish for the celebration. The Mexican restaurant has become O’Anejo and O’La Cucina sul Mare is the town’s Irish-Italian restaurant. As always there will be fine music, pints and craic at Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub and the O’Connells at the O’Palmer House Inn  will welcome you with a cozy bed, heartwarming Irish food and traditional Irish music in the parlor.

Introduction to Mosaics @ Falmouth Art Center
Apr 26 @ 9:30 am – Apr 27 @ 4:00 pm
Introduction to Mosaics @ Falmouth Art Center

With Jim Bowen – This fun and enjoyable workshop is ideal for the beginner with little or no experience. During this two-day workshop, students will gain the skills to create and finish a lovely piece of art to display in the home.

Rhododendron Festival @ Heritage Museums & Gardens
May 17 – May 25 all-day
Rhododendron Festival @ Heritage Museums & Gardens | Sandwich | Massachusetts | United States

“Thousands of world-famous rhododendrons in over 100 varieties and an explosion of color cover 100 acres with spectacular blooms during this week-long event. Enjoy a peaceful walk surrounded by walls of flower, learn more about these gorgeous plants from horticultural experts, explore Heritage’s connection to noted rhododendron hybridizers Charles O. Dexter and Jack Cowles, challenge yourself to a Dexter cultivar scavenger hunt, and participate in other family activities related to our signature plant. Take a piece of Heritage’s rhododendron legacy home with you by purchasing a rhododendron at a special plant sale.”

With walking tours, greenhouse tours and workshops this is a fun event for the rhododendron enthusiast.

Please check with the event organizer for details.

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