Celebrate the Holidays on Cape Cod

Holidays by the Sea Weekend, Saturday December 1st

Falmouth's street lights decorated for the holidays.

Christmas Street Lights

Falmouth’s Holidays by the Sea weekend will begin on Saturday December 1st. Our Main Street stores will be open until 8:00 PM. There will be new light pole decorations to add to the holiday cheer. We invite you to stroll down Main Street past the beautifully lit Village Green to the Queens Byway.

Enjoy the holiday festivities, refreshments, and caroling while getting a head start on your holiday shopping. As an added bonus, the First Congregational Church of Falmouth on the Village Green, will be hosting their Christmas Fair from 9 AM – 2:00 PM. There will be handmade garments  and gifts; a Country Store; One-of-a-kind decorations; Holiday Greenery; a “Toothsome” Luncheon; a Bargain basement; and a Fair for the Kids.

Holidays on Cape Cod: Horses in the Parade

Horses in the Holiday Parade

On Sunday December 2nd, promptly at twelve noon the holiday parade will commence. The parade  will proceed down Main Street and on past the Village Green. After the parade the Main Street shops  and restaurants will be open for your enjoyment and there will be caroling along the sidewalks. An added plus is that many of the shops provide complimentary gift wrapping.

Holiday Decorations on the Tree

Holiday Decorations on the Tree

Continuing a Holidays on Cape Cod tradition, the Falmouth Museums on the Green is proud to present its annual holiday campus tour. The title is “All through the Houses” and each of the museums historic buildings will be decked in their holiday finery. The 1724 Conant House’s theme will be“T’was the Night before Christmas”. The stately 1790 Dr. Francis Wicks House, will be done up in the theme of “Deck the Halls”. The Falmouth Garden Club and and the Falmouth Newcomers Club do an outstanding job each year. The society will be unveiling its new Education Center, where a display of over 300 nutcrackers will be available for viewing. The Museums will be open on Saturday December, 1st from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Sunday December, 2nd.  from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. The museums gift shop has expanded its Christmas products, and will be offering them at special holiday pricing. Additionally, there will be special events throughout the holiday season, including a Children’s book signing and reading by Sara Hoagland Hunter, author of ” The Lighthouse Santa” on December, 8th. from 10:30 to 11:00 AM.

Cape Cod Inn in Snow

Snow at the Inn.

On Sunday December, 2nd from 2:00 to 5;00 PM, the Falmouth Bed and Breakfast Association invites you to visit our inns that will be decorated for the Christmas season. The Village properties that will be participating in the open house tour include; The Palmer House Inn and Captains Manor Inn. Several of the inns in Woods Hole and Falmouth Heights, will also be open for viewing. Tickets are $10.00 per person and can be purchased at the Falmouth Chamber of commerce or at any of the participating inns. Refreshments will be served.  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 Falmouth’s military families and friends.

For those of you who enjoy nature walks, Massachusetts Audubon’s Wildlife Sanctuary, “Ashunet Holly” is open and numerous verities of hollies in full berry and are just magnificent. An added bonus is that many verities of birds find the berries quite tasty.

Come and join us at the Palmer House Inn for a magical start to your holiday season. Your room awaits you.