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Cape Cod Events
January 2022

Updated: January 10, 2022

The Cape Cod events calendar for January 2022 is filled with activities for everyone, indoors and out!

View of a beach in winter, blue sky, calm surf and beach grasses.January Nature Walk at the Beach

Polar bear plunges, live music extravaganzas, guided nature hikes, a fabulous orchid show, and so much more ... there's plenty to see and do around Cape Cod this first full month of winter!

Cape Cod Events Each Month

January | February | March | April | May | June | July
August | September | October | November | December

Fairs, Festivals & Special Events in January

* Please Note: Due to the ever-evolving Covid situation, some events may be cancelled at the last minute. I'm doing my best to keep this page up to date. But I do strongly recommend that you check directly with the event host/sponsor before making plans to attend.

CCSO New Year's Day Party

When: January 1, 2022, 3 p.m.

Where: Barnstable Performing Arts Center, 744 West Main Street, Hyannis

Admission: Tickets from $32+/adult; $16+/student

More Info:  Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra


Begin 2022 on a rousing note with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra's New Year's Day Party.

This year's performance features a nod to Beethoven’s birthday, with Concertmaster Jae Cosmos Lee performing “Romance for Violin and Orchestra.” The three sopranos of ViVA Trio will wow the audience with their powerful, majestic voices. And as always, the CCSO will perform their wonderful arrangements of waltzes, marches and more.

Tickets for this special performance will undoubtedly sell out quickly. So get yours before it's too late! 

Provincetown Polar Bear Plunge

When: January 1, 2022 at noon

Where: Johnson Street Parking Lot Landing, Provincetown, MA

Admission: Participant entry fee $50; onlookers - no charge

More Info: Provincetown Polar Bear Plunge

Can you imagine donning your bikini or trunks and running full speed into Cape Cod's winter surf? Yikes! I'm shivering just thinking about it!

For all you adventurous (crazy?!) folks who take the plunge, there'll be cocktails, warm drinks and chili awaiting you at the Harbor Lounge to help bring the color back to your lips. 

This New Year's Day event benefits the Center for Coastal Studies. It's a cool time for a great cause!!

FOYCOA's 12th Annual Polar Plunge

When: January 1, 2022 at noon

Where: Smugglers Beach, South Yarmouth MA

Admission: Free

More Info: FOYCOA

Nantucket Sound boasts some of the warmest waters around Cape Cod in the summer months.

But how chilly does it get in the heart of winter? Here's your chance to find out! ;-)

This year, as as "give-back" to the community, there's no entry fee to participate. So come on out and take a dip. Cocoa and cookies will be available to warm your innards after your splash! 


Monument Beach Polar Plunge

When: January 1, 2022 at noon

Where: Monument Beach, Bourne, MA

Admission: $25 registration to participate; free for spectators

More Info: Monument Beach Polar Club

This 25th anniversary polar plunge brings members of Monument Beach Polar Club and its supporters together to dive (or wade!) into the waters of Buzzards Bay.

Funds from this event will go toward the Club's goal of raising $25,000 to benefit Bourne Food Pantry. A worthy cause, to be sure!

First Day Hikes

When: January 1, 2022

Where: Various venues around Cape Cod

Admission: Free (pre-registration required for some hikes)

More Info: Barnstable Land Trust

A total of 9 Cape Cod conservation organizations have joined together in this first regional collaboration of its kind. Building on the popularity of the national state park program originally launched in Massachusetts, this unique regional celebration features eleven (11) free special walks, talks, and hikes in eight (8) communities across Cape Cod providing a range of opportunities for families, children, residents, and visitors to get outside and explore on the first day of the new year.

Guided Brewery Tours

When: January 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2022 from 11 a.m. to noon

Where: Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinney's Lane, Hyannis, MA

Admission: $10 (adults only); reservations required

More Info: Cape Cod Beer

This tasty tour begins in the brewery's tasting room and continues through the brew house, grain room, production building and back into the tasting room.

Guided by a knowledgeable "Brew Crew" member, you'll learn about Cape Cod Beer’s history, their brew process, packaging, and the beers they create.

Following the tour, guests who are 21+ (with ID) may enjoy a beer of their choice in the taproom or beer garden.

CCMOA Winter Concert Series

When: January 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2022, at 3 p.m.

Where: Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Lane, Dennis, MA

Admission: Individual tickets $15/member, $18/non-member; season passes also available

More Info: CCMOA Winter Concert Series

Looking for something to do on a Sunday afternoon? Cape Cod Museum of Art has you covered!

CCMOA's Winter Concert Series 2022 features performances in many different musical disciplines from Swing to Bluegrass, Jazz, Celtic and Classical.

Green Meadow Forest

When: January 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2022, multiple times each day

Where: Green Briar Nature Center, 6 Discovery Hill Road, East Sandwich, MA

Admission: $12/member, $15/non-member; or bring your private party of up to 8 people - $96/members, $120/non-members; (pre-registration required)

More Info: Green Briar Nature Center

Visit the storybook world of Peter Rabbit, Grandfather Frog, Reddy Fox, and the many other characters created by beloved children’s author, Thornton W. Burgess.

At the Green Meadow Forest experience, visitors can play with Mr. and Mrs. Peter Rabbit in their Rabbit Hollow, fish with Billy Mink, try Plinko with Happy Jack Squirrel and enjoy other fun and educational activities. 

This event is a wonderful way for the whole family to learn about the animals native to our area, their habitat and how they were portrayed in Burgess’s stories!

Full Moon Hike

When: January 17, 2022, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, South Wellfleet, MA

Admission: $14/member, $18/non-member; (registration required)

More Info: Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Join a Wellfleet Bay naturalist for this guided evening walk at the sanctuary. Look and listen for nocturnal wildlife as you enjoy the sun setting over Cape Cod Bay and the full moon rising over the treetops to the east.

*Tip: Be sure to have your camera at the ready for frame-worthy photos of the Cape Cod winter sunset!

Cape & Islands Orchid Show

When: January 22-23, 2022, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - CANCELLED

Where: Resort & Conference Center at Hyannis, 35 Scudder Avenue, Hyannis

Admission:  $10/adult, $5/child

More Info:  Cape & Islands Orchid Society

Imagine being surrounded by thousands of colorful orchids in full bloom. What better way to brighten up a winter day?!

The Cape & Islands Orchid Society's show features vendors from near and far with displays that'll have you dreaming of a greenhouse of your own!

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