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Cape Cod Events
January 2023

Updated: August 4, 2022

The Cape Cod events calendar for January 2023 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

Special Events & Fun Things to Do in January

* Please Note: As you'll see below, many event dates and times have not yet been firmed up. I update this page regularly, when I learn the details.

CCSO New Year's Day Party

When: January 1, 2023, 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 2023 on a rousing note with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra's New Year's Day Party.

Join CCSO and guest artists - vocalist Kristen Watson and  tenor Matthew Anderson - for a mix of beautiful music in the tradition of the annual Vienna New Year’s Day concert, including waltzes and polkas, Broadway classics, and contemporary hits.

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, 2023 at noon

Where: Johnson Street Parking Lot Landing, Provincetown, MA

Admission: Entry fee for participants; 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, 2023 at noon

Where: Smugglers Beach, South Yarmouth MA

Admission: TBD

More Info: FOYCOA

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

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

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: 2023 details - TBA

Where: Monument Beach, Bourne, MA

Admission: $25 registration to participate; free for spectators

More Info: Monument Beach Polar Club

This annual 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: 2023 details - TBA

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 Mindful Nature Walks

When:  2023 details - TBA

Where: Various locations in Harwich MA

Admission: $20 per person

More Info: Harwich Conservation Trust

These popular Saturday morning walks are designed to help you release stress, settle your awareness on nature's soothing atmosphere, and gain inspiration from the living earth.

What a wonderful way to enjoy the peaceful, natural wonders of Cape Cod in winter!


Guided Brewery Tours

When: 2023 details - TBA

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: 2023 details - TBA

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 features performances in many different musical disciplines from Swing to Bluegrass, Jazz, Celtic and Classical.


Green Meadow Forest

When: 2023 details - TBA

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: 2023 details - TBA

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: 2023 details - TBA

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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