Updated: November 2, 2022
November's Cape Cod events calendar brings us lots of activities that kick off the Holiday season in grand style!
From "Gardens Aglow" in Sandwich to the lighting of the Lobster Pot Christmas Tree in Provincetown, you'll find plenty of fun from one end of the Cape to the other in November 2022!
[*Note: Event details may be changed or events may be canceled by the sponsors at any time, without my knowledge. Please be sure to confirm all information directly with the sponsor before making plans to attend.]
When: November 2 - 6, 2022
Where: Various venues in Provincetown
Admission: Varies by event
More Info: Provincetown Food & Wine Festival
In keeping with the town's rich Portuguese history, the theme for Provincetown Food & Wine Festival 2022 is "Celebrate Portugal".
Throughout the festival, local chefs and restaurants will showcase exceptional foods and wines from the entire Iberian peninsula.
No doubt, this year's Provincetown Food & Wine Festival will delight all foodies and wine lovers!
When: Opening day is November 18, 2022
Where: Sandwich Glass Museum, 129 Main Street, Sandwich Village
Admission: This is an indoor show/sale that is free to view. Touring the Glass Museum is a separate admission.
More Info: Sandwich Glass Museum
The Sandwich Glass Museum is all dressed up for the Holidays with unique glass works created by some of the region's foremost glass artists.
The colors, the sparkle, the entire magical ambiance of the Museum in winter ... this event is sure to put you into the spirit of the Season! Don't miss it!!
When: November 12, 2022, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Nauset Middle School, Route 28, Orleans, MA
The Orleans Branch of Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary's biennial "Holly Berry Bazaar" is a day filled with amazing attic treasures, baked goods, herbs and vinegars, jams and jellies, wreaths, gift baskets, and much more.
A special treat will be a North Pole mailbox with a visit from Santa himself, so bring your letters to Santa!
Plus ... four $500 cash raffle prizes will be up for grabs. :-)
Proceeds to benefit Cancer Services at Cape Cod Hospital.
When: November 11, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: High Pole Hill, Provincetown
Admission: No charge to watch the illumination
More Info: Pilgrim Monument
The spectacular 252-foot tall Pilgrim Monument dazzles the night sky with thousands of white lights, celebrating the Pilgrims’ First Landing in Provincetown in November 1620.
The lights continue to shine through the first week of January. It's a beautiful sight to see!
When: November 19 & 26, 2022, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Chatham Shark Center, 235 Orleans Road, Chatham, MA
Admission: $10 for ages 6 and up; children 5 and under free; active military and veterans (with ID) free
More Info: Jawesome Jawlidays
Join the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy Team this holiday season for their "Jawesome Jaw-lidays" event at the Shark Center in Chatham!
Come dressed in your holiday best to explore the fascinating exhibits, learn all about great white sharks, and enjoy the holiday displays. (Bring your cameras because nothing makes a holiday card better than a family photo in a shark cage!)
Plus, Santa will be there to meet the little ones, hear what they want for Christmas, and share some of his sharky knowledge!
Reservations are required for this event.
* AWSC is asking families who are able to bring winter clothing items (hats, mittens, scarfs, socks, etc.) to be donated to the Chatham Children’s Fund. The Chatham Children’s Fund assists local families with clothing, access to help with food, fuel, medical/dental, and the unforeseen challenges, obligations and emergencies faced by Chatham's children and their families.
When: Weekends from Nov. 25 to Dec 23, 2022 (added dates during Christmas week)
Where: Buzzards Bay Depot, 70 Main Street, Buzzards Bay
Tickets: $44 - $104
More Info: Cape Cod Central Railroad
The delightful children's story, The Polar Express, comes alive as you board Cape Cod Central Railroad's festively decorated train cars for a ride to "the North Pole".
Of course, the Jolly Old gentleman himself will be there when the train
stops just outside the North Pole, greeting everyone with a
rousing "Ho, Ho, Ho!".
What a fun way for the whole family to kick off the Holiday Season!
When: November 25 - December 23, 2022, Thurs. - Sun. from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Heritage Museums and Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich
Admission: Adults $22; children (3-17) $12; age 2 and under free
More Info: Heritage Museums & Gardens
Heritage Museums & Gardens is putting on the glitz again this Holiday Season with it's treasured annual event - Gardens Aglow!
At this extra-special time of year, the good folks at Heritage adorn their acres of beautiful gardens and woodlands with more than 10 miles of twinkling, sparkling lights. It's truly an awesome thing to see!
Come stroll throughout the grounds and buildings where you'll enjoy festive holiday displays, family-friendly activities, marshmallow-roasting, music and special performances, visits with Santa Claus, displays of model trains - and even a visit by some baby animals.
When: November 25 & 26, 2022, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Bismore Park and Harbor Overlook, Hyannis MA
More Info: ArtsBarnstable
This weekend's festivities include a Gingerbread Lane of colorfully decorated artist shanties; an artist holiday market; free kiddy crafts; food, beverages, and cordials for sale; visits with special costumed friends, and plenty of good Holiday cheer!
When: November 26, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Lopes Square in Provincetown
More Info: Lobster Pot Christmas Tree - FB Page
Made from 100+ lobster pots stacked over 2 stories high and decorated with ribbons, garland and thousands of festive lights, artist Julian Popko's lobster pot Christmas tree will put you in the Holiday mood for sure!
When: November 26, 2022
Where: Various locations in Orleans
This popular town-wide celebration of the Holidays begins when Mrs. Claus comes to town on November 26th to join families for breakfast at Orleans Yacht Club, followed by Santa's arrival from the North Pole for a meet-and-greet with his adoring fans.
Then head out for some great shopping and yummy food as the festivities continue at the Arts Cottages.
Wrap up your day with a Candlelight Stroll with Mrs. Claus and the Tree Lighting at Depot Square, followed by more children’s festivities at the Arts Cottages, live music, cookies and hot chocolate for the kids!
When: November 26 - December 17, 2022 (Saturdays only), 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Nauset Model Railroad Club, Hilltop Plaza, Orleans
More Info: Nauset Model Railroad Club
The Nauset Model Railroad Club's Holiday Open House is a "don't-miss" for model railroad fans of all ages. Over 2,000 feet of display space features a variety of model trains chugging and tooting through miniature scenes festively decorated for the Holidays.
When: From late November through mid-December
Where: Towns and villages across Cape Cod
When Thanksgiving Day is in the rear-view mirror, it's time for our annual Christmas Strolls, tree lightings on the village green, community caroling, and Santa's arrival by boat or fire truck.
These beloved Holiday events are sure to get you into the Spirit of the Season!