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Cape Cod Events
November 2022

Updated: August 4, 2022

November's Cape Cod events calendar brings us lots of activities that'll kick off the Holiday season in grand style!

From "Gardens Aglow" in Sandwich and 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! 

Tall, granite monument strung with hundreds of white lights for the HolidaysPilgrim Monument at the Holidays

Fairs, Festivals & Special Events
November 2022

Provincetown Food & Wine Festival

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!

Glassblowers' Christmas

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!!

Lighting of the Pilgrim Monument

When: 2022 details - TBA

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!

Polar Express Christmas Train

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". 

As the Christmas train chugs along the tracks, everyone gets into the Holiday spirit with merry music, a reading of The Polar Express story, sweet treats, and mugs of hot cocoa.

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!


Eastham Turnip Festival

When: 2022 details - TBA

Where: Nauset Regional High School, 100 Cable Road, Eastham 

Admission: Free

More Info: Eastham Turnip Festival

Yes, you read that right ... a turnip festival! The town of Eastham is famous for its turnips - the sweetest you'll ever taste, courtesy of Cape Cod's light sandy soil and sweet salt air.

This one-of-a-kind Cape Cod event celebrates the venerable hometown veggie with an afternoon full of games (turnip bowling, anyone?), fun contests for all ages, arts and crafts for the kids, live music, and lots of unique tastings from the turnip cook-off.   Eastham turnips will be on sale, too, just in time for your Thanksgiving feast!

"Gardens Aglow"

When: 2022 details - TBA

Where: Heritage Museums and Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich

Admission: Adults $18; children $7; 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.


Holiday Open House at Nauset Model Railroad Club

When: 2022 details - TBA

Where: Nauset Model Railroad Club, Hilltop Plaza, Orleans

Admission: Free

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.

The Lobster Pot Tree

When:  2022 details - TBA

Where: Lopes Square in Provincetown

Admission: Free

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!

Gingerbread Lane & Artist Shanties

When: November 25 & 26, 2022, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Bismore Park and Harbor Overlook, Hyannis MA

Admission: Free

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!


Elf, The Musical

When: 2022 details - TBA 

Where: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit, MA

Admission: Ticket prices vary, from $30+

More Info: Arts on the Cape

How about a stage show to get you and the kids into the Holiday spirit? Add a performance of Elf - The Musical to your must-do list!

Based on the movie we've all come to love over the years, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf!

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