1. Home
  2. Events Calendar
  3. November

FTC Disclosure: If you make a purchase via a link on this site, I may receive a small commission on the transaction - at no added cost to you. Thank you!

Cape Cod Events
November 2023

Updated: November 1, 2023

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 2023! 

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

[*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 event sponsor before making plans to attend.]

Fairs, Festivals & Special Events
November 2023

Provincetown Food & Wine Festival

When: November 2 - 5, 2023

Where: Various venues in Provincetown

Admission: Varies by event

More Info: Provincetown Food & Wine Festival

The theme for Provincetown Food & Wine Festival 2023 is "Local Food for Global Wines".

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!

Lighting of the Pilgrim Monument

When: November 11, 2023, lights go on at 6 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!

Stony Brook Gristmill Holiday Open House

When: November 11, 2023, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: 830 Stony Brook Road, Brewster, MA

Admission: Free

More Info: Stony Brook Factory Village Gristmill & Museum

The Stony Brook Gristmill will be open today, grinding corn, and selling fresh, gluten-free stone ground cornmeal.

Come see the water wheel in motion and millstones grinding. Stock up now for your holiday and winter baking!

Brewster Ladies Library Annual Pottery Sale

When: November 12 - 26, 2023, during regular library hours (closed Mondays and November 23 & 24)

Where: Brewster Ladies Library, 1822 Main St., Brewster, MA

Admission: Free

More Info: Brewster Ladies Library

Eight very talented, local Cape Cod potters present their work for the Annual Holiday Pottery Show & Sale.

An array of handmade sculpture, mugs, bowls and various items will be available with a portion of the proceeds going directly to the Ladies Library.

Glassblowers' Christmas

When: Opening day is November 17, 2023

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: Glassblowers' Christmas

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!!

Seaside Holiday Fair

When: November 18, 2023, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Where: Mashpee Congregational Church, 259 Shore Dr., New Seabury, Mashpee, MA

Admission: Free

More Info: Mashpee Congregational Church

All are invited to the festive Seaside Holiday Fair at MCC!

The fair opens at 8:30 AM for early birds and will continue until 2:30 p.m. Gift shop in the Christmas boutique features beautiful handmade items, linens, scarves, crafts, vintage and estate jewelry and more!

Follow the red balloons to 259 Shore Dr., Mashpee, in the Popponesett Market Place in New Seabury.

Polar Express Christmas Train

When:  Weekends from Nov. 24 to Dec 23, 2023 (added dates during Christmas week)

Where: Buzzards Bay Depot, 70 Main Street, Buzzards Bay

Tickets: Adults $59 - $94; children $49 - $84; ages 2 and under $5 with adult ticket purchase (must sit on adult's lap)  

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!

"Gardens Aglow"

When: November 24 - 26 and November 30, 2023;  timed entry from 4:30 – 5:45 p.m., 5:45 – 6:45 p.m., 6:45 – 8:30 p.m.

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

Admission:  Adults $25, Youth (3-17): $15, Member Adults $23 | Member Youth (3-17): $13 | Children 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.

Gingerbread Lane & Artist Shanties

When: November 24 & 25, 2023, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: Hyannis Village Green, Walkway to the Sea 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!

Holidays at Highfield

When: November 24, 25, 26 & 30, 2023, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Highfield Hall & Gardens, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA

Admission: $10

More Info: Holidays at Highfield

Highfield Hall is gearing up for another spectacular Holiday season, featuring dazzling decorations, seasonal activities, and appearances by the Snow Queen and Snow Princess.

The Gift Gallery will offer artisan gifts for all ages, perfect for holiday shopping. Talented designers, Sandra Cavallo and Sarah Pring, will lead the theme "Holidays Through the Generations," showcasing designs from the 19th century to the present.

The Nauset Model Railroad Club will delight all ages with their train system. Plus, the Craft Room on the 2nd floor allows visitors to create special holiday keepsakes.

*Admission times are split into 3 blocks of two hours each, and spaces are limited. So pre-registration is strongly encouraged! 

Christmas Celebration at Snow's

When: November 25, 2023, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where: Snows Home and Garden, 22 Main Street Orleans, MA

Admission: Free

More Info: Christmas Celebration at Snow's

Welcome in the Holiday season at Snow's Home and Garden! It's a day filled with fun for the whole family, coinciding with Small Business Saturday.

Santa Claus will be making a special appearance from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Enjoy the enchanting carolers from Dickens Singers and a lively puppet show by Mary Wilson from Pitter Patter Puppets. Delicious local treats, including Cape Cod Macarons and food trucks like Mom and Pop's and Andale On Wheels, will be available.

Be sure to explore the Holiday Shop, Holiday Train, and the charming holiday store window displays. This is a fun event you won't want to miss!

The Lobster Pot Tree

When:  Nightly beginning ovember 25, 2023

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 Provincetown's beloved lobster pot Christmas tree will put you in the Holiday mood for sure!

Winterfest in Orleans

When: November 25, 2023

Where: Various locations in Orleans

More Info: Winterfest in Orleans

This popular town-wide celebration of the Holidays begins when Mrs. Claus comes to town on November 25th to join families for breakfast at Orleans Yacht Club, followed by Santa's arrival from the North Pole at Town Cove dock 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!

Holiday Open House at Nauset Model Railroad Club

When: November 25, 2023, 1 - 4 p.m. 

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.

Holiday Strolls, Tree Lightings & Caroling

When: From late November through mid-December

Where: Towns and villages across Cape Cod

Admission: Free

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!

>>See: Christmas Strolls, Tree Lightings, Caroling & More 

Want to Add an Event to This Month's Calendar?

Click here


  1. Home
  2. Events Calendar
  3. November