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Cape Cod Events
November 2021

Updated: August 26, 2021


November's Cape Cod events calendar kicks off the Holiday season in grand style!

From "Gardens Aglow" in Sandwich to lighting of the Lobster Pot Christmas Tree in Provincetown, you'll find outdoor events from one end of the Cape to the other. 

Pilgrim Monument strung with lights for the HolidaysPilgrim Monument at the Holidays


Looking for indoor things to do? There will be seasonal arts and crafts fairs, museum exhibits, and open houses all across Cape Cod throughout the month of November.

*TIP: Be sure to save time for shopping, too. There's no better place than the Cape to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

Cape Cod Events Each Month

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Fairs, Festivals & Special Events
November 2021


Glassblowers' Christmas

When: Opening day is November 19, 2021

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 special trees decorated with hundreds of unique glass ornaments created by some of the region's foremost glass artists.

The colors, the sparkle, the whole 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: November 11, 2021, 5 - 7 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. Traditionally, the illumination of the Monument occurs the evening before Thanksgiving Day, and the lights continue to shine through the first week of January.

Polar Express Christmas Train

When:  Weekends from Nov. 26 to Dec 23, 2021 and Christmas week

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

Tickets: $39 - $99  

More Info: Cape Cod Central Railroad

As the 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, meeting and 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: 2021 festival - Cancelled

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: Weekends (Fri., Sat., Sun.) from late November to the end of December, 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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: 2021 Open House dates - 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.


Lighting of the Lobster Pot Tree

When:  November 27, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

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.

Come watch the illumination of one of the coolest Christmas trees you'll ever see!

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