Holiday Happenings in Cape Cod feature wonderful venues to view holiday decorations, holiday lights and the largest Holiday Parade in Massachusetts. Several of our beautiful bed and breakfasts are open for the season and some are offering special packages for the Holidays by the Sea weekend.




Holidays at HIghfield Courtesy Amy Rader

The  annual Holidays at Highfield will run this year from November
23, 2018 until December 2, 2018 at Highfield Hall  and Gardens.
Festivities include holiday music, delicious culinary treats and beautifully created decor throughout the Highfield mansion. Thank you to the efforts of numerous local volunteers and local artists the mansion is full of holiday cheer. Again this year there will be a local artist Gift Gallery where you can shop for that unique gift for a special friend or family member. Also this year will once again feature the incredible international creche collection and a running In
model train exhibit.
Admission $10/$5 for members
Open Friday-Sunday, 10 am-4 pm, Monday-Thursday, 12 pm-4 pm
Santa: Saturday, December 1, 1 pm – 3 pm
Santa: Sunday, December 2, 1 pm – 3 pm




It’s hard to believe that this annual event has been a family favorite holiday event for over a decade!
This year the lighting displays around the gardens have been expanded as well as the fire pit area on Nickerson Field. In fact there will be marshmallow roasting at the fire pit. There are a number of new additions as well such as the family activity area located at Parade Field where you can enjoy a warming tent while snacking on donuts and apple cider provided by Cape Cod Donuts Food Truck.
Once again everyone has the chance to visit Mrs. Claus at the Special Exhibitions Gallery and Santa in the museum’s 1913 Model T Ford.
There is much more to do and you can see the full list of activities by clicking here.
Schedule :
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays from November 23 – December 30;  4:30pm-8:30pm.



The weekend locals and visitors alike look forward to is almost here.

Clydesdale Horses in Falmouth Christmas Parade

One  of the most fun activities of the December 7-9 weekend happens on Saturday night December 8th.  This is when Falmouth’s iconic historic cape cod village is closed to traffic and you can stroll worry free while enjoying free holiday music and snacks along Main street while you enjoy Holiday shopping in the local shops.
This year our very own Captain’s Manor Inn and Palmer House will have open houses and you can enjoy snacks and music by the Merry Dickens Carolers – 6:00 pm at Captain’s Manor Inn and 6:30 pm at Palmer House Inn.
December 7th


Falmouth Garden Club Holiday Market & Greens Sale – 11am to 4pm
The Wicks House, 55 & 65 Palmer Avenue
Holiday Carol Sing at Nobska Lighthouse – 5:30pm
233 Nobska Road , Woods Hole, MA 02543


December 8th


Jingle Jog 5K & Kid’s Elf Run 7:30am to 10:30am
The Elf Run starts at 9am, the Jingle Jog at 9:30am.
Falmouth Garden Club Holiday Market & Greens Sale – 11am to 4pm
The Wicks House, 55 & 65 Palmer Avenue
Falmouth Village Holiday Stroll – 5pm
Enjoy a stroll or trolley ride through Falmouth’s festively lit streets. This incredibly popular holiday event includes a movie screening, music, caroling, refreshments, extended holiday shopping hours, and other holiday festivities.
Lighting of the Falmouth Village Green – 7pm
Cap off your holiday evening with the annual lighting of the Falmouth Village Green. The Falmouth Brass Choir will lead the caroling before a special visit from Santa.


December 9th


55th Annual Falmouth Christmas Parade – 12pm
Falmouth Garden Club Holiday Market & Greens Sale – 11am to 4pm
The Wicks House, 55 & 65 Palmer Avenue