COVID-Safe Holiday Activities on Cape Cod

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 There’s no doubt the holiday season is looking a bit different this year. Fortunately, you and your family can still embrace beloved traditions with seasonal, COVID-safe activities and events all over the Cape. Here are a few ideas for making the season merry and bright, safely:

Gardens Aglow Sponsorship - Heritage Museums & Gardens

Gardens Aglow: This annual celebration is held at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, and it’s a perfect option for outdoor merry making. Explore stunning light displays as you visit with Santa, enjoy festive treats and hot drinks, shop for holiday gifts, and play games, all to the tune of classic holiday music. Be sure to get your tickets soon, as this Cape Cod favorite is nearly sold out!

(Select nights through December 27th)

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The Polar Express Train Ride: Hop aboard the magical Polar Express for an unforgettable ride along the Cape Cod Central Railroad. After you depart from Buzzard’s Bay for a 1.5-hour journey, you’ll be treated to dancing chefs and waiters, Christmas Carol singalongs, and a reading of the classic book that inspired it all. When you arrive at the “North Pole,” it’s time to meet Santa and receive a souvenir sleigh bell. Unforgettable!

(Weekends through December 13th, and daily from December 17th- 23rd)

Lighting of the Lobster Pot Tree Provincetown

See the Sights in Provincetown: Want to enjoy some crisp winter air? There’s no better place to take a cheery walk than in Provincetown, where the charming streets are lined with Christmas cheer. If you’re a fan of light displays, you won’t want to miss the Pilgrim Monument and the famous Lobster Pot Tree.

2019 Holidays at Highfield - Highfield Hall and Gardens

Holidays at Highfield: Visit beautiful Highfield Hall & Gardens to step into another world and witness a gorgeous holiday transformation. The decorations offer a perfect mixture of traditional and modern, and the brand-new Winter Woodland Village will feature festive vignettes. Round out your tour with some holiday shopping at the Gift Gallery.

(Thursdays-Sundays through December 13th)

Virtual Falmouth Christmas Parade “Home for The Holidays”

Falmouth Christmas Parade: This beloved Cape Cod tradition is going virtual for its 57th year! Enjoy an abbreviated version of the seasonal parade, which you can watch from the cozy comfort of your home on YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter, or the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce website. Is it any wonder the theme is “Home for the Holidays”? There’s really no reason to miss out on this holiday favorite this year.

(December 6th at noon)

11th Annual Glassblowers' Christmas and Special Exhibit: Glass Menagerie A-Z

11th Annual Glassblowers’ Christmas and Special Exhibit: Visit the Sandwich Glass Museum’s Christmas exhibit to find your new favorite ornament. You’ll be able to view the hand-blown glass offerings on display on a forest of indoor Christmas trees. This free event is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit.

(All season long beginning November 14th)

Enchanted Village Package | Cape Codder Resort

Enchanted Village at the Cape Codder Resort: Check out this annual light display and celebration open to members of the Cape Cod community. Santa will even be paying a socially distant visit. If you’re really feeling the holiday spirit, spring for an overnight package to make the magic last.

(Santa visits select dates through December 19th; Light display through New Year’s Day)

Have a holly, jolly, and safe season here on Cape Cod!

 

All photos via respective websites.