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Thanksgiving Weekend on Cape Cod

Becky Fischer | 11/20/2015

This is the first Thanksgiving in many years that we will spend on the Cape. So I started looking at our events pages to determine fun places to take our guests over the weekend. The options are exciting, and we may venture out beyond our Lower Cape area to experience some holiday cheer.

For a full list of Cape Cod events, search by town and date on our Events page.

Here are a few Cape Cod events that we are planning to attend.

6th Annual Glassblowers' Christmas at Sandwich Glass Museum from Saturday, November 14 - Wednesday, December 30, 2015. Hundreds of unique glass ornaments made by the region’s finest local and national glass artists, will adorn Christmas trees in the Contemporary Gallery.

Lighting of the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown on Wednesday, November 25th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Celebrate and witness when they “throw the switch” and commemorate the Pilgrims’ first Landing in America in November of 1620.

Gardens Aglow at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich. Heritage sparkles this holiday season with Gardens Aglow, featuring over nine miles of holiday lights throughout the gardens, a stunning model train exhibit in the Special Exhibitions Gallery with new features this year, and music and dance performances in the Automobile Gallery. Celebration runs on weekends from Nov 27 - Dec 20. Check out their website for more specifics. We'll be there for sure! Heritage Museum

A Seaside Christmas in Orleans offers all day free events on November 28th. Start with pancakes with Santa, explore the town all day and then end with Holiday stroll and lighting of the town tree at 4:45. We have enjoyed these events for years. Fun for all ages, even our teenage kids still like seeing Santa pull up on a boat.

The Holidays at Highfield in Falmouth. Open daily from Friday November 27th - December 6th. Top decorators and designers showcase their talents in the elegant rooms of Highfield Hall.

The Train to Christmas Town in Hyannis. This is something I have always wanted to do for the holidays. Hop aboard the Cape Cod Central Railroad and fall in love with the heartwarming tale of Janice, a little girl who looks forward to riding the Train to Christmas Town every year with her brother and Grandmother. This adventure starts on November 27th and rides offered each weekend evening at 5:30pm. For more specifics, visit Climb Aboard the Train to Christmas Town

The Cape and Islands really know how to party and entertain during the holidays. If you're considering a weekend or holiday visit, let us help you find a place to stay!