Falmouth Ushers in the Holidays with Cape Cod “CHARISMAS”

HOLIDAYS by the SEA cr Falmouth Chamber-smallerFalmouth Village, MA: The Falmouth Village Association joins the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce in kicking off the holidays with one of Southeast New England’s largest holiday parades. It may be quintessentially small town New England in theme, but certainly not in stature. Visit Falmouth Village December 6-8, 2013 and you can’t help but be touched by the holiday spirit. From twinkling lights in stores and holiday decorations along the streets plus sparkling light displays on the Village Green to caroling by the Nobska Lighthouse with Vineyard Sound as your backdrop, nothing says Cape Cod Christmas with more festivity. It’s the perfect kick-start to the holidays.

Begin the festive Holidays by the Sea weekend on December 6 with holiday carols at Nobska Lighthouse as the winter’s sun sets over Vineyard Sound, then bid hello to Santa as he arrives by boat at Falmouth Harbor. From there, the caroling moves to the Falmouth Village Green as an inspiring display of holiday lights are officially lit.

Throughout the weekend, the streets are decorated in their holiday finery and Falmouth Village stores and restaurants welcome shoppers with beautiful window decorations and special holiday sales. On December 7, it’s a good old’ fashioned holiday stroll as Falmouth Village stores along Main Street to the Queens Buyway stay open until 8pm offering refreshments and great ideas for everyone on your list. From 5-8pm, there’s a movie at Peg Noonan Park, live music, trolley rides and caroling and be sure to stop in for lunch or dinner at any of the Falmouth Village restaurants.

Highfield Hall features Holidays at Highfield through December 8. Top decorators and designers showcase their talents in the elegant rooms of Highfield Hall. The event also features an extensive Gift Gallery perfect for holiday shopping with items ranging from fine crafts to hostess gifts. You’ll also find a beautiful display of more than 60 miniature crèches from the collection of Bill Hendel, a popular tradition at Highfield Hall’s annual Holiday celebration. The Falmouth Museums on the Green will be presenting “A Colonial Christmas Open House” from December 3-8. On Saturday, Dec.,7th the museum will be open from 5:00 – 8:00 pm so that children can visit Santa. On Sunday, Dec 8th the Museums will be open from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

The weekend concludes with the 50th Annual Christmas Parade through Falmouth organized by the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce on December 8th. Known as Southeastern Massachusetts’ largest holiday parade featuring theme-decorated floats, clowns, animals, marching bands and Santa Claus, this is certainly a fitting conclusion to the weekend’s festivities. The parade steps off at noontime at the Falmouth Mall, and proceeds down Main Street, past the Queens Buyway toward the Village Green. You’ll want to reserve your place along the parade route and be sure to bring the camera. 

After the parade continue the holiday shopping and celebration in Falmouth Village. You just might finish your entire gift buying in one festive weekend! And be sure to plan to stay the weekend too. Falmouth B&Bs offer fine hospitality and insight into just the right stores for everyone on your list. In fact, on Sunday, the Falmouth B&B Association will sponsor a Holiday Open House from 1:30-4pm offering the chance to see five inns (Captain’s Manor Inn, Inn at Sider’s Lane, Palmer House Inn, Woods Hole Inn and Woods Hole Passage) dressed in all their holiday finery. Tickets are $10 per person with proceeds benefitting Falmouth Military Support Group. 

For more information call the Falmouth Village Association at 508-540-8280 or the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce at 508-548-8500.

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Contact: Pattie Cosgrove, Falmouth Village Assoc coordinator, 508-540-8280 or FalmouthVillageAssociation@Gmail.com
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