Cape Cod Holiday Events

Despite the fact that temperatures will reach sixty degrees today, I’m starting to feel the spirit of the holidays as catalogs arrive in my mailbox and invitations to parties and events land in my inbox.

If you’re planning a trip to the Cape over the next few months, here are some highlights for festivities taking place:

Thanksgiving Day: Turkey Trot
Join innkeepers Jill and James in running the Thanksgiving morning 5k annual turkey trot near Oyster Pond in downtown Chatham. Race kicks off at 8am and is $15/runner plus a donation bag of non perishable groceries. Not a bad way to justify that extra piece of pie later!

November 25 – December 29th
The Captains House Inn will be serving our special holiday high tea menu. This year’s menu features goodies like salmon salad stuffed cucumbers, pesto and plum tomato on focaccia, mushroom pasties, dried fruit scones (trust me, they trump fruit cake!), and traditional English trifle. Tea is served daily with seatings form 3:00-4:30 and is $18/person for outside guests and $7.50 for in-house guests. Larger parties can be accommodated earlier in the day.

December 4th
Santa arrives at 1:30 at the Chatham fish pier to kick off a month long celebration – Chatham’s Christmas by the Sea. His visit is followed by a performance by the Chatham Town Band at Kate Gould Park at the band shell. Finally, that evening, Chatham Bars Inn hosts its annual holiday dinner/dance.

December 9-11Christmas Stroll Weekend
Take advantage of the Captains House Inn’s two night Historic Inn Tour package which includes a wine and cheese social, tickets to the inn tour, and discounted rates.

The weekend kicks off at 5:30 on Friday night with a tree lighting ceremony in downtown Chatham.

On Saturday, December 10th, don’t miss the first ever Brandenburg-by-the Sea concert at the Methodist Church downtown. The Brandenburg Concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach are a collection of six instrumental works presented by Bach to Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg Schwedt in 1721. They are widely regarded as among the finest musical compositions of the Baroque era. Tickets are $50 and proceeds will be donated to the Homeless Prevention Council on Cape Cod.

On Sunday December 11th, a collection of inns and historic homes will open their doors to the public for the annual holiday inn tour. Stroll at your own pace to view spectacular decorations and munch on festive nibbles. Tickets are $10/person.

New Years Festivities
We have two rooms remaining for our popular three night New Years package which begins on December 30th with an elaborate buffet high tea for all in-house guests. On New Years Eve, indulge in a “create-your-own” sundae during our afternoon ice cream social. That evening, Chef Kevin has created a menu featuring iconic favorite dishes for our supper buffet. Swing into the dining room and fill your plate and champagne flute between some of the many first night events taking place throughout Chatham. We just got word that American Idol star Siobhan Magnus will be performing that evening. The package culminates on New Years day morning for our extended gourmet brunch. Our chef has outdone himself this year and one thing is for sure – you won’t leave hungry!

With all the events taking place over the next few months, it hardly feels like the “slow” season for us innkeepers. We hope to see you and look forward to celebrating the holiday season with our guests.

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