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.
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 9-11 – Christmas 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.
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!