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A Seaside Christmas in Orleans 2015 Full Event Calendar

November 27, 2015 - December 31, 2015

A Seaside Christmas in Orleans Cape Cod

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Month Long Events

The Orleans Improvement Association

Holiday Decorating Contest. $1,000 in prizes will be awarded! Businesses are encouraged to brighten up the Town with spirit and creativity. Applications found at orleansimprovement.org or the Chamber Office. Winners are announced at Carols & Cocktails, Nauset Beach Club Restaurant on Dec. 15, 5pm. orleansimprovement.org

The Academy Playhouse

Presents “Sounds of the Season”. Nov. 27-Dec. 27, Fri. & Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm. Join several of your favorite Academy singers and performers as they celebrate the holiday season with songs from Broadway to Hollywood and seasonal favorites. “If you’re not in the holiday spirit when you arrive you darn well will be by the time you leave.” Gala Version at Chatham Bars Inn including a cash bar, Dec. 17, 5:30pm. Reserved Tickets: $22. Box Office: 508-255-1963 apacape.org

Blake & Co.

Every Sat. from Nov. 28-Dec. 19 mention this brochure and receive 15% off any one item in the store (excluding items already on sale and consigned items). Lots of surprise sales as well! 47 Main Street. blakeorleans.com,[email protected], 508-255-2555

Ragg Time Ltd.

Shop local and shop us for your holiday gifts, accessories and clothing.  Free gift wrapping. Different sales each week. Come register for our $50 raffle drawn each Friday afternoon beginning Dec. 4-18. Visit and enjoy holiday cookies! raggtimeltd.com

Snow’s Home and Garden

25 Days Giving! Daily product giveaways every day between Nov. 30 and Christmas Eve! Enter at Snow’s Orleans store. Each day Snow’s Elves will be giving away a “Secret Santa” $25 gift card to a randomly selected customer! snowscapecod.com

Week 1: Nov. 28-Dec. 4

Gallery 31 Fine Art

Fri. & Sat., Nov. 27 & 28, 12 to 4pm: “Seaside Holiday Open House” at Gallery 31! Small Works Painting Sale, with new framed and unframed paintings from 4″ x 4″ to 9 x 12″ and the usual, beautiful fare! Join us for light refreshments and shop for original art, ornaments, jewelry, cards, books, gift certificates, and free gift wrapping. gallery31capecod.com

The Red Balloon Toy Shop

Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Open House. Fri. Nov. 27, 3-5pm. 114 Rt. 6A. Enjoy refreshments, holiday tunes, balloons and more. Mrs. Claus will officiate the tree lighting at 5pm. 508-255-4208 redballoontoyshop.com

Seaside Christmas in Orleans Pancake Breakfast with Mrs. Claus, Santa Arrives By Boat

Nov. 28, Breakfast 8-10am, Santa Arrives, 10am. Orleans Yacht Club, 39 Cove Rd. Enjoy a Pancake Breakfast by Hole-In-One Breakfast & Lunch and a visit with Mrs. Claus while waiting for Santa! $7 adults, $5 children. Part of the proceeds benefit the Lower Cape Outreach Council.

Snow’s Home and Garden

Photos with Santa after he arrives by boat at the OYC! 10am-Noon. Frosty will also be around to greet the kids! snowscapecod.com

Goose Hummock

A Cape Cod Christmas Story. Sat., Nov. 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. While parents shop, kids can try out the original Daisy Red Rider BB Gun (safety glasses supplied, wouldn’t want anyone to “put an eye out”) Holiday Gift Wrapping available as well as our ongoing Holiday Sale savings store wide. Gifts for the kids and hot cider, hot chocolate and cookies available. Come warm up after Santa arrives and have some fun.

Friends’ Marketplace

Please join us for a wine and cheese tasting! Fri. & Sat. Nov. 28-29, 2-5pm, 57 Main Street. friendsmarketplace.net

Community of Jesus

Services of Advent Lessons and Carols. Nov. 27-29, 4:30pm. Gloriæ Dei Cantores has presented this beloved, candlelit service of readings, carols and choral music to open the Advent season at the Church of the Transfiguration. Come early and enjoy an elegant afternoon tea served at 3 pm. For Tea reservations call 508-240-2400. chrchofthetransfiguration.org

Blake & Co.

A Day of Giving!  Sat., Nov. 28, 10am-5pm, 47 Main Street. A percentage of all sales will be donated to the Homeless Prevention Council of Lower Cape Cod, whose mission is to empower and assist people to attain self-sufficiency. Please join us in helping this most deserving organization. blakeorleans.com, [email protected], 508-255-2555

By the Sea Driftwood Company

“Gifts from the Sea” Sat. Nov. 28, 10am-4pm. 94 West Rd. Open studio and gallery of handcrafted, coastal inspired gifts for the home & garden created from local materials – driftwood, shells, salvaged marine hardware. Holiday décor & ornaments. Soaps, pottery, jewelry & vintage nautical goods. Mulled Cider & Cookies. 508-240-5783, [email protected], bytheseadriftwood.com

Savvy On Main

Open House with wine and cheese. Sat. & Sun. Nov. 28-29, 12-5pm, 50 Main Street. Providing fabulous clothing and accessories! Look for Our Special Weekend Sales Surprises!

Nauset Model Railroad Club

Model Railroad Holiday Open House. Sat., Nov. 28, 1-4pm. 180 Route 6A. Come see the model trains running through 2,000 square feet of urban and mountain scenery on five different scale layouts. Fun for the whole family! FREE Admission. NausetModelRRclub.com

Annual Orleans Christmas Stroll & Winter Wonderland Lighting

Sat. Nov. 28, 4:45pm. Meet with Mrs. Claus at Snow’s Home and Garden. Stroll with caroling begins at 5pm. Lighting of the Orleans Improvement Association “Winter Wonderland” of beautifully illuminated “Snowflakes” and twinkling lights on the Orleans Village Green and Academy Place at the culmination of the Stroll. orleanscapecod.org

Orleans United Methodist Church

After the stroll warm up with complimentary clam chowder, coffee and cookies across the street! Sat. Nov. 28.

Hole-In-One Breakfast and Lunch

Taste Test Tuesday Dec.1: A bakery favorite every Tuesday selected by us for you to try! This week delight in a Candy Cane Frosted Brownie theholecapecod.com

Hole-In-One Breakfast and Lunch

Throwback Thursday Dec. 3: A bakery special every Thursday that’s fondly remembered and loved by all! This week delight in Sour Cream Coffee Cake theholecapecod.com

Oceana’s Wrap It Up Event
Fri. Dec. 4, 5:30pm-8:30pm. Join us for OCEANA’s Wrap It Up Event including a special Sorrelli Jewelry Trunk Show. Enjoy live Music, Tasty Treats and Spirits. And best of all when you pick out and purchase your gifts that evening we will wrap them and if you wish, we will hold them for you to pick up on another day! Check everyone off your list and no wrapping needed! 1 Main Street Sq. (behind Mahoney’s Atlantic) 508-240-1414, oceanacapecod.com

Friends’ Marketplace

Please join us for a wine and cheese tasting! Fri. & Sat. Dec. 5-6, 2-5pm, 57 Main St. friendsmarketplace.net

Santa Stampede 5k and Family Fun Run

Fri. Dec. 4, 3pm-6pm. Pre-Registration & Number Pick-Up. Marathon Sports, 484 Station Ave. Yarmouth, 3pm-6pm. Save 20% footwear and apparel!

Week 2: Dec. 5-Dec. 11

Santa Stampede 5k and Family Fun Run!

Barley Neck Inn. Sat. Dec. 5, Registration 9:30am, Start, 11am. Register online at orleanscapecod.org. Entry Fee: Pre-Register $20, Race Day $25. Kids Shorter Mini Claus Run FREE! Create a Festive Costume and Join The Stampede! Over 25 Award Categories! Timed 5k, walkers welcome! First 200 registrants get a free long-sleeved t-shirt! Post-Race Party and Awards hosted by the Barley Neck Inn & DJ Matty Dread.

Snow’s Home and Garden

Sat., Dec. 5. Nordic Ware and Swiss Diamond Cookware Demos, plus Santa and Frosty! Dorise Boujoulian demonstrates Nordic Ware Snowflake Gingerbread Man Pans (11am-1pm) and Swiss Diamond cookware (2-4pm). Don’t forget to bring the kids…Santa and Frosty visits from 1-3 p.m. snowscapecod.com

By the Sea Driftwood Company

“Gifts from the Sea” Sat. Dec. 5, 10am-4pm & Sun. Dec. 6 , 12-4pm. 94 West Rd. Open studio and gallery of handcrafted, coastal inspired gifts for the home & garden created from local materials – driftwood, shells, salvaged marine hardware. Holiday décor & ornaments. Soaps, pottery, jewelry & vintage nautical goods. Mulled Cider & Cookies. 508-240-5783,[email protected], bytheseadriftwood.com

Orleans Historical Society and Orleans Elementary

“Finest Hours” Exhibit and Holiday Reception! Sat., Dec. 5, 12pm-2pm, OHS Museum. OES 5th grade students have constructed an interpretive, written and visual display of The Finest Hours. Through the creation of clay dioramas, each student illustrates the famous 1952 rescue of 32 men off the wrecked tanker Pendleton by four, heroic Coast Guardsmen from Chatham. orleanshistoricalsociety.org

Friends’ Marketplace

Please join us for a wine and cheese tasting! Fri. & Sat. Dec. 5-6, 2-5pm, 57 Main St. friendsmarketplace.net

Savvy On Main

Open House with wine and cheese. Sat. & Sun. Dec. 5-6, 12pm-5pm, 50 Main Street. Providing fabulous clothing and accessories! Look for Our Special Weekend Sales Surprises! savvyonmain.com

Nauset Model Railroad Club

Model Railroad Holiday Open House. Sat., Dec. 5, 1-4pm. 180 Route 6A. Come see the model trains running through 2,000 square feet of urban and mountain scenery on five different scale layouts.  Fun for the whole family! FREE Admission. NausetModelRRclub.com

Orleans Historical Society and Nauset Model Railroad Club

“Railroad Day,” Sun, Dec. 6, 1-4pm, OHS Museum. Commemorating the first train to Orleans on December 6, 1865.  See trains run on two model layouts, try your skills in switching cars like real railroad engineers, plus historic displays and photos. Themed games and coloring pages for younger children. orleanshistoricalsociety.org

Hole-In-One Breakfast and Lunch

Taste Test Tuesday Dec.8: A bakery favorite every Tuesday selected by us for you to try! This week delight in a Gingerbread Man Cookie or any of our other Homemade Cookies theholecapecod.com

Snow’s Home and Garden

Wed. Dec. 9, 10am-12pm: Tea Forte Tea Sampling. Join Anna Vicuna of Tea Forte for a sampling of their outstanding Winter Chai. The perfect choice for the holiday season. snowscapecod.com

Hole-In-One Breakfast and Lunch

Throwback Thursday Dec. 10: A bakery special every Thursday that’s fondly remembered and loved by all! This week delight in a Half Moon Cookie theholecapecod.com

Friends’ Marketplace

Please join us for a wine and cheese tasting! Fri. & Sat. Dec. 12-13, 2-5pm, 57 Main Street. friendsmarketplace.net

Week 3: Dec. 12-Dec. 18

The Goose Hummock Holiday Open House

Sat., Dec. 12, 9am-5pm. Refreshments served as we celebrate the season. Come in for Simeon’s Smoked Bluefish Paté, home baked goodies and maybe a little nip to take the chill off. Kids choose gifts from our special Fishing Rod Christmas Tree. Games, fun and lots of sales to enjoy. Free gift wrapping available for all purchases. Can’t think of what to get? Come in, share some cheer and purchase a Goose Hummock Gift Card.

Agway of Cape Cod

Pet Photos with Santa to Benefit the Animal Rescue League. Sun., Dec. 13: Orleans Agway 10am-noon & Dennis Agway 1:30-3:30pm. Bring your four-legged friends to Agway to celebrate the Christmas season and support a great cause at the same time. Your $10 donation supports the ARL Brewster Shelter.

Friends’ Marketplace

Please join us for a wine and cheese tasting! Fri. & Sat. Dec. 12-13, 2-5pm, 57 Main Street. friendsmarketplace.net

Savvy On Main

Open House with wine and cheese. Sat. & Sun. Dec. 12-13, 12pm-5pm, 50 Main Street. Providing fabulous clothing and accessories! Look for Our Special Weekend Sales Surprises! savvyonmain.com

Snow’s Home and Garden.

Sat. Dec. 12, 11am-1pm: Frosty the Snowman, Book Signing with Shirley Vogel. Frosty strolls down the aisles spreading holiday cheer! He also loves to get – and respond to – letters, so we hope you’ll stop by and drop something in his mailbox. Author Shirley Vogel signs copies of her book:WHispers: Faith, Favorites, Fun and Fotos of Cape Cod.snowscapecod.com

Nauset Model Railroad Club

Model Railroad Holiday Open House. Sat., Dec. 12, 1-4pm. 180 Route 6A. Come see the model trains running through 2,000 square feet of urban and mountain scenery on five different scale layouts.  Fun for the whole family! FREE Admission. NausetModelRRclub.com

Hole-In-One Breakfast and Lunch

Taste Test Tuesday Dec.15: A bakery favorite every Tuesday selected by us for you to try! This week delight in a Sample of Granola Flavors theholecapecod.com

Nauset Beach Club Restaurant

Carols & Cocktails. Tues. Dec. 15, 5-7pm, 222 Main St, East Orleans. Complimentary Canapés, Cash Bar. 25% discount on dinner. Reservations Required 508-255-8547

Snow’s Home and Garden

Wed. Dec. 16, 11:30am-1:30pm: Gourmet du Village Dip Tasting. Join Donna to sample a selection of their most popular dips. Enter to win their holiday-inspired Cranberry Red “Fondue for 2,” a set! snowscapecod.com

Hole-In-One Breakfast and Lunch

Throwback Thursday Dec. 3: A bakery special every Thursday that’s fondly remembered and loved by all! This week delight in Whoopie Pies theholecapecod.com

The Federated Church of Orleans

“Deck the Halls” A Choral Celebration and Community Sing for Christmas.  Fri. Dec. 18, 7pm, 162 Main St, East Orleans. Selections from the Federated Church Chancel choir, directed by Betty Kelly, and the Handbell choir directed by Bonnie Brenner, plus guest harpist Thom Dutton. Free & open to the public. fedchurchorleans.org

Friends’ Marketplace

Please join us for a wine and cheese tasting! Fri. & Sat. Dec. 19-20, 2-5pm, 57 Main Street. friendsmarketplace.net

Week 4: Dec. 19-Dec. 31

Snow’s Home and Garden

Sat. Dec. 19, 11am-1pm: Frosty the Snowman strolls down the aisles one last time! snowscapecod.com

Friends’ Marketplace

Please join us for a wine and cheese tasting! Fri. & Sat. Dec. 19-20, 2-5pm, 57 Main Street. friendsmarketplace.net

Savvy On Main

Open House with wine and cheese. Sat. & Sun. Dec. 19-20, 12pm-5pm, 50 Main St. Providing fabulous clothing and accessories! Look for Our Special Weekend Sales Surprises! savvyonmain.com

Nauset Model Railroad Club

Model Railroad Holiday Open House. Sat., Dec. 19, 1-4pm. 180 Route 6A. Come see the model trains running through 2,000 square feet of urban and mountain scenery on five different scale layouts.  Fun for the whole family! FREE Admission. NausetModelRRclub.com

Community of Jesus

Gabriel V Brass Concerts, Dec. 19-20, 7:30pm. Enjoy a festive evening concert with the Gabriel V Brass at the Church of the Transfiguration. Amidst a life-sized crèche and holiday garlands, enjoy classic favorites likeJoy to the World as well as other celebratory works such as Festival of Lights. The concert will also feature the landmark E.M. Skinner Organ with a surround-sound design like no other in the world. Tickets: 508-240-2400 or gdaf.org

Church of the Holy Spirit, Orleans

Children’s Christmas Pageant and Nativity Celebration, Thurs. Dec. 24, 4:30pm, 204 Monument Rd. Children who join the procession are given golden stars to place at the crèche. The Nativity Program is renowned for its exceptional costumes by noted designer Robin McLaughlin, who creates for the Harwich Junior Theater and Cape Repertory Theatre. A children’s choir will also perform. 508-255-0433, holyspiritorleans.org

Christmas Eve Service. Thurs. Dec. 24, 10pm. Christmas Day Service. Fri. Dec. 25, 10am. 508-255-0433, holyspiritorleans.org

The Federated Church of Orleans

Christmas Eve Festive service of Lessons and Carols Thurs., Dec. 24, 7pm, 162 Main St, East Orleans. fedchurchorleans.org

Nauset Model Railroad Club

Model Railroad Holiday Open House. Sat., Dec. 26, 1-4pm. 180 Route 6A. Come see the model trains running through 2,000 square feet of urban and mountain scenery on five different scale layouts.  Fun for the whole family! FREE Admission. NausetModelRRclub.com

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Orleans Chamber of Commerce
Phone:
508-255-1386
Email:
[email protected]
Website:
www.orleanscapecod.org