Seaside Christmas Event Calendar

2016 Christmas Events in Orleans, MA

Month-Long Events

Watson’s Men’s Store. Formalwear, Sportswear, Activewear, Workwear. “Over 40 Years – Quality Good & Service.” Cape Cod’s most complete selection of menswear. From Head to Toe: Over 50 Name Brands. 34 Main St. 508-255-3303; watsonsmensstore.com

Blake & Co. Every Saturday Nov. 26-Dec. 24, mention this brochure to receive 20% off purchases (excluding sale and consignment items). 47 Main St., 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, December 2-23. Visit and enjoy holiday cookies! Raggtimeltd.com

Savvy on Main. Nov. 26 & 27, and every weekend till Christmas: Open House with wine & cheese. Come see our fabulous clothing & accessories. Great gifts and great for you. Look for our Special Weekend Sales! Be surprised and save! savvyonmain.com

Snow’s Home & Garden. We’re giving away “Secret Santa” gift cards! Twice a day in December up until Christmas Eve, one of our elves will give a $25 Snow’s gift card to a randomly selected customer. Could it be you? snowscapecod.com

The Academy Playhouse Presents A Christmas Story. Nov. 17-Dec. 30, Thurs-Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm. The classic holiday story of Ralphie and his friends comes to life on The Academy stage! Reserved Tickets: $24; $20 for 16 and under. Box Office: 508-255-1963; apacape.org

The Sparrow Store, 26 Main St. Unique gifts, cool things, Stocking Stuffer HQ. Cookies Saturdays. Holiday Open House Sat., Dec. 10, 5-7pm. Town-wide stroll Sat., Dec. 17, live music 4-6pm. Shop Christmas Eve till 5pm! thesparrowstore.com

The Parsonage Inn, “New Year’s Celebration.” Join us for a special two-night New Year’s celebration, welcome reception, champagne, New Year’s buffet breakfast. Call 508 255 8217 or book online at https://reserve2.resnexus.com/resnexus/Reservations/Lodging/05487AF3-7B27-44DB-AC61-5DA1405AE51A

Week 1: Nov. 26 – Dec. 2

The Red Balloon Toy Shop. Third annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Open House. Fri. Nov. 25, 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

Gallery 31 Fine Art. Fri. & Sat., Nov. 25 & 26, 12-4pm: “Seaside Holiday Open House”
Original paintings in oil, pastel, watercolor, “small works,” jewelry, cards, gift certificates, and free gift wrapping. gallery31capecod.com

Friends’ Marketplace. Fri. & Sat. Nov. 25 & 26, 2-5pm. Please join us for a holiday wine and cheese tasting! friendsmarketplace.net

The Tradition Continues. Thanksgiving Juried Fine Arts and Crafts Show, Nauset Middle School, Orleans. Fri. Nov. 25, 10am-5pm, Sat. Nov. 26, 10am-4pm. Sponsored by the Village Crafters of Cape Cod, in business for 36 years. villagecrafterscapecod.com; [email protected]

Pancake Breakfast with Mrs. Claus, Santa Arrives By Boat. Sat. Nov. 26, 8-10am. Orleans Yacht Club, 39 Cove Rd. Breakfast from Hole-In-One. $7 adults, $5 children. Please bring wrapped gifts for the Lower Cape Outreach Council and gift cards for teens for the Homeless Prevention Council “Adopt a Family” program.

Santa, Frosty & Orleans Winter Stroll. A day of holiday fun at Snow’s! Santa & Frosty will be at Snow’s to take pictures with the kids Nov. 26, 10-12. Sample delicious dips from 11am-12:30pm. The Orleans Stroll leaves from Snow’s at 4:45pm. Come enjoy some mulled cider with us before you go! Snowscapecod.com

Orleans Improvement Association Holiday Stroll & Tree Lighting
Sat. Nov. 26, 4:45 PM, Greet Mrs. Claus at Snow’s Home and Garden. Then at 5pm join the OIA candle light stroll and carol your way to the Village Green for the Snowflake Illumination and the Lighting of the Holiday Tree.

Gallery 31 Fine Art. Fri & Sat, Nov 25 & 26, 12-4pm: “Seaside Holiday Open House”
Original paintings in oil, pastel, watercolor, “small works,” jewelry, cards, gift certificates, and free gift wrapping. gallery31capecod.com

The Tradition Continues. Thanksgiving Juried Fine Arts and Crafts Show, Nauset Middle School, Orleans. Fri. Nov. 25, 10am-5pm, Sat. Nov. 26, 10am-4pm. Sponsored by the Village Crafters of Cape Cod, in business for 36 years. villagecrafterscapecod.com; [email protected]

A Goose Hummock Christmas. A Cape Cod Christmas Story. Sat. Nov. 26, 10am-4pm Kids can win original Daisy Red Rider BB Guns (safety glasses supplied, wouldn’t want anyone to “put an eye out”) Savings storewide. goose.com

Savvy on Main. Nov. 26 & 27, and every weekend till Christmas: Open House with wine & cheese. Come see our fabulous clothing & accessories. Great gifts and great for you. Look for our Special Weekend Sales! Be surprised and save! savvyonmain.com

Nauset Model Railroad Club. Model Railroad Holiday Open House. Sat. Nov. 26, 1-4pm. 180 Route 6A. See the world-renowned UNION FREIGHT addition to our HO railroad, plus trains running on four other exciting layouts! Fun for the whole family! FREE Admission. NausetModelRRclub.com

Community of Jesus. Services of Advent Lessons and Carols with Gloriæ Dei Cantores. Nov. 25 & 26, 4:30pm.
Candle-lit services of Advent Lessons and Carols at the Church of the Transfiguration open the season of Advent with readings, prayers, and carols. 508-240-2400; communityofjesus.org

Orleans Improvement Association. Holiday Stroll & Tree Lighting. Sat. Nov. 26 at 4:45pm. Greet Mrs. Claus at Snow’s Home and Garden. At 5pm join the OIA candlelight stroll and carol your way to the Village Green for the Snowflake Illumination and the Lighting of the Holiday Tree. orleansimprovement.org

25 Days of Christmas Giveaway. It’s back again: Snow’s 25 Days of Giving! Starts Wed. Nov. 30. Daily until Christmas we give away something special: kitchen appliances, cutlery, toys, games, figurines and more. Entry forms at our Orleans store; a winner will be drawn daily. snowscapecod.com

Friends’ Marketplace. Thurs. Dec. 1, 11:30am-1:30pm: Entertaining with Friends. Enjoy samples of simple and delicious appetizer ideas for holiday gatherings. friendsmarketplace.net

Friends’ Marketplace. Fri. & Sat. Dec. 2 & 3, 2-5pm. Please join us for a holiday wine and cheese tasting! friendsmarketplace.net

Week 2: Dec. 3 – Dec. 9

Santa Stampede 5K and Family Fun Run! Barley Neck Inn. Sat. Dec. 3, Registration 9am, race starts 10:30am. Register at orleanscapecod.org. Fee: Pre-Register $25, Race Day $30. Kids Shorter Mini Claus Run FREE! Create a Festive Costume and enter our contest! Over 25 Award Categories! Timed 5K, walkers welcome! All registrants get a free long-sleeved t-shirt! Post-Race Party and Awards hosted by the Barley Neck Inn & DJ Matty Dread. Please bring wrapped gifts for the Lower Cape Outreach Council and gift cards for teens for the Homeless Prevention Council “Adopt a Family” program.

Gallery 31 Fine Art. Saturdays in Dec. (3, 10, 17) “Seaside Holiday Open Houses.”
Original paintings in oil, pastel, watercolor, “small works,” jewelry, cards, gift certificates, and free gift wrapping. Gallery31capecod.com

Nauset Model Railroad Club. Model Railroad Holiday Open House. Sat. Dec. 3, 1-4pm. 180 Route 6A. See the world-renowned UNION FREIGHT addition to our HO railroad, plus trains running on four other exciting layouts! Fun for the whole family! FREE Admission. NausetModelRRclub.com

Snow’s. Popcorn Popping Demo. Sat. Dec. 3, 1-3pm. snowscapecod.com

Snow’s. Stonewall Kitchen ‘Pancake Puff’ Demo. Wed. Dec. 7, 11:30am-1pm.
Thurs. Dec. 8: Nordicware Baking Pan Demo and also serve coffee from the Bonjour Monet French Press, 11:30am-1pm. snowscapecod.com

Friends’ Marketplace. Thurs. Dec. 8, 11:30am-1:30pm: Entertaining with Friends.
Enjoy samples of seasonal side dishes that make a healthy and delicious addition to your holiday table. friendsmarketplace.net

Friends’ Marketplace. Fri. & Sat. Dec. 9 & 10, 2-5pm. Please join us for a holiday wine and cheese tasting! friendsmarketplace.net

Community of Jesus. Gabriel V Christmas Concert. Dec. 9 & 10, 7:30pm. Enjoy a festive concert with the Gabriel V Brass including classic favorites like Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and The First Noel, as well as other celebratory works. Tickets: 508-240-2400 or artsempoweringlife.org

Week 3: Dec. 10 – Dec. 16

Gallery 31 Fine Art. Saturdays in December (3, 10, 17) “Seaside Holiday Open Houses.”
Original paintings in oil, pastel, watercolor, “small works,” jewelry, cards, gift certificates, and free gift wrapping. gallery31capecod.com

Community of Jesus. Gabriel V Christmas Concert. Dec. 9 & 10, 7:30pm. Enjoy a festive concert with the Gabriel V Brass including classic favorites like Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and The First Noel, as well as other celebratory works. Tickets: 508-240-2400 or artsempoweringlife.org

The Goose Hummock 70th Anniversary Holiday Open House. Sat. Dec. 10, 9am-5pm. Help us celebrate the Holidays and our 70th Anniversary. Kids choose gifts from our special Fishing Rod Christmas Tree. Free gift wrapping available. Can’t think of what to get? Purchase a Goose Hummock Gift Card. goose.com

Agway. Pet Photos with Santa. Sat., Dec. 10, Orleans Agway 10am-noon & Dennis Agway 1:30-3:30pm. Bring your four-legged friends to celebrate the season. Your $10 donation supports the ARL Brewster Shelter & MSPCA. agway.com

Nauset Model Railroad Club. Model Railroad Holiday Open House. Sat. Dec. 10, 1-4pm. 180 Route 6A. See the world-renowned UNION FREIGHT addition to our HO railroad, plus trains running on four other exciting layouts! Fun for the whole family! FREE Admission. NausetModelRRclub.com

Santa & Frosty Visit Snow’s. Santa and Frosty will be back at Snow’s… bring the kids and the camera! Sat. Dec. 10, 2-5pm. Also, Electric Rice Cooker Demo, Wed. Dec. 14, 11am-12:30pm. snowscapecod.com

The Sparrow Store. 26 Main St. Unique gifts, cool things, Stocking Stuffer HQ. Cookies Saturdays. Holiday Open House Sat. Dec. 10, 5-7pm. Town-wide stroll Sat the 17th, live music 4-6pm. Shop Christmas Eve till 5 pm! thesparrowstore.com

Nauset Beach Club Restaurant. Carols & Cocktails. Wed. Dec. 14, 5-7pm, 222 Main St, East Orleans. Complimentary Canapés, Cash Bar. 25% discount on dinner. Reservations Required 508-255-8547

Friends’ Marketplace. Thurs. Dec. 15, 11:30am-1:30pm: Entertaining with Friends.
Enjoy samples of gourmet olives, cured meats and cheeses for your holiday antipasto platter. friendsmarketplace.net

Friends’ Marketplace. Fri. & Sat. Dec. 16 & 17, 2-5pm
Please join us for a holiday wine and cheese tasting! friendsmarketplace.net

Week 4: Dec. 17 – Dec. 31

Orleans Christmas Shopping Stroll. Dec. 17, 10am-5pm. Hop aboard one of our old-fashioned trolleys and enjoy shopping throughout Orleans at the Christmas Shopping Stroll! Stores throughout town will host special events, sales and more. Fun for the whole family! Trolley stops: Nauset Surf Shop, Goose Hummock, Nauset Marine, Homegrowntrades, Snow’s Home & Garden, Parish Park, Orleans Marketplace, Skaket Corners, Orleans Historical Society and Weekend.

The Red Balloon Toy Shop. Holiday Open House  Saturday December 17 2:00-4:00  Enjoy refreshments ! 114 Route 6A. 508-255-4208

Blake & Co. Every Saturday, Nov. 26-Dec. 24, mention this brochure to receive 20% off purchases (excluding sale and consignment items). 47 Main St., blakeorleans.com; [email protected]; 508-255-2555.

Cape House Hallmark Shop. Enjoy cookies and hot cider while saving 15% on any single non-sale item today only! Sat. Dec. 17. Capehouseshop.com

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, Dec. 2-23. Visit and enjoy holiday cookies! raggtimeltd.com

Gallery 31 Fine Art. Saturdays in December (3, 10, 17) “Seaside Holiday Open Houses”
Original paintings in oil, pastel, watercolor, “small works,” jewelry, cards, gift certificates, and free gift wrapping. Gallery31capecod.com

Hole-In-One Restaurant. 98 Rt. 6A. Come in and enjoy our unique homemade hot chocolate on a stick while shopping! Tasty and homemade stocking stuffers for your neighbors, family and friends. 10% off on Christmas themed cupcakes.

The Sparrow Store, 26 Main St. Unique gifts, cool things, Stocking Stuffer HQ. Cookies Saturdays. Holiday Open House Sat. the 10th, 5-7pm. Town-wide stroll Sat the 17th, live music 4-6pm. Shop Christmas Eve till 5pm! Thesparrowstore.com

Homegrowntrades. Stop in for holiday refreshments and save 20 percent off all purchases (excluding sale items). Sat. Dec. 17. Homegrowntrades.com

Orleans Yoga. 85 Rt. 6A. Swing by on Saturday, December 17th from 2-4 pm to take care of a little holiday shopping (at deep discounts!), enjoy some sweet treats and refreshments, and receive a complimentary chair massage

Orleans Historical Society Meetinghouse Museum Holiday Open House Dec. 17, 10–4. Enjoy holiday shopping and refreshments, and explore the museum. Holiday Sing-along and Musical Games 2-3 pm. Details, contact Nancy Wright, Office Manager, 240-1329 or [email protected]

Savvy on Main. 50 Main St. 50% Off The Entire Store, 20% off Gift Certificates! Open House with Wine & Cheese. Come see our fabulous clothing & accessories. Great gifts and great for you. Be surprised and save! savvyonmain.com

Nauset Farms. 199 Main St. Holiday Wine tasting starting at 1 along with samplings of of some of our fine Foods. Holiday wreaths and tons of Local products on display.

Zia Pizzeria. 210 Main St. Enjoy spiced hot cider and peppermint hot chocolate. Buy a dessert get a free small coffee! Complimentary snacks and see their new community gathering table from Maine!

Barley Neck Inn. 5 Beach Rd. Ugly Sweater Party! 4pm-9pm. It’s the ugliest night of the year at our annual Ugly Sweater Party! Wear your worst and enjoy the best drinks, food, and live music at the BNI!

Kinlin Grover 32 Main St. Enjoy christmas cookies and water complimentary of Kinlin Grover from 1-5pm.

Nauset Model Railroad Club. Model Railroad Holiday Open House. Sat., Dec. 17, 24, & 31, 1-4 pm. 180 Route 6A. See the world-renowned UNION FREIGHT addition to our HO railroad, plus trains running on four other exciting layouts! Fun for the whole family! FREE Admission. NausetModelRRclub.com

Ames Pizzieria. 180 Rt. 6A. Buy one of our Special Slices and get a cheese or pepperoni slice for one dollar.

Barcone’s Music. 158 Rt. 6A. Come in and shop local and receive: * 20% off all sheet music * 15% off accessories *$50 OFF all new instruments priced $500-$1,000 *$75 OFF new instruments priced $1,100 and over

Santa & Frosty Visit Snow’s. Frosty Visits Snow’s, Sat. Dec. 17, 11am-1pm
Santa Visits Snow’s, 12-3pm (last chance before the big day!) Stonewall Kitchen Doughnut Maker Demo, 11am-12:30pm. snowscapecod.com

ADORN. After Hours Holiday Shopping – Dec. 21-23 – Open until 8pm. Tackle your last minute shopping at Adorn. We will be open late and have treats while you shop! 211 Main Street, East Orleans. 774-316-4245; adorncapecod.com

Toaster Oven Demo at Snow’s. Wed. Dec. 21, 12-1:30 pm. Come see Hamilton Beach’s economical toaster oven in action – enough to cook a 12” pizza! snowscapecod.com

Friends’ Marketplace. Fri. Dec. 23, 2-5pm. Please join us for a holiday wine and cheese tasting! friendsmarketplace.net

Frosty Visits Snow’s. Sat. Dec. 24, 11am-1 pm. You can bring the kids for your last minute shopping, because Frosty will be here to make it fun! snowscapecod.com

Church of the Holy Spirit, Orleans. Children’s Christmas Pageant and Nativity Celebration, Sat. Dec. 24, 4:30pm, 204 Monument Road. Performed by Church school children, this family service is renowned for exceptional costumes by designer Robin McLaughlin. All children in congregation are invited to participate. Nursery care available.