A Seaside Christmas in Orleans

Seaside ChristmasA Town-Wide Celebration! November 26th – December 31st 2016

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Special events and savings at shops, galleries, restaurants, inns, theaters, churches, libraries, salons, spas, shows, and more. Meet visitors from the North Pole while enjoying all that Orleans has to offer! Save time, money and many miles per gift when you fill your sleigh in Orleans!

 Saturday, November 26th

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Pancake Breakfast with Mrs. Claus, Santa Arrives by Boat: 8am-10am
Orleans Yacht Club, 39 Cove Rd. Orleans
Enjoy a pancake breakfast with Mrs. Claus while awaiting the arrival of Santa by boat at 10am! Breakfast spread by the Hole-In-One Restaurant. $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 will meet with the children at Snow’s Home and Garden, 22 Main St. Orleans, 10am-Noon.

Annual Stroll and Winter Wonderland Lighting at Village Green
Sponsored by the Orleans Improvement Association
Meet with Mrs. Claus at Snow’s Home and Garden at 4:45pm. Stroll with caroling begins at 5:00pm, Winter Wonderland Lighting immediately after stroll.

Saturday, December 3rd

Santa Stampede 5k and Family Fun Run Orleans Cape CodSanta Stampede 5k and Family Fun Run, Registration 9:00am, Race Start: 10:30 a.m.

$25 Pre-Registration, $30 Day Of Event. Register Now

Race Start: The Barley Neck Inn, 5 Beach Rd. Orleans, MA 02653

Get your Santa suit, elf costume, antlers, stockings and lights! Create a festive costume and enter our Holiday Costume Contest!

Walkers Welcome! A Fun Family Friendly Event! Kids Only Run Too!

Professionally timed 5k. After Party Celebration with DJ Matty Dread and Award Ceremony held at The Barley Neck Inn! Prizes include Fastest Mr. Claus, Ms. Claus & Mini Claus, Overall Fastest in Holiday Costume: Male & Female, Overall Fastest Military & First Responder: Male & Female, Holiday Costume Contest Winner (Bib required). All 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in the following age categories receive a ticket for our Red Sack Prize Raffle! 13 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Please bring wrapped gifts for the Lower Cape Outreach Council and gift cards for teens for the Homeless Prevention Council “Adopt a Family” program.


Saturday, December 17th
Orleans Christmas Shopping Stroll


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.

Trolley Stop Map


Events, Sales & Specials on Saturday Dec. 17th!


Watson’s Men’s Store. 34 Main St. 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

Snow’s Home & Garden. 22 Main St. 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?

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

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

Blake & Co. 47 Main St. 20% off all sales (except consignment & sale items) up to $400. Purchases over $400 are 25% off. Through December 24th! 47 Main St., blakeorleans.com

Ragg Time Ltd. 43 Main St. 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. 34 Main St. 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

Corner Store. 54 Main St. Hungry from all of the shopping? Stop by the Corner Store, for a burrito, salad, whoopie pie, cookie, local beer or glass of wine! We’re open 6:30-6:30. Also, looking for a gift that will make anyone happy? Get them a Corner Store gift card!

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.

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

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


The Red Balloon Toy Shop. 114 Route 6A. Holiday Open House Sat. Dec. 17, 2pm-4pm Enjoy refreshments ! 508-255-4208

Cape House Hallmark Shop. Skaket Corners, 9 West Rd. #10. Enjoy cookies and hot cider while saving 15% on any single non-sale item today only! Sat. Dec. 17. Capehouseshop.com

Homegrowntrades. 82 Rt. 6A. 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

Nauset Model Railroad Club. 180 Route 6A. Model Railroad Holiday Open House. Sat., Dec. 17, 24, & 31, 1-4 pm. 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

Orleans Historical Society Meetinghouse Museum. 3 River Rd. & Holiday Open House Dec. 17, 10–4. Enjoy holiday shopping and refreshments, and explore the museum. 5th Grader Exhibit from OHS on display. Holiday Sing-along and Musical Games 2-3 pm.

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!


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

Brought to you by our 2016 Sponsors

Our Premier Sponsors

Agway of Cape Cod
Barley Neck Inn Orleans Cape Cod Marathon Sports Yarmouth Cape Cod
The Cape Codder Newspaper Wicked Local Cape Cod
Cape Cod Chronicle

Presenting Sponsors

Cape Cod Times Cape Cod Online Cape Cod Media Group Orleans Improvement Association the-social-diner

Major Sponsors


Supporting Sponsors

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Contributing Sponsors

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Nauset-Disposal Nauset-Marine
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