A Seaside Christmas in Orleans

A Town-Wide Celebration! November 25th – December 31st 2017

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!

Orleans Christmas Full Event Calendar


Orleans Holiday Decorating Contest

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Vote for your favorite decorations at participating businesses in Orleans & enter to win two tickets to Nantucket from Cape Air!
People Choice Contest: YOU can vote for the People Choice winner! Please visit a participant and vote for your favorites in the contest ballot box!
Judging: A group of Santa’s Elves will select the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall winners!
Adorn Cape Cod, Agway of Cape Cod, Amcomm Wireless – Orleans, Animal Hospital of Orleans, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, Corner Store Orleans, Earth House, Friends’ Marketplace and Garden Center, Goose Hummock, Kid & Kaboodle, Mahoney’s Atlantic Bar & Grill, Mid-Cape Home Centers, NY Hair Co & Spa, Nauset Beach Club, Nauset Marine, Oceana Cape Cod, Orleans Conservation Trust, Ragg Time LTD, The Local Scoop, Weekend, Yak Arts

Saturday, November 25th 2017

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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.

Santa will meet with the children at Snow’s Home and Garden, 22 Main St. Orleans, 10am-Noon.

Orleans Christmas Shopping Stroll


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! 

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 2nd 2017

Santa Stampede 5k and Family Fun Run Orleans Cape CodSanta Stampede 5k and Family Fun Run: 2017 Results

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.




Brought to you by our 2017 Sponsors

Our Premier Sponsors

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

Presenting Sponsors

Orleans Improvement Association the-social-diner  

Major Sponsors


Contributing Sponsors


Contributing Sponsors