Holidays in Falmouth

Falmouth is famous for sea and salt air, but it’s also the best place to experience the charming allure of the holidays on Cape Cod. Your time is limited and there’s just so much to do. Let Falmouth Visitor help you make the most of your winter getaway…

Here in Falmouth, it’s always the Most Wonderful Time of The Year, but especially Holidays by the Sea Weekend  presented by the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce, which runs from Friday, December 6 to Sunday, December 8. The festivities kick off on Friday at 5:30 pm with community caroling at Peg Noonan Park on Main Street. *Please note, due to construction, this will not be held at Nobska Lighthouse. 

Since we’re a coastal town, Seafaring Santa will arrive by boat at Falmouth Harbor, next to The Flying Bridge, on Saturday morning at 10:30 am, and the Jolly Old Elf will be armed with candy canes for the kids. This year’s ever-popular Jingle Jog 5K & Kids’ Elf Run features a NEW TIME AND COURSE, kicking off at 3:30 pm at the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce. Whether you’re a participant or a spectator, your tackiest and wackiest holiday garb is encouraged! 

Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic on Saturday night for the Falmouth Village Holiday Stroll, presented by the Falmouth Village Association in collaboration with the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce. Participating merchants will be offering refreshments, and Santa will appear at the Inflatable North Pole at Peg Noonan Park before heading up the street to the annual Lighting of the Village Green promptly at 7 pm. Enjoy caroling from the Falmouth Brass Choir and be sure to dress warmly and bring your flashlights! Parking will be available at Mullen-Hall School and Lawrence School, where the Holiday Trolley will stop, while also running from Peg Noonan Park to Queens Buyway. Get into the spirit and hop aboard!


The largest holiday parade in Southeastern Massachusetts will step off from Dillingham Avenue on Sunday, December 8 at noon, traveling north and ending near the Falmouth Village Green. Featuring marching bands, festive floats by local and regional organizations, in addition to many of your favorite Falmouth businesses, culminating with Santa Himself. This year’s theme is “Peace & Goodwill.” Rumor has it the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in North Falmouth (pictured) is pretty confident they won’t be giving up their title as Best Adult Float. Stay tuned to find out…


You can get a head-start on the season with Holidays at Highfield, November 29-December 8; December 12 – 20, featuring a gift gallery, model train display, and live music. Touring the festively decorated Victorian mansion is a treat in itself and you can also check out the mesmerizing outdoor installation “Stickwork,” a community collaboration with world-nenowned sculptor Patrick Doughterty. Hours are Monday -Thursday, noon to 4 pm. Friday – Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm. 

Take in a truly Woodsholian experience at the village Renaissance Fair on Saturday, December 7 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Community Hall and the Old Fire Station. Shop for holiday wreaths and one-of-a-kind gifts by local artists and crafters. Featuring live music and carols, homemade soups and sweet treats. There’s nothing quite like this charming, time-honored tradition!

Tis the season for wit, sass, and chorus line kicks. The Brazen Belles will present their wildly popular Winter Spectacular in the cozy ambiance of the Landfall Restaurant. Shows run December 26-29 and kick off at 7:30 pm. Tickets WILL sell out, so visit their website today to secure yours!

There’s something for everyone during this time of year, so keep checking this post as we update it with all the info you need to experience a quintessential Cape Cod holiday season. In the meantime, we’d like to give a shout-out to the Falmouth Department of Public Works, which transforms our Village Green and downtown into a winter wonderland every year! 


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