The holidays are a magical time on the Outer Cape. The hustle and bustle of a fabulous summer season has eased and the locals and visitors alike look forward to getting together and enjoying the events of the season.

Every year on the night before Thanksgiving, the Pilgrim Monument is lit up in Christmas lights. This year the Monument will be honoring the Provincetown School Children Past & Present. The Provincetown Business Guild provides cider and cookies on the lawn while John Thomas provides the musical entertainment. Join the community from 5 – 7 as we wait for the moment the lights are turned on!

Monument Lighting

November 28th brings about the lighting of the Lobster Pot Christmas Tree in Lopes Square. This ”tree” is assembled every year by Julian Popko and his family. Made up of 112 lobster pots, red bows and plastic lobsters, the lobster pot tree stands 2 stories tall and will be lit with 3,400 lights. During the ceremony the last 2 pots with 58 lobster buoys attached are lifted by crane and placed on the top of the “tree” as the spectators count down. This event has become very popular with both locals and visitors and is a fun way to reconnect with friends that we don’t have time to visit with during the height of the season!

Lobster Pot Tree

This year is bringing about the first “First Light Provincetown” celebration. The Polar Bear plunge will be held on the 1st at 2pm and a fireworks display will be shot off from MacMillan Pier at 5:30 on January 2nd. The events for that weekend vary from a New Year’s Brunch to Cabaret Performances. The schedule of all the events can be found at .

Christmas Schedule Ptown

Join us this holiday season and take part in the magic that we have come to love in the off season. Watch a town come together to celebrate holiday events and most of all… each other!