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Celebrate Christmas on Cape Cod 2013 Throughout December

Hyannis Boat Parade (photo, courtesy of Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce)

Yes, Virginia, there is a Christmas on Cape Cod, and is it ever spectacular!

Primarily thought of as a classic New England travel summer destination, Cape Cod actually abounds in many four season delights with Christmas being one of those ideal times to visit. Starting Dec. 1, 2013, you’ll be able to get in the true New England Christmas holiday spirit with free or low cost events and activities like the 50th Annual Falmouth Christmas Parade, Holly Folly Weekend in Provincetown, seaside Christmas celebration in Orleans, Chatham Christmas stroll, Hyannis Boat Parade,  Gardens Aglow Annual Celebration of Lights at the Heritage Museums & Gardens, Sandwich and the 12th Annual Cape Cod Enchanted Village at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis. While some events don’t fit into our Thrifty New England Traveler mode, it is our hope you can can budget these one-of-a-kind events into your travels. For a full list of events and their dates and times, we recommend logging onto the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas on Cape Cod web site.

“On Cape Cod, we like to say we put the ‘sea’ in season’s greetings,” said Wendy Northcross, CEO of the Cape Cod Chamber. “Our holiday traditions are very much tied to our maritime heritage – with lighthouses decked in holiday greens and Santa Claus arriving by boat in many communities. December on Cape Cod is like no other place on earth!”

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