Cape Cod at Christmas



Staying at a Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast over the Christmas holidays always has a special magic.  If you are a fan of the Hallmark Channel, you know that New England Christmases are truly special.  The villages and inns sparkle with fairy lights, warming fires crackle in the inns’ hearths, mulled wine is copiously flowing and unique Christmas gift ideas are to be found at every turn. December on Cape Cod offers a variety of experiences for those looking for a quick getaway. Beginning the first weekend in December you will discover Christmas Strolls in most all of the towns on Cape Cod and the islands (Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket).  It is your chance to experience the joy of Christmas in a small town setting, with all the nostalgia one would expect.  Hint: Explore the Chamber of Commerce websites for the towns you would like to stroll through, but I would like to share a Christmas in Harwich with you.

Nighttime photo of a horse driven sleigh
Sleigh ride through Harwich Port


Harwich is comprised of seven villages, and each contributes something special to the stroll.  You will find tree lightings, story time, caroling and Santa arriving on a sleigh (or firetruck…it’s always a surprise!), Stores in Harwich Port may be offering music, complimentary snacks and beverages and of course the best shopping!  In 2023 (and most likely 2024) there were character’s from Dickens walking about town interacting with visitors…quite a sigh to see!  It’s a two day event for young and old alike.

The exterior of a 1800s house at night with lights on the roofline all decorated for Christams
Christmas at The Platinum Pebble
a little girl sits on Santa's lap with a lighted Christmas tree behind them.
Santa at the Platinum Pebble!

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The Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn has “Cookies with Santa” the first Saturday in December, and it is the one day each year where the little ones under 18 are welcomed to this adults only inn.  Sit on Santa’s lap and whisper your holiday wishes into his ear, have your photo taken, savor holiday beverages and a myriad of home-made cookies while surrounded by the music and decorations of Christmas.  We look forward to hosting this event each year for locals, tourists and of course our wonderful guests!

surround yourself with the lights of christmas

Green and red lights decorate a nighttime landscape
Gardens Aglow
picture courtesy of Heritage Museum & Gardens

Gardens Aglow  Just over the bridge in Sandwich is the Heritage Museums and Gardens, and the highlight of the year is Gardens Aglow where the acres of gardens are transformed with lights and displays to captivate and enchant you.  Some of the many events include roasting marshmallows, a reindeer hunt and lawn games.  Indoors you may visit the antique car museum  and see a 1908 Ford Model T or ride a 1908 Looff carousel while spinning by winters scenes from Currier & Ives. Tickets sell out early, and there are some special and VIP events you may want to consider as you plan when to attend.

If you yearn for Cape cod nostalgia this holiday and need a local Cape Cod Inn at which to stay please give us a call at The Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn.

Happy Holidays!

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