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Thanksgiving In Provincetown
Pilgrim Monument Lighting

Holidays in Provincetown

We’re heading into the holiday season, but the Ptown still has plenty going on. Many businesses are still open with some switching to off-season hours of Thursday through Monday.

What better place to celebrate Thanksgiving than in Provincetown, the Pilgrim’s first landing in America. If you’re thinking about visiting during Thanksgiving, check out the list of Thanksgiving events, including the two holiday lightings: the Pilgrim Monument and the Lobster Pot Christmas Tree.

November also brings the New England Mr Leather Contest to town: Friday, 11/17 – Sun, 11/19.

Related: Ptown Theme Weeks & Festivals | Upcoming Events

Lobster Pot Tree Lighting, Sat, 11/25 @ 5:30pm

What: Join the town for another lighting on Saturday, 11/25 at 5:30 pm for the annual Lobster Pot Tree Lighting. Be sure to get there early though to get a prime view. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served too!

The tree frame consists of over 100 lobster pots. The tree trimmings include approximately 120 bows, 3,400 LED lights, plastic lobsters and buoys.

This unique holiday tree was featured in the Smithsonian Magazine’s article Seven Places Reinventing the Christmas Tree! If you can’t make it the weekend of the lighting, the tree will be lit through January 2018.

Thanks to the Popko Family for continuing this tradition! Check out the Popko’s Facebook page for the Provincetown Lobster Pot Tree. Watch the Popko family build the tree the weekend before (Sat, 11/18 – Sun,11/19) at

When: Saturday, 11/25 at 5:30 pm.

Where: Lopes Square | Directions

Popko Family at the Lobster Pot Tree
Photo credit: Popko Family

Welcome Home Party – Sage Inn & Lounge, Wed, 11/22 @ 7pm

What: After the Monument lighting, head over to Sage’s  “Welcome Back”. The Sage staff is finalizing the party details, but we’re told that there will be appetizers, entertainment, dancing, ice sculptures and more! Stay tuned for details!

When: Wednesday, 11/22; 7 pm – close

Where: Sage Inn & Lounge, 336 Commercial St. | Directions

Thanksgiving Welcome Home Party Sage Inn
Fast Ferry Boston to Ptown
Bay State Cruises Fast Ferry

Ferry Service Extended through Holly Folly weekend – Dec 3rd!

Bay State Cruises has extended their fast ferry weekend service from Boston to Ptown through December 3rd! Buy tickets

Fridays through 12/1

  • Boston to Ptown: 5:30 pm
  • Ptown to Boston: 7:30 pm

Saturdays & Sundays through Sun, 12/3

  • Boston to Ptown: 10:30 am
  • Ptown to Boston: 3 pm
Holly Folly Provincetown
Holly Folly Weekend. Fri, 12/1 - Sun, 12/3. Image courtesy of

Holly Folly Weekend

Looking ahead – make your plans to visit Provincetown Friday, 12/1 through Sunday, 12/3 for the Holly Folly Weekend, sponsored by the Provincetown Business Guild (PBG). 

The weekend is packed with annual seasonal events beginning with the ‘Tis the Season for Giving drag show fundraiser benefiting the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, and continues with the Jingle Bell Run and Champagne Brunch, Souper Saturday – a chance to taste the best soups from Ptown’s eating establishments, and the Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert.

See the complete list of events, including dates and times. 

Coffeehouse at the Mews

What: Each Monday, the Coffeehouse highlights a local Cape performer. The night also includes an open mic session for writers, playwrights, poets, singers, songwriters, and comedians.

When: Monday nights beginning Nov 27 – spring 2018!

Where: The Mews, 429 Commercial St | Directions

Cost: Suggested donation – $4.00

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