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In the new season, after the intoxicating mix of holiday lights and sugar rushes, you can find respite in this quiet corner of the world.

Provincetown in the Winter

A calming, peaceful oasis

In the new season, after the intoxicating mix of holiday lights and sugar rushes, you can find respite in this quiet corner of the world. Here, you can pass a contemplative evening sitting by the fire, find new friends at trivia night, or even share a table at a delicious pop-up dinner.

Winter Events in Provincetown

Shopping, lights, and Santas dashing down Commercial Street in Speedos—it’s the holiday season with a Provincetown flourish. Late November and December feature the return of Holly Folly, which offers prizes for shoppers, the Gay Men’s Chorus, and, yes, Santas in Speedos. And if Speedos in December are not enough, Provincetown starts the New Year with its Polar Bear Plunge—and the slightly more weather-appropriate Lite Brite Bike Ride.

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Holly Folly

Holly Folly 2019 is Provincetown’s annual LGBTQ+ holiday-themed festival. The festival gives attendees a head start on holiday…
Dec - Jan
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First Light Provincetown

Provincetown’s annual First Light Provincetown is the final big festival of the holiday season. It’s a five-day-long…

Postcards from Provincetown

“When you drive up the Cape and go to the point—all the other stuff has left you. By the end of the drive, you are someone different. You’re in a totally free environment.”