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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, a Santa Run in festive (but skimpy) swimsuits. And if skimpy santa suits in December are not enough, Provincetown starts the New Year with its Polar Bear Plunge—and the slightly more weather-appropriate Lite Bright Bike Ride.


Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum’s Annual Lighting Ceremony

Due to popular demand, the “Annual Lighting On The Hill” community celebration is back on Thanksgiving Eve, November 27, 2024…
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Holly Folly

Holly Folly is Provincetown’s annual LGBTQ+ holiday-themed festival. Get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping and supports local…
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First Light Provincetown

Slay your way into the New Year! First Light Provincetown is the final…
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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.”