December 6 @ 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM
December 7 @ 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
December 8 @ 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM
Bob Hope’s televised Christmas Shows for troops overseas were a tradition of America’s holiday season. We’re putting on our own version of the famous comedian’s variety show right here on Cape Cod, including crooner John Stevens singing the songs of Bing Crosby.
We count our blessings – including our friends the Chatham Chorale – and feel grateful for the opportunity to celebrate together. Our annual tradition warms the heart and starts the holiday season. Come home for the holidays with the Cape Symphony.
Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor
The Chatham Chorale, Joseph Marchio, Music Director
John Stevens as Bing Crosby
Bill Johnson as Bob Hope
Start 2020 with our annual tradition, featuring waltzes and marches combined with popular music in the spirit of a Viennese New Year celebration.
Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor
It’s a party and everyone’s invited! Our annual tradition is a fantastic start to 2020, with waltzes and marches combined with popular music in the spirit of a Viennese New Year celebration. Every year the music of the Cape Symphony gets you ready for the year ahead.
JANUARY 1, 2020
Barnstable Performing Arts Center
744 West Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Single Ticket Pricing -
Level A $72 / Level B $62 / Level C $52 / Level D $42 / Level E $32
The John F. Kennedy Memorial Trust Fund Committee annual Memorial Day Ceremony will take place at approximately 12:15 PM, Monday, May 27, 2019 at the John F. Kennedy Memorial on Ocean Street (located next to Veterans Beach). Assisting the John F. Kennedy Memorial Trust Fund Committee will be a group of Cub Scouts from Pack 54, the Barnstable Police Department Honor Guard and other special guests. This year’s Keynote Speaker will be Barnstable Town Council Vice President John Flores. It is at this ceremony that the 2019 JFK Memorial Trust Fund Scholarship will be awarded to this year’s recipient, a 2019 Barnstable High School Graduate. Three finalists are in consideration for the scholarship. All finalists have incredible academic and extracurricular activity records. These students are a wonderful tribute to our community and its school system.
All are welcome to attend.
The Town of Barnstable’s Annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 27, 2019. The parade will form at 9:30 AM at the Centerville Library and kick off sharply at 10:00 AM and proceed down Main Street to Monument Square for a brief program where there will be the placement of wreaths at monuments for the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean and Vietnam Wars followed by a firing salute by the Yarmouth Minutemen. The parade will reform and proceed to the Beechwood Cemetery for the main program. This year’s Keynote Speaker is Lt. Colonel Charles D. Carroll, USAFR, Retired. Lt. Col. Carroll is a retired Command Pilot with over 8,000 flight hours in service to the United States Air Force, The Air Force Reserve and the Air National Guard. In a career spanning over 33 years he has flown fighters and heavies, tankers and transports, and is a graduate of Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff School and Air War College. The public is invited to bring pictures with them to the event of a family member, friend or acquaintance who has passed away and was a veteran. The parade will not reform but streets will remain blocked to allow safe foot traffic back to the Library
"The moment Scrooge's hand was on the lock, a strange voice called him by his name, and bade him enter. He obeyed. It was his own room. There was no doubt about that. But it had undergone a surprising transformation... Heaped up on the floor, to form a kind of throne, were turkeys, geese, game, poultry, brawn, great joints of meat, sucking-pigs, long wreaths of sausages, mince-pies, plum-puddings, barrels of oysters, red-hot chestnuts, cherry-cheeked apples, juicy oranges, luscious pears, immense twelfth-cakes, and seething bowls of punch, that made the chamber dim with their delicious steam..."
A week to go, all the lists have been mailed, preparations are still being made so let's enjoy a brief respite from all of it. We will dine on oysters, suckling pig, goose and cheeses!! Wash it down with holiday bubbles and Bordeaux!!
with Chef Joe Cizynski
Tuesday, December 18
$65 per person
The presentation includes a history of the emergence of the Christian annual celebration in Ireland and explains how some of the earlier pagan traditions in Ireland became incorporated. It also looks at some aspects of the development of the Christmas holiday in a wider European and historical context.
Much of the presentation will focus on how Christmas has and is celebrated in Ireland in recent memory and will incorporate recorded music and video to create a holiday friendly atmosphere.
Wednesdays, beginning December 12
2 weeks from 6-7:30pm $50/$45 members
For the past six years Monica Rizzio has created a unique holiday concert across Cape Cod. This year it returns to the Cotuit Center for the Arts where it started in 2013. She’ll be joined by regional powerhouse singers Danielle Miraglia (Boston) and Lisa Bastoni (Northampton) for a “December to Remember.”
Tuesday, December 11 at 7:30pm
Tickets $30, $25 for balcony
$5 discount for members, $2 for seniors
Join us for an elegant Christmas Tea to kick off the winter holiday season! The tea will feature a talk by Donna and Ron Lasko, who will be serving their own special Courtship Tea blend. Savory sandwiches and sweet treats will be served.
Please bring a favorite or special teacup with you to drink your tea from, and share the story of the cup with your table-mates. Extra teacups will be available for those who need them.
There will be drawings for a special Keepsake Tea Box and a 12 Days of Christmas basket. During the tea attendees will have the opportunity to purchase chances to win these lovely items – – they make great gifts for friends or loved ones!
Tickets are $25 each and go on sale in November. Seating is limited, so get your tickets early. Stop by the Library to purchase tickets, or call the Library at 508-362- with your credit card information.
This wonderful chance to shop for unique gifts from 33 of the Cape's finest artisans will take place during the Bass River Cookie Stroll, on which the Cultural Center is a stop, so there will be lots going on that day! (Cookies available only to cookie stroll ticket holders.) Come shop for pottery, jewelry, turned wood ornaments, wearable art, books, glass art, and much more! Plus treasures of all kinds in our wonderful gift shop, open studios, and five gallery exhibits. No admission fee.
Free and open to the public! Be dazzled by thousands of lights, a Santa's Village and so much more. Santa will be visiting to hear childrens' wishes, and the Cape Cod Surftone Carolers sing holiday music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night from 5 pm to 8pm from November 30 through December 23rd. Bonfire nightly (weather permitting). Holiday lights go on at dusk. Please bring a gift card of new, unwrappped toy for the "Giving Tree". Proceeds go to Independence House.
This year’s silent auction will be a bit different. It will start on Saturday, December 1st and run through Friday, December 7th. It will be open Sunday, December 2 for the Christmas Stroll and regular museum hours until Friday, December 7th. On Friday, December 7 from 5 to 7 pm, we will give auction bidders a last opportunity to bid against one another in a live auction format. Refreshments will be served. As many as eighty retail and service donated items will be on display and ready for the Christmas season. There will be beautiful gift baskets; holiday gift items; gift certificates from local merchants, restaurants and services; works of art, crafts, jewelry and photography; and much more from which to choose. This is a great place to holiday shop for friends and family. Be sure not to miss it. Come in and place a bid.
Museum is closed Sundays, Mondays and Holidays
Nothing takes the edge off the holidays quite like the beloved soundtrack to “A Charlie Brown Christmas” by Vince Guaraldi. Since the “Peanuts” holiday special first aired in 1965, its score has become one of the most recognizable jazz recordings of all time. Revel in the pure, unadulterated meaning of Christmas with a live performance of this beloved classic holiday album, performed by a trio featuring three of the Cape's finest musicians; Malcolm Granger, piano; Rich Hill, bass; and Michael Dunford, percussion.
Malcolm, Rich, and Michael are donating their talent. Admission is free, we ask that everyone bring gift cards from supermarkets only, minimum of $10 — from Stop & Shop, Star Market, Shaw's, Trader Joe's, BJs, and Whole Foods.
Your gift card will benefit Housing Assistance Corporation’s Angel House, serving moms with substance abuse issues and their children.
Can’t attend the concert? Drop your gift cards off at the Box Office!
Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 5:00pm-7:00pm
2049 Meetinghouse Road, West Barnstable westparish.org
The annual Tree Lighting and Carol Sing begins at 5:00 PM on Sunday. Gather round the huge fir, sing Christmas songs, welcome Santa, and watch as the tree is lit. Next, head up to the Meetinghouse, past the live nativity scene, to listen to the handbell choir and organ as the Christmas story is told. Soup, snacks and desserts at Jenkins Hall.
Sunday, December 2nd, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Main Street, Centerville Centervillecivic.org
Enjoy delicious snacks while celebrating the season with friends and neighbors and enjoying the entertainment and special events along Main Street. Hosted for years By the Centerville Civic Association, neighbors have lined the streets offering the hundreds of attendee’s hot dogs, popcorn, marshmallows for roasting, hot chocolate, and cider.Donations given during the Christmas Stroll help to fund the Centerville Civic Association Families in Need Program.
Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Main Street, Marstons Mills Marstons Mills Village Stroll Facebook page
Stroll the richly decorated Village center. Free Goodies at Village shops! Free Hot Dogs at Liberty Hall! Santa at the Library! Hot Chocolate & Popcorn at the Community Church. Live Nativity Scene. Village Christmas Tree Lighting at 5:00pm & Caroling!
The Hyannis Village Christmas Stroll is filled with fun and holiday cheer for the entire family! The day begins with Breakfast with Santa, followed by plenty of activities for the entire family to enjoy. At 4 p.m., everyone will gather at the harbor to enjoy the illuminated boat parade, all decked out for the holidays!
Hyannis Harbor Overlook Artist Shanties Maker-Artist Holiday Market:
TWO DAYS! 51 Ocean Street, at the corner of South & Ocean St, Hyannis
Saturday Dec 1st 10:00am- 4:00pm & Sunday Dec 2nd 9:00am-1:00pm:
The Harbor Overlook features artists selling hand-made, hand-crafted items.
Free Cape Cod Coffee and treats both days. The Dec 1st program adds to all the happenings along Main Street, the Harbor boat Parade at Bismore Park and the Hyannis HyArts Campus Open house. This year’s Hyannis Village Christmas Stroll is sponsored by the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District, the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District, the Greater Hyannis Civic Association and the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce.
The holiday show will take place in the old Sports Authority space in the Capetown Plaza in Hyannis.
Hours are 5pm-9pm on Saturday December 1 and 12-5pm on December 2.
Over 100 local vendors and makers plus beer and wine and food.
Sponsored by the Cape Cod Five.
Want to find unique and beautiful gifts for the holidays? Want to support local artists? Plan to come to Cotuit Center for the Arts and do your holiday shopping at our Annual Member Arts & Crafts Fair! We will be featuring local artisans who produce fine arts, photography, jewelry, clothing, handwoven items, greeting cards, and home furnishings.
Date/Time: Saturday, December 1st from 9:00 am- 2:00 pm
Free admission for guests.
Saturday, December 1st, 8:00am-5:00pm
Main Street, Cotuit cotuitcivicassociation.org/christmas-in-cotuit/
Activities throughout the village, highlighted with Santa’s arrival by boat at the Cotuit Town Dock at 3:45 PM and the Tree Lighting on the Cotuit Village Green at 4:00 PM. craft fairs, food and festivities galore.
November 30 @ 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM
December 1 @ 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
December 2 @ 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM
Our annual tradition is the way you start the holiday season! Celebrate home and hearth, the warmth of family and friends, and the music that brings it all back, year after year.
Revel in classic holiday songs, gorgeous carols, and a Celtic Christmas celebration. Raise your voices in song, along with the orchestra and our good friends the Chatham Chorale. We welcome special guests the Vintage Vocal Quartet – their swinging sound is a delight. Spend the holidays with us!
“Holiday on the Cape” Toy Drive! Come to a concert and Help us Fill a Boat!
Sponsored by the Cape Symphony and Cape Cod Military Support Foundation, Inc.
During our “Holiday on the Cape” concerts, military personnel will park a Harbor Master boat at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center. Please bring a new, unwrapped, packaged toy or gift card and help us bring holiday cheer to children of local military families.
TOY DRIVE HOURS:
Friday, November 30 Saturday, December 1 Sunday, December 2
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Barnstable Performing Arts Center
744 W Main Street, Hyannis
For questions, please contact Janet Stolzer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 774.470.2282 ext. 105
Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor
Chatham Chorale, Joseph Marchio, Music Director
Cape Conservatory Dancers, Jane Caputo, Director
Josh Delaney, Storyteller
West Bend Music's Celtic Roots, Clayton March, Artistic Director
Dancers from Kanaley School of Irish Dance
Sarah Ford Marchio, Celtic Bagpiper
The Cape Cod holiday classic, The Sea Captain's Nutcracker, makes its return to the stage with three performances over Thanksgiving weekend! Directed by Laura Sciortino, Artistic Director of Falmouth’s Turning Pointe Dance Studio.
The shows are held at the Tilden Arts Center at the Cape Cod Community College on Saturday, November 24 at 2pm and 6pm and Sunday, November 25 at 2pm.
This lovely production is an excellent way to kick off your holiday season and is perfect for all ages. The Sea Captain’s Nutcracker, set to the original Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker score, opens in a Chatham Sea Captain’s home in the mid-1800’s. Local authors Donna Smith & Anne LeClaire’s script transports the audience on an enchanting journey through local history and folklore invoking elements of the natural environs of Cape Cod. The heroic battle scene takes place aboard a sailing ship as it is attacked by mooncussers off the coast of Eastham; a swift and violent storm off Monomoy Point then threatens the voyage. The salty old Sea Captain, who replaces the traditional Drosselmeyer character, returns home to Chatham bearing exotic gifts from his voyages for Clara. Audiences will be charmed by the Waltz of the Sea Grass and will be thrilled by the Dance of the Icy Winds.