Archive for November, 2012

THE HOLIDAYS AT HIGHFIELD: A BLEND OF THE OLD AND THE NEW

November 30, 2012

Friday, November 30, Noon – 7pm
Saturday, December 1, 10am – 4pm
Sunday, December 2, Noon – 4pm
Friday, December 7, Noon – 7pm
Saturday, December 8, 10am – 4pm
Sunday, December 9, Noon – 4pm

View the elegant rooms of Highfield Hall in all their holiday finery as local designers and decorators take holiday décor to the next level with theme rooms and new displays. This family-fun event will feature musical performances, dance demonstrations, theatre presentations, singing,  and ongoing children’s activities.

New this year, Highfield staff and volunteers will roll out their expertise to offer special presentations from bread baking in the kitchen, to Robert Wyatt at the piano, to flower arranging tips. There will be loads of new activities for all to enjoy throughout the six-day event.

Our popular gift gallery will again feature a selection of artisan-made wares and small art works for holiday gift giving. And will you be the winner of our iPad giveaway? You’ll receive an iPad raffle ticket with every paid admission – wouldn’t that be a nice Christmas gift!

A holiday tradition, not to be missed – mark your calendar!

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FALMOUTH HOLIDAYS BY THE SEA WEEKEND

November 30, 2012

 Falmouth Holidays by the Sea Weekend 2012

Friday, November 30 

Holiday Carol Sing at Nobska Lighthouse
5:30 PM
Join us for a festive seasonal sing along followed by hot chocolate and cookies.
Historic Nobska Lighthouse, Nobska Road,
Woods Hole.

Saturday, December 1

Family Pancake Breakfast & Parade Raffle
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Morse Pond School, Jones Road, Falmouth
Face painting, pancake breakfast and family raffle to benefit the 49th Annual Falmouth Christmas Parade. Begin your morning with a delicious breakfast, great fun and a chance to win fabulous prizes!

Seafaring Santa Sails into Falmouth
11:00 AM
Immediately following breakfast, head to the docks at Falmouth Harbor (behind the Flying Bridge Restaurant) to welcome Seafaring Santa!

Nobska Lighthouse Public Viewing
9:30 AM – 12:30 AM
Historic Nobska Lighthouse, Nobska Road,
Woods Hole. Santa visits at Noontime! 

1st Annual Jingle Jog 5K Run
 & Elf Run
12:30 p.m.
Starts from The Flying Bridge Restaurant, around Falmouth Heights (follows some of the Falmouth Road Race route) and back to The Flying Bridge.
(Elf Run precedes 5k, is shorter and for children 12 and under.)

Main Street / Queen’s Buyway Stroll

5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
In the spirit of the lighting of the Village Green, many Main Street and Queens Buyway shops will remain open until 8 p.m. Before and after the lighting, stroll the street and enjoy the festively decorated shop windows, holiday refreshments and caroling while you get a head start on your holiday shopping.

Annual Lighting of the Falmouth Village Green
Sponsored by Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank  
7:00 PM
The Falmouth Brass Choir will lead the caroling before a special visit from Santa.
People are encouraged to bring flashlights. Dress warmly.

Sunday, December 2

49th Annual Falmouth Christmas Parade
12:00 PM
Presented by the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce
Theme: Community Christmas Spirit
Parade steps off at noontime at the Falmouth Mall and proceeds down Main Street to the Village Green. Known as Southeastern Massachusetts’ largest holiday parade featuring theme decorated floats, marching bands, live animals, costumed characters and
Santa Claus!

CAPE COD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: CAPE COD HOLIDAY

November 30, 2012

NOVEMBER 30, 2012 at 4PM & 8PM 
DECEMBER 1, 2012 at 3PM & 8PM  
DECEMBER 2, 2012 at 3PM

Start the season with traditional favorites. Pour in a little Pops.  Mix in some Motown.  Garnish with Gospel.  It’s another over-the-top celebration with your orchestra and friends. Special guest artist Siobhan Magnus electrifies the holidays with true Idol flair, wrapping her pure and powerful voice around Ave Maria, When You Believe and Joy to the World. A cool quartet, dynamic choir and a rare glass armonica bring their own signature sounds to this musical party. Our review of this revue—a flashy, fun, family holiday treat.

 

FEATURING
JUNG-HO PAK | CONDUCTOR
SIOBHAN MAGNUS | SPECIAL GUEST
CAROLINN SKYLER | GLASS ARMONICA
BART WEISMAN KLEZMER 
    SWING GROUP
CHATHAM & FALMOUTH CHORALES

 

The Cape Symphony Orchestra performs at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center in Hyannis.  To purchase tickets please call (508) 362-1111 or visit their website at www.capecsymphony.org. Ticket prices vary depending on seating and range from $29.00 – $67.00.

PLIMOTH PLANTATION PRESENTS: HARVEST DINNER WITH THE PILGRIMS

November 22, 2012

November 23 & 24

Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave, Plymouth

508-746-1622 EXT. 8346

Website: www.plimoth.org

5:30p.m.

Take a savory journey into the past. An evening of entertainment and hospitality awaits you as you sit down to a “groaning board” filled with the finest food that this season of plenty has to offer. Your Pilgrim hosts – residents of 1627 Plimoth – will spice up your dinner conversation with tales of England – old and new. Discover the table manners and recipes that traveled across the Atlantic with the Pilgrims, and find out about what happened at the famous harvest celebration of 1621. During dinner, you will be entertained with centuries-old psalms and songs and perhaps you will be convinced to join in singing a round or two. Adult: $62.95 Child (under 12) $45.95, Adult Member: $43.95, Child Member: $33.95. Prices include Museum admission and tax.

GARDENS AGLOW

November 22, 2012

November 23 – 25 (Fri – Sun, Nov 23 – Dec 23)

Heritage Museum and Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich

508-888-3300

Website: www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org

5p.m. – 9p.m.

Join Heritage Museums & Gardens for our annual celebration of lights. This year, we are thrilled to feature some striking additions to the display, including large lighted snowflakes suspended from the trees, rhododendron trees created with actual branches from our collection and lights and many new interior decorations made from natural materials from Heritage’s grounds. Plus, for the first time, we will open Hidden Hollow to Gardens Aglow visitors where they can play music and enjoy activities on the stage. In addition to these new features, we will host nightly performances from local musical and dance groups in the Automobile Gallery. St. Nick will hold court in the Model T. Gingerbread houses created by local companies and students will be on display. Kids can express their creativity with craft projects in the North Wing of the American Art & Carousel Gallery. Children and adults alike can take a spin (or two) on our vintage carousel while holiday tunes play. Don’t miss this holiday tradition and enjoy the grounds of Heritage in a whole new light. Tickets: $7 /member adults, $4 /member children, $10 / non-member adults, $5 / non-members children. Tickets are available for purchase at the gate the day of the event. Discounted group rates are available for parties of 20 or more. For information on group rates, contact our Group Sales Manager Denise Giblin at 508.888.3300 x. 113 or dgiblin@heritagemuseums.org.

HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES

November 22, 2012

November 23 & 24

Mashpee Commons, Mashpee

508-477-5400

Website: www.mashpeecommons.com

Friday 3p.m. – 6p.m. & Saturday: 1p.m. – 4p.m.

Come take a free horse-drawn carriage ride around the Commons during your holiday shopping.

3RD ANNUAL GLASSBLOWERS’ CHRISTMAS AND CELEBRATING SNOW GLOBES SPECIAL EXHIBIT

November 22, 2012

November 19 – December 30

Sandwich Glass Museum, 129 Main Street, Sandwich

508-888-0251

Website: www.sandwichglassmuseum.org

9:30p.m. – 5p.m.

This festive season hundreds of unique glass ornaments will adorn trees made by some of the region’s finest glass artists such as McDermott Glass Studio, Glass Studio on Cape Cod, Anchor Bend Studio, Christopher Belleau, Boyce Art Glass, Federici Designs, Billy Mayer, Elias Studio, Sayuri Kingsbury and Fritz Glass. The visitor will be transported into a magical display of dazzling color and childhood memories. Shoppers’ Delight – the Museum’s Open House will be on Saturday, December 1 from 9:30am to 5:00pm and includes a “Mystery Discount” and refreshments. The decorations on the Glassblowers’ trees are available for purchase as well as an array of glittering glass objects on display in the Museum Store. Please note that all objects for purchase are made by local and national artists. Also, The Sandwich Glass Museum is proud to present its special holiday exhibition, Celebrating Snow Globes. Snow globes or domes have captured the imagination for over 100 years.  Who can resist turning and swirling these small worlds and watching the gently falling snow?   The exhibit will feature dozens of snow globes manufactured in the United States and abroad and will reflect upon their influence on popular culture. Admission: $6.00/ adults, $1.25/ kids 6-14.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

November 22, 2012

Good Afternoon All,

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!  I just enjoyed a wonderful dinner full of turkey and delicious desserts with my family.  Surprisingly the resort is a little over half full!  Many guests are visting family in the area, and some are just vacationing during the holiday.  For those that are enjoying the holiday here there are some restaurants open for the holiday serving traditional Thanksgiving dishes; The Coonamessett Inn, The Casino Wharf F/X, The Nimrod and Oysters Too to name a few.

Surfside Power

November 2, 2012

Great news everyone– power, cable and telephone lines have been restored at Surfside!  The resort is up and running, and employees are working quickly to clean the rooms for arrivals and prepare the resort for check-ins!  Management is contacting all arrivals to let them know about this wonderful update!

Surfside Update

November 2, 2012

Good Morning All,

 

Nstar worked at restoring power very late last night.  Currently Surfside’s power was not restored and management at the resort have been contacting Nstar to rush technicians back out to the property.  They have also been contacting Comcast to get their cable and telephone lines running.  We are crossing our fingers that technicians will be able to restore all power today.  We will keep everyone updated!