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Thanksgiving in New Jersey

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My mother wasn’t much of a cook, so when Thanksgiving came around, we all looked forward to going to Grandma’s house for dinner. Mom would make a couple of her box-top recipe dishes she was famous for, the green bean casserole and her sweet potatoes with marshmallows and Karo Syrup. Every branch of the family would bring a few dishes, so by the time it was all assembled, we had about 10 times more than we needed. Mom’s dishes fit right in with this huge strange family feast. Today, I’d give anything to have Mom and her box-top recipes back for just one more Thanksgiving at Grandma’s.

Here are some events you might want to check out after you get back from your own Grandma’s house on this 48th weekend of the year. In North Jersey, there’s Cinematic Titanic in Newark on Saturday and Nunsense in Chester all weekend. In Central Jersey, the Nutcrackers in Manasquan, the Messiahs in Princeton, and a Santa’s Coming Out in Trenton. In South Jersey, The Pier Shops are open on Thanksgiving Day and the Little Prince opens on Friday at Cape May Stage.

In every region of the state, Christmas Tree Farms will be open for their first big weekend of the season starting on Friday morning. Be sure and check them out in our tree farm guide for Jersey.

Thanksgiving Weekend in North Jersey:

Christmas In The Ballantine House
NEWARK – Enliven the holiday spirit and step back in time to 1891 for a traditional Victorian Christmas at the Newark Museum’s annual exhibition, Christmas in the Ballantine House: Feasting with Family and Friends, on view from Friday, November 26 through January 2, 2011. Daily tours of the Ballantine House will run throughout December at 2 pm.

Cinematic Titanic
NEWARK – Cinematic Titanic will be performed on Saturday, November 27 at 6:30 & 9:30 at the Victoria Theater of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Remember television’s Mystery Science Theatre 3,000 (MST3K) with Crow, Dr. Forrester, and Tom Servo? Now, the creator and original cast of MST3K bring their masterful movie riffing LIVE to NJPAC, featuring the same team that first brought the cult classic to life: MST3K creators Joel Hodgson and more.

Gustav Stickley Exhibition
NEWARK – Gustav Stickley and the American Arts & Crafts Movement, the first nationally touring exhibition to offer a comprehensive examination of the work of Gustav Stickley, considered by many to be the patriarch of the movement, will have its premiere at the Newark Museum, September 15. Organized by the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA), the exhibition examines Stickley’s contributions to the American Arts and Crafts movement during the most productive time of his life.

Nunsense the Musical
CHESTER – A hilarious musical you won’t want to miss!  Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium.

Thanksgiving Weekend in Central Jersey:

Focus On Fiber Art Holiday Reception
FRENCHTOWN – Focus On Fiber Art, a new gallery dedicated to promoting fiber and textile art and artists is ending the year with a holiday reception To Everything There Is A Season, on Saturday, November 27th between 4 and 8 pm. Owner and resident artist, Elena Stokes, a quilt artist as well as a fiber artist, opened the gallery in May of this year. The reception will celebrate the successful first year of the gallery as well as give thanks to all the loyal customers.

Santa is Coming Out
TRENTON – A Passage Theatre favorite, Jeffery Solomon (MotherSon) returns to Trenton’s Mill Hill Playhouse with his hilarious, clever, and endearing new one-man comedy Santa Claus is Coming Out, directed by Joe Brancato. This special event will be on stage for two performances only on Saturday, November 27 at 8 pm and Sunday, November 28 at 3 pm. Developed at Penguin Rep Theatre, Santa Claus is Coming Out, is a theatrical mock-u-mentary.

Festival of Trees
CLINTON – Begin a new family tradition by joining us for this year’s Festival of Trees with hot cider, music, lights, and ornaments galore! This event showcases a collection of beautifully decorated Christmas trees and wreaths and is a wonderful kick-off to the holiday season.  Trees and wreaths decorated by local individuals, organizations, and businesses will be on display and up for auction.

Celebrating Our Diversity
EAST BRUNSWICK – The East Brunswick Museum Corporation presents its 2010 Holiday Display – “Celebrating Our Diversity”.   Local organizations have been invited to participate in decorating a tree or Museum case.   The exhibit will open with a public reception on Sunday, November 28, 2010, from 1-4 pm and will remain on display through January 10, 2011.

Handel’s Messiah
PRINCETON – Nassau Presbyterian Church invites the public to hear some of the most beloved words and music from Part One of Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah, sung by a choir and soloist from Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church and Nassau Presbyterian Church, accompanied by a community orchestra of members and friends of both churches. The soloist will include Beverly Owens, soprano; Carlensha Bethea Grady, soprano; Carol Fagundus, mezzo-soprano; Nerissa Thompson, mezzo, and more.

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Halloween Weekend Guide for Jersey

This story has moved to Go2! Originally published on our much acclaimed New Jersey site, it now lives here as a guide to the type of celebrations that you can enjoy in the garden state for Halloween. There are bound to be some of these events still going on strong after all these years and others that aren’t around anymore.

My friend Anne told me a ghost story this week. In Upper Black Eddy there used to be this woman named Witchy Walberg. She’d moved out here from the city and bought an old house on a mountaintop after she’d gotten rich selling a tool that made the perfect pie crust. She built a tower onto the house to look out over the valley and the river in the distance. On the weekends she’d invite friends out to take ghost tours of her haunted house. Her neighbors thought this was quite funny. They’d lived there their entire lives and never heard anything about any ghosts. They said that she must have brought the ghosts with her when she moved in. They loved to make fun of her and one night Charlie Potter decided to get these old ghost hunters good. He took some scissors, cut two holes in a sheet, threw it over his head and hopped on his motorcycle, and rode up and down the road in front of the crowd. The next day Charlie overheard somebody saying that the ghost hunters had thought that he was part of the show.


You too can be part of the show this weekend in a Halloween parade or costume contest near you. Here’s my bewitching forecast for the fifth weekend of October of 2010, the 44th weekend of the year. In North Jersey, there’s a Day of the Dead Party at the Newark Museum, a spooky celebration for the kids at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, and a wacky pumpkin catapult competition in Belvidere. In Central Jersey, there’s a $5,000.00 costume contest and Circus of Hell Party in Asbury Park, a walk through Riverside Cemetery in Clinton, and a Live Dead concert in Red Bank. In South Jersey, there’s a $20,000.00 costume contest at the Borgata, a War of the Worlds event in Cape May, and the second largest Halloween parade in the world is held in Toms River on Saturday night.


The events are listed below by region with a little more detail and a link to the main event listing page. You can now bookmark our This Weekend in New Jersey Page so that you can come back and get the updates for every weekend in the same place. 

Halloween Weekend in North Jersey:

Last Fling Pumpkin Sling October 30 and 31, Belvidere, Warren County

BELVIDERE – Sponsored by the Highlands Tourism Partnership, the Last Fling Pumpkin Sling will encourage students in junior high, high school, or involved in civic groups to build a catapult or trebuchet that can sling a pumpkin. The project will be a collaboration of brain and brawn as students work together as a team. The teams will come together to compete on October 30 & 31, 2010 at Hensler Farms on Route 519 just outside of Belvidere, NJ.

Morris Museum, Halloween Family Festival, Saturday, Morristown, Morris County

MORRISTOWN – Enjoy a day of spooky fun for the entire family at the Morris Museum’s Halloween Family Festival on Saturday, October 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. The cost for the festival is $7/child, $10/adult (free for museum members), which includes admission to the museum and a 1 p.m. show of the …

Pumpkin Land Festival, Friday, Saturday, Vernon, Sussex County

VERNON – Ten acres of fun await you at the 2010 Pumpkin Land Festival in Vernon, New Jersey. The festival runs from September 18th to  October 31st,  including Columbus Day. The festival begins with a hayride to the pumpkin patch along the scenic countryside showcasing the rich history and the beautiful landscape of the Vernon Valley. After the hayride you …

Dia De Los Muertos, Day Of The Dead, Saturday, Newark, Essex County

NEWARK – Celebrate with friends and family the age-old customs of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the Newark Museum on Saturday, October 30, from 12:30 pm -4:30 pm.  Be part of this exciting Latino Heritage Festival on a fun-filled day to honor the spirit and rich cultural heritage of generations gone before with live music and dance, gallery tours, and more

Chester Halloween Costume Contest and Parade, Sunday, Chester

CHESTER – Chester’s Annual Halloween Costume Contest and Parade will be held on Halloween, Sunday, October 31st, 2010 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Does your little monster have a fang-tastic costume?  If so, Historic Chester invites you to join their Annual Halloween Costume Contest and Parade. Trick or Treating throughout Downtown Chester will begin at 2:00 pm.  The parade line-up will begin at 4:30 pm at …

Haunted Acres Hayride, Friday, Saturday, Vernon, Sussex County

VERNON: At day’s end, the tormented spirits of forgotten villagers rise out of the darkness along the Haunted Acres Hayride every Friday and Saturday night. The horror-filled hayride travels through an abandoned village hidden along trails through overgrown cornfields and woods. The evil and troubled ghost of a young girl leads the hayride into the eerie and gruesome undertakings …

Spooktacular, Friday and Saturday, Halloween at the Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, Hudson County

JERSEY CITY – For a creepy Halloween treat, check out Liberty Science Center’s “Things That go Bump in the Night” Spooktacular, featuring classic monsters on October 29th and 30th from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Let your imagination run wild just before Halloween!  Teens and adults will thrill to the fearsome factors in a dark and dangerous maze where “things go bump in the night,” and then see hair-raising live science shows, electrifying entertainers, and creepy costumed …

Halloween Weekend in Central Jersey:

Halloween Pumpkin Path, Haunted House, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Warren Somerset County

WARREN – The Wagner Farm Arboretum will host a Brite Nites Halloween Event on two consecutive weekends: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 22, 23, 24, and 29, 30, and 31. The event will feature a Pumpkin Path and Haunted House Showcase.  This first-of-its-kind event, Brite Nites will consist of a pumpkin path that wanders through the fields and gardens …

$5,000.00 Halloween Costume Contest and Circus of Hell Party Saturday, Asbury Park, Monmouth County

ASBURY PARK – Pyramid Productions brings one of the biggest and scariest Halloween parties in Asbury Park every year with past parties including “the Halloween Block Party in 2008 and the Shining at the Berkeley in 2009. This year’s party titled the Circus of Hell is sure to be the biggest to date that the city has seen in decades. Hosted at the Convention Hall on October 30, this event will raise the deceased as it awards over $5000.00 in costume and cash prizes. “This year’s party is not your ordinary …

Halloween at the State Theatre Trick or Treat – Friday – New Brunswick – Middlesex County

NEW BRUNSWICK – On Halloween, the State Theatre presents Leo Lionni’s Swimmy, Frederick & Inch by Inch performed by the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia on Sunday, October 31, 2010, at 11 am. Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia transforms three of Leo Lionni’s Caldecott Honor books into an enchanting theatrical experience for kids. Also, parents and kids can kick off …

Live Dead – Recreation of Grateful Dead Songs – Saturday – Red Bank – Monmouth County 

RED BANK – In just 9 months of 1970, the Grateful Dead recorded and released their 4th and 5th studio albums, Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty. Featuring 18 songs like “Uncle John’s Band,” “Casey Jones” “Box of Rain,” “Friend of the Devil,” “Sugar Magnolia,” “Ripple,” “Brokedown Palace,” and “Truckin’,” they fused rock, blues, bluegrass, folk and especially country music, changing the direction of the band, and popular music overall away from psychedelia toward a traditional …

Riverside Cemetery Walk – Saturday – Clinton – Hunterdon County

The Silent City: A Walk Through The Riverside Cemetery will be presented on October the 30th, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Once again mayor and town historian extraordinaire Allie McGaheran lends her expertise for an informative walking tour of two of Clinton’s most interesting cemeteries, the Riverside Cemetery and Clinton Presbyterian Church Cemetery located on Center Street in Clinton. Mrs. McGaheran will discuss the history of several notable local residents and historical dignitaries who have been …

Corn Maze and Cider Making at Howell Living History Farm – Saturday, Sunday – Titusville – Mercer County

TITUSVILLE – The Howell Living History Farm in Titusville will host two events this weekend: a corn maze and an apple cider-making demonstration.  The events are part of the farm’s extensive education program. There’s always something happening there. The apple cider-making demonstration features all the tools and methods required to make apple cider as well as apple …

Haunted Mill – Friday – Clinton – Hunterdon County

CLINTON — Covering over nine acres of haunted terrain, this bone-chilling fund-raiser benefits both the Red Mill Museum Village and the Clinton Volunteer Fire Department. This year’s event will take place on Friday and Saturday nights October 15, 16, 22, 23, and 29, from 6:30 pm to midnight, and is seeking community and business support to make this our biggest Halloween extravaganza ever. Talented helpers with any and all skills are in demand. Produced by Jennifer Frick and Roy … 

Brew & Chocolate – Sunday – Flemington – Hunterdon County

FLEMINGTON – Spirits of Brew & Chocolate will abound at Main Street Manor in Flemington, New Jersey, on Sunday, October 31, 2010, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.. With Halloween just around the corner, if you’re seeking some grown-up temptations for the witching hour, join us here at the Inn! Heart-pounding appetizers, potions made with local wine, and our favorite palm reader Joan will be available for readings from 3 or 4 until 5 pm…then our Main event begins! 

Halloween Weekend in South Jersey:

Toms River Halloween Parade – Saturday – Toms River – Ocean County

TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Halloween Parade is the second-largest Halloween parade in the world. The 73rd annual parade will be held Saturday, October 30th on Main Street. The parade, sponsored by the Toms River Volunteer Fire Company #1  draws as many as 100,000 visitors and 6,000 participants from all over South Jersey. It’s such a big …

$20,000.00 Halloween Costume Contest – Saturday –  Atlantic City – Atlantic County

ATLANTIC CITY – Celebrate Halloween at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and dress to win over $20,000 in prizes awarded to the best costumes of the weekend! Kick-start the holiday on Saturday, October 30th with Twilight star Kellan Lutz and continue the party on Sunday, October 31st with True Blood’s Joe Manganiello before dancing the night away on Monday, November 1st with the …

Tunes from the Crypt Spooky Organ Music and Walking Ghost Tour – Friday – Salem – Salem County

SALEM —With Halloween fast approaching, the Salem County Cultural & Heritage Commission and the Salem County Arts Alliance are presenting an appropriately bone-chilling evening of entertainment for the whole family on Friday evening, October 29, 2010. “Tunes from the Crypt” features Joanne Koerber Owen at the …

Not SoOo Scary Halloween – Friday – Chesterfield – Burlington County

CHESTERFIELD – Join the staff at Fernbrook Farms Education Center on Friday, October 22 and 29, 2010 from 6:30-8:30 pm for our annual Not SoOo Scary Halloween event in Chesterfield, New Jersey. This is Fernbrook’s alternative to the haunted hayride and it is geared toward ages 10 and under for an exciting event to help younger ones enjoy the holiday. Bring the whole family to play some fun Halloween games and join us on a wagon ride around the farm to meet and learn about some fun spirits from …

Ghost Tour of Ocean City – Saturday – Ocean City – Cape May County

OCEAN CITY – Do you believe in ghosts? Push aside the cobwebs of Ocean City’s buried past and unearth bone-chilling tales of real haunted houses, true ghost stories, and where they buried the bodies! Join us for a Candlelight Walking Tour every Saturday at 8:00 pm through Halloween. Tours depart from 9th Street and Asbury Avenue in front of …

Cape May Halloween – Murder Mystery Dinners – Haunted Houses – Ghost Tours – Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Cape May – Cape May County

CAPE MAY — Discover what makes Victorian Cape May a hotbed for paranormal activity from Friday, October 15th through Sunday, October 31st. Seaside spirits take up residence in their favorite historic haunts, spooky sights, and sounds surround the City, and things are going bump in the night for more than two weeks. Embrace the other side of Cape May and get in the spirit of the season with Halloween-themed tours and events including ghost trolley tours, and spooky tours of Cape May’s original haunted house.

Ocean City Halloween Parade – October 29 – Ocean City – Cape May County

OCEAN CITY –  The 63rd annual Halloween Parade will take place on Thursday, October 28th beginning at 7:15 pm. The Ocean City Exchange Club, in conjunction with the City of Ocean City, organizes and sponsors the event. The parade, one of the longest-running of its kind in New Jersey, will march along Asbury Avenue from 6th to …

War of the Worlds in Cape May – Friday, Saturday – Cape May – Cape May County

CAPE MAY—Relive the most famous Halloween in New Jersey history when the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities and Shadow Stalkers turn back the clock to October 30th, 1938 for “Cape May’s War of the Worlds” from Friday, October 29th through Saturday, October the 30th. New in 2010, the Looking Glass Mystery Adventure Weekends are a series of nonstop, think-on-your-feet investigations into some very unusual crimes. “Cape May’s War of the Worlds” is the theme for the weekend-long …

Haunted Prison – Friday, Saturday – Mount Holly – Burlington County

MOUNT HOLLY – The Haunted Prison is a haunted attraction that is built within the massive courtyard of the Burlington County Prison Museum in Mount Holly, New Jersey. Yes, It is very scary! One of the scariest in the tri-state area. Excerpt from The Burlington County Prison Museum Website: The “dungeon” or maximum-security cell, was in the center of the top floor. That location was carefully chosen to prevent escape by digging, to minimize communication with criminals in the cell blocks, and to ensure constant surveillance by guards making rounds. This was the only cell without a fireplace. It is flanked by niches for guards or …

Halloween in the Wildwoods – Halloween Parade – Fair – Haunted House – The Wildwoods – Cape May County

THE WILDWOODS – Halloween in the Wildwoods kicks off on Thursday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. with the 5th Annual Centennial Trunk or Treat hosted by the Wildwood Crest Recreation Department. The event consists of adults bringing their Halloween-decorated vehicles to the Wildwood Crest Pier parking lot at Heather Road and Ocean Avenue, where they will distribute candy from the trunks of their vehicles to children outfitted for Halloween. The event includes other Halloween-related activities, a DJ …

 

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Best Jersey Bets for Valentine’s Day

This archive page was updated on February 3, 2014, and republished here on Go2. Some of these restaurants are still in business and going strong.

Valentine’s Day in New Jersey.

With the holiday falling on Friday this year, Valentine’s Day will be more like Valentine’s Weekend with many restaurants and hotels offering specials on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We showcase the Best Jersey chocolatiers, wineries, concerts, events, and restaurants in the state.
Our N.J. Valentine’s Day Guide has gotten so large that we’ve made some changes. The events are now listed by region on individual pages as we expand our coverage. This page features our top 10 list of the best events in the state. If you see something we missed just drop us a line.


Best Valentine’s Day & Valentine’s Weekend Events

Here are our choices for the best ways to say I Love You for Valentine’s Day in New Jersey.


Eno Terra 4 Course Farm to Table Dinner, $79.00, Kingston (Princeton), Friday, February 14: Terra is one of our choices for the most innovative restaurant in New Jersey at the moment and they have an incredible dinner planned for St. Valentine’s Day. Some highlights from the menu include the first course – Tuscan onion soup with sourdough crostini and Parmesan cheese, a fried oyster salad with octopus carpaccio, grilled romaine and a smoked pepper aioli, second course – three cheese agnolotti with butternut squash, Brussel sprout leaves, brown butter and speck, garganelli and Nantucket Bay scallops (with chervil, spinach, and champagne), third course – butter braised “Deadliest Catch” red king crab (with black-eyed peas, baby carrots, mache, and winter black truffle), grass-fed beef duo (grilled tri-tip, sirloin bronchiole, smashed potatoes, root vegetables, and mustard greens), fourth course – spiced donuts with hot chocolate and blueberry crumble with cinnamon ice cream. Eno Terra gets our award for Best NJ Valentine’s Day Dinner for Innovative Cuisine

Big Brew Beer Festival, $50.00, Morristown Armory, Morristown, Saturday, February 15: No, this is not your typical Valentine’s Day event, but for the right man or woman who loves their beer and great food, it is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Chef Eric Levine from Morris Tap & Grill has a great VIP beer festival buffet package that you might want to check out. Get More Info

Restaurant Lorena’s Dinner, $95.00, Maplewood, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, February 14, 15, 16: Lorena’s is a tiny restaurant with a loyal following. Chef Humberto Campos is well known for his impeccable meals prepared with great attention to detail. Think of a Parisian bistro with 36 seats, that’s Lorena’s. For St. Valentine’s Day, they are featuring a 3-course dinner with such treats as oysters in Champagne mignonette, crab crepe with mushrooms and beure blanc, Scottish salmon with braised red cabbage, Maine lobster, Atlantic skate wing with fennel, honey glazed duck breast with lentils, braised short rib with truffled baby vegetables, a dessert tasting, and petit fours.

Wine & Chocolate Weekend @ Alba Vineyard, $20.00, Milford, Saturday & Sunday, February 8, 9 & 15, 16: Alba is sponsoring two weekends of great tastings to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Their award-winning wines will be paired with local chocolates, artisan cheeses, and dishes from local caterers. Featured will be Dishes from Country Picnic of Bedminster and Dish Catering of Frenchtown, chocolates from chocolatier Diane Pinder of Donna & Company from Cranford, and cheeses from Fourchette of Clinton. Alba is located in the village of Finesville in Warren County on the border of Hunterdon County with a Milford mailing address.

Tim McCloone’s Supper Club Dinner, $??.00, Asbury Park, Friday, February 14: Owner Tim McCloone is famous for his food and his music, but more than that he is famous for the goodness of his heart. It’s only appropriate that he get the Best of Jersey Big Heart Award for Valentine’s Day. Tim’s Supper Club restaurant is featuring dinner and a concert on February 14th. The concert features Tim McCloone & the Shirleys and the dinner features treats like a Mexican chocolate soup with pasilla brûléed banana, raw almond milk, and cilantro, a lobster enchilada with mole Oaxaca, pecan & coconut fried rice, pickled vegetable salad, and queso cotija, lamb with gratin de chevre, shaved fennel, bitter chocolate demi glaze and jalapeno gelee, filet mignon with coconut fried oysters and a triple cream cheesecake. All the McCloone restaurants are offering slightly different special dinners for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Chamber Music Concert, $20.00, Lambertville, Saturday, February 15: Riverside Symphonia is producing a special concert featuring the Sweet Plantain chamber quartet in the beautiful chapel of St. John the Evangelist in Lambertville. The group blends Latin rhythms, jazz improvisation, and classical music for a unique sound. They will be playing selections from Haydn, Ravel, Romero, Paquito de Rivera, and more. The concert begins at 8:00 p.m. and tickets run $20.00 to $55.00 each

A Toute Heure Valentine’s Day Dinner, $75.00, Cranford, Friday, February 14: A Toute Heure is an award-winning and exceptionally reviewed restaurant that serves new American cuisine with a commitment to local seasonal ingredients. They are featuring a 4-course prix fixe dinner for a great price. Menu highlights include fried oysters, a delicious sounding roast carrot soup with mirepoix, cilantro, tuna crudo, and root vegetable chips, braised collard greens with littleneck clams and ham hock croutons, the braised eye of round with white beans, escarole and fennel bread crumbs, black bass, toffee apple cake, and chocolate ravioli. They are also offering an a la carte dinner menu at their sister restaurant the 100 Steps Supper Club.

Avenue Valentine’s Day Dinner, $42.00, Long Branch, Friday, February 14: The trendy and upscale restaurant on the boardwalk in Long Branch has an incredible meal planned for the night. They are offering a 4 course exotic and elegant dinner for $42.00 per person. Highlights from this menu include mini steak tartare, beet salad, Jerusalem artichoke soup, American caviar, seared octopus, foie gras terrine (add $8), Barnegat Bay scallops (add $8), branzino, tournedos with filet mignon, Dauphinoise potato, Bordelaise (add $10) and a chocolate sampler.

Dream Cuisine Cafe, $65.00, Cherry Hill, Friday, February 14: Dream is an award-winning BYOB French restaurant with a laid-back atmosphere located in a strip mall. It is owned by Chef Vincent Fanari who has won awards from New Jersey Monthly, LocalEats.com, Open Table, and the James Beard Foundation. For Valentine’s Day, Chef will have a special 6-course menu for $65 per person.

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Cape Cod Thanksgiving: Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving & Takeout

Our Thanksgiving Feature is on Cape Cod Star, your site for lifestyle features on Cape Cod

Our Cape Cod Thanksgiving story has moved and it is updated all the time, while this one is three years old. For those of you looking for a last-minute restaurant for dinner, we can only advise you to call every restaurant on the list to see if they can find an early or late table or get you on a waiting list. If that doesn’t work, you might want to check out your local supermarket to see if they have take-out dinners available for Thursday.

Thanksgiving is one of the most anticipated family events of the year and sometimes the most stressful. To make your holiday celebrations a little easier, these Cape Cod restaurants are open to serve you and your family delicious holiday dinners without all the work.

Our guide covers the full range of offerings, from the simple to the extravagant, from P-town to Sandwich. We organize our listings by region like this: Outer Cape – Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham; Lower Cape – Orleans, Chatham, Brewster, Harwich; Mid Cape – Dennis, Yarmouth, Barnstable; Upper Cape: Mashpee, Sandwich Falmouth, Bourne.

We’ll be updating this story with reservation information, photos, and a few recommendations from our in-house chef that cooked Thanksgiving for hundreds of happy families for over 30 years. If you know of an outstanding place for Thanksgiving (besides Grandma’s house), please let us know. Just leave a comment below or drop us a line.

Cape Cod Thanksgiving: Outer Cape

The Pointe Restaurant in Provincetown

The Pointe is celebrating Thanksgiving with a four-course dinner that includes soup, salad, entree and dessert for $54.95 per person. You’ll get your choice of Turkey, Grilled Salmon or Seared Tofu for your entree. They will be serving from 1:00 to 7:00 pm. The dinner comes with all the fixings like Chestnut & Date Stuffing, and Green Beans Almondine. There might not be tables available, but you can find out on their site. See More.

Red Inn in Provincetown:

The Red Inn in Provincetown has been welcoming guest to the Cape since 1915. For Thanksgiving, they are offering a fabulous 4-course prix fixe dinner for $90.00 per person. The dinner features soup, salad, entree, and dessert. Highlights include Lobster Corn Chowder, Pan Roasted Local Cod, Savory Vegetable Bread Pudding, Roasted Turkey with French Bread Stuffing and Ginger-Cranberry Relish, Savory Vegetable Bread Pudding, Smoked Long Island Duck, Lamb Chops, Local Codd, and Pepper Crusted Filet. See More.

The Whitman House Restaurant & Bass Tavern in Truro

The Whitman House is not serving Thanksgiving Dinner this year. They will be back in 2018. See More.

P. B. Boulangerie in Wellfleet

P. B. is offering a slightly different menu for Thanksgiving. The Wellfleet restaurant-bistro has a Prix Fixe Thanksgiving Dinner with three courses for $75.00. The menu features items like a Fall Artisanal Salad, a Homemade Pate, Foie Gras and Black Truffle Ravioli, Escargots De Bourgogne, Wasabi Pea Encrusted Yellowfin Tuna, Wellfleet Coconut Curry Clams, Monsieur Marin 12 oz Black Angus Ribeye with Steak Frites and of course a Turkey Dinner with Sweet Potato Gratin, Apricot and Sausage Stuffing and Braised Greens. For the dessert course, they are serving an apple pie with homemade Madagascar Vanilla Ice Cream. The dinner is also available for takeout. You can order a dinner for 7-9 people for $240.00 that includes a whole roasted organic turkey, four side dishes, fresh baked bread and dessert. See more.

Cape Cod Thanksgiving: Lower Cape

Chillingsworth in Brewster:

Chillingsworth is offering a wide range of items for Thanksgiving. You’ll find a traditional turkey dinner, tenderloin, fish, lobster and vegetarian dinners with complimentary pates, charcuterie, and cheeses. There are two seatings for the dinner; one at 2:00 pm and another at 6:00 pm. There is a children’s menu available also. Regular pricing is in effect for this dinner. See more.

L’Alouette in Harwich Port

L’Alouette is the spot to find Thanksgiving dinner with a French flair on Cape Cod. The restaurant is fully booked for this year. See more.

Bramble Inn Now the Spinnaker in Brewster:

The Bramble Inn has been sold. It is now the Spinnaker. The restaurant is closed until the day after Thanksgiving.

Cape Cod Thanksgiving: Mid Cape

Old Yarmouth Inn in Yarmouth Port

The Old Yarmouth Inn offers a wide range of delightful choices for Thanksgiving from a traditional turkey feast to Filet Mignon with Bacon. Prices range from $39.00 to $49.00 per person. Unfortunately, the restaurant is fully booked for the holiday and is not accepting any more reservations. You can get on their waiting list if you would like. See more.

Yarmouth House in Yarmouth

Yarmouth House has been serving the families of Cape Cod since 1978 and for Thanksgiving, they are offering five different holiday dinners that come complete with soup or salad, smashed potatoes, butternut squash, creamed peas with onions and dessert. You can choose from a Roast Tom Turkey with Apple Sage Dressing, a Baked Virginia Ham, Roast Leg of Lamb, a Holiday Sampler Dinner with turkey, ham, and lamb or a Haddock Picatta. All the dinners are priced at $23.00 to $29.00 each. See more.

Hearth & Kettle in Yarmouth & Hyannis:

Hearth and Kettle restaurants are known for their All-American holiday dinners. For Thanksgiving, they are offering one of the best bargains on the Cape. Their Roast Turkey Dinner that comes in at $25.99, includes turkey, cranberry sage dressing, cranberry sauce, corn chowder or salad, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, peas with onions, bread, and dessert. You can also choose Prime Rib, Ham or Broiled Scrod for a slightly higher price, up to $29.99. See more.

Villaggio Ristorante in Cotuit:

Villaggio serves holiday dinners throughout the year and for Thanksgiving, they are offering three seatings: one at noon, another at 2:00, and a final seating at 4:00 pm. For Thanksgiving, you can choose from turkey, prime rib or their regular menu. Owner and Chef Jay Bartolomei’s regular menu features items like Asparagus Wraps, Crispy Pork Belly Bites, a classic Rustic Bruschetta, Roasted Beet Salad, Chicken Francese, Saltimbocca, Pancetta Scallops, Lobster Ravioli, Rib Eyes, and Filet Mignons. Reservations are taken by phone only. Call 508-548-5000. See More.

Cape Cod Thanksgiving: Upper Cape

Sea Crest in Falmouth:

The Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth has the most extravagant buffet on Cape Cod for Thanksgiving. The hotel lays out a huge buffet for the holiday that features hot and cold stations, carving stations and a dessert station. Highlights from the buffet include Cider Glazed Turkey and Virginia Ham that is carved to order, Cornbread Dressing, Petite Sirloins, Salmon, Butternut Squash, Shrimp Cocktail, Fall Greens, Salads, Cheeses, Clam Chowder, Pecan Pie and Cranberry Apple Cobbler with Cinnamon Chantilly. The price is $49.00 per person and $23.00 each for children 12 years of age and under. See more.

Coonamessett Inn in Falmouth

The Coonamessett has been welcoming guests on the Cape since 1926. For Thanksgiving, they offer a wide selection of traditional dishes from Turkey to Prime Rib to Pan Roasted Cod or a Roasted Vegetable Lasagna. They also offer a prix fixe Turkey Dinner for $44.00 that comes with Turkey, Giblet Gravy, Herb Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Butternut Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Soup, Salad and Dessert. See More.

Dan’l Webster Inn in Sandwich:

The Dan’l Webster has been hosting celebrations on Cape Cod for centuries. For Thanksgiving, they are offering a traditional Turkey Dinner with all the fixings for $41.95. The holiday feast includes soup, salad, bread, turkey with all the fixings, Mashed Potatoes, Maple Glazed Butternut Squash, Peas & Mushrooms, and desserts like Maple Pecan Pie and Warm Apple Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream. Salmon can be ordered instead of turkey and a filet is available for $12.00 more. See More.


Cape Cod Thanksgiving: Pick Up & Take Out Thanksgiving Dinners


Nauset Farms in Orleans

Nauset Farms is a bakery, a butcher, a market, a deli, a wine shop, and more. For Thanksgiving, you can have them bake your turkey or pick up a fully prepared dinner with all the trimmings. You can get a deconstructed turkey for $20.00, a Plainville Fresh Turkey for $3.69 per pound, Farm Cranberry Sauce for $7.99 per pint, or try some Eastham Turnip Mash at market price. They also offer dinner packages for 4-8 people for $129.99 or one for 10-14 for $199.99. See More.

Hearth & Kettle @ the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis

H & K is offering dinners from $23.99 to $29.99 each. Call the restaurant for information on takeout. See our description above or see more here.

Whole Foods in Hyannis

Whole Foods is one of our favorite foodie spots on the Cape and for Thanksgiving, they are offering a holiday turkey dinner for four people for the low price of $69.99. The meal includes a 10-pound Roasted Turkey, Herb Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Organic Turkey Gravy, Green Beans with Crispy Garlic and Parsley, and Organic Cranberry-Orange Relish. There are other items available like a 6 pound roasted turkey for $39.99, side dishes like herb stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes, lentil-mushroom stuffing, cheesy rutabaga-potato vegan mash, roasted mustard-glazed whole cauliflower, maple roasted Brussels Sprouts, butterflake dinner rolls, organic vegan cranberry-orange suace, appetizers, and desserts. See More.

Thanksgiving Tips from a Retired Chef

My partner, Val Gerischer worked as a chef in restaurants in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for over thirty years. Most of those years, he was in the kitchen on Thanksgiving day and offers these quick tips for dining out on Thanksgiving Day.

  • Reserve your table for early in the day so that you get the freshest turkey and avoid the crowds that tend to pack in around mid to late afternoon.
  • If you are a real fan of turkey and dressing and hate crowds, just reserve your table for the day after Thanksgiving. You’ll pay a lot less for the same dinner, avoid the noise and fuss of a busy restaurant.
  • Save a little of your holiday dinner so that you can have one of those yummy day-after-Thanksgiving sandwiches with turkey, cranberry sauce, and mayonnaise.
  • Finally, if you are cooking Thanksgiving dinner at home, please don’t get too creative or too fussy with your menu. This is one of those holidays that people want classic American turkey, dressing and cranberry sauce like Grandma used to make. Stick with the basics on this day and go foodie-gourmand crazy next week.
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Massachusetts St. Patrick’s Day Events

Our Massachusetts St. Patrick’s Day Events Feature is brand new today, February 28, 2017. Some events are beginning this weekend and we know that we are late in getting this story published. We’ll be adding new events over the next few days to catch up on the events going on all over the state.

The St. Pat’s Day events include parades, film series, and more in all sections of the state.

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Cape Cod New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Our Cape Cod New Year’s Eve Guide is new today, December 31, 2016. We’ve listed celebrations of all kinds this year. There are non-alcoholic First Night events, champagne dinners, dances and all-inclusive dining/lodging/party packages from Sandwich to Provincetown. Here’s our list of places to do the big countdown, dance the night away or just to have a quiet romantic dinner.






Our guide covers the full range of offerings, from the simple to the extravagant, from P-town to Sandwich. We organize our listings by region like this:

  • Outer Cape – Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham
  • Lower Cape – Orleans, Chatham, Brewster, Harwich
  • Mid Cape – Dennis, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Hyannis
  • Upper Cape: Mashpee, Sandwich, Falmouth, Bourne

Featured Cape Cod New Year’s Eve Celebration

Quicks Hole Tavern in Woods Hole

Quicks Hole Tavern is offering one of our favorite dinners to kick off the new year. Their four-course dinner comes in at an amazingly low price of $55.00 per person and is being served on Friday, December 30 and Saturday, December 31, 2016. Dinner on both nights starts at 5:00 pm. It is one exceptionally enticing dinner that features a Quahog Chowder or Lobster Bisque, a Carmelized Pear Salad, Oysters Two Ways (one on the half shell with a strawberry and basil mignonette and another lightly broiled with fresh herbs, leeks, butter and garlic panko crumbs), and a Seafood Bouillabaisse with scallops, little neck clams, salmon, fennel, roasted tomatoes and leeks rouille, a Grilled Flat Iron Steak with pink peppercorn bearnaise. For dessert, they are offering a Lemon & Yuzu Creme Brulee or Baked Pears with Sauternes Custard and Gingerbread Cookies. You can also get the five-course dinner for $65.00. For more information and reservations, call 508-495-0048. See More.


Upper Cape Cod New Year’s Eve: Dinners, Dances, Concerts, & More


First Night Sandwich

First Night Sandwich celebrates its fifth year in 2017. The festivities begin at 4:00 pm on Saturday, December 31, 2016. This family-friendly event is a non-alcoholic celebration of the arts. Some of the performances include Mamadou, a 5 piece African band playing at town hall, The Green Briar Nature Center puppets at 1st Church, Woodhall/Jackson Folk Music at C.W.’s, Cape Cod Guitar Ensemble at Sandwich Glass Museum, Vernon Parris Steel Drums at the library, and the Highland Light Scottish Pipe Band at the Masonic Lodge.

There will also be ice sculptures, a children’s ice skating rink, lighted giants in the village and along Route 6A, children’s crafts, a fairy garden, and a Resolution Wall. The Reveler’s Parade starts at 8:00 pm. Lineup begins at 7:00 pm at Wing School. The parade route winds through town and ends up at First Church and Shawme Pond. The night ends with the fireworks display over the pond. The finale features the lighting of the giant sea creature sculptures, a cannon firing and a fireworks display on Shawme Pond.

First Night Sandwich buttons can be purchased at locations all over town. The buttons grant you admission to all of the night’s events. The cost is $10.00 each for adults and $6.00 each for children, ages 3 to 12 years old. Buttons can also be purchased at Sandwich Town Hall on Saturday beginning at 3:00 pm. See More.

British Beer Company

The British Beer Company and the Seaside Inn in Falmouth have joined together to offer you a great package for New Year’s Eve. You can book a room for one night with late checkout at the Seaside, a three-course dinner and a champagne toast at the BBC at Midnight for $99.00 per person. The band Glasstown will be there to entertain you for the night also from 10:00 pm to closing. If you don’t need to book a room, you can still enjoy the dinner, band, and champagne for $49.00 per person. Call the pub for more information! 508-540-9600. See More.

Sea Crest

The Sea Crest Beach Hotel in North Falmouth is throwing a party that includes a dinner buffet, dancing, and a champagne toast at midnight for $130.00 per person. The dance party features disco tribute band The Motor Booty Affair. The buffet is open from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Highlights from the buffet include Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, a Charcuterie Board, Hummus, Individual Seafood Ceviche, Tuna Sashimi Boats, Lobster Bisque, Crispy Long Island Duck Confit, Prosciutto Wrapped Free Range Chicken, Spicy Coconut Shrimp, Tarragon Grilled East Coast Swordfish, Thyme-Shallot Rubbed Petite Filet Mignon, and a Chef’s Grand Dessert Display. Tickets are available, but the hotel packages are sold out. Call 508-356-2111 for reservations. Buy Tickets.

Pilot House Restaurant

The Pilot House in Sandwich will be serving their regular menu a la carte and some festive holiday specials. There will be live music featuring Heather Twiss and the After Hours Band, dancing, and a champagne toast at midnight. Call 508 888-8889 for reservations. See More.


Mid Cape Cod New Year’s Eve: Dinners, Dances & More


Barnstable Restaurant & Tavern

Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern: Barnstable will be open at 4:00 pm on New Year’s Eve. They will be serving their regular menu and their three-course special menu. For reservations, call 508-362-2355. They will be open until 10:00 pm. See More.

Cape Codder

The Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis is offering a dinner, dancing and lodging package for New Year’s Eve for $239.00 per person. The night begins with an Hors d’oeuvres reception at 8:30. The Dinner and Dessert Buffet includes items like a Nut Crusted Baked Brie with Port Fig Jam, Antipasto, Scallops wrapped in Bacon, Bruschetta, Caesar Salad, Mushroom Ravioli, Seared Salmon with Fresh Dill Butter, Stuffed Haddock with Lobster Sauce, Roast Beef with Bordelaise and Horseradish, Carved Ham, Cakes, Tortes and more. Dinner begins at 9:30. After dinner, you can dance to the sounds of Classic Rock n Roll with the Moonlighters. The package includes a champagne toast at midnight. After a full night of celebrating, you can stroll over to your room at the resort. You can also book the dinner alone for $109.00 per person. See More. Call 855-861-4370 for reservations.

Red Pheasant

The Red Pheasant in Dennis will be open and will be serving two seatings, an early one from 5:00 to 6:00 pm and a later seating that starts at 8:00 pm. Both dinners feature their four-course prix fixe menu. The second seating will feature live music by Robert Chandler with Blues Alley and Daddy-O. Join the Pheasant for dinner and dancing in Dennis. Prices are not shown on the site for the dinners. Call 508-385-2133 for reservations. See More.


Lower Cape Cod New Year’s Eve: Dinners, Dances & More


Brewster Fish House

The Brewster Fish House is celebrating the New Year with a special three-course gourmet dinner. Highlights from the menu include a Kampachi Tartare with Belgian Ossetra Caviar Amuse Bouche, a Nantucket Bay Scallop with Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Gnocchi, and Persimmon, and a Wild Scottish Venison Loin with Jerusalem Artichoke, Black Trumpet Mushroom, and Seckel Pear. For dessert, there’s a Dark Chocolate Tart or a Guava-Passionfruit Compote with Pineapple, Surry Farm Honey, Hazelnut and Brown Butter Ice Cream. The dinner is available for $95.00 per person. For reservations, call 508-896-7867. See More. See More.

Bramble Inn

The Bramble Inn in Brewster is offering a three-course dinner on New Year’s Eve for $110.00 per person. The first course includes your choice of appetizers like a Baked Brie Enfant with petite puff pastry encased brie mouse, warm plum soup and baguette slices for dipping and a Caesar Bouquet with Romaine wrapped with a Euro Cucumber Belt, Ruth’s Caesar Dressing, Imported Marinated White Anchovies, Pecorino Romano Cheese and Brioche Crumbles. Entree choices include a Slow Roasted Long Island Duckling with Grilled Brandied Peach, Hoisin Peach Lacquer, Cranberry-Peach Chutney, Brown & Wild Rice Pilaf and Braised Red Cabbage and a Chatham Cod with Fingerling Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus, Champagne Beurre Blanc, Hackleback Caviar, Diced Egg and Bermuda Onion. See the full Bramble Inn New Years Eve Menu and find out more about the inn here.

Ocean Edge

The Ocean Edge Resort in Brewster will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Dinner with seatings at 6:00 and 8:00 pm. The four-course dinner is priced at $50.00 per person and features items like Lobster Ravioli, a Wild Mushroom Tart, a Slow Grilled NY Sirloin with Foie Gras Butter, Roasted Garlic Puree, Crispy Brussels Sprouts and Red Onion Jam, a Seafood Paella with Saffron Risotto, Jumbo Shrimp, Cape Mussels and Littleneck Clams in a Chorizo Broth. For dessert, there’s a 38 Second Chocolate Cake with Gelato, Cookie Crumble, and Champagne Zabaglione. Call 508-896-9000 for reservations. See More.

First Night Chatham

First Night Chatham is celebrating their twenty-sixth year on December 31, 2016. The fun begins at noon and continues till dusk when the fireworks go off at Veterans Field. The event celebrates the arts and culture of the region and takes place at locations all over town. Early highlights of the festivities include an annual town photo that is taken at the Chatham Lighthouse, a bubble wrap stomp, a Carnival Caper costumed road race, a concert with the Cape Cod Jazz Quartet at the Orpheum Theater, miniature golf at the Community Center Gym, Bradley James at the Congregational Church, Keltic Kids at St. Christopher’s Chapel, Cirque du Jour at the Middle School Large Gym, Chinese Folk Dancers at the Middle School Auditorium, Ryder Martin’s Fabulous Trains at Atwood House Museum, and Horse Drawn Wagon Rides at Town Hall. Later in the day there is a Noise Parade, early low level fireworks at Veteran’s field for children that can’t wait till midnight, and finally the Countdown Cod and fireworks on Oyster Pond at midnight.

First Night Chatham Buttons are available for $20.00 each. Children’s buttons are available for $5.00 each for children between the ages of 3 to 11 years old. See More.


Outer Cape Cod New Year’s Eve: Dinners, Dances & More


First Light Provincetown

First Light in Provincetown is a five-day celebration that includes a polar bear plunge, a winter farmers market, dances, brunches, ice skating, a Sound of Music Sing-Along and fireworks on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

Here’s a quick rundown of the highlights of the events for each day of the festival.

  • Thursday, December 29, 2016 Lunch and dinner at many local restaurants, live entertainment at Tin Pan Alley, Cabaret at Provincetown Theater, and Karaoke at Club Purgatory
  • Friday, December 30, 2016 Holiday Breakfasts, brunches, lunches and dinners at local restaurants, Family Pizza Night at the library, Edenville in concert at the Sage Inn, The Sound of Music Sing-a-Long with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at Town Hall, Cabaret at Provincetown Theater, live music at Tin Pan Alley and Crown & Anchor, holiday dances, and a Holiday Market at the Canteen with Hanukkah food and festivities, vendors, artisans and more
  • Saturday, December 31, 2016 early: Holiday Breakfasts, brunches, lunches and dinners at local restaurants, Provincetown Farmers Market at Town Hall, The Holiday Market at Canteen with local vendors, artisans, performers, grilled sausages, hot soups, soft pretzels and more, New Year’s Drag Bingo at the Crown & Anchor, Wicked Wonderland at the Art House, a Light Bright Bike Ride at Town Hall (decorated bicycles in a parade competing for prizes), Special New Year’s Eve Dinners at Tin Pan Alley, Jimmy’s Hideaway, Mac’s Fish House, Central House, and Spindler’s.
  • Saturday, December 31, 2016 – PTown New Year’s Eve Dances There will be special dances and celebrations all over town. Strangers and Saints throws a party with dance music, cocktails, light snacks, party favors, a champagne toast and a brunch buffet at midnight. Jim Brousseau plays piano at Tin Pan Alley. VJ Tom Yaz plays the best videos, Bobby Weatherbee plays piano and DJ Chris Racine plays the latest dance hits at the Crown & Anchor. DJ Beth O plays at Sage Inn. DJ Dave plays at Club Purgatory. And finally there’s a New Year’s Eve Party with DJ David LaSalle, Thirsty Burlington, hats, noisemakers and a champagne toast for a $10.00 cover charge at A-House.
  • Sunday, January 1, 2017 Holiday Breakfasts, brunches, lunches and dinners at local restaurants, Provincetown Farmers Market at Town Hall, The Holiday Market at Canteen with local vendors, artisans, performers, grilled sausages, hot soups, soft pretzels and more, Family Picnic Lunch at the library, a film screening of “All We Had” at Water’s Edge Cinema, Art opening at Rosewind Gallery at Sage Inn, a Polar Bear Plunge with cocktails, chili, hot chocolate and coffee at the beach at Johnson Street, Wicked Winter Wonderland at Provincetown Art House, Fireworks Cocktail Parties at Crown & Anchor and Spindler’s, and Provincetown’s First Light Fireworks at MacMillian Pier at dusk (approximately between 5:00 and 6:00 pm)
  • Sunday, January 1, 2017 – After the Fireworks Cocktails, buffets and dinner at local restaurants and bars, Rat Pack Gala at Provincetown Theater, John Thomas & Paul Bisaccia Piano Concert at UU Meeting House, Zoe Lewis on piano at Tin Pan Alley, dancing at A-House and Suede’s Annual New Year’s Concert at Crown & Anchor.
  • Monday, January 2, 2017 Holiday Breakfasts, brunches, lunches and dinners at local restaurants, The Holiday Market at Canteen with local vendors, artisans, performers, grilled sausages, hot soups, soft pretzels and more. The final event of the festival is the Tin Pan Alley Closing Party with live entertainment.

For more information on the events, see the Provincetown Business Guild Site.


Other Cape Cod New Year’s Eve Celebrations and Dinners


  • Hearth Happiness – Hearth and Kettle: See More.
  • Dinner with Daniel – Daniel Webster: See More.
  • Champagne Cussing – Mooncussers: See More.
  • Champagne by the Bay – Bayside Resort: See More.

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