Sunday, December 25, 2011

What to do now that the presents are open . . .

The kids are home ALL WEEK LONG and the company has come to stay a few days.  What do you do to get out of the house?  There are just so many movies and trips to the mall a person can take.  Cape Cod has a lot of great things to do all week for kids and adults alike.  And New Year's Eve brings some wonderful celebrations too.

For Kids:
Harwich Junior Theatre is presenting "Madeline's Christmas" with vacation week matinees December 27 through 29 at 2pm.  A lovely way to spend some quality time with your kids enjoying a lovely children's story.

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is offering a school vacation program "Animal Antics" Special events daily from 1-2 pm.  You can talk to the turtles, learn about the earth, paint and sing songs about animals.

For young and old:
The 2nd Annual Glass Blowers Christmas and Nativity Artists continues through the end of the month at the Sandwich Glass Museum - 9:30 am to 5 pm.  80 dazzling nativities and creche scenes on display.

Cape Cod Enchanted Village at the Cape Codder Resort and Spa will continue through January 2.  Over 100,000 lights, animated reindeer, dancing snowmen and more!  Santa won't be there because he will be taking a much deserved rest - but the lights and displays will still dazzle.  Check out their various overnight packages and stay for the wave pool or even some pampering at the spa.

Holiday Open House at the Nauset Model Railroad Club at Hilltop Plaza Orleans on December 31 from 1 pm to 4pm.  See model railroads decorated for the season, with miniature lighted trees dotting the landscapes, and wreathes adorning lighthouses, passenger stations and bridges.

First Night Chatham is how to ring in the New Year in the Cape Cod way.  This year, the theme is "Dance the Night Away", so bring those dancing shoes!  With programs for kids and teens, First Night Chatham offers a fun, alcohol-free town-wide celebration for all.  The fun ends with the Count Down to the New Year Cod Drop at Oyster pond and fire works.

For the grown ups:
The "Not Quite New Years Eve Celebration & Benefit" will be held at Tommy Doyle's in Hyannis on December 29 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm.  Proceeds will go to The Cape Cod Times Needy Fund and the St. Vicent de Paul Society.  The evening will feature Irish singers, dancers, and pipers for $15pp or for $30 pp get and Irish dinner and the show (make reservations as this will sell out quickly).

New Years Eve Gala on the Cape Cod Central Railroad, is four hours of elegance and enjoyment.  Travel the rails in the old way and live the life of white table cloth covered tables and champagne.  Reservations are a must.

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