When the winter weather comes rolling in, the atmosphere across Cape Cod is one of vibrant and endless potential. Visitors from near and far will find that Cape Cod is a vacation destination designed to be enjoyed at every turn no matter when travel plans bring you this way—winter included! If you’re the type of traveler that can’t wait to make the most of every getaway moment, there’s plenty to be enjoyed here. The following are just a few of the many top Cape Cod winter events that you won’t want to leave off your must-do list!

Visit the Holiday Exhibits at the Sandwich Glass Museum

Getting in the holiday spirit isn’t hard to do when you visit Cape Cod in the winter and include a stop at the Sandwich Glass Museum to your itinerary. This inviting and educational historical site hosts special exhibits year-round but when winter comes to town, those exhibits lean towards the festive, making it a fun stop for everyone! The Annual Glassblowers’ Christmas Celebration is a particularly exciting moment on the annual calendar at this museum. This endlessly colorful display features handblown glass art that ranges from the Victoria era through to the work of modern and local glass artists. Whether you’re browsing glassworks that showcase floral motifs or vases that capture the spirit of the season through color and shape, visitors will find there’s a lot to be inspired by this winter.

Check Out the Heritage Museum & Gardens

It’s hard to imagine a winter getaway anywhere without at least one light display on your itinerary. Fortunately, those who make their way to Cape Cod this winter will have plenty to enjoy in the way of illuminated fun when they make time to visit the Heritage Museum & Gardens. This stop is located on Grove Street in Sandwich and hosts an annual Gardens Aglow celebration which typically takes place in December. Gardens Aglow is a mesmerizing display of holiday lights that are found throughout the museum and gardens for visitors to enjoy in abundance. There’s no shortage of winter wonderland-type inspiration when you stop by this or any other events in Cape Cod which have a way of capturing the imaginations of visitors of all ages.

Enjoy Amazing Cape Cod Winter Events

A visit to the theater is always a welcome moment during a getaway. When you’re visiting Cape Cod this winter, the lineup of artistic performances available to be enjoyed is sure to be a highlight of your cold-weather stay! The Skylark Vocal Ensemble is known for hosting winter concerts across the Cape this time of year. Additionally, the Falmouth Theatre Guild is known for showcasing its Broadway-inspired style on stage throughout the winter months. If you’re looking to add a bit of heat to your winter stay, check out the Brazen Belles Burlesque group which is Cape Cod’s very own and original Burlesque Troupe!

Take a Ride on the Polar Express

If you happen to be visiting Cape Cod with little ones in tow this winter, there’s nothing more exciting to add to your itinerary than a trip on the Polar Express! Bring the magic of the storybook to life for the children by booking a themed holiday ride on the Cape Cod Central Railroad. Passengers can enjoy this experience every weekend through the month of December, but you’ll want to be sure to purchase tickets in advance as the event fills up quickly. A Polar Express train ride is approximately 1.5 hours long and gives little ones a chance to hand their wish list to Santa in person! As you journey along, you’ll be offered hot chocolate and cookies while servers dance and Christmas music plays throughout the cars. Overall, it’s an experience that you’re sure to remember long after Christmas has passed.

Savor Time Holiday Shopping

As soon as winter rolls around, holiday shopping events in Cape Cod spring up. This is much to the delight of guests from near and far looking forward to checking some of those meaningful purchases off their lists. The Lemon Tree Village in Brewster has some great boutique storefronts you’ll want to check out when one-of-a-kind holiday gifts are a priority. Of course, time at the Sandwich Antiques Center is bound to be a delight if you have a knack for stumbling across those amazing finds that are sure to please the recipient to no end.

Book Your Winter Getaway to Cape Cod Today

There’s never been a better time to book your trip to Cape Cod. When you’re ready for a winter adventure that’s unforgettable, the team at New England Vacation Rentals is here to help. Let us handle your accommodation details so you can simply focus on the fun when you arrive! Reach out today for more information on our many inviting vacation rentals across the Cape and to begin planning your next adventure. We can’t wait to welcome you here soon!