Holiday Home tours and Open Houses on Cape Cod

by Donna Cain, Innkeeper and owner

Captain Freeman Inn

Captain Freeman Inn

The holidays are almost upon us and many of our Cape Cod towns are busy getting ready for their unique celebrations. This year we are having a tree lighting party the day after Thanksgiving. One of my favorite times of the year is decorating the inns for the holidays. We have so many special family decorations and have added some new ones now that we have two inns, the Captain Freeman Inn and Brewster by the Sea Inn and Spa.

December 2: We have our own tour at the Captain Freeman Inn which is put on by the Brewster Historical Society and is part of the Brewster for the Holidays Celebration. This year the tour includes 3 of the other historical inns in Brewster, the Old Manse Inn, the Candleberry Inn and the Sea Meadow Inn.

The tour includes a narrated bus tour to the inns with the tour at 2:30 being by candlelight. Each inn will have refreshments as well as historic information along with details about the inn’s architecture. For more information or to purchase tickets call Sandra Tubman at 508-896-3128 or email us at brewsterhstours@comcast.net.

December 1-2, 8-9, 15-16: Country Christmas- Holiday decorations inspired by a country home in bygone era. Taste a sampling of delicious Jam Kitchen products and a cup of mulled cider. Browse among a variety of great holiday gift ideas including jams, jellies, relishes, books and nature related items. For more information http://www.thortonburgess.org or come to Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen in East Sandwich.

December 7& 8: Chatham Historical Society’s Annual Hearth warming. Celebrate the holidays “Artwood House-style” Hot mulled cider and baked goods, caroling, Christmas tree lighting, crafts, pictures with Mrs. Claus at the Atwood House Mueseum. See http://www.chatahmhistoricalsociety.org for more informaiton.

December 9: Christmas Open House at the Manse Dennis “Villages” Stroll- Docents in colonial attire will guide you through the festively decorated home of Reverand Dennis. For more information see http://www.dennishistsoc.org

December 9: Holiday House Tour and Boutique- Tour beautiful homes festively decorated for the season and shop for unique gifts and decorations at the Boutique, which will be held at the library. For more information see http://www.westfalmouthlibrary.org

December 9: Holly Days Home Tour- Homeowners and innkeepers, along with area designers, florists and retailers decorate Snadwich’s finest homes as a welcoming celebration of the season. Docents will be stationed at each destination to point out historic and architectural features, unique furnishings and special decorations. For more information see http://www.sandwichhollydays.com

December 9: Chatham Historic Inn Tour- Participating inns throughout Chatham are decorated for the holiday season. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas in ten of Chatham’s intimate inns and elegant ocean front resorts. For more information see http://www.chathaminfo.com

December 16: Dennis Historical Society Christmas open House- Celebrate the season at the home built for Captain Theophilus Baker in 1801 now called “Jericho Historical Center”. Enjoy the beautiful Victorian decorations and traditional holiday refreshements. For more information see http://www.dennishistsoc.org

Happy Holidays to all!

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