Memorial Day Ceremony

May 26, 2015 by Beth Colt

The annual memorial day parade showcases local bands and businesses as they march to honor those that have served our country.  Down town Falmouth comes alive with food, fun and fantastic shopping.  This is a great event for all ages.

Messiah Sing

December 19, 2014 by Beth Colt

Join with the Falmouth Chorale, the Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra–and your family, friends and neighbors–to sing or play at this traditional holiday event.

Begun by First Congregational Church in 1985 and revived by the Chorale in 2012, this sing-through of the Christmas portions of Handel’s Messiah, now led by John Yankee, has grown to include more than 200 participants.

Singers, instrumentalists and listeners are all welcome to experience the joy of spontaneous community music-making while rekindling the holiday spirit.

A donation of $10 is suggested. Singers may bring their own score or borrow one at the door. Instrumentalists must contact FCPO President Fritz Sonnichsen in advance at  or call 508-274-2632.

Additional information is available at 774-392-2383 or

“Striking Out: A Christmas play in 6 innings”

December 12, 2014 by Beth Colt

The Falmouth Theatre Guild presents “Striking Out: A Christmas Play in 6 Innings” showing at Highfield Theater on December 5 to 14, Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m.

A mostly all-kid cast learns some lessons about sportsmanship, friendship and fun.

Tickets are $16 for adults; $12 for children under 18; and $14 for seniors 62 and over.

Falmouth Museums on the Green ‘History of Holiday Traditions’

December 6, 2014 by Beth Colt

Join us for an open house including tours of the Dr. Francis Wicks House that includes an exhibit about our most treasured holiday traditions and why we have them. or 508-548-4857

Woods Hole Renaissance Fair

December 6, 2014 by Beth Colt

Join us at the Woods Hole Community Hall for all kinds of fun.  Wreaths, local crafts, gifts Solstice Singers and more!

“Striking Out: A Christmas play in 6 innings.”

December 5, 2014 by Beth Colt

The Falmouth Theatre Guild presents “Striking Out: A Christmas Play in 6 Innings” showing at Highfield Theater on December 5 to 14, Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m.

A mostly all-kid cast learns some lessons about sportsmanship, friendship and fun.

Tickets are $16 for adults; $12 for children under 18; and $14 for seniors 62 and over.

Holidays at Highfield

November 29, 2014 by Beth Colt

Get in the holiday spirit with decorator inspired rooms and wonderful Christmas displays including a tea shop, gift shop, Santa visits and more!

Holiday by the Sea in Woods Hole

November 24, 2013 by Beth Colt

Oceanside holidays are often glamorized in places like St Barths and Key West.  But people forget that the beaches of Cape Cod — especially if we are lucky enough to get a dusting of snow — are perhaps more spectacular than any other time of the year.  Consider spending your holiday Cape Cod with us at the Woods Hole Inn!

Empty beaches, wide open vistas, Nobska lighthouse with a wreath, Victorian cottages dressed up with lights and Christmas bows are the touchstone of a Cape Cod Christmas.   Snuggling by the fire with a snifter of brandy while the winter wind whistles outside, your Cape Cod holiday is cozy, romantic and lots of fun.

Add the great local restaurants that stay open (Glass Onion, Landfall, Coonamessett, Seacrest and more) with holiday specials, plus our hearty breakfast served daily and you start to get a sense of real Cape Cod holiday cheer.

We encourage you to book early, and stay longer for the full effect that the holidays on Cape Cod can offer — a feeling of total relaxation and fullness that comes when you commit a few precious days to sharing your holiday by the sea.  Our special holiday offer is good while supplies last, so call us today to book your winter getaway.

Christmas on Cape Cod

Merry Christmas ornament Funky Santa Claus at Woods Hole Inn Cape light, romantic beach in winter holiday turkey at Woods Hole Inn Woods Hole in winter Beautiful Cape Cod beach in winter View of Woods Hole Passage in snow holidays-Santa-Stairs-dec-1

Happy Holidays

December 22, 2012 by Beth Colt

Cape Cod holiday specials

Sound track as follows:

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

SFX: shrrk of needle across vinyl

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

SFX: another loud scrrratchchchch…

Have a holly, jolly Christmas!

CUT!  OK, now that I have your mind buzzing as mine is with the soundtrack of Christmas… let me pause for a moment and wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas, and happy holidays too!

From all of us here in Woods Hole, to you and yours.



Renaissance Fair December 1st, 2012

November 25, 2012 by Beth Colt

I have served the last of the turkey soup, polished off the pecan pie, and fought my kids to scarf the final serving of stuffing  so Thanksgiving is officially over and it’s time for the holiday decorations to come out.  In Woods Hole, that also means it’s time for the Renaissance Fair, a wonderful 30+ year tradition of gathering, shopping and feasting at the Woods Hole Community Hall.

Solstice Singers enter Community Hall in Woods Hole, holidays

Imagine a wreath-making shop with hand-made garlands and wreaths, a “tea house” with sweets and cookies of all kinds, plus plenty of hot tea and cocoa, the Community Hall (our local secular gathering place) decorated and packed with craft vendors selling all sorts of original items from beaded jewelry to stained glass, from sock monkeys to hand knit sweaters, from local photography to letterpress books and journals with covers from old maps.

This wonderfully eclectic collection is topped off by a visit from the “Solstice Singers,” a local choral group that will appear in Renaissance garb carrying a large stuffed pig on a platter.  I often wonder whose basement that paper mache pig lives in all year long, as he looks a bit worse for the wear with a few chunks missing, but the overall effect with the sun coming in sideways through the Hall’s windows and the good cheer in the room, plus the lovely voices of the singers brings a lump to the most cynical throat.

It has been a rough month for the Woods Hole community, as we lost a young man who grew up here and died in a car crash on our main road a few weeks ago.  People in this community came together to cradle his parents and siblings with love, helped fashion a pine box for him, crowded his funeral at the Church of the Messiah, passed a loaf of challah large enough for everyone lovingly made by his friends, the bakers at Pie in the Sky.

arts and crafts at Christmas

His mother has long been one of the organizers of the Renaissance Fair, and I can not help but think that this year will be especially poignant as we gather to kick off the holidays with hot cider, neighborly smiles and good cheer.  The fabric of a small town is rendered with these interactions, and it is as important to celebrate the winter solstice as it is to mourn a terrible loss.

Long Live the Renaissance Fair! 

December 1st from 10 to 3 in Woods Hole. Ample nearby parking.

All invited, free to enter.

Holidays by the Sea

October 22, 2012 by Beth Colt

Woods Hole Inn, the best place to stay on Cape Cod

Get in the holiday spirit with a visit to Cape Cod this year! The Falmouth “Holidays by the Sea” weekend is right around the corner (November 30 – December 2, 2012) so book your getaway to the Woods Hole Inn today!

What a great time to be on Cape Cod.  Wander the quaint boutiques and shops of Falmouth or Martha’s Vineyard (the inn is right across the street from the ferry landing making day trips particularly easy) and find the very best in original gift ideas.  Take a tour of a real lighthouse, Nobska Light, one of the most famous in New England.  See the lights come on for the decorations on the Falmouth Green, and watch Santa arrive by boat to our harbor.

Best of all, the Falmouth Christmas Parade, attended by thousands as one of the best spectacles of the season, kicks off on Sunday December 2nd this year.  Staying at the Woods Hole Inn, you can borrow one of our free bikes and tool up the scenic bike path to enjoy the parade.

For a full schedule of events, please see the Falmouth Chamber’s website.

Looking forward to getting into the holiday spirit with you in Falmouth this year!  Ho, ho, ho!!