Join us in welcoming spring back to Falmouth Village! For the first two weeks in May, Falmouth Village blooms with May baskets, May poles, plant sales and an unbelievable kids day! Of course, there will also be plenty of blooming bargains at retail stores. Add to that a Cinco de Mayo celebration in the streets Flower Power specials at local restaurants and you have one Cape Cod village that ushers in spring with gusto. Look at all that’s in store for the first two weeks in May as Falmouth Village brings out the blooms!
April 30th: KIDS DAY! From 10-12, bring your little ones to Museums on the Green for crafts, story time, snacks and more! Check our Facebook page to register!
April 30th – May 8th: Take a self-guided tour through Falmouth Village where participating businesses will display handmade and unique May baskets. More than 30 businesses take this competition seriously, and the May baskets are everything from simple to lavish. Vote on the Falmouth Village Facebook page for your favorite and crown a People’s Choice winner.
May 1: May Pole Celebration at Highfield Hall
May 5: Cinco de Mayo: They’re closing the street and spilling out of the restaurants for this annual spring celebration. Sip a blooming Margarita as Anejo Mexican Bistro moves the fun out into the street to celebrate the 5th of May. You’ll want to arrive in festive garb to enjoy $5 burritos and margaritas and plenty of music to go along with the holiday at this spring street party.
TBD: Falmouth Beautification Council Plant Sale, 9am – 3pm: Put the gardening gloves on and revvvv your garden engines for the annual Falmouth Beautification Council Sale. Here’s your chance to fill the window boxes and planters as the council peddles its pedals! From 9:00am – 3:00pm, under the tents at Town Hall Square, purchase your annuals, perennials, herbs, daylilies, shrubs, veggies, house plants and more. This is a sale that gardeners wait for which signals that the growing season can now begin. Special workshops for gardeners and kids will be offered too.
May 8: May Baskets will be judged
May 9: Winning Basket Announced
Puritan Cape Cod will be Hosting Cape Cod’s First Conference for Women for First in,
Best Dressed, An exclusive 2015 Spring Fashion Preview Event
Food and wine from Simply Black & White Catering
Music from Mariana Costa, Dream Music
You will get 10% off all your purchases and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the Cape Cod YMCA
For more information or to register please contact by March 2nd:
Marie Younger Blackburn
617 620 4012
Sales and Marketing Manager
Simply Black & White Events/ Catering
Friday, December 5
Holiday Carol Sing at Nobska Lighthouse
Join us for a festive seasonal sing along followed by hot chocolate and cookies.
Historic Nobska Lighthouse, Nobska Road,
Saturday, December 6
3rd Annual Jingle Jog 5K Run & Elf Run
sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts & Anytime Fitness
Registration 8-9 am, Elf Run 9:30 am, 5K at 9:45 am
Starts from Marine Park, around Falmouth Heights (follows some of the Falmouth Road Race route) and back to Marine Park.
(Elf Run is shorter and for children 12 and under.)
Seafaring Santa Sails into Falmouth
sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts
Head to Marine Park at Falmouth Harbor to welcome Seafaring Santa! Falmouth High School Chorus will be singing Christmas carols. Join us for the annual children’s bike raffle, hot chocolate & treats courtesy of Dunkin’ Donuts.
Nobska Lighthouse Public Viewing
sponsored by the Coast Guard Auxiliary
12 – 2 pm (Subject to change by USCG)
Historic Nobska Lighthouse, Nobska Road,
Woods Hole. Santa visits at 12:30 pm!
Main Street / Queen’s Buyway Stroll
sponsored by the Falmouth Village Association
& Falmouth Chamber of Commerce
In the spirit of the lighting of the Village Green, many Main Street and Queens Buyway shops will remain open until 8 p.m. Before and after the lighting, stroll the street and enjoy the festively decorated shop windows, holiday refreshments and caroling while you get a head start on your holiday shopping.
Annual Lighting of the Falmouth Village Green
sponsored by Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
The Falmouth Brass Choir will lead the caroling before a special visit from Santa.
People are encouraged to bring flashlights. Dress warmly.
Sunday, December 7
51st Annual Falmouth Christmas Parade
Presented by the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce
Theme: Christmas Magic
Parade steps off at noontime at the Falmouth Mall and proceeds down Main Street to the Village Green. Known as Southeastern Massachusetts’ largest holiday parade featuring theme decorated floats, marching bands, live animals, costumed characters and Santa Claus!
Woods Hole is a village of the town of Falmouth, and three miles up the road is the center of town which we call Falmouth Main Street. Crowded with year-round restaurants, adorable shops, candy stores and ice cream parlors, Falmouth’s Main Street is a nice bike ride from the Woods Hole Inn, where we offer bicycles to our guests. It’s also an easy drive, and Main Street Falmouth has plenty of parking with no meters.
If you choose to bike from the Woods Hole Inn, hop on the bike path in front of the Steamship Authority and enjoy the three mile journey with vistas towards Martha’s Vineyard and several good spots to stop for a swim. Once in Falmouth, head off the bike path at Depot Avenue (you will see the Falmouth Bus Depot filled with green Peter Pan buses there) and ride past the Queens Byway onto Main Street.
There are dozens of locally-owned restaurants on this historic stretch which like Woods Hole has been protected and preserved as a historic district. You can choose from Indian, Mexican, Italian, Traditional Cape Cod, fabulous French bakeries, brunch spots, delis and much more. There really is something for everyone on Main Street Falmouth, MA.
Then of course, the shopping. Fancy upscale stuff at Lily Pulitzer, Maxwell & Co, Pilgrim and others. Great summer finds at Port Cargo, Green Eyed Daisy, Cape Chic Co and more. Gift shopping too at Celebrations, Treasure Chest, Pink Polka Dot. Real old time shopping from small vendors who know their customer — and that customer is you.
Don’t leave Main Street in Falmouth without a visit to one of the many patisseries, candy or ice cream shops. Perhaps a taste test is in order? There is Gelfi’s, Ben and Bill’s, Tisberry Yoghurt, Cupcapes of Cape Cod and the fancy French bakery called Maison Villatte for starters. Don’t miss Coffee Obsession or Pies a la Mode, at either end of this long stretch of charming shops. Main Street is really a great hang out for the sweet tooth in us all.
Enjoy your exploration of our quaint town. Falmouth Main Street is famous for being one of the nicest shopping and dining experiences on Cape Cod. Here are photos of some of my favorite Main Street Falmouth MA spots. Or click here for more info and a map of the area.
This month, a new shop called Soft As A Grape opened on the ground floor of the Woods Hole Inn, a great expansion of shopping in Woods Hole. This is exciting news for all of Woods Hole, as well as for travelers on the Steamship Authority ferries to Martha’s Vineyard as this stylish new shop offers high quality t-shirts, sweatshirts and much more in a convenient location right on the corner of Water Street and Luscombe Avenue, just steps from the ferry terminal. Stay at the Woods Hole Inn and enjoy this Woods Hole shop!
The new space has been dramatically renovated with new hardwood floors, gorgeous wooden shelving, extensive new lighting and more. Best of all is the antique boat that dominates the entrance, filled to the brim with sparkling new shirts and insignia clothing. Want to head home with a memento of your trip to Cape Cod? Soft As A Grape is the perfect place to find something hip to share the news of your travels at home.
In addition to their line of t-shirts and clothing, the nice folks at Soft As A Grape have dedicated a space for Woods Hole Inn branded merchandise including our famous coffee mugs, handmade starfish soaps, t-shirts and more. Come into the new shop at the corner of Luscombe and Water Streets in Woods Hole and see for yourself the great energy of this new shop.
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!!