Christmas in Harwich--a magical time in a magical town

Fun events for all ages planned for this coming weekend
Santa makes his big entrance courtesy of the Harwich Fire Department. Photo courtesy of the Harwich Chamber of Commerce.

Once again this year, one of the Cape's favorite Mid Cape towns will light up for Christmas in Harwich.  This festive weekend begins on Friday evening, November 30 with the Harwich Port Stroll and continues through Sunday.

Events for all ages are planned in various location throughout town including Harwich Center, Harwichport and East Harwich.

Highlights include a traditional tree lighting with caroling and Santa's arrival by fire truck Friday night. There will be wonderful sales, delicious treats and free horse-drawn carriage rides.

Purchase beautiful holiday ornaments and gifts for everyone on your list from local merchants and at the Harwich PTO Holiday Bazaar & Craft Fair.  Kids of all ages won't want to miss a hearty pancake breakfast with St. Nick on Saturday morning.

It will be easy getting to all the events thanks to a free enclosed trolley shuttle from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday between Harwich Center and East Harwich courtesy of Cape Destinations.

See some of the highlights below and be sure to visit the Harwich Chamber of Commerce for a complete schedule of weekend events here.

Friday, November 30

  • Tree lighting ceremony and family carol singing at 5:30 p.m. at Doane Park, Harwichport
  • Santa arrives by fire truck at Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank in Harwichport at 6:15 p.m.

Saturday, December 1

  • Pancake breakfast with Santa at the Harwich Elementary School at 8 a.m.
  • Harwich Elementary School PTO Holiday Bazaar & Craft Fair  from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday, December 2

  • Christmas Concert at Christ Church Episcopal at 3 p.m. in Harwichport

Christmas in Harwich is sponsored by the Harwich Chamber of Commerce, Cape Cod 5, the Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod and Hinckley Home Centers. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on