Holly Folly is a great opportunity to see friends; to eat, drink, and be merry; even sometimes to see Provincetown as a winter wonderland! And along with all the merrymaking, it’s an excellent time to do your Christmas shopping, thereby supporting local businesses and artisans who sometimes struggle in the winter months.
All weekend you can Holly Folly shop, hop, and punch-bowl stroll!
Enjoy special sales and discounts in our one-of-a-kind shops, as well as holiday menus and special events in our restaurants and cultural venues, and lodging at your favorite Inn, B&B or hotel.
Special events include:
- Boston Gay Men’s Chorus concert, December 6th. The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus is one of New England’s largest and most successful community-based choruses. Founded in 1982, the 200-voice ensemble is celebrated for its outstanding musicianship, creative programming, and groundbreaking community outreach. Under the dynamic leadership of Music Director Reuben M. Reynolds III, the BGMC sings a wide spectrum of classical and popular music and creates social change by providing a positive, affirming image of the gay and lesbian community. The Chorus is heard live by more than 10,000 people each season and thousands more through recording, television and internet broadcasts. CBS-WBZ named the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus one of the “top 5” choruses in the city of Boston. The Boston Business Journal in 2018 named BGMC the 9th best performing arts organizations in the city. BGMC is a Cultural Ambassador — being the first LGBT chorus to perform in Poland in 2005, the Middle East in 2015 and in South Africa in June 2018.
- “Souper Saturday” Fundraiser for SKIP (the soup kitchen in Provincetown), December 7th. Try a cup of soup or chowder from a myriad of Outer Cape restaurants—have one cup, or five, the money all goes to support the soup kitchen that enables many people to have one full meal a day during the difficult winter months. SKIP serves over 125 meals a day, over 15,000 meals each season, to residents who are either in need or seek community during the long, wintertime months. The lack of proper nutrition is a serious problem for many in this area, affecting both seniors on fixed incomes, and the workers facing seasonal unemployment caused by the tourist economy. The warm, sociable atmosphere of the dining room can also be as nourishing as the meal itself.
SKIP has expanded its services to include “to-go” meals for weekends, homeless-prevention assistance, nutrition counseling and health monitoring. It gives its office every Thursday to a representative of the Homeless Prevention Council who offers housing assistance to anyone in need from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. SKIP also participates in a twice-monthly nutrition program with The Lower Cape Outreach Council and the Barnstable County Public Health Nurses on the second and fourth Friday of each month. So come and enjoy some soup! You never know who you might be sitting next to!
- Jingle Bell Run and Champagne Brunch: December 7. The run starts at Fanizzi’s and ends at the Crown & Anchor. Bust out your gold spandex and fluffy mittens (yes, the bathing suit is a requirement) and run like the dickens! It’s been an annual tradition for the past five years during Holly Folly Weekend, so grab your bathing suit and favorite holiday outfit for an invigorating fun run down Commercial Street, ending up at the Crown & Anchor for a restorative champagne brunch.
- Holly Folly Bingo, December 7.
- Gregg’s Cookie Party, December 8th at the Porchside Bar. This is one holiday tradition you don’t want to miss!