Things to do in Provincetown in December & First Light 2022

As the shoulder season comes to an end and we welcome the New Year and the “real” Off Season, here’s what’s happening throughout December and into the new year. Check out our events calendar for details. Jump to First Light Weekend.

PROVINCETOWN OFF SEASON, DECEMBER

 

Outer Cape Chorale Concert

Friday, Dec 10 at 7PM & Saturday, Dec 11 at 5PM

The Chamber Singers and orchestra, performing “Merrily Mozart”

Provincetown Town Hall, 260 Commercial St
http://outercapechorale.org/events/

 

Visiting Artist Erika Ranee

Friday, Dec 10 at 7 PM

An Artist Talk in the Stanley Kunitz Common Room

Fine Arts Work Center, 24 Pearl St. 

https://fawc.org/upcoming-events/

 

Visiting Poet Tommye Blount

Sunday, Dec 12 at 7PM

A Reading in the Stanley Kunitz Common Room

Fine Arts Work Center, 24 Pearl St. 

https://fawc.org/upcoming-events/

 

Members’ Open: Small Works

On view November 19-January 9, 2022

Each year PAAM mounts upwards of 5 members’ open and juried exhibitions in which participants display their work alongside some of America’s most noteworthy artists.

Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 460 Commercial St.

https://paam.org/

 

Canteen Holiday Market

Nov 26 – Jan 2, Daily

Canteen Holiday Market

Our Holiday Market with local vendors, a backyard bar and food hut, plus an indoor, chalet-style pop-up restaurant. 

The Canteen, 225 Commercial St.

http://canteenholidaymarket.com/

 

Waters Edge Cinema

Opening Friday, Dec 10, BEING THE RICARDOS

Opening Friday, Dec 17, THE NOVICE

Waters Edge Cinema, 237 Commercial St

https://www.provincetownfilm.org/

 

Film Art Series

Hosted by Howard Karren, Presented by PAAM and PFS The Provincetown Film Art Series Returns!

Wednesday, Dec 15, SIDEWALK STORIES (1989)

Wednesday, Jan 5, BRICK (2005)

Wednesday, Jan 19, DIARY OF A LOST GIRL (1929)

Wednesday, Feb 2, MARRIED TO THE MOB (1988)

Waters Edge Cinema, 237 Commercial St

https://www.provincetownfilm.org/

 

Mosquito Story Slam 

Saturday, Dec 11. Slam begins at 7PM (with storyteller sign-up starting at 6:30)

Theme, “I Fought the Law” Who won and was it worth it? Tell us, rebel.
Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford St.

https://provincetowntheater.org/

 

Sandy Claus: Santa’s Older, Gayer, Drunker Sister

Saturday, Dec 11 at 2PM

Starring comic Kristen Becker

Red Room at Velvet, 258 Commercial St.

https://www.redroomatvelvet.com/

 

Donnelly & Richardson

Donnelly & Richardson

Sun, Dec 12 2021 @ 8:30PM

Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.

https://onlyatthecrown.com/

 

Penny Champayne’s Kook Toy Drive

Tuesday, Dec 14 at 10PM

$10 Cash donation at door. All proceeds directly benefit children in Provincetown

Red Room at Velvet, 258 Commercial St.

 

Zoë Lewis and the Social Distancers

Sunday, Dec 19 at 6pm

With Qya Cristal and other guests 

Facebook Live

https://www.facebook.com/zoe.lewis.3781/

 

Our Townie Holiday Extravaganza

Ptown Theater Holiday

Friday, Dec 17 at 7PM, Saturday Dec 18 at 7PM, & Sunday Dec 19 at 2PM

Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford St.

https://provincetowntheater.org/

 

Sweet Honey In The Rock: Celebrating the Holydays

Saturday, Dec 18 at 7:30 PM

Presented by Payomet Performing Arts Center

Provincetown Town Hall, 260 Commercial St.

https://payomet.org/

 

PROVINCETOWN FIRST LIGHT 2022 WEEKEND 

DECEMBER 30-31, 2021

 

Jon Richardson in the Dive Bar

Thursday, Dec 30 at 8:30PM

Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.

https://onlyatthecrown.com/

 

Live Piano Bar at Tin Pan Alley

Thursday, Dec 30 – Sunday, Jan 2 at 8PM

Featuring Mike Flanagan, Mozelle, Billy Hough, Dawn Derow, Kevin Quill, & Cassandra Marsh

Tin Pan Alley, 269 Commercial St.

https://www.tinpanalleyptown.com/

 

New Year’s Even at The Club

Friday, Dec 31 at 9PM (doors at 7PM)

Hats, Tiaras, Noisemakers! Performances by The Mike Flanagan Quartet & Lea DeLaria.

Serving winter a la carte menu, including Gloria’s New Year’s Eve Lasagna.

No Cover. Doors open at 7PM, Music begins at 9PM. Seating first come first serve (for dining guests only).

The Club, 193A Commercial St.

https://www.theclubptown.com/

 

Light Bright Bike Ride

Friday, Dec 31 at 4:30PM (decorating begins at 3PM)

Presented by Pedal PTown Bike Tours

Light up your bike for a free community ride down Commercial Street!

Free, no registration required.

Provincetown Public Library, 356 Commercial St.

 

New Year’s Even Dinner at Strangers & Saints

Friday, Dec 31 (first seating at 5PM)

Reservations required.

Strangers & Saints, 404 Commercial St.

https://strangersandsaints.com/

New Year’s Eve Dinner at The Pointe

Friday, Dec 31 (first seating at 6PM, second seating at 9PM)

Reservations required.

Crown Pointe Restaurant, 82 Bradford St. 

https://provincetown-restaurant.com/

 

Provincetown Follies

Friday, Dec 31 at 7PM

A benefit for the Provincetown Business Guild

Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.

https://onlyatthecrown.com/

 

New Year’s Weekend @ AHouse

Thursday – Sunday, nightly

DJ Wayne Michael

The A-House, 4-6 Masonic Pl.

https://www.ahouse.com/

 

New Year’s Eve Ball

Friday, Dec 31 at 9PM

Ring in the New Year with LIVE performances by The Dragon Sisters, DJ Samuella, Qya Cristál, Mackenzie, James Cerne & Andrew Haig.

Produced by Live from Provincetown and Provincetown Brewing Company and Washashore Festival.

Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.

https://onlyatthecrown.com/

 

Bobby Wetherbee in the Dive Bar

Friday, Dec 31 at 10PM

Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.

https://onlyatthecrown.com/

 

New Year’s Eve at Red Room

Friday, Dec 31 at 10PM

Dance in the New Year!

Red Room at Velvet, 258 Commercial St.

https://www.redroomatvelvet.com/

 

Tammie Brown’s Back to the Future Disco Flashback

Friday, Dec 31 at 11PM

With Legendary Ptown Star DJ Mary Alice

Pilgrim House, 336 Commercial St.

https://pilgrimhouseptown.com/

 

JANUARY 1-2, 2022

 

Anita Cocktail Holiday Drag Brunch

Saturday, Jan 1 & Sunday, Jan 2 at 10AM and 11:30AM

With appearances by Abby Cummings, Jona Williams, Kris Knievil, Mackenzie, Liza Lott, Ivy League and Zola Powell 

Tin Pan Alley, 269 Commercial St.

https://www.tinpanalleyptown.com/

 

Annual Polar Bear Plunge

Saturday, Jan 1 at 12PM (registration begins at 11:15AM)

Run with a pack of courageous people into Provincetown Harbor for a quick plunge in this annual fundraiser for The Center for Coastal Studies. Followed by warm-up cocktails and chili at The Harbor Lounge. Music by DJ Chris Racine. Meet at the Johnson Street parking lot.

https://polarbearplunge.redpodium.com/2022-provincetown-polar-bear-plunge 

Chill After Polar Bear Plunge

Saturday, Jan 1 at 12PM

Warm up with some cocktails and chili after your first plunge of 2022!

Harbor Lounge, 359 Commercial St.

https://www.theharborlounge.com/

Game Day in the Wave Bar

Saturday, Jan 1, All day

Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.

https://onlyatthecrown.com/

 

Jazz Brunch with the Robbie Pate Trio

Saturday, Jan 1, All day

Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.

https://onlyatthecrown.com/

 

First Light Drag Bingo with Mackenzie and Austin

Saturday, Jan 1 at 2PM 

Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.

https://onlyatthecrown.com/

 

First Light Fireworks Cocktail Party

Saturday, Jan 1 at 4:30PM

Join us for a front row seat over Provincetown Harbor

Tin Pan Alley, 269 Commercial St.

https://www.tinpanalleyptown.com/

 

First Light Fireworks

Saturday, Jan 1 at 5:30 Dusk

First Light Fireworks over Provincetown Harbor at Macmillan Pier.

Anita Cocktail: Stories Song

Saturday, Jan 1 at 6PM

With MikeMFR Band

Post Office Cafe and Cabaret, 303 Commercial St.

https://www.postofficecafe.net/

Jessica Vosk, Broadway @ The Art House

Friday, Dec 31 & Saturday, Jan 1 at 7PM

First Light Weekend

w/ Seth Rudetsky as pianist & host

The Art House, 214 Commercial St.

https://provincetownarthouse.com/

 

Anita Cocktail Variety Hour

Friday, Dec 31 & Saturday, Jan 1 at 7:30PM

Post Office Cafe and Cabaret, 303 Commercial St.

https://www.postofficecafe.net/

 

Suede in Concert

Suede New Year's

Saturday, Jan 1 at 7:30PM

Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.

https://onlyatthecrown.com/

 

“Turn Back Time” Dance Party Hosted by Thirsty Burlington

Saturday, Jan 1 at 9PM

Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.

https://onlyatthecrown.com/

 

Mona Mour: Mona’s Chestnuts

Saturday, Jan 1 at 9PM

Featuring Mike Flanagan Trio

Post Office Cafe and Cabaret, 303 Commercial St.

https://www.postofficecafe.net/

 

Tammie Brown’s Holiday Sparkle

Friday, Dec 31 & Saturday, Jan 1 at 9PM

Pilgrim House, 336 Commercial St.

https://pilgrimhouseptown.com/

 

Sunday Service Drag Brunch

Sunday, Jan 2 at 11AM and 1PM

Pilgrim House, 336 Commercial St.

https://pilgrimhouseptown.com/