Theme Weeks & Events


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Mr. New England Leather Weekend
Friday, November 22 — Sunday, November 24

A regional section of the International Mister Leather competition to be held in Chicago.

Pilgrim Monument Lighting
Wednesday, November 27

Every year the distinctive Pilgrim Monument is beautifully lit to commemorate the Pilgrim’s first landing in the New World. There are speeches, entertainment, food, and more; everyone comes to it, so make sure to join us!

Thursday, November 28

Many restaurants open their doors on Thanksgiving to present a hot delicious meal (often with a special Provincetown twist) for this holiday.

Day After Thanksgiving Drag Bingo*
Friday, November 29

Join Tiki Bronstein for this annual day after thanksgiving bingo event.

Lobster Pot Tree Lighting
Saturday, November 30

To really welcome in the holiday season, we light a lobster-pot Christmas tree in a special ceremony at Lopes Square. These are real lobster traps on loan from local fishermen, and the tradition has been a gift to the town from the Popko family for over a decade.

The Canteen Holiday Market
Saturday, November 30 – Sunday, December 29

The Canteen transforms for the holidays into a festive wonderland.

Winter in Provincetown


World Aids Day
Sunday, December 1

Join ASGCC for a candlelight vigil in observance of the 31st World AIDS Day Commemoration at the ASGCC Drop in Center.

Holly Folly*
Friday, December 6 — Sunday, December 8 

Holly Folly is a weekend of shopping, partying, and revelry! Come get all your Christmas shopping done, sample soups at a special bene t lunch, and enjoy Provincetown in the offseason!

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Welcome Reception*
Friday, December 6

Come for a friendly meet and greet to welcome the incredibly talented performers of the BGMC!

7th Annual Jingle Bell Run and Champagne Brunch*
Saturday, December 7

Run begins at Fanizzis, continues down Commercial Street and ends at The Crown & Anchor for a champagne brunch.

BGMC Presents “A Super Gay Christmas”*
Saturday, December 7

Enjoy a cocktail, beer or wine while you get your seats for a wonderful annual Holly Folly Tradition in Provincetown’s Town Hall.

Pajama Drag Brunch*
Sunday, December 8

Come in your pajamas and enjoy a Tito’s Handmade Vodka Bloody Mary.

Holly Folly Drag Bingo*
Sunday, December 8

Another annual Holly Folly tradition. Laugh your antlers off with your Mistress of Holiday Bingo, Mackenzie! 

Outer Cape Chorale Concerts
Friday, December 13 & Saturday, December 14

The 2019 winter concert features a plethora of different versions of the Magnificat, called Magnificent Magnificats.

First Light*
Friday, December 27 — Friday, January 3

An exciting weekend of celebrating a new year with festivities that include fireworks, the Canteen Holiday Market, parties, the annual Polar Bear Plunge, drag bingo, concerts, the Lite Brite bike ride, champagne brunch, and more!

First Light Drag Bingo with Tiki Bronstein*
Saturday, December 28 

Come in your New Year’s best to the most fun bingo ever! Win prizes!

First Light Fireworks*
Sunday, December 29 

Fireworks will commence on MacMillan Pier by dusk. 

First Light Drag Bingo with Mackenzie*
Monday, December 30 

Hosted by the Fabulous MacKenzie and her awesome sidekick Austin.

Winter in Provincetown

January 2020

Polar Bear Plunge*
Wednesday, January 1

Run with the pack of dedicated, courageous costumed people into Provincetown Harbor for a quick dip followed by warm-up cocktails and chili at Harbor Lounge!

February 2020

Snowbound Leather Weekend
Friday, February 21

Mates’ Snowbound Leather Weekend is a kick-back, have a good time, meet some hot new friends weekend for those who want to hang out, socialize, relax or party with other like-minded people in leather, rubber and uniforms.

* denotes an official Provincetown Business Guild event
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