November 21, 2018, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
The annual lighting of the Pilgrim Monument celebrates the Pilgrims’ first landing in the New World in Provincetown on November 11, 1620. It is one of Cape Cod’s most beautiful traditions. The “switch” is thrown around 6pm, but it’s preceded and followed by a lot of festivities, including live music, speeches, and cookies and cider. Admission is free. The Pilgrim Monument is festooned with more than three thousand “landing lights” that continue to shine through January 6th of the new year.
November 22, 2018 at 9:00 am at Sandcastle Resort and Hotel
Wake up—and lace up your favorite running shoes to start your Thanksgiving Day off with a 5k. In addition to a nice morning workout before your big afternoon feast, the run helps benefit Helping Our Women (HOW). What better place to run a Pilgrim Trot than where the Pilgrims actually landed?
November 24, 5:30 pm at Lopes Square
For 12 years, Provincetown artist Julian Popko and his family have built a unique lobster pot tree in the heart of Provincetown’s Lopes Square. Stacked with over 100 real lobster pots borrowed from local lobstermen, the tree rises up over two stories and is lit with thousands of holiday lights. The lighting takes place on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, and cookies and hot cocoa are served. The crowd counts down as the giant tree topper is lifted and then lowered onto the tall “tree.”
November 21, 2018
November 22, 2018
November 24, 2018
November 29, 2018 – December 2, 2018
December 28, 2018 – January 2, 2019
January 1, 2019