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Countdown on Cape Cod: Unforgettable New Year's Moments Await!

Bid a memorable farewell to 2023 on Cape Cod with these exciting New Year's countdown events, encouraging you to celebrate with friends, family, and new beginnings close to home. From stunning fireworks displays and lively dance parties to invigorating first-day hikes and exhilarating polar plunges, the Cape can be your ultimate destination for welcoming the New Year.

First Night Chatham, December 31st, 2023

Establish a new tradition at the family-friendly, alcohol-free, First Night Chatham on December 31. Imagine a town-wide winter celebration featuring ice sculptures, giant Legos, a bubble wrap stomp, a noise parade, and early fireworks. The festivities include food trucks, entertainment, and exclusive First Night merchandise. Tickets (buttons) required: Purchase Dec Dec 29 - 31 at First Night Chatham Headquarters, 579 Main St., Chatham, or with cash or check at any of these locations: Click Here for the List.

First Light Provincetown, December 29th - January 1st, 2024

Illuminate your day or night at Provincetown's First Light, a multi-day New Year's celebration from December 29 to January 1. Enjoy local vendors, a two-day holiday market, live entertainment, the beloved Light Bright Bike Ride, and fireworks at MacMillan Pier. Take a plunge into the New Year with the Polar Bear Plunge and warm up with chili and cocktails at Harbor Lounge.

Step into style at the Pelham House NYE Rooftop Bash, featuring a sumptuous four-course plated dinner followed by a rooftop cocktail hour or dessert buffet with an ocean view. Or join the DJ at the Rooftop Cocktail Party for passed desserts and a champagne toast from 10 pm to 1 am. Mashpee Commons offers a local and fun experience with festively decorated shops and diverse dining options.

Welcome 2024 with a glamorous New Year's Eve Celebration at Chatham Bars Inn, complete with dancing, a fantastic dinner, casino tables, a champagne toast, late-night snacks, and a stunning fireworks display.

Alternatively, enjoy an oceanfront New Year's Eve at Sea Crest Beach Hotel in North Falmouth, including a decadent buffet, live music, and a midnight champagne toast.

Embrace new beginnings at the Dan'l Webster Inn in Sandwich with a special Chef's New Year's offering, followed by champagne and chocolates in your room.

The Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis offers a buffet dinner, dancing, a comedy show, and a champagne toast.

Opt for a two-night New Year’s Eve package at the Bayside Resort in Yarmouth, featuring family-friendly beach firepits, marshmallow roasting, and ice cream socials.

Dive into the New Year with a Polar Plunge. Join the Friends of Yarmouth Council on Aging for the annual Polar Plunge at Bass River (Smugglers) Beach in Yarmouth on New Year's Day. Warm up with hot cocoa and baked goods at this community give-back event.

Register for the Monument Beach Polar Plunge in Bourne or participate in the New Year’s Day Polar Swim benefiting the Bourne Food Pantry.

Provincetown’s 7th Annual Polar plunge is meeting at the Johnson St parking lot before noon to register and receive their t-shirt and gather inspiration for the noon plunge.

Celebrate the season with a family outing in Sandwich. Drive through the Cape's oldest town to spot the twinkling figures known as "The Giants," created by local artist Michael Magyar. This growing holiday tradition features dozens of sculptures displayed along Route 6A in Sandwich and beyond.For more information, goto:

If wellness and an active lifestyle are on your New Year's resolutions list, don't miss the Cape's First Day Hikes on January 1, 2024. Organized by the Barnstable Land Trust, these free outdoor events and hikes span 12 Cape Cod communities, offering sunrise salutes, history talks, family activities, and more. Check the full schedule of events for details.


Enjoy your foray into the Holiday events across Cape Cod if you haven’t already, and keep us in mind if you or anyone you know is in the market for a new home, or looking to sell, invest, rent, or anything else we can assist with!

Nichole Willey & Team

Call/ Text Nichole @ 508.737.3567

Call/ Text Evelynn @ 774.521.5899

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