Take one glance at the 2015 Holly Folly in Provincetown event calendar and you’ll quickly realize that Holly Folly is not your traditional holiday event. In Provincetown, this weekend-long extravaganza is full of all the same flair, quirkiness, and fun that the Cape Cod town is known for. This year, Holly Folly in Provincetown 2016 is Friday, December 2nd through Sunday, December 4th. Mark your calendars, book a stay with us, and get excited for the fantastic weekend in Provincetown!
Holly Folly Shop Hop!
If you think the Holly Folly Shop Hop is your run of the mill holiday shopping center, think again. This unique shopping event takes place in Provincetown’s best shops and art galleries. All around town, you’ll find major sales, unique gifts, and plenty of opportunities to win fun prizes.
Holly Folly Inn Stroll
Each year, Provincetown’s best guest houses, bed and breakfasts, and inns open their doors to visitors for the Holly Folly Inn Stroll. We innkeepers love to show off our holiday decorations and this event is the perfect way to do so! While touring these unique Provincetown guesthouses, visitors are also treated to delicious treats and refreshments!
Holiday Drag Bingo
Holly Folly in Provincetown is also a weekend of charitable giving. All weekend long, you’ll find a number of fundraisers and benefits to attend. One such event is Holiday Drag Bingo benefiting Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) of Cape Cod. Bring your holiday best and get into the spirit of the season with this fun event!
Santa Speedo Run
Who says that Cape Cod is too cold for swimsuits in December? At Holly Folly, brace yourself for the cold and strip down for the Santa Speedo Run. A fundraiser that benefits the Cape Cod Firefighter/EMS Cancer Relief Fund, the Santa Speedo Run requires participants to wear a swimsuit to compete. This 1 mile run through the center of Provincetown is full of Santa hats and beards, reindeer antlers, and holiday flair! But, not much else! Come prepared and enter the race. Then, warm up with a Champagne Brunch at the end!
Holiday Lighting Contests
All weekend long, Provincetown locals compete in a holiday lighting and decorations contest. When you explore Provincetown, keep an eye out for the best-decorated homes, storefront windows, lobster traps, and more! At the end of the weekend, the best residential, commercial, and lobster trap entries win cash prizes.
Performances by the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus
For many people, the highlight of Holly Folly in Provincetown is the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus performance at the Grand Dame in Town Hall. But, you’ll also enjoy meet-and-greet events with the chorus members before the concert. Then, after the performance, the holiday fun continues with a spirited post-chorus concert party!
Gingerbread House Decorating Competition
If you have artistic or creative skills, bring them with you to Holly Folly and enter the gingerbread house decorating competition. Teams of 2 compete at the Holly Folly Headquarters for bragging rights and a fantastic holiday gift basket! A prebuilt gingerbread house, icing, and piping bag are provided. And, you supply the candy decorations of your choice!
Souper Saturday during Holly Folly is another great opportunity to give back during the holiday weekend. Many local restaurants sell a variety of $5 bowls of soup on the Saturday of Holly Folly. When you purchase a bowl, all of the proceeds are donated to the Soup Kitchen in Provincetown.
Attend Holly Folly Provincetown and Stay with Us!
If you want to be in the center of the action during Holly Folly in Provincetown, stay with us at Admiral’s Landing! Our historic bed and breakfast is located just steps from Commercial Street and the most popular Provincetown restaurants, historic sites, attractions, and things to do. When you stay with us, you’ll enjoy luxurious accommodations, friendly and welcoming hosts, and a delicious breakfast every morning. The holidays are a wonderful time of year to discover (or rediscover) Provincetown’s charm. Give us a call today and let us help you plan a holiday getaway to Provincetown today!