Holiday Plans in Provincetown

December starts with a bang (thank you, Holly Folly), simmers down and then kicks it up again for New Years weekend.  It’s the last big party before everyone either heads south or goes into hibernation until May. Here are a few of the other signature events that you won’t want to miss:


With all the drag shows going on this weekend, you have to hit up at least one. Billie Jean and Tisch DeWilliams are lighting up the Crown & Anchor for a special holiday performance on Friday Night.

Ptown Art House and Mark Cortale is hosting a concert at Provincetown Town Hall featuring WellStrung, a string quartet with a modern twist. The group plays universally recognized classical pieces while singing pop music hits from the likes of Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, and other pop stars for a uniquely engaging experience.


We’ll be open and kicking all weekend long at Shipwreck Lounge but if you can only come one night, this should be it. Our “IN WITH A BANG” party kicks off at 5pm. Drinks, music, and good company go all night until 2am.


The POLAR BEAR PLUNGE takes place early afternoon at high tide at the Johnson Street Lot.  I will do this someday before I die.  Maybe this year will be the year. Hot chocolate is included in the registration fee and proceeds go to the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod. You can’t have New Years without fireworks, and this year, the First Light Fireworks will be on January 1st at dusk.

The other parties, performances, brunches, etc. are too numerous to mention but the Provincetown Business Guild has the entire itinerary, you can check it out here.


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