Falmouth Chamber Schedules Annual Holidays By The Sea

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The Falmouth Chamber of Commerce is working to present a traditional Holidays by the Sea Weekend, Dec. through 4 this year.

“We are delighted to have our events back in person again this year and have been heartened by the number of inquiries received so far,” said Falmouth Chamber President Michael Kasparian.  “The Falmouth community comes together each year around the holidays to support and participate in what has become a signature weekend extravaganza.  It takes an enormous amount of coordination and collaboration between the Falmouth Chamber, DPW, Falmouth Police and Rescue, Falmouth Village and Woods Hole Business Associations and, of course, Santa.  We hope everyone will invite family and friends to Falmouth for a truly magical time.”

The weekend kicks off with Christmas Caroling on Friday, Dec. 2, at 5:30 pm. in Woods Hole, at a location to be announced as Nobska Lighthouse will not be available this year because of construction.

Main Street in downtown Falmouth will once again be closed to traffic on the afternoon of Saturday, Dec. 3, to make way for the annual Jingle Jog which will begin and end at Martha’s Vineyard Bank, 84 Main St. at the Village Green.  Falmouth Village is planning to host activities for families during the Christmas Stroll, with extended hours for holiday shopping and dining.  The Lighting of the Falmouth Village Green will take place at 6 p.m. which allows families time to enjoy the activities on Main Street afterwards.

The 59th Annual Christmas Parade, “Holiday Traditions,” will step off from Dillingham Avenue at noon on Sunday Dec. 4.  Decorated floats, bands, animals and walking groups will come together to march down Main Street to the Falmouth Village Green.  Parade applications are available for download online at www.falmouthchamber.com or may be picked up in person at the chamber offices located on Academy Lane just off of Main Street.