At a time when Christmas has been commercialized almost beyond recognition, many families are longing to recapture that Christmas spirit of yesterday … filled with 19th Century charm and elegance … the kind that harkens back to a simpler time when gathering together to celebrate the magic of the holidays was enough of a reason to celebrate in and of itself. It was a season filled with sights, sounds and smells to be cherished and passed down for generations to come.
Today, there is no better place to rediscover all that is magical about this holiday season than Cape Cod and the Islands. A place where modern day amenities and Victorian charm casually coexist. It’s a locale where one can bundle up by the seashore and enjoy the beauty of the sandy coastline, brilliant winter sunsets, harbor views and romantic lighthouses.
Charming village centers adorn the region, each with their own style of holiday magic. Christmas strolls, caroling, holiday fairs, festive harbor lights, parades and celebrations create a festive atmosphere that will mesmerize young and old alike.
Giving is an important part of the Christmas tradition. Step into any of our locally owned shops and discover holiday shopping the way it used to be — far from the big crowds and long lines — where shop keepers and retailers still do things the old fashioned way. It’s a place where personalized service and individualized attention combine to create a relaxing and enriching shopping environment. And local shops and artisans provide a unique gift giving opportunity only found on the Cape and Islands.
So this year, experience an Authentic Cape Cod Christmas with your family and create memories and traditions to cherish for years to come.
Thanks to the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce for this week’s blog.