Seagulls over Provincetown harbor

Tranquility, Clamming,  and Pilgrims

Provincetown starts to slow down for the winter season but this is still a great time to come and enjoy all that Provincetown offers in the off-season.  Clamming starts in early November and out of town guests can get a shellfish license and join the locals in digging for your favorite bivalves.  There is the fun new event, the Provincetown Food & Wine Festival in it’s third year . Enjoy a pre-holiday shopping trip to Ptown and take advantage of all our unique specialty boutiques to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones.  After shopping for others treat yourself to a wonderful massage or other spa services at the Jonathan Williams Salon & Spa.

November 1 – 5 – Provincetown Food & Wine Festival

The third year for this fun annual event for foodies celebrating local chefs and restaurants while exploring exceptional wines, featuring seminars, tastings, wine dinners and even a champagne drag brunch.

November 22-November 26 – Thanksgiving Weekend

The Pilgrims first landing in the Americas over 400 years ago was actually right here in Provincetown Harbor in 1620 and it is here where they signed the Mayflower Compact before sailing off to Plymouth so what better place to celebrate Thanksgiving Weekend.  The Pilgrim Monument is strung with lights to form a giant Christmas Tree for the holidays.   On Thanksgiving Day enjoy a delicious traditional Thanksgiving feast at one of the many Provincetown restaurants serving that day but be sure to make reservations in advance as they all fully book up.  Then over the weekend start your holiday shopping at our many various boutiques and find that special gift for those on your shopping list.  The highlight on November 25 is the 15th Annual Lighting of the Provincetown Lobster Trap Tree at 5:30pm in Lopes Square.  A very unique Ptown holiday tradition