Holiday Fun in Cape Cod

Not all holiday activities have to include drugs and alcohol. Cape Cod is a very sober friendly town with multiple sober events going on during the holiday season.

2018 Polar Bear Plunge

On New Years Day 2018, for the third straight year, a group of people will gather in the Johnson Street parking lot and just about at high tide at 12 p.m., they will run into Provincetown Harbor. This charity tradition is  part of the Provincetown First Light celebrations for New Years Weekend 2018. This event, co-sponsored by the Harbor Lounge, Yolqueria and the 8 Dyer Hotel will feature a quick dip in the harbor followed by warm-up cocktails and chili at Harbor Lounge. Registration this year is $45 and includes a t-shirt and a donation to the Center for Coastal Studies. There will be a DJ, music and a guest emcee, as well as coffee, tea, hot chocolate and the best group of people willing to run into the bay on New Years Day!

DATE: Monday, Jan. 1, 12:00-12:30pm
LOCATION: Johnson’s Street Parking Lot,
Provincetown Harbor

First Night Chatham

DATE: December 31, 2017
LOCATION: Various Locations
We are a family-friendly, alcohol free, town-wide celebration of the arts with over 70 performances and events.

First Night Sandwich

DATE: December 31, 2017
LOCATION: Various Locations
This New Year’s Eve non-alcoholic family festival of the arts and multicultural activities, musical presentations, and live performances is located in venues both inside and outside in and around Sandwich Village.


The Cultural Center of Cape, in collaboration with Stella Wolf, is pleased to introduce Sober Social Evenings starting in January.  These events will be held monthly in order to serve those in recovery from addiction by offering a vibrant, entertaining, substance-free atmosphere highlighting different themes and activities centered around the arts.

Each Sober Social Evening will feature a fun and engaging theme: paint nights, dance parties, art workshops, a Sober Story Slam, open mics, and a pizza-making night to name a few.  Most importantly, each Sober Social Evening will provide people within the recovery community an opportunity to socialize and enjoy each other’s company in a festive, joyful environment.

While the program is geared towards those in recovery, all are welcome to attend. The first Sober Social will be held on Friday, January 13, from 7:30 to 10pm and will be a trivia game night with prizes, pizza, and a hot chocolate bar.  The Sober Socials are free, and all refreshments are complimentary. The Cultural Center is located at 307 Old Main Street in South Yarmouth.

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