Tranquility, Clamming, LeatherMen 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.  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 with our special rates at the Jonathan Williams Salon & Spa.

October 31 – November 3 – Halloween Celebration including Spooky Bear

Provincetown becomes the place to be for an adult celebration of Halloween.  The highlight is November 2 when Commercial Street becomes thronged with adult revelers in fantastic costumes as well as all sorts of parties and  events including a fabulous Masquerade Ball in Town Hall and more make for a memorable weekend of fun.

November 4 – Coffeehouse at The Mews begins it’s 26th season again every Monday night through the off-season

This is the place to be on Monday nights.  Special live performers hosted by Peter Donnelly and Ron Robin and then a night of open-mic entertainers.  Always great fun.

November 14-17 – Mr. New England Leather Contest

Join Mr. New England Leather 2019, Nick James, for a weekend of parties and contests to find out who will be crowned Mr. New England Leather 2020.

November 27-December 1 – Thanksgiving Weekend

The Pilgrims first landing in the Americas 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 festivities start on Wednesday NOV 27 at the Pilgrim Monument at 5:00pm for refreshments, music and fun and then at 6:00pm the annual lighting ceremony which transforms the Pilgrim Monument into a giant Christmas Tree.  A huge crowd of about 1,000 gather each year for this family-fun tradition.  Then 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 30 is the 14th Annual Lighting of the Provincetown Lobster Trap Tree at 5:30pm in Lopes Square.  Enjoy refreshments as a giant crane tops off the 112 lobster traps with a festive lighting crown.  A very unique Ptown holiday tradition.