|Find out about Holly Folly events when you visit this years' headquarters at Tin Pan Alley, 269 Commercial Street.|
Holly Folly is Provincetown's annual holiday celebration, with a particular welcome to LGBTQ visitors who may not always be able to celebrate at home or with family. Every year, dozens of events are packed into a three-day period, beginning on Friday of the first weekend in December.
From ugly sweaters to art exhibits, from cookie parties to splendid holiday music, more than 30 events will take place throughout Provincetown Friday, December 2nd through Sunday, December 4th. There will be great shopping in more than 100 PTown shops, galleries and boutiques, not to mention holiday treats and wonderful food from one end of town to the other.
This three-day party kicks off today, with six events this evening, and a chance to get a jump on your holiday shopping during the day. Be sure to save your receipts from participating restaurants, shops and galleries. You may win one of five fabulous gift baskets as a reward for your patronage at spots all over town. Get details online or at Holly Folly Headquarters, at Tin Pan Alley.
|Swimsuits are required at the Jingle Bell Run, and optional at the Champagne Brunch, which follows.|
New this year is the WICKED WINTER WONDERLAND, billed as “An Interactive Holiday Fright Maze for Naughty Kids & Adults of All Ages!” according to the PBG website. Certain special events will provide unique shopping opportunities as well, such as the Holly Folly Food Boutique at Sage Inn and Lounge, where you can ”Sip, snack and shop from artisanal food and beverage producers from all over New England.”
There will be musical events such as concerts and sing-alongs, lots of food, a wide variety of parties, and a number of participatory events that don’t all fit neatly into categories, like the ANNUAL JINGLE BELL RUN AND CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH on Saturday. Proceeds of the event help to support and sustain the Provincetown Business Guild (PBG) fostering LGBTQ Cultural Tourism in Provincetown.
|Guesthouses, homes and businesses throughout PTown are decorated for Holly Folly.|
Just strolling through the town will lead you to charming guesthouses, businesses and lovely homes decorated for the holiday season, with prizes to be awarded for the best lights and displays. Special sightseeing tours in a warm, cozy van will be offered by *Discover Provincetown. Call 424•23P•TOWN (that's 424•237•8696) for info or pickup, or to schedule a private tour of historic Provincetown during your visit.
Pick up a printed schedule of Holly Folly events at Holly Folly Headquarters, at Tin Pan Alley, or go online for info at https://ptown.org/holly-folly/. Some of these events are free, some are fundraisers for local organizations, and all are great fun! Here’s just a partial list taken from the PBG website:
•HOLLY FOLLY INN STROLL 15 guesthouses and inns, guided tour also available
•Ugly Holiday Sweater/Hard Candy Christmas Party
•LEATHER DANCE PARTY
•HOLIDAY DANCE PARTY at Club Purgatory
•ANNUAL HOLIDAY PIANO BAR Bobby Wetherbee, Central House, No Cover
•HOLIDAY PAJAMA DRAG BRUNCH
•Special film screening, THIRSTY, featuring local drag legend Thirsty Burlington
•ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING COMPETITION
•ANNUAL BOSTON GAY MEN'S CHORUS HOLIDAY CONCERT
•SOUPER SATURDAY luncheon to benefit PTown's marvelous soup kitchen
•'Tis The Season Holiday Revue at Paramount, at the Crown & Anchor
•The Annual SNOW BALL at the A House, 4-6 Masonic Place
•Holly Folly Cabaret @ Tin Pan Alley - Direct from New York City, Allison Mickelson sings Holiday favorites and signature standards.
•Holly Folly Sing-Along with Billy Hough at the Porchside Bar, Gifford House Inn: 9 Carver Street. Request your favorite holiday tunes. No cover.
•ANNUAL JINGLE BELL RUN AND CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH! Proceeds of the event help to support and sustain the Provincetown Business Guild (PBG) fostering LGBTQ Cultural Tourism in Provincetown.
These and twenty other events, displays, parties and performances await you. Happy Holidays!
*I started Discover Provincetown this past summer to provide year-round, custom, narrated sightseeing tours of historic Provincetown in comfort, at a reasonable price, and with accurate accounts of the history of this remarkable town as the centerpiece of each unique tour. Call or text 424•23P•TOWN (that's 424•237•8696) for pickup, or to schedule a custom tour ranging from 30 minutes to 4 hours.
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