Do not miss these three days of holiday revelry, from traditional carols ‘round the piano to the not so traditional Speedo run down Commercial Street.
Not quite what Currier and Ives had in mind, Holly Folly antics are a fun kick-start to the season with a non-stop line-up of events including the Gay Men's Chorus, dancing into the night and the popular 'Shop Hop,' where you vie for great prizes while taking advantage of major sales happening in Provincetown's shops and galleries.
Free to everyone is the ever popular Inn Stroll, an open house at a number of Ptown's famed guest houses. Pace yourself for this one, as the innkeepers
out 'Martha Stewart' each other in decorations, treats and libations.
It is standing room only for the outlandish Drag Bingo, a major benefit for Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) of Cape Cod.
And get those abs in shape and perhaps meet the love of your life in the first ever Santa Speedo Run, a 1 mile run down the center of town, with proceeds benefiting the Cape Cod Firefighter/EMS Cancer Relief Fund. But keep your drag outfits handy for our Drag Brunch as well.
There’s lap sitting of a different sort at famed photographer Brad Fowler's Song of Myself Photography where you get a singular Christmas card shot with Mr. or Ms. Santa. Proceeds benefit 'Helping our Women’ and the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod. (This event has been cxld due to an emergency, it will be back again for 2014.)
It is often said that “Friends are the family we choose for ourselves," so bring your gang of 'family' to Provincetown for a one of a kind holiday celebration benefitting a number of great causes, and in the words of the great and wise Linus, "Isn't that what Christmas is all about?"
Below is the Holly Folly Schedule for 2013.
Many shops & restaurants are open during this weekend and the municipal parking lots offer FREE parking from Nov. 1st - Mar. 30th.
Holiday Lighting Contests
Whether it be a house, a store front window, a LOBSTER Trap, or your yard we want to see it... DECORATED!!!!
So dig out that big ball of holiday lights, Frosty from the cellar and whatever other holiday decorations are around and show your Holiday Spirit!!
Make sure to register with the PBG Office to enter to win.
CASH PRIZES are being offered to the:
Best Lobster Trap
Holly Folly Headquarters
Located at 265 Commercial St (Way Downtown Restaurant) across from Town Hall on Commercial Street.
Hours of operation:
Friday & Saturday 11am to 5pm
Sunday 11am to 3pm.
Annual Toy Drive to benefit the St. Peter’s Kitchen Angels Toy and Necessities Fund at The Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial Street
Friday, Nov. 1st - Saturday, Nov. 31st. Our annual toy drive benefits the St Peter’s Kitchen Angels Toy & Necessities Fund. Help fill Santa’s sleigh by donating a new, unwrapped toy for any age child, from toddler to teenager. Monetary donations can be made in the form of a check made payable to St Peter’s Kitchen Angels. The Kitchen Angels assist families in the Outer Cape & Provincetown area. Please help brighten the holidays for a family less fortunate and donate what you can. If you have any questions please contact Rick Reynolds at 508-487-1430 ext. 227.
Friday, December 6, 2013
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Holly Folly Shop Hop! - If you've had enough of drab malls and the same old thing then the Shop Hop is for you. Get your holiday shopping done and get a chance to win one of 3 prize baskets. Shop at the unique stores or wonderful art galleries (there's lots of sales too) and then take a break by enjoying a meal at one of the many fine restaurants in town. Save the receipts from the participating stores, art galleries, and restaurants you've shopped or ate at, take them to the welcome center where your receipts get tallied and entered into a raffle to win a prize basket. It's that easy and lots of fun. A list of participating merchants is on the back of the Holly Folly program.
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Holiday Party at Land's End Inn, 22 Commercial St. The biggest holiday party on the Cape brings signature cocktails, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, desserts, DJ entertainment and hundreds of guests in all sorts of finery to this historic treasure located high atop Gull Hill in Provincetown’s West
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End. A silent auction and raffle for fantastic prizes — original art, dining, spa services, travel, etc. — along with the $10 requested donation will benefit the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, making a fun, memorable event supporting our heritage as our country's oldest art colony.
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Holly Folly Sing-A-Long with Casey & Denise at the Porchside Bar, Gifford House Inn, 9 Carver Street (free) Request your favorite holiday tunes.
7:30 PM, Oliver, Presented by the Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford St. Call for tickets 508-487-7487. Adults $25, Seniors $20, Children $15.
8:00 PM, The Art of Infusion - part of Sage Inn and Lounge's Winter Culinary Series. Learn from Sage bartender, Corey Seivers. Participants will learn the art of infusion alcohol with flavors and why it's better and easier than buying artificially flavored spirits. Taste tests and recepies provided. Begins at 8pm, $30 per person, advanced registration required. Contact for details 508.487.6424.
9:00 PM, TIS THE SEASON FOR GIVING, at the Paramount at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial Street. This is a benefit for the Aids Support Group of Cape Cod. This years’ event promises to be bigger and better with MORE Raffle Items and amazing performances from some of Provincetown’s most talented entertainers! A suggested donation of $10 at the door.
9:00 PM - Close, "Official Welcome Party For Boston Gay Men's Chorus" at the Shipwreck Lounge, 8 Carver Street at The Brass Key
Come join us for a meet and great with the Boston Gay Men's Chorus. Complimentary Snacks.
10:00 PM - 1:00 AM, The Snow Ball at the A House, 4-6 Masonic Place ($5.00 cover for PBG Fundraiser)
This Holly Folly tradition is also a fundraiser for the PBG. Great music and fun to start the weekend off. Hosted by Thirsty Burlington and featuring music by Resident DJ and Billboard Magazine Reporter David LaSalle.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Holly Folly Shop Hop! - Day 2
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Santa Speedo Run, From Fanizzi's to the Crown & Anchor
Help us make our 1st annual Santa Speedo Run a race to be envyed. Proceeds go to the Cape Cod EMS & Firefighters Cancer Relief Fund. To register in advance call 508-487-2313 or "click here"
Entry Fees: $25 Pre-registered by Nov. 26th; $30 after & Day of Race.
Early Packet Pick-up & Post Registration: Fri., Dec 6th at Holly Folly Headquarters, 11am – 5pm.
Awards: Overall top three Male & Female (No Duplicates).
Course: Down Commercial St. from Fanizzi’s to the Crown & Anchor.
Amenities: Speedos provided to pre-registrants & post-registrants while supplies last.
Attire: Here's what you'll need the day of the run:
1. Obviously, a Speedo-like bathing suit is required. Holiday colors are preferred. Please, no thongs! We know you have the
body of a god, no need to show off.
2. Sneakers, Santa hat, beard and other holiday flair at your discretion.
3. A bag to put your clothes in while running.
4. Also a copy of your registration & pledge sheet with any donations collected
11:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Souper Saturday @ the Wave Bar at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. ($5)
Drop by to enjoy a delicious cup of soup made by one of over 20 Provincetown restaurants. Try Sweet Potato Bisque, Black Bean, Cajun Gumbo or some of the best clam chowder on Cape Cod. Cocktails are also available.
This is an annual fundraiser for the Soup Kitchen in Provincetown.
11:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Holly Folly Food Boutique, Sage Inn @ 336 Commercial St. The second annual Food Fair event featuring local producers of specialty food. Join us for this indoor market and check out the local vendors as they sell their wares and share information about their business. Past guests include Wellfleet Sea Salt Company, Al's Backwood Berries, DOOS P.K.- Caviar of Vegan Treats, Omega Olive Oil, Englenook Farm, and many more!
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, A Whitey Book Signing, Fine Arts Works Center, 24 Pearl St. A reading by the pair who wrote the words and askKevin Cullen about the day he and Whitey had their one and only faceto face meeting.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, PAAM's Annual Holly Folly Open House, 460 Commercial St. You’ll find unusual and creative gifts for the art-lovers in your life, as well as reasonably-priced original artwork by PAAM members in the Members’ Open: Small Works. Also on view: A Story About Flying: An exhibition created by Chatham Elementary School as part of the Student and Educator Curating Program at PAAM, Painting a Building, Building a Painting: The Art of Susan Baker, Works on Paper from the PAAM Collection, and Recent Gifts.
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Holly Folly Inn Stroll, (free) Enjoy light refreshments and fabulous decorations as the following inns open their doors for some holiday cheer: 8 Dyer Hotel, Aerie House & Beach Club, Brass Key, Carpe Diem Guesthouse & Spa, Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa, Gifford House, John Randall House, Lands End Inn, Sage Inn & Lounge, Somerset House Inn, Watership Inn and White Wind Inn.
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Roast your Nuts & Hang your Balls, @ The John Randall House, 140 Bradford St. Decorate our Christmas tree and enjoy complimentary drinks and food. Take a tour of our house and trim the tree! The tree and all the decorations will be donated to the Foley House in support of the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod.
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Holiday Drag Bingo, at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. Come to this first Annual Holiday event dressed in your best holiday outfit. This is a perfect way to show your holiday spirit and kick off the season in style! This is a benefit fundraiser for our Cape & Islands PFLAG division and the Provincetown Business Guild.
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Holly Folly Sing-A-Long with Casey & Denise at the Porchside Bar, Gifford House Inn, 9 Carver Street (No Cover) Request your favorite holiday tunes. There is never a cover at the Porchside Bar.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, "Holly Folly Holiday Karaoke" at the Atlantic House, 4-6 Masonic Place. Sing A Long with Thirsty Burlington to your favorite holiday tunes in the Little Bar.
7:30 PM, Oliver Presented by the Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford St. Call for tickets 508-487-7487. Adults $25, Seniors $20, Children $15.
8:30 PM, BOSTON GAY MEN'S CHORUS at Town Hall, 260 Commercial Street. A great Holly Folly tradition, enjoy the perfect kick-off to the holiday season in Provincetown's own Grande Dame, Town Hall. One show only! Tickets are $27.00 each. Doors open at 7:30pm. We hope to see you there!
Tickets on sale now at Holly Folly Headquarters located at 265 Commercial St (Way Down Town) across from the old Town Hall.
9:00 PM - Close, Jack Kelly & Jim Brosseau will be performing at Central House, 247 Commercial St. Local vocalist Jack Kelly pairs with fellow local Jim Brosseau on piano for a special Holly Folly Weekend performance. NO COVER!
9:30 PM - Close, Retro Active Video Lounge in the Wave Bar, At the Crown & Anchor 247 Commercial St. VJ Tom Yaz brings his “Retro-Active Video Lounge” for a special Holly Folly Weekend gig. His vast collection of music & comedy videos are woven together masterfully for a seamless night of fun! Don’t miss the party! NO COVER.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Holiday Drag Brunch -Bayside Betsy’s, 177 Commercial Street ($10 reservation fee)
Your last chance to show your holiday spirit this weekend. Come to this second annual holiday event dressed in your best holiday outfit. This is another perfect way to show your holiday spirit and kick off the season in style this holiday weekend! Proceeds benefit the Provincetown Business Guild.
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Holly Folly Shop Hop! - Day 3 - raffle winners will be announced at 3:00 PM at the Holly Folly Headquarters.
3:00 PM, Oliver Presented by the Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford St. Call for tickets 508-487-7487. Adults $25, Seniors $20, Children $15, Sunday Special- Family of 4 $40.
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Gregg's Cookie Party at the Porchside Bar, Gifford House Inn 9 Carver Street (No Cover) Complimentary cookies and sweets, fabulous holiday decorations, fireplace, and cash bar.