The Holiday Showcase: Four Hundred Years of Holidays on Cape Cod
(Please scroll all the way through for information about the Cultural Center's COVID 19 policies.)
Presented by the Garden Club of Hyannis!
From Thursday, November 18, through Saturday, November 20th, from 9am to 5pm, the Cultural Center will become a magical and majestic showcase for the holiday season, thanks to the talents of the Garden Club of Hyannis.
Each area will be profusely decorated with opulent fresh floral arrangements and captivating tablescapes, wreaths, swags, container plants, artwork, furnishings, and accents. Meanwhile, the exterior facade and entryways will be dressed with lush greens, berries, ribbons, baubles and bangles.
And the 2021 Magnificent Boutique will offer over 2000 artistically designed, handcrafted holiday items for sale. Perfect treasures to dress up your home for the holidays or to give as gifts for family, friends, and teachers!
This event involves so much effort that the Garden Club hosts it only every three years. Because of COVID-19, the hiatus grew to four years, but the extra time meant extra effort on an event that is sure to impress.
The 2021 Showcase theme, “Four Hundred Years of Holidays on Cape Cod,” was intended to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing, but COVID landed with an enormous thud, forcing the postponement of the event.
Visitors will be able to “tour the Cape” by traveling from space to space, immersing themselves along the way in various iconic Cape places and pastimes:
Sandwich—Glass and Light
Hyannisport—Children’s Christmas in Camelot
Yarmouthport—Victorian Wedding at a Sea Captain's Home
Harwichport—Thompson’s Clam Bar
Bass River—Holiday Reception
Sconset—Christmas Past and Present
Nantucket—Harvest at Christmas
And where better to create gorgeous and historic displays than in the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, housed in the Bass River Savings Bank building, itself a historic landmark nestled in a beautiful historic district. From floor to ceiling, wall to wall, inside out, the Center will be a beautiful example of historic holiday splendor.
Tickets are $20 in advance at the Center’s website or from any Garden Club member, or $25 at the door. Proceeds help fund the Garden Club of Hyannis’s many civic, charitable projects, including scholarships, and the Cultural Center of Cape Cod.
The Garden Club of Hyannis, founded in 1930, is a member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., and the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts. Throughout its history, the club has been involved in civic projects intended to stimulate knowledge and appreciation of horticulture and the art of flower arranging and to support conservation and environmental concerns.
For more about the Club, please visit http://thegardenclubofhyannis.org.
Supported by the Yarmouth Tourism Fund.
Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the Cultural Center will take additional precautions to keep everyone on our campus safe. The improvements we made to our ventilation system and other aspects of our facility during the pandemic continue to contribute to the safety of our constituents, but we have also implemented a vaccination policy, effective until further notice:
For the health, safety, and well-being of our patrons, staff, volunteers, and creatives, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod requires that guests attending indoor ticketed events or classes must be vaccinated or provide a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours.
At check-in, all guests must either present proof that they meet the CDC definition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, either in the form of a physical vaccination card or a photo of the card OR present proof of a negative COVID test with that test taken within 72 hours of the indoor event/class.
Upload your vaccination card here, or send a photo of the vaccination card or negative COVID test with your full name in advance to email@example.com. Please note all guests within a party will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.
Children under twelve must wear masks at all times when indoors.
Image shown is one of the rooms at the 2017 Holiday Showcase.
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