Elizabeth Wurfbain, 508-775-7982, firstname.lastname@example.org – Hyannis Main Street
Melissa Chartrand, 508-862-4767, email@example.com – ArtsBarnstable
Amanda Converse, 508-415-2788, firstname.lastname@example.org – Love Live Local
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANNUAL HYANNIS VILLAGE MAIN STREET HOLIDAY STROLL * LOVE LOCAL FEST HOLIDAY EDITION * GINGERBREAD LANE AT HARBOR OVERLOOK * HYARTS CAMPUS * HYANNIS BOAT PARADE!
Saturday, December 3, 2022 * festivities from 11:00am, with all day fun!
Petting zoo & pony rides | Love Local Fest |puppet shows| live music|
hot food and libations | boat parade | good fun and cheer!
Hyannis, MA, November, 2022—A fun-filled day to celebrate the season is planned during the Hyannis Village Holiday Stroll, Main Street Hyannis on Saturday, December 3, 2022 starting from 11:00am.
A variety of activities are scheduled along Main Street, Hyannis Village Green, Harbor Overlook, HyArts Campus and Bismore Park throughout the day. Love Live Local proudly presents their Love Local Fest, Holiday Edition, on the Hyannis Village Green, featuring 100 local vendors as well as food trucks, craft beverage gardens and kids activities and sweet treats at Gingerbread Lane at the Harbor Overlook along with puppet shows, game zone, and food and drinks. The Hyannis HyArts Artist campus has open studios and holiday market and activities and Hyannis Harbor is the site of the Boat Parade and Santa’s arrival by boat. Just prior to the boats in the harbor enjoy music by Cool 102 and treats for sale, sponsored by the Hyannis Civic Association.
Free parking is available in the Barnstable Town Hall, South and North Street and Ocean Street public parking lots during the stroll. This downtown Hyannis Event is spearheaded by the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District and in collaboration with the Greater Hyannis Civic Association, the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce, Love Live Local, the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District and ArtsBarnstable. EVENT DETAILS ON-LINE at hyannismainstreet.com, ArtsBarnstable.com and LoveLiveLocal.com
HYANNIS MAIN STREET FESTIVITIES:
Main Street festivities include visits with Santa, a petting zoo and pony rides, carolers, local musicians, and so much more! There will be an ice-carving photo opportunity, balloon twisters, jugglers, and free trolley rides to help you travel all throughout Main Street! Cast a vote in the famous Cookie Stroll Contest, and try your luck with the Reindeer Roundup, a scavenger hunt to find all of Santa’s hidden reindeer with prizes for participants.
SANTA SIGHTINGS! Santa arrives by fire truck, then visit in a few spots along Main Street:
Noon-1:00pm: The Jolly guy arrives by antique fire truck at the big clock on the corner of Main and Winter Streets, and meets and greets all!
1:30pm-2:30pm: Meet and greet with Santa at Katie’s Ice Cream at the corner of Main and Bassett.
ACTIVITIES GALORE! Music, food, crafts, petting zoo, trolley & more—11:00am – 3:00pm
-Free activities along the street throughout the day sponsored by Hyannis Main St. BID & businesses
-11am to 3:00pm- Petting Zoo and pony rides at the 500 Block
- Cookie Stroll Contest – vote for your favorite cookie from participating businesses
- Reindeer Roundup Scavenger Hunt- find all of Santa’s hidden reindeer with prizes
- Carolers and live music; ice carving; downtown trolley rides
- Balloon twisters, jugglers, & stilt walkers- look for them along the street!
HYANNIS VILLAGE GREEN & HARBOR OVERLOOK |LOVE LOCAL FEST HOLIDAY EDITION |
ARTIST HOLIDAY MARKET
Support your local creatives and find something hand-made, designed or crafted by Cape Cod Artists!
100 local vendors & food trucks, craft beverage gardens and kids activities!
Love Live Local is a Cape Cod organization dedicated to community advocacy and educating consumers on the importance of shopping local. Our mission is to foster an economically sustainable, creative and exciting future for the Cape and help all those who love this place participate in keeping it special.
Stroll through the Village Green through to GINGERBREAD LANE at the HARBOR OVERLOOK for more holiday fun!
Support your local culinary creatives and find something delicious in each of the shanties decorated as Gingerbread houses!
HOT FOOD & DRINKS!
Visit the Pizza Barbone pizza truck and Cape Cod Distillery is on site with a variety of treats & beverages & cordials for sale to keep you warm and toasty.
HAPPY CABBAGE PUPPET THEATER SHOWS:
Entertaining for visitors of all ages! These are free outdoor shows.
SHOWTIMES: 11:30 am, Noon, 12:30 pm, 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm.
Shows run approximately 10 minutes, with a 10 minute meet and greet after each show.
Proudly presenting: ABOMINABLE! A wintery mystery– Come join the fun as we explore the where, what and who of Aominable! Bring your dancing shoes!
SHIPYARD BOULDERS GAME ZONE:
Fun for all ages, outdoor game fun!
The Hyannis and Marstons Mills Public Libraries have teamed up to create a magical scene from C.S Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia! Take pictures and help yourself to free books and take home a themed craft.
RIBBON WISHING WALK:
Share a special wish on the colorful ribbon wishing walk.
Add your ribbon wish with the others and feel the colorful collective energy of a community’s aspirations and hopes. Celebrate making wishes and art!
Artist Mellissa Morris has quilted together the 2021 wishing ribbons. Mellissa says of this project, “the wishing sail is genderless, classless, and full of hope and good intentions. I gathered the 2021 wishes and have put into ONE large magical colorful sail, sending good vibes out into the universe for everyone.
HYANNIS HYARTS ARTS CAMPUS: Next to Hyannis Village Green, corner of South and Pearl Street
46 Pearl-Mellissa Morris Studio and 50 pearl garage Studio: Graceful Fire Glass, open studios
50 Pearl – Anne Tochka Gallery & Art Studio Holiday Show
Guyer Barn – Cape Cod Creatives Holiday Pop-Up
Plenty of artists selling their wares AND featuring a create-your-own holiday wrapping print activity to benefit Cape Kids Meals and mini-photo sessions for furry friends.
HYANNIS HARBOR BOAT PARADE & Santa’s arrival by boat! | BISMORE PARK: 180 Ocean Street
Watch Santa arrive by boat in this unique celebration! Santa’s Boat Parade sponsored and organized by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association provides fun activities for kids, music from Cool 102, treats for sale, starting at 4:00pm.
4:00pm: enjoy harbor views and music by Cool 102.
4:30 pm: boats enter the harbor, lighting the way for Santa to arrive by police boat!
4:45 pm: Santa heads to the docks, makes his way to his special shanty to meet & greet children.
SHOP AND DINE ALONG MAIN STREET ALL DAY AND EVENING
Special deals and refreshments in shops and restaurants along the street!
PARK AND WALK!
Free parking at Town Hall, South and North Street, and Ocean Street lot and Bismore Park parking lots.