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Celebrate Winter in Provincetown


Provincetown winds up an amazing 2023 with First Light, which has become an epic four-day celebration that rings out the old and brings in the new.

First Light Provincetown runs from December 29, 2023 – Jan 1, 2024. First Light is the year’s finale, a four-day-long event featuring holiday parties, events, and performances. The end-of-year festivities begin with Well-Strung in Home for the Holidays, a Holiday Reunion Show at Town Hall, presented by Mark Cortale. The string quartet plays classical pieces while singing pop music hits from Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, and other pop stars.

Everyone can join the Lite Bright Bike Ride on New Year’s Eve and watch the annual town fireworks display over Provincetown Harbor.

Fireworks ring in the New Year on December 31st at McMillan Pier at dusk. If it’s not too cold, the best views of the fireworks are on the beach by the pier. Revelers can also watch the fireworks from nearby bars, clubs, and restaurants with decks and indoor seating.

On New Year's Day 2024, Provincetown will celebrate the seventh annual Provincetown Polar Bear Plunge. The event brings together hundreds of intrepid swimmers, inspired by music spun by a New Year’s Day DJ, for an event to support The Center for Coastal Studies. At noon, weather permitting, registrants will run, splash, and plunge into the waters of Provincetown Harbor. The cost for single registrants is $60.


The 16th annual Snowbound Leather Weekend runs February 23-25, 2024. Sponsored by The Watership Inn, The Atlantic House, The Crown and Anchor, Gifford House Inn, Bayside Betsy’s, Full Kit Gear, Provincetown Brewing Company, the weekend is produced by Mates Leather Weekend and Creative Director Boggy Fryer.


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