Do you ski? At any point have you find yourself on top of a wind-whipped, frozen mountain wondering what in the world you were doing up there? Sure, you’d try to rationalize “The view! The fresh air! The exhilaration! The exercise!” But once Frosty got a strangle hold on your toes, visions of the lodge bar, hot bourbon drinks and the hotel room Jacuzzi inevitably dance around your head like sugar plums. Why do we do this to ourselves?? As an EX-skier I have come to a very simple conclusion: It’s something to do while we’re waiting for nicer weather.
Here then (thanks to this enlightened EX-skiier’s research), are some other, perhaps more enjoyable cold weather alternatives not too far from the Lamb and Lion Inn.
|Scroll down further for the Inn’s holiday special!|
The Hyannis Village Christmas Stroll is way more than just shopping, caroling and eggnog. There is also a colorful boat parade and for the kids, breakfast with Santa. This all day event is a Cape Cod favorite and is put on by the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce. They don’t mess around–they even get the REAL Santa! Saturday, December 1, 2018
|Shopping deals, breakfast with Santa and a boat parade!|
Throughout December Cape Cod Beer hosts all kinds of holiday events including Crafts and Drafts, recurring Pop-Up Merry Markets and our favorite, “Yappy Hour with Santa!” Yes, the brewery will welcome your pooch with open arms, just as the “pet friendly” Lamb and Lion Inn does, oh, and Cape Cod Beer is located just 5 minutes from the inn! Their list of events is more packed than Santa’s sleigh!
|This December get your dog photo with Santa!|
Want to feel like you’ve been dropped into a Norman Rockwell painting? Just 2 miles from the inn is the annual Barnstable Village Christmas Stroll on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Stop in to the local restaurants and shops for eggnog, cider and treats. Stroll our historic village, listen to carolers and make new friends. Check out the link to find out what you can bring to donate for our troops–and make sure you try the chili at the firehouse!
|Put some “fire” in your belly at the firehouse!|
The amazing folks at LiveLoveLocal never seem to rest, and on Saturday and Sunday, December 1st & 2nd is their LoveLocalFest; Holiday Edition! A “pop-up” wonderland will take place at the
Capetown Plaza (inside the Former Sports Authority) in nearby Hyannis. Wonderfully unique shopping features local artists, artisans, designers and makers, including LoveLocal Fest favorites and some new additions! Bring your shopping list and fill it up with stuff you won’t find at the big box stores! Saturday goes 5-9pm, Sunday is 11am-5pm.
|Unique crafts you will ONLY find on Cape Cod!|
Every year we enjoy the nearby Dennis Village Christmas Stroll. This year on Sunday, December 9 from noon – 4pm enjoy hayrides & trolley rides, the Christmas tree lighting, face painting, shopping, silent auctions, toys and food donations. Enjoy music at the Village Green Bandstand and put your under-the-tree requests in with Santa and Mrs. Claus!
Stay tuned for MORE holiday updates and cold weather adventures!!
If you decide to head to Cape Cod for a holiday getaway, keep in mind that we at the Lamb and Lion Inn, located in the heart of the Cape’s historic district, are offering discounted rates at the inn over the holidays and for a short time only a daily “gourmet beachfront brunch” served in a luxurious setting overlooking Barnstable Harbor (with mimosas, of course)! The innkeepers beachfront home is less than 2 miles from the inn, so wake up, put your cozy PJ’s on and head down to the water for a brunch you will never forget! Call the inn directly for more information! 508-362-6823
|Seal catching a water taxi (photo taken from a previous beachfront brunch!)|
|Panoramic water views, a fireplace & tree at your private Beachfront Brunch!|
|Lamb and Lion Inn’s back yard (ski lift not necessary)|