Come one, come all, to Share the Light at Pilgrim Monument on November 23, 2011 in Provincetown! This annual event is Provincetown’s pseudo Christmas tree lighting!
Except that it’s Thanksgiving we’re celebrating.
And it isn’t a tree.
So what in the world is it?
On November 23, 2011 P-Town’s Pilgrim Monument will flicker into life at 6:00 pm, awash in over 3,000 lights to both commemorate the day that Pilgrims landed in the New World, and to welcome winter to Cape Cod. The actual event lasts from 5:00 to 7:00 that evening.
This memorial event is an annual celebration, especially for the locals. It marks the start of the off-season, the start of the holiday season, and is an annual social for you and 1,000 (or so) of your friends at the Museum grounds! It’s short, and it’s sweet… and it’s beautiful.
While the lighting can be seen from in town, the experience is so much better if you attend the event at the Museum grounds. Be prepared, though: sometimes the weather can be a bit sketchy. The Provincetown Museum welcomes all who can fit into the Museum building to stay warm there. And there is always room outside for those hearty souls who don’t mind a bit of whatever weather is in the air!
You never know what you’ll see at Share the Light. Some attendees come dressed as pilgrims, and it’s usually a pleasant surprise to discover who will actually light the tower. If you’re a local, you will definitely see familiar faces. If you from out-of-town, you will surely meet some great people!
Provincetown’s Cape Cod inns welcome you to our town’s special event, and hope you enjoy the beauty of the season here on the coast!
The Innkeepers of The Distinctive Inns of Provincetown