Since it’s Thanksgiving week, if you haven’t already planned to come visit for the Day of the Turkey, there isn’t much to be done at this point. But we do welcome last minute planners (that would be me) and if you find yourself—and perhaps your partner—at a loss about what to do this Thanksgiving, come to the hotel, spend the holiday dinner with us and keep it low-key, luxurious and relaxing. Wow, those are three words that you don’t hear with “Thanksgiving” very often.
But once the leftovers are gobbled up, we move on fast. Yes, it’s time to get psyched for Holly Folly Weekend 2017, Provincetown’s LGBT+ holiday festival. On this weekend, you basically have four goals:
#1 SHOP. Ptown’s shops are awesome. We all know that. So why not treat everyone on your holiday gifting list a little piece of Ptown awesomeness? Plus, there are all kinds of prizes and packages to be won with those little receipts.
#2 HOP. All weekend long, there is singing, dancing, and all-around happy holiday merrymaking. If you come, plan to get your Santa hat on and your vocal chords warmed up. Let’s get those songs stuck in your head for the next three weeks straight! A perennial highlight is the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus at Ptown’s Town Hall on Saturday, December 2nd.
#3 RUN/WALK. Whatever your preferred speed of ambulation, there’s something for you. For those fit, jogging types, there’s the annual Jingle Bell Run on Saturday morning (don’t forget the red spandex)! If a stroll is more your speed, the Inn Stroll includes yours truly and is a chance to buzz around town at a leisurely pace and enjoy each inn’s holiday cheer and decorations.
#4 PARTY. LAUGH. ROLIC. It’s never hard to find your sense of humor in Provincetown but particularly when you get caught in a herd of scantily clad, sprinting Santas or while upping your Bingo game with the pros at Holly Folly Drag Bingo. The good-hearted party goes all weekend long and is guaranteed to lift the spirits. I’m smiling just thinking about it. I think St. Nick would definitely approve. That jolly, old elf would fit right in.