Celebrate Christmas in Old Bourne Village
Friday ♦ Saturday ♦ Sunday
December 1st, 2nd & 3rd
Friday, December 1st
4pm – 8pm
Christmas Open House at the Jonathan Bourne Historic Center. The Bourne Historical Society and the Bourne Archives welcomes you to a Nutcracker Christmas Open House at 30 Keene Street. Quahog chowder will be served to warm chilly visitors along with sweets and champagne punch in the Bourne Archives Room. Come meet Clara from the Nutcracker Ballet and take a picture with our giant nutcracker display. Take a chance on our annual holiday tree raffle!
4pm – 8pm
Christmas by the Sea at the Briggs McDermott House. The Bourne Society for Historic Preservation welcomes the public to experience a Christmas by the Sea at the Briggs-McDermott House at 22 Sandwich Rd. in Bourne Village. Rooms in this Greek Revival home, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will be decorated to reflect this year’s theme. On Friday eve, refreshments will be served in the warmth of the adjacent Alonzo Booth Blacksmith Shop.
4pm – 8pm
Aptucxet Garden Club Wreath & Greens Sale at the Briggs McDermott House. Decorated wreaths, boxwood trees, centerpieces, mugs and more created by the Aptucxet Garden Club will be for sale at the Forge at the Briggs McDermott House.
5pm – 6:30pm
Music & Tree Lighting at the Jonathan Bourne Public Library. Starting at 5pm cocoa and cookies will be served by the Friends of the Library. At 5:30 enjoy music by the Bourne High School Band and Chorus and the Tree Lighting ceremony begins at 6pm.
5pm – 6:30pm
Cookie Walk at the Bourne United Methodist Church. Join the fun at this popular annual event by purchasing a box to fill with delicious homemade cookies! This year two sizes will be available – a small box for $3 or a large box for $6. Quantities are limited so plan to come early to get your favorite cookies!
5pm – 6:30pm
Sanctuary Tours at the Bourne United Methodist Church. Take a tour of the historic 1831 Meeting House which serves as the present sanctuary of the church. The sanctuary will be lit and traditional holiday organ music will accompany the tours.
Christmas Carols on Keene Street. The Bourne United Methodist Church choir invites you to join them in Christmas carols at the Jonathan Bourne Historical Center on Keene Street. Lift your voices in holiday cheer and start the season off right!
Saturday, December 2nd
8am – 3pm
Crazy Craft Fair & Market. The Pocasset Community Club will host their Annual Holiday Crazy Craft Fair and Market with a huge Raffle Table, jams, jellies, baked items, relishes and handcrafted items.
Breakfast with Santa. The Bourne Library is hosting Breakfast with Santa at the Canal Club at the Trowbridge Tavern. Tickets available in the Library Children’s room and must be purchased in advance.
9am – noon
Aptucxet Garden Club Wreath & Greens Sale at the Briggs McDermott House. Decorated wreaths, boxwood trees, centerpieces, mugs and more created by the Aptucxet Garden Club will be for sale.
9am – 2pm
Deck the Halls in Cataumet! The beautiful, historic Cataumet Schoolhouse will host a Holiday Bazaar with the theme “Deck the Halls”. This year you will be able to personally greet your favorite vendors, while meeting our new participants…all offering exciting merchandise, including our very popular wreathes and greens. We shall also offer a diverse raffle table including lobsters, baked goods, homemade chowder and warm cider for all to enjoy. Get a jump on your holiday shopping and decorating!
11am – 2pm
Christmas at Aptucxet. The Bourne Historical Society hosts Christmas at the Aptucxet Trading Post where tastes of oysters and Bay scallops cooked on the open hearth will be offered along with hot Quahog chowder and other goodies. The nutcracker theme will continue with a scavenger hunt for the kids and our Christmas model train display will be setup in the East Room of the Trading Post. Goodie Claus will be there, too, providing a great holiday photo opportunity! All holiday activities of the Bourne Historical Society are provided to the public at no charge.
11am – 3pm
Christmas by the Sea at the Briggs McDermott House. Visit the decorated Briggs McDermott House, Carriage House, and Forge. The Aptucxet Garden Club will sell greens arranged for the holidays! Admission is free!
2:30 – 4pm
Beaded Ornament Workshop at the Jonathan Bourne Public Library on Saturday. Combine wire and beads to create a stunning ornament for your tree or window. This program is appropriate for ages 10 years & older. There will be a $5 materials fee per person, payable at the workshop. Register in advance at the Library.
Sunday, December 3rd
11am – 3pm
Christmas by the Sea at the Briggs McDermott House. Visit the decorated Briggs McDermott House, Carriage House, and Forge. There is no charge for admission all weekend!
Additional Holiday Events…
A Caring/Sharing Wonderland at the Library. The Friends of the Jonathan Bourne Public Library sponsors this popular annual event where community members and organization donate decorated tabletop-sized Christmas Trees and other seasonal or gift items which will be offered as a silent auction groups with all proceeds going to a designated charity. Bidding begins on Nov 21st and end on December 9th at 5pm.
Concert with Aine Minogue at the Library on Monday December 4th. Aine Minogue invites you to join her on a spellbinding journey through ancient Celtic lore. Mixing music and poetry, this show embodies a contemplative mood and features music tailored to the celebration of Celtic mid-winter traditions. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the event.
For more information on Christmas in Old Bourne Village:
Call: (508) 759-8167